Do You Still Have The Explorers Heart?

This week I realised my lovely ego was attempting to get me to run, leap and jump into the future me. It wanted me to be beyond where I was in that moment, to fly with creativity before I have my wings, and I listened for a little while. I asked myself do I want to be a ‘professional’ artist, right now? Sell my work.   OH YES! my ego…

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Embracing LOST

  I have missed blogging here but it just hasn’t felt good for me to write my thoughts down publicly this past month and a bit. Lots has been going on, inside me. A quick round up of the ‘stuff’. Acknowledged some deep childhood issues and making peace with the women in my life. Allowing myself to re-connect with close family. Letting the woman in me connect with other women.…

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Managing Anxiety & Fear Of Loss

Sometimes life throws you internal curve balls and if something is not dealt with it simply becomes bigger and bigger until we have no choice but to deal with it.  My curve ball is anxiety.   Anxiety has been an emotion that has been so familiar to me ever since I was a small child. My mother suffered from it, my father suffered from it, and I guess I did from an…

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The Beauty Of Okay

“There is no external source of our suffering, pain, pleasure and happiness. Our experiences of the good, the bad and the ugly are the creations of our minds.”   – Dzogche Ponlop Rinpoche Sometimes I find it easy to be with myself, sometimes I don’t.   Sometimes the sunshine, beautiful landscape invigorates me, sometimes it doesn’t.  Will there ever become a time when the landscape, the beauty of the day consistently pleases…

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Validation – Can We Truly Validate Ourselves?

I am sitting at this computer to help me understand what I need to know right now about this subject of validation. It is not until I started questioning where I am coming from that this subject keeps coming up for me.   When I felt part of the human tribe, an insider, a person who belonged to a group or sector of society, my validation, my reason for being…

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What Makes A Good Teacher?

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” ~Thomas Carruthers “The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.” ~Amos Bronson Alcott “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of…

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My Own Backyard – A Day In My Life – My Little Slice Of Heaven

Copyright: KellyMartin2011 – Poppy In Field – Gloucester I live in a beautiful part of the UK in an area called Gloucestershire. My home is in the city of Gloucester and I love walking the urban lanes and city streets to get to my little slice of heaven. On an ordinary day it takes me around 1 hour and 1/2 to get to this tranquil haven I call ‘Gloucester’s hidden secret’. Many…

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What Value Does Writing From Joy Bring? How Do We Bring Creativity From A Wholesome Place?

    Ordinarily I am inspired, to write, take photographs, create. Sometimes I feel I am like the telephone waiting to ring, watching the receiver impatienty: “Ring damn it!”. The telephone never rings when I will it to. It only rings when I am focused on other things, distracted, much like inspiration and creativity. Over a week ago I decided to make my breaks between posting blogs longer, and during…

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Creativity & The Law Of Attraction

   “Art is a matter of commitment. Commitment is of interest to the Great Creator. When we display the faith necessary to make our art, the Great Creator displays an interest and an active hand in supporting what it is we are doing. We receive supply in all forms.” Julia Cameron –~Walking In This World~ This is where I feel the ‘Law Of Attraction’ gives us a helping hand in life.…

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Coming Back From The Spiritual Void & Taking Charge Of Life

Chinese Proverb You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. Since implementing structure into my days I am noticing a vibrant energy flowing through me.  Structure is bringing me a sense of taking charge of my life.  I feel like a rider on a great steed, riding fully into my life.  I feel onboard  the…

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