Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy December!!!

Inspiration: To embrace the entry into the holiday season and the gifts that it offers.

Hope you all had a very "peaceful" Thanksgiving. We are entering the time of year where we are bombarded with incentives to purchase material goods. This provides us with the opportunity to think about all the wonderful people in our lives and how we can show our appreciation. While it is pleasing to receive a wonderful gift, in some ways it can be stressful. Especially if you are feeling a "crunch" financially.

There are many ways to show gratitude. Anything that is made by hand comes from the heart, the deep place within. A card, painting, homemade goodies are just a few ways to show people we really care. It shows that you really took the time and energy to create something authentic. The energy emanates directly from you and the receiver will be more than overjoyed.

This is a wonderful time to explore your creativity. Especially as the weather grows colder, we can feel a sense of retraction. The best way to deal with this is creative expression. This past weekend I felt I needed to create something. I started to paint expecting it to come out a certain way. There was too much rigidity so I dropped the paint brush and started to use my hands. It felt wonderful.

I invite you to explore the artist within. The modality can be paint, clay, paper, or whatever you can think of. Color is also very inviting. There is a wonderful art store on the Upper West Side called Lee's Art shop. Just a walk inside with open your "spirit" to new heights.

For many, this may seem to be a foreign activity. Just think about creating something, even if it is a paper airplane. Then take your creation, and let it sore across the room......

Have a very "peaceful" day.

Warmly, Denise

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