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The three things I learned in my ten seconds with Natalie Portman

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Yesterday in the late afternoon at the dog-friendly end of the beach, I inquired to the two ladies approaching, “What kind of dog is that?” about the little wiry cute thing bouncing around them.

The woman facing me turned towards her friend, “I dunno, what is it?”

The other woman turned toward me as we were each passing each other and walking backwards and away from each other.

“She’s a ( _________ ) terrier,” I didn’t catch what kind of dog it was… because as she looked at me and spoke, there was this weird familiarity.

She could see that what she said didn’t fully register. Instead, there was this vast pause unfolding as I was looking into or beyond her… and she slowly offered me a beautiful enchanting smile.

She recognized me recognizing her.

Yes, it was Natalie Portman, one of the few actress celebrities I have really admired in movies. And I have run into my share of celebs in these parts of the escape to Hollywood, but there was something in this moment that was different.

There was a gift. A transmission, of sorts. And a simple camaraderie.

“Thanks,” I responded as we each smiled at each other, turned forward to face the trajectories on our walks, and carried forth on our individual paths.

Then I turned to my son and friend and quietly exclaimed who it was: “That was the Princess Leia of the new Star Wars movies!” My teenager quickly corrected me her name was *not* Princess Leia, and later I remembered her as Queen Padmé Amidala.

A colorful, rich, and adventurous life I imagined she experiences flashed before me. And she seemed happy as a new mamma slowly strolling the beach.

The point of this story is not what character she played or even how beautiful she was, but this spark of I SEE YOU, TOO.

This recognition of Queen to Queen. Woman to Woman. Soul to Soul.

There was no hierarchy. Just potential. And just some reminder that success or whatever we desire is here for us.

And this spark in her owning her glamour, beauty, fame, and total willingness and ability to be seen.

She saw me seeing her, and she saw me back. Sisters in this moment in time… messy hair blowing in the wind and our children at our sides.

It was a brief moment in time, but some how a lot was transferred in that moment and I wanted to share what I gleaned with you.

The three things I learned in my ten seconds with Natalie Portman

1. It’s time to great and allow yourself to be seen in that. Let your dignity come through. Want to go big? Time to stop thinking small. Aren’t feeling it? Fake it till you make it. Follow your goals. Manifest your personal iconic brand. Uplevel your life, your business, your dream, your trajectory.

2. It’s time to claim your glamour. Pull it down from the ether and into your field. Breathe it in from the crown of your head to the tips of your toes. Glamour and gold isn’t just for the Hollywood celebs. It’s for you, too.

Women: allow all that God-given beauty to enchant the world, too. You don’t think the rose was meant to be mundane and gray, do you? That doesn’t attract the honeybee. The rose just IS. Claim your queendom. Embody your glamorous being with imagery and essence that could be as luscious as any celebrity may have it. And add your big splash of soul and prismatic shine.

3. It’s time to SHINE. SHINE. SHINE. It’s okay if they can’t handle your light; hand ’em a pair of shades if you want. Let it go. Your natural radiance isn’t here to slow you down or give you a shadow to hide in. Come out from the visibility closet and let’s light up the world together. Or if you’re an entrepreneur, at least we can start with the online world.

So in closing, maybe you’ll get the chance to activate someone’s potential with a simple smile.

I want to say, either way, I’m talking to you… and we’re talking next level, Baby.

Next. Level.

I’m in this with you.

Lucinda Rae

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Love Yourself

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What if you wouldn’t be so judgmental or critical of yourself anymore?

What if you wouldn’t need others or their opinions to feel liked?

What if instead you could respond more compassionately to your mistakes?

We are often great at validating others, being forgiving to people’s silliness, and offering compassion.

But do we expand that kindness for ourselves?

Yeah… no.

Not a lot or often as we could choose to do.

We often go unaware as we treat ourselves in ways we wouldn’t even treat people we weren’t so fond of.

We say unfavorable things to ourselves and often they are programs that run in our unconscious minds. We criticize, judge, we nag, we worry, we complain.

We may have various reasons for this. Some different, and some the same. Often from the root of fearing we are not accepted on some level or won’t fit in with others. We are afraid we won’t be accepted and people won’t like us if they knew who we really are in all of our flying colors.

WOW, none of that helps anything, does it? That all doesn’t help us to feel loved or liked.

The Lover Archetype within you can pull you into greater self-love.

When we ask the Inner Lover to step forth with more awareness, we treat ourselves with love, kindness, respect, and compassion, we start to view the world with new lenses. We take accountability for our actions and begin to view the world with more understanding.

We are here to make mistakes, but love ourselves all along the way. What we really want is to shine as the amazing beings we really are. It’s your time to share all of your gifts and talents with the world.

So beckon your Inner Lover forth.

Buy yourself some roses.

Smile in the mirror and know your spirit as eternal.

Eat a taste of chocolate and savor a blackberry melting in your mouth.

Quiet your busy beautiful mind and take a hiatus from the computer that is always on by dancing slowly to the eternal rhythm of your inner heart beat, from life-to-life.

And I invite you to go deeper and take an evening retreat making yourself art and sign up for the Painting the Inner Lover online painting class, Friday, February 10. (Details on invitation page here: http://lucinda-rae.com/anointed  List of materials and worksheets will follow registration.)

Hope to see you in class!

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Why is this the year of the ARTIST?

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Being creative isn’t about your skill level or lack of. It’s not even about creative, or not creative. We are ALL CREATIVE. We come into this creation from our Creator and are here to create.

To say you are not creative is an illusion and untruth. If you believe that, you have a story that needs to be released. Others put that story upon us, or we start comparing ourselves with others and the story of self-comparison starts diminishing our perceived creative light.

When I work with young children with creativity, they don’t judge themselves whether they are creative or not. They simply put their fingers in paint on watch magic unfold on the surface. It is only the separation of ego that builds layers upon layers onto itself, veiling ourselves from our innate creativity that is always there.

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The child knows that creativity is a natural state of being. The pure self expresses it. My prayer is that more of us return to this beautiful state where we are enlivened and immersed in the experience of this glorious creation.

It’s time we are lit up again from the experience of being human while we are connecting with Divinity within and perceive the many ways to experience all Being, including creative expression.

It’s time to unlearn the stories that we aren’t creative. We must consciously create the space and time to make a new story and release the old dominant one.

What is yours? That you don’t have skill or talent? That you have better things to do with your time? Is it that you are the “smart” one in the family, or too “logical” or type-A for it? Or that your inner artist is just repressed right now, and someday “she” will come back out to play… someday.

Stop it.

YOU are a creator, right here and now.

I am so honored to be teaching others how to become creative, beings of all ages. Sharing the creative process is not about technical skills as much as just reminding us of our ability to embrace our expression. To drag our fingers or brushes through color and heal our inherent being through the medium of artistic creation.

Self expression opens the heart to higher states of consciousness and our connection to our Creator: Divine Consciousness.

New life begins here. Colors are brighter, spaciousness of being expands, relationships evolve, and happiness of life unfolds.

My life path of the artist is here to support you in also awakening to our creations to exhale in beauty across humanity as we rise from sleep and meet each day with rainbows of paints and brushes to bring forth our unique magic and follow the stars to our innermost precious creative spark that carries our soul from life to life and know it as home.

I’m honored to share my first online teaching experience and would LOVE for you to join me if you are feeling the call when read this invitation.

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