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Fabulous Friday at Where Women Create with photos of THE CREATIVE CONNECTION event held in St. Paul... check it out!

Let Me Whisper Your Magnificence in Your Ear

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Have you allowed yourself to embrace the great wonder of who you are recently? 
In my research for this week's blog post, I've collected a number of quotes which I cannot expand on any more than what I have found. They all call to me, saying, just share. I hope you follow my line of thought...
"The real work of life is not what we do every day from 9-5... The real work is to allow ourselves to be who we already are, and to have what we already have. The real work is to be passionate, be holy, be wild, be irreverent, to laugh and cry until you awaken the sleeping spirits, until the ground of your being cleaves and the universe comes flooding in." ~Geneen Roth
"Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality." ~Wayne Dyer
"You can search throughout the…

Thoughts on the Art of Grateful Receiving

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There is an art to receiving gratefully. I'm still working on it, but it is definitely an art. When I think of the gifts I've received, I am always warmed at the gesture, whether it is a holiday or to celebrate an event. It is easy to receive gifts on such occasions, as it is something we are taught from an early age. Holidays are another time of receiving gifts which make it acceptable to receive without a great amount of introspection.
When an unexpected gift comes along... it can bring surprise and perhaps a twinge of uncertainty. What should I give in return? What is the expectation? The reason? One of my favorite authors and mentors Florence Scovel Shinn tells us that "Giving opens the way for receiving." I have not always been a grateful receiver, sometimes being uncomfortable. I've learned, however, that I can be a more generous giver by receiving more gratefully. In honoring the giving, we must graciously receive the gift. And in receiving, we allow ou…