A fantastical day….

Today is a fantastical spring day and it reminds me how lucky I am to be alive and to have so many blessings in my life.

I have had to reach deep down  into my soul to find my creativity and inspiration, there is a connectedness to my life that I had overlooked before. I was so busy paddling upstream that I didn’t take the time to look around at the wonders in my path, I was just moving, trying to get to “there.” I didn’t notice synchronicity or unexpected blessings, I kept my head down and just kept competing for my slice of the pie.

I believed the old saying, “only the strong survive.” I was exhausted and running out of steam and suddenly I looked around and found that I had achieved my “success” but I lost pieces of myself along the way. I was stretching for only one portion of my life and I had neglected a crucial element of life; spirituality.

It finally occurred to me that perhaps I could win in my life without someone else losing and perhaps, even, we could both win. So I began to read everything I could find about personal intentions, destiny and integrity. I found that abundance is a greater teacher than scarcity. There is enough in the Universe for me and everyone else, of course, and if I lift myself up then I can reach back and lift someone else up.

Then I thought of all the people who have lifted me up and I realized that I was already blessed in my life, not with material things but with the many teachers along the way who stopped and saw ME and tried to help.  I hadn’t been paddling this boat by myself, I wasn’t alone, and I didn’t have to crush anyone to succeed.  I just had to find my true north and allow my internal compass to lead me to my soul to my destiny.

It is said, “you wouldn’t have the desire if God didn’t give it to you in the first place,” so it finally dawned on me, I am in charge of finding my purpose and making a contribution to the world. I am here to be the best me that I can be and if I have dreamed it then I can make it come true.

Now I see the moments in my life like snapshots of a scrapbook. I take time to see the flowers, the ocean, my family, and the people in my life as sacred beings I am fortunate to know. I take internal and external photographs of the stunning delights I encounter along the way and it is a joy to share them with everyone.

Now when I look around at my life, I see serendipity and chance as a way the Universe communicates with me that I am finally on the right path. New doors and opportunities have opened and I am saying yes to (almost) everything and looking around at the magic in my midst.

Yes indeed, today is a fantastical spring day, Enjoy!

8 comments

  1. Daniel Iglesias · May 23, 2012

    Great Article for People and their Dreams to come True, with a little Hard Work.
    Nice piece on my Nephew Mark Kito Fuentes. gracias–

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    • artistspromenade · May 23, 2012

      Writing about Mark was a joy, he’s an amazing Artist. Your family must be proud.
      Stay tuned, next article about Mark due soon.
      Your kind words mean a lot.
      Gracias.

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  2. “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jer 29:11

    Thank you for sharing your journey. Truth never changes!

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    • artistspromenade · May 16, 2012

      Thanks for the quote, truth is always the same, and that’s a great comfort, right?
      Thanks for inspiring and supporting my journey.

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  3. Beth Smith Serusa · May 8, 2012

    It’s all about finding your passion and the rest will come together. I feel blessed Nikki to have you back in my life. You are a true inspiration!

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  4. ewbm · May 7, 2012

    Nikki – Beautiful words continue to flow so naturally …. the gift was always there- Nancy Clarke

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