Monday, September 5, 2011

Heart Message, Acknowledged

On Friday, I wrote a Message from your Heart. Turns out, that was a message from my heart. After two months of living in a whirlwind, the time to pause had come. I needed to listen to my heart this weekend, slow down and do what I love. Some photography, some painting, some time with friends and some organizing. (Maybe the organizing wasn't something I love to do, but my heart thanked me just the same.) I had some general, wide open ideas of what to do with my time, and a lot of flexibility within my days. My whole being seemed to give a big sigh of relief.

I have realized, once again, I can only go at warp speed for so long. It's time to focus back in on the basics, listen to my heart and not try to do everything under the sun. If I could do it over again, I wouldn't plan so much for right after our move home from Italy. The great news, though, is the whirlwind is past and I can set my pace going forward. That pace includes photography excursions, like yesterday's, which yielded this lovely photo from downtown Corvallis. My heart sings with all the yellow! The pace includes time to paint, and to hang out with family and friends. Time to write and create new classes.

This message really hit home as I was preparing my guest post for Ashley Sisk today, on The Care and Feeding of Inspiration. You have to listen to your heart, in order to find and keep inspiration. You can't expect it will always be there for you, if you are charging ahead, ignoring your heart.

Message from my heart, acknowledged.

Linking in to Creative Every Day and the Creative Exchange today.


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  1. That is a such wonderful message to listen our heart. I love it a lot.

    This is a very interesting and amazing picture. It tells a story. Beautiful, wonderful and very creative picture. I love it very, very much.

  2. Love your post ~ needed to hear someone else say it too! Awesome photo! Love it! ~thanks for sharing ~ namaste, Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor) linked with Creative Everyday ~

  3. Kat -- I continue to love reading and seeing your perspective on the world!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

  4. I love your post - and I hear you! I've made the tough decision to follow my heart and take a break from blogging (and also blog reading/commenting) to take care of a few things. Hard, but necessary...

  5. REALLY loved the post Kat. Thank you.

    Thank you also for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  6. Thanks for coming by my blog. What a wonderful post--such wise words for us to listen to. Glad your "whirlwind" is over and you can slow down and enjoy your time. Have a lovely week. Mickie :)

  7. This is so true that you have to follow your heart... Great post and I love your picture... Karen

  8. I think listening to your heart is the core of creativity. If you ignore it you end up unfulfilled and unhappy.

  9. Wow... I'm at that same point over here. I'm finding that I have so much on my to do list that I'm accomplishing very little..... Time for a pause....



  10. Kat, love how you find a different view of the world - not the standard image that we see over and over again! Refreshing!

  11. Wonderful post! I love the photo!

  12. Self care brings out the muse. Terah


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