July, 2016

YOU are a work of art; your imagination connects you to the expression of the art you have come to accomplish right here and now. Imagine that, you are a pure work of art, a true artist. All of us are artists, we just have different ways of creating, expressing, thinking, feeling and innovating.

The art of being your “why” is what makes you a true artist. And, yes, that is my “art” in the main visual…my Heart Art expresses its joy by translating “essence” into painting form…I shine by showing what shines in what is all around me (people’s hearts too!).

The authentic gem that is your unique truth (your purpose) is what shines your artistry. You may not be the type of artist that draws, sculpts, paints, sings, writes, dances, or creates music, your art may be that of negotiation, healing, coding, inventing, building community, creating financial wealth, seeing new ways to make life better!

The muse of you.
Many artists claim their success to having inspiration from a special muse. That could be a place, an invisible or visible being, an animal, part of nature, etc. The REAL muse is your true YOU. Yes, you are the one that connects to all around you. You are the one who formulates all your thoughts. You are the one that decides to come or to go. If it is not coming from YOU, then it just isn’t the art of you, the true you.

Your “art” is based on the things you say a deep down “yes” to. This “art of you” actually defines your unique purpose.  You can hone that art by asking a couple of simple questions when making decisions.
Q: What do I desire to say a big “yes” to (can be physical tasks to values)?…write it down.
Q: What do I desire to say a big “no” to (can be physical tasks to values)?…write these down.

The YES list comes from your strengths, the NO list creates your boundaries and are what others call your weakness’. This is the list your “you muse” will not flow or want to go. There are many folks out there that have strengths in your NO list…partner with them, rather than spend time “fixing” your weakness points. Concentrate on your strengths! Some of these “nos” could also be fears or non growth patterns that need your attention, that keep you “stuck” from doing your “yes” desires…so it is a challenge you may wish to get some outside help with, guidance, coaching in order to break free of a limiting “no”.

Do more of your YES and less of your NO to become the true artist of your purpose.
Artists are very focused…for example, Einstein was an artist of going outside the norm of things to translate and inspire understanding of complex things and process. His artistry or purpose was to look at things differently, to create meaning and explanation to how this world of ours “ticks”. He failed in the educational “structure” which praises NOT going outside the norm. He said YES to be his full “you”, his purpose, what he was here to be…his quote sums it all up each one being unique: “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”

Albert Einstein

Acting on your “yes” list can make your life and others flow into greater harmony, happiness, success. Since we are all connected to each other, our environment, as we connect with our YES (our purpose!), we help others do the same and indeed make this place a better place to be and live.

Go ahead, show what you know…show the art of YOU!

I’m Paula Brown, Visual Scribe / Purpose Discovery Coach / Author. I am a visual storyteller and “purpose guide” showing you many possibilities to IGNITE YOUR STORY, YOUR ENERGY, YOUR WELL-BEING for business and life. My site is: www.chilightful.com Connect on: LinkedIn, Twitter. and you can “like” my facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ChiLightful