Stop and Smell the Roses

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I bought a gift for myself today. I had been admiring them for three weeks and today I made the trip into the city to hold this in my hand.  This very special hand made/dried rose bead Mala necklace was made in India. Each black bead is made from fresh roses, boiled to a paste in water then hand molded and …

Should I trust my Spiritual Teacher?

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Q: Should I trust my Spiritual Teacher?   A: Mistrust all, until you are convinced. Go into things with your eyes wide open. Know your boundaries. A true teacher will never humiliate you, or others, nor will they estrange you from yourself. They will be consistent and kind and constantly bring you back to the fact of your inherent perfection …

Push your Boundaries

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Go out on a limb, push the boundaries.  This is where art begins to get really interesting. “Creativity for me, is about holding onto my deep sense of knowing and working alongside the creative consciousness. Its about dipping into my courage and pushing myself, coaxingly into a willingness to explore a little more, by dipping my toes into unknown waters …

Let Life Flow

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Here is a time-lapse video from my Saturday workshop. I absolutely love the acrylic pouring technique. It takes hours to choose then mix up the paint and chemicals in separate little containers before you actually pour them together and then onto your canvas.  IT IS MESSY, but once you do release the paint it is so beautiful to watch your …

Creativity – Leap into the Unseen

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If I wasn’t in love with creativity, I wouldn’t be here posting this out into cyberspace right now.   Why ? Creativity is about risk. About leaping into things we can’t see. It is about finding the courage to seek beyond the ordinary, the regular and the usual. It teaches us to look for the magic in everything and in …

Practicing Reserection

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Flying through harsh weather. I am struggling and yearning. Is life meant for me to practice resurrection ? Floating as grace under fire, with an open heart, I call out to others to let them know that they too are loved  and looked for, when lost. I may become their home for a while, detached, I inspirit them,  then leave, …