PHO Week 2

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“In order to make a dream come true, you don’t have to know how it will come true.  

Our job is first and foremost to simply define the dream, specifically the end result,

in every imaginable detail” – Mike Dooley

 

Hello creative being!  welcome to week 2 of your Painting Happiness experience.

Congratulations on finishing week one and it’s great to have you back for a week two.   I hope you had a fabulous time creating your Mandalas it’s one of my absolute favourite pastimes so I really wanted to share that with you.

Was it wonderful to connect to your creative self?  Did you hear the words from your own intuition?  What did she have to say to you? Did you journal on anything that came up?

If you did find her then please keep in touch with her, but if not yet please remember that sometimes it takes a little time.  We need time and practice to allow ourselves the mental space to connect with our inner creative, after all our logical brains have been used to running the show for all this time.  Don’t worry if you haven’t connected yet – believe me you will.   In the meantime just play, have fun and let go of the outcome.

Last week I encouraged you to set your intention for this experience.  If you have not done this yet please take a little time to do it before you move on.  If you did set your intention have you shared it with us on the group?  Please do we are here to support you.

This week …

We’re going to move into something different we’re going to get our hands in paint and get a bit messy so I hope you’re ready for that – woop woop!!!! 

But first we are going to start off this session imagining what it is you truly want to bring onto your canvas  and into your life.  

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This week’s lesson is about envisaging how you want your life to feel

I know for sure that whatever intention or energy you put into your painting will manifest (or appear) in your life.  The process I will take you through is like creating your own personal ‘vision board’ which only you and your subconscious knows tghe meaning of.   Before we start this weeks lesson we will be taking a little bit of time to uncover words or if you would like symbols which you’d like to put onto your canvas, to transform your life.  This is something I do for myself and encourage my students to cover their canvas with positive vibes too.

I have realised that I am and we are all capable of bringing about what we want in our lives.  If you’d like to read just a little of how I have manifested in my own life – please read my blog post “Manifesting is it really a thing?”.

So what do I mean by manifesting?

Have you ever been trying to reverse park your car into a tight spot next to another car you are trying not to hit, and somehow you end up way too close to the car you are trying to avoid?  It’s like it is a magnet.  Well actually it is, because what we focus our energy on is what we bring into our lives.  You see the universe (if you believe in this) does not think of things as good or bad, they just ‘are’.  So if we focus on something (whether it is something we want or don’t want) then somehow you will find you will get the opportunity to experience it.  

Athletes are a great example of this – you see them on the start line psyching themselves up by envisaging themselves running the race and crossing the line, they don’t dwell on negative thoughts just the goal they have in mind. The gun goes, they take off and they run the race they envisaged.

I truly believe what you put out energetically you will receive back, with a little work and making sure you show up. But what I have learned over the years is it is better to envisage how you wish to feel in your life, rather than the specifics of what you want or how you will get there.  Letting go of the how and concentrating on being in the right place to receive has worked best for me and my clients.  Imagining how it would feel to be your own boss, and learning the skills to support that it far more powerful than trying to plan every detail.  I often say to my clients what if the universe has an even better version of your future than you can possibly imagine – which would you prefer?

Wisdom from the Universe …

The quote above is from Mike Dooley (Thoughts from the Universe) – if you’ve not heard of him check out his daily thoughts from the Universe.  They bring a smile to my face and inspire me on a regular basis.

I thought the following thought from the Universe was perfect to share with you as a part of this week’s lesson …

“When your dreams or ‘end results’ are stated generally, in broad brush strokes, like wealth and abundance, friends and laughter, health and harmony, then please, by all means attach yourself to them.  Attach, attach, attach.  There is no limit to what you can have and no reason to expect anything less.

But when your end results are specific, like the ultimate car, a hot date, or a home in the country, do not attach, do not attach, do not attach.

Material details and specifics are always ‘how’ to get a grander picture of your life and are never important in and of themselves. They’re ‘cursed hows’ disguised as end results.  Steps disguised as destinations.  By all means, think of them, put them in your scrapbook or on your vision board to remind yourself of the kind of possessions and adventures that are your birthright.  But do not give them any importance, through attachment, greater than what you are truly after: a fuller, richer life with all cups running over, the details of which will take care of themselves when this is your end result” – The Universe.

So let’s get started on this week’s lesson by firstly uncovering what your truly want to bring into your life …

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If I was to ask you to ‘think’ about what it is you want in your life I am sure you would come up with a very logical list of things you want, and probably things you think you ‘should’ want.  You see your logical brain will try and control the outcome of this question because it could mean change, and to your logical brain that can be scary.  But it’s not scary to your creative brain, it just wants you to be happy and filled with love.

So to help you to get around your logical brain to uncover your deepest desires I have an exercise for you.

I am going to take you through one of my favourite guided meditations and then I will ask you to create your future from your heart.

For this exercise you need to download and print:

Your Letter from your future self PDF

Your Hearts & Spirals Journal page PDF  

You will also need a pen and an envelope (if you have one).

Then please find somewhere quiet, where you are not going to be disturbed, and watch my guided meditation video before completing the next exercise.  You will need approximately (30 mins for this whole exercise)

Your password:   colourmeditation

Exercise …..  “Letter from your future self”

What I would like you to do is imagine you are transported forward a whole year into the future – exactly one year from today.  Lots of things have happened over the year, you’ve had many adventures, lots of things have changed for the better and you are living a life you love.

Now take your blank Letter from my future self and write a letter to yourself, the you as of today.  Your future self is writing to you about all of those wonderful things that will have happened during the next 12 months.

Take your time, use as much paper as you would like, write about what you have done, how it felt and even the colours and smells you experienced along the way.

Then sign it with love and put it in an envelope, address it to yourself and put the date on the front 12 months from today’s date.  Then put it in a safe place and let it go to the Universe.

How exciting your future is!

Now for the final part of this exercise …  I would like you write a list of 10 words or more, on your journal page, that capture the feeling of what you envisaged as your future – you will need this for your painting.

Your lesson for week #2

In this week’s lesson I show you how to infuse your canvas with the energy of how you want your life to feel, and we let loose with paint.  This week we will be playing with colour, learning how to mix your own colours and getting that first layer on your canvas. Excited?!?! Let’s get started ….

Click here to download and print …  

The PDF for this week’s lesson – colour mixing and energy painting 

The Living Life In Colour Basic Colour Wheel

 

Your password:   paintenergy

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A summary of your growth work for this week …

 

  • Watch my guided meditation video.
  • Create your letter from your future self and your list of 10 words or more.
  • Follow the lesson in video Lesson #2 and have fun playing and creating the first layer of your painting.

I hope you’re excited about what you are bringing into your future, if you would like to please do share your experiences on the Facebook Group so that we can support you.  Look out for next week’s lesson in your inbox.

 

Hello creative being!  welcome to week 2 of your Painting Happiness experience.

Congratulations on finishing week one and it’s great to have you back for a week two.   I hope you had a fabulous time creating your Mandalas it’s one of my absolute favourite pastimes so I really wanted to share that with you.

Was it wonderful to connect to your creative self?  Did you hear the words from your own intuition?  What did she have to say to you? Did you journal on anything that came up?

If you did find her then please keep in touch with her, but if not yet please remember that sometimes it takes a little time.  We need time and practice to allow ourselves the mental space to connect with our inner creative, after all our logical brains have been used to running the show for all this time.  Don’t worry if you haven’t connected yet – believe me you will.   In the meantime just play, have fun and let go of the outcome.

Last week I encouraged you to set your intention for this experience.  If you have not done this yet please take a little time to do it before you move on.  If you did set your intention have you shared it with us on the group?  Please do we are here to support you.

This week …

We’re going to move into something different we’re going to get our hands in paint and get a bit messy so I hope you’re ready for that – woop woop!!!! 

But first we are going to start off this session imagining what it is you truly want to bring onto your canvas  and into your life.