Be, Do Have Affirmations Coloring Book What would you like to be, do and have?
It has taken me months to create the images, edit them and then finally compile them into a book.
After my first coloring book, I was so excited that this idea came to me not too soon after, but as any creative project, I need to be in the flow of creating – and sometimes it’s a long drawn out process.
But it is here now!
Because creating the life that we want goes deeper than the external world and all the material things in our lives.
The change we seek must start within and I created this coloring book with that in mind, to help you be, do and have more from an emotional and introspective level.
Some blank space has been left intentional on some of the pages, so you that you can add your own doodles and artwork and really bring in what it is you want to be, do and have.
Some few words about affirmations. In my own practice, they have helped me change my thought process but they guided me to feel confident as I worked towards creating the life I wanted.
Affirmations aren’t for everyone and I can only speak for myself and how they have impacted my own life.
My only hope is that you give them a chance – especially if you already threw everything else out there and nothing worked.
You aren’t hurting anything by throwing some positivity into your life.
Have you ever thought about writing a book? Is your imagination riddled with plot twists or maybe you’ve overcome challenges worth sharing and you want to show other people what is possible?
And maybe all you know for right now is that you want to write a book because you feel called to do it, or it excites to call yourself an author.
Either way, you’ve been procrastinating because
- you don’t know how to begin
- you worry anyone will read your book
- you don’t know how to get it published
Well, good news because I am going to share with you how to get going so you can stop just wishing and dreaming about a book and get it done!
Find your story
So, let me ask you, do you want to write a fiction or a non-fiction book?
Now that you have an idea of the genre, it’s time to brainstorm.
For fiction books, mind-map your story.
For non-fiction books, brainstorm ideas of the things you want to write about that you have lived through, experiences and maybe you want to teach.
Commit to writing
Now that you have a story to tell and know what you will be writing about, commitment will be key. how many words or pages a day can you and are you willing to write that doesn’t overwhelm your already existing life activities? Commit to that.
Now it’s time to start writing. Whatever you committed to, you need to start taking action. Plan and schedule, it into your week and stick with it. This, not the time to worry about perfection, grammar, and spelling. This is the time to make it happen.
Edit and proof-read your work
Once you have completed your story, it’s time to worry and work through the grammar and spelling errors. Print it out, and read it aloud to yourself. Or you can ask a friend to help you or maybe even hire someone to do this part.
Get it published
The world has changed and we no longer need to wait for rejection letters to our manuscript. Instead, we can self-publish our books through createspace.com or lulu.com and many other places that I don’t know about. The two I mentioned are the ones I use.
Now go and be off and write that masterpiece!
If you want some more guidance about how to write a book, there is a course in the Rebel Soul Connection just waiting for you!
That idea you have that may be different than what is out there, go make it happen.
If you wake up in the morning thinking about it and can’t stop thinking about it during the day or during your sleep, you owe it to yourself to create it.
“But there is nothing like it out there!”
Well hell, that is, even more, the reason you should make it happen because SOMEONE needs what you are dreaming and scheming about!
A recent client of mine has this amazing idea.
Her idea has her waking up in excitement every single morning saying, “Hell yes” this is what I want to do.
But just like so many, she got stuck on the validity of it.
What if no one wants this?
But what if there are people out there that NEED this idea to come to life?
That if this idea is life-changing for some people? Don’t they deserve it to be a reality just as much as you do?
I don’t think there is a dumb idea out there. There are only ideas that not been given their full potential.
And that makes me sad.
If an idea lights you up so much that you wake up thinking about, daydream about it and go to bed thinking about it, then you owe it to yourself to create it.
So, my client did the only thing she knew to do in this moment.
She reached out to me for a meeting, to hash it out, to hear her thoughts validated and she left inspired and excited like in an “I can’t wait to make this happen” excited.
Do you engage in self-care? Why or why not?
Engaging in self-care is a necessity like brushing your teeth. If you don’t brush your teeth every day, you get cavities and will have to go to the dentist for things that could have been prevented.
Self-care is pretty much the same thing. If you don’t engage in self-care regularly, you will burn out and then have to take a much-needed break that can literally turn your life upside down.
Every Friday is art day, that means I am creating something (wood-burning, crocheting, drawing or doodling or maybe jewelry making). I don’t focus on business or anything else that is going on. It is my time to pretty much forget about the world and nourish my soul in ways that feel good.
I am not one to do spa days (you know manicure, massages etc.) and I had to find a different way to pamper myself, and creating art does just that – or going to the ocean but fall is almost here and there will be less of going to the water.
When I can create art, I get inspired with new ideas and I fill my well, so I can be the best version of me in my many facets.
I don’t self-care one day a week as my workouts also provide self-care but on a different level – they tend to balance my energy more.
If you are in a job, you get 2 days off (I hope) to recharge your well and do some of the fun activities not work related. and if you are self-employed then building in a self-care routine of some kind is a necessity.
If you happen to be self-employed than building in a self-care routine of some kind is a necessity. You can make this a daily thing, 30-minutes to an hour a day or a full day when you can.
And I don’t have to tell you that when you are a mom, that this is essential to nurture and love yourself. We can get so overwhelmed parenting and be doing all the things that we put everyone else first but ourselves.
Now go and do some self-care and tell me in the comments what you are going to do!
Ok, so I have a wee bit of a confession to make.
I have been hiding some of my gifts, skills, and talents from you but in recent weeks, I felt called to share all of them in on place or space. This thought really was brought on when I visited my friend Linda and spend a few days with her and sharing what I love to do.
Here’s the thing, we always hear about to specialize in one thing or focus on that one thing but for some of us multi-passionate folks, it isn’t quite that easy.
Some of has can be good at multiple things but I think the thing to remember is to be really clear about it. For one, I am a coach. I help you get unstuck and remove frustration. I help you embrace your fear because fear can pretty much keep you stuck and well frustrated. I coach on starting the movement towards what you want to create and finding the confidence to make it happen.
But coaching and mentoring isn’t all I do, even though it is a very big part of my world. I am an artist, the kind who is ridiculous with all the things she likes to do. I own that because I struggled with it. So many times, again we are told to focus on one thing but man I can crochet and wood burn, I can paint and I can make jewelry. I don’t like to be told I can’t make it happen but I gravitate towards different things at different times.
Multi-passionate people like me, tend to struggle with sharing their skills, gifts, and talents. There is this notion that we can’t do it all and have it all and I agree with part of it. We can certainly not do it all but we can do the things we love and owning what we are good at doesn’t mean we are wishy-washy – we are just good at several things.
Being overwhelmed by your own interested is hard because you don’t know what to focus on but one practice that helps me stay grounded, focused and own all these quirky parts is to write out my ideal day but I have different versions of it and then combine them into an ideal week.
While I don’t think, true balance is achievable (hello I’m a Libra) I think we can create a life with ease and flow when we can take stock of how we want to live. I can do all the things I love to do and still spend time with family and friends and just good about my life and mostly myself. But it seriously helps to plan it all out.
If you are finding you are having a hard time balancing all that is you, I invite you to write about your ideal day and your ideal week and if you are still finding it too difficult to figure out on your own, come see if the Rebel Soul Connection is a good fit for you!
This past weekend, I spent my afternoon painting with a free event hosted by Shiloh Sophia called Visionary Woman. I was unsure what to expect, though one of my goals this year is to create more art – not the kind I usually do like Crochet or Pyrography. I am being drawn to have vibrant colors in my life.
Going into workshops and classes with an open mind can be challenging, I was moved to tears during various moments of the process. When tears come up, it resonates with us.
I think I was expecting to just paint but I allowed myself to stay open through the process. This is no small feat for a perfectionist – which by the way I wrote down to release in the middle of the class.
I am all about letting go of shit that no longer serves me.
What I thought was so profound for me is that I just moved into Reiki Level I&II and then a lovely card reading confirmed my mojo mantra for the year (mind you I painted this before the card reading):
Moving through each section of the class, it was clear that my trauma from childhood and during motherhood still takes hold of my life.
You see, my past is riddled with trauma and it has stunted me. Stunted me in my creativity, stunted me in what I share with people often holding back – holding back my true self.
Well, no more of that.
One of the first human conditions I learned is that I can’t make money as an artist and that I will always need to be considerate and empathetic to others. Well heavens, I am a Libra, I never make a decision that involves thinking about how others are impacted. But I am also an empath and introvert and man I love me some freaking alone time.
The trauma I experienced supported me being an introvert as it literally helped me hide from people. Thus, never giving the opportunity to truly know what moves me.
During this class, this is what came up:
As I continue my self-healing journey, I will become the catapult to help women heal. My life vision.
My lesson, of course, is you never know what will come up and what your path looks like, except for the universe because we are always exactly where we are supposed to be.
So, here’s to healing the shit out of any kind of trauma you and I have ever experienced.
So, let’s pack that shit up and let it go.