Monday Manifesto: Two Rubies aka Carolyn Rubenstein

One of the other FABULOUS ladies I follow is Carolyn Rubenstein aka Founder of Two Rubies.

Many a Collage I have made from her quotes, Inspirational Thoughts, you name it. CLICK HERE to see more

I find her site and words to be very profound and moving.

Her weekend ideas are always helpful to me

Her ideas for Inspiration Boards are unique and inspiring of course

The best Manifesto I have found and liked from her was this one

18 Guideposts on Your Personal Journey

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/now-is-everything/201109/18-guideposts-your-personal-journey

18 Guideposts for Your Personal Journey

  1. It’s okay to struggle, it’s okay to wear (and own) your imperfections, and to fall flat on your face – as long as you keep reaching out for support and maintaining the courage to put one foot in front of the other.
  2. Actions speak louder than words.
  3. Learn to say no as much as you say yes. Less is more. Replace “Could I do more?” with “Would I like to do more?”.
  4. Mistakes are powerful gifts. Don’t leave the lessons within them concealed – gently unwrap a mistake to gain the wisdom within its rough exterior.
  5. Ask why before you ask how. Intention is required to create your compass.
  6. Action deflates fear – always.
  7. Recycle. Don’t fix what’s not broken. Reuse what’s worked before.
  8. Trust your intuition. Resist second-guessing.
  9. “Success” cannot be defined by others or even put into the hands of others for evaluation. If left unguarded, your success could be taken away at any moment. If you equate success with your intrinsic worth (even subconsciously), then you will be left broken apart.
  10. Be more proactive and less reactive – to better align your reality with your vision.
  11. Attempting to avoid negative events and situations proves an exercise in futility – negative things happen to everyone. However, adversity can often provide an opportunity to strengthen character, deepen emotional fortitude, and increase your overall sense of self and self-worth. These life lessons can only come when you decide to channel through difficult circumstances while relying on the gift of embracing self-empowerment.
  12. Time and energy are not equal. Improve their interaction by learning their unique characteristics.
  13. Don’t get stuck within the details. Whisper to yourself the words of Terri St. Cloud: She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.
  14. Remember to breathe.
  15. By acknowledging when you don’t know the answers and shedding light on your vulnerabilities, you are creating space for your authentic self to live wholeheartedly and courageously. We learn the most about ourselves from the moments in which we let down our guard and admit, “I don’t know all the answers. I am uncertain and that’s okay. How can I transform this experience from one of self-doubt to one of self-compassion?”
  16. When the journey gets tough, remember the words of Margaret Thatcher: You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
  17. Gratitude is the greatest gift you can give to another human being.
  18. Greatness is never achieved. It is something you must intrinsically bestow upon yourself.

(Sorry for so late in the day for today’s post. Recovering from a FULL 3 day show weekend)

Until Next Time,

Xoxo

Trisha Trixie

 

Monday Manifesto: Danielle La Porte Manifesto of Encouragement

A few years back when going thru something profound, this is just ONE of the wonderful ladies of Inspiration (that could be a whole group I swear) and I was very much into making collages at the time. So I not only printed this and posted it on my mirror but I made a collage and I shared it on FB.

I have this on my wall and read it nearly every day

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The manifesto of encouragement

right now:

There are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness.

Someone you haven’t met yet is already dreaming of adoring you.

Someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that will change how you look at life.

Nuns in the Alps are in endless vigil, praying for the Holy Spirit to alight the hearts of all of God’s children.

A farmer is looking at his organic crops and whispering, “nourish them.”

Someone wants to kiss you, to hold you, to make tea for you. Someone is willing to lend you money, wants to know what your favourite food is, and treat you to a movie. Someone in your orbit has something immensely valuable to give you — for free.

Something is being invented this year that will change how your generation lives, communicates, heals and passes on.

The next great song is being rehearsed.

Thousands of people are in yoga classes right now intentionally sending light out from their heart chakras and wrapping it around the earth.

Millions of children are assuming that everything is amazing and will always be that way.

Someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they’ll be thriving like never before. They just can’t see it from where they’re at.

Someone who is craving to be partnered, to be acknowledged, to ARRIVE, will get precisely what they want — and even more. And because that gift will be so fantastical in it’s reach and sweetness, it will quite magically alter their memory of angsty longing and render it all “So worth the wait.

Someone has recently cracked open their joyous, genuine nature because they did the hard work of hauling years of oppression off of their psyche — this luminous juju is floating in the ether, and is accessible to you.

Someone just this second wished for world peace, in earnest.

Someone is fighting the fight so that you don’t have to.

Some civil servant is making sure that you get your mail, and your garbage is picked up, that the trains are running on time, and that you are generally safe. Someone is dedicating their days to protecting your civil liberties and clean drinking water.

Someone is regaining their sanity. Someone is coming back from the dead. Someone is genuinely forgiving the seemingly unforgivable. Someone is curing the incurable.

You. Me. Some. One. Now.

http://www.daniellelaporte.com/inspiration-spirituality-articles/the-manifesto-of-encouragement/

What not Wednesday: Finding your Inspiration

 

I am a big fan on living by a motto.  It helps you keep on track.  My inspiration in life came from my grandmother.  See, I have always been known as a people pleasing perfectionist.  I’d never speak my mind, but my grandmother said to me,

“Nothing and nobody is perfect.  Who wants to be nothing and nobody?” 

When I find myself in a rut or overstressed, I just stop and repeat this motto to myself.

There are many other quotes that inspire my life.  As many of my friends and family know I am a huge Audrey Hepburn fan. I love this quote by her

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” 

I am the kind of girl who loves to enjoy the beauty in the world, but sometimes I forget to listen to the good internal voices.  There are so many bad voices in the world.  However, I have a metaphor for all the bad things in the world.  This is an activity I do with teenage girls, but I actively use it in my own life.

Paint yourself a cup

  1. On a styrofoam cup, draw 4 items that you are proud of.  Examples; accomplishments, goals, family, friends, strengths or etc.
  2. I have everyone talk about their drawings.
  3. Then I tell the world that most people walk around holding out their cups.  I say, “Look how easy it is for me to put something in your cup'” and I pretend to drop an item there and I say something like, “You are very strong.”
  4. Then I stop and say, “What if I go to put something bad in your cup?  What do you do then?”  Responses vary as people are different.  I’ve gotten responses like, “I’d slap their hand, turn my cup upside down or just let it happen.”
  5. I propose that people hold their cups close like a football.  Then, they get to decide what goes inside.  If someone is having a bad day and says, “You aren’t good enough, ” I can stop and think and decide that this is their issue and not mine.  Their negativity does not belong in my cup.

This is a metaphor for life of course and I don’t literally hold a cup, but when people talk to me I decide if I want what they are offering me in m cup.  If not, I choose not to take it.  This may end some relationships as people don’t always respond well to your carefree attitude.  However, it is best to choose your own image.

I used to think
Trisha Trixie lives the motto

Be Fabulous! 

Let good forces guide you my friend.  Today, I am off as I too have been inspired by the Summer of Color and Trisha Trixie’s latest creation.

summer citron

 

So, I’m off to create!  Check back later for my creation.  🙂