This Is How I Make A Living From Being Me


Ok. That's a photo of me dancing in the rain at Total Alignment.


Dancing gang of Fearlessness



That's a photo of me and my FEARLESS™ Painters dancing in the rain at Total Alignment.


Rainy Day Painting



These women are so freaking awesome that they even grabbed some vellum bristol and paint and started painting in the rain!!  Seriously!! Look for yourself....


Collaborative Painting (Jennifer, Lisa W. & Tasha)


Now, if life couldn't get any better....here's a couple photos of me actually "teaching"
at Total Alignment.



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Yeah, check out my classroom!
What do you think of the overhead lighting I just put in?!?! Hehe!


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But here's the real thing I want to share with you.
Something that I realized in a flash while at Total Alignment.

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You know how I got here?  How I'm able to do what I do--and get paid--simply for being me?

Well, I figured it out.  I realized what it is.

And guess what--you don't need to take a workshop or purchase someone's e-book.
The answer is way easier (and cheaper) than that.

Total Alignment 2011

My entire life changed and started to transform
the moment I stopped thinking of my dreams as dreams,
and instead started believing that they are
actually my calling.

My whole purpose.

My reason for being here.

jennifer

When you finally accept
that the truths your heart keeps whispering to you
are actually what you are here to do.

The whole Universe rises up to serve you.

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Is it easy?
Not always.

Is there great risk involved?
Hell yeah!

Can you fail?
It's guarantee failure will be a part of it.

But failure happens no matter what--
If you chose to listen or not.  No running away from that one--
so why not make friends with it instead.

lauren

So I ask you, my dear friends,
when will you stop thinking your dreams are just dreams
and start believing it's your calling?

Because believe me.

When you finally do-
your life won't be the only life that changes.

There are hundreds, thousands, even millions of others--
simply waiting for you.




31 comments:

Painting Herself Into Being said...

This message/reminder made my heart soar! I'm going to put this up somewhere to remind me. It's an extra special reminder, because I *know* my calling is to gather women and support them in opening to their calling and living the life of their hearts desire.

Fabulous work, Connie! Thank you for being you!

I say YES to my calling NOW!

Blessings,
Sheri

Purpletreebird said...

A lovely post! How I wish I was there with you all, it looks such fun! I hope that was a warm day in the rain, they really are buzzing aren't they? Thanks for sharing your wonderful time.
Jess xx

Kelly Warren said...

wise woman, you are, my dear. looks like a fabulous time was had by all!

Mike said...

Fantastic post! I had a HUGE epiphany yesterday related to this very thing. I've spent too, too many years not being "me" and while it has served me in some ways, it's not served me "well" overall. It's time to start being who I want to be when I grow up!

Again, fantastic post!

hali said...

*sigh* you speak to my deepest ♥.

Lisa said...

Once again, I have the chills. My heart sings with your words in tunes I didn't even know I could express.

happytrees said...

You always give me the courage to be me...I love this post!

Traci Johnson said...

This is my favorite post of yours....EVER! It's so true and something all of us have difficulty wrapping our heads around. You are truly courageous and such an inspiration Connie!

Ellie Di said...

Hells to the yes! Believing that what you've got is your real, true purpose makes everything a zillion times easier. Some days it's hard to remember, but the days it comes easy are 100% magical.

Marianne Cantwell said...

ooooh! This is one of my fave posts from you honey. Gave me goosebumbs all over. I realise it's very very ironic given what you said about not needing to read this in a book... but seriously, I'm quoting you in my book :) You have so much to share wiht the world, keep on being YOOOOOU! We need more humans like this.

Mwah x

stacie said...

Wonderful post Connie. May have to bookmark this one to go back and visit when I'm having one of those days. Thank you so much for sharing :)

Lis said...

There comes a time when putting off being me, living MY life, tending to MY dreams is no longer an option. It's crazy that we do that at all! Yes, these are wonderfully dangerous thoughts ... I am responsible for my dreams and they so want to be born ...

This is just what I needed to read today. No more distractions, no more excuses, no more "I'm not ready yet" - just simply this: NOW. (Atha Yoganusanam)

Beth said...

Yes and yes and yes. Thank you for this reminder!

Anonymous said...

The words that came to mind ..... were ...

"Can I?"
"Yes, you can"

when I read this.

Jeniffer Hutchins said...

I love you!

Natasha said...

You JUST kicked my ass - HARD - again like when we were in our Red Rock cave I LOVE you so deeply, madly, passionately for it...I FLIPPIN' love you...Thank you for being SUCH a gift to my entire life. Have I mentioned I love you??? Oh and the lighting in that classroom was bad ass!! oxoxoxoxoxox

Steph said...

A calling... I'll play with that. It's already setting in. Thank you.

Best wishes,
Stephanie

Claudine Intner said...

Wonderful photos! I absolutely love what you wrote, too. I may print it and hang it in my studio. I like the switch from dream to calling, purpose, etc.

Alisha said...

I love this. I suspect that there are others, like me, who are having a hard time figuring out what their calling is. I feel like that's MY holdup, anyway.

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Connie, Connie, Connie,
This is truly an amazing post. This resonates in my heart. Love it. It is the inspiration I needed this morning. Thank you.
See you at Life Book.
Kyles :D

Nancy LaJambe said...

Wow. Simply incredible. I love your spirit and amazing heart!

Jami Yanoski said...

Love this post and I LOVE YOU right along with it. I'm so impressed with your overhead lighting. I will dance in the rain with you anytime, anywhere, Connie! Jami

Debra said...

Wise words and just what I needed to read today Connie - thank you! x

Amber said...

This brought tears to my eyes and made my Spirit jump in a way that says "Come on Amber you can do this!!"

Thank you! You have no idea how inspiring you are to me!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Becca said...

This is so beautiful! I want to be out there in the rain dancing and painting too! Thank you for sharing these words of encouragement.

Lisa Graham Art said...

What an absolutely positive ray of light you shine here.

Many thanks!

♥ Lisa

tia said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I had this up to read for a week and finally read it today, just when I needed to read it. Thank you again :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Beautiful! I believe this! God gave us gifts and talents and if we only recognize this, it would make life simpler, because it would be "duh! I was born for this!" Patsy from
HeARTworks

sperlygirl said...

you are an inspiration, connie. truly. xx

Creatively yours Fi said...

Awesome Post!!! Thanks so much :)

Matt said...

Your site is a great resource for all art journalists. Also, I am really excited about 21 secrets 2013. Lately I find myself 'stealing' more and more time for my art. It's inevitable that I will 'steal' it all very soon, and that wasn't too hard to own. Thanks,

Matt

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