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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.

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Bring forward what is within you.

“If you bring forward what is within you, what you bring forward will save you. If you do not bring forward what is within you, what you do not bring forward will destroy you.”  Jesus Christ

Nature Art Botanical Watercolor Pink Amaryllis

Watercolor Nature Art by Laurie Rohner
Watercolor Nature Art by Laurie Rohner

Large botanical watercolor painting of a large Pink Amaryllis garden flower is an original nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner. This painting is elegant and a dramatic work of art.

The bloom is from a bulb I received for a gift one year which I then incorporated the bloom of the flower into a dramatic background of lush jungle greens. I wanted to make this botanical flower gem stand out almost trumpeting its existence at the viewer. A fabulous wonderful work of art for serious botanical nature art collectors.

Title: Dramatic in Pink
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: deep green, pink, coral pink, poppy red, soft yellow, white, cream, minty green.
Paper Type: 140lb rag hand molded watercolor paper
Paper Size: 30 x 22 inches
Image size: 30 x 22 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 about 56hrs to complete. There are about 10 layers of pigment on this painting.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and stay with the artist.

 

 

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All is well, and you will never get it done. Have fun!

All is well, and you will never get it done. Life is supposed to be fun. No one is taking score of any kind, and if you will stop taking score so much, you will feel a whole lot better — and as you feel a whole lot better, more of the things that you want right now will flow to you.

You will never be in a place where all of the things that you are wanting will be satisfied right now, or then you could be complete — and you never can be.

This incomplete place that you stand is the best place that you could be. You are right on track, right on schedule. Everything is unfolding perfectly. All is really well. Have fun. Have fun. Have fun!

 —Abraham

Let the light and love of this Christmas season shine always.

Relax and have fun during this wonderful time of year. Remember you are always right on track and your schedule is unfolding perfectly so have some fun.

 

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Letting go and trusting are the most difficult things a human being can accomplish.

“The wise know that too much doing and a thing won’t get done. The secret to manifesting on the highest level is to find the perfect amount of doing and non-doing to allow the doing to be done. Sometimes much more can be accomplished simply by letting go and trusting.” – Jackson Kiddard

Letting go and trusting are the most difficult things a human being can accomplish in their life. We tend to believe if you let go you are loosing control and if you finally let go trusting the outcome will be right? From past outcomes you find the outcome never quite ends the way you had wished, huge. Yet this is the secret to all whom have successfully achieved this highest level of living your life.

I know I have issues with control and letting go is letting go of control. Realizing now it is a must to let go so life expands and grows manifesting my dreams goals and wishes. Trusting God has my back and together all things are possible is easier than the first for me in my life. When you can shine a light on the problem or obstacle the path ahead is illuminated, always.

I hope this quote shines some wisdom into your life so your path is illuminated brightly.

Oil on canvas titled Autumn begins in Underhill, VT
Oil on canvas titled Autumn begins in Underhill, VT
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No human would ever do anything to harm another if Connected to Source.

No human would ever do anything to harm another if Connected to Source because when you’re Connected, you’re empowered; you don’t feel insecure. And when you don’t feel insecure, you don’t need to do something to somebody else that you’re afraid of, because you’re not afraid. You understand that Well-Being is yours.

 

 —Abraham

I love the teachings of Abraham Hicks. Can we show compassion during the holidays and allow everyone to celebrate their religions the way they want. Christmas is a beautiful season and Hanukkah being celebrated at the moment. Being a Christian I love the feel of this holiday and truly admire Hanukkah traditions.

Morning Glories make me think how wonderful the new morning is with the opening of a morning glory only to wither and disappear as night falls. They remind me of hope.

Watercolor Painting Botanical Garden Wildflowers Morning Glories and Asters Original Nature Art
Watercolor Painting Botanical Garden Wildflowers Morning Glories and Asters Original Nature Art

Watercolor Painting Botanical Garden Wildflowers Morning Glories and Asters Original Nature Art

A watercolor painting is an original botanical garden art of nature art with blue morning glories and soft lavender purple asters. The title of this whimsical painting is Morning Glories and Asters by Laurie Rohner.
These are the flowers represent the month of September.
This nature art painting was done for a special order box for baby girls. I loved the way the boxes came out so I worked up a delightful watercolor.

Title: Morning Glories and Asters
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: green, yellow, soft green,lavender,sky blue,purple.
Paper: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
Image/Paper size is 8 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Small Fact: I suggest mounting the painting on a matte and framing under glass.

Buy art, original watercolor nature art, inspired by botanical gardens and nature, makes great wall art. Original art for sale online here at Laurie Rohner  Studio. You will love my hand-painted watercolor nature art. Great for gift giving home decorating and fine art collectors.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has it’s 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.

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.

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Awareness is the magic key.

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” ~Yogi Bhajan

Awareness is the magic key. Once you are aware of this, you can change it. Once you can see that you are self-sabotaging yourself, you can choose to deepen your spiritual practices. This will energize you and increase your faith, helping you take action, which always leads to a more fulfilling reality.

Discovering the flaws and obstacles you have put up in front of you allows you to move and change direction. My own course was to follow a spiritual path. I read everything I could yet the obstacles and barriers remained. Not only remained but got bigger and harder to move around and finally caused me to stop on my life journey. I am the type of person who keeps going and to stop or give up is very hard because I feel when this happens in my life I have somehow failed or am flawed, self doubting, not deserving of where I am heading.

What I want or desire I was taught was not allowed. Hard work and a lot of it was necessary to succeed and if you did not succeed than there was something wrong with you. I fought daily with my inner demons only to find more demons to conquer. I was taught a fit all religion made to believe like the group and that religion was the ‘one’ that mattered and was right. Until last week everything changed in how I observed my life.

I spent several years meditating and looking for answers why things turned out the way they had and finding not one answer in all the moments of being quiet. I had turned away from religion and found I could live life nicely without the restraints of religions. In doing so I also had shut the door to God and this was never the intention. Then three things happened and I found myself completely aware that I needed the connection to God and through that connection all religions stem because God is all those religions just with different faces or in simpler terms different outfits. God is the bird that soars above, the tree shedding its leaves, the flower bringing forth another remarkable flower and the different people God has come here to show us a better path.  God is inside you and all you need do is to answer that connection with a hello, how can I serve. Serving yourself the best you can is serving God and then in turn you are serving the world and the universe and on it will go.

You can create a better life. Start by being aware of how you treat yourself. You can pray, meditate, practice affirmations, and ask your inner guidance for help.

Watercolor Painting Woodland Winter Tree Landscape Original Artwork by Laurie Rohner
Watercolor Painting Woodland Winter Tree Landscape Original Artwork by Laurie Rohner

Original watercolor artwork, titled Winter Tree is an original watercolor illustration of woodland landscape of a tree in winter nature art by Laurie Rohner.

Painted on 150lb rag paper. The paper is used for pastels and inks but I loved the taupe tone so instead I used my watercolors and gouache. It is slightly askew but will lie flat once framed. This is a very versatile painting for contemporary or farmhouse homes and everything in between of course.

Paper size: 15″ x 11″
Palette Colors: sepia, indigo, paynes gray

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Find that feeling, that alignment to Spirit and there is your joy.

The Basis of Your Life is Freedom; the Purpose of Your Life is Joy. – Abraham Hicks

Watercolor Original Painting
Vermont Fields Picturesque Scene Landscape Watercolor Nature Art Painting

We spend endless moments and time pondering purpose and questioning the path we are on asking the one question Am I right? The answers we seek come in waves from a vast supply of people with what they see as answers. We read and apply what these people have written thinking they must have the answer because it is in this book, or they are on TV, or someone says it is so. We think they must know what the answer is to the mess I am in only to find it does not work. We fall back into our comfy chair and throw our arms up in disbelief saying how could I fall for this lie again? I must be doing something wrong? Worst I am broken because it did not work.

We are these wonderful gorgeous beings that have come to this time and place to experience life together and separately at the same time. Individually we have the freedom to choose the thoughts and feelings we have and those thoughts and feelings form a collective energy positive or negative around the globe. We have the freedom to choose the energy and feelings that bring an individual  joy or torments and challenges.

I seemed to instinctively know I needed to step back from the thoughts and energy I was feeling. I needed to connect to the higher frequencies around me and that took being alone and meditating. I feel more in tune to my natural self. Understanding, compassion, and respect have replaced the flow of deceptive misunderstood energies from outside my being that were battering me making me exert more of my energy to combat the negative feelings. Once I found myself in the protective healing arms of Spirit the answers I had sought were found. The answers were to my questions and I found they do not fit all. The only truth and answer anyone can find is the one within the feelings and thoughts of what makes you so extraordinary. Find that feeling, that alignment to Spirit and there is your joy.

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What I learned living in a haunted house.

Information is everywhere and what is real can be very hard to figure. In Connecticut several years ago I sold a home and during the worst times to sell. Not many know this but I lived in a haunted house. Dark shadows were frequent occurrences and my dogs would bark and growl at the stairs at least once a week. When my very special dog suddenly became fatally ill and passed I knew I had to get out of there. Most of my life I have dealt with things that for me are common everyday happenings but this house had something more about it. I went to the Catholic church and bought a St Joseph statue, followed the instructions and sold the house. I had forgotten about the St. Joseph statue until I read about it in the recent post I blogged here. Today I can say I have completed the blessing or spell and inserted what I desired to happen. Will the magic happen again? I believe it will and I say give it a try.

Elkin House for sale – Is it haunted?

The past eight years has been wrought with wrong turns and dead ends, or has it? Does your life play out exactly as it is planned but free choice is in the how you get to the inevitable end still the same? When you experience what I went through in Connecticut you know absolutely there is much more going on then we can see. If there is more, from that perspective, is there not more to magic and thoughts. Do you have the power to manifest into your life what you desire the most quickly?

I desired to be free of that house and was willing to do everything I could to sell and move. I had two and a half weeks to buy a home. I had already been looking but nothing had grabbed my attention. I thought I wanted to be out of the snow and cold so I looked in North Carolina. I love the mountains. Somehow I ended up here in Elkin, NC. Now looking back over the circumstances I wonder how much was my choice and how much was fate?

During the months and years living in North Carolina I have learned much about myself and what I desire. My life viewpoints have drastically changed and I know more about who I am. I need to embrace all aspects of me. Living here does not enhance those aspects. No matter what your age you are always going through growth spurts. This has been a huge one for me.  In this phase of my life I found many others with qualities I admire and with viewpoints I would like to explore more closely. The taboos and superstitions of religions have fallen away and instead I have a deeper understanding of all beings connected.

Back to my haunted house let me say I do not think it was evil. Most haunted situations there are valid logical answer for what is happening. I do believe there are dark energies and they can play havoc on us since we are also energy in physical forms ( for now ). From the experience I have learned about how necessary it is to be vigilant in keeping your life free of dark energies and focusing your thoughts on loving nurturing life affirming feelings. That is where all magic stems from, it is yours when you desire it. The St Joseph statue is a reminder of the energy you have within and that may be the magic of the spell.

Have a happy All Hallow’s Eve, everyone.

 

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Encourage your children to stay connected to Source Energy

If you encourage your children to stay connected to Source Energy, they will remain clear-minded; they will remain optimistic; they will remain enthusiastic. They will remain balanced; they will remain flexible. They will remain in a state of grace. They will remain in a state of Well-Being. And they will make wonderful choices.    —Abraham

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