Be*ability vs. Likeability

Is it really our true nature to exist in ways that make us likeable?

I think not! 

We may have gotten ourselves trained, generations after generations, in the most undetectable manner, to exist in a way that gets us rave reviews..

It is funny how the streak of ‘being me’ as opposed to being liked just kept getting stronger n grew up on me!! 

As a girl in school, I remember feeling awkward after a bad haircut (read super short) n yet told myself how it would grow back.. 

I’ve actually cut my hair short so many times in my life, just for that thrill of telling myself, it’s okay!! 

It’s worth it to experiment rather than play safe!

It’s worth it to have lost my likeability for some be*ability..

I know I’m still that girl! Id like to think that I care rarely about what people think of me. Very few get me!! N times when I try to convince people why I do what I do, I seem insane..

It’s not possible for this world to get me!! Not in a sad way.. but a super positive way.. 

every one is busy figuring their path! Some are trying to work out a likeable path, some the be*able.. 

n it’s not possible for everyone to get me! Cuz their work is to get them self..

I get me!! N thats enough..

Even when the world wants to know if I completed that course I was pursuing (yes! I did!) n what I achieved after finishing it (nothing to be precise in your words) 

What I got??? 

I got the strength to be this crazy girl (not woman), who desires to be a jack of all trades, cuz one trade for one life seems boring..

I wanna paint, I wanna sing, I wanna play with my son, I wanna wear dungrees, I wanna teach others how easy painting is, I wanna be a super coach who allows others to BE rather than BE LIKED.. 

I wanna ace at insuring people’s lives with life insurance, I wanna travel the world, I wanna trust this path..

I wanna be in ever connection with my highest self..

I wanna be Shraddha! I wanna be Aryaa 

🙂

Shraddha makes mistakes, n Aryaa accepts them.. 

Shraddha feels insecure, feels less confident! Aryaa holds her hand, tells her it’s okay! 


Who am I? 

I am both! I feel insecure at the slight drop of a hat, just as easily I feel strong n forgiving!!

The more I reach out to my loving self, the one that lets me look silly, the one that lets me take ‘too high the risks’… the more I allow, the more I feel love towards others..

N at no point am I totally one hundred percent of either!! I am always this eclectic mix of proportions, of this girl I used to be n the girl I am becoming..

N I am in love with who she is becoming..

Fierce in her commitment to choose this weird multi passionate, multi career life.. 

it’s people’s work to tell u,that ure a fool to believe that u could be successful at multiple businesses when ure not even breaking even at one.. 

it’s your work to keep your alignment, n keep choosing this fine tuned, accurately curated life for yourself, irrespective of the flawed measurement of success..

Cuz in the end, you get to say ‘this is exactly how I wanted it to be’

~ love

Aryaa 

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Tiny steps🎁 Big leap♥️

Ever wondered, how we got this big, grew up into being who we are today??
As far as I remember, a moment at a time,a day at a time, a year at a time♥️

N my dreamy studio that is at the center of my life (with my family) started with tiny wishes..

Wishes of being crazy for ‘creating stuff’♥️ be it cards, notes or posters or whatever.. 

N I wanna thank all those tiny wishes that have grown into me dreaming of having my STUDIO 😍

One such tiny wish was this zig zag scissor,now a proud resident of my studio😘😍

This scissor has been on my wish list since I was a kid🎁

My mom used to have one which was only used for fabric! N I loved how a zigzag could be created with super ease..

So one day, back in 2011, after work, I went to Crawford Market, (in South Mumbai) which is the market for kinda everything under the sun..

N this was my first buy! It was ‘expensive’ I remember with respect to how much cash I had in my wallet, n yet I chose to buy it.. n it has served me super well..

All those cards I’ve made, n all the crafty stuff I’ve created so far, I’ve always loved to use a zigzag edge ..

It reminds me of how special I am (just like everyone else) without really doing much..

N I guess this was one of the first family member of my ‘dreamy n unplanned, unintended studio’ ..

Not to forget the hoards of paper I still love to gorge on, n my open heart that is super excited to create every time I’m inspired♥️

This is how my new, ‘recently moved in’ garage studio looks like♥️

A pic of the garage (even before I grabbed it for my studio space)

A dream catcher to keep the ‘I cant’s’ away♥️



Moral of the story: it’s okay to have a tiny wish today. It is okay to have a tiny belief..

Nurturing this one tiny belief can get us grow into a big venture..anytime

Baby steps for an eventual huge leap♥️

Cheers

Aryaa

What makes me happy is….

My new studio, bubbling with energy, gearing up for me to start using it ❤️

Thinking about good times❤️
Three- person hugs from the two most handsome guys in my life❤️

Dressing up for the day ❤️

Accessories that keep coming into my life, n also getting lost, making space for more 😝

Traveling🎁


Playing with my son❤️

My beautiful feet, n beautiful toes, that gimme a chance to play with colours 🎁

GOT time with my hubby❤️

The blank canvas boards that literally make me feel hungry for some studio action❤️

Authentic living❤️

Writing quotes🙏


My son learning new stuff every day and expressing it in his cute lingo❤️

De cluttering my space/ home regularly 😍

My weekly coaching sessions with two extraordinary coaches❤️

Watching movies solo, on Netflix❤️
When my son asks me for hugs n keeps telling me repeatedly how cute I am 🎁

Asking for hugs n getting them instantly😍

Time out with nature🎁


Dreaming about travelling to Austria 😝

Sitting on the floor,gearing up for some hot oil for my hair kinda massage ❤️

Ekaansh’s school 😍

Thinking about all the art I’ve been able to create n all that’s on the way 🎁

Expressing gratitude❤️


When my son imitates me n says thank you out of habit to everyone who has served him❤️

Bath time with Eko❤️ (toy tea time)
Nachos 😜

Tea time with family ☕️

Movies on tv with the rest of my family🎁


Singing with Ekaansh😍

Wynk music 🎶

Colours around me 🌈

A good night’s sleep 😴

Singing in the shower 🎶

Fb 😝


Gifts🎁

Smiling faces😍

Long drives 🚗

The general weather in Mumbai 🌞🌤☀️🌩🌥⭐️

The gift of Languages 🤘

How I look 😍almost all of the times❤️


Hair color 😝 

Hair cuts😍😍😍

The way I live my life😍

Being a free spirit 🦄

Abraham hicks❤️

Thinking that people who choose differently are allowed their choices (by themselves most importantly)


My most awesome family🎁

Artists across the globe whose works I get to see n get inspired from 🎁

Chocolate 🙈

Iced tea🍹

Beach time😍

Remembering all my loved ones who’ve passed❤️

Baarish : An outpour 


The steeper the climb,
More exciting gets the finish line..

Endless attempts to roughen the challenges
All for a ‘frivolous’ thrill 

Easy to make ‘tough’ 
A way of life

and pretend we are someone else
cuz who we really are, is too simple

Sometimes all we need 
is an easy catch 

Our flawed beings 
can simply be

patchy and honest,
blunt and blotchy

cuz gravity doesnt judge
the outpour drenches all alike

all the masks finally
washed away

getting what we truly want
can never be this ‘steep climb’

cuz what we deeply desire
is outpouring with misconstrued ease

I’m right here!

To all my dreams, 
galaxy sized and simple tiny ones, 
on the brink of manifesting,
I am right here..

To all of my paintings, 
future ones and the dones, 
closest to me, closer than any human being can get..
I am right here..

To all of my desires,
devoid of logic and reason,
my true gifts of being alive..
I am right here..

To all of my joys,
in baloons and bubbles
and the shades of green around
I am right here!

To all those beautiful people,
lives of whom will completely alter
after crossing paths with me,
I am right here…

To all those hearts,
dreaming of the ‘impossible’
never giving up on them
Im right here…

To the aunthenticity,
of being ‘me’,
irrespective of all the labels..
thank you for finding me
right here..

To this fun loving roller coaster
that disappoints only to bring out the perfection,
more clearly each time..
I am right here..

To all the ‘crazy’ ‘dreamers’,
holding on even to the last atom of their vision
you’re not alone
cuz Im right here..

~aryaa

Ps: I am right here YOU ♥️

Not taking myself seriously : my formula for success!!

Let’s say, I’ve gotten used to not taking myself seriously! Lol.. sounds like a joke, but seriously I’ve flipped careers like flip flops.. Who would take me seriously??

If I was 19 today, knowing the life I’ve led up to this point, I would’ve probably changed my dream of writing and desiring to inspire the world..

Yeah..cuz that strong desire led me through all the anguish I put myself for not knowing my life purpose, and in return, my highest self led me to my primary rescuer : Writing!!

Aha!! No regrets..

I wrote to soften the pain, (didn’t think of an easy way of alleviation) and writing made my life more tolerable. Initially I wrote only cuz it was a vent, n then I started enjoying the process of writing..Fifteen years later (since I dreamt of writing) I am writing pretty regularly..

Ive still not fulfilled my dream of writing books n yet I know this is gonna happen when the time is right!! May be the roller coaster has to get slightly more exciting before I can tip the point of writing inspiration excellently well ❤️hahaha

N coming to the point, I was saying, yeah… I’ve not taken myself seriously ..

After quitting my job, in the December of 2011, I pursued my international certification of Coaching way too seriously and imagined I’d be making a lot of money through it..in March of 2013 I was an internationally certified passion coach (with no passion 😝)

Bingo!!!! Next three and a half years no money, no clients… Just a part time assignment in a college in Pune, n that seemed like a kinda compromise (I totally enjoyed it though)😍

Which meant ‘failure’ lol…I like making it this dramatic..

Then I thought maybe receiving more coaching would be ideal for me to make things work out, cuz the process of coaching had always worked for me..

I’ve manifested my baby, thanks to all the letting go of my fears and blocks that I could bring up during coaching sessions..and if coaching could help me manifest my baby, a coaching business definitely can be manifested..

N bang!!! In September 2016, I decided to attend a coaches retreat in Bali!! My very first solo trip, first ever trip this far away from home, n a one of a kind experience. I somehow thanks to my husband, managed the resources for this luxurious trip❤️

I had such a great time in Bali!!! Full on fun…n yet, the retreat made it clear for me that coaching was off the table..I didn’t fit in a coaches role (remember I had to figure out my passion 😜)

I felt like I wasn’t meant to be a coach!! N that’s when I had started dabbling in art..

I stopped taking myself seriously!I didn’t wanna figure out what I was meant to do. I just wanted to take each day as it comes.

N in that letting go, I thoroughly started enjoying art!! I followed my instinct and purchased canvasses.. I pulled out my box of fabric paints and just painted canvasses after canvasses..

It’s been 8 months since I came back from Bali!! N in 8 months, not have I just found out how great I am as a coach, but also succeeded pretty well at finding a career that I love from the deep recesses of my soul…Creating Energy Art!!

From Dec 2011, to April 2017, I have flipped my life totally 🙂

Manifested my most awesome baby, manifested my dream job of creating Energy Art and I’ve realized I’m an awesome magnificent coach, that can support fellow beings like me, to hold on and not let go ..

Holding onto my dreams is the single most powerful formula that has worked for me!! None of the academic qualifications I took, n very lil of the experience from the four years of a corporate job, served me..

What really served me was my strong desire to find that place of comfort, where I could reach out to my higher self n stay connected!!

My depression and sadness served me, as it took me to writing!! But I could have let go..

I didn’t!!! I just didn’t!! I held on to my desires strongly!!

My desire of being a wife, a mom, my desire of finding the perfect career for which I’d not have to compromise even a bit, n one that let me be exactly who I am!!

N yes!! All of it is working now. 

I wanna celebrate the milestone of creating around 74 art pieces so far, in like seven months..🎁😍drum roll please ❤️


My art has travelled across the globe and I now see how I can serve people by being an excellent coach too..I was always an excellent coach❤️ I had to sort myself out before I could intend to serve others.. And art did it for me..

It’s amazing, how life puts you through this series of happy -sad events only to hand out on a platter, a course for you to realize all your dreams..

I know that for sure now!! N that’s what makes me an excellent coach.. I had to know my true potential before I could hold that space for anyone..

75th art piece : here I come!!

Dear world, gear up!!! Life is meant to be enjoyed and turned to your ways.. Don’t live it like others tell you to. Carve your own path n make your life your way!!! 

Find out what makes you go fuzzy!! Focus on it..

My day starts on a late note, cuz I am a late riser and I love it!! Cuz I get to blog late night when I am the most creative..

I play with my son, paint stuff, enjoy food and meals with family, watch movies like crazy..sing loads of songs , listen to music, dance sometimes, I smile at strangers, I gift my art to people across the globe cuz I feel like it..I get myself clicked, I window shop, I dream of writing books that will inspire the world to stay on this leading edge, I listen to Abraham hicks , I make sure me n my hubb hug our kid together, we play and have fun

Life is meant to be happy 🙂 n when it’s sad, it’s supposed to remind you of the stuff that makes you happy so you can go do it!!

So please stay happy!! When sad, think of what makes you happy..hold onto that sweet spot where life flows by easily..n if you have trouble finding it, chat with someone who can do it for you..friends, family, nature, whatever..

~ ❤️aryaa

Ps: please check out my art works on fb page ‘intuned’!!! They’re posted under an album titled Energy Art!!

Check it out 😘

The gift 🎁 

When your heart calls out to you, to follow a trail that you have no clue about,believe me, you’re about to be showered with the gift of pure love ..

Not from outside you but from within!!

When you dig your hands into sand making sand castles, or play in the rain, or look at a pet n know the emotion deeply beyond words, it’s your own being showering you with pure love!!

When you talk to plants n flowers n tune into their energy, or smile at a stranger, or look at sunshine, you will know this immense feeling of love shining from within!!

If you have ever immersed yourself into any kind of art, or music or dance or anything close to it, you will know this feeling!!

It’s the gift of life! The gift of being aligned to your inner being who never has an emotion (forget thoughts or words) against you!!

~aryaa