Michelle Motuzas

True North


True North.

I love that term. It conjures up an image in my head of a
stalwart heroin who has such an impeccable moral compass at her wisdom
and style get her and her friends out of many dire straits.

What?

Okay,
hey.

 I watch a lot of old movies. That is where my fantasy life dwells. Ideally in a
perfect example from the early 1940s that looks like Gene Tierney would
wear it.

I digress.

How do you know your True North?

What does it look
like?

What does it feel like?

What does not having it feel and look like?

Not being connected to your
true north feels like being adrift. Reacting to the energies around you
in a way that is separate from your soul’s purpose.

Basically
there are four aspects of who we all are and think we are
.

# 1 -  Perception -  how others perceive you

# 2 -  Persona -  how
you want to be perceived by others

# 3 - Ego - a snapshot of your self esteem ( or lack of) and self importance.

#4 - Self - 
this is our soul -  who and what we really are & what we stand for. This ties in to what we need and what we are here to do.#4  is your True North.

This is the
real you at your deepest core level.

this it the part of you that is you can
always depend on when your world is spinning out of control.


How do I
know what my true north is?


Try this exercise: Take a piece of paper and a pen.

Write on the left
hand side 1 - 4.

Leave six lines between each number.

At number 1 -  write ‘Perception’

Number 2 write ‘Persona’

Number 3  write ‘Ego ’

and at Number 4 write ‘I am’

 Draw 6 bullet
points under each number.

At #1 - come up with six words to describe what you
feel is other people’s perception of you.

#2 - six words describing what you want
people to think of you. Be honest no one else is going to see this. And
remember there’s nothing wrong with wanting to
be perceived a certain way!

#3 write what the doest hat small voice in your head tell you all the time number?

#4- dig deep. What is is it that truly makes you you? Who are you really? You
may uncover that your #4 is close to
your #1 or #3  is complete opposite to #4.
Remember our ego is supposed to protect us. If your True North is
bright then all things are possible, your ego, not a judgment, is more like ‘wahoo Nelly’.


Go through each section. Are there  words that
are on all the lists? Are there characteristics of #4 that do not
show up anywhere else? Ponder this. When I created this exercise & did it, I found my #4
contains “silly” as part of my true essence. I can be
very silly - very very very few people get to see that. I need to look at
why. That’s it. Your mission if you choose to accept this is to think about
this: What is keeping you from truly showing the world who you are? Only
when we accept and embrace who and what
we truly are can we be confident to walk into our future at the highest
possible


Phew! Onward ho!

The last few months has seen a move, finishing up with a (looonngg) over due project to my editor, the Color Your Own Tarot (aka the monkey on my back!) and the Wild Elemental Oracle finished. I got very sick (because, duh, listening to my body and stress….) attempting to stay healthy, working on an emerging artist program I was lucky enough to get accepted in, my apprenticeship, my community work and you know, trying to have a social life. 

You alway think once a project is done, you will have lovely long stretches of nothingness to do.

HA

Yes, you heard me… HA!

I realize I am less than 10 weeks away froth Capital Arts Fest and I have no inventory! 

So I will get back into the studio. To be honest I am itching to paint again, after what feels like YEARS!  No EONS!!!  of drawing. (in reality, just about 240 drawings - I may be a bit dramatic )

I am not alone! So many fill up their time. 

Fill up their lives. 

I am starting to believe that we can apply the decluttering/minimalism/Marie Kondo to not only our ‘things’ but the people and activities we choose to let in. 

Picture this. 

Your phone buzzes. 

You pick it up. See the text. It is someone you know. You may or may not REALLY like them. You put your phone down and continue what you are doing. 

A few hours or even the next day, you see the unanswered text and realize you never responded to them. 

Oops

Now this. 

Your phone buzzes.

You pick it up. See the text. A huge smile spreads across your face and you immediately focus on answering. Maybe you are making plans to get together. Maybe they are sending something that makes you laugh. 

Whatever it is, they get your undivided attention. Even if only for a moment since you are at work. 

That my friends is sparking joy. 

Why do you have a life filled with people and activities and stuff that beings you no joy ?(yeah, yeah, I get toilet paper and silverware, your boss etc. do not spark joy.  But come on, you are being difficult now and you know it. )

Konmari the sh*t out of your life. 

Your attention, energy and resources are valuable. Spend them where it makes the most sense. Where you will get the most return. ROI for the left brainers here. 

Cheers!



 




Class Coming in one WEEK!

Well, Spring is here, though here in the Northeast, we are ready to build the ark. This somewhat enforced inside time has allowed me to create my first class. I am so excited to offer it to my people! 

I always go back to my mission (thank you 20+ years as a non profit professional! )

To empower and enable people to not need me or other professional readers and healers. 

Its a bit lofty. I know. I am an all or nothing gal.

My Shamanic Healing Oracle cards are designed to help people trust and believe in their instincts. 

The Empathic Oracle have the intention to empower Empaths to believe in and trust their gifts.

The soon to be released Color Your Own Tarot is designed in a way for people to put in their own energy  into a tool of self awareness and growth.

My latest deck, The Wild Elemental Oracle is designed to connect people with the natural world and understand the signs, knowledge and wisdom that the elements and animals are always showing us. 

This new course is a way for me to show you how I do what I do. I hear it all the time, “I am not an artist” 

OK, I truly believe EVERYONE has the potential to be an artist. But I get it. I can’t sing, really really can. not. sing. No one wants that. But do I sing in the shower and in the car and when I am home alone? 

ABSOLUTLEY

Am I recording a hit song anytime soon? Hell to the no. But that doesn’t stop me from singing. 

Are you capable of creating a piece that you feel confident and proud of? YES

Will it be published or end up in a museum or gallery? 

Hmmm… probably not unless the context that it is created in is right. 

That should not stop you from creating from their heart is you are moved to do that. 

When I started doing readings for people I would draw while I was receiving information from my guides. I like to think that it is a right brain/ left brain way of accessing information. The technical aspect of drawing occupied my left brain so that my right brain could access the messages. 

Otherwise I tend to WAY overthink things. 

Yes, really. 

Over time, I came to recognize certain aspects of the drawings, that while unique for everyone who I drew for,  had some threads that connected them in terms of symbolism and format.  I believe I am the only person who does readings this way. I feel that is a neat and special way for people to take home, what I called, very unique and personal post it notes for the life path. There I go getting all jargon-y on you all! 

What people would tell me is that after having these little drawings  for a time, the meanings and messages would continue to unfold and be a touch stone for them months and years after we sat down together and created them.

I have put down my process of creating these personal “oracle” cards for those of you who may be interested in learning it. From set up, materials, technique and some tips and tricks,  you will learn all I know and have learned along the way to create  a piece spiritual art that is not of angels or auras. 


This course consists of a video and a companion written course. It is on a password restricted page her on my website. Once purchased, you will have lifetime access to it and also be able to join a private Facebook Group to share your creations and create a community around these pieces. 

For more information and to purchase, click here



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