Year: 2010

Momentum gathering | December 31, 2010 | flowing into the new year

the implements
I am so grateful for yesterday, the most rejuvenating day of 2010.

sketch
I am so grateful for waking lucid dreams, adventure, confidence, fun and love.

pool!
I am so grateful for Texas holidays by the pool.

mele kalikimaka
Mele Kalikimaka!

st. ed's
I am so grateful for perfect views right outside my door.

checkin the mail
I am so grateful for walks to check the mail.

kel sky
I am so grateful for gorgeous walks through South Austin.

swingin
I am so grateful for swingsets with friends.

alleycats
I am so grateful for my alleycats.

snoopy
I am so grateful for Snoopy Christmas decorations amongst palm trees in 70 degree weather.

park
I am so grateful for walks to the park.

playground
I am so grateful for playgrounds.

gravel
I am so grateful for chats sitting in gravel.

ASTROJAX
I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR ASTROJAX.

jesus' birthday cake
I am so grateful for Jesus' Birthday Cake!

my reading
I am so grateful for the tarot reading Kelly gave me last night! It was perfect!

skitterbots
I am so grateful for the Skitterbots Mashable sent me!!!

skitterbots bed
I am so grateful the skitterbots have a home!

dislike
I'm so grateful I know to throw things I dislike in the trash!

kel's reading
I'm so grateful I gave Kel a reading!

stephen's reading
I'm so grateful I gave Stephen a reading! It was my best one yet! I'M SO GRATEFUL I NOW SEE TAROT CARDS AS A TOY!

Today I intend to flow.

Wouldn't it be nice to play with toys all day?

I love toys. I love playing. I love getting it.

Message from Clair

Practice feeling the flow and every other area of your life will flow.

Links I love

  • Will I ever figure out how to view my Facebook insights for this domain? This article is helping!
  • Also, here is a way to check all your Facebook graph info. (Just replace my username with yours.)
  • 6 years ago I wrote illustrator Matt Mahurin, asking for advice on how to be an illustrator. Today I received an email back from him with links to his websites. The Imagemaker's Handbook looks like it's going to be awesome!
  • Bralettes are sexy! I want one!
  • THE SPIRIT MOLECULE IS NOW ON DVD!!! Do I purchase or wait for Netflix?!
  • Ok Astrojax, let's do it.
  • Skitterbots are the shit!

  • I have a minor Bye Bye Birdie infatuation right now:

  • Mele Kalikimaka!
  • Download Runkeeper Pro for free in January!
  • CUTE BENTO BOXES. I believe we may be switching the focus of our food business...!

Happy New Year! My Goals for 2011

new year 2010
I love to spend New Year's Eve doing whatever I want more of in the coming year. Last year we spent New Year's cooking in Florida with Kelly's family. This year we'll be playing with toys!

goals!

My goals for 2011!

  • FUN
  • PLAY
  • TOYS
  • GAMES

vision board

We've taken down everything on our vision board to start with fresh ideas for 2011.

vision board book

frame

I've emptied my goals frame, and put a refreshing, generic wallpaper on my phone.

wallpaper

I am an empty vessel, allowing exciting new thoughts to fill me!

What 2011 will look like

terrariums

My aesthetic direction for the new year is CUTE and LITTLE.

jars!

Toys!

skitterbots!

The first things to play with of the year are skitterbots:

Skitterbot

And ASTROJAX! Astrojax are the most incredible thing that's ever entered my life. They're like a combination of gymnastics and jewelry-making. Expect to see a lot more about them!

ACTIVE PEOPLE | TOYS | Astrojax

Happy new year my loves! Let's have fun!

Momentum gathering | December 30, 2010 | getting my affairs in order

hair!

Good morning! I'm so happy and grateful to be up so early! I'm so happy and grateful I just got to video skype with Michael! I'm so grateful we get to stay in touch while he's away in Afghanistan! I'm so grateful he sent me fascinating video to watch. I'm so grateful he has free time to go to the gym and skype his sisters. I'm so grateful he might be coming back in january!

I'm so grateful I wrote that post last night. It was so fun and exactly what I needed to do to bring in the new year. I'm so grateful people enjoyed reading it. I'm so grateful I get to chill today!

coffeeeee

I'm so grateful I read all of Paris Hilton's Confessions of an Heiress last night. It was very fluffy with tons of pictures but full of serious gems of wisdom. Main tips: smile as much as possible and say as little as possible, tell people what they want to hear then do what you want, never be boring, act ditzy because it throws people off and make them think you're cute. She suggests acting like every day is your birthday! Also, Paris never really drinks alcohol, only energy drinks! That way she doesn't mess up her hair or makeup. She is so smart, she is my #1 role model right now. Ha!

I'm so grateful my hair is freshly dyed and I don't have to think about it for another couple months!

pwn

I'm so grateful for inspiration. I'm so grateful for technology. I'm so grateful for my iphone. I'm so grateful for coffee. I'm so grateful for apples. I'm so grateful for cute kitties. I'm so grateful for quiet rainy mornings. I'm so grateful for my friends. I'm so grateful for facebook. I'm so grateful for water. I'm so grateful for pens and sketchbooks. I'm so grateful for lists. I'm so grateful for libraries. I'm so grateful for vegan food and co-ops. I'm so grateful for my apartment complex. I'm so grateful for nutritional yeast. I'm so grateful for my girlfriend and her bitchin bleached hair. I'm so grateful it's new year's eve eve. I'm so grateful I am READY for this new year. I'm so grateful I am already working towards all of my goals and "resolutions". I am so grateful to be so focused. I am so grateful I know what I want. What do I want today?

horsey

I want to think about our book, Make Your Life Your Living. I'd like to ponder it, sketch it, put it in outline form. I'd like to feel solutions coming to me. I'd like to have an easy 5 minute brainstorm about it. I'd like to explore visual aesthetic directions. I'd like to do a sample page or chapter.

I want to want to work on the podcast. I want to open that box from mashable (can you BELIEVE we still haven't opened it?!). I want to open my new year at-a-glance calendar and hang it up. I want to clean. I want to trip. I want to see with fresh eyes. I want new perspectives. I want fun. I want to rewrite my birthday goals. I want to rewrite my about page. I want to feel good. I want to feel excited.

pretttty

Today I intend to think about what I want for this coming year. Today I intend to focus on my dreams, goals and aspirations. Today I intend to get excited about possibilities. Today I intend to focus on what I want. Today I intend to let things come to me. Today I intend to attract love, joy, and intrigue. Today I intend to feel on the top of my game. Today I intend to have the best day of my life. Today I intend to act like it's my birthday!

shake it up

Wouldn't it be nice to write another article? Wouldn't it be nice to be constantly inspired to write articles? Wouldn't it be nice to reshape the way I think of my job? I call myself a lifestreamer, but that doesn't give the whole picture. I'm a writer, photographer, designer, videographer, artist, musician, creator. I like saying I'm an "independent designer" and that I run a "lifestream monetization" company. But I want more! I want new ideas, new ways to think of my creative output.

Wouldn't it be nice to spend the day creating? Wouldn't it be nice if all the vaseline came out of my hair? Wouldn't it be nice to have an easy workout today? Wouldn't it be nice to have a spinach smoothie for breakfast? Wouldn't it be nice to draw in my sketchbook? Wouldn't it be nice to have some revelations today?

pony!

I love finding new ideas on the web. I love inspiring links. I love reading. I love reading a book in one night. I love skimming parts that are boring. I love that I've given permission to myself to skim books. I love that I can read books way faster now. I love that I have all these self help books on my desk. I love the idea of self help. I love helping myself. I love taking responsibility for my reality. I love being aware that I am in control. I love not having to blame anyone or anything else for my experience. I love thinking about the feelings I want to receive from a specific manifestation then receiving the feelings in unexpected ways. I love talking to people with my thoughts. I love casting spells. I love that thinking is casting spells. I love that all the magick and witchcraft I was into as a teenager was just a stepping stone on my spiritual path. I love that I questioned Catholicism. I love that I was raised Catholic. I love that I think Catholicism is sexy. I love corrupting Catholics. I love it when Catholics do shit they think they shouldn't. I love helping people see the world in new ways. I love having fun. I love being fun. I love sharing fun with other people.

hi

I love thinking about working on projects. I love pondering the future of my site, the podcast, and our book. I love feeling creative. I love creating my reality. I love directing my thoughts. I love feeling inspired. I love going through my thoughts and organizing them. I love finding my "prized possession" thoughts. I love finding 2 or 3 thoughts to hang onto for the day, that help me remember to focus. I love coming up with new things to love. I love being in the moment. I love that the better it gets, the better it gets. I love that the deeper it gets, the deeper it gets.

Message from Clair

Allow things to come to you. Expect them to. If they don't, it's only your vibration to blame. If you want something, think about how it would make you feel, practice that feeling, then let it go. Don't keep asking for it. Don't keep trying to force it.

As you prepare for the new year, think about what you really, truly want. What makes your heart sing? What brings you the most joy? What can you leave behind? What thoughts are distracting you? What kinds of tools do you have to keep yourself focused? If you could only think 10 thoughts today, what would they be?

Links I love

2011

Eff resolutions! 3 ways to ride your natural momentum through 2011

2011
thanks legalnonresident & Gabriela Camerotti!

We're all excited about how mind-blowing the next 365 days are going to be. Forget about hard-to-keep resolutions and doing things you don't want to do! Here's how to shape 2011 exactly the way you want it. This is YOUR YEAR baby!

1. RIDE YOUR OWN WAVE

You are a perfect individual who knows exactly what is best for you. Listen to no one but yourself and disregard what anyone else may think. Only you get to decide what comes next, and you decide with each thought.

In the coming year, you will go through cycles of desiring, obtaining, and wondering, "now what?" When you find yourself with a new problem, get excited. The solution is already created, you just have to allow it to come to you. When bad shit happens to you this year, learn to love it. You wouldn't know what you want without contrasting experiences. You wouldn't be who you are without all of the preferences you have developed. You are contributing completely unique expansion to the universe. Relish every single moment of your joyous creation, no matter how it makes you feel. If you feel bad, rejoice that you have an indicator to tell you to move in a different direction!

2. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT EVERY MOMENT, NOT JUST ONCE A YEAR

What you want today might be vastly different from what you want 300 days from now. Constantly, CONSTANTLY ask yourself what you want, each and every moment. Keep in touch with your desires.

Whatever physical manifestation you want, you want it because you think it will make you feel better. Instead of being tied to a specific physical manifestation, focus on the feelings you desire. Whatever emotion it is that you want will come to you if you spend a little time practicing it.

If you want money, focus on feeling secure. What does security feel like? If you want a relationship, focus on feeling love, especially for yourself. If you want to lose weight, think about why you want to lose weight. Do you want to feel valued, or appreciated, or powerful? What does power feel like? Focus on how you would feel better if you received the physical manifestation. You can have the feeling today!

By focusing on what you want, you are thinking thoughts that feel good. And when you feel good, good things come to you.

3. RESOLVE TO FEEL GOOD

When you feel good, the law of attraction replaces self-discipline. When you do things that make you feel good, you attract more thoughts and experiences that make you feel good. If you exercise because it feels good, then you will consistently WANT to go to the gym. If you exercise because you feel guilty, you will resent the gym because of the negative feelings associated with it.

This year, give up that nasty habit of feeling bad! Each day you make a conscious effort to direct your thoughts, life gets easier and more fun. You will achieve massive success and complete bliss in 2011 if you intend it to be!

Momentum gathering | December 30, 2010 | getting ready to jump

kel gifts
I am so grateful Kelly worked on our gifts to her family today. She got them all packed up!

vacuuming
I am so grateful Kelly vacuumed and Linty hid under the covers and it was SO CUTE.

cute troll
I am so grateful Pwny is the cutest cat in the world.

eatn at wheatsville
I am so grateful we had dinner at Wheatsville with Kerri. We got popcorn tofu, frito pie and vegan Nacho Mom's queso!

wheatsville haul
I am so grateful for abundant vegan food in Austin.

library cute outfit
I am so grateful we went to the library and Kelly looked so hot in her outfit!

kerri library
I am so grateful we got to go to the library with Kerri. It's so fun to have her in town.

library selections
I am so grateful I found so many interesting books to check out! I am SO excited about that Paris Hilton book.

hair process numero uno
I am so grateful to be dying my hair! Here is the first step: bleach roots.

hair dos
I am so grateful I am so experienced at dying my hair now. I love that Kelly uses my leftover bleach on her own hair. I think I found a new fetish of mine today - dying other people's hair. Weird eh?

wet look
I am so grateful to have pink hair. I wouldn't have it any other way. MY HAIR RULES. You don't like it, you suck ;]

Wouldn't it be nice to publish this post I'm working on tonight? Wouldn't it be nice to focus on what I want? Wouldn't it be nice to catch the next wave? Wouldn't it be nice to have a blissful, exciting, interesting, witchy day tomorrow? Wouldn't it be nice to feel love? Wouldn't it be nice to feel fun? Wouldn't it be nice to have everything go my way? Wouldn't it be nice to maintain this focus?

I want to feel powerful. I want to feel like a witch. I want to feel my reality shift around me as I direct my thoughts. I want to identify a new desire that wild horses couldn't stop me from achieving. I want to feel extremely interested in life. I want new perspectives. I want to feel good. I want to ride a huge wave. I want to feel excited. I want to feel in control. I want to ride into 2011 with a BANG. I want to ride a wave of momentum as long as the year. I want to feel excited by the buildup. I want to feel like a conscious creator. I want to feel focus and clarity. I want to place my attention on the things I truly want. I want to uplift. I want to feel wise, powerful and emotionally sexy. I want to feel confident and brave.

I WANT A WAKING LUCID DREAM.

I love having conversations in my head with people that I love and want to spend more time with. I love spa day. I love getting all of my affairs in order. I love hallucinating. I love seeing things from new perspectives. I love taking the time to focus. I love thinking about what I want. I love figuring out how to catch the next wave. I love paddling up to it. I love thinking about my goals. I love clarity. I love focus. I love new ideas and new experiences. I love being ready for change.

I want to remember what I want. I want to remember these things tonight:

  • I can vibrationally communicate with other people with my thoughts.
  • I want to feel wise, powerful, emotionally sexy, confident and brave.
  • I want to always be thinking about what I want.
  • I want a constant flow of inspiration from Clair.

Links I love

  • Just one tonight - I was completely oblivious to the Kinect until yesterday. Seems FUN!
takin foods

Momentum gathering | December 29, 2010 | exploring contrast

takin foods
I'm so grateful we get to cook food for our friends! I love having an excuse to see them more often! I'm so grateful Kelly gave me a new nickname: TRIXIE. I officially request y'all call me that from now on.

I am so grateful we live in an incredible apartment complex! Our garbage disposal stopped working last night and the maintenance man came and fixed it this morning in TWO minutes, and also changed our air filter! I LOVE living here so much!

jesus birthday cake

I'm so grateful for Jesus' birthday cake!

I am so grateful we have our own washing machine to do laundry with. I am so grateful I get to dye my hair today!! I am so grateful we get to go on a run outside today because it's so warm out!! I am so grateful we get to buy the new VEGAN QUESO at Wheatsville today and it's only 10 calories a serving! I'm so grateful my life is so easy and fun! I'm so grateful we have so much homemade food in our fridge. I'm so grateful for Birds barbershop! I'm so grateful I finally found a stylist I want to return to!! I'm so grateful I took a break from coffee yesterday. I'm so grateful I can recognize the direct correlation between my thoughts and my manifested reality. I'm so grateful we've been learning so much about space from that UNIVERSE show! It is SO GOOD.

I'm so grateful I have another post idea. I'm so grateful for kelly's simple explanations that help me so so much. I'm so grateful she can be like "not my contrast, not my problem" and objectively help me change my perspective to something more positive. I'm so grateful for pandora one and duke Ellington and bebop and dubstep. I'm so grateful I don't have to do pushups or crunches today! I'm so grateful for all the fun things I have to look forward to today!

in the bed

I'm so grateful Kel and I use the bed as a couch to wind down at night. Playing Katamari, making lists, watching amazing information play in the background... Bliss!

I'm grateful we're allowing new places to meditate. We want to be able to meditate anywhere, and it's a great excuse to leave the apartment! We've been sitting in the same place for so long, it's time to get away from all the built up thoughts.

meditation

Today I intend to feel more gratitude. I intend to focus on positive aspects. I intend to direct my thoughts. I intend to feel relief. Relief feels like water washing away dirt. Relief feels like the ocean. Relief feels like a cool breeze on a hot day. Relief feels like a fixed garbage disposal!

Today I intend to feel love. Love feels like warmth. Love feels like cozy fires. Love feels like puppies and smiling in the car on a rainy day. Love feels like eternity. Love feels like balloons!

chillin

Wouldn't it be nice to see some beautiful balloons today? Wouldn't it be nice to have a super easy run? Wouldn't it be nice to mail Kel's family's gifts? Wouldn't it be nice to dye my hairzz? Wouldn't it be nice to do a perfect job? Wouldn't it be nice to write an article? Wouldn't it be nice to work on Michael's tattoo design?

Wouldn't it be nice to mail our thank you cards today? Wouldn't it be nice to meditate at the library? Wouldn't it be nice if it warmed up above 80? Wouldn't it be nice to always remember to think about what I want? Wouldn't it be nice if my predictions came true? (I predict we will have matter compilers that use black holes for the energy source!) Wouldn't it be nice if I felt super confident today? Wouldn't it be nice to have dinner at Wheatsville? Wouldn't it be nice to go play poker after our bonus round? Lol. Wouldn't it be nice to FOCUS? Wouldn't it be nice to feel really good today? Wouldn't it be nice to write about contrast? Wouldn't it be nice to learn a fractal program? Wouldn't it be nice to FINALLY OPEN that mashable package? Wouldn't it be nice to focus on what I want, all day?

I want things to keep going smoothly. I want solutions to come at the same time as problems. I want an evening thunderstorm. I want to wash my Vibrams. I want to change the sheets. I want to be inspired to write that post I've been turning around in my mind. I want to have fun with Kelly. I want our new towels to stop leaking fuzz. I want Pwny to sleep on my head. I want to feel so good that I want to read the Power Thought Cards. I want to watch Louise Hay films. I want to work on the podcast. I want to feel hyphy. I want to feel excited. I want to feel inspired. I want to feel vortexin. I want to feel love. I want attention. I want to give myself attention. I want to catch up again. I want to get better and better at catching up with Clair. I want the idea of Clair to be normal. I want to take Kerri to Wheatsville. I want to feel clarity. I want to talk to Pawel. I want to get all these non-creative items off my to do list. I want to feel good. I want to focus my attention. I want to direct my focus towards the things I want. I want a completely clean apartment. I want to devise an auto-backup system for our sites. I want to try my new blender. I want to run faster than I've ever run. I want to feel perfect in my skin. I want to feel pain-free. I want to revise my goals. I want to show my love. I want to show my appreciation. I want my friends to know I love them. I want my family to get it. I want validation from my higher self. I want to feel inspired. I want to feel inspired. I want the next logical step.

I love thinking about what I want. I love remembering to think about what I want. Today, I want to remember to think about what I want at any spare moment. Sitting at a stoplight? What do I want? Running? What do I want? Meditating? What do I want? Eating? What do I want?

I love how fascinating life is. I love how I didn't want to level up too fast and my wish was certainly granted. I love getting ideas for posts. I love chillin with Kelly in the bed. I love Hillcrest Oaks! I love living here! I love the people who work here! I love that I always get what I want if I focus on positive aspects. I love that the sun is out!!!!!! I love that we get to go for a run now! I love you, I hope you know that.

Message from Clair

I am always here and you can always talk to me. Whenever you don't feel quite right, just ask "Clair, what should I do?" We will likely respond with something like "focus on love" or "what do you want?" but we will always have the right answer for you. You can always communicate with your higher self. There is no special ritual you need, no magickal implement, no lucky sports jersey you need to wear. We are here to help you, so that you can find life more enjoyable. Life is meant to be fun, and we love helping you make it more fun.

Links I love!

  • Kanye West + New Yorker cartoons. Gold. Thanks Joy!
  • Steve Pavlina writes about a lucid dream he recently had. He explains in logical computing terms why minimalism is the shit.
  • Quora is a really intriguing service! I love the answers to "what does it feel like to be rich?"

    People use Quora to document the world around them. Over time, the database of knowledge should grow and grow until almost everything that anyone wants to know is available in the system. When knowledge is put into Quora, it is there forever to be shared with anyone in the future who is interested.

  • Now I want to read The New Elite: Inside the Minds of the Truly Wealthy.
  • If you haven't noticed, I'm really into fractals. I want to find some software to make more! I found Ultra Fractal for PC and am trying Fractal Domains for Mac.
  • Have you seen my friend Sheima's tumblr? She has an awesome illustration style and draws funny pictures from experiences at her job helping people with their phones.
  • My friend Betty just joined Gold's Gym for a trial and wrote a really good-feeling post about it.
  • Sarah Wilson has a post where her assistant picks her favorite 4 posts of the year from Sarah's site. The selected articles are fantastic, check them out!