Be Present

High five Marie......exactly what I needed to hear. Can you resonate with this?

High five Marie......exactly what I needed to hear. Can you resonate with this?

Being more focused on my intentions. my why. these days.

I'm gonna be super honest.....ugly honest with you.

I've been floundering in the sea of ideas. dreams. hopes. and disappointments.

I've been judging... myself. my lack of growth. my lack of calmness is this sea of things whirling around me.

What was I missing?

Well. What I was missing was there in front of me all the time.

It took this last show I did here in KC so open my eyes. heart. and soul. To be able to see and feel that I was in fact grounded. I was not seeing or feeling it because I was too focused on my failures (at least in my mind I had failed myself), my shortcomings (why don't I have the following that others do), my "I NEED TO FIX IT "(again and again and again).

Why was this show different than any of the others I've done? What was the ONE thing that opened my eyes?

Things I did differently for this show boils down to this short list of changes:

  • Booth set up
  • Info cards with Gemstone Energy Healing Properties
  • Intentions to connect with people and not focus on sales

I've have visions of my booth being mostly white with small pops of brown, dusty rose and green accent colors. I have been striving for a soothing calm feel so when people walked into my booth they felt welcomed and experienced a sense of calmness. 

BOOM.......this happened. People were walking up to the booth and stating how they were drawn to it because it looked calming and beautiful. YAY!!!!!! I did it. Exactly the effect I wanted on people.

Next, they were drawn to the cards which I had frantically made the night before that listed gemstones with their energy healing properties. They were fascinated by which stones they were drawn to and excitedly pick one that resonated with them and their desires. SCORE. Don't know why I hadn't done this early. Better late than never.....right?

Lastly, I was able to connect with so many amazing ladies that weekend because of the focus I put on my why. The intentions I set for this show. The presence I had with each person.

Later as I was reflecting on the weekend I FINALLY realized I have done exactly what I had been desiring for my business since the day I sat down and designed my first bracelet. I traveled down the road of growth (the evolution of my designs), frustration (how to be discovered), success (which I was blind to due to looking too far into the future and not being present).....and only after taking a hot minute to stop and reflect did I realize I had made it. 

In the beginning of building The Onyx Feather I also had a personal blog Meet with Tisa where I offered up advice... some personal and some educational on how to overcome life's shit and rise up above it all to find yourself so you could start traveling through your life's journey with courage and intention. I struggled to separate the two, not sure how they could come together as one. Jewelry and for the lack of a better phrase Life Coach.

Then like a freakin sledge hammer to the side of my head (pretty sure it was my angel Grandma popping me on the side of the head) I saw it. I felt it. I smiled and shook my head Yeeeeees! And, yep before this show I found a black and grey feather lying in my path. I displayed the feather on one of the tables during the entire show.

Grey and black feathers bring the message: 

  • a message to find peace within yourself
  • the neutral aspect represents neutrality in your question - the answer is not black and white but grey, and hence neither yes or no but perhaps in the middle or a combination of both
  • wisdom & the attainment of mastery - a message that wisdom is within you
  • a nudge that you are on the right track
  • authenticity
  • flexibility

Through my presence and with sharing information regarding gemstone healing properties I was able to bring to two together. It was right there in the grey area all along. I was too focused on the black and white I didn't see it. It took me four years for this to come to light.

You may resonate with these same or similar struggles and needed to hear this story now more than ever. I send strength and courage your way. Look in the grey areas, what are they trying to tell you. 

African Turquoise Jasper is a stone that awakens the soul. It provides structure, balance, prosperity, eases mood swings and encourages acceptance. 

African Turquoise Jasper is a stone that awakens the soul. It provides structure, balance, prosperity, eases mood swings and encourages acceptance. 

Like a Lotus Flower we too can rise above the muck with strength, perseverance, fortune and promise. Each day is a chance for a new beginning but we must be present in the moment to have an affect on it.