Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Time Away to Play

Hello dear friends!

It feels like forever since I've been here.

Have been missing my blog and all of you.

Last weekend we took a mini-vacation and went to play in my favorite city.



I lived in San Francisco for a few years, and everytime I visit, I realize how much I miss it. But, being the country girl that I am now, I also love my wide open spaces. So a couple-few times a year, we go say hello. And always seem to cram in way too much. There is just so much to do and see! This time was no different.


I think we saw ALL of it in 3 days.







The child before he got soaked from head to toe. His capacity for joy completely floors me. I am so lucky. He inspires me at every turn.







Just some highlights.


Getting back into the flow here at home now. Entering into audit season at work, it's all about the spreadsheets. Balancing that out and working on bead necklaces for some lovely angels in Kisii. Relishing in all the LOVE that's being spread around the globe. Dipping into Water this week. Reconnecting with loved ones from this realm and beyond. Grin.


Life is busy. But oh so good.


Tell me what's shaking in your world. Or just what's gently lapping at your shores.


LOVE to you all!












Monday, July 18, 2011

LOVE Always Wins*

*this quote, i believe, is from jen lemen, and seen often in kelly rae robert's work (and they are friends, so this makes much sense)

It's official. The LOVE Revolution is a SUCCESS.

Had you any doubt.

I did. And now, in much gratitude, I don't.

Have any doubt, I mean.

I had planned on peddling the last 9 necklaces today. Because on Saturday at 4:00pm, there were still 9 left. I was getting worried.

It's true.

Not sure how to get the word out about those last 9. Even though I had a goal of 50 necklaces in one month, and it wasn't even 3 weeks yet. EVEN THOUGH I had already sold 41 necklaces. EVEN THOUGH plenty of folks had mentioned that they were going to buy one but just hadn't yet. I still worried. I fretted. I doubted. Yep. I did.

Can you say "half empty" perspective?

I was going to share delightful photos of delicious Sisters wearing these beautiful necklaces as a way of enticing folks to get those last 9.

But. Oh Meeee of little Faith. Ha!

(I will still share the pics, they are fun, keep scrolling down.)

As it turns out, I was asked by a lovely Sister to bring some necklaces to an awesomely powerful gathering. The necklaces didn't make it powerful, but the women there certainly did. And 4 necklaces found loving homes. And while all that was happening, 3 more were selling online. And suddenly. There was one.

ONE!

And, in an instant. That last one was gone!

GONE!

50 necklaces.

50 hearts.

50 declarations of love.

50 love notes on their way around the world.

In LESS than 3 weeks!!!!!!

I truly believe those necklaces are so FULL of LOVE that international and domestic postal workers will FEEL the LOVE this week. Yes, that powerful.

And what can I say?

I LOVE each and every single one of you so much for making this happen. I am so amazed and blown away by the generosity, the LOVE, and the beauty of you all.

And I have much gratitude.

And, this, of course, is just the beginning.

The beginning of the FUNdraising for Twiga.
The beginning of the LOVE Revolution.
The beginning of me putting my art out into the world.
The beginning of a friggin' new world (while we're at it).

And I am so excited to be here with you doing this.

What shall we do next!?

Oh, and by the way. If you missed out. If you were waiting for payday. Or forgot. Or needed the moon to be in a different phase (which I TOTALLY get). It's not too late.

All you have to do is email me: indigomoone@gmail.com

I'll make more. I'll send you one. The money still goes to the children of Kisii.

The LOVE goes far beyond.

(I will however not be doing it through Etsy. I'm thinking it's time to put my art in that Etsy shop, but that's for another post ~ grin.)

So.

Here's some beautiful Souls wearing their necklaces. Watch out for those 3 in the last one. POWERFUL friggin' witches them. (And, of course, I LOVE all these beautiful Sisters so much.)








Monday, July 11, 2011

Your Heart's Desire


Do you follow your heart? Do you know how to listen to it? Do you take the time to really hear what it's telling you?

I used to think that the only way to hear what my heart had to say was to be alone, and have silence all around.

Being outside in nature was also required.

Lots of shoulds. And I would get stressed out because I didn't have enough time in my day to create these exact conditions.

You know, with a job, and a young child, and a small house... lot's of reasons. Or excuses.

I would get all sad and frustrated,
"How will I EVER know what my heart yearns for? I'll NEVER know!"

But!

I have realized, slowly, oh so slowly, that my heart tells me ALL the TIME what it wants.

ALL THE TIME.

That's right. So does yours.

You wanna know the secret?

It's your body.

Your magical, imperfect, too many pounds, too much sugar, not enough sleep body.

Yep.

FEEL it. Every single moment.

What are you doing right now? Reading this, right?
How does your body feel?

Tense? Relaxed? Energized? Tired? Bored?

See, those feelings, that's your heart trying to communicate with you. Trying to tell you something. How you FEEL about something, those are your guide posts. These feelings, if you follow the ones that make you feel ALIVE and ENERGIZED and AWESOME? If you do the things that bring you those feelings?

Yep.

Bingo.

These heart necklaces? They make me feel warm and fuzzy for all the good that is coming out of them. They were fun to make. They were relaxing to make. They filled me up with LOVE, and they continue to.

MAJOR Heart communication happening around this adventure.

I listened. I really listened. It's been amazing.

Oh, and I have to tell you about another one:


I had no intention of signing up. Not that it didn't sound completely AMAZING. Oh, no, it sounded fantastic! But I was too busy.
Too many other things going on.

Even though my body nearly jumped into the computer when I read about it one day.

Oh. Right. Listening to my body.

Yep.

Here's my journal cover for the course:


And this week's element? Earth. And our body.

Could it more perfect?

I think not.

Click here to learn more. You have until July 15th to register. And I'm just spreading the word cuz you need to meet Effy. She's amazing. And real.
And full of LOVE.

Are you listening to your body? To your heart?

What is it trying to tell you?



PS Nine necklaces to go. Nine! In two weeks we have almost met our goal of 50 necklaces, $1000!! I can't believe it! Well, actually I can. You all rock! Who's it gonna be? Go here to get yourself one (to keep, or to give away some LOVE) and here to read the story of how it came to be.

LOVE to you all!




Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Not-Good

So even though I'm still floating on all this heart LOVE over here, I have also been inspired by some other juiciness today.

Did you know that no one is perfect?
You did realize that, yes?

I certainly have taken my time in applying this to my life. From putting others up on pedestals to being so very darn harsh towards myself when I make mistakes.

But I'm learning. Thank goodness.

I was reading this absolutely lovely blog post today, and this awesome one here, and it got me thinking, how much of the blehcky stuff do I share? How often do I allow myself to be a beginner? Not a lot and not always.
Oh yah!

Time to change that.
Time to let go of worrying about what others think for gosh sakes.
Finally, right?

Here's some of the most gawd-awful expression I have at the moment.


See, told you.

What the HELL is it?

I dunno.

I've painted over it several times.

And it sits. And sits.
And I have no idea what it wants to say.
But maybe I haven't given it enough time, to really truly hear what it has to say.
Because, seriously, I'm avoiding it like mad.

R'roh Shaggy.

We all know what THAT means.

Right.

Will not keep avoiding the messy stuff.

How about you?
Got any dark, weird, ugly, frightening things you're avoiding these days?

Tell me your story.
It's what we're about folks.

It's all good.

It truly is.

Hugs and LOVE to you!
(click on that LOVE and you'll find yerself in a FUN and LOVE-filled adventure, join us won't you?)

Monday, July 4, 2011

One Week Later...


Whoo HOO!

One week later... we're over half way there!

27 Necklaces going out to 27 Lovely people.

27 LOVE connections ready to go.

27 YESSES to this LOVE Revolution!

And one donation from someone who doesn't really wear necklaces but wants to share the LOVE anyway! (how awesome is that?)

I LOVE you ALL!!!!

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you!

Did I also mention that this is SO much fun!?

Let's keep this movement going, can we do this in just TWO weeks?

23 to go.

LET'S DO IT!

Let's make this LOVE Revolution ROCK!

Click HERE to get yourself some LOVE and to SEND some LOVE and to share the LOVE.