Listening to Self …

By limiting the flow of other people’s words and ideas, it is possible to focus more clearly on our own. Without reading, talk radio or television, you are able to hear yourself think. What that Self has to say is often very interesting. ~ Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way Morning Pages Journal

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  1. I always go to Sephora or BBW, baecuse they have websites, exhanges, numerous locations, and often more selection ans better sales. The fact that they are all over is also helpful, and I then become loyal to the brand.

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  2. Hey Sally – I love the new site!

    I have not read “The Artist’s Way” – it is on my ‘to-read’ list – thinking I should move it up to the top –

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    Hi Shelly – so fab to see you here! I’m so sorry to have read about your Uncle’s passing. I hope you can feel his Loving Presence in a beautiful way from time to time.

    The Artist’s Way is probably one of those books that find you when you’re most ready to participate. It’s something I’ve ‘meant to check out’ for more than a decade – but just never got around to. Then this year, the timing was just perfect and now I’m engaged with the process and excited to see where it will go.

    Stay well … Sally.

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  3. Love that book and this is so true. I turn everything off during the day when I’m writing. If anyone’s home, I put in earplugs!

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    Barbara – thank you for sharing that, about the earplugs. I’ve thought of doing that and then thought it was maybe too ‘anti-social’ or ‘judgemental’ or something. Crazy really – when all I’m really looking for is silence and space to think, to reflect, to feel, to create.

    I’m in Week 4 of The Artist’s Way right now. The Morning Pages have been a Godsend – and the Artist Dates, something I worried I’d not be able to figure out or be good at, have emerged each week in interesting ways and I’m thriving as a result.

    We all have so much to share ~ blessed are those who tune in, and turn out. So grateful you’re still here …

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  4. Sally, I love the look and the message of your new site. I took a reading and digital sabbatical for one week over the holidays, based on Julia Cameron’s advice. It made me realize how often I use reading as a way to escape. I’m not sure I had any great creative epiphanies, but I did start remembering my dreams more often and more vividly.. Very interesting.

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    Thank you Kim. More and more I’m aware how truly connected we all are — and I read a quote once that really struck me: “Those who know, don’t speak. Those who speak, don’t know.”

    I’m in a place right now where I think we all talk too much. And the words get in the way of us living from our true natures and being who we really are. We tend to get lost in the words, experiences and wisdom of others, and then – we compare ourselves to them, feel less than, decide to read and search some more – and it’s a never ending cycle.

    I started The Artist’s Way a few weeks ago. I’m in Week 4 right now – The Artist’s Integrity. I’ve been ebbing and flowing with social media for awhile anyway – so breaking away isn’t that big of a deal to me. And to your point – my dreams have become very different than they used to be … and I really do feel myself stepping more and more into my Artist Self than I ever have in my life before.

    We find what we need when we need it most. Thank you for being here with me — and for noticing the site change. I’m hoping to promote Feeling and Experience more than anything else — and have removed the more ‘me’ aspects as I feel lighting others up is more my mission than showing how I light myself up.

    One day at a time, right?

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