The ruminations of an artist on art & life...art quilts, beading, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking are all my passions, I love to explore creating....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Soul Coaching: Turning Points in My Life

This week is WATER WEEK and I have always loved sitting on the back deck of a boat and watching the boat's wake.....

I wrote this list of TURNING POINTS in my life--then realized they were all about relationships....I left out moving from a tiny town of 120 in Alaska to a larger town of 50,000 In Washington State! which was a huge turning point....or my 3 week trip to Russia in 1985 with Alaskan Performing Artist's for Peace--a trip that changed my life...I'm puzzled why the only turning points I first thought of had to do only with the love relationships in my life?





I can't even begin to look at what I gained or discovered from each of these events in my life....this requires too much introspection for me right now. Perhaps I will be able to return to these points some time and do this....

Ah yes and SOUL COACHING : DAY 7
We were supposed to write our "soul mission statement" ---and answer the question of "Why am I here?" this took me awhile to see--but then I had an AHA! moment and knew this :

THE PURPOSE OF MY LIFE IS TO SHARE MY CREATIVITY

whether I do this through teaching or having my designs printed on wallpaper or fabric, or by selling my artwork or giving it away doesn't matter....I just need to be creative and share the results or my skills freely....

Today's Quote : "
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. " --Maya Angelou

3 comments:

todayandeveryday said...

I love that you have written down your turning points to revisit at a later time. Even just one or two at a time would be eye opening, I am sure.
Your mission statement sounds perfect to me. Sharing creativity can only lead to a beautiful, peaceful planet. Thank you!
Peace~
Dawn

Kesia said...

you forgot one really important turning point...JASPER!!!

freebird said...

That is a great mission statement. I've begun to realize it is mine also. Yes, I am a wife but I may not always be. I am a mother but my kids are grown. But every day I can create and all my family, myself and even strangers can benefit from my creativity. Glad you had your AHA moment.

Relationships are a very big thing in our lives. I usually see myself as wife and mother before anything else and what are they but relationships. I think men see it differently and you'll hear them say I am a carpenter, or naval officer, or chef or whatever their profession is first with relationships coming after.