On another note, I have been meditating! The last few days I have been taking 15 to 20 minutes to just get quiet. I tune my iPod to some nature sounds and find a quiet place to relax. I would like to report that I am actually enjoying it and find myself looking forward this part of my day. I don't freak out when thoughts and ideas stream through my mind anymore. I just let them come and then let them float on down the stream. It is quite interesting what your mind will begin to show you when you actually turn inside and begin to pay attention.
I also picked up a couple books on jewelry making. The first is called Enchanted Adornments by Cynthia Thornton and I LOVE, LOVE it.
I have never made jewelry before so I am a complete beginner but I have had an inkling to learn how and I just adore how this book is set up and the ideas behind it. This is from the back cover:
"Transform your ideas into art jewelry. Learn to infuse meaning in your jewelry with this innovative mixed-media book from Cynthia Thornton, the creative mastermind of Green Girl Studios.
Harness your inspiration, create magical elements from metal clay, wire, resin, and found objects and then turn your ideas into wearable art."
The other book is Beading--The Creative Spirit: Finding Your Sacred Center through the Art of Beadwork by Rev. Wendy Ellsworth.
I have not had as much time to look through this one but it also looks very inspiring and I can't wait to get into it. This is from the back cover:
"Beading and my spiritual path are intricately interwoven. It would be difficult for me to separate the two because they are so completely intertwined with one another. As I sit and weave with my beads, I allow the Creative Spirit to flow through me, and though my hands are doing the work, another force is actively participating in the process. This force is a transmission of Spirit that fills me with deep inner peace and joy as I bead. As a result, the practice of my art form has become a creative path to my sacred center."
A Project From the Book
I also joined a bead kit-of-the-month club thingy to help me learn the whole process. You only have to pay for the projects you want and can return the others. I will let you know what I think of it but I am really excited to get started.
I hope you are all doing well. I wish you a wonderful blessed day.