Thursday, April 17, 2008

Open to the Possibilities of Change...

for those of us in the midst of realizing that our plans for ourselves may be different from those of our destiny....life can be confusing, exciting, terrifying, enthralling...and more than a little off balance...

Today's Intention on my October 14, 2007 post was:

ask for the ancient path...and walk in it...

"Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient path, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)

to the reflective mind, i am in the midst of a major spiritual transition where i am to grow my higher wisdom...i have created all the experiences in my life...to learn specific lessons, hopefully gaining wisdom and understanding within the process...if learned, i integrate the lessons into my being...if not, i am bound to repeat them until i do...

i must admit that my perception of a perfect world may be skewed...i have been searching for a way of fitting or molding my future according to the conditions unfolding in my life...i did not choose them...i did not even see them coming...but they happened nonetheless....

the focus of my energies shifted to survival...my long-term goals dissolved into immediate life-saving concerns...and my personal world became very small...

practicality is the main goal of each day (and i am so not practical)...forward visioning has been put aside until i become more centered...i find myself betwixt and between reality and possibility... the confusion, illusion, and delusion can get the better of me if i allow it...i choose not to allow it...

so i am embracing the prospects and possibilities of a destiny much different than what i had planned...even with this new year's resolutions...

during this journey i have been forced to take inventory and open baggage that had been so carefully tucked away....i am confronting my worst fears-loss of security, my job, my home...but i am discovering a new strength...a new wisdom...even a new power (if i dare to speak it)...

i realize that i am moving into a new paradigm where my sense of restriction is vanishing...my fading commitments and obligations have become obstacles to my getting to my new and improved future...

"an artist is born..." 2007 - Graphite drawing, color photos, PhotoShop on paper


a metamorphosis of mind, body and soul is underway...even as i commit this to visual form in writing, i am feeling the release...the more powerful woman emerging...with reverence and respect for myself, with individuality, and a comprehensive moral purpose....

miracles are all around us...whether we choose to believe or not...and we may question that statement especially when we find ourselves knee deep in the muck we have created for ourselves..

our destiny is controlled by the choices we make...pessimism and cynicism can seep into our being just as optimism and hope can...one of my best life lessons was coming to fully understand that we can choose our attitude...and that one choice then influences our behaviors...which lead us toward the creation of a new future...

just for today i will remain open to the possibility of change...

Don't forget to visit my other blog, The Artist as a Spiritual Explorer click here...

ps...GREAT NEWS!!!!  after posting today...i received a job offer...it is a good one for this tiny island...and the answer to my prayers...i will be retouching photos in photoshop...for vacation portraits...wish me luck returning to the work force after 18 years working for myself...well, technically, i am still working for myself as it is a contract job...but i am excited that my prayers have been answered!!!


27 comments:

the feathered nest said...

Hi Rebecca!

Congratulations!! That's such good news about your job. I hope it all works out for you. I'm sure it'll be different working for someone else after working for your self all those years but hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Manuela

Abby Creek Art said...

Congrats on the new job, Rebecca! Amazing how things like that happen when you open yourself up to the universe. Beautifully written post by the way. xox

Sherry G. said...

When one door closes another one opens! I am soooooo excited and happy for you Rebecca xoxoxo

suzi finer said...

HOORAY!!!
congrats...you deserve it.
~love.

zorana said...

Oh wonderful! I'm so glad for you! Retouching photos in Photoshop actually sounds like fun! Congratulations and good luck! xo

see you there! said...

What a beautiful post and then when I came to the bottom and discoverd you news about the job I just about jumped up and down.

I'm SO happy for you!

Darla

Vallen said...

You can't always get what you want - but you get what you need. Some English philosopher penned those words. Mick Somebody

Mary Timme said...

I'm entertaining the lost dream of my youth. I've always wanted to provide aid for those in need of open hands in countries battered too long by tragedy. I can see where it might be possible.

In change anything can and might well happen. Yea! for the job!

Simply Scarlet said...

Congratulations for getting back out there and still being authentic and true to yourself. You have a beautiful journey ahead of you.

NeereAnDear said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR JOB!! I came to check on you and I am so glad to see that things are going forward.... I thought I had posted on here about this... and if I did then get rid of one

HUGS

JO

Swirly said...

Indeed, when life throws us curve balls - as it always will - the only thing we can count on to get us through it is our attitude and willingness to move through the experience from a place of acceptance rather than resistance. It can be so difficult but always worth the effort. Congrats on the job offer!

Couture de Papier said...

I love your blog and new banner!

lila said...

Good for you! You will do well!
I was looking back to photos of your home...I just love the wall color in your master bedroom! (the whole house looks very wonderful, actually!

miss magpie-pixie said...

Hi Rebecca !

Some wonderful news for you at last - about a job ! i`m so pleased for you ! ;o)

Hugs

xx

AnnieElf said...

So happy to read this. Does this mean you do not have to move?????

Gillian said...

SEE? Prayer works!~ Good for you Rebecca, and best of luck with yoru new job.
xoxo

judie said...

Beautiful photoshopped art. Hope your job is making you happy. Missing your posts.

thailandchani said...

Wow... so glad this worked out for you. This site is gorgeous! I hope you are able to turn the job into something that will bring good things to you.

AnnieElf said...

Back again. Just had to tell you that I keep coming back to this post. The opening picture lures me back almost daily. Annie

suze said...

Great news about the job.Congrats!

Lisa said...

Dare to speak it and it will be so. Congrats on the job. Your art, as always, is beautiful and inspiring.

qualcosa di bello said...

this is a great re-post (loved it the first time!!)...& i am so very happy for your job offer! i am praying for every day...

somepinkflowers said...

just checking to see
how things are going
with your new job.

:-)

have missed seeing your comments
out and about in the blog world.
hope
everything is ~blooming~ your way!

let us know.

NeereAnDear said...

Missing you... hope you are well...

HUGS AND LOVE

JO

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Missing you, dear one! Just checking on you. You've been so silent, I hope all is well.

Blessings,
melissa

marita said...

it's been a while since visiting you and i can see you've been through very rough times.
but there is this single tiny light that will always shine, rebecca, even in the darkest moments!

the world is a rough and wild sea, many storms to sail. at the end of every journey you'll be sailing into calm waters, finding a peaceful harbor at last!
don't give up on yourself and keep sailing.

wishing you great luck in your new job! hang in there!

Angela said...

Congradulations on the new job Rebecca! Great post!
*HUGS*

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