Give Up Figuring Out How to Be the Artist You Want to Be

Give Up Figuring Out How to Be the Artist You Want to Be

General, Inspiration, Main Blog, On Writing
Give Up Figuring Out How to Be the Artist You Want to Be You want to express more of yourself as a creative artist, but how? Not knowing the answer may actually be the best thing for you. It invites the question, the exploration, the wonder. If you are a creative artist perhaps you’ve been trying to figure this out for yourself and find that you wind up back where you are. Give it up! The problem isn’t that you haven’t come up with an answer. The problem is that you actually think that YOU have to be the one to come up with the answer. Asking for What You Want Let’s try this instead. Ask this question and don’t try to figure out the answer. How can I express…
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August is Here Already! What Magic Awaits?

August is Here Already! What Magic Awaits?

General, Main Blog, Poetry, Videos
I have had a magical summer of manifestation through allowing and as I move into August and kids return to school I ask myself what else is possible? I want to ask you the same thing. What else is possible for you and how do you open up to the magic in your life? Be sure to read my recent post on Star Steps Coaching as well - Don't Be Afraid of the Magic Within. CREATIVE NEWS AND UPDATES FOR AUGUST: Do you like magic? Adventure? Action-packed books? Out of the Woods is now available in paperback as well as in ebook. If you have KindleUnlimited you can read it for free. However, because you actually read this far in my newsletter, I would like to give this book to…
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A Year!

A Year!

General, Main Blog
Last year this time, my first novella, Crossed: The Karma Crusades, made its debut on Wattpad as a featured story. I've updated the cover and am still proud of that accomplishment. You can still read it there or get it in paperback or ebook on Amazon.com.  
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Death of Democracy Published in Dissident Voice

Main Blog, Poetry
I was thrilled to have my poem Death of Democracy accepted and published in the May 28th online edition of Dissident Voice for their weekly poem. What an honor to have this piece appreciated and shared in this way. You can see the poem on Dissident Voice here at Dissident Voice. This poem was written in early May 2017 as I watched the rumbling of our democratic foundations and pondered how democracy dies, bit by bit, and will go the way of other powerful civilizations unless she is helped and aided by those who believe in her. If you like this poem, you may like my longer (epic length) poem called The Castle and Her Lady which is in Resist Persist. http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/05/death-of-democracy/
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Creating and the Sacral Chakra

Creating and the Sacral Chakra

General, Inspiration, Main Blog, On Writing
Creating and the Sacral Chakra (from manuscript I am currently working on) As you might imagine, there is the potential for many seeds to be planted in this area and this area is fertile ground for manifesting our creativity and inspiration. It is a place where our ideas and beliefs can take hold and grow. This is true whether those ideas, beliefs, and inspirations are helpful or not. Nothing can grow unless a seed is first placed in the soil and it begins to take root. Your seeds take root when they are given energy and nourishment. We naturally have a desire to create and see our ideas become reality. What grows must first be planted, and what might be fertile ground for one thing may not be fertile ground…
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Three Tips for Getting the Heart Flow Going – For Creative Artists

Three Tips for Getting the Heart Flow Going – For Creative Artists

General, Inspiration, On Writing, Uncategorized
Staring at a blank screen or canvas or even a mirror that reflects you standing there is common to all of us creative artists. The key to overcoming the 'blanks' (just made that up) is not to think it through but feel and do. Here are five easy things you can do right now to get that flow from your heart going. Tip One - Get Moving When I'm in a creative slump it helps to get my body physically moving. I will exercise either by hitting the gym or if it's nice outside, taking a walk along the nature trail. I take my phone along because quite often when I'm at the gym or on the trail, inspiration strikes and I need to be able to capture it! I…
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Changes – Doing Me

Inspiration, Main Blog
Have you ever tried to pull back who you are to appeal to more people? To satisfy others expectations of what and who you are supposed to be? I have. In fact I've been doing it right here. This is the thing. I'm a complex individual with complex experiences, perspectives, ideas, beliefs, and dreams. Maybe you are too. Maybe you understand that things aren't always black and white, up or down, yes or no. But that grays, midpoints, and maybes dance right along all those polarities and extremes. So do I. What's that mean? It just means I'm moving it all in, if you like it great, if you don't, so be it. I can't worry about the masses, when those who are meant to connect with me and find…
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