Business, Inspirational, Laurie Rohner, Quotes, Thoughts are energy

Angry People. Stay calm and keep on walking.

watercolor illustration by Laurie Rohner
Think of a peaceful place and let the anger go.

Let me share a story with you.

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.

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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.

Have fun!

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Quotes

Do the best you can.

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.

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Amaryllis Watercolor by Laurie Rohner

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.

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Painted Furniture Nature Box Keepsake by Laurie Rohner

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.

 

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Spread your wings and fly.

Original Illustration to Inspire.
Original Illustration to Inspire.

I did this illustration to inspire and remind the viewer that everyone has wings to fly so spread them wide and use them.

Enjoy the day and see where it takes you.

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Overcoming a stereotype, women can’t fix lawnmowers. Wrong!

Last weekend I fixed my lawnmower. I think it has to do with being an artist and loving to tinker with things or maybe my Dad teaching me about engines but whatever the reason I knew I could figure it out. My Toro 1999 Push Mower was starting to putter and lawnmower lose power and I knew I hadn’t done a good job of taking care of it. I pulled out the product manual and started to investigate what I could do.

This is going to be me no doubt. Thank you for the image at www.independent.co.uk

First I replaced the spark plug which some arrogant good old boy sold me two weeks earlier with the correct size and make. Then I remembered my Dad saying every engine needs to breath and replaced the air filter. I pulled off this part and that part cleaning them off. I put everything back and pulled the cord to hear my little mower start with one pull and purred. I had a huge smile on my face and great satisfaction. Me a 50 something woman got her mower purring and there wasn’t a man anywhere to be seen.

These days politics keep saying there is women’s inequality and I say women need to get their hands dirty and fix the mower. How can we (women) ever expect the same respect in work and in life if women keep dividing the work into men and women jobs. I knew the good ol’ boy sold me the wrong spark plug but didn’t have the energy at that time to argue with him. When I questioned the size and he said they come in all sizes but this will work would he have done this with a man? Maybe but maybe not.

Whatever you set out to accomplish, overcome, expand who you are by your own perception of the world do so with a belief the answer is there, ready for you to take and run with, making you a better more aware awesome being.

Image from https://www.pinterest.com/ticholetierra29

Women are awesome creatures but it is women who put the restraints on women because women believe there is a problem. I don’t have a problem with men or women but have a huge problem with humans telling me there is one. It doesn’t matter what the issue is once you believe there is an issue than for you there is an issue. I choose to live with as little constraints as I can and it started with me deleting the thought there is a problem. If you look at all things as lessons to be solved it makes those problems not as big and more manageable.

The next time something breaks in the house try to fix it and think how happy your spouse might be. Maybe he will clean the toilet in return. It could happen!

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Don’t let anything stop you from finding a solution.

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.

Why?

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.

My little fabulous old monitor.

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.

Path to the Birches Oil on Canvas.
Path to the Birches Oil on Canvas.

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.

 

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Even spiritual people get mad.

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.

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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.

 

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I choose to be unstoppable.

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As the sun sets this evening I am listening to a news talk show. What a mixed up world. I could feel the air become stagnant. How many others feel the same? Here is a bit of positive energy coming your way. Focus on what it is in your life you want and do not let anything stop you from getting there. No matter where you are in this big beautiful, sometimes scary, world, you are courageous and unstoppable.

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Garden flower watercolor shows my joyful gratitude.

“It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ~David Rast

My gratitude starts with a garden in full bloom with the aroma of sweet scents and color that overcomes my senses. Yes gratitude does make me joyful.

Watercolor Botanical Garden Illustration Daisies Delphinium Dragonfly
Watercolor Botanical Garden Illustration Daisies Delphinium Dragonfly

Watercolor Botanical Garden Illustration Daisies Delphinium Dragonfly

Garden nature art botanical watercolor colorful garden flowers with dragonfly and bee titled Daisies Delphinium and Dragonfly in Garden by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.

Watercolor painting pink yellow red and blue flowers a dragonfly resting on a grass reed with a bee buzzing in this wonderful cheerful botanical garden flower painting.  A whimsical original nature artwork and sure to bring joy to anyone in love with gardens.

The sky is blue and the sun shines down on the garden filled with a few of my favorite flowers penned and painted in my illustration of garden flowers, dragonfly and a bee in watercolor and pen. There is a blush of blue sky hinting at a summer’s day. It is cheery and guarantees a better mood.

Title: Daisies Delphinium Dragonfly in the Garden
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: pink, red,blue, yellow, cream, sage, leaf green
Paper: Arches 90lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
Paper size is 20 x 15 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

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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All that a belief is, is a thought that you keep practicing.

The thought that you think, you think, which attracts to it; so you think it some more, which attracts to it; so you think it some more. In other words, when you have an expectation, you’ve got a dominant thought going on, and Law of Attraction is going to deliver that to you again, and again and again. And you say “The reason that I believe this, is because it is true.” And we say, the reason that you believe it, is because you’ve practiced the thought. All that a belief is, is a thought that you keep practicing.

—Abraham

What is the dominant thought you have about your self? your life? your work? your ability to succeed? Think long and answer truthfully and if the answer does not align to what you want/desire change the thought and belief. This is why affirmations are great because with practice you change your belief.

Image from rishikajain.com

 

 

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All you ever need is a vibration of Well-being.

As your world or your government, or individuals within your government, make decisions about what is better for you, and as they try to protect you from every possible potential experience, your lives become rather cumbersome, don’t they? All you ever need is a vibration of Well-being.

—Abraham

Fairy Trees Nature Art by Laurie Rohner
Vermont Woodland Landscape Oil Painting

Woodland Landscape Oil Painting Vermont Fairy Trees Nature Art by Laurie Rohner

Woodland Vermont landscape oil painting on canvas of Forest Fairy Trees hand painted nature art by Laurie Rohner.  This original artwork gives you the viewer a look into the landscape of a serene enchanted forest where fairy play.

Inspired by the Impressionist style, my original oil painting shows a wooded landscape opening filled with ferns and sweet tall grass and surrounded by lush scented pines and spruces. It was a special place I would walk to in Vermont.

Titled: Into the Woods
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Palette: umber,dark chocolate, green, yellow green,browns.
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap
Canvas Size: 8 x 8 inches
Image Size: 8 x 8 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on enclosed card in back.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!