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Who are you–really?

It’s been a few months since I’ve written anything on my blog–it was never very far from my mind, But with my starting OA (Overeater’s Anonymous), my mind has just been elsewhere (which it needed to be), and I didn’t have much to share with the great wide universe in writing–I sure shared a lot emotionally and spiritually. ;o)

We become more certain of ourselves
as our authenticity emerges.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

I was on Facebook yesterday and came across this question from TED’s website, What is your greatest passion and how have you been able to develop and sustain it? This got me to thinking, “what am I passionate about?” I did reply to the question–my creativity and learning/self-discovery are the two things that I believe are a part of my everyday life; because that is who I am. I can’t imagine being on this planet and not having those in my life–I just wouldn’t be me, I believe. Now, I know that there’s so much more to me than just these two traits or characteristics, but these are core to who Ceanne really is.

This is what I wrote: ” I first saw this conversation yesterday so have had time to think of what I would answer. I thought my answer would be about my creativity–I love to dabble in a LOT of forms of creativity: crochet, knitting, painting, cross-stitch, decorating, collaging, etc., etc. I spend time in most days doing some form of creativity. My job is very administration based, paperwork, research, etc. and my logical brain needs to do that too…But, the one thing that is constant in my life is learning–whether it be through conversations with others, self-discovery, reading, journalling, education, etc., I LOVE learning. I know I’m on a journey… “

While I was reading other’s posts to the question above, on TED, I came across a quote that I have paraphrased into my own (ie. I “borrowed” it, and changed it, a bit)–What you’re passionate about is not just something you do, or accomplish; it’s about who you really are. And…I thought I’d share with others because I really think this is such an important thing for all of us to know–when we are being truly ourselves, we are living the life we’re “meant” to–living our purpose. And that is not just a great thing for ourselves, but it’s a great thing for the planet too!

What are you passionate about–who are you REALLY?

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Wishcast Wednesday – What do you wish for your home?

Talk about synchonicity!

It’s been a few weeks since I posted.  I have been going through a bit of deep contemplation and change but had nothing much I wanted to really post about.  I had already decided that I would post this week for Wishcast Wednesday when I received a post from my friend and inspiration Andrea from ABC Creativity.  Her post so inspired me that I responded to her post and thanked her:
Thanks for this post! There are several things you said that really struck me (inspired me).
 
1. “I’m not interested in living an “ordinary life” and I sure didn’t want an “ordinary” house.”  – So often I look around my house and it doesn’t reflect who I really am–there’s only one room in my house that does and that’s my bedroom–because I decorated in colors, textures, and items I LOVE. I am going to take more time and reflect on who I actually am as I continue to redo my house in my own “authentic style”! — you know this is something I have been working towards for years, and I AM getting there–this is just a huge great reminder.
2. “I wanted a house that would nurture me and my creative dreams.”    – I’m more in that space now than ever before and, as above, am working on making sure I have creative space that inspires me.
3. “If you want more of something in your life – you have to make space for it. In your home or your calendar or your thoughts or your heart–somewhere you’ve got to make space for it.”    – YES!!! Thank you for that glorious reminder!!
 
As I start getting ready to write here about Andrea’s post and her inspiration when my e-mail pops up with an e-mail from Jamie and her question this week is…

 What do you wish for your home? 

 Almost as if Andrea and Jamie were talking–but definately on the same wavelength!!

 So, in addition to the above, I wish for my home to (and it already does a lot of these):
 
– Welcome me when I come home, to envelope me in it’s warmth and comfort.
– Inspire me, motivate me when needed.
– Provide a place of rest and rebuilding when life gets tough.  A lifting off spot for me.
– Show who Ceanne really is, so that when anyone walks in they “get” that this is my home.
– That others are comfortable and feel at ease and welcome.
– Julie Jordon Scott talked once about how she has quotes on her front door – I have that on my creativity “to do” list as something I’ll be doing this summer.
– I think I may take some of Andrea’s inspiration and do some creative art work right on my walls.  I actually have recurring dreams where I do that–perhaps Spirit has been trying to talk to me!
 
When you learn to love and let yourself be loved, you come home to the hearth of your spirit.  You are warm and sheltered.  You are completely at one in the house of your own longing and belonging.  – John O’Donahue
Prayer and housekeeping–they go together.  They have always gone together.  We simply know that our daily round is how we live.  When we clean and order our homes, we are somehow cleaning and ordering ourselves.  – Gunilla Norris

Here is everything I’ve cherished;
That these walls should glow with beauty,
Spurred my lagging soul to duty;
That there should be gladness here,
Kept me toiling, year by year…
Every thought and every act,
Were to keep this home intact.
– Edgar A. Guest