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This is that breakthrough painting.

Last week Minnow Pond Tarot was recommended to me. It’s a combination of Tarot and astrology, with readings each week for each of the astrological signs. Well, I like Tarot, I have a set of cards, and I like to lay out a reading for myself on New Year’s Day and occasionally other days, so I tuned in to his YouTube channel. Wow. The reading for Virgo, April 18-24, was AMAZING. Lots of great cards–the Star, the Lovers, the Chariot, lots of Cups (love) cards. Finding your perfect match.

A great week for love but also for realizing a long held dream come true, a wish realized. His advice was to stay open, avoid distractions, stay focused, and do all things with intention.

This is my collage from 2017 with the beautiful word YES as its focal point.

Well, that reading lit a fire under me. There were a few possibilities for the dream or wish come true, “a thing that you’ve wanted for four or five years finally coming into reality.” Love? The perfect match? Hmm. I don’t know about all that. There’s where your Limiting Beliefs card comes in. But painting. I had said for years that I wanted to paint. I thought this could be the thing.

My painting that week took an amazing turn and I was loving what I was painting, using colors that fire up my heart and soul, knowing just what I wanted to do day after day in my studio. It felt qualitatively different. I had a level of confidence that I’ve not had with painting. I loved what I created. I had also just rid myself of a very big distraction in my life and had a great sense of freedom.

One of a series, inspired by my “breakthrough” painting

I listened to that two-part reading three times, while painting. So maybe those cards were telling me I’d have success, love, a dream come true and now I’ve looked for those things to happen. Maybe I’m imagining the synchronicity. Or not.

OR maybe his words and those cards simply inspired positivity and confidence in me, gave me the ability and the mindset I needed to turn a corner with my painting. Who knows? And what if they did? How great is that?

Either way, if it’s magical thinking or not, it added a layer of extra greatness to my outlook, my confidence, and my painting. It made me think, here I am! This is me, painting like a painter! Here this is! Any and all help, boosts, and nudges accepted. Resources are out there for the taking. Why not say yes?

“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking”

― Albert Einstein

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” ― Pablo Picasso

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Thanks for listening,

P.S. MerryThoughts is the name of my first book, out of print at the moment. The word is a British one, referring both to a wishbone and to the ritual of breaking the wishbone with the intention of either having a wish granted or being the one who marries first, thus the “merry thoughts.”