Creating Brings Joy: Day 7

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Reigniting My Creativity Day 7: 10 x 10

Today’s painting was inspired from the first words from my daily reading of A Course in Miracles ~ ” The Holy Spirit is the spirit of joy” ( Page 69). Plus, yesterday l had an inkling  that maybe I would like to do complete a series of word paintings I started last October when I was doing a 21 day painting challenge.

The painting started with a water wash and few brush strokes as I felt into that feeling of joy. The letter J starting to emerge.

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Then  I painted the word Joy  and allowed the other colors to be flow onto the paper.  The glistening in the completed painting is from the still wet paint

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How do you bring  joy into your life each day?

Now I am off to bring more joy into my life by heading to the beach to walk, swim and journal, this always brings joy to my heart.

I decided to write in the sand for you too 🙂

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with love and gratitude

from my ♡ to yours ♡

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The Art of Ritual: Creativity Day 6

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Reigniting My Creativity Day 6: 10 x 10

altar priestessYesterday after finishing my Gift of Gratitude painting and blog post I drew my card for the day, The Altar Princess from The Wisdom of The Hidden Realms deck by Collette Baron-Reid which I manifested last year.

I had started this morning ritual to reignite my creativity which I had put away for several months, not to mention the fact that I still keep much of my art hidden from the world. The survey I did last year told me what you, my community wanted and it was more of my art and more creativity and self- love.

Creating  a daily ritual is feeding my creativity and raising my self-love as I am doing what brings me joy.  I know from the comments so far, you are delighted to be seeing more of my art. 🙂

So today’s painting, which I have just called  Open Your Heart to Love, flowed from my heart and the hearts emerged as I let the colors and paint flow onto the paper. The words Open Your Heart To Love  came to me as I was writing.  Yes That was the message I was given many years ago now that I am finally embracing.

I am so happy that I have reignited my creative spirit by adding this ritual to my daily morning practice. A good habit the Art of Ritual.

What daily rituals do you have that maybe even open your heart to love ?

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The Gift of Gratitude

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie

Day 5 of my Reigniting My Creativity 10 x 10 challenge has delighted me. I never know what I am going to paint and today I started out with a spiral and this reminded me of the gratitude spiral and one of my favorite quotes on gratitude from Melody Beattie
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 I looked out the window and saw the light, thought the sun will shine soon, ( a welcome gift after much rain) and started to paint with yellow………
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Then I dipped my brush in water and into the red ……..

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And finally I was drawn to gold and back to the spiral, giving thanks for the day and my flow of creativity.

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What a magical way to start the day full of creativity and gratitude

♡I feel so blessed ♡

How does your creativity unfold for you?

This post is part of the Gratitude Circle for JanuaryGratitude-Circle

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Reigniting My Creative Spirit

creativity is Creativity is the door that opens my heart and listens to the whispers of my soul”.-Suzie Cheel

 There Was Something Missing In My Life…..

I had let my creativity have a holiday that was too long. I realised that I had only painted twice since before we moved, so that was from back in November.  That was so there were new hearts for the HeART Whisper weekly inspiration.

I had stopped feeding my creative self!

When I do this I know I am not being honest with myself, I become disorientated, overwhelm floods in, as does self doubt. I start questioning what I am doing.

The exercise of creating is crucial to my self love and to creating the life I truly love.

I discovered that what I love about me is my creativity ~ my art  and my cooking and that truly does fulfil me.

So What Stops ME?

The FUD factor! Fear, uncertainty and doubt seemed to have come to visit again.  I was allowing myself to doubt my ability.

Then I created a releasing meditation for myself  and immediately felt the fog lift.

Out of the blue I was given the gift of a scholarship to Melissa Dunwiddies  Your Big Bold Creative Life Academy.  The planets were aligning.  I am excited and will be immersed for the next 12 weeks in really bring my creativity boldly to the fore.

I now have the joy of immersing myself in my creativity and have started a 1010 day morning painting practice, that has me jumping out of bed and heading to my studio to paint.

I am going to share my first four days of painting here today and then for the next 6 days I will post  here on the blog, on Instagram and Facebook . I will share some of my processes and how things are changing.

I have already noticed that my morning addiction to opening my email and facebook has faded and I love that. 🙂

Getting ready:

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Day 1- This week’s HeARt WhisperReleasing Fear

Day 2

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Day 3

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Day 4; This morning I did bound out of bed and head to the studio after I did my meditation and read my pages from A Course in Miracles. It was still dark. This morning I have captured 3 stages of this painting which I have called Love Your Life

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 love Your life

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho

Does your creative spirit ever take a holiday?

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Did You Feed Your Creative Self Today?

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Making Time For My Creative Soul

Last week I realised that I hadn’t picked up a paintbrush since  I finished 21 Day Painting meditation challenge one month ago and then slacked off.

My creative soul was not getting it’s daily hit. When I do a challenge I just get up each morning and head to the studio and this gives me a great start to the day. I had started  a new word art series with a consistent daily activity.

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When I saw Jennifer Lee was  joining Art Every Day 2014 (AEDM) last week, I decided to check it out. I discovered that Leah Piken Kolidas had been doing this each November since 2004.  Leah started AEDM to keep herself accountable and I am doing the same. I love that I am making time for me and my creative soul. I am sharing mine each day on Instagram, so make sure you follow me there. maybe I will start posting here daily?

Here are my art every day for the first week. Day 1: Me Time

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Day 2:  Love the Magic that is youlove the magic

Day 3: Change- back to my word art

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Day4: Spring Love

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Day 5: More Word art BOLD

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Day 6: Heart Swirls and this week’s Heart Whisper

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Day 7: Spiral heartspiral-heart

[Tweet “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton ” #creativity ]

`What do you  do daily to feed your creative soul?

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Creativity, Color and Chakras

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7 Days of Creativity:  A Painting Meditation

Don’t you just love it when the universe opens up an opportunity that you heart has been desiring? My creativity had been on holiday for too long.  Somehow I wasn’t being drawn into my studio to allow my creative heart to open.

That happened for me last week.  My creative heart was calling to be untapped and have some fun.  Sometime I need to external prompting to get restarted. I opened an email from Whitney Freya announcing her  21 Day Painting Meditation Challenge . Ideal timing for me. I had played in this challenge back in February and loved it. Plus a great way to start the day and meditate.

Plus my studio was not inviting me in, the table I paint on was covered with layers of stuff! Great reason to clean and clear and treat myself  to some new watercolors and a watercolor book just for the meditation.

Today I am sharing my week of painting . It’s fun, if you are inspired come and join in  check out Whitney’s 21 Day Painting Meditation Challenge

The first week has been all about the chakras starting on day 1 with the color red and the base chakra

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Day 2 was orange and the Sacral Chakra

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Day 3 The colour yellow and the 3rd chakra

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Day 4 Green and the heart chakra

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Day 5 Blue and the throat chakra

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Day 6 Indigo and The Third Eye

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Day 7: The magenta color that is often associated with our crown chakra.

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The image below is a separate painting I am adding to each day on a larger piece of watercolor paper. As I move into the next 7 days it will be interesting to see how this painting grows

This is opening my creative heart and I look forward each morning to going into my studio and allowing my Heart Whispers to be expressed onto paper. You will see this weeks hearts appearing in the Weekly Heart Whisper Inspiration and I just got the inspiration to turn this into a visual meditation too.

Do these paintings speak to you?

22 Quotes To Inspire Your Creative Heart

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Creative People are:

This poster caught my attention this morning and I immediately shared it, asking “Any other creatives relate to this?”  Yes there were. and the replies came back{

  • Yes ! Especially hate rules ….it limits you
  • Yes that’s me
  • What a relief to know my behaviours demonstrate I’m creative!
  • I fit into most points 🙂
  • Totally me!

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The poster got me thinking about how I do love to color outside the lines and I don’t like rules. My mother used to say about me “Anything to be different!” I also know that recently I haven’t been doing much painting, one of my many forms of creativity that brings me so much joy. No 8: change their mind a lot  stood up for me too.  Today I have changed my mind again on what I really really want to be doing her at Heart Whisper. When I mentioned this to Des he said I need to come to the realisation myself that I hadn’t been following my heart. That is why you haven’t been seeing my art for sale, the alkaline recipe book that my friend Jean has asked me  about and I said was coming, my heart whisper oracle cards, my book  and more are half completed. To be honest the word procrastination comes to mind. 

“I AM NOT CREATIVE!”

This is a cry I often hear. NOT TRUE we are all creative in some way every day. As Osho says:

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” 

I have put together a collection of quotes and a wonderful Ted talk on creativity, I hope will inspire you and help you untap your creativity.

julia-cameron on creativityCreativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.  – William Plomer

Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it. – Dee Hock

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Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which one to keep. -Scott Adams

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.- A Mary Lou Cook

Be brave enough to live creatively.  The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. – Alan Alda
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“Creativity is a Natural Extension of or Enthusiasm” – Earl Nightingale

Creativity is magic. Feel it coursing through you, and run – Laura Jaworski

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. – Kurt Vonnegut

creativity-sheeyA hunch is creativity trying to tell you something – Frank Capra

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. . . most other things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity . . . when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life. – Mihaly Csikszentmihaly

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts – Rita Mae Brown

Video on Creativity as a lifestyle which talks about being deliberately creative and when we think differently we develop our creative skills.

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Share  your favorite quote on Creativity in the comments. 

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Maya Angelou A Phenomenal Woman

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‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give is one of my best lessons from her,” said Oprah Winfrey in remembering Maya. “She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds,” – Oprah

Maya Angelou leaves a legacy of love, courage, change and more through her words and her actions.

Maya Angelou was a phenomenal woman who created change and showed many the power of love. Today I am sharing some of my favorite poems and quotes that have inspired and taught me, starting with her poem Phenomenal Woman.

 Maya Angelou on Love and Forgiveness

” Love allows us to forgive.”

 Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope”

“You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.”

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

I am grateful to have been loved, to be loved now, and to be able to love, because that liberates. “Love Liberates.”

Maya Angelou on Courage

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

“One isn’t born with courage. One develops it. And you develop it by doing small, courageous things, in the same way that one wouldn’t set out to pick up 100 pound  bag of rice. If that was one’s aim, the person would be advised to pick up a five pound bag, and then a ten pound, and then a 20 pound, and so forth, until one builds up enough muscle to actually pick up 100 pounds. And that’s the same way with courage. You develop courage by doing courageous things, small things, but things that cost you some exertion – mental and, I suppose, spiritual exertion.”

“I am convinced that courage is the most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistently. You can be kind for a while; you can be generous for a while; you can be just for a while, or merciful for a while, even loving for a while. But it is only with courage that you can be persistently and insistently kind and generous and fair.”

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Maya Angelou on Change

 “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” 

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” 

Maya Angelou on Life and more…………

Listen to yourself

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” 

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my  experiences are positive.”

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” 

 My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”  

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something  back.”

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I made the image below as a Love note to share on my facebook wall back 2 weeks ago and had started to make a collection of more quotes from Maya to put with my Heart Whisper and Beach Inspiration imagery. Her wisdom was awesome.

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RIP Maya Angelou your love and wisdom touched my life and so many others. You made a real difference in this often very ordinary world, and now you have the peace you so richly earned. Thank you.

You can watch the memorial service which is so moving and empowering here

What is your favorite Maya Angelou quote or poem?

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I asked this question yesterday on Facebook and have since discovered new poems and have shared some videos on the page.

I just watched  one from her son Guy on being Dr Maya Angelou’s son: I grew up in her light.

Live with love, smile often and be forever grateful

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Do You Unleash Your Creativity On Your Business?

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Soul Art Day 2014

The purpose of creativity is opening my heart to the whispers that are wanting to be expressed – Suzie

I have just completed a wonderful journey in exploring my own creativity. Last week I took part in  Laura Hollick’s International Soul Art Day, something I have done in 2012 and 2013

I allow my art and my creativity to flow through listening to the whispers of my heart. When I am in Paintng comments 25414 this flows , when I am in my headland I am blocked. This comes through for me in my art and my words.

I often paint as my morning meditation before I sit in stillness and draw an oracle card and a crystal, then mediate and journal.

This year I was prepared, I had a large piece of carbolite ( came from our patio roof being replaced and is made of polycarbonate) to paint on, quite different from  my smaller heart whisper paintings on paper and sometimes canvas.

Heart Chakra I had drawn the Heart Chakra oracle card and this became more relevant for me throughout the Soul Art journey. The message on the card:

Love is the heart of the matter. Your heart is the center within your physical being attuned most to love. It is safe for you to love and be loved with an open heart, as we stand by with perfect protection and guidance.”

This years soul art journey was different from last year in that it asked you to start with your business, asking

How can art support your business? How can you use art as a bridge to your business?” –

The following are a few quotes I took from the live hangout that introduced this year’s Soul Art journey

” A level of consciousness brings awareness and can bring magic” -Amanda Aitkin

” Our Unique art is our own creativeness” – Tracey Lee Jones

” Soul art is giving vision to the things we can’t see” – Laura Hollick

“Business is a work of art’ – Jennifer Lee

” Embrace the mystery, be in the flow” – Flora Bowley

” What is the creative juice that wants to flow through me?” CLICK TO TWEET

10k personI started the process with the somewhat scary intention : Guide me to seeing myself as a $10,000 a month person. This had come from the initial exercises and also doing  the Radical Income Welcome process.

I have a post-it on my computer screen that reminds me of this. I must now now remember to have it in my vision more regularly. 🙂

 This years Soul Art journey has been both awakening and empowering. I have inspired myself too and it was fun.

My Creative Process

I started by getting Des to trace around my body, although now I know that I was focussing on my heart. I used that as my starting point with the words freedom, wealth, health, spirituality, creativity, abundance  written over and around my body outline.

As I started to paint I lost my creative juice, so I turned the board over and allowed my heart to guide me. I was quite surprised at what emerged – the first take on the left I think very strong and bold.

The middle image I first added texture to the heart which I forgot to photograph, then I was called to add a spiral and more color.

Two days later after meditating in front of the art the spiral became more prominent and I added hearts, hearts and more hearts.

From my meditation I was guided to turn what I has seen as wise owl eyes in the first painting into my wise eyes, then came the chakra hearts, with the throat chakra off centre.

I am Open to receiving love

Insight and Reflection.

After the creative work is complete  there are written processes to see what insights have arisen from this journey and what spirited action you will take.

My first insight was that the first stage of painting was all I needed to do and that in this painting as in life I have to add complexity, this has in the past stopped me moving forward.  I let that sit for a day and came back and sat with my art and these words flowed onto the paper:

You are strong, creative and free, accepting and loving you and me. The world is waiting, you must share your gifts. You are surrounded by so much love, embrace it NOW and step into your power. It is time for you to shine!”

Then: The complexity of your process has shown you a way to move forward simply.

Other people had seen different things in that first painting.

What I saw as the wise owl eyes, someone saw as boobs,. I then shared the first painting with my friend Heather the day I painted it and  this is what she wrote:

At first I saw a vibrant goddess, bursting with love and joy and creativity. Then I saw her chakras spinning and creating a powerful force of energy. I could feel the energy and I had am overwhelming desire. To see your picture in the flesh. I do believe that your art is healing and therapeutic Suzie. I think when people look at your art, it has the power to move them, inspire them and heal them. I love to meditate on your pictures, they bring me powerful messages of love. I’d love to see you painting more big canvases,the bigger the better. The space lets you free your inner messages and gifts to the world.

 My mastermind friend Loralee wrote:: “because we’ve been on this topic recently, I’m also seeing a very clear sales funnel, full of heart and watched intently by those gorgeous eyes…not sure if that resonates?   Yes it did resonate- my heart has so much more wisdom than my head!

Today I have shared this with Ellie while we were skyping and what she saw blew me away:  Take 1: Dripping Sadness Take 2-  Mix up whirlwind, sadness is dissipating  Take 3- Coming into being, a spiralling of love, of life, of happiness, alive and enlightened. 

What I am taking away from this wonderful journey is:

My art reflected that when I listen to and allow my heart to guide me, success will come. It’s time to make the shift and live more fully in my heartland, letting the controlling headland have a holiday. Plus truly be receiving of love right into my very core. Hence the title of my art: I am open to receive love.

This was a huge awakening for me and responded to my intention to be guided to seeing myself and my business as having a $10,000 a month income. 

I have made a written commitment  on my spirit action that by May 31st I will have a live Red Bubble store and have my first Heart Whisper product ready by June 14th. (My dad’s birthday )  This will be a very focused few weeks. Exciting YES and scary too. Then again my word for 2014 was courage!

Thank you Laura Hollick and all the partners for this process, the hangouts were a wonderful way to start and Tracey thanks for the meditation and the altar.

How do you unleash your creative spirit?

Do you connect your creativity to your business?

Share in the comments below, I love to hear from you.

 

Live with love, smile often and be forever grateful

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Mind Chatter and Spinning Wheels

Does Your Mind Chatter Disempower You?

One morning when I woke up I was drawn to my studio to paint. I had seen an image when I was visioning my day, it was like spinning wheels. The mind chatter was going, not a great way to start one’s day.

Do you ever feel like you are spinning your wheels and your mind chatter takes over?

Your mind chatter stops you……..sleeping, moving forward, living with joy, loving yourself…………….

I often have this experience. I think it goes with being creative.

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The painting below is what emerged the other morning in the studio.

I started to paint a spiral with my watercolors with the orange and kept adding more colors and more spirals. I saw it as a spinning wheel, which was where my mind was at.

Then I shared it on Facebook and got some interesting comments.

My mastermind friend Dianne said: Its like I staring through a door way-as if when I let go of the fear, I walk through to something wonderful and Michelle: I see a vortex. Mind Chatter and Spinning Wheels

  I feel a tunnel of joy embracing me, when I stop the disempowering mind chatter  ~Suzie Cheel CLICK TO TWEET

I then shared the image on The Women of Facebook group and asked: How does it make you feel? A variety of observations were made from lollipops to tunnels of happiness. Paintng comments 25414   I then took a closer look at the painting and I saw a tunnel of joy, quite different to the spinning wheel and negative mind chatter I woke with that morning. It brought a total shift in how I felt

What do you see in the picture? How does it make you feel?

Please share what you see and feel in the  comments

Live with love, smile often and be forever grateful
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Do You Love Planning? I Don’t!

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Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.-Gloria Steinem CLICK TO TWEET

I thought I had come to love planning again this year. NO SO! I know to be successful I need a plan and I need to work the plan.

I have a brilliant planner and a wonderful vision for 2014. I even have my Golden vision board.

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YET something is missing, I am not jumping out of bed each morning with joy, I haven’t been painting much either. I have done a new painting today, that you will see tomorrow if you subscribe to The Weekly Heart Whisper ezine.

So what’s missing?

Something has to change as I am so conscious, of having too many projects half-finished.

Well I had a little chat with my Heart today and I heard, what about your art? You seem to be hiding it away again and we would like to remind you of these words that Sonia Choquette wrote to you quite a while back now when you were doing her Heart’s desire course. So I went and reread these words:

Your soul’s deepest desire at this time is to move toward a solid sense of self worth, recognizing your particular ability to connect with people at the deepest level, especially understanding their pain and challenges. Your words have a special impact on others as they find you deeply calming and healing at the very core. You are here to learn to make money based on your own talents and not look to others to support you. If you do it will back-fire. You are here to find your inner powerhouse and discover and recognize your essential self worth. You are here to grow and nurture things and move away from all temptation toward any of the darker things in life. You do no have the nervous system this time ti work with trauma, drama, or any other dark force including all forms of addiction. Instead work on your gifts and value what you have to offer, including feeling prepared to charge for your valuable services. On the other hand, be generous. It will uplift your spirit and make you feel powerful. You are a natural champion of others and a true healer and artist. This is your purpose to uplift and create beauty. Sing. Grow. Beautify. Walk away from dark forces and energies, things that do not celebrate and uplift you.

I am still reflecting on these words and I do know it is time to let the world know how they can tap into my gifts, by owning my art and working with me through my writing and my coaching. One thing I need to do as a priority is to complete the setting up of my online sales system.

One way of bringing this all together in a way that doesn’t seem like planning to me is to give to give more scope to my imagination. To this end I have  got my pass for Jennifer Lee’s free 4th annual Right-Brainers in Business Video Summit  which starts on tomorrow on April 7th through April 18th. I know that her Right Brain Business plan is a visual delight and has helped to take her and many others into both “Moola Making Success” as well as making a difference.

Right Brain Business summit

I read through the summit program and thought yes I can get do this, okay it’s 5 am for me. but I am usually awake then. (That’s 10-11 am PT)

I liked the potential learnings that I can get from attending the summit. The 3 highlighted ones stood out for me. I am promising myself that I will not get distracted and as I have no budget for new programs I am safe!

  • The power of thinking BIG, and leveraging your creativity and experience
  • How to make art that sells
  • How to create a highly profitable business, and work part-time
  • Advice on how to manage multiple moola-making methods
  • Using Pinterest effectively to grow your creative business
  • Why branding can get in your way – and why positioning is way more important 

Want to join me? Grab your Free pass here and get a bonus where Jen shares her experiences in getting to 6 figures with her mentor Andrea Lee.

Meet Jennifer here for some highlights from this week’s 2014 Video Summit. Some great tips

2014 Right-Brainers in Business Video Summit – Week 1 Highlights from Jennifer Lee on Vimeo.

Do you have a love or hate of planning?

Do share in the comments .

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Live with love, smile often and be forever grateful

Suziesig1Listening to the whispers of your heart brings ♥More Joy ♥ More Love ♥ More Abundance ♥ ♥♥”Please Share this article on your favorite social networks and with your community. This can help others heal and transform their lives. Thank you!”♥♥

Heart Whisper Original Art on Your Wall Every Month in 2014

Heart Whisper Calendar

 A Different Calendar – Heart Whisper

Do you ever despair at finding a calendar that is different from all the others? Despair no longer! Each month in 2014 this calendar will inspire you to listen to the whispers of your heart.

Your can use the Heart Whisper Painting each month as a meditation tool. Light a candle and sit in front of the painting. Ask you heart what it wants you to know for that day or month.

Join the Heart Whisper Revolution and get the free meditation that you can use with the painting for the month.

calendar sizedThe print calendars are at Zazzle.  When you get there you will see three options. Small. Standard and Huge  and today their is a 20% discount using this code HOLIDAYSWKND.

When you go to the page it defaults to HUGE, as I made the images size to be the best quality if you prefer large pictures.

I have chosen the 12 images based of some of your favorites and by listening to my heart. These are just a small selection from the 150 hearts I have painted since I started to focus on the intuitive heart as part of my healing process in October 2011. The back page of the calendar features all 12 paintings.

Heart  Whisper Calendar by Suzie Cheel 2014When we listen to the whispers of our heart we tap into our wisdom – Suzie Cheel (Click To Tweet)

Are you listening to the whispers of your heart?

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Live with love, smile often and be forever grateful
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Making Art Every Day Is Empowering

In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. Ralph Waldo Emerson 

heart whisper On November 1st, I joined the The Art Every Day month challenge that Leah Piken Kolidas has been running for 10 years. and yes I have painted every day.  Some days more than once. 🙂

It was back in April 2011 that I first took on a painting challenge for 21 days and then as part of my healing process I set myself the Intuitive Heart Challenge to paint 45 hearts.

Now I am doing My Heart Whisper Challenge This is proving to be a wonderful journey for me as along the way it helped me to get clarity on my brand and has birthed a new website design.  ( This is a work in progress, I have been procrastinating since July on changing my design.) it is a good feeling to finally be on the move with it.

Today I am sharing the Heart Whispers I have done so far and I have put them into a slide show for you. If there is some you would like as cards or prints, let me know in the comments or by email and I will make sure that  it is in the upcoming shop at Red Bubble.

Are you listening to the whispers of your heart?

Live with love, smile often and be forever grateful
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 Listening to the whispers of your heart brings

♥More Joy ♥ More Love ♥ More Abundance ♥

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Be Seen ~ Wrap Yourself in Color And Love

Be-seen“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” 
― Brené Brown

Do you hide your true colors?

I know I have been hiding some of me, my art and my business, I have great intentions and then I allow myself to be distracted and before I know it the day has gone and my to do or to love list as I have renamed it are missing the completion ticks! I don’t know about you but what I find is that often leads to let’s beat up on Suzie 🙂 That serves little purpose

We can hide our colours because you are in perfection mode, fear has reared it’s head with thoughts of it’s not good enough…… We can also hide behind dressing in beige rather than color. When I had my Textile Business I used to make clothing for people who like to stand out from the crowd, wearable art. The scarves are wearable art and  can be hung on your wall over a rod like a picture to enjoy when you are not wearing it.

Today I decided that it was time to share with you more of my color. My Wrap Yourself in Love: Healing Art. These scarves are wearable art and I have added affirmations. Scarves and wraps as affirmations? What could that mean?

Here are some of the affirmations. Maybe one resonates with you

 I Love My Growth Wrap yourself in all the colors of nature to celebrate your ongoing growth and the blossoming journey of your life.

 I am Alive to Color and Light. it brings out my magic CLICK TO TWEET

 I embrace my colors

Click here to see all the affirmations.

These scarves are a way you can wrap yourself in both color and love and give you a lift and will have you being seen.When you were something unique it uplifts you, raises your vibes and listen you might even hear your heart whisper: I love you!

suzie-cheel-etsy

Are you sharing your color with the world?
How will you be seen today?

all my love

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