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Ideal Scene

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain is an interesting book.  All the exercises in visualization are great, and I’m writing them down in my Planner Pad to remember them all.  One in particular stood out to me today: the Ideal Scene.

Ideal Scene Exercise

  • Take a sheet of paper.  Think of one of your goals and write it on top.
  • On the next line, write Ideal Scene.
  • Describe the scene; Write down, in present tense, what your situation looks like with your goal achieved.
  • At the bottom of the page, write “This or something better is now manifesting for me.”
  • Sign your name.
  • Visualize and bask in what you just wrote.

That’s all!

What is your Ideal Scene?


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Adventures in Visualization

I just got a book from the library entitled, Creative Visualization, by Shakti Gawain.  I heard it was a great book about goals, affirmations and visualizations, and so far, I’m convinced all I heard is true.

The first exercise in the book sounded simple enough.  Basically, you relax your body through deep belly breathing and get into a peaceful, calm place.  Then, you think of something you desire.  Shakti suggests to start with something you know you can get, do or have.  Finally, you picture this desire in your life: imagine yourself receiving it, using it, enjoying it and living it.  She recommends doing this at least once a day in order to achieve your goals and desires.

I decided to take her advice on something small the first time.  I relaxed by body, took deep, calming breaths, and started to see a Kombucha tea in my life.  This is fun, I thought.  By this time I was deeply relaxed, and I decided to try another desire.  This time I visualized going door-to-door and getting a janitorial account.

The next thing I know, it’s 20 minutes later…I fell asleep!  I guess there’s such a thing as too relaxed!


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Be You Adventure Plan

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” –Proverb

If I want to become thoroughly me, I need to plan.  Plan who I want to be, how I want to design my life, and plan what I need to do in order to get there.  That’s what started today.

I went through each of my priorities, one by one, and thought about where I’d like to be by next March. It was fun–Dreaming is my favorite activity!

I wrote down the goals to become the me I know I can be.  Some of them will be a stretch (reach for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars!). Some of them will require strong visualizations. All will require a commitment and a true love to achieve.  I added these goals to a separate page under the bya goals tab above.  I will update them every month, showing progress.

Of course, along the way I’ll study and explore methods to become independent, unique and successful.  Inspiration sources: blogs, books, magazines, real life experiences and interactions.

What is your be you adventure plan?


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The Aha Moment

I realized I have almost no clue of who I am or what I want.  My aha moment? I decided to do the eHarmony Free Communication Weekend and had to spend an hour answering a questionnaire all about me.

I was overwhelmed!  It was probably the most tedious hour I’ve encountered in a LONG time.  They asked, are you this quality and are you that; what is the most important quality you want in a man; what trait do people see in you first, other than appearance.  How am I supposed to know, I felt like saying.

That’s when it hit me.  I need to be me, and I really need to set a plan to reach that point.  Combined with values I desire to live by and tools I’ve learned along the way (and will continue to learn and employ), I start my quest to be a confident and complete me, and I will start to live the life I imagined. As for eHarmony, I think it’s better to wait until I know what in the world I’m looking for!


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the beginnings…

I love the idea of a blog.  From Tranquility du Jour, (which I have followed the longest), to Ruffled, (I’m starting a wedding videography company), I can’t get enough pleasure from quick and interesting reads.

For the longest time, I’ve been racking my brain for a blog to do.  Some were too general, some too specific.  Nothing was just right.  Then the idea for be you adventure came along.  Perfection.

be you adventure tracks my adventure of becoming uniquely me: in business, in creativity, in health, in fitness, in social, in mental. be you adventure will be a case study to success and will offer knowledge and tips for all aspiring be you adventurers.

xoxo pia

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