We Cannot Go Back. We Can Only Go Forward

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We cannot go back. We can only go forward. To go back to Eden would be like trying to return to our mother’s womb, to infancy. Since we cannot go back, we must grow up. We can only go forward through the desert of life, making our way painfully over parched and barren ground into increasingly deeper levels of consciousness. Scott Peck Related Posts:Consciousness Brings More Pain, but It Also Brings More JoyAn Alone JourneyBecoming More ConsciousAbandon the Urge to Simplify EverythingBe Willing to Share PainTurn Aside Your Dream and It Will Come Back to You AgainFacing Pain TruthfullyOur Way …

Emotions Are Like Ocean Waves

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  Emotions are like ocean waves: Fight them and lose. Flow with them . . . for the ride of your life. −ScrapLady Sharon Barnes Related Posts:How to Ride Out Life’s Tough Times: Hang Loose in the…How to Help Your Creative, Sensitive or Gifted Kids Weather…Remembering Columbine: Helping Creative, Highly Sensitive…Are You Facing AdversityHow to Heal from Life’s Hurts-An Intuitive, Creative…Healing Trauma in Creative, Sensitive and Gifted PeopleCreating Beauty From Life’s Scraps — From a New…Life’s A Bicycle – How to Balance Your Life Like


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We write our own destiny. We become what we do. Madanme Chiang Kai-Shek Related Posts:When Manure is Dumped On Your LifeConsciousness Brings More Pain, but It Also Brings More JoyWilderness – a Place of Learning, Spiritual Growth andKeep the Jumps SmallMission StatementThe difference between a creative person and a creative…CASIGY Tool BoxCASIGYs™ Blog

Turn Aside Your Dream and It Will Come Back to You Again

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Turn aside your dream and it will come back to you again. Get willing to follow it again and a second mysterious door will swing open. – Julia Cameron Related Posts:Our Unlimited Bank AccountWhen an Idea Comes to UsKeep the Jumps SmallWhen Manure is Dumped On Your LifeCreative Guidance from a SoulShirt™ Adventure, Part 2 of 3We Cannot Go Back. We Can Only Go ForwardCASIGY Book ListCreativity’s Purpose

What the Law of the Harvest Teaches Us

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The law of the harvest teaches us that we must regularly take time to rest, renew, and to reflect upon the harvest as we prepare for the next. – Stephen Covey Related Posts:Communication IsHow CASIGYs Can Become Social-Emotional ACESI Hate Mothers DayWilderness – a Place of Learning, Spiritual Growth andWhen Manure is Dumped On Your LifeOde to Mothers…Umm….I Hate Mother’s…Revisiting #Be WeirdMistakes – Antidote to Perfectionism

Inspiration On the Road to First Grade

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Inspiration for Parents and Teachers of Creative, Sensitive or Gifted Children: Here’s Nine Life Lessons I Learned On the Road to First Grade: My little quilt, finished except for the label, was a burgundy, mauve and ivory watercolor heart-shaped wall hanging. It had taken many moons to make, and I was tempted to skip the label. Painters sign their work on the front; quilt artists make a label for the back. But I just wanted to be done with it.  I hate making quilt labels, because I never know what to say on them. So I pinned the quilt on …

I Hate Mothers Day

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Reflections on How to to Heal our Lives, Feed our Souls, and Grow our Dreams I hate Mother’s Day. Awful though it sounds, I’ve hated mother’s day for a very long time.  I’ve also felt guilty that I hated it. I also know it’s not politically correct, so I’ve not said out loud. But it’s time to admit it. I hate Mother’s Day. I first hated it when I was in my twenties. I felt hurt and angry at my mother for many things that she had done or not done that hurt me when I was young. The more …