Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Wishcasting Wednesday - What gifts do you wish to share
Let me take you back to October. I enrolled In Tamara Laporte's free class on Art and Healing. During one of the exercises I was focused on the phrase "the world needs your gifts" and did a journal page on it. Now this is something I have always known but this time I did something about it.
Do you remember few years back when all these artists started having their own social networks and offering online classes. I thought that would be so cool to do. I never acted on it, either due to fear or motivation. After doing the page in Tam's class I said why not, the world needs my gifts. So I opened a network on Ning. I was instantly busy so I didn't put that much effort in it at first. I offered a space for people to congregate and challenges to get them exited and I promised future classes.
Well the future classes seemed to get farther and farther into the future as fear reared its ugly head. All those statements like who will sign up for a class with you, can you even teach, with all the other classes out there why even bother, you have no name recognition how are people going to find you, maybe you should just close your network and give up. It didn't help matters when another blogger who was inspired by choice, started her own network and it seems oh so successful.
Staying with the vision is hard sometimes. You wonder, if I put all the effort out there and what if no one shows up. I couldn't help thinking about Oprah when she made the movie Beloved an no one came to see it. Somehow I managed to shut down all the talk, to stick to the idea that the world does indeed need my gifts. I learned all about iMovie and Vimeo and how to set up a class on Ning and how to work with paypal and more. I've put my little baby out there and now I have to trust that the Universe will send to me all those who need my gifts.
My class starts March 21 and I am so looking forward to sharing with all those wonderful souls who show up. Mixed Media 101 is just the beginning, I have ideas for a second class and maybe a third. Yes the world does need my gifts.
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