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New Beginnings

NewBeginnings

As we kickoff a new school year in my hometown, I like to give myself a clean slate… A NEW BEGINNING. Starting Monday, September 1st, I am challenging myself to create consistently and regularly in many areas of my life. I will be expanding my imaginative spirit in art, writing and grate-full living. I plan on documenting my progress this year in writing, in expressive art, in photography and video.

The THEME I have chosen for SEPTEMBER is NEW BEGINNINGS; and the prompt for week 1 is: EXPLORING LINES.

As I embark on this creative journey, I will share my writing and grate-full living experiences here on A Kiss of Bliss; and, I will share my artwork and art techniques on Blissful Art.

You are invited to join me. You can share your progress in the comments here on my blog or join my Facebook group – Art, Buddies And Creativity: www.facebook.com/groups/ArtBuddiesAndCreativity.  You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AKOrobko where I will be posting videos of my journey. Here is the link to the kickoff video of this challenge: http://youtu.be/YCODHqqsi-I?list=PLoCvvdbjmEyUfbBSUEXvqHU4v1uRSTGHm

Ringing in the New Year

Ringing In The New Year by Dr. Angi K. Orobko

Celebration! Commemoration! 

Joy-FULL-ness Activation!

Praises be made! Tonight and everyday!

We are the ones to PAVE the WAY!

Anchor the moment with festivities!  

Delight in ALL your PAST activities!

Honor the OLD, as you anticipate the NEW!

That is the very BEST thing to DO!

MORE importantly EMBRACE the moment at present!

Truly experience it; make it a GRAND EVENT!

Learn from it, enjoy it, give it your undivided attention.

It is those moments together that build our intention.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 ♥ I am off to celebrate…

more to come in 2014. ♥

 

Purpose

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Purpose has been defined as:

  • The object toward which one strives or for which something exists.
  • An aim or a goal.
  • A result or effect that is desired.
  • An intention.
  • The matter at hand or the point at issue.
  • The reason why something is done or used.
  • The feeling of being determined to do or achieve something.

Each of us has a purpose, but many of us have yet to identify it. When we experience this uncertainty in our lives, it can bring about many negative emotions such as sadness, unworthiness and fear. Clarity of purpose comes from examining our personal experiences. When did we have our best moments; and, when did we experience our worst moments? What did we learn from these events in our lives?

Clarity of our purpose will come by honestly answering these questions and reflecting on our past and present. Everything I have experienced in my life has illuminated my purpose. I have gone through events in my childhood that have allowed me to become empathetic to victims of bullying and similar negative events.

I have also listened to my intuition and I have been open to receiving divine signs. Each time that I have used my gifts and skills in teaching, writing and art to express my wisdom and inspire others, I have received validation in various forms, such as appreciation, praise and opportunities to reach more people.

As you gain clarity of your purpose and focus upon it, you will be filled with positive energy and feelings. Opportunities will present themselves to you that will help you achieve and manifest your dreams and goals. I find that aligning my purpose with my talents and skills, as well as staying focused (not allowing myself to get sidetracked by other ideas) produces immediate outcomes.

If you are not exactly certain of your purpose, it is okay to experiment. Tweak your objective and see the outcome. And, be honest with yourself as your reflect upon this outcome. You WILL come to know your purpose and you will be met with a significant amount of positive energy and emotion.

DESIGN-ate!

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DESIGN-ate!

by: Dr. Angela Kowitz Orobko

Designate a day….to play!
Designate a time…to rhyme!

It is your DESIGN!
Wonderful and fine!

YOU get to CHOOSE!
YOU can’t LOSE!

YOU get to DECIDE!
Time to abide…

and LISTEN to your HEART
That is the BEST place to START!

DESIGN-ate your time; don’t wait!
And do NOT hesitate.

Define your deeds.
Fulfill your needs.

There is a fire in YOU that burns within.
Ignited by a desire or dream, fueled by adrenalin.

Awakening your creative spirit, setting it free.
Your senses come alive, YOU will see

that  it is time that you get to DESIGN-ate
Why do you wait? Don’t hesitate.

Is it FEAR
at your REAR?

Let it BE
Set your soul FREE!

It is your destiny and  fate!
To DESIGN-ate!

Have you been KEEPING your New Year’s Resolution?

RESOLVE…DETERMINATION…PERSEVERANCE…

COURAGE…FAITH…INTENTION…DREAMS…VISION…

TRANSFORMATION…GOALS…CHANGE…FOLLOW THROUGH….

Have you been KEEPING your New Year’s Resolution?

First of all what are resolutions? Resolutions are those decisions you make that you wish to follow through. I resolve…solve again? It is making a firm intention or a determination; it is a formal expression of opinion or intention. Let us work with the definition that involves the word intention. When you made your intention for the year…

1. Were you specific; did you delineate? Instead of saying I will be fit in 2012, define how; for example: I will add 10 more minutes of activity a day and eat more fruits and vegetables instead of white breads and pasta; instead of saying I want to write more this year or I want to write a book this year, set out a plan of writing 3 to 5 pages a day.

2. Have you been taking small, baby steps and/or five-minute starts? For example: taking 5 minutes to plan a meal or to write a paragraph or to walk around your home to get in a little activity.

3. Did you visualize your end result? Such as visualizing yourself fitting into elegant outfit or holding a finished product.

4. Did  you seek help or support? For example: Join a fitness club or program; get a writing coach; or find good writing prompts.

5. Did you get a buddy to keep you on track? For example: A fitness witness or scribe tribe who will keep you accountable.

6. Did you reflect often as we are doing now? Look back on the progress you have made and the accomplishments through the year (graph your progress). Yes there may be moments where you slip up or do not follow through; but, the overall sense of accomplishment is there. You are making the effort. And it is never too late to get back on the wagon.

7. Have you celebrated your mini-victories. Be sure to pat yourself on the back for each day you are moving towards your goal and intention for the year.

September 1st is on Saturday; a great day to reexamine your intentions and reactivate your plans to get to your end-of-the-year goals. 4 months left in the year, that is 122 days plus the four days more days left in this month. Break it down into bite-sized, easy to swallow chunks. Some progress is better than none! Yes, you can follow through on your intentions. You will succeed!

Work in Progress

Life is always a work in progress; one that we get to enjoy or not because the choice is up to us. ~ Dr. Angela Kowitz Orobko

We are the creators of our lives by the choices we make or do not make. It is one that never really reaches completion as each day gives us new decisions to make. Certainly, there may be many steps in it that we can complete; but, ultimately, we are always evolving into the next thing or preparing for the next event or project.

Every moment in time permits us to grow and develop as we experience life and allow ourselves to see the value and lesson  in every word, action and/or event in our lives. It is a choice we can make at any given moment. We get to decide how to act and react to words and events in our lives. Joy comes when we choose positive actions as positive action attracts positive energy. The more you give the more you receive.

Try it. Genuinely smile at someone the next chance you get and make positive eye contact . See what happens in return. Pay someone a compliment and see what happens next. Choose to make a difference and make someone’s day. Refrain from a life of indifference and apathy. Choose to care. See what happens. Life is a work in progress. You can enjoy it more when you choose wisely.

Dependability

Follow through in everything you do. Dependability is key to integrity!
~ Dr. Angela K. Orobko

When we set our intentions and make a promise to ourselves and/or to others, it is important to follow through. Be dependable! This builds love, trust and integrity…even with ourselves. It feels great when we follow through on promises we make to ourselves.

On the flip side, if feels crummy when we do not…like when we promise ourselves that we are going to get in 20 minutes of exercise right after work; and, then we do not follow through. Not only did we disappoint ourselves, but now we did not give our bodies the extra boost we would have gotten from the exercise. That is a double whammy disappointment. However, if we did follow through on that promise, it feels amazing. It really is a self-esteem and positive energy builder.

Reflect on all those times when you said to yourself, ” I am going to….” and you followed through on that intention. You did it! Ta-dah! And, it feels great! When we treat ourselves with the same integrity that we give others, it generates positive energy and love. We can then pass forward and share that positive energy and love with others. That is such a winning outcome!  Show yourself that you are dependable with yourself.

A New Day (a New Month)…

Behold, a new day (a new month)…
with rainbows, sunshine, and blue skies.
New players, rebounds and recoveries.
Abundance, health, and harmony…just like
you’ve been picturing them, right? Right?!

Please tell me you’ve been picturing them!!

~ from Notes From The Universe (by Mike Dooley)

I felt this was a great quote to kick off the month of July, a month significant to the United States as we approach our Independence Day celebration (July 4). Our forefathers had to have embraced each new day as they moved forward with a great vision for a great country.

As individuals, we can picture in our mind abundance, health, harmony and happiness each and every new day with which we are blessed and given. We can visualize sunshine and blue skies even on a rainy day!

We can see ourselves joyful and dancing into our daily routine or maybe even jig into something a tad different from the usual bump and grind. And, guess what, it is delightfully our choice. You may wish to add a little salsa to your standard morning breakfast of 2 eggs and toast. Woo-hoo. Why not spice it up?

Hunger!

What is your hunger, your desire? For what are you hungry? What is that one thing your heart desires to be or have? Is it joy, bliss, fame, success… ? What are you doing every day to work towards that hunger or desire? Do you at least think about it? Do you see yourself there already?

No! Why not? Visualize yourself in your happy place, in your success. What are you doing in that future self?

Me, I am accepting a Nobel Peace Prize for my work in anti-bullying incentives and promoting love and kindness in the world. I am experiencing deep and intense joy and gratitude, because I know I did not do this all by myself. I did it with the help of everyone.

Everyone who believed in love and kindness, in themselves and in me. I am relishing this moment! I am celebrating with the world, because it is a better place because I am here to contribute to it.

I knew one day my daily blogging, creating art, writing, sharing of my time and self would eventually create more love and kindness where I live and makes its way around the world. How could my love and kindness not be experienced by others. Sure, it seemed years ago that I only made a small difference, but I grew to learn that it was those small differences that made a big difference in the lives of others. And, when they experienced joy, they spread this love to others. And so it grew and grew and grew.

Tears well in my eyes to see how much love there is in the world, now…not just because of me, but because each of you were with me. You made a difference, too. We did it together and I feel so blessed to be celebrating this moment with everyone.

That is a glimpse into my future. What does yours look like? What is your hunger, your desire? 

Clarity

What is clarity? Freedom from ambiguity and indistinctness and the state of being clear, transparent or open define clarity. Clarity is a state of certainty and purity most people seek when defining themselves, their purpose and their intentions. When one’s intentions are pure and open then one can manifest his or her desires.

Clear thought, pure intentions and defined dreams are needed in order for manifestation to happen. Trust is built when people state exactly what they want and they are sincere and open with their  intentions. Amicable interpersonal relationships are created. One is compelled to support someone he or she can trust. This support may come in many forms: love, compassion, social or financial.

Think of one’s intentions as being a door, if the door is closed or ambiguous how does one invite support. It is only when one’s door is open and distinct that he or she can welcome support. People cannot support another if his or her door is closed, ambiguous or undefined, can they? At best there will be a sense of suspicion. When one has clarity in his or her purpose, dreams and intentions, then others can support his or her dreams and desires. Consider clarity when defining yourself, your purpose and your intentions and see what manifests. 

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