7 Days to Awaken Your Creative Spirit – Day 2: WANDER AND EXPLORE

Notice the beauty that surrounds.

Take a walk with fresh eyes.

Walk around your neighborhood, your backyard or a local farmers market. Bring a camera or a journal along. Pause, look and notice. Find things that make you smile, photograph them, draw them, use them in a story or simply delight in the reminder that you are part of a bigger whole.

What animals, sights and sounds caught your attention when you wandered and explored today?

 Could those things be holding a special message for you? Being present and open to the messages around you brings a sense of magic and wonder to your world!


The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled. Higher goals and new heights are now possible. Worries begin to dissipate. New happiness comes about. This insect also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams. Let things flow at their natural pace. In the due course of time, our wishes will all come true. Alternatively she could be signalling that you can leave your worries behind and that new happiness is on its way. This species of beetle signals you to to not be scared to live your own truth. Protect your truth and know that it is yours to honor.

Create a "Backyard Bouquet"

If you have some flowers on your property or are someplace where you can pick a few flowers, do it! Look for fallen twigs and stems that you can bring home too. Then, create what I like to call a “Backyard Bouquet”. The bouquet below is made from flowers in my yard, nontraditional bouquet flowers, but still beautiful to enjoy!