Creativity, Courage & Non-judgment

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Today:  I am celebrating a productive week in the studio. I’m also getting ready to be brave. When I decided to host a little Journal Jam at my house, I had no idea that I was actually stepping into taking a courages stand for non-judgment. I hope it inspires you to do the same.

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  1. Susan says:

    Hi Jamie. I had a huge aha moment Recently about judgy comments in my mind…they are hardly ever comments/ thoughts I agree with. I found that I was ashamed of thoughts popping into my mind now and again, because I knew I didn’t agree with them. These negative thoughts are NOT who I am. I then realized that I need to pay attention to my thoughts and cancel out the ones that I don’t agree with. I believe we are sort of taught (advertising, family, school) to have a certain thought when we see a certain thing. Now that I am aware of it, I am 1.relieved that I am not so shallow and 2. Paying attention and removing the thoughts I don’t agree with as soon as they happen. The opposite side of the coin is that i FEEL judgement, like you were saying about your house. I feel judged because i have received messages that things should be a certain way. (Advertising again?) I have gotten uptight about having people over because My house is full of piles of “real life.” But it dawned on me, when I invite people into my home, I am being vulnerable and giving. I don’t need to justify anything about it. Mostly people are so happy to have someone else to bear the burden of being the exposed one. If someone is judging me, I am willing to bet that the thoughts are not their own feelings, Even if they don’t know it. So interesting to think about, especially when viewing commercials! Thanks for the brainstorm.

    • Jamie says:

      It’s so amazing what we can subconsciously take in and how that can become a part of our inner dialogue without us even knowing! Everything shifts when we can become aware and, just as you said, realize these thoughts are not ours! Meditation has really helped me with that. You are so right that when we invite someone into our home, we are giving and that is always a beautiful thing. Thanks for giving me lots to think about too!

  2. Virginia says:

    Jamie, thank you for such a thought-provoking video. I would imagine that if someone were to ask your three kittens where the best house in the world is, they would say “right here, right now where my family is all together.” You have given them a wonderful home filled with love, broken front step and flooded basement included!

    It’s amazing the comments other people can make that can really lift us up or not. Recently a “friend” said to me,” you know, you’re not what we think of as pretty, but instead you are beautiful.” Now how am I supposed to feel after that statement?!

    Words are indeed powerful, that’s why I get so much out of your videos and your podcasts. As always, thank you Jamie!

    • Jamie says:

      We are not alone in this, are we? We humans are social beings and it’s inevitable that we have an impact on one another. We can only do our best to create a world full of as much love and acceptance as possible – radical!! And tend to our hearts when something has made us feel wobbly.

      Thank you for what you’ve said about the cats. I think you’re right – they would say that this is a good spot indeed. ((hugs))

  3. I am just seeing this today and I am so grateful I did. Perfect timing. With tears streaming down my face, and from the center of my heart, thank you for being so beautifully vulnerable and sharing this… it was just the balm I needed. Hugs, dear woman!

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