Here are two great quotes to share. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy nature this summer. Disconnect from all the gadgets and enjoy. It is cheap and easy to do.
“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
There was a time a very short time ago I thought this was an absolute truth and then last weekend I had a visitor. Someone I had not seen or heard from for many years. We would spend hours conversing about life little mysteries and how we assumed the Universe worked and didn’t work.
Again I found our conversations to lean towards how meditation and being in silence within yourself will lead to your purpose. Though so many do follow with this thinking , so many never feel they understand what their purpose is and feel somehow guilty they don’t get it. There are mistakes made and not all events are blessings. Are there coincidences to the working of your life? Absolutely not. Experiences are not for us to learn from but to feel and expand the world we create. Athletes call it getting in the zone while an artist might refer to it as getting in touch with their muse. What it is simply stated is being in connection to the working energy of an expanding creating intelligent consciousness some call God, Universe or Divine Goddess. I find it humorous when we try to name this huge wonderful amazing energy of thought energy and emotion, there really is no name to convey it all.
As a working artist I try to get my work out to people who might enjoy my work. Another part of my life is selling this home I live in at the moment. Both are very frustrating and I see very little coming from much work. A house sells a few doors down from my home and I feel horrible and I check in to my Etsy shop to find another disappointment. My visitor reminded me that not all things happen the way you expect them to and not all things happen right when you want them to. Maybe there is something you need to do still in this place something I am not aware of yet. I needed to learn to trust the Universe and above all trust I will get to where I want to go in time. I needed to trust myself. It all came down to trust.
I have tons of faith and hope but lack in the key to allowing things to form and work for me in my life. Trust is the thread that binds it together. Trust is being vulnerable and open. Now I am working on trust. I look for the little subtle signs my visitor said to look for and I see the signs are slight whispers, usually having nothing to do with what you are doing but they catch your eye or attention. I am learning to trust my gut, my intuition, my connection to the energy around and within me. I am finding a new sense of fun thrill and excitement with every new day, and at my age that is pretty awesome.
Let me finish with stop looking for a purpose and get out and live, feel touch and be the best you. You are going to fail and you are going to make mistakes. Get over it and look for the sign posts that guide you along your unique path. Stop looking at how can I and say I can. You will always get to where you are supposed to be because you intended it that way. Have fun doing it.
Nature Art Black Eyed Susan Daisy Botanical Garden Flower Original Watercolor
Bright summer botanical garden or wildflowers beam out at you off the paper. Cheery happy and spirit lifting for a summer farmhouse cottage.
My watercolor technique is glazing a process where I layer pigments on top of each other creating depth and realism in my paintings. This painting has up to 10 layers. I love the opaqueness and luminosity I achieve so that the flowers make you want to reach out and touch them.
Title: Black-eyed Susans in a Field.
Image size 8″ X 10 “.
This painting is on paper and comes to you unframed.
A believer of thoughts are energy I find it interesting that out of the turmoil of the past weeks a possible solution miraculously appears giving the boisterous chest bounding politicians (including the female politicians) another way. I am not going to weigh in on my views of world affairs just my observation of this energy and my belief in thoughts are important. I know a few people who have sent energy out for peace and a loving solution. This past weekend a prayer for peace involving a huge group of individual spiritual beings linked their energy in prayer for love and peace. Yesterday everyone clamored trying to stay up to date with the swift moving political events. Many took credit but I am not convinced these politicians had much to do with any of it.
If this is the outcome of thoughts focused on peace and love towards all beings think of the possibility. By using our energy of thought in our own lives could we not then change our own lives direction? How much power do we have at the ready to change the world? Also if it works for a peaceful outcome does it also work for a chaotic conclusion as well? I believe it is our nature to live peacefully with all things including our perceived enemies. Not only have the people in the effected areas of horrible chaotic evil acts had enough but the world with all its diversity has had enough.
It is time to heal and be better loving caretakers.
Maybe we need to be more aware of the thoughts we have and the thoughts of others and be better caregivers. When you become aware of the thoughts you have are they mostly kind, loving, friendly, productive, calm, abundant, happy, prosperous, giving, grateful, compassionate, and passionate or are they more of need, greed, envy, hatred, fear, anxiety, doubt, want, anger, not getting your fair share, or the sense of lacking (anything)? Which ones consume more of your energy and when thinking certain thoughts how does it make you feel? Has the latter thinking become the norm for the world? How can you expect any other outcome but what is experienced in the parts of the world where humanity is the most lacking. You decide the thoughts you think and no matter what your circumstances you decide how you will think. Sometimes it is harder and some people have to endure horrible challenges, I agree, but no matter what the situation the thoughts you have you control. Is it not now time to become better caregivers and reach out your hand and your energy and allow your thoughts be a part of healing?
It is a time to act with your thoughts.
The collective minds for peace had an impact on the miraculous solution appearing. The thoughts and prayers are still being sent and the energy for peace will win.
“If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.”
Let me start with this one idea, age has nothing to do with living. Age does not automatically make you wise. Age is not a curse. Age does not make anyone irrelevant or no longer an asset to society. Age is an illusion by the ego. Age has no power so why do we live everyday fighting age?
What I am offering instead is life with possibilities and dreams that can happen. When you step outside of time you step into only one moment, one absolute moment, and while you have that one gorgeous moment fill it with the possibilities you imagine for your life.
Start small with each morning before you get the day started with the must do list say to your self, today I fill my life with possibilities and my dreams matter.
Dreams are thoughts and thoughts are energy. Energy stems from Spirit which is a part of the Divine Consciousness. If you work in partnership your life is a divine life because just that you are here makes life purposeful. The need to know why I am here disappears because you are here for a purpose. You are enough.
So why then did I start with this quote and the idea about age because the more I age the more I see people my age being absolutely insane. What happen to life lessons showing us through history change is not always a good thing? What happen with using the wisdom we have gained to protect and nurture others with compassion and understanding? What happened to allowing another to live a life designed by a higher power and being grateful for the chance to live it?
Instead people are becoming short-sighted and small-minded, hateful and resentful, needy cannot even begin to describe the society we live in now. I do not like the term being coined The Entitled Generation because they are not that at all. The children of today are the children of possibilities. Through great sorrow and challenges (which we have put on them, all ages) greatness rises.
I believe this is the dawning of a new enlightened age. Why because it has bubbled and cooked for some time. As any good cook knows the best stew or chili is only better if left to simmer allowing the flavors to enrich the food. But you must know when to stop. An artist gets this because if you overwork a painting the paints on the paper become muddy and deluded. It is time to stop the madness and start living life with one purpose, the divine purpose, which is to love. Love another and all things and do no harm. Understand and step aside to allow people to choose their dreams and their path. Allow life to unfold because something Divine is already there guiding us. Live in the moment your glorious moment and follow the dream, your dream. It was placed inside you for a reason. By the way age has no limit on a dreams. Do not allow another to say how what or why you choose this path. Make a choice and live your life.
“All things are in motion and nothing is at rest. . . . You cannot go into the same [river] twice.” quote by ancient philosopher Heraclitus from the writings of Wayne Dyer. He was referring to our bodies changing every moment of our life. While reading this statement my mind thought about the stress I am imposing on my life with thoughts of what was and how can I make my business work. How can I be more abundant? As I pondered this thought and the feeling of stress and anxiety because I am stuck in a ego mind loop hearing my ego chatter on saying it worked before why is it not working now? Seeing who you are from that perspective is not very productive and answers almost never come. Yet I do believe there is a guiding force that whispers on the wind in a place where only your soul can hear. Today this was a whisper I am grateful to have heard.
Everyone will agree the world is always changing. So why do we get stuck in stories about what was or following thought patterns never allowing you success? Honestly I do not know. I am just like you trying to understand why I am not better off than I am. Maybe it is because I keep jumping into the same river in my mind. My ego mind never perceived the difference. When we finally step out of our physical ego bodies and see what is real around us you understand the river changed. So, no, my business is not the same because what people liked yesterday may not like today. Colors designs and styles are always changing and this is good. My technique or in life my belief should only grow and become richer and deeper. How you market changing and what people use to connect to each other, as I write changed. Now before I get myself all stressed out again it is important to simply realize change and not react to it. Observe, learn, change and grow is what life asks of us.
After releasing the ego from its full-time job and sending ego on a vacation I dug a little deeper into this statement. Discovering this being radiating from within even if only for a brief moment is inspiring. My ego had me captive. It had me pinned down. Confused, angry, full of aggressive fear and feeling unworthy started to float away. A sense of contentment filled me and I thought about my concerns with my business. I know I will be given the answers I need to succeed. The world around me is forever changing but I can choose to see the river differently now. I can change my thoughts.
He ended his writing with this little passage and I hope he does not mind me using an excerpt from him. He wrote; ” Who am I? is then answered with, I am an infinite being who originated not from my parents, but from a Source that is itself birthless, deathless, and changeless.
Thank you dear sir for these powerful words.