Creative Mind

Creative Mind

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Creative Mind stone

Creative Mind Stone

A creative mind is the keystone to awakening and nurturing of your intuitive self. The creative mind stone sits in the North. She contains the rainbow of possibilities hidden within her cracked and chipped exterior. She is open in mind and spirit to the infinite flow of all that is, where solutions reside via access through the creative thought process. This stone may also refer to engaging creative thinking.


The Great Plan

Valued aspects of
a great and intricate plan
They implicated effortlessly
kept appointments on point
for instigations small and grand
Creativity’s hope chest
sits askew – its lid awry
All the ideas leaking  out
infusing everyone willy-nilly
without prejudice or rhyme
Suddenly, there are geniuses
on the street corners
of every single mind
And all the clowns are dancing
as the Great Plan
simply unwinds…
Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Yes, if you have looked through my site, you may have spotted this face before. It looked different. This is a new mollage using my images in a new composition. Some days I have bright ideas. Other days, not so much. Today, I am merely getting back on the steed. Without judgement (or at least without too much), I take the commitment leap once again. Begin again, and again, and once again again – whatever it takes to develop the habits that I wish to.

I am also working on combining blogs perhaps so that I can get more mileage out of my efforts.  I created this image for today’s Daily Napkin email, and thought I would share it here as well.  Oh, and here’s the napkin entry for today:

Bright Dream

The real thing
The truth shining through
Is obvious to the center
Where gut feelings are born
That clear truth
That speaks of everything
So apparent in anything
Shines light on the darkest corner
This bright dream
That wakes upon its dreaming
A beacon of hope’s veracity
Permeates each conscious hour_________________
Note from Dena –  Ever since my mom passed away, in early March, I have been experiencing a catharsis through grief, which also interrupted the publishing of the Daily Napkin. I believe the mending of the  fabric of my life adds richness and depth to my creative expression, even though the process causes lapses in my daily practices. 

Looking Back

Looking Back

Lately I’ve been looking back, re-assessing, purging, cleaning, re-focusing, clarifying, re-organizing. It’s an interesting process. One thing it has done for me is create a much more pristine space for creative expression. It’s also helped me to lay the ground for a shift in my career focus. I’m great at saying that we should follow our joy, yet I so easily fall into the shoulds (of financial considerations or any other judgemental construct) at the expense of letting my true passion(s) languish.

One of the pitfalls of having so many interests and so many things that I could do (as Melissa Dinwiddie says, I’m a “Passion Pluralite”) is that I can easily start shoulding on myself regarding what I am to spend my time doing. Even though I am constantly creatively expressing, somehow my “fine art” will frequently pull the short straw when it comes to time and attention. I am consciously letting go of my grip on the judgement that that is less than ok. Instead, I’ve decided to embrace the concept that my whole life is my constantly evolving piece of very fine artwork, and that it all falls together just divinely when I release the shoulds about any darned thing.

I woke up at O-dark-thirty involved in a vivid dream for the third night in a row today. Upon review of past experiences and promises, I’ve been once more nudged toward action. This image was a first result. Sharing it was even more of a result.

What do you glean from looking back? Do you ever should on yourself?

Little One

That little one inside
with the big eyes innocent
and wanting to believe!
Is a great companion
on a trip to the beach
or lightly fingering colors
in creative anticipation
And, yet, not someone
to put in charge
on a jaunt toward serious
life threatening business
(Little one says)
“Let’s go play some
frisbee, instead.”