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Manifesting is fun and easy

Finished felted purse closeup

New manifested purse

Last week I took a great walk around Occoneechee Mountain with Susan.  We talked about manifesting, and how we can all do it.  Like the time that Erin and were looking to move in together, but we couldn’t for the life of us find a house that we both agreed on and that we could afford.  So we did a little manifestation ritual, writing a letter to a friend as though we’d already found the perfect house and describing it in detail.  We didn’t send the letter, but kept it on our little buddha altar.  Within a month, we’d found the perfect house, where we’re still living.

So I know I can do it, but most of the time, I forget.  This week something small but cool happened to remind me of how we can manifest even little neat things in our lives.

It started when my purse died.  The purse that I’ve had for nine years, that I love.  Dang it!  I hate purse shopping, because most purses for sale all have bling of some sort on them, or are too large, or have too many pockets, or blah blah blah blah blah.   Continue reading

Tippin on the Tightrope

A perfect song about the creative process, “Tightrope” caught my ear when it came out in 2010, and hasn’t really let it go since.  Based in a funky alternate reality in which the musicians are inmates in an insane asylum (now there’s some symbolism!), the song talks about how you have to keep on keeping on — and keep on making your art — no matter “whether you’re high or low,” or if people are criticizing you, or you’re on top of the world, or whatever.  As an artist who struggles with keeping upbeat on dreary “down” kind of days, I find this song totally inspiring.  Not to mention totally fun!  Janelle Monáe sings it right on.  Take a listen:

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