I was thinking the other day that "freedom" means a lot to me. Besides "love" it's up there on the scale of importance. My business partner bought my part in the furniture store so I'm free to ponder at the crossroads, breathe free for a while. I love spending the day without schedule or obligations. Get up in my jammies and sit down at the computer or in my studio and do all the things I love to do. Creativity of all kinds flow freely in an relaxed body and mind. That's how we're meant to live--Free!
I'm the queen of my own domain so to speak, not some CEO or other boss, or a friend telling me what they think I should be doing. When I don't have to be some place at a certain time, I can listen to my intuition and go with the flow. People's intuition has been clouded for centuries due to schedules and obligations. I'm not against those per se, but they only work if we love what we do. I have given way too many years to jobs and careers that I didn't love, but I've also worked for years with things I do love, and I intend to stay that way now. Let my God-given gifts rule! Be my own boss, create income where I can be my own boss, and continue with my two greatest passions, art and writing!
We have made it so difficult for ourselves as we struggle in this world of unceasing toil. Do you think that was the purpose for coming here when we were given that first breath at birth? I think we were meant to be free and follow that guidance inside. That part was never acknowledged though. Sadly, it gets completely covered up as we go through school.
I have been writing a lot, but I snuck in some art last week. I made a mini book for the Cloth Paper Scissors' challenge. The front and back covers are cardboard with lots of collage and paint. The inside covers are hand-painted fabric. I sewed some brown paper bag pages inside, and it became an artistic goal setting journal for 2011. I have a friend who is a fantastic artist, but she always shortchanges herself with her art. Making money is more important than her creative expression. I can understand the necessity of a regular paycheck, but the choice to always put that first comes from fear. It may be an excuse not to create. There's no real security in a regular paycheck, just as the job could be gone tomorrow. I have friends who work regular jobs and still manage to create every day, but they are the exception. She's getting the book for Christmas! :)
What's your most cherished word?