Friday, August 28, 2009

This is so beautiful, I have to share ....

From Daily Om ...

Supporting and Inspiring
True Leadership

When we call someone a leader, what we sometimes mean is that they are the best in their particular field; they are inspiring because of how much they accomplish. To be highly accomplished is impressive, but that isn’t what leadership is about. True leaders are not just high achievers; they also support the people around them to achieve, and, in certain cases, to become leaders themselves. In other words, true leaders do not create a static group of followers. Rather, they create an environment in which everyone can develop their potential.
True leaders don’t get so caught up in the forward thrust of their own energy that they forget about others or the larger environment. They set an example with their actions, and they also support others to act. This is why true leadership is so rare.

Not everybody is cut out to be a leader, but most of us have the potential to serve in a leadership role at some point in our lives. When doing so, we might want to be inspired by the highest manifestation of leadership, remembering that we are meant to forward not only ourselves but a whole environment—an ideal, a plan, the people around us. While this won’t be easy, it is the true meaning of the job, and we can trust that we are capable of it. Otherwise, we probably wouldn’t find ourselves in the position to lead.

It’s also possible that we have determined that our gifts are best applied in a secondary position, supporting the efforts of a leader whose vision we admire. In this case, we can ensure that our energy is best applied by holding the person for whom we work to a high standard of leadership. In this way, we take responsibility for our own gifts by guaranteeing that they will be appreciated and developed in a way that best serves the whole.

This is just another message from the Cosmos to me about the blessed relationships I have with several Ladies who have come to my aid, support and encouragement whether they were "training" me, advising me, laughing with me or just reading and empathizing ... Their "leadership" is to me, a Gift.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Been awhile ...

Since I posted .... just so busy working at the spa, creating my new line of jewelry and keeping up with the many sites I am on ... like my first post said ... so many things to do so little time ...

Jeepers !!!! I best get busy :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The 3

I believe human beings have physical energy, mental energy, spiritual energy. The 3 ...


What we feel and think and believe gets projected into the Cosmos, whether it is positive or negative. I wonder sometimes if negative is easier to project, it seems there is more of it. It is easier to smile than frown; but to do so sincerely is the key. Do your eyes crinkle when you smile? Are your thoughts smiling too? Is your heart light?

Having courage requires Energy. Staying the course, believing in what you are doing, despite the odds, requires a type of courage equal to a Warrior. A Peaceful Warrior.

As a bodyworker (my "real job"!!!) I have a bubble around my Self that protects me and expresses my boundaries when with clients. If I am not in the Now, my bubble becomes fragile and is easily penetrable; a clients Energy - positive or negative - will find its way inside my bubble. It requires much Energy of The 3 to always be in the Now. When physically touching clients thru massage, my bubble must be a little extra strong, like a double bubble, otherwise I am wide open for their own Energy to overcome my own. If they are tired, sick, weak, angry, depressed etc. that Energy swirls around me. On the other hand, if they are happy, healthy, compassionate, rested, that Energy also swirls around me. The one brings me low, the other lifts me up.

Just as being with someone crying can move us to tears of our own, so does someone's eye crinkling smile make our own face smile.

Here in the world of handcrafting - jewelry for instance - I have sometimes been down, discouraged, frustrated, and envious of the success of others. I have not been in the Now. I have cast my negative 3 into the Cosmos, my bubble has become fragile. And then, like a ray of Sunshine, like a positive force from the Universe, someone or something, comes to me and I am overwhelmed by beauty, goodness, positive Energy. I have found beautiful, positive, eye crinkling, happy crafters whose joy and love of creating - using their 3 Energies - have swirled around me and uplifted my own 3. I am encouraged by their beauty, I am supported by their compassion, I am enthused by their creations.

Yes, true positve projection of The 3 requires Energy and courage.
To the Peaceful Warriors - Ladies, I am Blessed by your friendship.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Paying It Forward ....

It's been a while since I posted. I have been so busy with work in the Spa, then home responsibilities, and the little free time I have I finally get to make some jewelry. I try to squeeze in some post time with my two shops, but it isn't easy! You all know what I mean.
I've also been Paying It Forward. When I needed help there was and still is, one particular person I go to for help, Susy of earthexpressions. And now I have another Friend, Peg of Temptations, that I've been helping out. Peg has pretty earrings for us "grown ups" as well as a line for the little ladies in our lives.

Please give Peg a moment of your time and visit her studio on ArtFire as well as Etsy. Drop her a line to say hello - we artisans need to support each other by ....
Paying It Forward ....
Turquoise Royalty

Golden Hearts and Berries

Victorian Affair

Monday, July 27, 2009

FYI and aren't they just the Jam!!

Fun fun fun ... I have been having a blast creating earrings using sweet half hoop Sterling Silver earwires I purchased from my lady Etsy-an ... Please visit her shop to find great goodies at super great prices.

One of my youthful expressions has returned to me in my middle years; when super excited about some thing, I'd blurt out "isn't that just the Jam" or similar .. I thought I'd explain so not to be confused with a spreadable Jam.

Then again, isn't spreading excitement .... like spreading Jam?

Have a smooth Monday ;)

Lady Raven

Gem Drops - Yummy ;)

Gem Drops are sweet little yummies that drip from your ears like candy Gum Drops we ate as kids.

Colorful, fun new creations from me to You .... Enjoy! But ... don't eat them!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Goodies ;)

I love my new goodies and will soon be presenting them in my jewelry shop:

But for now, here is a wee preview of just a few that I purchased:

For more, please visit the lovely shop where I purchased these lovely pendants:
Susy is such a wonderful Spirit ...