Wise Words: Clarity

This is an incredibly potent, powerful and amazing time in my own journey and on the planet. Can you feel it in your own world? For me, I’m beginning to feel and sense new insights and inspirations around things that have long felt so old and heavy and laden with “impossible”, “can’t be done”, “won’t ever change”. And as these fresh faced new bits come forth and reveal themselves I am so aware of the incredible importance of the emptying out process that Lauren Gorgo refers to, the letting go of ALL that is not sovereign and true you…and me. For how could there have ever been space and energy for the new if there was so much clutter of old?

This world can be noisy and chaotic. Our lives can take on that feeling, too. How DO we get from where we are to where we know we are meant to be? Not should be, but want to be? Where do we begin?

Choose clarity!

clarity [klar-i-tee]
clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity.

When you feel confusion and mental fogginess, maybe it’s time to bring in your own clarity, make the choice for clarity. It is such a powerful feeling to be absolutely clear within yourself, clear in your own space.

A sailboat without a rudder will simply drift on the endless seas.
Clarity is like a rudder in your life.
It adds direction.
It adds that distinction.
It makes those things that are truly important come to the forefront
and it releases everything else that’s mostly noise.
~Kuthumi and Adamus

Simply start with clarity. Choose it! And then allow it to come to you. It’s a natural, an innate part of you. Once you have clarity, you’ll suddenly realize what you need, what you want, what the next step is, where to place your energy and resources. Many things fall away. Other things simply take care of themselves. And there’s a new focus on what truly is important. Energies then can be attracted to that, rather than the hundreds and hundreds of things that are not so important or are distracting you or cluttering your environment. In the wake of that you can then begin to feel your passions, your creations come to the forefront, no longer having to fight for time, attention, energy, space.

So, today I revisit the Queen and my comittment to her, knowing THAT part of me holds the crystal clear, the new, the forward, the desired. Not the falseness I took on, that so often has distracted me. Nor what comes from those parts of us with a sense of entitlement, holding fast to the old, shouting their hollow rant that this is how it’s done…it’s always been this way. The ways that have ground our hearts into dust and trampled our passions. No. More. It’s a new day. It’s a clear day. And again I say…

Long Live the Queen!

To live! Truly live! To forever break this pattern of small…lack…powerless. Moment by moment. Breath at a time. Creating myself as the one I want to be. Creating a life that suits me perfectly. It is not frivolous. Or a “nice idea”. Or something to dabble in. This is important. I commit time. I commit resources. I commit energy. Every day. Each day. Beginning again. And again.

I meet those bullies and demon voices of old right where they stand. They don’t rule me. I revolve them into loving voices, sovereign voices, compassionate voices. I am the Queen, the Goddess, my own One. Those critical voices and put downs are no longer mine. In fact, they never were. They don’t belong here, no longer allowed. They have no power here. I will not carry “wrong” any more…mine or yours. The old can integrate and gift me with their wisdom. Or they can get out. But things cannot remain as they were. They can no longer wreak havoc here. The walls and bars of that prison dissolve like the illusions they are.

So…today – each day – I pick up my power. I claim my sovereignty. I stand as my own counsel and authority. There is no one above me or below me. This is my time. This is my life. This is my creation. THIS IS MY WORLD, TOO! No more unruly inmates running the prison or wounded patients running the asylum. I burn these confining and limiting structures down and return to the palace, the place of freedom, to reclaim my throne!


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Wise Words: Vision Board

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this:
decide what you want.

~Ben Stein

 Sounds great! Get clear about what I want!

Hmmmm…..what do I want? 

Now what? How do I do that?

First, choose clarity.

Second, try a vision board!

Vision Boarding is a powerful tool that harnesses your clarity, intentions and imagination in order to help you manifest what you want. A vision board (also called a Treasure Map or Visual Explorer or Creativity Collage) is typically a poster board on which you paste or collage images that you’ve torn out from various magazines. It’s simple.

The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of what you want to experience, what you want to express, what you want to have, where you want to live, and such, your life changes to match those expressed desires. You attract like a magnet. Your clarity highlights it. Your passion fuels it. Then you open up to receive it, allowing it to flow to you.

Creating a Vision Board

You’ll need:
White Poster Board
Glue stick or rubber cement
Scissors for cutting paper
Old magazines
Pen and journal or notebook for taking notes

Step 1: Find a quiet spot to do some conscious breathing. Play some music, if you like. Relax. Connect withyourself. Then make a choice for clarity. Connect with your desires and passions. Step into your imagination. Imagine the life you want. You may have some sensations and feelings. You may hear words. You may see images. Or maybe nothing will come to you…yet. It will. When you feel you’ve spent the appropriate amount of time with this activity, begin your board.

Step 2: Go through your magazines and tear the images from them that inspire you. No gluing yet! Just let yourself have lots of fun looking through magazines and pulling out pictures or words or headlines that strike your fancy. Make a big pile of images and phrases and words. Notice what comes up. Your vision may shift and take new directions as you play. Make notes in your journal, if you wish. This is a very sensual experience. You can enhance that by playing music you like and that has the feeling that matches what you’re creating. And burning a scented candle, if that suits you.

Step 3: Go through the images and begin to lay your favorites on the board. Eliminate any images that no longer feel right. This step is where your intuition comes in. As you lay the pictures on the board, you’ll get a sense how the board should be laid out. For instance, you might assign a theme to each corner of the board. Health, Career, Spirituality, Relationships, for instance. It may want to be random; the images may want to go all over the place. Or you might feel a story book emerge. Let your creativity flow. Let your intuition guide you.

Step 4: Glue everything onto the board. Add writing if you want, with paints or markers. Another powerful option may be to leave space in the very center of the vision board for a fantastic photo of yourself. One where you look radiant and happy.

Step 5: Hang your vision board in a place where you will see it often.

Note that you might start out doing one kind of board and then your intuition may take over and the theme or direction shifts into a whole different board. Go with the flow. Let it evolve. You might find that you have little epiphanies while creating your board. Can you let it surprise and delight you?

This is about allowing what is within you to come out. To be seen, known, expressed. It does not matter whether your board is literal and specific or just has the feeling, the essence, the gestalt, of what you want. The act of clarifying your vision, fueling your passions and senses and activating your imagination will all support you and your creations. Besides, it’s fun!

I’ve used this tool at various points in my life for various purposes, all with good and sometimes surprising results. Below, I’ve included a few photos of my creations, just for fun.

Happy visioning!


vision board 1_Jessica Sackett

vision board 2_Jessica Sackett

vision board up close_Jessica Sackett

Origin of Beauty Break

 (Note:  I did this one several years ago. One of the recent surprises was when I realized that this was the origin of Beauty Breaks! I guess Vision Boarding works! )

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