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Surprise Gifts from the Universe + A Freebie from Me

Surprise Gifts from Universe

I have decided to engage a little experiment with the Universe this month.  I am asking it to open up the field of possibility and shower me with gifts, and I am expecting that, just as I might know with strong certainty that a light switch will give me light, the Universe will open up to what I need and desire.

My experiment in inspired by E Squared by Pam Grout.

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It is an easy, enjoyable, fascinating read!

Surprise Gifts from the Universe: Everyday a Party!

I set up my blog post so that I could easily just slip this portion in at the end of the day, sharing what some of my discovered gifts were.  Here is what I witnessed…..

  1. Thoughtfulness: I woke up this morning to my honey cooking me breakfast.  He made sure to make mine without gluten.  Lucky girl, me!
  2. Connections:  Today, a friend I met in a chat group years and years ago, Jordan, shared on her blog, Creating My Soul Power, how I have inspired her through sharing my creative journey here.  Interestingly enough, her creativity inspired me enough that I recently shared her story on my Creativity Booster Pack Mini E-course.  (More about that in a bit.)  I love how our gifts trickle through life touching people….often with us never knowing it.  But my Gift from the Universe is that today I got see that my gifts touched another… whose story I hope will touch you.
  3. Gratitude: Out of the blue, I got a sweet “thank you” from a dear friend who shared her heart with me and offered her gratitude for me in her life.
  4. Confirmation:  For the last bend in the journey that was my day, some friends I really wanted to hang out with invited my hubby and I over to visit.  It was late, but we decided to go.  Once we got there we threw around some ideas of what we might do…. some art cards maybe (nah, not tonight), just chat and catch up (sounds good)…. and then, hubby suggested a movie (everyone was in!) We looked through their collection and came across The Last Mimsy.  YES!  I said…. strongly pulled to that one.  I want to watch that…. forgetting that I had seen it when it first came out.  As the movie’s story unfolded, I realized that a big theme was to listen to the messages we get from the Universe.  Wow!  Another gift.  The Universe wanted ME to know that inviting it to share Its big gifts with me was exactly the path I was supposed to follow.

Creativity Booster Pack Mini E-course

I am so SUPER excited to share with you my brand spankin’ new Creativity Booster Pack.  I have put together a collection of my 13 favorite booster actions, a MP3 with detailed suggestions to bring each booster to life, and a guided mediation to help you connect with your creative spirit.

I hope you will head over for my free gift.  I really put lots of love and energy into, wanting it to bring creativity to your life and life to your creativity!

 Sign Up for the Creativity Booster Pack

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Blogtoberfest

Don’t forget to visit Blogtoberfest 2013‘s page!

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

 

Body Wisdom Art Cards

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I am excited about all the potential October is bringing.  I have put together a loose schedule of subjects I want to explore that I think will give us some opportunity to visit some of my favorite ways to insure life is meaningful with just a touch of magic.  Here is my Blogtoberfest plan…. keep in mind I will have a few surprises blended in to keep it FRESH!

Blogtoberfest

Don’t forget to visit Blogtoberfest 2013‘s page!

  • Tuesdays…. This SENSE-sational Life:  Using the senses to cultivate a sensation life
  • Wednesdays… Body Wisdom Wednesday: An intuitive, creative check in with the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies
  • Thursdays… Surprise Gift from the Universe: Cultivating a mindset of possibility that encourages the Universe to shower us with gifts
  • Fridays… Inside Creativity Tribe Studio:  A peek at my latest works of art
  • Saturdays… Dear Creative Spirit:  Prompts to help you infuse your life with creativity and your creativity with life
  • Sundays..Seeking Sanctuary:  Going inward for the journey to being and becoming

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A beautiful symphony of self-care practices is coming together for me right now.  Looking at having surgery sometime in the not so distant future, I have been checking in with what the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies need.  So often they are intertwined.  Our physical body has aches and pains that call attention to emotional wounds which point the way to spiritual shifts.

Part of my treatment for all three (physical, emotional, spiritual) is to check in with the physical body first and allow it to point the way to the needs of the emotional, finally, letting the spiritual do the work.  For me, creativity and intuition are a huge part of my spiritual life.  They open the door to deeper awareness…inevitably offering deeper healing.  For the month of October, I will be sharing some of my Body Wisdom Cards with you for Body Wisdom Wednesday.  You may find that they tap into any of the three bodies mentioned above or into a combination of them.

Today’s cards were inspired by my interview on Become Soulfully Connected Telesummit.  The interview is up for about 24 more hours.  There is a free gift called the Creativity Booster Pack that I hope you will check out!

It was also inspired by Jon Gabriel’s 21 Day  Meditation for Weight Loss Challenge.  Now I am not one who is a proponent of diets for myself.  I really believe they have messed up more than they have helped, but Jon Gabriel’s mind-body approach to weight loss is very different and revolutionary as far as I am concerned, so I jumped at the opportunity to take part in the challenge.  And so far it is delightful and inspiring!

My Body Wisdom Cards for Today

I started working with my Body Wisdom Cards by listening to the mediation Jon Gabriel sent out today.  It was centered around the affirmation… “I radiate health and vitality, I naturally release excess weight.”

Next, I checked in with my intuition as to what essential oil I might use to support a deeper understanding of all three levels of the body.

I chose Wild Orange, a happy scent that is both uplifting and calming at the same time.

Art Card Process 1

This is an image I designed for the BSC Telesummit.

Art Card Process 2

I worked on the two cards initially as one piece. The first representing a more structured idea, the second inviting in more of an organic flow.

Art Card Process 3

I eventually separated the two.  The first I embellished with matte and shimmery water colors, Prismacolors, and paint pen.  The second, I repeated some of the themes discovered in the first and began to tell a story about what is going on in my body.  The circle with flowers and a heart is the symbol I have been exploring in my journals as I explore what it means to me to have uterine cancer.  The ovaries have blossomed into flowers.  (I later realized that it also resembles an orange…perhaps a Wild Orange!)  The little snail is a recurring character in my art which I believe to represent curiosity.

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I chose a box I had in my studio to hold my card collection. I intend to continue working with the cards and exploring them during my 21 Day Meditation Challenge.

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

Today! Being Interviewed for Become Soulfully Connected Telesummit

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If you haven’t gotten signed up for Become Soulfully Connected Telesummit, it isn’t too late.  But I would love for you to hop over today so you are guaranteed to catch my interview about staying connected to your creative spirit.  I am so delighted to be part of this gathering of women who are sharing what helps them connect with a more beautiful, powerful, soulful self and are encouraging you to do the same.

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As part of the telesummit you will have free access to interview for 48 hours and be able to upgrade so you don’t miss any of the sharing.  One thing I love is that so many of the speakers (including myself) have put together special gifts for participants and the upgrade is super affordable.  We wanted to make sure you got what you needed.

September in Review

Well, I have to say, this September has been a rollercoaster.  Extreme highs and challenging quick turns in my journey.  This is the month I shared with everyone that I have uterine cancer (which is very treatable so don’t get too worried).  As an update to that, I am feeling pretty good physically and very strong emotionally. That post got more views than any post I have ever written….and so many lovely comments.  I am still flying with all the well wishing.  Fly Low ct

September was also the one year anniversary of Creativity Tribe’s website and marked my 500th blog post in three years.  Wowzers!  I hosted a giveaway and am excited to announce that the giveaway winners picked by random are Kelly Aubert, Ursula, and Jordan.  They each will receive a little work of art done on paper sent to me by my artist friend Deborah Weber, inspired by a giveaway that I won from Tracy Verdugo….and a copy of an art zine created by my hubby.

October Preview

October is proving to be beautifully busy when I take a peek at my schedule.  It happens to be one of my favorite months of the year so I pack lots of love into it!

One of the big deals this October is that I will be taking part in Blogtoberfest 2013.  That means a post a day every day.  Now, I am not crazy, I will be practicing lots of self-care at the same time so expect that some of those posts will be simple…but inspiring.

The end of October has a big treat for me as well.  I am headed to Austin for Paint Mojo with Tracy Verdugo.  I am pretty much in love with her painting process.  I went last year when she was in Texas and when the chance came for me to do a bit of a reunion, I jumped at it.  Tracy is a lovely woman.  I am delighted that I will get two days of hanging out with her and some paints.

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Now head on over to the Telesummit and look for that special gift from me.  You will find it next to me on the speaker page.  I had a delightful time weaving it together for you!

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

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