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We're here to develop self-awareness so that we may live in more alignment with our deepest intentions. This is a safe, fun, and loving space to inspire our most authentic selves to shine!

    INSPIRED ACTION - the key to freedom - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 7)

    INSPIRED ACTION - the key to freedom - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 7)

    Today, let's turn jealousy into liberating creative action.

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    TODAY'S INSPIRATION FROM JULIA CAMERON

    Jealousy is always a mask for fear: fear that we aren’t able to get what we want; frustration that somebody else seems to be getting what is rightfully ours even if we are too frightened to reach for it. At its root, jealousy is a stingy emotion. It doesn’t allow for the abundance and multiplicity of the universe. Jealousy tells us there is room for only one—one poet, one painter, one whatever you dream of being.

    The truth, revealed by action in the direction of our dreams, is that there is room for all of us. But jealousy produces tunnel vision. It narrows our ability to see things in perspective. It strips us of our ability to see other options. The biggest lie that jealousy tells us is that we have no choice but to be jealous.

    Perversely, jealousy strips us of our will to act when action holds the key to our freedom.

    (The Artist's Way, 2016, p. 123 - 124)

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    📣 TODAY'S AFFIRMATION

    Read today's affirmation out loud with vigor and delight:

    I move past my jealous concerns by taking faithful action.

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    💪 TODAY'S CREATIVE EXERCISE

    THE JEALOUSY MAP

    Your jealousy map will have three columns. In the first column, name those whom you are jealous of. Next to each name write why. Be as specific and accurate as you can. In the third column, list one action you can take to move toward creative risk and out of jealousy.

    When jealousy bites, like a snakebite it requires an immediate antidote. On paper, make your jealousy map.

    WHO WHY ACTION ANTIDOTE

    ________ ___________ __________________

    ________ ___________ __________________

    ________ ___________ __________________


    Even the biggest changes begin with small ones. Green is the color of jealousy, but it is also the color of hope. When you learn to harness its fierce energy on your own behalf, jealousy is part of the fuel toward a greener and more verdant future.

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    💬 TODAY'S QUOTE

    "With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."

    – Keshavan Nair

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    📓 TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPT

    How will you harness the fierce energy of jealousy today?

    Share in the comments below👇

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    JEALOUSY - a tough-love friend - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 6)

    JEALOUSY - a tough-love friend - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 6)

    Today, let's befriend jealousy as fuel for inspired creative action.

    🎥 Watch today's video » https://youtu.be/3OXsvEOf6uI

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    TODAY'S INSPIRATION FROM JULIA CAMERON

    Jealousy, I’ve often heard, is a normal human emotion. When I hear that, I think, “Maybe your jealousy—not mine.”

    My jealously roars in the head, tightens the chest, massages my stomach lining with a cold fist as it searches out the best grip. I have long regarded jealousy as my greatest weakness. Only recently have I seen it for the tough-love friend that it is.

    Jealousy is a map.
    Each of our jealousy maps differs. Each of us will probably be surprised by some of the things we discover on our own. I, for example, have never been eaten alive with resentment over the success of women novelists. But I took an unhealthy interest in the fortunes and misfortunes of women playwrights. I was their harshest critic, until I wrote my first play.

    With that action, my jealousy vanished, replaced by a feeling of camaraderie. My jealousy had actually been a mask for my fear of doing something I really wanted to do but was not yet brave enough to take action toward.

    (The Artist's Way, 2016, p. 123)

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    📣 TODAY'S AFFIRMATION

    I let jealous show me what I value and where I can take inspired action.

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    💪 TODAY'S CREATIVE EXERCISE

    Make this phrase a mantra:

    Treating myself like a precious object will make me strong.
    Watercolor or crayon or calligraph this phrase. Post it where you will see it daily. We tend to think being hard on ourselves will make us strong. But it is cherishing ourselves that gives us strength.

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    💬 TODAY'S QUOTE

    "Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness."

    – François de La Rochefoucauld

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    📓 TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPT

    What is one way jealousy has shown you what you value?

    Share in the comments below👇

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    Summer Creative Journaling Journey Community Kickoff Call

    Summer Creative Journaling Journey Community Kickoff Call

    Marva here, welcome to my "Art Room" and our New Creative Summer Journal Journey. 👉 Join us for free at https://intentioninspired.com/art-friend

    This is a different kind of active journaling and a journey into the power of Creativity. This is not an "art" course (although we will play with art...color, prose, design, collage, etc.) and you do not have to believe that you are "creative" to participate.

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    THE DAILY FLOW
    • intention
    • affirmation
    • summer inspirations
    • gratitude
    • creative journaling
    • community reflections

    The daily process of the creative journal is really fun and uniquely meaningful to each of us. It need not take more than 15 minutes a day and the return on self-investment is immeasurably rewarding.


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    CREATIVITY IS A STATE OF BEING
    Creating is an innate human attribute, available to everyone. We will explore this. You will find so much benefit to daily creative expression and so many areas that creativity can enhance your life. Each person that accepts this challenge and commitment changes the world for the better.


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    Aside from honoring Summer, this journey was designed to:

    • Examine and reframe our beliefs about our own Creative expression and expand our understanding of how vital Creativity is to our personal growth and our lives.

    • Allow us to create and observe ourselves while creating in a space that is non-judgmental, supportive and authentic. You will find that sharing this journey with other co-creators really enhances the journey. We can learn so much and more quickly through the loving support and wisdom of others and sharing ourselves as we learn.

    • Remind us of the importance of keeping commitments we make to and for ourselves. If, like me, this was not something you were taught to do, you will find out how powerful this practice of commitment is. This practice allows us to become mindful and self aware and to honor ourselves as we learn.

    • Observe ourselves in a fun and active creative format. That is why I chose creative journaling. It is fun and I can learn while I play. My inner child loves it!

    That gives you some idea of what this journey is about. There are many layers to this onion and no matter where you are on your creative journey there is much for all of us to learn about knowing ourselves, loving ourselves and how creativity affects our lives.


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    A couple of rules within the Art Room

    ...there are no rules in the art room. This is YOUR journey and your safe space to create. How you do that is up to you.

    I have a couple of rules that apply to the Creators that are in the Art Room.

    This is a space of trust.
    In the interest of everyone being able to share their creations, their triggers, their truth, and their challenges we must all feel comfortable and safe enough to speak or share. This journey isn't always "rainbows and unicorns". It takes courage to create, it takes courage to step into the unknown, it takes courage to change.

    Sometimes the journey is raw and intense.
    Everyone's truth may not sound like yours but everyone deserves to be seen and heard without fear of retribution. In the Art Room that space and that right is held and sacred.

    It's an honor to journey with you.
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    RISK - breaking through accepted limits - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 5)

    RISK - breaking through accepted limits - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 5)

    Today, let's expand our self-definition by releasing conditioning limits.

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    TODAY'S INSPIRATION FROM JULIA CAMERON

    QUESTION: What would I do if I didn’t have to do it perfectly?
    ANSWER: A great deal more than I am.
    We’ve all heard that the unexamined life is not worth living, but consider too that the unlived life is not worth examining. The success of a creative recovery hinges on our ability to move out of the head and into action. This brings us squarely to risk. Most of us are practiced at talking ourselves out of risk. We are skilled speculators on the probable pain of self-exposure.

    We deny that in order to do something well we must first be willing to do it badly. Instead, we opt for setting our limits at the point where we feel assured of success. Living within these bounds, we may feel stifled, smothered, despairing, bored. But, yes, we do feel safe. And safety is a very expensive illusion.

    In order to risk, we must jettison our accepted limits.
    Usually, when we say we can’t do something, what we mean is that we won’t do something unless we can guarantee that we’ll do it perfectly.

    As blocked artists, we unrealistically expect and demand success from ourselves and recognition of that success from others. With that as an unspoken demand, a great many things remain outside our sphere of possibility.

    Once we are willing to accept that anything worth doing might even be worth doing badly our options widen. “If I didn’t have to do it perfectly, I would try ...”

    Very often a risk is worth taking simply for the sake of taking it.
    There is something enlivening about expanding our self-definition, and a risk does exactly that. Selecting a challenge and meeting it creates a sense of self-empowerment that becomes the ground for further successful challenges. Viewed this way, running a marathon increases your chances of writing a full-length play. Writing a full-length play gives you a leg up on a marathon.

    Complete the following sentence. “If I didn’t have to do it perfectly, I would try ...”

    (The Artist's Way, 2016, p. 121 - 123)

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    📣 TODAY'S AFFIRMATION

    Read the following affirmation with gusto and intent:

    I am willing to risk my illusion of safety in order to expand my self-definition.

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    💪 TODAY'S CREATIVE EXERCISE

    The phrases that follow are more of your sleuth work. Very often, we have buried parts of ourselves that can be uncovered by some digging. Not only will your answers tell you what you missed in the past; they will tell you what you can be doing, now, to comfort and encourage your artist child. It is not too late, no matter what your ego tells you.

    Complete these phrases.
    As a kid, I missed the chance to ____________________
    As a kid, I lacked _________________________________
    As a kid, I could have used ________________________
    As a kid, I dreamed of being ______________________
    As a kid, I wanted a ______________________________
    In my house, we never had enough ________________
    As a kid, I needed more __________________________
    I am sorry that I will never again see _______________
    For years, I have missed and wondered about ______
    I beat myself up about the loss of _________________

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    💬 TODAY'S QUOTE

    "Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."

    – Agnes de Mille

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    📓 TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPT

    What is one small risk you will take today towards a dream?

    Share in the comm

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    PERFECTIONISM - not losing sight of the whole - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 4)

    PERFECTIONISM - not losing sight of the whole - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 4)

    Today, let's notice how our perfectionistic tendencies are stifling productive action.

    🎥 Watch today's video » https://youtu.be/rrvJcF8xTJU

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    TODAY'S INSPIRATION FROM JULIA CAMERON

    Tillie Olsen correctly calls it the “knife of the perfectionist attitude in art.”
    You may call it something else. Getting it right, you may call it, or fixing it before I go any further. You may call it having standards. What you should be calling it is perfectionism.

    Perfectionism has nothing to do with getting it right.
    It has nothing to do with fixing things. It has nothing to do with standards. Perfectionism is a refusal to let yourself move ahead. It is a loop—an obsessive, debilitating closed system that causes you to get stuck in the details of what you are writing or painting or making and to lose sight of the whole. Instead of creating freely and allowing errors to reveal themselves later as insights, we often get mired in getting the details right. We correct our originality into a uniformity that lacks passion and spontaneity. “Do not fear mistakes,” Miles Davis told us. “There are none.”

    Instead of enjoying the process, the perfectionist is constantly grading the results.
    The perfectionist has married the logic side of the brain. The critic reigns supreme in the perfectionist’s creative household. A brilliant descriptive prose passage is critiqued with a white-glove approach: “Mmm. What about this comma? Is this how you spell ... ?”

    To the perfectionist, there is always room for improvement. The perfectionist calls this humility. In reality, it is egotism. It is pride that makes us want to write a perfect script, paint a perfect painting, perform a perfect audition monologue.

    Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough— that we should try again.

    No. We should not.

    That is a normal part of creativity—letting go. We always do the best that we can by the light we have to see by.

    (The Artist's Way, 2016, p. 119-120)

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    📣 TODAY'S AFFIRMATION

    Read the following affirmation out loud with purpose and intent:

    I let go of needing perfection and enjoy the process of my creative endeavors.

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    💪 TODAY'S CREATIVE EXERCISE

    Collect a stack of at least ten magazines, which you will allow yourself to freely dismember. Setting a twenty-minute time limit for yourself, tear (literally) through the magazines, collecting any images that reflect your life or interests. Think of this collage as a form of pictorial autobiography. Include your past, present, future, and your dreams. It is okay to include images you simply like. Keep pulling until you have a good stack of images (at least twenty). Now take a sheet of newspaper, a stapler, or some tape or glue, and arrange your images in a way that pleases you. (This is one of my students’ favorite exercises.)

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    💬 TODAY'S QUOTE

    "Cerebration is the enemy of originality in art."

    – Martin Ritt

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    📓 TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPT

    What is the next best step you can take on an unfinished project?

    Share in the comments below👇

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    SYNCHRONISTIC SUPPORT - expecting the universe to help - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 3)

    SYNCHRONISTIC SUPPORT - expecting the universe to help - The Artist's Way (Week 7, Day 3)

    Today, let's accept the help of the universe's synchronistic support.

    🎥 Watch today's video » https://youtu.be/6eci5PBpStw

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    TODAY'S INSPIRATION FROM JULIA CAMERON

    Once you accept that it is natural to create, you can begin to accept a second idea—that the creator will hand you whatever you need for the project.
    The minute you are willing to accept the help of this collaborator, you will see useful bits of help everywhere in your life. Be alert: there is a second voice, a higher harmonic, adding to and augmenting your inner creative voice. This voice frequently shows itself in synchronicity.

    You will hear the dialogue you need, find the right song for the sequence, see the exact paint color you almost had in mind, and so forth. You will have the experience of finding things—books, seminars, tossed-out stuff—that happen to fit with what you are doing.

    Learn to accept the possibility that the universe is helping you with what you are doing. Become willing to see the hand of God and accept it as a friend’s offer to help with what you are doing. Because many of us unconsciously harbor the fearful belief that God would find our creations decadent or frivolous or worse, we tend to discount this creator-to-creator help.

    Try to remember that God is the Great Artist. Artists like other artists.

    Expect the universe to support your dream. It will.

    (The Artist's Way, 2016, p. 119)

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    📣 TODAY'S AFFIRMATION

    Read the following affirmation out loud with purpose and intent:

    I have faith the universe has my back and supports my dreams.

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    💪 TODAY'S CREATIVE EXERCISE

    Take positive stock of what good you have to build on in the present.

    Finish these phrases:

    I have a loyal friend in __________________ .
    One thing I like about my town is ______________ .
    I think I have nice _________________________ .
    Writing my morning pages has shown me I can ___ .
    I am taking a greater interest in ________________ .
    I believe I am getting better at __________________ .
    My artist has started to pay more attention to _________ .
    My self-care is _________________________________ .
    I feel more ___________________________________ .
    Possibly, my creativity is __________________________ .

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    💬 TODAY'S QUOTE

    "Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe."

    – Claudia Black

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    📓 TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPT

    What area of your life you can be more receptive to universal support?

    Share in the comments below👇

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