Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Words to Inspire, to Guide Me

Late last night when I could not sleep, I pulled out my journal and wrote 3 words - ACT, BELIEVE, CREATE.


I had been thinking about a post I read yesterday on Affirmart by Sema about her Power Words. The whole idea of using words to guide you has resonated with me for some time. I started this year with "BELIEVE" as my one word intention for 2009.
Sema has been working through the alphabet and choosing a word for the week as an affirmation.

I have been doing the ABC Wednesday challenge and really enjoying it. There the focus is more on photos and then describing what you have chosen.
I realized last night that we are about half way through the year, with just less than 26 weeks til 2010.

As I am working through "The Artist's Way" through the On the Wing ning group, I am realizing that belief in one's self and one's art is paramount. That it is the process of creating, of showing up on the page that matters - not the end result.
Then this morning Violette, who created the Bliss Journal, sent a set of Creative Play cards to download and use. Talk about synchronicity. These small, colourful action words act like affirmations as well.
So I am starting my own challenge to create my own 26 affirmation cards, that will help me focus each week on an action I need to take.


I will use the first three letters to set the overall tone for the second half of this year. All else will develop from these 3 actions:
ACT


- BELIEVE




-CREATE.




I will post Sundays, from now on, as I journey through the 12 weeks of "The Artist's Way" and other positive books.
This is Wishcast Wednesday and I realize that by creating my affirmations I am also making a statement. I wish that my ABC's of Act-Believe-Create will carry me through , not only the rest of 2009 but throughout my life, and as I internalize them my creativity will grow.

17 comments:

Holly said...

I hope these words do carry you and I'm certain they will provide lots of moments that you can share with us!

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I lovingly and with intention wish for her, also!

Here's to acting until we believe how much we can create!

Sarah said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, I wish for her also:)

Let Fly girl!!!! Wonderful wish!! Namaste, Sarah

Girlie-Queue said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, so too do I wish for Beverly and the manifestation of her World through her powerful words.

KnittingJourneyman said...

I am so with you. :-) I've been playing with Sema's Power Words too, waiting for everything to come together before I show them to anyone else.

You are inspiring too. :-) Thank you.

As Beverly wishes for herself I SO wish for her as well.

Christine Claire Reed said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

Nolwenn said...

Your post is awsome :)
I love Violette too, but I didn't find the cards you talk about.

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

TimK said...

ABC.

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

-TimK

Sara said...

These are truly wonderful words and thoughts.

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

xx

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

frustrated artist said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Beverley Baird said...

Thank you everyone. It means alot for you to visit and wish me well.

Nolwenn - I subscribe to Violette's newsletter and they were added to the newsletter today.
KnittingJourneyman - can't wait to see your power words.
Take care everyone and may all your wishes come true.

Grammy said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Jamie Ridler said...

As Beverley wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

What delicious creative activities!

Leone said...

I am really enjoying witnessing the unfolding of your creativity. Your small projects are really fun and I look forward to seeing what comes next. Thank you for you comments on my blog, they are appreciated.

Lani Gerity said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks Grammy, Jamie, Leone and Lani for stopping by. Your acknowledgement of my wishes is so very much appreciated.

sema said...

Hi Beverly Baird,
Thank you very much for mentioning my Power words in this post.I missed on this post last week as I was late in joining Wednesday wishcasting.A wonderful and inspiring post.Your cards are powerful and I'm sure all the rest will be the same.