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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It is Love that will Fuel it All

"The time of the new moon is a time to breathe in deeply and move into a calm state of mind. In this state, you can watch your emo­tions come and go and not be affected by them. In this calm­ness, you begin to see your life more clearly; you begin to see what is possible."    Michael Beard

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I'm breathing deep breaths over here.  Feeling clear, relieved that there is a sense of focus after yesterday's post and after day one of showing up for myself.  

I can tell you right now that if I had not shown up here yesterday and declared my intentions, I would not have sat down with my oil pastels and sketch pad and allowed color to flow through me this afternoon. With how tired I was this evening, I wouldn't have dedicated fifteen+ minutes to playing with ideas for my book.  This declaring is some powerful stuff.  I'm feeling filled to the brim with gratitude that I have this space to share my longings, my struggles, my (occasional) silliness, my dreams, fears, desires, my creations.  And that several of you ( ! ) are coming along on this ride with me...seriously grateful.  And excited and scared and a little giddy.

And I feel trusting.  Trusting that if I do my part to show up and simply begin, if I show up open & ready to receive and allow, spirit will work its magic.  

Through this process, through this life, it is my intention

to be gentle.  Soft.  Allowing.  
It is my intention to remember that I am safe and held and already enough.  And that you are too.
It is my intention to let go of trying to control any of this with the littleness of me
It is my intention to remember that this can be fun & light & sparkly
It is my intention to open to possibility & abundance far greater than what I'm capable of imagining
It is my intention to remember that the only thing that matters is LOVE. Love for self.  Love for others.  Love for the beautiful and messy.   It is love that will open &  heal.  It is love that will fuel it all. 
It is my intention to shine my shine like the stars shine theirs...twinkly, brightly, without pause or hesitation, with nothing whatsoever in the way.  

Here I am, at the end of day 1.  Ready to sleep.  Ready to wake up. Ready to begin again.


  1. Julia, I can see the changes already...the excitement of the now and the vision of the possible, all of it meeting in the center of you and exploding with loving power for all of us to see and take part in.
    I'm a lurker by nature, sitting in the corner observing, taking notes, doing my scientific studies on risk and statistics...should I jump in or remain safely invisible? LOL!!
    I love your enthusiasm and's catchy!!
    Sending smiles and all the good stuff.
    Leah <3

  2. Leah! Jump in! Jump in!

    It would be so much better with you here!

    Sending all the good stuff right back to you.

    With love,


  3. & right now it is my intention
    to step alongside such a moon
    & tell you & your softness
    how much i appreciate your
    friendship & reflect back
    how everything is possible
    in the land of julianess
    to breathe into everything
    you are & be. XOX

  4. Oh..I just love your set intentions. So perfect...and oh-so-very-inspiring!

  5. I have to tell you that yesterday I wrote out the questions you posted that begin with "What if I create..." and have read them several times. My heart is filled with courage when I just think of the answers to them. And this morning I photographed a tin can (of all things) and really had quite an experience learning about myself in that exercise. No more thinking this is silly. No more doubts. I'll have to keep re-reading that list of questions each day, but something is already changing deep inside me.

    Having the courage to share your dream, your deep desire, is what is catching to me. Again, thank you.

    Sending you lots of love!

  6. Isn't it amazing to simply set forth a declarative statement and watch it take form? Of course, you have to show up to watch the magic. Love that you're doing that here, Julia. Declarations and intentions are powerful. All the more powerful when in print. Inspiring indeed! :)

  7. Oh, dear people. My heart is all aflutter.

    Thank you for showing up here--for holding me so tenderly. I just so appreciate you.

    With love,



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♥ Julia