Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Word For 2012 ~ Prosperity

Last year I started a journey of intense creativity.... I use the term "intense creativity" because I have made a living at being creative most of my life but in this past year the fire was turned up in my personal life. There were many extreme changes and the only way I got through it all was to channel all of that energy into art. What I found was that I had been channeling most of my creative energy towards other people's dreams most of my life and very little towards my own dreams. I came to the realization that to really prosper I would have to focus on myself. Now, I am starting a new year, learning to channel my intense creativity into prosperity.

With that being said.... Prosperity is relative. I know people with lots of money that I would not consider to be prosperous. To some, prosperity may mean being able to buy groceries to others it would mean a trip to Paris.  To me true prosperity means not only living in abundance but also being able to live my life the way I want to live without having to compromise my beliefs.

I have an alter in my living room where I light a candle every morning and say a prayer and commit to my dreams. On the alter is my treasure box where I have all my wishes, dreams and prayers written on little pieces of paper. Sometimes those words become art. Prosperity to me would mean that all those dreams, prayers and wishes would come true.

Here's to a full year of prosperity, abundance and fulfilled dreams, prayers and wishes!

36 comments:

  1. Good for you, Christina! I wish for you loads of prosperity!

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  2. Christina what a lovely post, I hope every little wish in that box prospers & that 2012 is an amazing year for you x

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  3. I think you have nailed what prosperity means to YOU! Awesome. I love the visual of your sacred space to honor your dreams.

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  4. Christina, I adore your word for 2012 and the way in which you look at this word. You are prospering, in your heart and in your soul. Let's get together soon.

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    1. Thank You! We really do need to get together. I am sooo busy with my art... that is a good thing ... I just don't have time for much else. Happy 2012!

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  5. What a beautiful post, Christina! I really love the idea of your alter with dreams and intentions. Wishing you a prosperous 2012!

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  6. Love your word! I believe you will prosper in so many ways in 2012. Hoping good things come your way! Happy to be flying with you!

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  7. Christina I have learned so much from you in the last half of 2011. You have taught me to follow my dreams and take a chance in artistic endeavors! I love spending time with you and I love learning from you! I sincerely wish your dreams come true! I love the idea of lighting a candle for dreams!

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  8. Christina, I love your word and the interpretation of it!!! Best wishes for an awesome 2012!!!

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  9. Christina, this is so beautiful! I feel more prosperity in my life just be reading your post! I mean that. It helps me focus on what true riches are. I love this line: "true prosperity means not only living in abundance but also being able to live my life the way I want to live without having to compromise my beliefs."

    You give so much to the world through your art and creativity. May it come back to you in spades!

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  10. Thank all you lovely ladies for your comments! I felt like I was being tested while I was alone in the hospital for 2 days and guess what the feeling of being alone only lasted for about a minute then I remembered that I am never alone. It warms my heart that we have created such a wonderful TEAM of creative energy.
    Remember:
    Together Everyone Achieves More!

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  11. You are inspiring, Christina! Thank you for sharing your story and your word choice in this beautiful post. Love your altar idea! Wishing you a very prosperous year...:)

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  12. Christina, I am so happy to see you soaring!!!

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  13. Great word! Hope all your hopes dreams and wishes come true for you this year. xoxo

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  14. Good word and great direction! I wish you the best in your endeavors. Have a wonderfully prosperous 2012. Happy Flying!!

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  15. What a wonderful post! I love that you have an altar with a treasure box filled with hopes, wishes and dreams. That is so special. May you find much prosperity in the coming year.

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  16. Christina - last year I made a commitment to be more focused and intentional and the change was surprising. I now keep a journal of things I'm thankful for and things I need to keep in prayer. I have to admit, I see God's hand in everything. Now I just need to stop interfering with my limits understanding. Just today I was listening to Charles Stanley on the radio and he mentioned the Lord's Prayer. I got to thinking about the line (verse) that says "Give us this day our daily bread". I had a nice long talk with myself about that - it is "In the moment" - not long term in nature. The Lord didn't ask me to pray "please let me contribute to my 401K so that I may have it easy down the road" He said for me to trust him daily for what I need - this is my new goal for 2012.

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    1. Hi Cara! Nice to hear from you. I have have an alarm on my iPhone that goes off every morning that says "Light a candle and pray. Commit to your dream." I say "The Lord's Prayer" every day, sometimes several times a day and every time I say it, it has a new meaning. It is a challenge for most to stay in the moment and trust that everything is as it should be. Hey do you every hear from anyone in Santa Rosa? Richard and Davy Delgado follow my art. I talk to Barbara Baca once in a while and that is about it. Happy 2012!

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  17. I am wishing that you have a very properous 2012!

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  18. May you find much prosperity in 2012. xoxo

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  19. Prosperity and abundance...very powerful words. Christina,I wish you all that these words can bring your way. If you believe it..it will happen!
    Julie

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  20. Hi Christina, I love your word. Its very inspiring!! Wishing you a prosperous and abundant year and may all your dreams come true!! Wini xo

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  21. Excellent word; and wonderful that you strive to remain true to your beliefs. Happy and Healthy 2012!

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  22. another great word choice! best of luck in 2012! -julie

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  23. What a lovely word and great post. I hope 2012 will be prosperous for you.

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  24. I love that you define prosperity as living without compromising your beliefs. That suits my definition too! I have had plenty of money and been miserable, and I have been poor as a church mouse and deliriously happy, money had nothing to do with my state of being...Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I hope all your dreams of PROSPERITY come true! xoxo

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  26. beautiful to hear that your are focusing on your own dreams! I like the intense creativity...that's 2012 for me! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  27. I love what you have to say about prosperity - that it isn't just about money, although that is what often first comes to mind when people hear the word. I am excited for you and what 2012 will bring into your life!

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  28. Christina- with your talent and outlook, I am sure Prosperity will be a piece of cake for you!! Happy 2012!!

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  29. Love your word Christina. Prosperity for 2012!

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  30. Wonderful post, thanks for sharing... It is true we do need to take care of ourselves first to be able to be able to do for others...

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  31. I ditto your definition of prosperity. Thank you for your post it was lovely.

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  32. I love your definition of prosperity Christina! What an insightful, lovely post~ thanks for sharing!

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