FEARLESS, We Paint: Guest Post By Lisa Dieken


Let Your Life be a FEARLESS Painting

…let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.



On December 8th I was supposed to be on a flight to Kona , Hawaii . I was going to relocate there. My inner guidance suggested it this past spring and in October, right after BIG was complete, I made the reservation for the one-way flight. Just a few days ago (I’m writing this on November 24) I thought I was going to be on that airplane headed to paradise!

Checking in with my inner guidance last Friday and Saturday, I felt a definite change. It is very possible I will not be on the flight to Hawaii after all. My intuition is telling me that I’m not going to be selling my car and that I may be going on a road trip. I don’t have many more details than this right now. I may have a destination, but it isn’t definite. I’m not even sure if I will be leaving on the 8th. My inner guidance is suggesting that I continue to let go of my belongings, do some painting and writing, relax, and be patient.

The change in plans from Hawaii to a road trip could mean many things: Maybe it actually is the next step in getting to Hawaii in a magical way that the Universe is orchestrating but I would never think to plan. Maybe something else even BETTER is occurring. Maybe I just needed to “think and plan” about the relocation to Hawaii to get me to go through my belongings and ruthlessly let go of many, many things in order to prepare for the next chapter in my life. Or maybe it’s all of the above! Or none!

What I DO know is that this is a BIG experiment in living an inspired life. It is a sacred journey of letting go of control and taking direction from my inner guidance rather than my mind. FEARLESS painting has given me a way to practice this way of being and living on a much smaller and less scary scale.

I’m looking at my life as a FEARLESS painting. I’m listening deeply to what wants to emerge onto the canvas of my life and then following that energy. Sometimes there are surprises and an alteration to a planned direction. There is a need to allow ambiguity and to allow solutions to appear in their own timing. I am going with the flow of the Universe to find the gifts that are there. Now I’m really painting BIG.

Here is one painting from my BIG experience. The direction from Connie was to paint “What it’s like to be me.” This is what emerged.


First a red dot in the middle of the four sheets of paper. Then the red ovals. Then red diagonal lines (which turned into arms later) and a semi-circle at the top which became the sun. I looked at it and realized this is me being held and supported by Spirit. Tears welled up in my eyes as I let that idea sink in.

The rest of the painting flowed.

No, it isn’t finished, but then again, I’m unfinished. I’m a work in progress, like we all are.

Do you remember the Weeble toys? I think I look like a red Weeble. “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.” We are all cosmic, universal beings that are so very supported, cared for and loved.

This painting not only reminded me of the benevolence of the Universe, but it really sunk into my cells and helped me to embody the idea. So as I step into this new way of living life from my intuition rather than my mind, I can trust and know that I am supported along the way.

Living an inspired life is about surrendering, deep inner listening, trusting that we are supported, allowing ambiguity, responding easily to changes that present themselves. I’m learning and practicing one step at a time, one moment at a time.

Allow your life to be a FEARLESS painting. Slow down, quiet your mind and listen to your intuition. What is it whispering? What wants to emerge onto the canvas of your life? You may not get an answer right away, but if you continue asking, continue creating, continue to follow your heart, soon you’ll find yourself living it.


It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.



~e.e. cummings



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Lisa Dieken’s creative endeavors include FEARLESS Painting, using mixed-media, writing, photographing . She’s not sure she excels in any of these but she does know she uses her intuition and allows what wants to emerge from within to be created in her art and in her life. What she does excel at is working in the physical world and the spiritual world to assist you in aligning with your own creative flow and creating the life that wants to live in you. Using proven tools from Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™, shamanic journey healing and other energy work, as well as intuitive drawing and painting, she helps you to gently rediscover and cultivate your creative brilliance. She works with clients around the globe.


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