The Ripples from our Actions

ripples“Having a vested interest in other souls unconditionally creates a ripple effect that produces miracles in the lives of those around us.”
Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths

The ripple effect is either positive or negative and you get to choose. That can be very exciting or daunting. Right now our reality seems quite daunting and scary. The what if’s are flying around unchecked and we are scaring ourselves crazy. What can you do when you feel there’s nothing you can do? Get clear about yourself. We can’t change the world if we don’t know what’s going on inside ourselves.

get-clearGet Clear is my motto for this year. What do I really want out of life? How can I serve without burning myself out? What are my priorities, focus, and intentions every day? Where are my feelings and anxieties coming from and is it the way I was conditioned to react?

How do we focus and unearth our inner wisdom? With a visual journal and morning journaling. You need time after you ask yourself questions and the way I recommend is to use art as a tool.

journalWhen you get up, take some time to just start writing. Don’t worry that you don’t have anything to write – oh honey, you do! There are many mornings when I wake up groggy and just look at a blank page. I write the first thing that comes into my head and keep going. Your thoughts don’t usually come out all nice and neat. I find myself being very random and bounce all over but I always find at least one gem of inner wisdom appears on the page.

Don’t know where to start? Here are some prompts: If money was no object, what would I be doing? What is my intention for today? What is my focus? What is so important for me that I would fight for it? What am I feeling? Where does this come from? Am I living my life authentically or am I playing a part that I think society wants me to play?

I used one page for two days worth of journalling. No one can read it, it uses less paper, and you have a great background for a collage project. You gain your insights as you write so you don’t really need to go back to look at it. If there is something that you want to remember then that becomes the focus of your visual journal page. Write that thought on another piece of paper and collage it on top of your writing or write it in big black letters right on top.

You are creating ripples every day with every decision you make and action you take. So many people are just blindly flying by the seat of their pants and causing anxious jagged ripples. Get clear on the best way you can love yourself so your ripples are the result of your inner wisdom.


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