The Hummingbird Village recently held our first “Paint Your Vision of Love” event this past Saturday and I honestly couldn’t wait to come to the blog and let you all know how it went! If you’re unfamiliar with The Hummingbird Village or just what the event was about click here and here.
With each visioning party that we’ve done, I feel like we just get better and learn more and more about just what it takes to really execute a life enhancing event. When I say “life enhancing event”, I don’t just merely mean an event that you have a great time at, eat well at, or socialize comfortably at.
What I mean is, long after the event is over you take what you’ve learned and you successfully and happily apply it to your life. Because after all, that’s what we aim to do at The Hummingbird Village; Sure we want you to enjoy the vino and nosh, but more than that, we want guests to feel empowered to begin living their lives purposefully and with contentment.
The day started beautifully with an opening from all of us about just what we do at The Hummingbird Village, I find that some people think we’re paint and sip party throwers but it’s actually so much more than that. So myself and Jaimie opened with how The Hummingbird Village came about and we all give the ways that we each contribute to the village as a whole. Here is a short clip of me explaining why we do these visioning parties.
After giving a brief opening about what to expect for the day we explained that we like to have theme songs for occasions when we need inspiration, so my brother Anthony Harrell sang us the theme song we envisioned for the day that would open the hearts and minds of everyone there and get them in the space to receive the messages from our speakers and get inspired by creating our art piece.
From there, our incredible guest speakers (and our personal life and business coaches) The Amazing Clarks led us in a discussion about love! There were so many amazing nuggets of wisdom these two brought to us and here is just a sneak peek of what they talked about…
What I sincerely love about the Clarks is their ability to connect with their audience no matter who it is. They are able to draw from their personal lives and talk about high level concepts yet still be relatable. They also have a knack for creating connections to ideas and beliefs so effortlessly.
For instance, one of the things they talked about was that we allow ourselves to forget the feeling of being in love or feeling love when who or what we love doesn’t fall in line with our expectations. So the trick is to remember why you loved that person place or thing in the first place, and the best way to remember is to have a reminder. So they gave out these rocks with the word ‘it” attached to the rock. They told us the trick is to think about that rock as that feeling of love, it is the “it” that we should hold on to. As a practice he and his wife Melanie ask each other are “you holding it” to remind themselves to keep loving and keeping that love at the forefront of their minds.
Then it was time to paint…Susie Cortez was our featured artist and she walked everyone through painting their masterpiece.
I love Susie because she’s not just over the top talented, but she’s kind, patient and super professional. It’s always a joy for me to watch people create their masterpieces because everyone’s interpretation is always so different.
Before an event I often get nervous, I worry about who is going to show up, will we have bought enough food, will people walk away having had a good time and motivated to live their best lives? I may never completely stop worrying about these things but what I do get each and every time I complete an event is an incredible sense of accomplishment and the intense feeling that no matter how things turn out I’m on the right path.
I want to give a special shout out to everyone involved in creating this beautiful love filled movement and all that showed up. You guys are allowing us to live out our purpose and in turn we hope that we are inspiring you to live yours.
So guys, I’d love to hear your feedback. If we had another event, what topics would you be interested in covering? Are you into the paint and sip activity or is there another creative activity you’ve been dying to try? Let me know in the comments below!