I’m changing my story and releasing distractions – week 2 update!


Its been 2 weeks since I’ve left NYC not sure how long this countdown will be the start of my weekly updates. Maybe a MONTH as I did live there for almost 16yrs of my life. I’m still in a daze that I actually left. I’m giving myself permission to adjust … giving ourselves time is so important!!

For as long as i can remember, I told this story, ‘it was my life long dream to move to NYC and I did!” Whenever speaking to my NYC friend, I would be part of the group that said, “I will always live here,” so you can imagine my surprise in January when I made the choice to let go of my apartment. I’m not being over dramatic when I tell you it felt like I was leaving a lover!! I had so many experiences in that apartment and shared it with so many Boarders*… not to mention Holiday Parties. However, as with all relationships, everything must change. My relationship with New York City was shifting and to keep it in balanced, change needed to occur.

Last week I have spent a lot more time alone – I started to ride my bike more. It’s a little scary on the hills and I’m still getting used to the hand breaks instead of the foot brake of my NYC Beater Bike. This bike was left not locked on the street 3x and no one ever took. Yes, it was a beat up old bike, but it was the best NYC Bike. I bought it from a neighbor for $25 and I’ve given it to my friend who still lives in the East Village. I hope it will be passed on for generations to come 🙂 In addition to riding my bike, I have been making myself go on walks so I keep my body moving. Moving the body is key when your brain wants to go into overdrive! Letting go of my “NYC story” has been a little bit of mind “fuck” — a part of me is trying to create stress & worry about “THE PLAN!”

However, because I have released so many of the “daily distractions” – my spirit is getting much stronger than my mind. Which means …when these thoughts work their way into my consciousness, I say out loud, “HUH!?”. Stopping those thoughts from getting any power!!

Then …. the choice is mine which direction I want to choose to go – to the old fear based thoughts or the RIGHT NOW FEEL GOOD THOUGHTS! The thoughts that create excitement about stepping into the unknown of following another dream! We are allowed to have more than one dream!

And … when we accomplish one dream – this is the fuel that inspires more dreams to come true. Why can’t we have it all ?

Taking responsibility for living your dreams is just as important as being a responsible adult who takes care of themselves. There are many parts to be taken care — the physical, the financial, the mental, emotional and spiritual just to name a few!!

AND … on this tour, I’m discovering how good it feels to help my friend who is a new mom take care of her son. This tour is an opportunity for me to ask for help and offer assistance whenever I can.

That’s what Magic Passion Love energy is all about – SHARING!! We all have it in us. Its renewable and sustainable so we never run out of it! And it feels good to use it! WOW 🙂 Part of my new story is traveling and sharing how good it feels to share with each other!

As you see, I’ve been processing, releasing and allowing this past week which I know strengthens my intuitive self. Strengthening my six sense helps me get into the “flow” of manifesting. Here’s a simple example of this: yesterday I was sitting in this garden that is managed by the Lullwater Garden Club. Its been an amazing place for me to meditate/write and yesterday I thought, “wow, it could be kinda fun to garden here”. As I was leaving, who should I meet?! The president of the Garden Club who invited me to help with a garden clean up on Saturday!

Interesting yet simple, but if I can manifest an introduction to help garden, perhaps I am manifesting an introduction to someone who lives in a b/b, resort, artist community where I could spend a few weeks working & making art?! I have to be willing to put it out there what I want! You have to be willing to state your fears out loud to release them. We have to be willing to receive the love the Universe is offering us!

Tonight I’m going to a spoken work open mic. at the Red Light Cafe. I’m going to tell the ‘highly trained spy dog story” – its an audience favorite. I’m going to walk over there – it’s about 2 miles which for NYC standards not far. How will I get home? I’m positive I will attract a cool person to offer me a ride … cuz, I easily attract cool people where ever I go!”

Thanks again for reading my updates and sending your energy via facebook/100 day reality challenge/twitter and emails!

I am doing research about Savannah & Sarasota – if anyone knows people there that might be open to someone sleeping on their couch/spare room as well as hosting an artist … please let me know!! I’d like to go there in after May 10…

I’m a very courteous house guest – I’m always doing dishes as a habit of keeping the kitchen sink clean because I hated brushing my teeth over dirty dishes! (I don’t miss having the bath tub in the kitchen!!)

Sending everyone much Magic Passion Love energy for you to examine your own stories & distractions … if you feel like! Its all about our choices!!

peace!
Joanne
MPL-USA Art Tour – sharing positive energy from sea to sea!
www.trickydame.com

PS: My final boarder count was 40something – what’s a boarder – email me & I’ll tell ya!!

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION FROM MY Louise Hay Affirmation Calendar:
I allow myself to succeed. I am far more than my past limited thinking.

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art 4.23.10

Originally uploaded by Trickydame!

Its been a few days since I’ve been inspired to paint and today it felt good to pull out my watercolors. As I continue on the MPL-USA Art Tour I want to stay committed to sharing my journey in creative ways – either words/photos/videos/drawings & PAINTINGS!

thanks for being a part of the journey!

xojoanne

Let’s the GAMES Begin – the Prosperity Game!!

The Universe makes no distinction between the vibration you offer in response to what you are living and the vibration that you offer in response to what you are imagining, so this Prosperity Game Process is a powerful tool for shifting your vibrational point of attraction. — Abraham-Hicks

Nine days ago, a few friends and I decided to play the PROSPERITY GAME together.

What’s the Prosperity Game?!

Here’s the basics:
Every day, you pay yourself $1000, adding $1000 each day – so day 1: $1000, day 2: $2000, day 3: $3000, if you do it for 365 days, on that day you pay yourself $365,000! That’s a lot of cash to spend!! If you have an old checkbook, write yourself checks and put in the ledger, or use a computer program (I’m using Quicken)… you can even make a special book just for this game.

By doing this Prosperity Game, I am shifting my perceptions on receiving and spending money – so often we often are afraid to spend the money we have for “past fears” of not knowing where/when the money will come. Many of us are choosing to freelance, be business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants so we are living from project to project.

HOWEVER, WHAT IF YOU ALWAYS KNEW MONEY WOULD APPEAR EVERY DAY!
How would this shift your spending?! What would you spend your money on? Which charity would you donate to? Who would you gift $1000 to? Where would you live?

Watch the video for more info and/or check out the website link.

Each day post how you spent your money – along with any affirmations that align with your spending/receiving.

MOST OF ALL – HAVE FUN WITH THIS!! After all its just a GAME! Just like LIFE!!

Magic Passion Love & The Prosperity Game!
happy spending & RECEIVING!
Joanne xo

Here are a few posts what some of the Co-Creators on the 100 Day Reality Challenge are spending their money on – it’s kinda fun sharing in their SPENDING!

Today I received $3,000 into my credit union account. Me and the boys went to the Museum of Science for $20 per person. I have so much money coming in! We ate at this wonderful restaurant afterwards for $80. We then went to the mall and I bought the boys 2 pairs each of some Jordans that cost $130 each! I paid off my tax bill of $1,200. I bought me some $1,500 shoes! I just love shoes : )

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I started today and have recieved $1000 in my bank account when I woke up =) I have attracted a wonderful Virtual Assistant for 5 months! It feels so wonderful to have help so I can continue to connect and create with others!

I am a money magnet!

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Day 2: $2,000
$1,200 – new MacBook Pro -15inch
$ 200 – swimming lessons for my nephew
$ 600 – 3 hotel rooms for 2 days ($100 a night) at JFK’s Comfort Inn, for people stranded by volcano in Iceland

Every day money flows to me easily and abundantly

Trickydame shares MPL on Amtrak – WOW!

Monday, April 12, 2010 I caught the 2:15 Amtrak – the Crescent Line to Atlanta from Penn Station, NYC to begin the MPL-USA Art Tour. My two FCW friends Abundant Jen and Pretty Positive Paula (who took the photograph me) were there to send me off!

If you are inspired by my work and are able to donate money, please know that this one of my ways to create financial abundance while traveling. Depending on your donation, I will send you personal affirmations (custom created for you) as well as other special gifts. I love creating affirmations and to be able to create for others is one of my gifts – allow me to add positive energy to your life! To your manifesting desires!

DONATE HERE

If I could get 100 people to donate $20, this would offer me a major piece of mind so I can pay my expenses while on tour. I’m calling a few galleries and contacts I have who might be interested in buying a painting. I brought my art in a bright orange tube!

In addition to selling my paintings, I have my MPL Oracle Art Cards, Business Card Cases and Re-Energizing Sessions to create financial abundance in my life.

I’m going to host a FCW Society Brunch on May 2 – I know so many FCW down here! I hope my friends that I’m dog sitting will be up for hosting it as they have an amazing back yard and are FCW!

I am very grateful for this opportunity take this journey however I’m not doing it all by myself. There will be many lessons that I will be learning over the next few months and I would love to share them so we can all benefit.

We are experiencing this spiritual shift together and it’s about connecting the Magic Passion Love Energy from ME – to – YOU – to – THEM! I am being guided to share not only to people I meet but to the people who are following me online!

Thank you so much for being a part of my journey!! xoxoxoxox

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So here’s the story about my train ride – the people I met on


Trickydame NOTE:
I am going to describe all the people I meet based on various demographic descriptions because this is what I find so fascinating – there are people in all social demographics that I am having MPL conversations – showing me that it doesn’t matter what race/sex/occupation/sexual orientation/etc…if your spirit is willing so is your body!

Just before dinner time, I began chatting with a young white woman (early 20’s) sitting across the aisle from me. She & her very big 6yr old son were traveling back to Atlanta – she prefers traveling by train so her son can move around. He was very well-behaved for a 6 yr old boy and I told her so the next morning. I feel its good to share with moms the good work they do raising their children – cuz I just couldn’t imagine being a full time mom! This young mother was going back to school to study business after she lost her job at the pharmaceutical research company – she wasn’t that upset about the job loss. She had a degree in biology and enjoyed research but was very fed up with the way the company she worked for were conducting their research. She had more ambition and was studying business.

She asked me where I was going so I told her I was traveling to Atlanta to stay with a friend and to begin sharing my art and positive energy while using the Laws of Attraction. Her eyes perked up with those 3 words – and she asks if I’ve seen the film, “The Secret”. (so grateful for that film!!) We had a wonderful conversation about the choices we make, how we use our feelings and I shared the book, “you can heal your life” with her.

While I was having a conversation with the young mom, in the seat behind her was an attractive older black couple (60s), he in nice black suit with time and she was all in PINK! Her hat, pantsuit, purse and shoes were all varying shades of pink. I enjoyed catching glimpses of her smiling as she listened to me explaining how we are all connected via source energy including to our planet. I was in completely in awe of the couple’s sophistication. That evening when everyone was sprawled out sleeping, they were sleeping with their hands in their laps and chairs half tilted back. In the morning, the looked completely refreshed!! Unlike the rest of us J I didn’t speak to directly to them, just a few smiles – however, I didn’t need to speak to them. She knew what I was talking about … I could tell by the way she held herself.

I feel my MPL Conversations are about offering people a safe space to talk out loud about their “spirit”, “universal energy”, “the shift” that’s happening and other metaphysical ideas because so many of us are experiencing the shift whether we are aware of it or not. You can’t talk about this to people who aren’t feeling it and yet IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS!!!

So through my travels, I will meet all kinds of people in their realities and be available to chat with them … hear their ideas.

Being on an Amtrak train is an interesting reality with lots of different kinds of humans! When I first got on the train, I was put in an aisle seat w/an attractive black woman (late 20/early 30) who was working on her laptop. It looked like she was a law student or even perhaps a paralegal. She wasn’t very chatty yet friendly enough. She asked the conductor for a sleeper car if one should open up. A female voice from behind her asked about they were and I said expensive and she said about $400. I followed the conductor to ask him if it would be possible for me to have a window seat …I was looking forward to staring out the window at sunset! He sounded a little gruff and mumbled, we have a full train. I assured him, I was fine but if it was possible, it would be so cool. So I went back to my seat to make it cool to sit there if this was to be my seat for the train ride. The woman sitting behind us, offered to switch her window seat for my aisle seat and I said, “no thanks, I’m ok now” and told my seat mate, “I’d rather sit next to an attractive woman than an over weight older man.” – not sure if she smiled or was stunned! But hey it was the truth.

The train pulled out of NYC – watching the skyline disappear will always be in my mind – I am not sure when I’ll be returning so this trip is still a bit surreal.

As I’m thinking about life, the woman behind us starts to talk to her seat mate that she was on her way home from visiting one of her three children and she has five grandkids. When we heard that she had 5 grandkids, my seat mate and I looked and both agreed, she didn’t look like a grandma! She was one of those sexy grandmas – a Latin/Italian looking woman with bright red lips, some kind of tattoo on her breast. She wore tight jeans with high heels. She was a colorful character that you enjoy on train rides. (unlike the drunk guy who kept popping pills for the first few hours and by midnight had to be escorted to another seat by a conductor! It was one of those moments that brought all of the passengers together in the middle of the night!)

As we pulled out of the next train stop, the conductor came by and had me follow him and he showed me to my window seat! As I was packing up to move, I shared my tour with the sexy grandma and attractive seatmate, who both seemed interested in sharing positive energy with others. In fact, when we got to Atlanta the next morning, they both wished me lots of luck on my journeys.

I got comfortable in my new seat, turned on the macbook so I could listen to Hay House podcasts and made myself a mimosa with the small bottle of champagne I got for my bday. (thanks Heidi & Janet!!) & bottle of Tropican OJ.

I dosed off after the first glass and when I woke up, I had a seat mate who got in Wilmington, DE. He was a nicely built black man who was watching a dvd on what was his dvd player from his car. I shared my bewilderment that people really watch dvds in cars?! Its for the kids he says but I replied, “hell, we didn’t have dvds – we read books” … he smiled and went back to watching his movie. He sat next to me for about an hour – we chatted just a little about his losing his job, living in NJ for a month, heading back to Atlanta for a new job. He is an apprentice to be an engineer who helps factories create production lines to make bottles. We had a nice conversation about recycling, plastic and glass.

He got up to go get some food and I stared out the window. The sun was starting to set. When he got back, he ate his food then got up and told me, he was going to move up front to a seat by himself. I was like ok – see ya!

After he left, that’s when I chatted with the single mom for about an hour…she needed to get her son some food and ready to sleep. I wanted to enjoy my transition time from NYC to Atlanta and not having a seat mate made it very easy! So I spread out just enough in case someone would get on – however I must have a guardian angel sitting next to me because I had my own seat the entire ride!

It was wonderful to be able to move around easily and when I woke up at 7am, we were 45 minutes from Atlanta. We were early! Which was great as it took about an hour to get our luggage. However, as we all know everything happens for a reason – while many of the passengers stood around the baggage area waiting for news about our luggage. I went and took a seat next a Mom late 40/early 50) & her daughter (early 20). They were a black family from NJ who had moved to Charlotte, NC to look for work. However, they found Charlotte, not friendly, too many finance people and not very inspiring so six months ago, they moved to Atlanta. They were much happier here. The daughter mentioned that she was trying to sell t-shirts, so I told her about CafePress and showed her my MPL bag – then the conversation really began. (if you want your own MPL Bag- visit my Cafe Press Shop!)

It was so wonderful sharing a conversation about their own experiences with being positive around not so positive people, believing in the Law of Attraction – both of them really understood what I am doing by traveling. I gave the daughter my email & # – inviting her to be spontaneous and call me! Chatting with them, made the wait to get our luggage go a little quicker and after we got our luggage, we gave each other hugs!

I wonder if she will call me – it’s a big risk to call a complete stranger. However, this is what I’m going to be doing – already made two calls to people I don’t know to see if they would be open to meeting with me. Both responded positively! I need to remind myself that I am only calling people based on their interest in art/spirituality and if I were to receive a random call from someone, I’d be very curious to meet them.

We attract what we put out there – this is the practice that I’m using in my present life.

We can only receive what we ask for – so I must ask!

In addition to a financial donation here are other ways to help me on my tour:
1/ Travel with me! Especially if you have a car/van!!
2/Introduce me to people who can offer me a place to sleep
3/Offer suggestions of who to meet, where to go
4/Send encouragement!

Again, I couldn’t do this with out all of the amazing encouragement that I’ve been receiving since I first started talking about traveling! I’m very grateful for receiving $200 last Sunday and I would love to be able make this number grow to $2000!

DONATE HERE

With much love & gratitude,
Joanne

PLEASE VISIT the MPL Project Blog as well!!

Much gratitude to the following who have already shared financial gifts to help fund the MPL-USA Art Tour!
Marie-Claire Martineau
Ken & Mary Morton
Colleen Grant
Robin Coley
Alicia Prendergast

angels are with me…

It’s day four since I’ve left the life I knew so well to begin a new chapter in my life. So far it’s been rather easy so I want to express gratitude & appreciation for this! I feel its important for me to stay in touch of the positive things happening instead of allowing thoughts of past worries/fears to take away what is working out.

I can feel the ANGELS all around me offering me strength and support to stay in the present moment — stay connected with Source Energy! If I can keep this as my priority — I trust answers & opportunities will appear.

WHEW …it feels so new to think this way and I need to remember that the shift I am feeling others are so I’m not alone. The next week is going to be interesting – – I am going to do things that are so daring however… the outcome of these daring moves will only bring me new opportunities to share my art.

I am ready to host Manifesting Circles – create Mass Manifesting Mobiles in public spaces – offer Re-Energizing Sessions – sell my art!

Who/What is going to come into my life this week which will give me opportunities to make this happen?! The Not Knowing can also be exciting …. and the excitement feels a lot better than the fear so GUESS WHICH FEELING I’m CHOOSING?!!?!?!?

If I trust my intuition and ASK_BELIEVE_RECEIVE – all that I need will be provided.

So it is!

Trickydame’s New Adventure

Every year as the leaves start to bud and the robins begin to sing … I get all excited to celebrate my birthday! I love being an Aries! I love that I have the opportunity to begin another new year in my life as the world wakens up from a long winter.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve made many major life transitions around my birthday and this year is no exception! On Monday, April 12, I’m taking the train to Atlanta, GA. This is a place I never thought I’d be going to 16 yrs ago when I first came to New York City – just goes to show how “your thoughts’ aren’t the only part of you that “guides you”!!

I’m choosing Atlanta as my first stop in the MPL-USA Art Tour for a few reasons:
1. it begins with A and I like that!
2. its warm there
3. the train goes there easily
4. Paula has friends there that I can connect with
5. I HAVE A FRIEND THERE! My friend Beth who has always been an amazing supportive friend with my art! I can’t wait to hang out with her again and her SON!!!

There is also a part of my soul that is guiding me there … so I’m going to listen to this. Afterall, this tour is about continuing my spiritual quest that I began in July 2001. This is quest that I’m sure to be on for the rest of my life … and right now the journey is leading me to PHYSICALLY TRAVEL!

The MPL-USA Art Tour is a work in progress – just like me! There are a few things I intend to do while I’m traveling as well as be open to whatever appears to me — I am excited to use the laws of “ART OF ALLOWING” & “LAW OF ATTRACTION” to take care of me.

I trust in my divine wisdom to guide me along my journey. I easily ask for help and receive all that I need effortlessly.

I am just as excited to SHARE positive energy via my Magic Passion Love ideas & art projects!
I look forward to meeting other cool people and experiencing their own ideas of living spiritually!

So off I go … along the way, I will meet others who will co-host Manifesting Circles with their friends, I will create Mass Manifesting Mobiles in public spaces and engage in creative conversations with people using the MPL Oracle Art cards! (see photos below!!)

To see the photos that INSPIRED THIS PHOTO PROJECT- visit my FLICKR! page! These photos were taken my Lauren Lavitt.

If you want to follow the MPL-USA Art Tour – I will be sending updates via FACEBOOKTWITTERYOUTUBE

If anyone is interested at any point in joining me on this journey – let’s talk!

IF YOU KNOW ANYONE in the following areas (ATLANTA*TAMPA*SAVANNAH*ORLANDO*NEW ORLEANS) Please email me their info! Would love to meet them!

This tour is also an opportunity for my art work to become my sole source of income – I truly believe that we all have the ability and right to earn money on our own terms and want to encourage & support YOU. Let’s find ways we can create financial abundance thru our Magic Passion Love ENERGY- it’s in all of us!! :

I appreciate any support you can offer me – financial, spiritual or physical support!!

To find ways to make a $$ donation – you can visit: www.trickydame.com

See you soon!!
with much love & gratitude
Joanne

Here are pictures of some lovely women I met on Sunday @ 1834 (62 Pearl St) —this is where I’m having my BDAY PARTY & SEND OFF!!
Please join me FRIDAY, APRIL 9 from 7pm till ??!!

Subways to get to 62 Pearl Street:
1 – South Ferry
R – Whitehall St – South Ferry
4 – Bowling Green
(each subway is about 2-3 blocks away)

BUSES!! M15, M9, M6

1834 Bar is near Bridge & Broad St at 62 Pearl St.
We’ll be downstairs!