Painting fun, free, loose watercolor flowers is the theme of my morning.

 “I only write when I am inspired.  Fortunately, I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.” – William Faulkner

Good day.. I hope your day is Rollin alright. I’m good too.

Grab a warm drink. Come join me! I’m just prepping my watercolor journal before I begin writing, sketching plus fooling in it.

Autumn is just about here🙌🏾. I’m in here, multitasking a bit.

Here at home, taking like 15 minutes to create something colorful plus floral that I can add more details to at another time. Maybe later I can add more texture, meaning or color to my piece.

Or I can actually make a little bit of art that I can even finish within a couple minutes this morning before noon.

Since moving to Colorado I’ve learned how to stop the massive procrastination that I used take myself through. At this stage in life though- I’m being careful to just get started, to just make time for what I love.

Why this arts and crafts stuff you ask??? It’s especially because making art- is so healing, moving, loving, life transforming!♥️

Currently, this art making is my therapy besides doing Qi gong, working out plus meditation.

The art making is beautiful since it’s so very relaxing to play with various fluid watercolor flowers or anything else you decide to paint.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know how much I love making time for creating my art.

If you didn’t know it already- the other thing besides portraits that I love painting is flowers! They’re so forgiving. 😄

Ok, it’s your turn, What do love to create, make, put together, start or invent creatively? What’s your most favorite type of creative art to spend your time on?

I’d love to read all about it.. drop your comment below. Stick with me for More creative inspiration later- peace for now 🍯👑🌹👋.

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Hi beautiful! My name is Queen Sereda and I am the director and co-creator of the website, Naturally High Life and Sereda Dailey. I live in Colorado with my loving family currently.

I began blogging back in 2006 as a tiny way to share my appreciation for life, online classes, spiritual awakening experiences, intuitive readings, healing, channeled intuitive art and mindfulness tips.

For the past few years, my personal goal to myself has been to live a more Naturally High Life-one that's filled with deeper intention, self love, happiness, inspiration, grace, truth, gratefulness, enjoyment, love and peace.

To document my appreciation for life for the past few years, each week I've been collecting these lists of movies, underground music, playlists, memes, neat links, tools and resources while documenting amazing music, deep metaphysical stuff, lectures plus wonderful people.

If you're about the good life, I'm with that too and I'm also here to support that important -wise- mindfulness practice of self love. Everything that shows up in the newsletter each Friday, has the power to remind us of who we are as Divine Beings.

That's my only goal. It's about empowerment. All the selections and findings are blessings that have touched me in someway and I want share them with you.

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More Powerful Reasons to Make Time for Doing the Art you love ❤️

Hey, fellow creative spirit,

I'm writing this blog to explore some meaningful reasons to keep on making your glorious art for yourself and for the world.

Let's go explore what the heck is an artist?

Those who are known as artists are only called artists because they create.

Artists are inventors. Inventors must have the desire then the will to do what they know they must do.

Just think about: What would happen if a person were to not make any art as often as they want to? This person may feel disconnected, depressed, lost, confused, like they are alone or scared to make mistakes as they create.

If a person doesn't make the art they love, no one shall ever have any artwork to admire from the blessed creative spirit's own hands.

Art thou making time to create thy art?

Click here: Learn how to create more art in less time

Artists don't usually hold back making art for no reason. It's usually fear that paralyzes them. Fear of failing or not doing art well is often a problem for beginner artists more than anything.

The truth is: Usually artists experience a yearning to express themselves. Many artists have learned over time to answer the mysterious call to express themselves in the form of lines, words, colors and textures without waiting for the shameful voice of reason to come barging in unwelcomed.

How can you begin creating art on a regular basis, on your own, by sheer self motivation?

Walk with me, let's explore.

Today I am thinking about how I had to literally make time to make the art that I wanted to make before it ever got done! As I'm thinking back, it wasn't an accident. I had to make it an important thing!

It's been so many years since the days when I questioned myself to see if I needed to create a sketch or play in my art supplies or not.

I can't believe I used to actually question if i should make art. Especially when making art had me feeling amazing before, during and after I finished a piece. What the heck what I thinking about?! I decided to keep going until something happened with me and my art. Then it did.♥️

So I decided to stop taking it so friggin seriously. Just play for a change, dang!

Are you even having fun? Your art can feel like play depending on how you decide to approach your art practice.

Sometimes we're caught up in being perfect little art makers then years pass with too much time spend on holding back until the black pearl of art creation comes out of us. Who said it had to be that way though?

Back when I approached making art as some serious thing where I couldn't color outside the lines. I used to take my art way too seriously.

Just be open

Give yourself permission to let go of any BS which is holding you back from enjoying what you love.

Honestly I used to dread making art when I was younger because I thought I was always doing something wrong. Until the past 4 years I decided that I love playing, getting inspired, exploring, trying new stuff, breaking art rules, healing, soothing myself during art time.

What I found was that giving all I had in just a few moments of time during my day gave me abundant blessings in so many ways.

It was several years ago that I knew that I had to give myself to playing with art. From there, several days a week I began to get piece after piece of my art done. Like actually really done ✅! I was delighted. Inspirational stuff really helped me keep going with my art practice.

It was finally happening!

It was exciting to break the old way of doing my art. I used to feel bad or embarrassed when I didn't draw something the way I had it in my head. Soon I realized that I was only slowing myself down by walking around being judgmental while not supporting my creative self. And with that formula my art wouldn't get done well or at all.

I began looking for some encouragement so I could keep going. One day I even asked myself the direct question so I wouldn't have to question my motives on art making anymore.

After really making time weekly to feel good And to be more appreciative of the life I have is what changed for me. Then I learned to get free with my art.

Click here: Learn how to create more art in less time

Do it for your inner child

Release any expectations of perfection.

This allows the inner child within who may not have gotten a chance to make enough art as a child, to really have another chance to play for the sake of having fun, this time as an adult.

I once took a course once on how to love yourself through the art you make then my life was changed yet again. Great artists have said repeatedly that your art is your life. You have to create now. There is no reason to wait. Or plan or brainstorm for ideas ! Grab some inspiration then Go.

  • Go do what you love.

  • Enjoy what you're passionate about.

  • Allow your muse to dance passionately with you as you already know that some of the best things in this world are allowing yourself to make stuff.

  • Be as creative as you can with the time you have today.

It can be hard sometimes

Sure you can feel overwhelmed by all the options of supplies, trying to find the time to carve out just a little piece of heaven to color and paint.

Think about when you feel stressed about what art to make? When? How? How long?

Drop it and say to yourself: who cares, am I having fun yet?

Let the fear fall away little by little with taking in deeper breaths. Do this, while you dance free in the middle of all the art inspiration in your mind, all of the ideas and everything to celebrate your art.

The celebration for art is an inside thing you have with yourself. It's a very intuitive, intimate space that most people on the outside may never get or understand. This is quite alright, since its not for them. Its for you.

You're right where you need to be.

  • What I've learned with so many other inspirational women is that you can't do art badly.

  • You are the judge of your work. Instead of making excuses, instead of doubting your skills and not making your precious art…

  • Go make that flippin art!

So often we find ourselves doing things that we don't want to be doing. But why? When you can take out a to do list to add art making time to that thing to actually do it. How often do you spend time doing tasks for longer than you want to be doing them when that time could of been some magical art making time? If you were like me before, then it was too many

Life is a personal journey really. It's about getting to what you Really want to do.

You may be thinking that you need to set art to the side until you can justify a damn good reason for creating some! That's not true!

Let me let you in on a secret: I'll assure you my artsy friend that You don't have to have large spans of time to create art.

Yes! You can draw and paint beautifully within small window of time.

I call it: Making Art in Bite Sized pieces

I've had to do it myself to finish some "fracking" art so I could stop the unnecessary procrastinating- staring at a blank azz piece of paper hoping something would jump onto the paper or canvas by itself.

It never happened though… not by itself.

You've got to be intentional.

Be determined, then watch as the ethereal secret art creating sauce begins to ooze out of everything you do. You then become the very inspirational muse you once wished you were, at once!

And once that takes place honey, Your unique art will flow from you with ease, within your available time.

First things first

Be open to doing more of what you love. Whatever that is! Make a plea to do it. Just start there.

  1. Start by creating around your other activities.

  2. Keep supplies easily within your reach at all times.

  3. Don't wait until you're in the mood to make art.

  4. Schedule an art making session on your calendar.

  5. Mind your environment for clutter and cleanliness to your standards "if this is something that you care about."

  6. Decorate your space with inspirational art of your own and with other art that suits you.

  7. Sit while meditating on the art you want to complete. Yes look at your own art for inspiration often. You're amazing. Accept yourself today!

  8. Realize that Art does not have to be started and finished in one fell swoop.

  9. When you see completed art pieces just remember that person had to say yes to their art to make any art at all. We must do the same or else we'll only dream of art instead of making some.

The truth is: Nobody really has time to make art. You really have to make time for your art.

That's all I had for this blog. I bet I left out some very effective tips to make time for making art.

We want to hear from you to know how you find the balance in your life to create when it's not always so easy?

Click here: Learn how to create more art in less time

How do you make time to make art for yourself when you feel you don't have the time? Do you struggle with find balance with life and making your own art?

We want to hear about what's working for you? What's not? I eagerly look forward to your comments and replies.

To your success,

Queen Sereda

 

Today I appreciate…

Sereda in art studio

Peace! It’s Queen_Sereda (follow me on Instagram). I come to you today from my art studio in the basement. I know it sounds dark and damp. Thankfully its not lol! On the other hand the studio space its carpeted with two nice sized windows that give tons of light in the daytime hours.

 

Today I woke up with the inspiration to really take more action. So here I am. I want to officially Thank you for joining me for this Newly released daily appreciation blog moment in time. This important practice is a little thing I do daily to remember who am and why I am here.

 

Keep checking for more updates where I share various art, inspirations, tools with resources for how to live your very best life as a divine being on earth right now. As you enjoy this random- in the moment appreciation list of mine, what are you grateful for, what do you appreciate for yourself?

Today I’m grateful for:

 

Waking up this morning

Family

Being eternal

Making love this morning

Feeling good

The ancestor who is coming through this art on my desk

My family

My clients

It’s time for brunch! Almost raw breakfast bowl with homemade banana milk. 😋

Almost raw breakfast bowlIt’s 1pm in the afternoon , yes It’s still brunch over here…🎈🙌🏾

Ever since I stopped eating refined sugars I’ve been on the hunt for healthy recipes and ideas even! Eating boring tasteless food is never the goal for me. So I knew I needed to do my research to find the goodness I knew I was due. It wasn’t so bad though, To my surprise, I found this simple recipe online for a raw breakfast bowl. I may have started drooling when I saw this thing (let me tell you)!

Before I go on rambling, When was the last time you looked at some bomb food knowing it was going to be so delicious just from taking a glance at it or from looking at a picture of it? Ok so I’m sure you feel me on this! This homemade dreamy breakfast bowl had that effect on me for real!

I kept myself positive as I watched the video of the breakfast bowl being put together. At the same time though. I knew I was already on board with having my own breakfast bowl from jump street ok!

During the video, My over active mind was reviewing my current inventory of groceries. To my amazement I had many of the items I needed to make a breakfast bowl myself. So I set out to make it happen for very the next morning, which also happens to be a sunny Sunday morning in Atlanta.

My body couldn’t wait to wake up to experience some new food concoction. Eating healthy worth it and This year I went for a check up to I find out that I may need to lower my refined sugar intake to keep my health balanced. Immediately I felt irritated by the thought of change lol🙈😳. I knew the time had come to move on from the bad sweets. Then later that day I set out to make the return to ultra healthy eating a happy experience. It was a perfect moment to get some variety again.

I used to be a happy strict vegan for many years. I’m not saying I’m going vegan again, however I am saying that I am currently totally embracing a well balanced healthy eating lifestyle full time.

I really hope you make some time to create this amazing breakfast bowl. If you have already, then you know the deal already! If you’re like me then you probably feel its fun to put foods together to make something tasty from various ingredients! Its all plain alchemy. The action of Putting different items together to create something new is one of the best opportunities to create as well as to be creative.

Anyway, let me get to the items I put into the bowl then be sure to look for the link below where I share the link to the video that initially inspired me to wilst this easy delectable meal together at home in only 5 minutes. Its storyTime Here’s the breakdown.

Earlier I was telling you how it’s Sunday morning here. Sundays for me usually mean making time to eat some ultra good Food I ❤️ love. To accomplish this simple goal I prepared my food selections the day before by looking for them in my house to see if I was in fact missing anything that would impede me from putting my breakfast bowl together. I wanted to make the best bowl so I stepped out to the market to grab a couple things just in case!

I woke up ready for action, still inspired to make a Raw breakfast bowl with homemade banana milk with 1 cup of good water, a banana, 1 small to medium diced apple, flax meal, oats, cinnamon, a dash of sea salt, local honey, golden and regular raisins, unsweetened coconut, Brazil nuts, vanilla extract, almonds, cashews.

Make this for yourself🔥. This is so good you will fall in love after first sight then once you take a bite…man it’s over! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

The next time I make this I’ll make it with dates instead of the honey since I love dates too! However the little bit of honey I used instead of the dates in my bowl tastes like heaven.

Enjoy the day and I’ll have to make this lovely bowl to show you more pictures one day. Until the next time, please let me know if you have made this type of breakfast bowl and how you like it or let me know if you plan to have this breakfast bowl one day.

I’d love to hear about what you can put together with your creative self! I gotta go so here’s that link. Breakfast bowl video Alright, peace✌🏾

Your Love Can Heal The World~

The answer we seek is usually standing directly in front of us. I had some insight today that touched me to the point of tears. Trust me, No they weren’t tears of sadness but tears of joy. I was reading some important information about life that allowed an alternate way to look at life to come into my head. The window of opportunity the insight came through was just about to enter another layer of rest. Each day the continuation of life is revealing itself is the most indescribable ways. There are only a few words that describe what i experienced today. I know more about my life and why it is the way it is, for that i am more thankful than ever. The same realizations come to all of us at some point in our lives however awakenings come in completely different ways for one person than for another. We owe it to ourselves to share the expression of love as many times as we see and feel it. Some people on the planet can’t feel the love that we already are as one. However it is the responsibility of the ones’ who know better to do better and to share the love with all as they ‘get’ it. When we sacrifice our lives to create a better way for the entire world, we will all grow, heal and love as one just a little bit more each day. Although it is just in small doses that we share healing with the world by living truth ourselves, small amounts of healing are far greater than none at all. Walk your path with joy! I know i am. Thank you Universe and thank you for being a part of all there is. Once again I love you for being …YOU <3

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Summer Solstice & Happy Blue Full Moon in Sagittarius Tips, Insights and Recommendations! 6/20/2016

“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now! -Joan Baez

The Summer Solstice &  with a Happy Blue Full Moon in Sagittarius is here!

The Direction Changes

The healing of Cancer is prominent as we look back at where we have grown from. The energy present can feel like a Mercury Retrograde in big way. Chiron is playing his part in removing barriers and hurt from old childhood wounds. Like a wish has been fulfilled -we can find ourselves lining up with a positive outlook that can be better than we’ve had in years. Don’t know where to start with this work? You can use this Moon energy for around 7 days from the start of the full moon on June 20th, 2016! Let’s continue.

Questions coming to the forefront have to do with themes such as:

How to free ourselves from various ways we may be feeling tied or stuck in place or in the past.

How can we tap into that free spirited energy of happiness, contentment and optimism and make use of it in our day to day?

How are we able to see more of the possibilities of life.

Where is it that expansion of one’s personal perspective can be shifted to bring in more abundance of what is wanted?

A Dose of Reality Comes In

The fastest moving planet happens to be dear Mercury which also rules the sign Gemini. This line up will be urging us to see things as they are at this Summer Solstice Full moon in Sag. There is something to be grateful for, to be happy about however we have to deal with the details and truth of a matter with this placement as a collective.

Back and Forth 

For some it won’t be so easy because we want to be free of the alleged limitations which reality can highlight. We can go in mega optimistic and happy go lucky all we want to as self awareness will grow brighter with this configuration in the heavens.

Challenges are slowly passing through testing us. Still, the balance of personal joy with a grounded approach to living will show up as necessary options for us at this time that we can use. We’ll have to widen our scope to let this new light in to change us. How can we turn our approach into one that is more sturdy, more tangible?

The Shift of Perspective

This Full moon is influencing us by flipping things around. You could find some people behaving in ways they normally would not out of the blue. This is due to the opposition between Gemini or Cancer and Sagittarius depending on sidereal or western astrology.

There’s a big recalibration happening that so many will see life finally from a totally renewed perspective. For others that have been wanting to have a huge change in their lives..well this shift of energies should be a main catalyst for that change. This is because there are powers of manifestation and positive thinking that are certainly playing out at present. We’re being called to expand as a whole. The way one looks at what is possible in his or her life can be strongly seen now by looking around your life. Pay strong attention to your focus. If you feel its overwhelming to look at then shift the way you view the situations at hand.

The Moon Asks Deeper Questions

A Blue Full Moon in Sagittarius asks some key questions: Are you living in your authentic true nature? How well are you at leaning towards the brighter side of life? What have you accepted to be your truth? What do you feel is possible for you? What exists out there for you that will bring more happiness into your life? What can you appreciate today?
Weighing options is huge with this type of Moon. There are people who will feel they are lucky, some can find themselves feeling entirely the other way though. Some will feel lucky although what we call Luck is in the eye of the beholder. This life does offer us millions of opportunities to live within the wholeness of who we are- if only we have the courage to stand in it! That’s why self reflection is so powerful for seeing in pictures what is, was and can be a possibility.

Listen: Tune Into Your Truth 

Right now, a light bulb may be sounding off as we shift from an inner realization of how we have changed to witnessing our own powers of attraction. The law of attraction is exalted now as the Sagittarius full moon falls on June 20th 2016 on a Monday which is like so perfect for a reset of cycles. If you’re across the seas through you could be experiencing this full moon on the day after.

So, again this full moon comes up for making the most of this abundant sequence of planetary time since the planet Jupiter does rule the sign Sagittarius. Instead of setting intentions like during the last new moon- this full moon is more about getting into the whirlpool of all that we have asked for while celebrating what comes in. (Be sure to make a note of it for yourself).

Sure many will stumble, fall down, experience a feeling of failure or even missed opportunity. It happens. With each moment comes with it- a new day to encounter the richness of life altering modes of existence which can take you on a ride to greater self confidence and growth. What a magical ride!

Is It Mercury Retrograde Time Again?

During this full moon you may want to rediscover, reexamine, reestablish your own truth. The luck is in the dream you allow yourself to envision but it’s also in the ability to let it be at once! Then to allow ourselves to also come to the realization of our ultimate vision!

A full, free, loving, truth seeking full moon falling in Sagittarius is a reminder to stay the course. It comes right in with universal wisdom boldly highlighting the tone of what is. The time is here to be optimistic. Hold onto your big dreams since whatever we believe is possible for us truly nourishes that vision.

“An idea is just a thought that we keep thinking- Abraham-Hicks

The truth that we place into ourselves is the very same water that gives life to the fruits of promise within our spirit. There is a promise we have made to ourselves this lifetime. It’s all good too, even through the challenges find a way to see an opportunity! Sagittarius is also about Freedom. Which leads us back to The truth which is totally free.

Before I leave you…Know that Anything is possible, stand in your power. I am reminded today too as we share this moment. Regardless of anything, know your potential is without limit! The divine consciousness of you sure knows it. This day and month LIVE BIG! Expand. Be you. Dance exploratorily with your inner wisdom. You are a powerful creator.

To support you through this shift I created an online class called Get Happy & Transform to expand things just the way you want to. In the meanwhile I’m here for you offering richly rewarding Private coaching with tarot readings with me. Find out more here.

Sending you love 🙂

Sereda