Weekly Update – Finding the Holy in the Everyday

May 8, 2015 | Life in Progress


I’m obsessed with Instagram – it’s my favorite online home! Here’s a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren’t on Instagram, come and join me! And you can click here to see all the Instagram updates right here on my blog!

Friday, May 1

“Visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is
impossible. And by visualizing the impossible…begin to see it as
― Cherie Carter-Scott
This quote captures what I mean by “impossibility is our greatest gift.”
The gift of pushing the boundaries, creativity, possibility. Letting
what we imagine take flight.

Currently doing a Twitter chat with Do What You Love on all things biz, soul missions, balancing biz and motherhood, inspiration and more. 

The view from earlier today when I went outside my studio to get some
air, and to get some perspective. Much needed and I just really love
that I work inside this old renovated high school with a big park
attached (old football field). And the sun. Grateful it’s been out here
in Portland lately. Ahhhhhh. 
Saturday, May 2

We use Bella’s old doggie piddle pads (used a lot toward the end of her
life) for painting pads in the house. PERFECT for spilled water and
paints. I have no idea why, but I feel called to share this tip with
you! And also, it makes me love that Bella is still with us in this
hilarious way.

I stopped by a 24 hour paint jam for a couple of hours of painting with some dear women.
While gabbing over all things life, motherhood, spirit, past lives,
future lives, biz journeys, creative paths and more, I painted this. I’m
not sure why raw and happy flower pieces want to come out of me lately,
but sure is fun to let it out. I have a few more things to do with this
one, but I’m digging it.

Monday, May 4

Dear World,
Thank you for your smallest of moments that bring the greatest of
beauty. Thank you for the stars, the light, and your soulful hearts that
make living worth all the love you hold.
Sending out some gratitude at the top of a very, very FULL week.

This week my mantra is EASE + FLOW after resisting a bit too much last
week against life. What’s yours? Happy Monday, friends!!

Like any good practice (a yoga practice, a gratitude practice, etc), the
practice of intentionally getting dressed up in joy will open your
heart and awaken new ways of seeing yourself. In so many ways, this
course is about remembering who we are. Because when we turn our
attention toward anything with intention, we raise its vibration, its
meaningfulness, its consciousness.
It all starts, in one week on Monday, May 11th. Come join me in the
pursuit of making what’s in our hearts visible, and wearable. For all
the details, including how to register, click here!

Last couple of days of getting dressed up in joy. Today I dressed up (middle pic) as I had the amazing opportunity to
meet and have lunch with Jensine Larsen of World Pulse (along with some
other amazing ladies). I am SO inspired by her story and all the ways
she is changing the world (and global economy and consciousness) by
connecting women together through technology. If there is ONE thing I’ve
learned in my life, it’s the power that comes when women connect. It’s
why I paint women, and why I feel called to bring them together in my
courses. Also inspired today by a friend who shared her story of
consciously transitioning from her girlhood to her womanhood in the
small but big moment when she stood up for herself and used her voice.
Ahhhh, inspired!
Like so many of you, I have always been a seeker, looking for deeper
meanings in just about everything. I consider myself highly intuitive, a
feeler, a seer of connections and meaning. I had a rough early life,
and as I began to sort it all out, I started journaling at the age of 14
years old, collecting wisdom from anyone willing to share theirs with
me. Most of my learnings came from women who have ushered me along my
life’s path (friends, mentors, authors whose books I read, older women I
looked up to but didn’t know, etc). It’s why I feel a strong connection
to our collective sisterhood, and it’s also why I paint women and the
wisdom and mantras that have been gifted to me as I made my way as a
student in this life. As I like to say, I am grateful for the women who
have walked with me, both in paint and in flesh, into art, love, and
Lately, my seeker self has been seeking a deeper spiritual self. These
last couple of years I’ve had an extraordinary journey exploring this
part of myself, the part that is Divine, that was born of
God/Source/Light. And similar to the ways in which I was unexpectedly
led to make art, I can feel something happening again, another kind of
journey that is intuitively led. It’s big, exciting, and I’m not even
sure what it is, exactly. I just know it’s the next level, a graduate
course that will build on all that I’ve learned these last nine years
since making my way into the creative life.
All of my life I’ve had ‘strange’ things happen – premonitions that came
true, feelings of deep intuition/knowing, hits about something that was
about to happen, and struggles with energies and the boundary work that
came with that.
Today on the blog I’m sharing more about my recent spiritual journey. We
are all holy and we are all a mess. I like to live in the inbetween
spaces, learning to make meaning of the messes, and finding holy in the
Tuesday, May 5
Ahhhh! Totally digging the new empathy cards by Emily McDowell. Emily is a truth teller while also being funny. A rare combo. And I like it.

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Adore this quote and it’s message: The faith to follow our calling, the
trust that everything that is supposed to happen will indeed happen, and
the room for magic in our lives. I’ve been seeing a lot of magic lately
– angel numbers, spirit talks with True, even the changing of the
seasons. What kind of magic are you witnessing?

Home today. And just feeling mighty grateful for the ease and flow despite life providing some hiccups. 

A peek into my writing process. I have to get content organized the old
fashioned way (on index cards like I did my science projects on in high
school) and then I’ll write the longer versions on the computer. Ahhh, I
always forget this (or resist it) but I really do love writing. 
Wednesday, May 6


“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
― Aristotle
In the fullness of the week, I have been working alone a lot, writing
and planning and creating. The quiet is great way to connect with my
soul and follow my heart, AND makes the time with my friends and loved
ones that much sweeter. Here’s to solo soul work and sister soul love!

Sidewalk crack flowers are the absolute best.

Friends, im sharing the before and after of our dining room. Come on over to my blog for all the pics. Love this room!

Another dining room peek. Full tour up on the blog today!

We’ve had to get more on our parenting game lately as this little
brilliant being is doing exactly what he’s supposed to do: push and
challenge the boundaries. I appreciate every single challenge. It helps
me grow as a human and mama. We are each other’s teachers in many ways.
Ahhhh. I took this shot today during his performance of Michael
Jackson’s Song PYT.

Thursday, May 7


Yes, yes, yes.

Found the succulents blooming this morning. I love love love it when
that happens. Also, I had an elaborate dream last night about a peacock
who was in our house. It jumped onto my head! I wonder what it means?


Friends, I’m sitting here writing the Wear Your Joy ecourse that starts
Monday and my heart is truly happy at 1) the response (we are so
starting an unlikely joy revolution) 2) being in ease and flow with
writing the content. It’s not fluff, but rather a kind of everyday soul
work that will be a transformative way into joy and making what’s in our
hearts visible. Ahhhhh, I’m so excited and truly just loving the
writing and teaching pieces of this offering. Come join the tribe!
Starts Monday.

That’s it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!

Kelly Rae

Sending much love,

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