Yesterday was the Full Moon Eclipse and I am just now documenting my intentions for the month. (I usually do this with the new moon.) I am taking advantage of this powerful moon energy to assist me in visualizing my dreams and manifesting my goals.
The past two weeks have been a productive time for me. I made some strides at getting several commission pieces underway and I have made a lot of progress on cleaning/emptying my basement. Yesterday I spent a great deal of the day cleaning my studio, washing and waxing the floors. I also took time off last week to enjoy and relax while my daughter was home on spring break and had the chance to see my sister-in-law, niece and grand-nieces last week while they were in town.
I have also recently come to the realization (while working on taxes and cleaning out files in the basement) that it was 20 years ago, 1996, that I started my business, Pamela Penney Textile Arts. While it is always easy for me to fall into looking back at where I came up short, where I could have been more successful, and wondering why I’ve worked so hard for so little; today I choose to celebrate. I honor my choice at times to put family and community ahead of financial gain. I measure my success in the number of lives influenced and inspired. I give gratitude to my husband and family for supporting my endeavors. I give thanks for the flexibility my work has allowed for my time and energy. I am proud of the creations I have manifested in the last 20 years and hope that they have blessed the lives they have become a part of. I most of all give deep gratitude to the Universe for blessing me with the life I dreamed of as a young adult; a creative artistic life blessed with healthy happy children, a supportive and loving husband, great friendships and a funky studio with all of my supplies/space to work, and my own strong and healthy body/mind/spirit.
It is also coming to my attention that the next two decades will take me into my “advanced years”. In some ways I feel like I am at a cross-road yet, still unsure of which corner to turn next. Although twenty years can fly by very quickly, a lot can be accomplished in that time. In twenty years at the age of 74, how will I measure my success? How do I take the next few steps to lead me on that path? I move into this full moon to new moon cycle with ease and joy, opening up to new opportunities for growth and continued learning. I give gratitude for the past while being open, excited and ready to take on the future. I step through this portal with the knowledge learned through my past experiences and let go of the burden of my past failures and mistakes. I open myself further to new avenues of revenue, support and “success”. I measure my success on my terms.