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Wishcast Wednesday – How do you wish to sparkle?

The incredible Jamie Ridler has done it again!  Her Wishcast Wednesday prompt is right on the money!  (As usual!)

This week’s Wishcast prompt is:
How do you wish to *sparkle*?
The reason that this is such a good prompt for me this week, is that I am currently working on an upward rise of attitude, intention, consciousness…
The last few weeks (or even longer) have been a roller-coaster of emotions, thoughts, and energy.  I’ve made a few decisions about my life–one of them being joining a 12 step program in regards to my eating habits (or addiction as I’ve come to realize).  The first meeting was last night and it was good.  Another decision is to cut back on a lot of the things I was trying (unsuccessfully*) to take part in.  I’ve paired down to the most important things I wish to participate in or accomplish.
Which leads me to my *sparkle* list…
  • I wish that my new updated blog (coming soon) is sparkly, delicious, and inviting–and a place where others feel worthwhile spending a bit of time.
  • I wish to sparkle with my creativity–this year I’m going to do my first craft show, put on a few Dream Board workshops with a friend, and I might even have a creativity blog (working on that too!)
  • My 12 step journey–I know it will probably be fraught with lots of emotions, but my wish is that with the support of peers I will sparkle my way to a level of consciousness that I have yet to achieve.
  • I wish to sparkle with my relationships–that they are fun, easygoing, and enjoyable.
  • I wish to radiate sparkle!
Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them. – Russel H. Conwell

It all began with a dream…

So, a friend of mine at my church – The Centre for Conscious Living, in Winnipeg, Manitoba – who is very creative, fun, and inspiring, started an adventure for people to sign up to (see her page on the sidebar, ABC Creativity). This adventure is called “Creative Dreamers”.

I signed on to do this a few weeks ago but have been “busy” with other things so haven’t had the time (or made the time) to start. Today, I took some time on my lunch break to start the ball rolling. I added a “list” to my sidebar and will keep my dreams listed there so they will be visible all the time!

I’m pretty excited, but noticed too that when I first started my preliminary list (that is written in my Visioning Journal) they were was not specific…”Increase my income”, “Find love”, etc. So…I’m redoing them slowly, thinking about each one and what it is I really want for each preliminary “dream”. As they become specific I’ll add them to my list on the sidebar.

That’s it for today. I really need to work on spending more time here–maybe that could be a dream?!?! I’ll add it right away!


What this blog is all about

So, I’m on this journey of growing into my best life, or creating my best life. This includes my physical health, my spiritual practice, as well as my random thoughts as I take this wonderful trip of life.

I’m starting this web journal to help myself be accountable and to share if anyone is interested. If there is anyone “out there” who “gets” anything from what I write, I hope they share their thoughts and comments with me.

A little about myself…I’m 44, a female, who started a process of getting to know myself after a breakup of a tumultuous relationship–the catalyst. I realized that I had chosen that relationship and stayed with it for so long because I had no sense of confidence in who I was. I had stayed when I knew it wasn’t good, I moved across the country when I knew it was NOT the right thing to do–left my family and everything I knew to be with someone who didn’t know how to treat me well.

I changed a lot in the course of that relationship, and when I finally reached the point that I KNEW I had to leave–for myself–I didn’t know who Ceanne was any longer. The party girl was gone, what remained was a scared, lonely person. I knew i couldn’t go back, but where to go??

That was, believe it or not, 13 years ago. Since then I’ve created a partial life, not quite what I envisioned when I was growing up–but then I’m STILL growing up.

I didn’t think I’d start by writing about my past as I don’t really spend too much time looking backwards any longer, but I read that you need to know where you are to know where you’re going, so…

My priorities…

A week ago, a Practitioner at my church had me do some homework as I had asked for a Spiritual Mind Treatment for “easy sleep that rejuvenates me” and “motivation to move my body more”. A recurring theme in my life is not living my priorities so she asked me to list my top 10 priorities and then track, for a week, where I spend my time”. I have my list of priorities, they are:(in no particular order)

1. My house – Keeping it clean, organized, keeping things in good working order, get rid of “tolerations” (definition below), garden, etc.

2. My “Babies” – My pets. I have a dog and 2 cats that need love, food, attention. And the dog needs to be walked regularly.

3. Crafts/Creativity – I love creating things through crochet, knitting, coloring, beading, etc., etc. Just LOVE making things with my own two hands.

4. Work – Being organized, enjoying what I do, getting good sleep so can be most effective and clear thinking, being on time.

5. Reading – I LOVE to read. My spiritual practice, fiction, personal growth/health, etc.6. Friends and Family – Talking with them (spending time with them), Facebook, church, etc.7. Spiritual Practice – Prayer, church, reading, classes, etc.

8. My health – Physical movement, nutrition, sleep, reading/learning, etc.

9. My volunteer work – Leadership committee, church, library, work activities/committee involvement.

10. Love – Finding love with a man. The following phrase is something I heard a woman describe her relationship with her husband as–and I loved it, so am copying it. “Holy, juicy, monogamous, loving” and I add friendly. I want someone to look at me with passion and love again–it’s been a long time and I miss it.

* Tolerations are those things you often let slide but every time you see/hear them you say “I should do something with that.” eg. a leaking tap, ugly carpeting that will be expensive to change, strange noise coming from your fridge, etc.I’m going to end now because I’ve already wrote more than I originally thought I would and I’m using my Eee which has an amazingly small keyboard that I’m “tolerating” typing on.

Ceanne April 17, 2009