Archive | August 2014

Letting go… Getting Closure… Walking into What’s Next

Making life changes isn’t always easy.

Oh, it’s easy to move, redecorate, maybe even start a new job or school… at least that’s been the easy part for me. I find that I really enjoyed the “project” side of whatever new event was being created in my life, and in fact, in many ways I still do. There’s an excitement about whatever is new.

I love dreaming, creating new dreams of what I want next, and talking to others about their dreams and exploring ways of how to make them real. It’s a real passion of mine. The problem is getting lost in their dreams and then forgetting about my own.

Although I have been a serious “seeker” of spiritual pathways for more than 28 years, it was only during the last few years that I finally saw the growth from diligently working on my inner self and clearing out old ways of thinking and being that no longer served me. It’s been quite a process and it’s one I am sure will continue for the rest of my life. What changed for me? I finally stopped caring about what other people think.

That may sound mean, but it’s not.

The only person that truly has to be pleased with who I am and what I do is me.

It took me almost my entire life to finally learn that lesson. And let me tell you it feels good. Really good. Solidly good.

Now that doesn’t mean that I don’t care about other people; anyone who knows me knows that I love truly and deeply, that I have wonderful friends and family, and that I give of myself in many ways to the community. But I don’t keep those relationships because I’m expected to, or I have to. Each one of them is a choice I make because it fills my soul with happiness.

I’ve done a lot of letting go of relationships and ways of being that were hurtful, harmful, or just plain made me unhappy. Believe it or not, even though they were really no-brainer decisions when I finally saw them for what they were, it was still hard to let them go. There was a grieving process that went along with them.

Sometimes I want to run so fast into the future that I’m trying to create, that I forget to slow down and breathe. I am changing. It takes time. Breathe, Maria… breathe… The web isn’t going anywhere, yet… there’s plenty of time to grow the business. 🙂

Brightest Blessings,

Maria

 

 

Busy… in a good way…

Life happens, as you well know, and trying to build a new habit of blogging has had its challenges… but they say it’s about progress, not perfection…

I’ve been busy creating some classes, finding a bead shop to partner with for the space and resources, and creating flyers, etc. I’m really excited about teaching these classes again, and I hope you’ll join me.

I love teaching, and I love jewelry so what better way to share the love than to teach a jewelry class, or two… or a whole series (yes, I’m working on that, too!) Exciting stuff!

But for now, I’m running off to get ready for the Metaphysical Faire at the Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship that’s happening today 8/16/14 beginning at 12 noon. I’ll be selling  jewelry, crystals, and beaded handbags. See you at the Faire!

Brightest Blessings!

Maria