The feng shui of the day is all about jumping into the deep end with your passions that are languishing in your life in a frustrating and even stifling haze because you can’t quite hit the “go” button and start living them.
The principle here is one of harnessing your energy- or life force, your brilliance, your chi- rather than scattering it around in a zillion directions. Its a bit deeper than that though, because when you fully commit to something, all in, 100%, there’s a sense of necessity level that you can’t avoid. Continue Reading…
Do you keep getting the same things you don’t want… or feel like the same things are out of reach, no matter how hard you try to get them?
While I encourage you to follow your instincts, where things aren’t moving forward you may need to start changing things up. Continue Reading…
(this & more gorgeous watercolor at striped cat studios on Etsy)
My wish for you is that you aren’t haphazardly throwing around your energy to see what and who sticks. My wish for you is to have really clear vision as to what you want and see yourself creating. Basically… I wish for you to know all that you love and live with it.
You’ll never know the exact right steps. You won’t even often know the right opportunities until they present themselves. There may be a total question mark for a long time as to what you’ll be when you grow up, even if you are ostensibly a grown up. None of the specifics really matter. It’s super high level confusion to think you need to know exactly what will happen…and to think you can prepare for it… yet more confusion.
So, why not have amazing vision? ! Sit with your vision for your life. See it every day. Fill in the blanks as you go. Edit when you need to edit. And enjoy it fully. It’s quite possible you are ahead of your time and no one will understand you at first… but keep filling in the blanks anyway. Everyone’s time comes. xoxo Dana
You’ve definitely had the day where you are feeling fabulous, you run around expressing your exuberance to a few people in your neighborhood or your office or the phone rings and then… suddenly… you feel less than great.
The negativity of a conversation can suck the life out of you if you are not aware.
Whether it is the well-meaning friend filled with fear or parents who don’t really understand your career (increasingly common these days!) or just someone struggling with their own demons who can’t help projecting upon you…
None of these things are inherently bad. We’ve all been in a bad place. What is bad… is letting this energy pull on you and drag you down.
Here’s a great symbolic exercise that can help you envision yourself in a peaceful and strong place where you can be happy no matter what energy comes at you! Continue Reading…
There is majesty at every turn in the world.
It is hard to see it when you are stuck in your head. I know. I once lived in my head, isolated in my imagination, feeling the flashes of the past and the visions I had for the future bounce around in my brain, not knowing how to make that beautiful fantasy stack up to reality.
Unlocking the very big doors I created between the real and the imagined was a process of learning to trust life after so much seemed to go wrong. I went from wildly optimistic to barely optimistic to faking optimism over the course of a few years, and my faking wasn’t effective. My life looked colorless, I felt deprived and if you met me you couldn’t see me under the haze of my thoughts and my fear that if I failed that I would have nothing.
Sound remotely familiar?
Today, remembering this dear gracefully leaping across the roads in Griffith Park yesterday, I’m vibrantly reminded of the best lesson I ever learned from a famous acting teacher, Milton Katselas. Living moment-to-moment. Continue Reading…