Topic: power of three

power of 3 :: trust, the pang, facing the unknown

The past few weeks have been a bit rough. I’m not ready to fully share, but I can say that the tide is turning and life is testing me. In this I am learning to truly trust myself and the decisions I make, in ways that I’ve never trusted before.

 

I live most of my life deeply through my feelings, yet I find that I sometimes ignore or second guess myself when I get that pang in my gut. The funny thing is, that my gut feelings are always right and I want to kick myself in the arse when I don’t listen to it. (Which I’m sad to say is more times then not.)

Why is it that I don’t trust myself, when in my gut and heart I know what I should be doing? The logical and rational side of my mind gets in the way. I try to reason with myself. I negotiate and sway myself into making decisions that I think are sensible and mature, or outwardly appear to be the “right’ decision, while I still have that pinging and ache on the inside. So I’m working on trusting myself and my inner feeling. Leading with my heart and believing with my soul that if the decisions feel right, then it’s the right decision for me.

It’s so hard to face the unknown, that kind of fear can be paralyzing and has stopped me in my tracks more times then I can count. A friend of mine suggested that I play “the worst case scenario” game and work backwards from there. What if that huge fear you had really did happen, then what? What would you do? Would it really be that bad? Maybe, maybe not. But whatever it is, it wouldn’t last forever. Leaving behind the known to venture into the unknown is super scary. Will it be better? Will it be worse, or even harder still? The thing is, I can’t stand still in the now just because I’m scared of what lies ahead. Life is a risk and if you aren’t willing to live it and move yourself forward what is the point of it all.

 

power of 3 :: mind, body, spirit

Have you ever heard of The Power of Three? Are you familiar with the writing Rule of Three? Heard the expression: GOOD Things Come in Threes (and on the flip side bad things) or the Latin phrase : omne trium perfectum which when translated is everything that comes in threes is perfect! It seems as if many things are structures around groups of threes and 3 has been coming up a lot in my life lately. So I decided to do a little research, ok more like googling, but you get the picture.

The Power of Three is usually symbolized by a triquetra, a Celtic pattern that shows the center of three connected circles. So, of course I couldn’t resist drawing my own version of a triquetra :)

Three is the smallest number that can be used to form a pattern- Interesting since I’m immersed daily in visual patterns and surface design. And I love patterns. Somehow there is a sense of balance and completeness that comes with the number three. There’s a natural escalation of tension to the number. A beginning, middle and end of sorts.

So I decided that I’m going to start a new blog category called the power of 3!

And today my P3’s are Mind Body and Spirit. I am working on creating a balanced energy between the three so that I can manifest a more divine creative power.

omne trium perfectum