unexpected ♥JOY installing a new habit

by susiesheartpathblog on March 28, 2012

LOVE TIP  – Wednesday March 28th, 2012

Hellooooooo ♥Gorgeous ONES

So what is this I am imagining you thinking......Wait for it - I know you'll be delighted to hear that I HAVE STARTED!!!! WooHoo! Yay!......Yipeeeeeeee! Started what♥ 

Well remember on Valentine's Day I posted Two GEMS and the second one was an invitation to visit dear ♥Susan sweetums blog - Random Acts of ART. Spreading the luvvvvvvv. One heart, one rock at a time

♥Susan sweetums who is one very creative and delightful lady has inspired me every Wednesday since then with her ♥LOVE Rock exploits ......I underline Susan’s comment “And I’m going to keep on doing this. Because it FEELS SO GOOD……………”

So finally I am happy to report a big YES for me to Random Acts of Art /Love/Kindness Wednesdays :) ….  What great Fun! 

You know how much the weeks in the last month have been so full of such amazing adventures. Well all the time I've also had just a little excited corner of my mind imagining creating ♥RAA's  by painting or drawing on rocks or whatever I could find and imagining scattering them at the Indian Weddings, at the Taj Mahal and all the Magnificent Monuments as we toured around Rajahsthan,  around the Ayurvedic Resort in Kerala, leaving them here there and everywhere around Singapore.....and vicariously imagining accompanying ♥Susan sweetums as she has most furtively, craftily and brazenly made her ♥RAA  Deposits........in her corner of the world in America......

So once back home at warm Fuzzy Hill I couldn't spend any more time to go searching to buy pretty smooth rocks from the shop.........I just had to start so I picked up plain old dirty, dusty un-smooth ones on the bush paths and ground where I walk each day........and then I found some white ones in a bucket in the garden that have just been sitting there waiting and waiting it seems...

Now let me explain another aspect of this to you.......Walking each day for the next 90 days is a new PROMISE to myself or INTENTION that I set in Kerala as I have let myself get very unfit and thus unhealthy.   AND I am sooooooooo very excited as I have now completed 10 Days of walking AND I can't wait to get out in the mornings....And YES I think some of you will want to know "my secret"........

Well an unexpected and serendipitous ♥JOY and A BIG AND EXCITING THING that is motivating and supporting and encouraging me to get out walking is to go and check on my little rock creations and see if they are still there....... :) ...so dear ♥Ones the trick and the ♥Lesson of the Day is to associate a new behaviour/habit you want to install with another action that is enjoyable....this is a very good move......

I am so lucky that I can go walking in lots of different places....where we live is like being in the middle of a National Park - in fact John Forrest National Park is one place we walk which is only 5 minutes drive away....you can pretty well go in any direction North, South, East or West and there are walking trails.....and now they are walking trails that are starting to be surreptitiously beautified with little rock creations [otherwise known as RAA's.......]

....My particular SIGNATURE is to balance the little ♥LOVE-Heart Rock-Art-Creations on a stack of two or three other rocks at various places along the tracks either on the ground or on other bigger rocks or on path markers or seats or whatever I find that feels right.........check it out in the first photo above with ♥Gem and ♥Sophie [who always decide they have to come out and get in on the act when it looks like it's going to be a Fun time.....of course!!]

 

And here's another .....If you look real closely you will be able to see this little stack of rocks that are pictured...

.......see them in the next picture on top of the railing to the left of the track.............♥

 

 

 

 

And here's ♥Shelton far ahead on one of our trails....who's been indulging me beautifully as I play with my rocks :)

And I found just the right little paint brush and Artline 750 permanent marker and my local little hardware store even had some little tins of paint on special...[and because I couldn't wait I even did the first few ones with textas which ended up fading in our hot sun after a few days]......And check this out - I have the best rock painting table on my new verandah space outside my office....it's so easy to set up ♥Folks - go for it!

And of course ♥Gem and ♥Sophie had to help......which they do love to do......

Now I need your help to spread this practice especially through Australia where it is very needed...but all corners of the world are good to go as well....I again underline ♥Susan sweetum's comment “And I’m going to keep on doing this. Because it FEELS SO GOOD……………” It makes me have big :) grinning SMILES to myself thinking about people finding them…wouldn’t they be such lovely photos…..

♥MIRRORING PRACTICE: Share with someone/with us about whether you would be willing to join us and how you will go about spreading this wonderful idea and help to change the world one little piece of Art/♥LOVE/kindness at a time. What is one action you are inspired to do over the next week.  ♥MIRROR each other for a minimum of 5 minutes.

♥Hug ♥Hug ♥Hug to you ... and special Thanks to ♥Susan sweetums for your continuing inspiration and beautiful heart....Expectantly & Excitedly, Much LOVE Susie

 

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Comments

Giggling ♥Hilary,
What a great image you share – now that would be a great photo! I can just imagine you giggling and rolling all over your mat – ROFL…. :) with Rosie licking you all over….
Yes creating a new habit by associating it with something fun is VERY powerful.
I’m amazed at the ability of our brain to make associations! And how instantly the old memory/associations kicks in when faced with ‘the old trigger’/stimulus….good topic to research and write about…….Note to self♥
Associating it with a smell that you like is also a very potent practice…..like burning incense, flowers, oil burners, etc
YES RAA is definitely food for thought and I’m also finding for the ♥heart and soul.
LOVE, Susie♥

Hilary says:

Hi Susie
Love this, connecting two things, a new habit associated with something fun, in my Tibetan practice this morning Rosie the dog was lying down near one end of the mat, each time I reached down I could gently pull her ear, I got the giggles more and more as I did my repititions, ending up doing more reps than intended. Love the idea of RAA, food for thought

estrazar says:

Perfectly delightful -stuffed friends and all. I was inspired – so yesterday I drew an image of healing – for my brother-in-law who just got word he has lung cancer. I sat on the floor of my office, pulled out my art supplies and drew a circle of hearts (community, family, spirit) beaming love into the center of the circle – where he stands – a Heart-Man – open to receiving love and healing. I plan on making him a drawing weekly. Thanks again for your continual reminder that play and delight and drawing or painting hearts (girl-love) is where it’s at. xooxox

♥Elizabeth sweetie,
A special ♥Hug from me for your ♥brother and also for my ♥brother who has been valiantly facing the challenges of pancreatic cancer for quite some time and who is now struggling…:(..
I really ♥Delight at and appreciate your circle of hearts and your dear ♥Heart-Man-Brother in the middle being flooded with ♥LOVE and Healing from many places.
I am just going now to create a circle of ♥Hearts♥ on my table and put my ♥Heart-Man Brother in the middle (and yours too)♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
May they know how ♥LOVE-d and ♥LOVE-able they are…..
Sending wishes your way for a day full of ♥DELIGHTS•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•*¨*gratefully, Susie♥

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