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Finding answers within not outside of your self.

All these questions swirling in my head, looking at my life and being convinced it is all not going my way, not even a bit. Tired of getting up in the morning and by nights end glad to see the day ending. I have felt as if my life was wrong, in limbo, as if I stood just a second off of what reality should be. Caught in a Dr. Who scene or time warp but definitely disconnected from me. Re-connecting has been tricky. Slowly I am answering these questions because the answers are not outside of me, no one can give them to me, but within. Nothing has done this to me, only I have done this to me, which was the first answer. When I discovered all my thinking about my life is wrong than I can switch to all that I can think is right. Things I viewed not working are being illuminated with solutions.

It is horrible to be broken into pieces. The one thing I know, if you stick with it you will discover the answer within you and life will change. All the problems in the world are outside and you can allow them in or not. You can create your world the way you feel, emotionally and logically, your way. That is it. No big message or purpose to discover, think how light you feel now.

Realizing the more I thought my life, closer to the point, me was broken, the greater the strain and guilt I felt because inadvertently I created this life. Just as any habit is hard to break free from this type of thinking may be even more difficult to learn. Implementing daily I find is the only way to correct what has become a lifetime bad habit.

Vermont field of wildflowers and birch trees
Vermont field of wildflowers and birch trees

The turning point was a dream. I talked with my wonderful now passed over Mom and she was standing in a field of wildflowers, the scent in the air was her Windsong perfume and there beside her were the boys, two dogs as they had so many times before, waiting for me to greet them. An intense feeling came over me of warmth and love, and in my head I could hear everything being said, like a computer being downloaded with info. Her eyes were a brilliant blue and her hair was wavy and blew in the breeze. I did not want to leave. There was a pop of light and I was back here and Tucker (my dog) snoring gently on the floor. It took several days to sort everything out.

She, my dogs, all those who have lived before me are here and if I would just stop getting in the way I can feel them around me. Since I have worked on grounding and connecting to the energy flows, angels and spirit guides, my energy is up and my creativity is sky rocketing. The biggest problem now is there is not enough of it, time.

Messages from spirit are important and we seem to make little of these signs saying it is in our heads or imagination. The dream was real, making the message important and given for a reason. Listen feel and believe what you feel in your heart because all is heard on the other side, which is one step over.

Something to ponder from my favorite beings Abraham Hicks.

 

You are magnificent beings, in the perfect place at the perfect time, unfolding perfectly, never getting it done, and never getting it wrong. Be more playful about all of it. “Today, no matter where I’m going, no matter what I am doing, and no matter who I’m doing it with — it is my dominant intent to look for that which I’m wanting to see. I’m wanting to find thoughts and words and actions that feel good while I’m finding them. For in doing so, I am, in the moment, practicing the art of allowing all that I’ve been telling the Universe I’m wanting, for all of the days of my existence

—Abraham

 

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Is Source vengeful or understanding?

Source never wields vengeance or offers punishment, for Source understands you are valuable; you are worthy; you are blessed. Source understands that you never get it done and you cannot get it wrong, and that even when you stand in a place that currently feels wrong, ultimately you will return to what feels right. You can return now to what feels right with an adjustment of your thought process and an adjustment of your vibration and a changing of your point of attraction and a finally letting in of the Well-Being that is flowing to you always.

—Abraham

I have never believed that God/Creator/Source is vengeful. When you are you become judgmental distrustful and un-loving. This never feels right. Why could anyone ever trust life? This is just my humble vibration of Well-Being, what is yours?

This is how my vibration looks to me when I connect to Source. Image from favim.com
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If everyone did exactly what they want to do?

Hypothetically, people worry about everyone being selfishly oriented. “If everyone did exactly what they want to do, what kind of world would this be?” And we say, a really, really good one. Because if everyone did what they wanted to do, everyone would feel free. And if you feel free, you feel empowered. And every negative emotion that exists—hear this—every negative emotion that exists is because there is some sense of loss of freedom somewhere in there.

—Abraham

Original watercolor painting by Laurie Rohner
Watercolor Pink Foxglove Botanical Flower Original Nature Art Garden Painting

Original large watercolor, pink foxglove is a detailed garden painting and an original botanical flower nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner. Botanical nature art at its best.

Foxglove -digitalis – are an interesting flower to paint because they have many different blooms. I chose to show each one uniquely painted with detail depth as in nature. Imagine this flower surrounded by dozens of these botanical garden flower stems, it is nature giving us a smile.

Title: Pink Digitalis
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: deep green, pink, pink, poppy red, soft yellow, white, cream, green,brown.
Paper Type: 140lb rag hand molded watercolor paper
Paper Size: 30 x 11 inches
Image size: 30 x 11 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on verso.
Unframed.

I paint using a process called glazing. It is layering pigments down on top of each other building depth of pigment and emotion through color. The process is labor and time intensive. This painting took approximately 56hrs to complete. There are about 10 layers of pigment on this painting.

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Nobody else knows your reason for being.

Nobody else knows your reason for being. You do. Your bliss guides you to it. When you follow your bliss, when you follow your path to joy, your conversation is of joy, your feelings are of joy — you’re right on the path of that which you intended when you came forth into this physical body

—Abraham

Nature Art Flower Photography
Photography by Laurie Rohner

This is a Peruvian flower on a plant given to me by a botanist friend. He had given me just a clipping with instructions on how to care for this plant. He said with little care this plant once established would display spectacular blossoms with enticing aroma. I have separated this plant twice and it has moved with me several times but it has never given up and each year it blooms. This year I have two plants that are blooming. The bloom’s scent is magical and not overbearing. It is a flower that lifts you with beauty and aroma. The  blooms only last for 24 hrs and then shrivel and die.  The plant is nothing spectacular with large spiky green leaves but inside the leaves comes forth these buds. Nature does not think why it simply knows it must and maybe we should take a page from this amazing plant. Inside all of us is a blossom and only you know what the blossom will be. Follow your bliss. Know you are always on the right path.

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Your wings exist fly.

“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Nature Art Feather Illustration
Feather Watercolor Illustration Woodland Nature Art Quote Original Artwork

Watercolor feather illustration of woodland nature art quote ‘ Your Wings Exist Fly ‘ is original artwork by Laurie Rohner. I love to spread inspire and share hope and possibility. This is a reminder that we all have wings to fly wherever we want to go in life. Sometimes it is hard to find them but they are always there, that’s it see you found them.

Buy art, original watercolor nature art, inspired by autumn and nature, use as wall art. Original art for sale online here at Between The Weeds at Etsy. You will love my individually hand-painted art work. Great for gift giving. Can be framed later.

This is an original watercolor painting not a print or reproduction.
I combine drawing with pencil and watercolor painting, then with ink.

Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image size is 5″ x 7″.
Paper size is 5.5″ x 7.5″

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it.

Sale includes the one signed art work only – additional cards, frame, mat etc. are not included in sale.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has its own unique and individual qualities only an original watercolor can give.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Arches Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors – and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors are renowned for their superior color permanence, balance and amazing color range.

All my art including this artwork are original miniature watercolors suitable for framing, enjoy them in your home or send as a unique gift to that special someone.

For more info about Laurie Rohner Studio visit.
http://laurierohner.com
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Be bold in the dreams that you dream for yourself.

Many think success means getting everything I want. And we say, that’s what dead is, and there is no such thing as that kind of dead. Success is not being done; not being complete. Success is still dreaming and feeling positive in the unfolding. —Abraham Hicks

Success at least my vision of success is always changing and evolving. When I discovered this quote by a favorite spiritual being I felt I had to share it with everyone. How many times do we get stuck in the misguided concept that you have to get to the end to start again and only by getting to the end do we succeed? Boring. By changing the vision and adding and deleting things as life pulls you along is the thrill of life. I guess when you do not think this way it is what people refer to as feeling dead inside. Death while living should never be your goal. Shine bright everyone.

Botanical watercolor painting of woodland flowers
Botanical Watercolor Original Painting Woodland Garden Be Bold Illustration Nature Art

Botanical watercolor painting of woodland flowers is an original illustration nature art of pink hollyhocks, purple larkspur,blue delphinium flowers. A saying ‘ Be bold in the dreams that you dream for yourself’ is original botanical garden artwork by Laurie Rohner. Wall art with inspiring words and sayings sharing my hope and possibility for a great life.

Title: Be Bold
Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image and Paper size is 8″ x 10″.
Unframed.

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it.

My nature art is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The artwork you will receive is hand-painted and has its own unique and individual qualities. I wrap each painting in recycled brown wrap. This painting is mailed in a first class mailer.

These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece.
All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece after which I add my signature ink line. A great value for an original piece of artwork.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

Shop at Between The Weeds at Etsy or at Laurie Rohner Studio.

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Hold the vision and trust.

In your action, you lose sight of the vision, you lose sight of your trust in the process, and you just bang around in a sense of futility. Hold the vision and trust that the Universe will acclimate to your vision. Hold the vision and trust the process.  —Abraham Hicks

See what happens when you ask for some light to shine illuminating an answer for your life. This was another synchronicity moment of many I received in a 24 hour period. So profound and definitely worth taking notice.

I hope you have not given up and trust in the vision you hold for your life.

nature inspiring image
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Take the next step.

When you realize that things are not nearly as bad as they might have been, you have taken the first step toward working your way through any problem.

What you cannot do is stop and never take the next step on your journey towards the abundance or success you want in your life. Staying focused on the energy of your own life is imperative to moving forward. Life will test you more and more as you start to move away from the lower energies of negative thinking but is always giving you tools to elevate your self and life.

Botanical Nature Art
Pink Peony Oil on Canvas Original Nature Art

Botanical oil on canvas painting of a garden flower titled Single Pink Peony is original nature art painted by hand of Laurie Rohner.

Title: Single Pink Peony
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Palette: petal pink, soft cream, red, raspberry, deep green oxide, hunter green, umber, soft green.
Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title, signed, date, information on card enclosed on verso.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

The painting measures 10 x 10 inches on wrapped canvas (3/4″ deep) with staples hidden under wood on the back. These paintings have beautiful color and a great finish from high quality oil paints. The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The painting continues around to the sides – framing is not required.

Today I found a great post from Lisa Jacobs about running a handmade business but I think her wonderful advise pertains to anything you want to achieve in life. Great read and advise so check it out here.

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Your Inner Being is always guiding you.

There are no choices that are really a detour that will take you far from where you’re wanting to be — because your Inner Being is always guiding you to the next, and the next, and the next. So don’t be concerned that you may make a fatal choice, because there aren’t any of those. You are always finding your balance. It’s a never ending process.

—Abraham

I am always questioning whether I am heading in the right direction or making the proper choice for me and the ones I care for. When I read this from Abraham Hicks I thought the nest time I am troubled with a decision I can remember there is no fatal choice and by listening and balancing my thoughts I will be guided. It is nice to know though we feel alone in our thoughts we never really are. See where the detour is taking you because you could end up on a beautiful tropical island.

Image found at http://xaxor.com

 

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What matters most is how you see yourself.

You don’t have to take the bad with the good. Why include the bad in the vibration? Only include the good in the vibration, and then only the good can come to you.

Abraham

The other day cleaning the bath I looked up and saw my image in the mirror. My glasses on which I usually do not wear in the bath I saw a woman staring back and did not recognize her. She was old and worn. She looked tired defeated and not the woman I knew. Did life sneak up on me? Is this who I am now? I found myself examining this image completely detached wondering what would I do to change things. Could I change things for this woman and should I change anything?

How do you see yourself?

I have always lived life with an understanding that growing older is natural and trying to fight it changing your appearance was ridiculous. I would never do that because I believed in portraying the honest truthful image of your self. What I did not realize the image I see now is the image I portray to everyone. On a certain level I knew this woman, she was tired old and worn out only because I allowed a bad vibration. The vibrant energetic and creative person I believe I am was still inside and in a single glimpse in the mirror the old woman dissolved away.

Just as anyone would buy pretty new article of clothing jewelry or what would make you feel fabulous with a good vibration radiating out to the world I choose to color my hair. As I do with everything in my life I investigated what would be best for me. Today I changed my look from old to the me I see myself in my mind, with my hair close to what it once was some years ago and I feel so good. Sometimes standing by a belief is good but if you are not allowing the good vibration to flow that is bad.