Monday, April 25, 2011

Life Is The Occasion

Hello dear friend,

How would it be to live your life every day as though it were a celebration, a unique event… a special occasion? I wonder at what amazing feelings you would tap into and how that would flow for you?

When you live like this, full of magic, expectancy and wonder, you are ready for anything: you are saying loudly and passionately to your universe, 'I am beautiful and so are you, and if we get together in this way, anything is possible'. You are getting in to the mode of ecstatic Living, and you open the door to inviting serendipity to be your frisky playmate.

One of the ways to invite your universe to dance with you and enhance the feeling that life is indeed the occasion is to dress up. So, I love to dress up every day to suit my mood, muse and kick for adventure and to help me align with my true Ideal Self ( the Self I see in my imagination. ).

Here is what I played with today:

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Inspired by the swirling, kaleidoscope colours of apricot, tangerine turquoise, fuchsia pink and yellow of an exquisite, exotic chiffon and sheer silk dressing gown that caught my eye at a bargain price in a discount store and that I had converted into a dress! Layering it with an orange slip to preserve some mystery and cinched at the waist with a cool, aquamarine, green leather belt, studded with turquoise stones (I like to call them 'pieces of sky') to gave it a bit of an edge, topped with my pièce de résistance: a ‘Jackie Brazil’ necklace echoing the tints and striations of nature’s palette.

Then I want to go and celebrate me and my life. So, I followed my impulse to take a walk on the beach; I wanted to immerse myself in the beauty I see all around me and extend myself into the landscape: I am flowing with my fancy, jesting with the timbre of my joy. I hear John whistling to me far away across the vast expanses of our beach and coast at low tide; he was sunbathing near a little green grotto - he happened to spot me and wanted to take a picture of me! (Synchronicity rises to meet you when you are having fun, following your flow and being whom you love to be.)

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I love this idea of making great art and beauty out of me, my dress style, all in relationship to the landscape. And so when John offered to take a photograph, I jumped for joy!

I danced with John, the camera, and nature.

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Wow! What a lovely way to feel my love and connection to the Beauty, Love and Light that shines through us all. I love to rejoice in being in the centrefold of my universe: the symbiosis between me and my world becomes both explicit and exquisite.

I am the art, the artist and the act itself! Life indeed becomes the occasion when you paint yourself boldly and freely in the picture.