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Making a Rainbow Feathered Canoe

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

I had a vision of a Rainbow Feathered Canoe flying through the air and carrying me on a Shamanic journey into the land of the ImagiNation.

Once the vision landed I knew I needed to make it reality. The first thing I needed to do to start bringing this vision into reality was get a canoe!

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Since the vision came during the chilly winter months it proved to be more challenging than I expected to find a canoe. But finally I found the perfect canoe. I saw it and felt it would be the perfect Shamanic Vessel to carry me into the Land of the ImagiNation.
Kevin Thom helped me get the canoe into my studio and we had some laughs as we realized this canoe was already transporting us into some nü realms.

 

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Once I had the canoe, I primed the surface with white paint and noticed the canvas floor mat had a message for me…

I had been using this canvas floor mat for years and during one of my very first Soul Art workshops, one of my students, Sabrina Armani, wrote the message “Love is here” on the floor mat while she was painting.  It was such a wonderful surprise to rediscover this message and see it pointing at the canoe!

 

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The canoe is ready for feathers!

 

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For over a year I collected rainbow feathers to gather up enough to cover this canoe.  There are thousands of feathers!

 

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Before attaching any feathers I wrote a dream story all over the body of the canoe so it would be ready for its feather adornment. While I was writing the story I felt like the canoe was giving me a navigational map for where it wanted to travel.  So exciting!

 

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Attaching thousands of feathers is a meditation in patience.

I’ve already devoted days to the process and it is almost half done at the moment.

 

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I absolutely love being in my studio bringing visions into reality. I feel like I enter I deep meditative space of channeling when I’m in the creative process.

I do have some creative quirks that help me through the creative process…

I don’t wear any makeup when I’m working and often have a clay mask covering my face. When I’m creating channeled art a lot of energy is being processed through my body and the clay mask helps draw it out.  For the sake of this photo I took the clay mask off, but I imagine I’ll share that too in the future. We’ll see, it makes me feel kind of vulnerable.

For now, I’m over the moon excited to complete this massive project and share the final creation with you.

We’ll be featuring the Rainbow Feather Canoe in the upcoming nü Icon Movie!

Keep watch for the nü Icon Movie to be realized in October 2014.

I shared one of my little quirks, wearing a clay mask while in creative process.  I’d love to know about any little quirks you have that help you through the journey of bringing visions into reality. Is there anything odd, interesting or unique that you do while you’re creating?

Share your thoughts, what creative quirks do you have?

nü Icon Sound Healing

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Not too many people know this, but I actually had a very full life as a musician in my teens, traveling around the world performing with world renowned musicians at International Events like the World Series, before focusing all my energy on the visual arts.

When I left music at 18 I was scared of it.  Through my 20′s I rarely even listened to music. About 5 years ago I started my journey back into the arms of music by beginning weekly private voice lessons. Even my voice teacher will say it took me over a year just to feel comfortable opening my mouth.  There was definitely some deep healing to do with sound.

This year I wanted to nudge into this a little deeper and challenge myself to include sound in this year’s nü Icon Movie creation. Last year we had the luxury of recording Ariel White’s beautiful voice for our theme music. This year, I wanted to be part of the process in some way.

So we included a group recording session during our recent nü Icon Movie Intensive.

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Our Rainbow Tribe of nü Icons including Summer McStravick, Alia Melissa Hall, Liz DiAlto, Laura Hames Franklin, Jess Johnson, Ariel White, Jody England, Cora Flora and myself flowed into the vibration of our own unique sound.

There was definitely some divine orchestration happening as we each discovered music and sound vibration to be a strong component of our own Iconic Essence.

 

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Jess Johnson’s unique voice offered strong musical leadership. She became the Heart of the Dragon leading our rhythmic tunes.

 

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Ariel White is a pure channel for sound. It was her beautiful voice that was featured in last years nü Icon theme music. She has been a huge source of inspiration for me personally to reclaim my voice.

 

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Cora Flora’s liquid love sounds ooze with brilliance. It is a true honor to include her radiance in the musical recordings for this year’s nü Icon Movie.

 

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All the nü Icons added their unique magic to the mix.  Music is one of those art forms that touches on a deep vibrational level.

I’m not sure how the recordings will turn out, but I know that as an artist there is always an edge to dance on. There is always the next level to stretch into. Music is my edge at the moment. I sense you’ll be hearing more of my voice in the years to come. I’m still a bit shy about it.

Since the visual arts are so easy for me it is humbling to nudge into sound again because I feel all the vulnerabilities that come with tapping into your true soul’s expression. Art in any form is a divine love affair that requires the deepest level of trust. To be able to share the intimate crevices of your being is nothing short of magic.

I look forward to sharing what we created in the upcoming nü Icon Movie. To be released in the Fall of 2014!

It is our Intention to guide and inspire thousands of people to connect with their Iconic Essence and open the door to the next level of their expression.

Share the magic!

 

 

nü Icon Movie Intensive Behind the Scenes

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Rainbow Tribe Connection!

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8 nü Icons joined me in my studio July 11-14th for a Movie Intensive. Each nü Icon explored their Iconic Essence in their color vibration as we worked/played on creating more segments of the upcoming nü Icon Movie. Here’s our incredible rainbow of nü Icons:

PinkSummer McStravick

Red- Alia Hall

Orange - Liz DiAlto

YellowLaura Hames Franklin

GreenJess Johnson

TurquoiseAriel White

Indigo BlueJody England

PurpleCora Flora

I wore white throughout this Intensive and explored its energy as a space creator.

The dragon has been a guiding force for this whole project, so it felt especially magical to find this dragon while filming on location in the forest.

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When starting any nü project I always tune in to see if there is any special symbol, animal, spirit guide or mythical creature that wants to be part of the creation. This year the Dragon came forward in so many ways with a strong wind of magic snapping on its tail.

 

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It is one of my deepest pleasures to guide creative spiritual journeys. I feel like I enter the zone of bliss, love and magic!

 

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All of the nü Icons opened effortlessly to their own unique expression and played with all the creative processes as if in a trance.

 

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The creative process has waves of deep silence along with pulses of wildness. We rode it all.

 

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Part of the creative process included making Portals that would become the skeleton of a dragon. A Portal is a type of Dream-catcher that opens a sacred gateway for the next level of expression. Each nü Icon built a Portal to open a door to the next level of their Iconic Essence expression.

 

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At moments I just watched in awe. I am a true believer that we are all creative and have the capacity to activate magic, we just need the sacred space and the belief.

My Intention with the upcoming nü Icon Movie is to guide and inspire thousands of people around the world to connect with their Iconic Essence through this movie experience.

 

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My studio absolutely loves holding space for sacred gatherings. It seems to dance with delight as people gather for a deliberate purpose of circulating love through creative inspiration.

 

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We also experienced healing sessions by Laura Hames Franklin throughout the creative process. It was the perfect compliment to all the intensity of creation.

 

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Ariel White, Turquoise, and I on the magic Star-ship discussing some very important galactic ideas!

 

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Ariel, Turquoise, grounding her beauty as we venture out on location to film outdoors. Nature is such an important part to all the work I do. I feel the true nature of everyone’s Iconic Essence connects with nature in some way. At the root of who we are, we are Nature.

 

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Cora Flora, Purple, taking a moment to nourish on the abundance of the moment.

 

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Friendships ripen through soul recognition. When we see each other through the eyes of our Iconic Essence there is instant connection.
Here’s Laura Hames Franklin, Yellow, and Summer McStravick, Pink, enjoying a soul connection moment.

 

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Nature nourishing the nü Icons, returning them to the knowingness of their essence!

 

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Kevin Thom and I on location.  Kevin is the photographer, videographer behind all the visions I conjure up, including these behind the scenes shots. We’ve created so many projects together, we are truly creative soulmates!

We took a moment to acknowledge each other and our special bond and celebrate the creation of this nü Icon project.

 

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We linked all our individual portals together to create a Rainbow Dragon.

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Building a Rainbow Dragon on location is an adventure!

 

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Oh my gosh, we had no idea how it looked as we ran through the tall grasses, but we were a unified Rainbow Dragon on a mission! We sang, laughed and sweat a LOT. We were also happy to take it all off and feel the warm breeze blowing up the hill.  I think we’re all eager to see the movie to know how that turned out!

 

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Back in the studio I interviewed each nü Icon about their journey to discover their Iconic Essence and how it connects with their lifestyle and entrepreneurial career path.

I had many flashbacks to my radio years where I interviewed thousands of creative, spiritual thinkers from around the world. I love interviewing creative people because I’m genuinely curious about them and their unique journey. I also love excavating the gems that shape a persons brilliance.

 

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We truly created magic!  Our nü Icon Movie Intensive opened my eyes and heart to the next level of what is possible in collaborative co-creation.

The nü Icon Movie is an innovative, interactive movie experience that guides you on a Vision Quest to connect with your own Iconic Essence.

Keep watch for the nü Icon Movie to be released in the Fall of 2014! 

Share the magic! We want to inspire thousands of people to connect with their Iconic Essence!

nü Icon Intensive

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

7 of the nü Icons from my year-long nü Icon program joined me in Canada for an Intensive, June 26-27th. We worked on their Iconic life and career and filmed an episode of nü Icon: The Movie, to be released in the Fall.

Here is a glimpse into our nü Icon Intensive experience and movie making magic….

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There was an application process to fill 7 spots to represent each color in the rainbow. Here’s our International Rainbow Tribe:

Pink: Joan Marie from USA

Red: Fleur van Til from Ecuador

Orange: Jill Soenen from Ontario, Canada

Yellow: Yoshi Arima from British Columbia, Canada

Green: Ute Lambrecht from New Zealand

Blue: Sunne Bernt from Australia

Purple: Christina Szegedi from Switzerland

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Creating your Iconic life and career takes some serious focus!

 

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We laughed so much! There was so much joy in connection and conversation throughout the whole Intensive.

 

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A bounty of love and inspiration flowing in every direction.

 

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Dancing, shaking it up, stirring it up, activating embodied abundance on all levels!

 

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“Connecting with your soul tribe feels like being held and carried by the winds of love”.

-Fleur van Til, Red (and pregnant!) from Ecuador.

 

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“I had vowed to stop all classes and workshops!! Then Laura’s MAGIC appeared!!!! True life-changing shifts have occurred!! THANK YOU GOD, THANK YOU, LAURA, your powerful magnetism to gather inspired, like-minded souls together, is the most exhilarating experience life has to offer….and Laura’s profound intuitive skills open huge doors during group and private work! THEN…all of THIS is personified by waterfalls and trees shifting your very foundation. It is truly challenging to find the words which capture the transformations from this lush adventure. “

-Joan Marie, Pink, from USA.

 

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“What I have learned from this journey, among many other things is, the power and the potential of a community of like minded people who resonate on a deep soul level with each other. The bonds that form between like-minded, heart centered, creative soul-seekers can create massive shifts, transformation and growth in our life.”

-Christina Szegedi, Purple, from Switzerland.

 

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“I love experiencing a new perspective – it shakes us up a bit, provides us with new insights and possibilities we could not see before. At the Intensive I felt surrounded by my beautiful and heart-centered Tribe. Together, we explored topics in a way that took us out of our ego mind; we experienced how to connect with our inner guidance, how to access our intuitive creativity – and it felt so invigorating, so good, so generous! My new perspective has been broadened by experiencing first-hand how we can live in our true Essence in this World. Thank you so much Laura for this amazing transformational experience.”

-Ute Lambrecht, Green, from New Zealand.

 

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“I could have read a thousand books, watched a thousand videos about life shifts and it would not match the level of transformation I felt from EXPERIENCING this nü icon intensive. Those magical moments of meeting up in person and connecting, conversing, eating, laughing, working out, crying, hugging, with you all sent me through a portal into BEING. I paused every once in a while and took in the moments; sitting in the Soul Art Studio, doing all the filming work outside, holding the anticipation before I met each one of you in person… My mind had to catch up to the experience MY HEART HAD PULLED ME TO. This work is life changing and life shifting, and the core radiant component of it all… is LOVE. I love you all for following your heart and walking the path to revealing to the world, more and more of the SPIRIT YOU ARE.  I miss you all so much but you are all a part of my heart forever.
What we shared was poetic, timeless existence.

-Yoshi Arima, Yellow, from British Columbia.

 

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“The energy created by each beautiful person who was present during the Intensive held space and support for the the effortless flow and expression of who we truly are. An Absolutely magical and enchanting experience!”

-Jill Soenen, Orange, from Ontario, Canada.

 

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So many creative rituals to deepen the experience both in the studio and out in nature.

 

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Fleur van Til, Red, discovered this magnificent creature while out in the forest.

 

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Our Soul Family sharing amazing food and super charged water together, feeling deeply nourished by the whole experience.

 

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We played a game were we let our cell phone cameras explore the studio to find interesting images. I discovered the studio loves being photographed and seen through nü eyes. Maybe you’ll see some of the cell-phone camera snapshots from all the nü Icons on social media.

 

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Sunne Bernt, Blue, warming up her yoga moves for filming at the waterfall.

“This Intensive gave me and everybody else who attended a platform which we stepped onto that supported us to shift our reality into the nu paradigm of living from our iconic essence. This experience has settled into the cells of my body and heart which gives me the ability to move forward knowing from the core of my being that this is possible.

-Sunne Bernt

 

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Our nü Icon Rainbow Tribe dancing at the waterfall.  You’ll see more of the incredible visuals we created in nü Icon: The Movie coming out in the Fall. During this Intensive we filmed one of the episodes of the movie.

 

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This incredible drawing was created by Christina Szegedi, Purple. She captured the magic of the experience and the uniqueness expressed through each person.

It truly was an incredible experience. One the highlights of  my year for sure!

Stay tuned for nü Icon: The Movie coming out this Fall!

 

 

Behind the scenes photos by Sunny Kaura & Kevin Thom.

My Top 10 Highlights and Lowlights of 2013

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

2013 has been an incredible year, filled with wild creativity, epic adventures, superstar encounters, deep nourishing love and bliss in my body!

With any wholistic journey the bliss comes with some hiccups too.  There have been some epic highs and some sad lows. I’d like to share my highlights and lowlights with you to inspire you and give you the whole truth.

My Top 10 Highlights of 2013

1. Creating nü Icon: The Movie

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nü Icon: The Movie was an innovative movie experience where the audience was guided through a vision quest to discover their Iconic Essence.

I had been playing with the idea of guiding a Global Vision Quest for years and I wanted to take it to another level.  The movie was an experiment in creativity, content delivery and ultimately creating marketing and business as art.  Creating the movie felt the same as when I create any other type of art, it took me on a wild journey into places I never imagined and taught me about love, beauty, spiritual depth and the magic that happens when you allow yourself to be a channel for inspiration!

It was especially magical to include 7 powerful, iconic women in the creative process and highlight their Iconic Essence. nü Icons featured in the movie: Jena La Flamme, Deborah Skye King, Ariel White, Christina Morassi, Renee Airya, Ali Shanti and Rose Cole.

Working with Kevin Thom as the photographer and editor of the movie was also deeply rewarding and elevated both of us to nü heights!

 

2. nü Icon Contest

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Part of the nü Icon movie experience included a contest where people were invited to create something that expressed their Iconic Essence for a chance to win a scholarship for the 2014 nü Icon program.

I was blown away by the potent power of this nü Icon Contest!  People around the world created stunning art, photos, poetry and videos to express their Iconic Essence. All the entries were posted on our nü Icon movie facebook group and created such lively engagement, you could feel the energy pulsating!

Marija Milicevic won the nü Icon Contest and will be beginning her year of mentorship in the 2014 nü Icon program. Congratulations Marija!

 

3. Screening nü Icon: The Movie in Hollywood

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It was such an honor to screen part of nü Icon: The Movie at Christina Morassi’s Ecstatic Wealth Live Event in Hollywood.

Christina is a dear friend who I love and respect. Both of us have been growing our businesses at the same time and it was so inspiring to see the wild success she has built with her Ecstatic Wealth Brand and to be included in her ‘Ecstatic Wealth Live Event’ by sharing my own success.  It was also fun to reunite with  five of the nü Icons featured in the film, by calling them on stage with their rainbow colors!

I created a special dress for the event, made of hundreds of white feathers. Wherever I walked I left a trail of feathers!

 

4. Masterminding with Richard Branson on Necker Island

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What a surreal opportunity to travel to Necker Island and participate in Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite Mastermind.

Richard Branson is a billionaire entrepreneur who has revolutionized the concept of being a personal brand. He creates his whole life and business as an epic adventure filled with fun.  Experiencing his island home along with the other brilliant entrepreneurs that were present has forever shifted me.

I traveled there with a group of Goddess Women led by Renee Airya. The whole experience was amazing on every level!

 

5. Lifestyle Up-Level

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I’ve been shifting my lifestyle and eating habits dramatically over the past few years. I became a Certified Raw Chef and have shifted my diet to 80% raw. This year I felt a huge up-level in my energy as a result of having my morning green juice along with an infrared sauna and a 1-2 hour hike in the forest! I feel so nourished as I indulge in all my exquisite self care practices.

Another big up-level for me was finally realizing a long-standing desire to do a 3-day Juice Cleanse and a full month of eating strictly greens!  It was intense, but richly rewarding!

 

6. Business Heroine Magazine Cover

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Being featured on the cover of Business Heroine Magazine made my heart glow with pride. After such a journey to create my own business success I feel blessed to be part of a movement of creative spiritual people who are claiming their power to make money and thrive on all levels!

 

7. International Soul Art Day

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Thousands of people around the world joined us on International Soul Art Day to create Soul Art for the day. Joining me live in my studio: Charu Morgan, Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Lisa Sonora Beam, Charlotte Lascelles and Laura Hames Franklin.

I believe art has the power to heal, inspire and birth nü worlds! It was amazing to discover so many others love art as much as I do!

 

8. Soul Art Supernova!

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I’ve always been a prolific artist with an endless flow of creative ideas, inspiration and the ability to birth ideas into reality. But this year was out-of-this-world in terms of creativity and divine inspiration. It felt like a Soul Art Supernova!

One of the creations I’m most excited about is the birth of the Soul Art Certification Master Shaman Level. This is the culmination of over a decade of creative process, journeys and art. Expressing and teaching how to be a Soul Art Shaman ignites my spirit!

 

9. Deepening my relationship with Kevin

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Kevin Thom and I have been partners for 5 years. We are creative soul mates for sure!

We are partners both personally and professionally. Kevin is the genius photographer who helps me realize my visions.  He is also the grounding force that reminds me that love is the most important thing, no matter what! I always feel unconditionally loved in his magnificent presence, what a blessing!

This is a photo from our 2013 Mexico trip.  I’m so excited about everything we have shared already and all the adventures that await us. We’re starting 2014 with a trip to Hawaii, leaving in just a few weeks!

 

10. Diving in!

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2013 was the year I dove in! Literally, I feel like I plunged into my dreams with my whole heart. I gave this year everything I’ve got and more. I have been blown away by the magic that splashed around me as I surrendered to my path.

This photo is from my trip to Mexico where I surprised myself by being the first person to raise my hand saying “Yes, I’ll jump into the cave water!”.  My internal thoughts: “Yes, I’ll be the first to stand up in front of everyone in my bikini and jump into the dark water that I have no idea what temperature it is or what’s on the bottom, but I’ll do it and everyone can watch and decide if they want to do it too!”

 

Ahhh……2013 has been incredible!

But to be completely honest, I must give you the balanced perspective of this epic year and share some lowlights too.

 

My Top 10 Lowlights of 2013

1. Ending a contract with a private client. I was deeply saddened to end this relationship as it felt like a break-up.  When I enter working relationships I give it  my whole-heart and when something doesn’t go its full intended run it feels like a miscarriage. It was a lowlight to experience the sudden end of this contract.

2. Making the decision to no longer work privately with clients. Although this was an incredibly empowering decision, that came from the realization that I want to focus more energy on creating big projects for big audiences rather than working one-on-one, it was hard to let this go. I felt like I was disappointing people and risking the loss of their connection.

3. Worrying too much.  We have a joke on my team about how I like to reinvent the wheel. As much fun as it is to create nü innovative projects and birth art, I find I stress and worry about it working out. I wonder how it will all come together and what I need to do to make things happen.

4. Judging myself harshly. I am my own worst critic, anyone who works with me knows this. I have justified this by saying I want things to be great, which is true, but I am realizing the damage this does to my spirit. It hurts my heart when I’m so critical of myself. It was a lowlight to feel the pain in my heart of my own criticism.

5. Complaining.  I do believe complaining has its place to help us clarify what we like and what we don’t like. I also know within myself when I’ve crossed the line of clarity and when I am stuck in the mud of complaining. It was a lowlight to witness myself complain more than I’d like to.

6. Holding a grudge. As much as I’ve tried I still hold a grudge about something that happened in my past. I keep thinking I’m over it but then it pops up again. It was a lowlight to watch myself spin in the grips of this grudge yet again!

7. Being late. I typically pride myself on being very professional, organized and on-time. A lowlight this year was not being able to live up to my own standards. I was late with a number of emails and meetings.

8. Letting Twitter go. With so many different social media tools and tactics I was starting to feel overwhelmed by it all. I realized I didn’t really enjoy twitter and so I let it go. This was a powerful decision for me as it freed me up, but the lowlight was wondering if I’d made a mistake by letting go of something that has the potential to reach more people.

9. Wasting.  I wasted way too much energy on worrying. Our energy is such a precious resource, it was a lowlight to enable myself to waste so much.

10. The death of my cat Aslan. This was my deepest sadness and lowlight of 2013. Aslan was my best friend for close to 20 years.  He journeyed with me through all the highs and lows of my business creation. I still cry when I think about his powerful, wise presence and his unconditional love. I’m so grateful I can visit his grave during my daily hikes. He was the most precious gift and it breaks my heart that I can no longer pet him.

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All in all it has been a fantastic year, the highs and the lows, the light and the dark, I love it all!

Thank you for being part of this incredible year!

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I’m over-the-moon excited to begin 2014 with the nü Icon program and make this year even more powerful, creative, soul-nourishing and rich with love!

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Join me in 2014 and let’s make it our best year ever together!
The 2014 nü Icon year-long program officially begins on January 1st.

Claim your Iconic Spot today!