I want you to feel so much gratitude that I am sending your way.
Since I have been in Bali and sharing our collective journey of SELF-reclamation, I have felt such a lovely stirring inside… like a stirring that has become organized, centered… like a vortex of well being that is circulating deep within me.
I would not be feeling that way if I was not able to share this full-color, magical, mysterious journey that is LIFE with you. For this I am supremely grateful.
This next step in our journey is one of those “simple, not easy” kind of things.
It only gets easier with practice.
This is one of the biggest reasons I paint… is to help me FOCUS on what I desire, rather than worrying that “it” won’t happen, won’t work… making back up plans, etc.
#4 of 8 “Shades” of Self-Awareness to Nurture in 2024
Inspired by my newest online course launching MONDAY, 1.22.24!
Get super curious right now…
Where is your FOCUS?
When I was feeling into 2024 and, then, realizing that in the USA it is an election year… whew! I understood that it HAD to be a year of SELF-reclamation because when you focus outside of yourSELF, seek to source your sense of PEACE or SECURITY from outside of yourself these days you are going to come up short.
Likewise, what are you spending your time FOCUSING on?
We know all that is competing for our attention, our focus, and it is a bit frenetic.
So, right now, create a new awareness around what is attracting your focus and if it is what you DESIRE to be focusing on.
In Quantum Physics, they have proven that time is not linear and that everything is, in essence, happening at once.
All the potential realities exist in the one moment.
Just like ALL the websites in the world, ALL the webpages in the world, are all there RIGHT NOW waiting and ready for you to access them.
All that you are experiencing in the art that is your life is the “website,” in this example, that you chose, that you chose to FOCUS on.
Likewise, whatever you can imagine for you and your life is also waiting and ready for you to CHOOSE.
You choose with your FOCUS.
What you focus on becomes a pathway that you follow to that chosen reality.
So, when we worry that something might happen and we focus on that thing that we DON’T want to happen. We speak to what we don’t want to happen and imagine into what we will need to do when what we don’t want to happen happens…
Well, it happens.
You’ve heard of a “self-fulfilling prophecy?”
I just realized that is usually used in a negative connotation. We can use this super power for GOOD!
Choose to select the future experience that you DESIRE.
Listen to your heART for that desire, because your heART only operates from love, from desire and passion and joy.
Your mind is there to perfectly BALANCE (hello step #3!) your heART, so it operates from fear, from self-protection, and it looks OUTSIDE of yourself for reassurance, security, etc.
Again, the canvas is such a great metaphor and I mentioned that this is why I paint.
You go to the canvas (or you are about to…) to create something that you find attractive, beautiful or in some way desirable.
Then, the whole time you are painting, you are also focusing on this subject of your desire.
You can paint paintings that symbolize your fulfilled desire. As you paint it and as it continues to be in your visual presence, it is supporting you, helping you to stay on track.
Once you CHOOSE your focus, you want to CONTINUE to choose it every day.
In Lesson FOUR of Rise Above, we practice this in multiple ways.
Lesson FOUR in Rise Above . A Transformational Painting Challenge celebrates your heart’s desires & I share one of my favorite painting techniques (not pictured below).
It is NOW officially time to register for Rise Above . A Transformational Painting Challenge.
The FUN begins this coming Monday 1.22.24…and a little birdie told me our studio-wide Zoom is that day too. ENROLL NOW so you receive the invite and ZOOM LINK.
And when you paint BIG, you are declaring loudly and clearly to YOU that you are choosing this desired future reality for yourself.
Remember, it is just like clicking on a website– millions and trillions are there just waiting for you to choose them. The only one you will experience now is the one you click.
So what do you want to “click.”
I will be sharing these kinds of “memes” on social media all year to help to remind us to FOCUS… on what will support our journey off SELF-reclamation. Feel free to grab this off this email or share on social media. They are friendly reminders to help us harness the power of our creative mind and heART.
Let’s help others choose their FOCUS with awareness.
Share this blog post on social media. Tag me (@WhitneyFreya on Insta or @WhitneyFreyaCanvas on FB) and share with your world what you are focusing on today!
Trust me, “we teach what we want to learn.”
This is why we are having this conversation now.
I hope you join us for the launch of Rise Above . A Transformational Painting Challenge. AND I hope to see you in our monthly Zooms!
P.S. In Bali so far I have been focused on yoga and movement and all the colors! What about you?