I am a big believer in the field of energy always swirling around us, through us, and emitting from us. Thoughts actions and nature makes up part of the field. What is believed in our minds and hearts can manifest in our lives and world – good or bad. In effect bad things do not happen they are created by ourselves or others. There is no random cause and effect. So once I absorbed the thought, idea and wisdom of this new concept – for me that is – I started receiving different information about how to live differently.
The very first action anyone should do is clean up your thoughts. It is amazing how the people and your life changes. The toxic people tend to start to disappear. In their place comes interesting new wonderful people. I found nature even changed. Birds start to show up around the house which is something I love. Best of all is you feel lighter and better about you.
Second is clean your home. Get rid of all that stuff cluttering your life. It only holds you down. How can you fly under all that weight?
The next action I do is take a white candle and burn it. I visualize what I envision my life. From that flame I light a white sage smudge stick and walk around my house asking my guide and angels to guide me, protect me and to release all negative energies from my life. I love the smell of sage but opening up some windows helps to move the negative energy out. Be sure to work counterclockwise and smudge all windows doors and each level of your home. End your smudging with thanking your guide and angels, bless the energies a safe and wonderful journey and stub out the sage smudge stick.
Yesterday an email hit my inbox from Etsy. It was for a custom order. I opened the email and found this young women ranting with profanity about how I had sent her a twitter feed and to stop it. Now I admit I don’t know how things work but I do know that this was her issue – not mine. I replied back explaining I had nothing to do with her feed being filled up with my etsy posts – 5 to be exact – and she was not to contact shop owners through the custom order request. I said I was sorry this happened and wish her a better day. She then shot me another scathing email how she has reported me to twitter – hum don’t understand why – and that she is not the one responsible for this problem. I received 3 more irrational emails from this young lady. I did not reply because this would only feed her irrational rantings. Instead I sent an email to etsy about her with the emails she had sent and I blocked her from my twitter feed. Finally I sent her an email and told her what has happened thus ending her rants.
A few hours have passed, why did this person do this? I pondered that thought and believe that she was attracted in some way to my energy.
Do you think thoughts have energy?
Considering what is happening in my life and the way I was feeling about myself I can understand my part in this story. Though I did not see it in the beginning I have to thank this young women for showing me how my thinking had become negative and self doubting. I had opened the door and allowed that energy in – the door now shut I move on.
There is nothing wrong in protecting yourself against abusive people and reporting them when they act out. This is a consequence of their negative thinking, their thoughts or their mental energy. What is needed is taking responsibility for your part – unwanted yes – learning from this marvelous lesson and letting it go with light and love.
As an artist you are in contact with many different people and I try to accommodate my customers with respect. I give my full focus to the project at hand. Since I feel creative energy is infused into any creative work I am mindful of my thoughts while creating. How can you do your best work if you are at the mercy of negative people and negative thinking? I don’t see how you can. Look at the circumstances and then let the thoughts and people go. Then get back in the studio and create.
It is all anyone can do, the best they can. I am amazed at the amount people are happy with not doing and when someone calls them out on a mediocre job they are indignant. How dare you! Not me. Or I am doing what everyone else is doing so why do any more? Do the most. Do the best. Do all you can with not one reward. Do it because you will not do anything halfway. Do it for yourself. There is a great feeling of doing the best you can.
Why am I saying this? After a couple of weeks switching up my web sites, changing around my internet/TV service and still having a house on the market it struck me. I worked with many people from all around the world (not by choice) and not one person could give me a straight answer. Is it me? Or did the human race become complacent and stop doing their best.
Working for yourself is difficult. Working as an artist/designer/entrepreneur at times daunting, for one person wearing too many hats can be tiring. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have had to learn web designing marketing and promoting products and myself in a world where texting is more used than the spoken word. You adapt and you work hard at always giving it (your business) your best. Whatever the business is if you are marketing selling promoting and creating an agreement with someone then YES do your best.
This year started with a feeling that this was going to be a grand year, full of new exciting profitable projects and selling my studio home. It is November and I still am waiting for someone to buy this home. I am still waiting to sink my teeth into that new exciting project. I am still living in a place called limbo town. With each hour day and month I have grown more anxious and fearful that my timeline won’t be met. I wake every morning with hope seeking for an answer only to flop into the bed at night totally exhausted and stressed. My body aches from the stress and my mind is on its own continuous loop never disengaging making getting a good nights sleep not so possible. Yet today I got up thinking today is different. Today is different because it is today.
Today I stop waiting. Today I start doing. Today I start allowing. Today I stop controlling. Today is new and exciting. Today is the project I have searched for starts to give birth. Today when I fall into bed I will be tired not from stress and dreams unrealized but from working and creating in complete synergy of my life. No restrictions. Today I am co-creating my story.
No more thinking it through or is this being realistic? Being realistic and thinking it through got me to this point and well that did not work out to well for me. Today I embrace my intuition, my soul whispers, the little signs you only see when you stop pretending they are not there. Today my belief in the divine plan exists is my guide. Today it all begins, an epic journey, is today your today?
I love this time of year and not just because the leaves shine in an array of gorgeous color. Number one reason is I love ghosts, spooky things that go bump in the night and whispers you hear in the air. This is the time of year when the veil between our realities gets thinner. You catch a glimpse of a shadow in the corner of your eye and tell yourself it was nothing. Maybe you hear someone talking low and barely audible only to say it must be coming from outside or next door but of course some reason certainly not a spirit or ghost. This is a common occurrence in my world and I have come to accept it as normal. I think you would call that being an Intuit but it is just being a bit more sensitive to energy around you. I also have great respect for the things I cannot see and never play around with spirit games such as séance and Ouija boards. I accept their presence it is real. I think of these spirits as guides ancestors and angels and they are here to aid and help us. It is only when you open the portals and gates to dark negative energies that negative spirit enters. Unfortunately it is not a game and the negative energy can now hang out and play. I wonder if you know how many spirits and guides are with you at this moment? You may be surprised.
Below find a few watercolor art cards of my original watercolors for you to enjoy. They have a Halloween feel.
Card size: 5″ x 7″ inches
Medium: Winsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.
Title: Bertram A Barred Owl
Card size: 5″ x 7″ inches
Medium: Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.
Artwork Title: Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Card size: 5 x 7 inches
Medium: Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore cream card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.
All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Strathmore 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 cards 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.
Today my monitor for my computer went out. First it works, then it doesn’t. Since I am not a computer savvy person at all not in the least bit and usually end up making things worst I was very upset. This is my life and everything I need to do is on this stupid machine. Anxious annoyed and getting madder by the minute because I did not have the money right now to buy a new monitor. Not only that but have held off upgrading my system till after I moved.
I knew I had to relax and though I was upset the solution was probably right in front of my face, which it was.
Is it perfect, no. Is it keeping me working and doing what is necessary for my work, oh yes. I have an old relic of a computer that had pictures on it I had meant to copy and load to my newer computer but never got around to doing so. When I was finished I intended to give the old computer to an organization. It is amazing my tardiness is what saved me with this recent dilemma. The old monitor is what I am using now. Not the fabulous LED 22 inch monitor but an old relic and it is fine.
What I am reminded is first how our society is connected in ways we mostly never think twice about. All our work and everything needed to interact with each other is in a machine. When we cannot use it – withdrawal. Secondly when hit with a problem relax. The problem isn’t going anywhere but the solution needs to be birthed into your consciousness. It took most of my day to see an answer. Just plug in the monitor and see if it works. Wow, it did.
Now the last thing I have to mention is how I view the sites I have changed. I wonder how others see my sites? Is this the way a tablet or laptop sees them?
This is how I see the world Trees Forests Nature and Sunshine.
We get so locked into the way we view our own world is this the way everyone sees it? Each of us look through eyes but see differently and I for one love that concept. I know I see the world with the eyes of a slightly a skewed artistic world. Never feel I fit in and like that I don’t. In many ways I feel like the outdated monitor I am looking at right now, old discarded but still has lots of life and usefulness. This little monitor I see now with different eyes. Grateful it is still here to help me see a brighter world.
Don’t stop looking for the solution to a problem, the answer will come.
It has been about 2 weeks when my world got really messy. At my lowest point, emotions raw with 6 months of aggravation. Every day starting with the one thought today it will get better and I will be on my way to what it is I want. When you are stuck sometimes the only way to free yourself is to surrender to the negative feelings and ask for help. This is what I found I had to do and through an upsetting time found grace. This is a my story about being a compassionate business person.
If you follow me at all you know I have attempted to sell my house. It seems like a decade but it has been a very long time. I first listed it with a realtor in my neighborhood back in 2010 (so long ago) but decided since it was not being shown after 5 months, maybe it wasn’t the right time to sell so I took it off the market. My realtor was aggravated and commented how some realtors charge the seller $3,000 for ending a contract. I never paid and we parted. I tried to get my art business established and joined a few of the local art councils. It was never the right fit. I needed to move and sell the house. I decided to list the home as a For Sale By Owner again finding this is not the practice in this area either with realtors or the public. I was stubborn and wanted to prove to the area you can do this and sell a house. I marketed and set up a web site but to no avail. Finally I stopped and listed the house with another realtor. I went with a known real estate agency Century 21. The agency never showed the house. I had to micro manage the realtor because it would take weeks for things to be accomplished. The photos were unprofessional and had to supply my own. The information was lacking and most of the time I never heard from the agent. Then one day I received an email stating their office would not be renewing the contract. The sign was removed before I finish reading the very short email. I was dumbfounded. What did I do? and what do I do now.
A week prior I watched Glenn Beck’s show and he was promoting realestateagentsitrust.com. I had sent an email and had received the contact information for a realtor connected to their network. I was skeptical and saw the agency was not very close to my house. Now with what had happened I needed help. I had to call. I spoke to a wonderful professional man named Jason Bramblett.
He talked with me. He understood exactly my dilemma. He was too far to help but connected me with another realtor. Jason is located in the Greensboro area of North Carolina and if you are looking for a realtor you need to call Jason Click Here to Connect. Enter the fabulous Ellen Peric owner of Carolina Farms and Homes.
Within 36 hours I not only was fired from an unproductive, clueless realtor but now had help. Someone actually taking time to help me. I adore Jason and am so grateful he sent me Ellen. My house was listed with a professional realtor. Pictures contracts and all the good stuff a fabulous realtor handles, done. Ellen is what I expect a business person to be, thorough knowledgeable, understanding, and business savvy. She has taken pictures set up a virtual tour and is listing the house in a variety of venues. I am linked with the Real Estate Book so I see what is happening. Ellen also has a fabulous assistant, Paula. You can call her office with any questions and someone will answer you. I know she will do her best and sell this house. She even pays for a home warranty on the house which covers you too. Please if you are trying to sell your home and want someone working at selling your home in Elkin, Mt. Airy, Pilot Mountain area, call Ellen at 336-456-5256 or click here for more information about Carolina Farms.
These are people who care about the work they do and care about the people they work with and it shows. They excel at their jobs and you know you are dealing with the best talent around. Now you may not sell your home but it is not due to the lack of professionalism by Ellen or Jason. It is reassuring to work with people who share in your beliefs that when you are hired to do a job nothing less than your best will do.
This summer I have squashed down a raging gurgle because honestly if I let it go I wasn’t sure what would happen. Not to the ones in my in my vicinity but to me on that spiritual level. The more I worked at containing and ignoring the more I depleted my energy and overall good feelings about my self. It is a problem spiritual followers deal with and it is a false problem.
There is absolutely not one thing wrong with getting mad. Today there is too much in this world to be mad about and by thinking peaceful thoughts is not helping anyone including your self. But releasing those mad angry thoughts in a constructive way (whatever is relevant and matches the situation) works to help you and the world as a whole.
My point is good happy thoughts did not save a good man from being beheaded this past week. Good happy thoughts did not squelch the chaos in Missouri either. Sometimes you have to get mad and fight but be sure what it is you are mad about is based in fact not emotion and certainly not rhetoric.
So why am I mad? I am mad at a man playing President. I am mad at the closed-minded attitudes of people lazy to not explore and find the truth of any situation. I am mad at the media for reporting only stories they are allowed to report (not Fox). I am really made at this lazy entitled attitude that seems to be expanding in a country my deceased father wouldn’t even recognize. All the things fought for by the courage and sacrifices of the greatest generations, now but a few with us to carry on the forgotten story, is replaced with a complacency non-engaging generation of the 60’s mentality. I am mad that entrepreneur’s free thinking work hard values are being forced out leaving a huge vacuum of non-thinker, the government will take care of it thinkers. I am mad that a hand shake means nothing. I am mad at Harry Reid for sitting on 380+ bills sent by both parties because Obama says so (playing around President). I am mad.
You can still hold that wonderful quiet gentle energy inside but the world needs people to start speaking out. We need people naming the evil standing strong and more importantly standing up for every single person who stands for the same belief. A belief that though we may live in different cultures different parts of the world says each individual matters. Not one nation but a world needs to unite. Leaders need to lead and not play golf, Mr. Obama.
I was told I should wake up by someone after I posted something. People are agitated. People are confused. People are angry. I get that because it is how I feel. I handled it by rooting out truth and discovering what is actually happening. It takes an effort on everyone’s part to seek the truth. Knowledge is powerful. Make an effort and seek out your truth, not mine but your own truth.
Your choices of action may be limited—but your choices of thought are not.
What thought do you hold in your heart every day and night? Is it good? Does it make you feel energized? Hold your thoughts safe today and they will blossom tomorrow good or bad so be careful what it is you focus on.