WHEN WE GET WHAT WE WANT

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” Buddha

The first thing to do when you get what you really, really want is to notice it. So often, we are so caught up in focusing on the next thing, that we fail to realise we have achieved a major goal, accomplishment, or heart’s desire.

One way to do this is to break your life down into seven year cycles. 0-7, 7-14, 14-21, 21-28, 28-35, 35-42, 42-49, 49-56, and so on. Look at how every seven years have been different and what you have accomplished in those  periods. You’ll be amazed at how much has happened.

Sometimes we are so busy living our lives that we don’t notice how much we already have.

Shine like the whole Universe is yours.” Rumi

Often, when we achieve something major, we run the risk of feeling like we don’t deserve it. You do deserve the gift, whatever it is- destiny says that it’s meant to be yours. Listen to that small, depleting voice that warns, “I don’t deserve this”, “Somebody might take this away from me”, “I’m a fraud,”- that voice may be trying to protect you, but that voice is not your advocate. You deserve success. You deserve happiness. You deserve to live the life of your dreams.“In my defencelessness, my safety lies.” A Course in Miracles

Just be grateful and say thank you. Be open to receiving that which is wonderful.

Creative Coaching/Power Sessions are available via Skype- email me for more information. Current live workshops include “Acting Fundamentals” Thursday evenings at Tantrum and “Imago Actors Studio”- see website for details. To make enquiries about workshops for schools on Performance and Creativity (options for students and teachers) please email clairepasvolsky@gmail.com

CREATIVITY AND THE POWER OF PLAY

“Only children believe they’re capable of everything.”- Paolo Coelho

As a Creativity and Acting Teacher, one of my greatest joys is seeing inspiration come alive. When adult students of Acting and Creativity get motivated and switched on, they become gloriously animated and childlike. What is that about? I believe it is a rememberence of their true self, a coming “home”, if you will.

So many people have severe wounds from their childhood, but if you examine the purity of the child as they play, before any harm or self consciousness or shame has been inflicted on them- this is the essence of true creativity. Creativity is freedom, it is like taking flight, knowing that you are safely and divinely protected.

I ran a workshop on the weekend on Creativity and I was introduced by a former student as someone who “creates a safe haven for artists to flourish. Students are encouraged to be themselves, to be inspired and to play.” That was awesome. That is what I try to do in all of my classes, I just hadn’t thought of it like that.

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Transformation occurs in my workshops and courses. People are rarely the same as when they arrive. Why would you want to be? I think we all need to be supported as we expand and grow into a higher version of ourselves.

“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” Rumi

Perhaps our “prisons” were not of our making, but now as adults we have the chance to propel ourselves into higher vibrations of consciousness and creativity. Be free, seek freedom, seek to feed your creative soul. What is it you want more of? What do you want less of? Not sure? Need clarity? Join one of my classes or coaching sessions and fly!

Workshops start this week- “Acting Fundamentals” Thursday evenings- 8 weeks, 6-9 pm, “Imago Actors Studio” Saturday mornings 9-12- “Unleashing Your Creativity”- a four week course starts in August. Coaching available via Skype. xx