Ten Top Ideas about Art and Leadership

Written by Mahalene Louis

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6. Integration Integration isrepparttar process by which to harmonizerepparttar 116252 disparate elements that emerged fromrepparttar 116253 previous exploration. Thus awareness is a necessary ingredient to integration, and leads to active transformation. Concurrently, Art and leadership are akin to alchemy, torepparttar 116254 mysterious merging of forces that ends in oneness. From this initiation, bothrepparttar 116255 leader andrepparttar 116256 artist come to know that it is simultaneously all about me, all about you, and all about we. The “we” viewpoint allows for integration of all parts, you and me, creator and audience, leader and team. No separation. Think of your body, your emotions, your mind, and your soul as one team that can function amicably. See how much time you are giving to building your body (your buddy?) physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Use every “challenge,” every stain onrepparttar 116257 canvas, every slip ofrepparttar 116258 tongue, every error or mishap as a body/buddy building opportunity, and please, do not forget to rest your muscles, be they physical or emotional, thus bringing more integration torepparttar 116259 workout life is giving you.

7. Integrity

From integration comes integrity… That is one way to look at it! It isrepparttar 116260 time when buttons all line up, when such wholeness, such candor, such impeccable honesty is attained, that authenticity becomesrepparttar 116261 spokesperson of one’s promotion. This speaking is not efforting in any manner. As a matter of fact, it lives beyond words. It is an art and a science, generated byrepparttar 116262 natural responsiveness and response-ability of someone who has a vision, and no personal agenda. This quality of response and presence, this “purity” (no other word) makes that being irresistible and a magnet. There is where to account forrepparttar 116263 charisma of great leaders. Ask yourself: am I willing to takerepparttar 116264 responsibility for my present situation, and for allrepparttar 116265 decisions to come? The bad news is: you did it all! The good news is: you do it all! What do you choose to create?

8. Financial empowerment

A common understanding is that money is energy exchanged. You offer that service, which is valuable to me enough that I will pay for it… It is puzzling that artists would be in such financial survival, as they are so gifted, and so “rich” inside. It has been said that creating art is a constant act of generosity. So where isrepparttar 116266 hook? The image of a receiver comes to mind, where some channels are noisier than others. If turning a dial will make for a better reception, what dial can I turn to receive money more directly, i.e. more abundantly? That is a worthwhile question. Financial empowerment is directly related to integrity, as integrity isrepparttar 116267 filter, which wipes out any possible noise. It isrepparttar 116268 real energy behindrepparttar 116269 exchange, as it insuresrepparttar 116270 buyer thatrepparttar 116271 seller’s heart is inrepparttar 116272 right place, and that his/her intents in all actions are forrepparttar 116273 good of all.

9. Community

That is reallyrepparttar 116274 foremost point:repparttar 116275 good of all,repparttar 116276 good ofrepparttar 116277 community,repparttar 116278 good of humanity. As a healing principle, it means that, inrepparttar 116279 moment you are experiencing a block, there is someone around you who needs you, just as you are. When caught up in self-attack, look for someone around you who is in even more in dire need of assistance. Think of people asrepparttar 116280 colors that populates your palette, orrepparttar 116281 notes that delineates your melody… Furthermore, if it weren’t for people, why create art at all? Follows a question forrepparttar 116282 very courageous, a tough question… Are you ready? Here it is: do you really like people? Yes, is it true that you really, really like people? Even Aunt Martha? Evenrepparttar 116283 sad looking cashier? And if you should come to recognize that, possibly, there are times when you do not like people, then how can you ask them to love you, and support your art? Com-passion isrepparttar 116284 key to com-munity. My remedy: I repeat to myself: just like me, this person has known loneliness, sadness and despair. Just like me, this person is seeking happiness for his or her life… Just like me…

10. Vision

Because art, science, or anything that is created forrepparttar 116285 benefit of community is born of inspiration fromrepparttar 116286 abstract and imaginative realms, contemporary artists may come to recognize their task as a grounding and redirecting of those primeval patterns of apparent chaos through discipline into expressive simplicity. They may understandrepparttar 116287 joy and pure pleasure of committing to joining order and responsibility to those more etheric and ecstatic realms. Thus canrepparttar 116288 artist,repparttar 116289 voice of art, earn trust and a hearing, as he and she will have come forth as a servant leader, and bear gifts asrepparttar 116290 steward of those gifts, rather thanrepparttar 116291 owner. By doing so, a vision of love and beauty will be fulfilled, which isrepparttar 116292 ultimate and great work that unites artists and leaders,repparttar 116293 passionate co-creation that dares thinking possiblerepparttar 116294 emergence of an enlightened civilization.

This piece was originally submitted by Mahalene Louis, Inspiration Anchor, Artist, Author, and Speaker, who can be reached at mailto:mahalene@soulvision.com, via phone 512.632.8952 or visited onrepparttar 116295 web at http://www.soulvision.com. Mahalene Louis wants you to know: As an Inspiration Anchor, I offer an engaging e-zine, free teleclasses and Turn onrepparttar 116296 Light!, a unique program to assistrepparttar 116297 creative genius in you to express and market your gifts successfully. Turn onrepparttar 116298 Light! inspires you to show up as a stunning masterpiece of unbridled passion and creativity, and to evolve consciousness by acting in alignment withrepparttar 116299 powerful force you are.

Mahalene, a native of France, began her career as a journalist and teacher in Europe. She spent her first twenty years in the US as a self-supporting artist while soon consulting with people on self-empowerment. As she is in all accounts a “true artist,” one of her greatest gifts as an inspiration anchor is to offer “a new way to look at it,” which is greatly instrumental to increase chances of success, prosperity, and happiness.

Caring for aquatic pond plants

Written by Brett Fogle

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Tropical lilies won’t surviverepparttar winter and are often treated as annuals, discarded in autumn. Some water gardeners have saved tropical lilies by storing them in peat moss. Trim offrepparttar 116251 leaves and roots and coverrepparttar 116252 rhizomes in a tray of damp (not wet) peat moss. The peat moss has antiseptic properties and helps inhibit rotting ofrepparttar 116253 rhizome. The tray of peat moss should be kept in a cool basement or garage and sprayed with water periodically to prevent drying out. Inexpensive submerged plants, such as Elodea, Anachris and Cabomba should be discarded as well as floating plants like water lettuce, and water hyacinths.

*********************************************************** Brett Fogle is the owner of MacArthur Water Gardens and several pond-related websites. He also publishes a free monthly newsletter called PondStuff! with a reader circulation of over 6,000 pond owners. To sign up for the free newsletter and receive a complimentary 'New Pond Owners Guide' for joining, visit MacArthur Water Gardens

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