Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Today is a day of inspiration....of looking deep within for my answers. My answers to myself about my creativity, my direction and my life. Today I am going over and under my many layers to find my truest light. Today is a day of inspiration...Today I am aware that I must go quietly within in order to begin to forge forward once again. Today I am feeling refreshed and able to move upward and listen once again to the guidance from within. I was up early...connecting...connecting to myself, my creativity and my life. Today is a day of inspiration that is being whispered ever so sweetly to my soul. So that would be my wish for you today...as you go about your day may you be reflective and thoughtful...may you look for signs of guidance for your own true inspiration. And my question would be:
WHAT SMALL MOMENT CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF TO BE MEDITATIVE AS YOU SEEK YOUR OWN INSPIRATION?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 11:34 AM
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Today is a day of satisfaction!! A day of feeling in the swing of things...of finishing up projects with a newly renewed joy of creativity. Today I am letting others help with things when they offer without feeling that I am losing some kind of control. Today i am aware of the confidence of my own personal growth...that I am choosing rather than forcing myself to complete my projects. Today is a day of satisfaction!! So, that would be my wish for all who enter here today...may you be aware of the satisfaction that comes from NOT being alone...the satisfaction that comes from allowing others to help us when they offer...the satisfaction that comes from believing in who you are and what you do and allowing that belief to come from your core with ease. Today is a day of satisfaction....so my question would be:
WHAT ONE SMALL THING CAN YOU DO TODAY TO LET GO OF SOME OF THE CONTROL THAT DOES NOT SERVE YOU WELL SO THAT YOU CAN CREATE WITH CONFIDENCE?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 8:39 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Today is Sunday...and I have not posted here since Tuesday....I am accustomed to doing my affirmations every day, but things change, situations change and thoughts change. Some are good...some are not so good! My studio space is full...I have projects looming in front of me to complete within the next few days...I have been sharing my space daily with my good husband which is throwing me a little out of whack! I have had highs this weeks and lows...all which cause one to get a little out of balance, to think and rethink...and then think some more! It makes me spin around and around with what I do, why I do it...and how I do it!! But today was a different day...It was a new day...It is the beginning of a day that makes me COUNT MY BLESSINGS! Here I sit this morning in this strange setting with someone else in my space...in this setting where I have so much work to do that I do not often know where to start and where to end...in this space where I create and dream and cry and laugh...In this space where I see the fruits of my labor and where I plant my seeds. In this space where I COUNT MY BLESSINGS...Today I am so aware of them as I get into my paint, my paper ... my joy and dreams. Today I believe in them and know that if I do not honor them I will be but a shell of who I really am. It would be a step backwards...So today, I COUNT MY BLESSINGS ...I am so aware of the love, the support, the belief in me and for me...Today, I am aware that this week was about learning that...seeing that..and growing with that! So that is my wish for you today....If you too find yourself thinking and rethinking what it is that you do and why....sit for a moment..for a day...for a week and see what it feels like NOT to do it...and you will be COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS when you allow yourself to get back into the swing of things. I certainly am...
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 11:29 AM
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Today is a day of feeling melancholy...of reaching for something but not achieving it. This has caused me to retreat, back up and question myself. It would be easy to stay here and wallow around in the negative space. I could be alone and create a spinning of negative thoughts that could drag me down...down...down... BUT instead I am choosing to surround myself with laughter and love! I am listening to my voice of wisdom for better answers for myself. I am allowing that wisdom to guide me to the care that I need today and to reach out to something new, some new star, some new direction. My wish for you today would be that you also listen to your wisdom so that you can make a habit of turning yourself around when things do not go as you had hoped they would. So my manta today is: Tomorrow is another day to begin again!
And my question for you would be:
WHAT ONE STATEMENT CAN YOU SAY TO YOUR SELF TO HELP YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN YOUR INNER GUIDANCE AND THE VOICE THAT LEADS YOU ASTRAY?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 2:22 PM
Monday, August 20, 2007
Today I am aware...I am being observant...I am paying attention to my surroundings and connecting.. Today i am aware that I have not been connecting to all that is around me lately. Today I am stirring feelings of celebration and joy. I am aware of the fresh breeze and the smells of fall in the air..the sound of geese as the fly overhead and the movement of the branches and the plants. Today I am aware of the fullness of life. Lately I have been so involved in my thoughts of business, of creating and of every day living that I have not been paying attention to the rhythm of life around me. To the change it is bringing. So today I connect and I am aware that although I am alone in my studio for my creativity I am not alone at all....
I am part of the whole...and I must be aware of that in order to be part of it! So that would be my wish for you today, that you take a moment to pay attention and become aware of the life around you...to the sun/the breeze/and the birds. And my question would be:
HOW CAN YOU KEEP THIS AWARENESS ALIVE FOR YOURSELF DURING SOME POINT OF YOUR DAY?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 5:55 PM
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I was up late... till 2:30 AM and then up early 6:00 AM...which really doesn't make for much sleep!! My head is spinning...with deadlines..with ideas..with submissions..with more ideas...with gifts that need to be made...with gifts that need to be sent out! My head is spinning with personal issues..breaking old habits...forming new habits...eating right..eating wrong...drinking to much coffee...not drinking enough water...doing this...not doing that! So this morning it was QUITE apparent what it was that I had to say to myself...YOU ARE HUMAN! You are not the bionic woman..super girl...or any other person! I am just ME! And with that I have given myself permission this morning to be just that! To allow myself to do some things and not others and then not beat myself up for not doing it. Sometimes I just bite off more than I can chew and then I get crazy cause I have to figure out a way to get it all done when all I really want to do is take a nap!! So today, I have given myself permission to be HUMAN...to allow myself to smile or cry..laugh with joy to work on somethings, but let other things slide back...to finish projects and THEN start another....Permission to let myself JUST BE! And Permission to know that it exactly how it should be RIGHT NOW and TRUST that! SO,that would be my wish for all who enter here today....May you cut yourself a little slack if you are getting a little down on yourself for doing to much, or for not doing enough...BE HUMAN...what you are doing is JUST RIGHT! And my question would be:
WHAT ONE THING CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO LET GO OF, RIGHT NOW, IN ORDER TO BE A LITTLE GENTLER WITH YOURSELF?
Monday, August 13, 2007
Today has been a day of vision...of seeing the paint, and the projects...the path and the steps to get there with both my heart and my eyes! I have finally admitted to myself that I have taken on to many projects! Yes...I admit it! But with that being said I also, have said that I would not take any more on! Now....I just signed on for another one!! So...today, I am REALLY putting into motion how to complete all that is on my list for this month...I know that if I stay true to my vision and I keep a clear mind and heart that all will be completed in record time, and I will be wondering in the end what it was that I was fretting over! Why is it that instead of just getting to work, we fret over the outcome of it before we have even started it?! So, today, I am clear as to what I have to do, and how many days I have to do it in. I am clear that I can take on this other project because it speaks to my soul...This would be my wish for you today...that you too see your path with your heart and your eyes..clearly and with love for your creative self. And my question would be:
WHAT SMALL STEP CAN YOU TAKE TO START TO PUT YOUR VISION INTO MOTION?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 9:32 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2007
As I sit here and reflect on my week I am aware that I have been a day behind this week! I was off balanced at the beginning of the week with all that was going on in my life that caused me to question people, places and things..but as the week progressed I found that I could handle it all as long as I held onto the love in my heart and the grace of forgiveness...letting go of the questions that I could not possibly answer because it is not in my nature to even think about doing such harm to another person. I am very aware that I DO NEED time alone...silent time, reconnecting time, time to look within for my answers without the sound of anything but the beating of my own heart. And as the week progressed I found some of the smallest things that caused deep smiles allowing them to overtake any troubles that I was feeling and allowing my creativity to soar. I am taking great steps to not only expose myself to myself, but also to others and by the end of the week I saw a glimpse of it within the pages of a national magazine, and this made me so aware to continue to be diligent to the steps that I am taking to connect...connect to myself and connect to other creative souls and those who stand on the edge. So today, as I reflect I am allowing all of this to wash over me, and soak in! I am feeling bright and ready to go on to the next step...for this adventure is taking place with one foot directly placed in front of the other...slowly..steadily..and with passion. My heart leads the way. So that would be my wish for you today, as you reflect on your week...May you rise above any hurt that you have felt and may your heart lead you safely on your way toward the stars. My question for you would be:
WHAT CAN YOU ALLOW YOURSELF TO LET GO OF SO THAT YOU CAN PROCEED FORWARD FROM YOUR HEART?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 7:20 AM
Friday, August 10, 2007
This is my affirmation for Thursday...and I did not actually do it till 1:00 in the morning! Yes, you read that one right...that would be 1 AM!! Yesterday, I was not connecting with myself very well in the morning..I finished up a project and sent it off in the mail...went to the DMV and listened to tales of others...I slept most of the afternoon away, and then found I was not to happy about that!! It was late in the evening when my creativity made itself known to me...Late in the evening when it was quiet and a light rain was falling making beautiful music and providing a delicious breeze. As I worked on a large project, I started to connect...connect to the diligence of my evening. I was smiling deep cores of happiness, both for having myself in paint and for seeing myself in print. Feeling a wholeness for the steps that I am taking...Working in the studio, you become very aware of the fact that art is both a personal and a solitary event! So when asked why I send things out for consideration to magazines or juried galleries, I had to think about it for awhile...was it ego? was it bragging? was it fame?...As I diligently worked into the wee hours of the morning, I became very aware that I focus on details to complete my whole! To share with others, and connect in some way other than to myself with my art! To bring smiles to someones' soul, the way the paint, and the paper bring smiles to me. So as I finally connected, I realized that I was being diligent...to myself, to my whole, to my creativity and I felt a comfort wash over me allowing me to finally drift off to sleep. So that would be my wish for you today, may you focus on your small details, so that it can help you complete your whole. And my question would be:
WHAT SMALL DILIGENT STEP CAN YOU HONOR TO GIVE YOU AND YOUR CREATIVITY COMFORT?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 7:14 AM
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Today I am aware of how easily one can get caught up in the cycle of DRAMA! So much that we tend to forget about our happiness and what makes us SMILE! I am so aware that many of the happiest people I know are dealing with, and handling some very serious things in their lives right now. And yet, they delight in the love around them...Living their life fully by allowing the smallest of treasures to light them up and causing them to smile. So today, I am following that path...I am aware of what makes me smile from the inside out...I am gathering all those wonderful things and bringing them to the front of my life. I am taking my happiness and I am SMILING from the top of my head to the tip of my toes! That would be my wish for all who enter here today. May you find the thing or things that make you so dizzy with happiness that you can't help but smile! It could be as simple as a deep clean breathe or as complex as the birth of a new idea. And my question would be:
CAN YOU TAKE 5 MINUTES EVERY DAY TO BRIGHTEN YOUR LIFE WITH A SMILE?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 2:39 PM
This is my affirmation for Tuesday....
Today I am holding onto peaceful thoughts...I am listening to the birds sing their sweet songs and the sound of the wind as it picks up before the beginning of a rain storm. Today, I am holding onto this serenity and drawing myself into it with a quiet moment that I have been given here and there. By allowing these moments I am aware that I can look at what has been going on around me and find the lessons they have to show me. By moving myself in short movements of time to a more peaceful state I am present with my life today, and I appreciate every moment of it. So that would be my wish for you today also, that you look within, even for short moments, and find a place of peace...Find a place to put whatever negative is going on and look for the lesson it has to show you. The lesson for me today is just to allow my heart to stay open, and to look at the picture as it really is, and not to let the woulda, shoulda, coulda's over take me! My question for you would be:
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO BRING PEACE TO A SITUATION THAT IS WEIGHING ON YOU?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 10:29 AM
Monday, August 6, 2007
Today is a day of contemplation....I am coming off a weekend that has been a series of WHY'S and WHAT IF'S. So this morning I am looking inward, past the hurt, past my logical senseable self...I am unraveling and sorting out my thoughts. When you are dealing with WHY..WHY ME?...WHY HIM?...WHY WOULD ANYONE? You usually cannot come to an answer and swimming around in the WHY'S just racks up all the muck that is hanging around. A rational and senseable person cannot unravel the actions of someone who is unrational and unsensable! It really is just that simple. So today, I am focusing on my own connection to myself, to my family, to my loved ones, to my creativity. Today I am letting go of the WHY'S...Today I am aware that I can handle anything as long as I continue to handle it with grace and love! There are always going to be things that happen..either to us, or around us that cause us to be off balanced, but when we search within our self we will find our peace with things that do that. My peace today is knowing that healing comes...understanding sometimes does not. But LOVE and caring and standing beside people with out stretched hands and hearts will help both of us heal. So my wish for you today is that you too look to the connection between your soul and your loved ones...and my question would be:
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO LET GO OF THE WHY'S IN YOUR LIFE?
Posted by Patricia J. Mosca at 10:10 AM
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Have you ever had one of those weeks...you know when nothing looks right...nothing feels right...and the creative juices feel as if you are stuck in a big pile of mud?! As I reflect on the week that has just passed I am so aware of the lull that I have been in! I did not do a single affirmation this week........Now, I could choose to beat myself up about this (which I probably would of done in the past!!) Or I can look within and see what really is going on with me! I am one who usually has so many ideas running around in my head that I do not often know which one to start on first. But this week has been a week of adjusting to change..change within my body...change within my soul...change within my space. All of the change is GOOD..but adjusting to it has been a challenge! (I am a creature of extreme habit!) So this week, I have taken time to let myself nap...let myself rest...let myself regroup and recharge! This week I have let myself surf the web more..connect with fellow artists more..support others while supporting myself...This week I have allowed myself to start to build a foundation under my castle of dreams...This week has been a week of joy and love for myself and for others..(even though at the time I just thought that perhaps my affirmations had come to an end!) So today, as I reflect on the past week I know that this was a time for renewel for me...a time to grow a little more...to reach a little higher...and to believe a little deeper. It has been a week of allowing myself to rest and be comfortable in that resting. So today, as I write this reflection I am feeling refreshed and ready! I am anxious to get back to what my heart calls me to do. So, that would be my wish for you also...may you reflect on your change and the joy that it will bring to you when you allow it to happen. And I ask you this:
What do you do when you get your feet stuck in the mud...and how can you make it a time that is GOOD for you instead of beating yourself up?