Change Is In The Air!

"Concept and Creation"  by Tracy Verdugo

October has been a pinnacle month for me. Pinnacle?  Well maybe more pivotal.  It has definitely been a change of seasons for me... while everything around me is turning the rich colors of fall, I feel as if its Springtime! Newness Everywhere! Perhaps a better term would be SHIFT.  Yes, I feel a shift occurring in my life.

Throughout the Summer months I was fighting a constant drag of illness, back issues and general ups and downs.  Just getting up and moving through my day was a huge physical effort, which in turn was affecting my emotional effort to stay positive and hopeful for a brighter future!  Being an overcomer of a decade of clinical depression I recognized the ever so slight stench of that oppression trying to creep back into my life again!  Everything began to grow dimmer even though we had days on end of bright sunny days to enjoy.  I knew if I didn't take a stand..."it" would!

So September I started changing my diet here and there...juicing more often...in general making better food choices and truly taking a charge of some of those areas in my life I had allowed to become...well...weakened and sickly!

I quickly realized that it wasn't all physical things that had become weakened and sickly....but in all facets of my life one could find an imbalance of sorts.  So thus began my re-awakening to living life with acknowledging my passion!

In the nineties I went through not only an awakening out of depression but an awakening to a recognition of passion that was dormant within me, just waiting for discovery.  It was as if for the first time in my life I began to see snippets of why I am here....why I was created... who I AM.  One day I wrote these words: "We all have an innate passion within us, but for differing reasons, not all of us have discovered what it is.  However, when we do allow ourselves to discover it and allow ourselves to follow it with a whole heart, not only will we experience indescribable joyful satisfaction,  but we will begin to reap the benefits in all areas of our life: physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually!"

I knew that I knew that this was Truth being poured into my spirit.  So I began to seek my passion...to seek within the massive Quilt of Life the thread that was woven in honor of me.  It was difficult at first as I looked everywhere for others speaking this same truth, but I couldn't find it. Perhaps the message was there but I was blinded to it for the simple reason that I needed to not be told how...but to discover the how on my own. (Now, this message can be found everywhere, once again proving to me, we are all One!)

Thus my journey began back in the nineties, having no idea where to start or where it would lead me.  Accepting the thought that there would be such a thread that had painstakingly been woven just for me was my first baby step. Over the course of the next decade this thread has consistently revealed itself me over and over again as if to say... You can't ignore me, I'm already woven, I AM your passion...now Live Me!

My passion is to share this message with others...through the simple act of kindness and creativity.  To me living a passionate Life is embracing all aspects of Life each and every moment.  To accept the ups and downs as they come, to ride the waves with an understanding of the currents that occur in life and to live them fully in Love and without judgement. I will not say I'm there yet, but as I said... October is proving to be a pivotal month for me.

Many unexpected beginnings happened or were planned this month.  First was pushing past the depression and finding ways to re-focus on my passion: firstly by being kind to myself, giving myself Grace to be where I was and secondly to get out of my comfort zone and actually make some plans.

 
Since the beginning of the month I have read several books on expanding myself, started participating in several online artistic venues, increased my treasury of friends, booked and begun to plan hosting my first creative workshop featuring my friend and artist Tracy Verdugo from Australia in Oct 2012 (more on this coming up!) and I have signed up to participate in the year long Life Book 2012!   Now I would call that a very pivotal month, wouldn't you?


Change is definitely in the air!!!  It's ALL Good!  

So here's to growth...Our Growth...as we are One...we're in this together you know!  I welcome you to grow with me! <3

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 by Tracy Verdugo

Thank you for letting me show off some of your beautiful works, Tracy!

5 comments:

  1. Oh Selah! What a sweet soul you are...I cant wait to come create some magic with you and all the other lovelies that will join us in Texas...I LOVE your Quilt of Life metaphor..not sure if you've read my artists statement so will share here...see how aligned we are my sweet friend?
    Tracy ♥

    “The universal theme of connection underlies all of my work; connection to each other and the ways in which we express our humanity; connection with the natural world and the beauty that surrounds us; connection with the divine and a sense of something greater at work in our lives. My paintings are often created intuitively and I am often surprised at the finished piece. I love texture and the sensuality, rhythm and pattern of fabrics and often incorporate these mixed media elements into my work. I like to believe that we are all part of an intricate and breathtaking tapestry. Our only choice each moment is whether to be a part of the creating or a part of the unraveling. “

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  2. Thank you for sharing that Tracy! Yes, our threads have definitely intersected and connected...and for good reason lovey! <3

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  3. Love your post Selah; very inspiring and motivating, thanks x :)

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  4. I feel like many people are making shifts this season ... or maybe because I am making shifts too I'm in-tune to those in transition, hard to say.
    I suffer from SAD (season affect disorder) which is a form of depression, but gets treated with a sun lamp and vitamin D. Its a strange thing and once it has its grip its hard to shake. So while sitting under a lamp for 20 min a day will make a HUGE difference in my life its hard to force myself to even do that. Its like everything becomes a chore ... so frustrating.
    Now that summer is over the hard part is just starting for me.
    Art is going to be great for me during this time , finding the perfect light can be a challenge BUT my sunlamp is AMAZING for it .. so while I'm creating I'm getting my vitamin D too! :)
    Thanks for following me, I'm following you too. I love your art, very beautiful!

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  5. A late comer to this post and your blog. Just popped over from your page on WOWH. I am where you were in the 90's -- I keep finding ways to expand my creativity. A photographer by trade I also quilt and draw. I took up with Fiona on WOWH and started writing small stones in January- I am hooked. The story of your journey is very encouraging, stay well. xo teri

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