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Faith…

I consider myself a fairly crafty person and I love the whole creation process. Letting my imagination run wild, I love to make a project come alive. It brings me a level of feeling accomplished, while evoking the humble pride of making something out of nothing. It is amongst some of the many activities I enjoy doing and if I take too long of a break from it, I do feel the urge to create rise up from deep within me. It is soothing and relaxing for my soul as if it was soul food. People often comment about my creativity which comes alive through my crafts, my photography, in my paintings or through discussions and ideas. It is spontaneous and requires little effort on my part. I’m blessed that it comes naturally and I don’t take it for granted.
I remember making this bracelet, a black leather band with a simple word charm. One little word to make a statement and demonstrate something meaningful. Something that could express a personal mantra and believe, perhaps a state of being. I had no preconceived notion of what I was going to pick and my mind was clear. It was free of expectations, almost as if I had sent my mind into a few hours of recess to let creativity take over. All I knew was that it should make a statement and describe something meaningful. I had many choices during the selection process and in the end it was the word “Faith” that spoke to me. Without further thought I selected it and the birth of this bracelet was in it’s early creation stages. 

I wear it often, but I never thought about why I selected this particular word and why it stirred the emotions it did. After all I was a believer in faith and perhaps that was determining enough as to why this word stood out. Today I might even challenge it and look at it as a sign, a message to be patient and to have faith, which by the way I needed in large amounts. Today, everything has turned into signs and I am more aware now which makes me ready to not let these signs go unnoticed. The mind believes what it wants to believe and I say to go for it if it brings you purpose and makes you feel good. What you believe is sacred to you, customized to your unique life. It does not require the approval of others as their situations are unique to them living their own life, trying to figure what their own path is. 

Believe and faith were two key words for me and without them, I wonder what truly remains and would help us live a meaningful life! Meaningful, a word with differentiation from person to person, a word we have to pursue and figure out for ourselves. As I was writing this I was trying to name people who lived a truly meaningful life. People who knew they did, people who could appreciate their blessings and people who were working towards their purpose. Maybe in my eyes they did, but I also knew that there view was much different than mine. So I wonder what is left if we don’t hold on, if we don’t have the faith to believe? Wouldn’t it be a negative self destroying existence? I picture it as lonely and dark, with no hope, but filled with negative thoughts and much pain. A playground to feed the ego and create misery.

I was wearing my faith bracelet to work the other day and as you know by now it’s much more than just a fashion accessory to me. Helping a customer, I saw him glancing at my bracelet which was followed by a faint shy smile once he realized that I had noticed his gaze. He was not from here, a foreigner like myself which was further confirmed in his broken English as he pointed towards the bracelet, still smiling and saying that it was nice. Thanking him he asked if it was my name and I declined. It made him smile even bigger as it took out the selfish reasons concerned with the “I” (the ego) as to why I was wearing it. His faint smile turned into a huge smile as he pointed towards the bracelet again and repeated “That’s nice.”

I wanted to share this incident with you to remind you to keep believing. Life is tough at times, with many tests that are often too hard to understand, yet they are the very essence that helps us grow into the beautiful people we become. Nobody has ever become wise without seeing pain along the way. Your experiences will help others and one day your strength will help somebody else overcome and hold on. It is bigger then you and others may find a way to believe through your faith.

So please be strong, believe and keep the faith. ❤️

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

7 thoughts on “Faith…

    1. Thank you very much for your kind words and interest. I will share more of my paintings and photography soon, those seem to be my major outlets to capture the beauty around me or to bring my imagination to life.
      Thank you again, I feel honored and appreciate the follow. Have a great weekend.

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