The Importance of Optimism

Carrie JordanLife Design, Shamanism

Optimism is really a way of life or a path; and if you fall off of it, it can be like a downward spiral. Our lives are not written in the stars; I really believe that we manifest our own lives and that which we focus on, no matter if it is good or bad, becomes a reality. That’s why … Read More

Laughter is medicine

Carrie JordanLife Design, Shamanism

Wile E. Coyote's business card

You are enough. Don’t pretend you are already there when you know you have a lot to learn. Make decisions on the belief that you can deal with their consequences, not with the fear that you can’t. You can choose your behavior, but you can’t control your behavior’s outcome. This is real confidence.

Living in the material world

Carrie JordanShamanism

George Harrison, who we all know as the lead guitarist for the Beatles, was a very humble, quiet man. What we might not know about is his inspiring spiritual journey, documented in the biographical movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Cut with archival material from the Beatles’ early days and George’s early life, interviews with George himself, his … Read More

Where ideas comes from

Carrie JordanShamanism

Seth Godin wrote a blog post about where ideas come from. When I think of ideas, I think of art and inspiration, as in ideas for a piece or something I want to create. Here’s my list of where artistic inspiration or “ideas” come from. 1. Ideas come from dreams. 2. Ideas come from listening to music. 3. Ideas come … Read More

The Goddess Principle

Carrie JordanShamanism

View New York Times article and slideshow on African art I love mermaids. This has been on my inspiration board for a week. I’m taking an African Politics class this semester and one aspect of politics/culture that we read about is the goddess principle. According to the goddess principle, women are central to the production of life. The notion that … Read More