When I start doing a new painting, I really don't know what message is going to come from it. It usually evolves by the time I am thinking about putting words down. I am not sure why I put words in my paintings, other than I REALLY like words - I am a word-y person. The message in this painting is "Create Your Beautiful Life". This idea is on my mind a lot lately. I started reading A Course In Miracles a few weeks ago. I am of the belief that when I need it, the books and teachers will show up. For the longest time I have been reading old books that relate to The Law of Attraction. And over time I am gradually learning how to undo my old thinking that revolved around living in a competitive limited world where some people were just lucky enough to have access to the better things in life. I know it is a hard pill to swallow, that we all have access to abundance, and it is available to us based on the level of faith we are capable of holding in our hearts. But, as I go along in life and read these books and adopt this way of thinking a bit at a time, I can see my life transforming before my very eyes. It really does work!
So this painting is just another offering from my soul that relates to that learning. I know that I am creating the kind of life I hold in my imagination. If I complain and feel like a victim, guess what, the proof that I am indeed a victim shows up! If I think I am a rock star, and all sorts of beautiful experiences are headed my way, guess what? The proof shows up. If you want to manifest the life of your dreams, and who wouldn't, you have to hold that intention in your mind and know it is happening as you believe it is. This relates to how I think about people too. What I think about them shows up. Like I asked my husband the other day, If our thinking creates our lives, and we know this, what sorts of thoughts will we entertain? If we really know that are totally 100% responsible for all that manifests in our lives based on our thinking alone, I bet our thinking would change in a hurry! It would be like...uuhh ohh....better not think that, it will show up (I can think of a number of erroneous thoughts that I have had in my mind of late and I need to work on them right now and turn those around)! The thing is old habits really seem to stick, don't they? Undoing a lifetime of habits is a challenge and a daily practice. There is no quick fix!
Because I think this way, I have had all sorts of once of a lifetime things (stories for another time) show up! I have all sorts of dreams to manifest as of yet. I just need to give birth to the idea (like my painting shows with the bird's egg) hold my heart's intention in my imagination, speak it to the Universe, let it go, and it shows up! This sounds so easy, and it should really be, after all who would not want to live the life of their dreams, right? We would be crazy not to do what it takes to achieve our heart's desires! But, if you are like me, it is a hard practice. I was raised in times of scarcity and taught that we needed to be in competition with others. And that old thinking is in direct contradiction to that kind of thinking that manifests good experiences. I used to think I had to covet what others had, and feel resentment for those who have while we had not. And still, my ego likes to show up now and again and try and drag me back into that old thinking. So, staying in "manifesting" kind of thinking is really a daily, or moment to moment practice for me...a schooling. So, this is where ACIM comes in, (or really any book about the Law of Attraction). It gives me a daily practical lessons for undoing my default thinking that keeps me from accessing my connection to Source, and replacing it with new thinking that will make me a better human, a happier and more prosperous person in every aspect of my being. I am up for that! Hope to meet you along the way! xo
Miguel Angel Ruiz