Ah so it has been a few day now since I've written for this book! The last time I wrote I was feeling really overly emotional and couldn't understand why. Well since then it came to light that a solar flare had struck the Earth and many were affected of my friends. It made me extremely tired as well as a few others I spoke to! So I slept, allot! I have been sleeping so much that I was scarcely awake enough to write or get very much done! How ever I did manage to to get some commissioned art in during the few hours I was awake, and I have made a couple new friends as well!
One of those friends is another Photographer who I thought lived in Charlotte but actually lives in Brazil. I contacted him and shared an idea I had for a photo shoot and guess what! He is going to do it! I shared all of my notes and sketch with him and told him he would own the rights to the final product. I asked only for some credit and I can use it in my portfolio. Other than that no money is going to exchange hands and he is going to take care of everything! I was amazed! Also I mentioned doing behind the scenes photography and video and he said it was a good idea and he is going to do that also! This is crazy!
It all started with a feeling of wanting to take my photography further, to take my ideas beyond what I felt Glenn was into. I like a challenge and I felt passionate about it. So in a flash really, a whole design came to mind and I immediately sketched it down. Then pretty much right after I contacted a couple photographers, though honestly this guy was the one I was looking for and was the second one I contacted. I just felt a certain way about him. He seemed so open and like he was putting out the vibe for new ideas. He got back to me pretty quickly and jumped on it immediately. The initial concept sketch I can share freely, because I made this. It has the temporary title "Goddess of the Wind". I really hope he and his crew does a good job with it, in any case I am so excited to see what is possible when we fully trust and follow the passion of our hearts and tune in.
I mean pretty much any idea I come up with I feel now that I can instantly find the right person to bring it to life and in some cases hold the final product in my hand within days! Every single incident that worked out to date I had first felt a passion that excited me and made me feel so alive, then took action on it. Also it was always a win/win scenario where all I cared about was doing what felt like it fulfilled the call of my heart and if I were living from my mind in those moments I certainly would have gotten too caught up in ME ME ME, looking for way I can get as much as possible first. No, that's not how I function now, it is always "How can I fulfill this feeling and have EVERYONE win?" In fact it's even simpler than that, it's just a passion that I follow through on. When it wades and and begins to diminish so do I from involvement with it, and everyone comes out enriched because everyone is filled with such intense gratitude that both parties are constantly searching for how to GIVE more!!! I'm telling you, follow that passion! Be a gift and let your heart fill with gratitude so that your constantly compelled to give more, and the same thing will happen to them.
It's best not to become dependent though. We come together for a purpose, and there is a flavor, an energy, a newness, and soo much gratitude there. We can tune into when it is time to begin to shift our energy to other things if we are just honest to ourselves about how much passion exists in any particular venture or partnership. Just be honest with yourself first, then tune into the next step on your path. Passion!
Which reminds me that we may have a whole list of intentions, but we must release them ALL and take action on what we feel most passionate about in the moment. It may not even seem to pertain to any of our intentions! I am finding this is more accurate than to focus on eliminating fears as a lesson. If we are WILLING to face our fears but FOCUS on living for our PASSION then naturally fears come up and those are the ones we need to face! If it is your PASSION to face your fears, well then that's what you do! :)
All things creative.