The Epic Lesson behind my Purple Wall.

by on August 16, 2010

This is the tale of a half-painted, mismatched Purple wall …

Had I known the lesson it would teach me, this goddess would have attended to it sooner.

But therein lies another lesson …

So pray tell, Sweet Readers, what metaphorical Half-painted walls do YOU have in your life?
And how would the energy flow if you … you know, actually dealt with them???

Bliss-ings, dahlings (and don’t forget to opt-in!)
The goddess known as Jacqui

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Kellie Hosaka August 17, 2010 at 7:14 am

Aloha Jacqui,

Wonderful video and such a great point you make about seeing things which are left unfinished or incomplete. Now you’ve got me looking around and thinking how it may be affecting my subconscious.

I remember my mentor coming in my house and asking me about my living room and how I felt about it. We upgraded a lot of things and the energy felt so different and we all felt so good!

Thank you for your enlightening post! I loved it!

Kellie 🙂
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Lisa August 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Good point. I am very guilty of this. I am going to work on my list right now and actually get some of it done.

I remember once, before my son was born, when I had a weekend off my then-job and I made myself a list and I just sat and did it, one thing at a time, until everything was done. The sense of accomplishment from doing that was phenomenal. I felt really good.
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Melissa McCloud August 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm

thanks for your bravery in sharing your habits of “loose ends”, (an illness we all suffer from, from time to time… and often more frequently than that)!

how you describe the payoff the next morning was so powerful for me to hear. it’s never the task itself that is exhausting! it’s the time we spend contemplating “should I? shouldn’t I?” that sucks our energy. a great reminder to focus on how I feel when I get it done.

( and i love my “To Do” list too … the daily act of just crossing off things is so satisfying!)
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Annette Morris Keane August 19, 2010 at 7:32 am

Thank you so much! Perfect timing for me! Blessings! <3


Holly August 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm

My list might be lengthy! But I am game… I can relate to the unpainted wall, but I am afraid that I hate to paint so I left it for my hubby to do!! So I will look after things that are incomplete that I can do something about. Thanks for the post, perfect timing for me I should say!! Now that summer is drawing to a close I can get right back on track for the things that I have put off this last several weeks.
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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking August 22, 2010 at 1:04 am

Oh, I love this video. I have dozens of “half-painted walls” — it’s such a bad habit of mine. For example, this entire summer, many of my food styling props sat out in my living room since I wasn’t sure quite where to organize them. When my roommate was scheduled to return from her summer trip, I finally buckled down and cleaned — and it took all of maybe ONE day. Afterward, I felt so free and relieved living in my own little home — I SO wish I’d just done it earlier! In that spirit, I finally vacuumed my bedroom the other day (it’s been needing it for awhile now!) and am trying to work on the other “walls” as well 🙂
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Jacqueline Gates August 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Greetings, Julie, and thanks so much for visiting! I’m so glad you like the video and you really, Really ‘get’ the analogy. Its all about the energy tied up in ‘incompletions’. Looking forward to checking out your blog too.


Cherrie Bautista@Young And Fabulous August 25, 2010 at 10:26 am

Things on your mental “to do” list is like the clutter you keep seeing everyday that you don’t have the time to clean up. Both things not only bother you, but takes up a lot of your energy. You might find that everytime you check off things from your to do list, you gain back the energy it’s taking up from you. Good reminder to all of us. Thanks!
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Sofia Smith@Glow Sticks August 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I have wayyyyy too many unfinished projects (or “half-painted walls”) in my life right now. I just moved into a new apartment and I made a list of all the things I needed to do… hang up the dining room chandelier, frame my posters, assemble my bookcase, etc. So far I’ve only accomplished the bookcase. It really bothers me because everytime I come home, I see the chandelier sitting on the floor, the posters rolled up on my desk, and so on. It makes me feel so unaccomplished and lazy! Tonight I’m going to write my to-do list on my big whiteboard, so I can’t forget about it!


Jacqueline Gates September 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Get at it, goddess! You’ll feel so much better when it’s all done and you can bask in the glow of your gorgeous chandelier.


Kimberly Castleberry@Social Media for Beginners August 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm

This is so similar to the concepts taught in GTD’s system (Getting Things Done) where the author talks about how “open loops” drain our energy silently in the back of our minds. How all of these in-completions – most of them tiny – really eat at our resources!

This is part of why at the moment for me that I’m working on a number of household things that I’ve put off for a couple years on TOP of just the default house cleaning that this divorce phase seems to require. Lots of little house projects I’m trying to wrap up and seem to be calling for my attention at the moment.

Thanks for the reminder to attend to our “half painted walls” sweetie!
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Larry Rivera September 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Hi Jacqueline,

I loved your video. I can’t even begin to tell you how many unfinished projects I have laying around. Your video has inspired me to kick my butt and get into gear.

Thanks for sharing,
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Jacqueline Gates September 8, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Greetings, Larry!
Let me know how you feel once all the half-done stuff is Completed.
It’s my bet that you’ll be Flying!


Miguel@Free iTunes Codes September 19, 2010 at 3:07 am

Another amazing Video Goddess. I had not expected the Goddess herself to do her own painting. That was a huge surprise to me.


Jacqueline Gates September 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I just Adore painting walls!! It’s oddly therapeutic for me and I love how the energy in the room shifts with the new colour, especially if it aligns with the principles of Feng Shui.


Lorri Ratzlaff (@lorrilou) July 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I love your purple wall and what it meant! I love even more that you can share your experiences in the “lou” (not sure if that’s how it is supposed to be spelled 🙂 )

Dear goddess — you are simply extraordinary, and you give us such great lessons! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

These incompletions are killers … time, energy, sometimes even soul. I’m grateful you brought this to my attention, as I truly think I’ve buried many of mine! I’m bringing them back to the surface so that I can finish off what is keeping me back!!


Jacqueline Gates July 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm

They are ‘killers’ indeed … and when you work from home, they can eat into every part of your business building too.

Just find one thing – do it – finish it – and you always feel better!


Debbie Lattuga@Creat July 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Thank you, Jacqui, for reminding me of this seemingly simple step. I’m dashing off to write the agenda for my meeting next week.

I feel glorious to have that completed. This week I intend to list my half-completes and love them to completion.

One Love,


Jacqueline Gates July 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Isn’t it just the most scrumptious feeling, Debbie?
And I absolutely adore your phrase of “love them to completion” … I’m soooo going to use that!


Tracey Hausel July 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I really like how you said that our incompletions are physical manifestations. It is amazing what things we have left undone that rob us of energy. You are not only a Goddess, but a Wise Goddess. 🙂


Michele Anderson June 5, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Bravo, bravo! I completely confirm about how good it feels. I just spent the entire month of May ‘focused first’ on cleaning my house. Doing a good job and keeping it up. It got easier and easier and I had spare time, just like you said, to happily pursue other things I always want to do but don’t. Why? Because… the house was a mess, it was always the next most important thing I had to find time to do, and I just wasn’t in the mood to tackle the job I faced in order to catch up. I discovered a super perk came with my plan and now I can spontaneously entertain again without freaking out and busting ass and doing a ‘make it okay’ job getting ready. The second hand purpose of the cleanup was to further stretch and strengthen my out of shape physique. It worked well and I’m measurably happier! Thanks Goddess for sharing your purple wall story. The ripple effect is going to be great!


Jacqueline Gates June 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

So chuffed for you, Michele! Isn’t the spare time that you find when your house is under control, just the most delicious thing? And a svelte new shape as a bonus? Go you!!


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