Revealing The Authentic Face

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Painted Face -Taken From Jamie Sams Sacred Path Cards:

The Painted Face speaks of self-expression. It tells you to use your creativity in order to express your feelings, your talents, your desires. Expressing who and what you are at any given moment is healing as well as productive. As you change and grow you may feel the need to alter the way in which others perceive you. Changing your appearance, attitudes, and activities to match the new you may be called for at this time.

The keynote is that this card asks you to open up and allow others to see your Medicine. In that way, you are offering a gift to others who may have need of your talents. Don’t deny how you feel, what you think, or what you can offer the world. In truth and with grace it is now time to allow the Medicine of the Self to emerge. You will never lose face by presenting the true Self minus the self-importance.

A little over a week ago I was shuffling my deck of sacred path cards, exploring what this time of quiet was all about for me. I asked myself why was I laid up in bed with a intense viral infection? and what was I clearing out all these toxins in my physical body for?

I had started writing on my blog again, just brief flowing pieces that felt they needed to be written.  I read through my blog and realised I had a natural talent for writing, but it was something I had not acknowledged as being a skill I could place any value in.  So I shuffled my cards with the intention of understanding what my writing was all about.

During this period of sickness, of deep cleansing inner and outer I had been looking at my picture of the Goddess Lakshmi on my walls.  Something about her I wanted to experience.  It wasn’t the obvious quality of outer wealth she showed in her image, but more importantly, I really wanted to see what my inner wealth was.  I wanted to explore inside of me.

I realise that this wealth is a number of things. my love, my inner beauty and talents that I had put into hibernation for long long time. 

When I first started writing this blog in 2007 I wrote regularly and after a year it became more intermittent and then it stopped for a long time.

As I started writing again this month, I felt this storehouse of creativity wanting to be expressed. It was when I received the above card that I knew it was time for Kelly Martin to come from behind the curtain and unveil myself, my authentic face.

Its ironic that before I got this card my template (the way this blog is laid out, the colours, background etc etc) was of red curtains.  My blog was between the curtains.  It felt right at the time and now since changing my template to the open spaciousness of nature, of my very loves of life, this openness of the air in my lungs that I realise I opened the curtains and stepped onto the stage.  And the template was actually the template for my life.

My blog had over 160 articles and writing from my past and my recent present.  And even though it was on the public domain of the Internet, even though anybody could find me, I was putting out a vibration of hiding behind the curtains. And now the curtains are back and here I am.

This past week apart from physical cleansing, emotional cleansing and mental cleansing, I cleansed this blog.  I deleted over 120 old blogs.  One hundred and twenty old stories.

The old stories were from the past, many full of pain and fear, processing old old stuff.  I realised I could not leave myself in the past. Vibrationally speaking, it was time to erase, let go and have the courage to move forward into a new territory for me.

So with a severe clearing out of the old I am writing this blog from a new fresh space and with a new fresh face.

Thanks for reading.  The show must go on!


Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin, author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ is a dedicated writer and blogger who fearlessly explores life’s deepest questions. Faced with a decade of profound anxiety and grief following the loss of her father and her best friend Michael, Kelly embarked on a transformative journey guided by mindfulness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her insightful writing, engaging podcasts, and inspiring You Tube channel Kelly empowers others to unearth the hidden treasures within their pain, embracing the profound truth that they are ‘enough’ exactly as they are.

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