Friday, January 09, 2009

Engaging Creativity

"There cannot be too many glorious women." - Marianne Williamson

Most of you started your new year last week. There were fireworks and celebrations all over the world. For me, my new year and my new life starts today. I don't know how Jamie does it, but somehow she started her new book group on the first day of the rest of my life! I had an endoscopy yesterday to confirm my celiac diagnoses. I have had to eat gluten for the past three months so that this test would be right. From today I can start making every bite I take about healing my body. From today I am going to feel better and stronger and more energetic. From today everything about my journey is about health and strength and putting more of myself into my goals and my dreams. This all sounds awfully dramatic and excessive, but after years of fatigue and lethargy, I am almost fizzing with excitement at the possibilities now that I know how to take care of myself!!!

The book this time is The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeekin. In Chapter One, she says, "It was time to redesign my life in line with my limitations and with total allegiance to my truth." I got goosebumps when I read that. That is where I am on my creative journey. It's time to listen and understand who I am and how I work and that I can't force myself to do anything. (There is a part of me will always rebel!) As I said in my last post, every decision needs to be about whether the choice will bring me closer or further away from what I want. And I need to make the choice to get closer more often.

OH - I just found this at Kerstin's blog - go here and listen to THIS!! Trust me! It's like a theme song for getting ON with it!

"In the sacred traditions, the first thing you do in the morning is ask for blessings from the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Because all of the work that you are going to do that day will change the universe." - Laura Esquivel

25 comments:

KathrynAntyr said...

I can feel and hear you fizzing with excitement! As I read about your response to your diagnoses I thought you know Kathryn, you don't need a doctor to tell you what you need to do ~ Start now like Megg and make every bite, every action about healing my body and living my best life.

I look forward to sharing the creative journey with you! Enjoy your new found energy!

Pearl Maple said...

Well done for starting the project.

I am working on a creative project in acknowledging my creativity to blog our story.

Secret Wish Jar said...

Here's to the first day of your new life and the amazing journey we're embarking on. I'm sure that healing your body by eating right will help you to heal your soul to get closer and vice versa.

I'm so excited to be on this path with you!

Genie Sea said...

Here's to a healthier you and to a you closer to your goals! One step at a time :)

Anonymous said...

I love the synchronicity of your story so far ~ your enthusiasm is just jumping of the page! Nice to meet you...

Peace,
Lil
powerofcreation.blogspot.com

sandy said...

i just found your blog, linked from genie sea, and am thrilled to have found you. Your writing resonates , your photography gorgeous. i have added you as a link, for daily inspiration! thank you.

blisschick said...

Sometimes "negatives" like disease can be such a gift, in that they teach us about prioritizing and getting to the basics. It was during the most difficult time of my life, that my life had the most CLARITY; it was then that I could so easily discern what was important and what was not, what deserved my attention and what did not. I learned to say no and have boundaries and focus on my real life in a way that I have not been able to get back to (though I am really working on it!). So I would say, "thank you, celiacs, for showing me the importance of taking care of myself and teaching me about focus." :)

Bohemian Single Mom said...

What a great start! Talk about sycronicity! This is going to be such a wonderful journey for all of us. (me - still waiting for my book from Amazon, hopefully today?)
Good luck & keep up the inspiring posts!

Lisa said...

Just awesome!

pen* said...

there is nothing like a marked change in your health to make you feel like you are reborn. to finally have the confirmation and be able to move forward with life as it should be, must be the most awesome feeling. your joy certainly comes through.

and to be able to coincide that with the beginning of another creative journey... well if that isn't synchronicity!

so glad to be sharing this experience with you again.

xo

Stacey said...

Thank you for sharing the song - it truly is perfect for all of us - it rang true for me....good luck on your journey of feeling better and finding out who you are...

Lisa PN said...

Wow! Talk about syncronicity! I have always believed that the world works in such amazing ways. I wish you much healing and creative magic on the next 12 weeks! I look forward to being part of it with you!

creativehealinggoddess said...

Welcome to the journey Megg, I too am gluten sensitive (I think I will take that test). I have a great wheat free and Rosemary bread that you can make via a bread machine.

I again with 'choices' and how you cannot force yourself to do things. The 'now' is when you want it to be.

Kirsten Michelle said...

This New Year holds wondrous things for you, my friend...I have a very, very good feeling ;-)
Love YOU!
xoxoxoxo

gemma said...

Looking forward to sharing with you through this blog.
:-)

Rowena said...

I just found this group tonight, and reading around, I am finding so many people on the same journey as me. I don't have Celiac disease (I don't think) but everything else you said rings true.

Maybe this is the right place, one of those synchronicity things that finds us starting projects at just the right time with just the right people.

Leah said...

wow, what a powerful time for you, megg!! i'm excited for you!

Dia said...

Congrads on begininning again!
A friend leads a 'glutin free friends' group here, & her older daughter JUST got diagnosed (she & her younger dau. have been 'gluten free' for years - but the older one hadn't tested as having celiac! New test, different gene for the prob!)
When her younger dau got married last year, another mom from the group made a couple of DELICIOUS g. f. cakes!! Yum.

Glad to have you on board, & looking forward to this journey as well.

Sacred Suzie said...

I hope now you can nourish your body and spirit with all that it needs and have strong boundaries against all that it doesn't. I'm sorry to hear about the procedure, it's hard going through those kind of diagnostic procedures. I had a cystoscopy in the fall and it was a total nightmare. Now it's over and we can start redesigning our lives!

Alex said...

Thank you for sharing the link to that Amazing son...it's perfect!

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

happy new year! cheers to good health and a boost in creativity. i wish you every success in our 12 secrets journey.

jennlui said...

oooohhhhh i am soooo sorry to hear about the dreadful procedure. but like you said, now you can move on with your life and lead it with health and vitality!!! i wish this for you... that every step now is filled with health and love and magic!!!

thank YOU for your beautiful comment on my blog, it is truly fabulous to meet wonderful kindred souls in this world!!!

peace and love to you!!!

Amber said...

I am happy for you! And I want to thank you for sharing your story and truth.

:)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi I found you over on Chest of Drawers blog, and then by such a strange coincidence I had just been reading a blog titled Gluten Free Girl !!! This is definetely fate, I have never read about anyone with celiac disease before and to find one just before reading yours must be something. The lady of this blog has had it for a while..I really hope she helps.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Sorry.....http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/