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The mermaid goes on land & morphs

When I was younger, every time I broke up with a boyfriend or wanted to rebel, I changed my hair. Cuts, shaves, color, perms, etc.

A little over a year ago, I began to grow my hair after many years of having it short. I was compelled to let it grow as I was taking on more studying, kind of a “badge” for my knowledge.

“You look like a witch.” My family said this often when I let my hair down.

Strangely, I wore it twisted, braided, or otherwise constrained most of the time. It grew & grew, and all of a sudden it was down my back.

As I was making my list of things to let complete before I start my “2013”, the word HAIR kept coming up. Yes, that creeping little SPONTANEOUS urge kept inching up and saying:  CUT! For me, growing my hair long was a spiritual journey. I used to call it Mermaid hair, and it is quite fitting to the way I spent the last year. It went by like a blink, and I kept noticing how a week, or month would go by without me realizing it. I would get obsessed about the things I did NOT do, even traditional things like jamming, fermenting, etc. Again, as I was listing all the things I did not complete, and am not planning on completing in my“Create an Incredible 2013”  workbook  :)….giving myself permission to let them go, HAIR popped up.

The weirdest thing is after tending and growing out my hair, it was very easy to tie it in a pony tail, hand my son the scissors, and make cutting it off a part of our Solstice night.

Not sure where I am going with it yet, but right now it feels free. Perfect for a new year :).

Right before we cut :).

Done!

2013 Create your Incredible Year Workbook & Calendar

The mermaid goes on land & morphs

When I was younger, every time I broke up with a boyfriend or wanted to rebel, I changed my hair. Cuts, shaves, color, perms, etc.

A little over a year ago, I began to grow my hair after many years of having it short. I was compelled to let it grow as I was taking on more studying, kind of a “badge” for my knowledge.

“You look like a witch.” My family said this often when I let my hair down.

Strangely, I wore it twisted, braided, or otherwise constrained most of the time. It grew & grew, and all of a sudden it was down my back.

As I was making my list of things to let complete before I start my “2013”, the word HAIR kept coming up. Yes, that creeping little SPONTANEOUS urge kept inching up and saying:  CUT! For me, growing my hair long was a spiritual journey. I used to call it Mermaid hair, and it is quite fitting to the way I spent the last year. It went by like a blink, and I kept noticing how a week, or month would go by without me realizing it. I would get obsessed about the things I did NOT do, even traditional things like jamming, fermenting, etc. Again, as I was listing all the things I did not complete, and am not planning on completing in my“Create an Incredible 2013”  workbook  :)….giving myself permission to let them go, HAIR popped up.

The weirdest thing is after tending and growing out my hair, it was very easy to tie it in a pony tail, hand my son the scissors, and make cutting it off a part of our Solstice night.

Not sure where I am going with it yet, but right now it feels free. Perfect for a new year :).

Right before we cut :).

Done!

2013 Create your Incredible Year Workbook & Calendar

Damn, girl, just be happy!

I am closing a strange year :).  There were setbacks, challenges, and triumphs. As the year ends, I tend to struggle with “what should have happened this year”, as I do every year. Or, I should say I “struggled”, since right now, I have a completely different attitude.

For one, I really don’t give a rats ass about what I did not accomplish, as it was probably not meant to be. Honestly, while I was jotting down my completion list for 2012 (if you want to know more about that, or join in, go here) , the things I did not accomplish are all things I did not really want, but thought I had to want, if that makes sense? I am finding myself very un-guilt-ridden.

Did I get hypnotized? Too many beers? No :).

A few days ago, I got this in my inbox:

If you had one goal, and that was to feel good, you would never again need
to hear another word from anyone. You would live successfully and happily
and in a way of fulfilling your life’s purpose ever after.

— Abraham

When I read that, I had a revelation. YES!!! It is that simple.

Damn, girl, just be happy.

Since then, I am seriously walking around, thinking “Does that make you happy?” I take in, evaluate, execute. If the answer is not yes, well then, “NO! Go AWAY!”.

This quote makes so much sense to me, and the effect right now is a pretty happy Heike.

And this is for all you out there who ARE thinking about what they accomplished this year :). I love you, and am happy that the universe has a yang balance for my ying :). If you need some guidance, or just love super cool & creative workbooks, forums, and some sisters who “got your back” as you make your dreams reality, again check THIS out. I actually have a brain filled with new ideas, all fueled by my instinct of what makes me happy first, and what makes me money second.

It is a freeing way to continue :).
Much love,
Heike 

Damn, girl, just be happy!

I am closing a strange year :).  There were setbacks, challenges, and triumphs. As the year ends, I tend to struggle with “what should have happened this year”, as I do every year. Or, I should say I “struggled”, since right now, I have a completely different attitude.

For one, I really don’t give a rats ass about what I did not accomplish, as it was probably not meant to be. Honestly, while I was jotting down my completion list for 2012 (if you want to know more about that, or join in, go here) , the things I did not accomplish are all things I did not really want, but thought I had to want, if that makes sense? I am finding myself very un-guilt-ridden.

Did I get hypnotized? Too many beers? No :).

A few days ago, I got this in my inbox:

If you had one goal, and that was to feel good, you would never again need to hear another word from anyone. You would live successfully and happily and in a way of fulfilling your life’s purpose ever after.
Abraham

When I read that, I had a revelation. YES!!! It is that simple.

Damn, girl, just be happy.

Since then, I am seriously walking around, thinking “Does that make you happy?” I take in, evaluate, execute. If the answer is not yes, well then, “NO! Go AWAY!”.

This quote makes so much sense to me, and the effect right now is a pretty happy Heike.

And this is for all you out there who ARE thinking about what they accomplished this year :). I love you, and am happy that the universe has a yang balance for my ying :). If you need some guidance, or just love super cool & creative workbooks, forums, and some sisters who “got your back” as you make your dreams reality, again check THIS out. I actually have a brain filled with new ideas, all fueled by my instinct of what makes me happy first, and what makes me money second.

It is a freeing way to continue :).
Much love,
Heike