Speaking of change…

Last week I talked a bit, well okay, a lot, about change. I relayed how my own adventures and travels led to personal growth.

Of course, we don’t always need to up and move across the country to experience change in our lives. Transformation can take place through subtler means.

Sometimes the change takes place first in our minds before we experience it outwardly. This is where I find myself these days. I’ve been immersed in inner reflection and spiritual studies. While these have been a part of my life for some time now, I have recently committed to pursuing and using this knowledge on a deeper level.

As an outward confirmation of my personal commitment to Spirit, I decided to change my physical surroundings. My desk, the centerpiece of my studio, got a makeover.

This is where I work, blog, journal, and find inspiration. My desk was covered with a large Vision Board at it’s center, piles of books, written & visual journals, inspirational quotes, stones, a calendar and a few other odds and ends.

I started by clearing everything off my desk. (It took a while) Then I decided my Vision Board needed an overhaul. It was time for a blank slate.

A nice thick coat of Gesso did the trick.

Paint made it’s way onto the surface in swirling colors creating my new Vision. It is open ended and free.

The only other things that made their way back onto my desk are my current visual & written journals, a pen, a glass paperweight, telephone, and a list of affirmations I am working with for one of my classes.

Now when I sit at my desk I breathe deeply. I read my affirmations. Then I move onto my work free of limiting thoughts as to where it is all taking me.

I am grateful to be able to share the unfoldment of this next part of my journey with you here.

Love & Blessings,


  1. ChristineB
    May 18, 2011

    How freeing and liberating this must have been! I’m looking around at the room I’m in and I think I should take a leaf out of your book and do a bit of decluttering. I love the idea of the transformation of a space simultaneously transforming the mind – giving thoughts more space and freedom to breath. Oh.. but where to start! Perhaps, like you I should start with one table.

    1. Jeniffer
      May 18, 2011

      Christine, It really was liberating. Even my husband said an excited “Oooooo” when he saw the transformation.
      I’m glad this post has inspired you. Do let me know what you decide to do. I’d love to see pictures : )

  2. Trece
    May 19, 2011

    Love the new look – I can imagine how very freeing this new “stage” must feel! Go you!!

    1. Jeniffer
      May 19, 2011

      Trece, I hadn’t thought of my desk as a “stage” before. I really like that analogy! Thank you!


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