Recently I read a blog entitled "What is Your Focus". I've been thinking a lot about this lately. We all have challenges but stepping back from the those is sometimes difficult..... and I was having a hard time stepping back after having some disappointing eye opening experiences this year. I began to realize that I need to do some things differently..think differently but was having trouble even starting.
I had been dwelling on this for a while when I stumbled across a movie that shifted my thinking. I think it's called a paradigm shift. By definition "the concept of a paradigm shift has been used in numerous contexts to describe a profound change in a fundamental model or perception of events."
I was surfing Amazon for a way to unwind when my husband was engaged in a football game that I wasn't interested in...and I happened across "This Beautiful Fantastic". I highly recommend it. It's a magical tale of a young woman's transformation from her life as a near recluse to community, friendship and romance. The movie has beautiful imagery and was most meaningful to me as I contemplate making some changes in my artistic journey.
As silly as it may sound, this movie helped me remember something I know I've told other people but was just so stuck in negativity that I couldn't even see it and that is .. sometimes really good things come out of bad experiences. Sometimes those experiences are just what we need to force us to change and go a different path. An aha moment....Now I'm actually looking forward to next year and what it might bring. I feel hopeful whereas a few months ago I felt anything but. I am excited and hope to make room for some new ideas moving forward in the coming year.
Having said that, I am cutting prices on some paintings in my inventory. If you are interested, you can see these on my website.
I'll leave you with a quote about the movie.
"Yes, it is possible for those of us who are oddballs to open the doors of our self-imposed prisons and find love that enables us to move into community, to create fantastic gardens, and to share with the world the stories we were destined to write. All we have to do is to let go and surrender to the light and the liberation arriving at just the right moment to revitalize us."
What do you have to share with the world this year and what can revitalize you in the coming year? I pray you find that and you are able to work toward surrendering to it to find liberation so that you can write the story you were meant to write.
God Bless you and yours in this Season of Thanksgiving.