Close Your Eyes & Imagine

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How did Day 2 of your self-discovery journaling sessions go?

If you missed it, check out the journaling guidelines here ~ it’s an invitation to connect with your higher-self

That part of you is always there to offer assistance. The quote above explains your higher-self perfectly. Your higher-self is the best version of you. Tune in, listen to what she has to say, and trust the steps & guidance that she offers you. That wise inner part of you knows the way. Trust is the 🗝.

If you want to follow along with the 21 Days of Self-Discovery Journaling be sure to follow me on IG @spiritandmuse.


 

One more thing…

I have some pretty cool Pinterest boards with all kinds of inspiration (spirit inspo, art inspo, color inspo, + more) ~ be sure to Follow Me On Pinterest to ignite your spirit + inspire your creativity.

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New Energy Practice: Create A “Good Things” Journal

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The new year is here, and it’s time to invite in new energy.

For this “new energy” practice, I encourage you to create a “good things” journal. Usually, when people think of journaling, they think of writing down their negative thoughts. You know, like venting. But for this practice, I’m encouraging you to create a “good things” journal.

It’s where you write down all of the good things that happen to you throughout the day.

For example:

  • Got a free coffee
  • Laughed so hard my stomach hurt
  • Picked up some beautiful blooms from the market
  • My son walked for the first time today

You get the idea ~ right?

It’s a great practice to focus on all the good that happens, and it feels good to go back and read it over. So give it a try, and let me know how it goes.

Also, I have a little gift for you. Here’s a free 2017 Daily Alignment Guide for you. No sign-up needed. Just a little something to say Happy New Year & to help you invite in the new energy. Enjoy!

Renee B.

Intuitive Guide

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Let Your Soul Lead The Way

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Sometimes it’s not easy to find your place in the world. There’s so much that you want to do and create, and fear and insecurity stop you from going after your dreams sometimes. It has happened to me over and over again, but I keep trusting.

I keep listening to my soul voice instead of my fears.

I have a dream to create a business that I love, that I’m passionate about, and that provides me with the security and stability I need. I’ve failed more times than I can count, but I will not give up on that vision that I see for myself. If something isn’t working, you change the plan ~ not the goal.

Check out the new site Spirit & Muse. It’s a platform I created to help ignite your spirit & inspire your creativity. I hope it inspires you to keep going ~ against all odds.

Creative Expression And The Fear Of Spontaneity

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Creativity is a natural expression of the human soul.

It’s a form of us tuning into the Infinite realm and bringing the unseen to life. Creativity is meant to come easy, but a couple of things hinder that current – fear and rigidity. We can’t fathom the idea that something else has control and knows exactly what we need, but it does, and it’s inviting you to start creating without all the “rules” that we’re accustomed to. Here’s Creative Expression and The Fear Of Spontaneity

What To Do If You Haven’t Found Your Passion

If you are anything like me, a lot of things interest you.

You feel like your mind is running in a million different directions, and your passion may not be as clearly defined as some of the other people that you are comparing yourself to.

You may have a seemingly non-related list of passions that you can’t seem to marry.

For example you may like soap making, decoding dreams, gardening, collecting rocks, and sculpting.

Your list of things you love may excite you, but you can’t figure out how to fit them all into to this structure based society.

Not being able to pin down your passion and put it into a category may leave you feeling ashamed, irresponsible, and disappointed in yourself.

If you’ve been feeling anything close to that, this post is for you.

I came across some information today that I knew I had to share.

In the video below, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the Eat Pray Love phenomenon, gives some profound advice on following your passion.

So if you feel like you’ve gotten it wrong or like you are a step behind because you haven’t clearly discovered your passion – the video below is for you.

Enjoy!

Be sure to stop back and let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading!

Renee B.

Intuitive Guide

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My Top 5 Must Follow Instagram Accounts For Creatives

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I love Instagram.

I am also a little embarrassed to admit I could literally scroll through Instagram for hours. It’s my go to source to link with inspiration and gifted entrepreneurs that specialize in the fields that I am most drawn to – inspiration, organization, and creativity.

The creative entrepreneurs that I am about to list, are the epitome of those who live and work from the heart, and I share these beautiful accounts with you – in hopes that they will inspire you – as much as they inspire me.

So here they are.

My Top 5 Must Follow Instagram Accounts For Creatives

#1 @thinkcreativekc

Abagail Pumphrey (creative director and blogger behind Think Creative) lays it all out there. From marketing to branding, Abagail is straightforward and keeps you up to speed with everything you need to know to run your small business.

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#2 @createasfolk

Laura Simms (creator of Create As Folk) just gets it. She’s compassionate, down to earth, and helps people find careers and build businesses that feel like home. Her articles are insightful, truthful, and get straight to the heart of what we really desire.

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#3 @laurenelizhook

Lauren Hooker (creative entrepreneur behind Elle & Company) gives you tons of information on running a blog and a website and she doesn’t hold back. For all things business & blog – Lauren Hooker is one of your go to people!

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#4 @rachelgadiel

This instagram account is just beautiful. It’s elegant and speaks directly to the designer in you. Rachel Gadiel (the coach and blogger behind Nourish – a space dedicated to supporting creatives + introverts) gives you all she’s got. She shares her knowledge, experiences, and creative wisdom with the world.

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#5 @findinglouie

Where do I start? I just love love love this Instagram account. Talk about passion. Louie (the creator behind Louie Luxe) has it! Every since she could remember she has been sketching and lettering, and the way she brings her creative ideas to life is amazing. I just love to see individuals that put the rules to the side and create from the heart. Louie is one of them!

All photo credit for photos displayed in the gallery above belong to the @findinglouie instagram account. Gathered here for display only.

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So there you have it. My top 5 #instafavs.

I hope you find inspiration from these accounts, and I hope in seeing how different entrepreneurs share their talents, it helps you share yours fully as well.

For more inspiration you can also check out my Instagram account @soul_guidance and my website The Soul’s Guidance.

There’s inspiration everywhere!

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So how about you – got any #instafavs to share with us? List a few in the comments section and tell us why you love them.

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Thanks for reading!

Renee B.

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It’s Not Okay To Create

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It’s not okay to create…

At least, it seems that way sometimes.

When I am washing the dishes, my son plays quietly in his playpen. When I am folding and washing tons of clothes, all is well. The universe conspires to give me the space and freedom to cook, clean, and tend to the house – no questions asked, but the minute I go to sit down and write, paint, or dig into the pieces of one of my juicy dreams, everything goes wrong.

My child clings to me for dear life, the phone rings, dings, and buzzes, the door bell rings, stuff falls in the kitchen, etc – you get the point.

So what is it?

Why is it, that the moment we go to focus our time and attention on our art, something goes wrong or distracts us?

Is it not okay to be creative?

Is it not okay to spend your time wondering what next piece of art you are going to bring to life?

Is the universe conspiring against the idea of filling our lives with pleasurable experiences?

The answer is no, but there is someone conspiring against your creativity, and that someone is YOU.

Your thoughts and beliefs are what’s conspiring against you.

You see, we all have ideas about what we can do and what we can’t do – what is allowed and what’s not allowed – what’s appropriate and what’s not appropriate.

We also carry around this huge sense of responsibility, so when we go to steal a few minutes to lose ourselves in our art or indulge in our passion, the warning bell inside goes off and screams “defiance”.

So what do you do?

It’s damn there impossible to abandon your craft. It will bang on the doors of your heart and mind until you let it in…

So do you sell your children, take your savings, and catch the first flight out of here to a private island?

Nope… don’t go that far. 

But what you can do is – create anyway!

Leave the dishes aside, place your child in a loved one’s care, turn off your phone, and create!

I know that it’s difficult, but when you choose to create anyway, you are letting your inner world know that creativity is an essential part of your being, and that its existence in your world is not up for discussion.

By constantly reminding yourself of this and easing up on yourself when you allow yourself these creative breaks, you start to see the world around you work with you to help you get more time to yourself.

But you have to ease up on yourself first. You have to stop feeling so guilty for leaving some things aside to honor your passion and your soul.

It’s an essential part of being happy and enjoying your life. 

Just think about it – you start to feel miserable when you deny yourself the time and space to do what you love – don’t you?

Thanks for reading!

Renee B.

Intuitive Guide & Inner Work Specialist

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Artist Confession – I’m Afraid I Won’t Do It Justice

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I’m afraid I won’t do it justice.

What am I referring to?

My creative core.

How do I take something so big, so beautiful, so powerful, so rich, and do it justice? I am afraid I won’t capture it sometimes.

I can feel the heartbeat of my creative core, and it brings me to tears just to sit in its presence sometimes. So how do I take all of those roots, those ancestors that came before me, that brilliance, and express that. Pen and paper can’t capture it all.

I sometimes feel inadequate to it – I must admit.

But, I am learning that it has chosen me to express in any level or capacity that I can, and when I am more comfortable allowing the largeness of that energy to flow more freely, it will be right there with me.

So to all the artists out there, just flow, just be, just create, and little by little open up to the vastness that is your creative being.

It’s not rushing you.

It’s not pressuring you.

It just wants to be with you.

It wants to mingle, to mix, to create with you in any way that it can, and it’s more than willing to wait until you believe in yourself and your ability enough to really own what you have.

Thanks for reading!

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Renee B.

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