Friday, January 22, 2010

I Found My Key !

Crow Messenger,
what message are you carrying for me
when you fly over my house with your murder,
each evening at dusk ?

For the last few days, I have been a little trapped by my "crazy brain".

That is when my head spins with analyzing thoughts,

"why" thoughts, "you are not doing enough" thoughts,

"you are doing this wrong" thoughts,

or even stupid, unreal but scary

"catastrophic" thoughts.

It has been a while since I got stuck in that trap.

It took me a little while to remember that I have the key to unlock the trap.

I have it in me all the time.

I just some times forget to use it !

So this morning when the thought trap tried to get me with those crazy brain thoughts

like

"What are you doing with your life?",

"Look at what others are doing. You are not as good as them!"

or

"What are you going to BE for the rest of your life????",

I finally remembered and picked up the key !

Know what, Kimbo, You already BE !

BE in this moment.

LIVE your life today.

Do what you LOVE.

And that is enough.

That is more than enough.

That is all you have to do.

Stop thinking...

Just BE...

Man, it feels good to be free of that trap!

(weird but true - a crow just flew over my house cawing its heart out as I typed these words! I guess he was glad that I finally got the message. ;) )

This Friday for the Queen means beading some sweet birds that will be flying off to a special friend on Monday. Later a nice walk with that Chica-dog and the camera (and a happy face on my exercise calendar). A Saturday with the hubby and then I am headed off to the Great White North for a week for a good long peeps fix. That is what I will BE up too. ;)

I hope you can BE happy this Friday, Beautiful Ones !

20 comments:

Sherry said...

It makes me smile when I hear you -- that you realize you hold the key and then you remember to use it!! We all hold the key...you spread a good message!!

I hope you enjoyed your walk and the exercise (I'm off to go swimming at the indoor pool...I've done nothing all week and I need to get my butt moving!)...

Enjoy your weekend and your time in "the great white north"...lol!! Nanouk you shall be named!! ♥

beth said...

be yourself....or just BE....that's really all we can ever do and YES, it's enough...always !

xoxoxoxoo

have a great time with your peeps....you always do :)

Debbie said...

Contentment and enlightenment! I hope you can hold on to both of those:)

slommler said...

Spending days doing what you love to do is so freeing and a luxury!!! Swim in it....fly with it....enjoy!
Your birdies are so wonderful...please show us the ones you are beading too???
Hugs
SueAnn

BJ Lantz said...

"Dow What you Love" is a gret Mantra and I have a sign that I painted in my studio that says just that ( http://bjlantz.com/2009/07/21/2512/ ).

Also, when I start thinking - look what everybody else is doing, and how come I'm not.... I find it is time to take a blog break and stop looking at what other people are doing and refocus myself ~ on doing what I Love :-))

BJ Lantz said...

And proof read. Always a good thing to do.

DO what you love...Not DOW.... great...

jingle said...

going green,
feel so keen,
i grin,
I sing,

loved your post,
so joyful to visit and enjoy the feast of arts...

cheers, ;)

kitasmom said...

you are spendidly perfecto as is! don't you just hate those "rerun" tapes we all seem to hear? and just when something fantastic is around the corner! don't peek! Linda

Deb said...

Two simple words but oh, so powerful ~ Just be ! And girl, you just be who you are ~ fabulous, wonderful human bean ! ;)

arlene said...

Those thoughts are banished, and your peace is unlocked. YOU are creating beauty, peace and love in a hard world. You are kind to others, and to Yourself!
I love your birds! They are more than enough, and so are you.
hugsxoxox

Anonymous said...

Way to go Kimmy! Life is so amazing and so are you for being open to receive the message when it comes!! Where would you rather be and what would you rather be doing?...I already BE! Yay!!!
Love you precious one.
Mom

Lynn said...

Thanks for coming over to Artshine today and leaving your lovely comment.

I am so happy I came back to meet you here. Your blog is beautiful. I cruised through many many pages of LOVE, the most wonderfully inspiring art, and our twin cats!
Is yours female? It looks smaller than our Henry V.
Will be back soon!!! Keep on arting! You are wonderful in all ways!

Lynn said...

PS: Is there a way to join / become a follower your blog? I don't want to miss your next posting.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this! I'm about to do a post on my other blog about just living. I love your energy in this especially the feeling that you freed yourself from that trap...I know that trap all too well.

I also love the smiley face on your calendar, I'm gonna have to try that. *hugs* and enjoy your trip!

Bethany said...

Thanks for this beautiful reminder.
I LOVE your birds.
They make me smile smile smile.
How does one chose a color I wonder?
The green calls to me.
But the pink...
And of course blue birds...
Please keep doing what you do.
I want so much to just get an art journal started tomorrow.
Stoping by here is always such inspiration.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

kikipotamus said...

Kim, I'm so glad you found the key. Being stuck in that place is NO fun.

SE'LAH... said...

we all have the key...
we just need to use it.

my hubby's 96 year old grandmother always says, "let not your heart be troubled". i share this with you too because it's been challenging these last few weeks but this too shall pass.

hold your head up.

one love.

Miss Meliss said...

You're right - you're not as good......cause you're so much better than you can even imagine. I totally see it babe!

~You are pure magick to me~
Melissa

Kate said...

I don't know how I missed seeing this post but I did. Anyways I hope you are having fun on your getaway.

Kate

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! Terrific message! And a cute kitty too! :-)