Monday, July 23, 2012

Beating Creative Blocks

I have always had problems with creative blocks.  Usually it’s comparing my artwork to what others do.  Or generally not thinking that what I create is good, valid, and valuable just because it’s made by me.

It’s hard to get past those blocks, to even change your thinking so you can get past those blocks.  But there is a way.


Leonie Dawson from Goddess Guidebook has created a wonderfully divine 6 week Creative Goddess ecourse.  It’s designed to kick-start your creativity.

There are meditations, videos, and, of course, creative projects, all designed to release your inner Creative Goddess.

Her next course starts on August 1st.  I’ve signed up.  I hope you will join  me on this creative journey.

Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Getting Back on Track

I’ve had a really eventful few weeks.  I have to admit, the wheels fell off several times, and I’ve had to put them back on.  I have gone through a mini mid life crisis, but have somehow found my way out of it.

My little crisis was fed by different issues:

1. My little one bedroom unit was very cluttered with books, magazines and craft stuff.  There wasn’t room to move, and I found it very frustrating.

2. I am sick of being alone and so am trying to draw my twin soul to me, but it wasn’t happening.  I wasn’t sure why and that was frustrating me as well.

3.  Being honest, I really don’t like where I live.  It’s cold, damp, and not in the nicest of neighbourhoods.  This was also frustrating me.

4.  I was just floating along, with no plan of where I was going.  I just dealt with each day as it came along and hoped for the best.

I didn’t realise, but all four issues were interwoven.  I was not going to draw my twin soul while my unit was so cluttered and “un-homely”.  I needed a plan to deal with all those things and help start and put things right.

As soon as I recognised that I needed a plan, I tried to sort out how and why.  I very quickly came to the conclusion that I needed help.  I have never been taught how to set goals or how to work towards them.  If I was to sort out my life and become a successful arty business person, then I needed to learn how to set and work towards those goals.

Enter Goddess Leonie – stage right. Smile I had heard of Goddess Leonie, and had listened to all the podcasts and watched all the videos from her World’s Biggest Summit late last year.  That summit set the ball rolling.  I new Goddess Leonie did life coaching, so I went to her website to find out more.  I then found out about her awesome Goddess Circle.  So I joined – right then and there on the spot.

It’s the best thing I ever did.  It was a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve managed to come down with a chest infection since then and been out of action for a week.  But I’ve started working on Goddess Leonie’s e-course on decluttering your home and creating your goddess sanctuary.  So that’s what I’m doing.

I’ve mostly done the bedroom.  I had been sleeping in a single bed that was given to me 12 months ago.  That very definitely had to go.  Not giving the universe the right idea.  If I wanted to draw my Twin Soul, I had to get a bigger bed.  So I went to Salvation Army and found a nice queen ensemble which was delivered yesterday.  Still haven’t got rid of the single bed (Salvation Army wouldn’t take it for whatever reason), but I will take it out to the recycle shop at the tip as soon as I can find someone who can help me.

I cleared out 3 boxes of books, some garbage bags of assorted other things, which are all going to a friend’s place.  She and another lady run a garage sale every 4 months or so and the money goes to helping the orphans in Cambodia.  Hopefully those things will be picked up over the weekend.  Then I can start on the rest of the unit.

As I was sorting through things I found some items that belonged to my late husband.  I quickly put those in the donate pile.  One of the items I found was our wedding ring set.  It was a cheap set from Walmart (yes, I lived in the US for 2 years but returned home when he passed on).  I took that to St Vincent de Paul today.  The lady was a bit shocked but when I explained that it was time to move on she totally understood.

If I am to attract my Twin Soul, then I have to let go of the past and allow myself to move forward.  Hanging onto bits for memories sake is holding onto the past.  So I have come a long way this weekend.

This will be an ongoing journey, and hopefully next time I will have some pictures to share.

Namaste <3

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Interesting Times

As an empath, these days are very interesting and extremely challenging for me.  The energies around at the moment are ... well ... interesting - and that's putting it mildly.

From a small child (most of which I can't remember) I had built walls around me to protect myself.  I come from a twice broken home.  My Mother has undiagnosed mental health issues.  My family are very, very, very Christian.  I didn't leave the church myself until 6 years ago now.  I have spent the last 6 years trying to - I want to say "recover", but it would more be a mix of "recover" and "de-program" myself.

I was always the odd one out.  I still feel that way.  I pick up on the littlest thing, but other times I can be as thick as two short planks.  I pick up on energy, not always what people say.  Sometimes I have to read something 3 or 4 times for it to sink in.  Being easily distracted (read "ADHD") doesn't help this.  I try my best, and that's all I can do.  I live for me, not anyone else.  My life is mine, and my path is mine.  Not yours, not my mother's, not anyone's.  I'm open to suggestions, but not people telling me what to do.

I've been through a lot of shit in my life.  I often wonder why, but then I remember that before I was incarnated this time my higher self decided on the lessons I needed to learn this lifetime.  Kinda puts a different spin on things when you think like that.  You realise that your life isn't a series of random events, but more like a carefully orchestrated symphony.  How hard my life is, or can be, is totally up to me.  If I chose not to learn a lesson, around the mountain I will go ... again and again until I learn that lesson.  At every single moment in my life I have a choice, whether to be the victor or the victim.  It's my choice.  You can't make it for me.  You can enlighten me to that choice, but you can't make it for me.

Once I chose to stop being the victim, everything changed.  Things started to fall into place.  I found myself empowered to change my life and to do amazing things.  I found my path in life to be more joyful.  I found my giftings started to surface from where I had buried them long ago.  It was like welcoming an old friend.

I allowed those walls I had built as a child to start to crumble.  I have slowly been dismantling them over the last 12 months.  I still have a ways to go, but I can function now as I should be.  I'm living, not just surviving.  When you ignore your gifts for as long as I have there is going to be a period of adjusting, of learning, of accepting.  Things don't just fall into place overnight.  It does take time.  Each day is a learning experience for me.  I have grown and changed and matured so much in the last 12 months.  But I've only just scratched the surface, there is so much more to discover and learn and enjoy.

This last week has been very interesting.  The energies have been very unusual, and I feel it more than most because I'm empath.  I'm not saying that to boast.  I'm saying that to explain.  I have been a mess of tears since last Wednesday.  There's a lot of endings in my life at the moment, and some new things coming, so close that I can reach and and touch but not here yet and it's so frustrating.  These are things I've been believing for, praying for, spelling for, I have crystals and altars set up.  These are things that I need in my life, like my Twin Flame.  But I am at the endings bit, not quite at the beginning bit, but it's soon.  So soon.

All I can do is hang on for the ride.  I am stronger than I think.  Crying doesn't mean that you're weak.  It is a way of releasing pressure and cleansing yourself to be ready for the next thing.  The strong cry because it makes them stronger.  Sounds weird, but it's true.

Hang on to your dreams.  Don't ever let them go.  Don't just follow them, chase them down and crash tackle them and make them yours.  Don't ever let anyone steal your dreams.  You CAN do it.  You can be whatever you want.  You can have whatever you want.  You are strong enough, just like I am.  Hang on tight.  This ride is about to get wilder.  Are your ready?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Children Have Worries Too

monster worry dolls
I had a suggestion from a friend leading up to the last market to make some worry dolls suitable for boys.  I’ve only just been able to get to working on the idea now that the market is over.
This is what I’ve come up with.  They are Worry Monsters.  They are roughly 20cms tall.  They all have a heart applique, because you need a heart to really be able to listen.  Monsters come not named.  I think it’s better for the child to name their monster themselves.  These monsters will listen to your child’s worries and not tell a soul.
They will sell for $10 each and will be available in my Etsy shop over the next few days.  The black one has already found it’s keeper. <3

Card of the Day


Card of the Day is from the Oracle of the Shapeshifters by Lucy Cavendish.  Words from the accompanying guidebook.

BATS IN THE BELFRY – You Can Achieve Great Things

You have managed to actively show through the choices you have made that it is possible to do what others once insisted could not be done.  You have clearly shown that the miracle that is your life is a result of the decisions you made to no longer be limited by fear and conditioning.  You have been so very brave.  The choices before you now are expansive.  Don’t become too light headed.  Consult your self, and heed the advice of others who too have broken free and are flying high.  This does not make their advice right for you, in a rote and formulaic way – it makes their example authentic – far more so than those who suggested you stay smaller than you obviously had it within you to be!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Card of the Day


Card of the Day is from Ravynne Phelan’s Messenger Oracle.  Words are from the accompanying guidebook.


There are times when you feel small, afraid and alone in the world, but you are not alone.  You are watched over and cherished by Gaia and Great Spirit.  Know that you have within you the strength to overcome all obstacles placed in your path no matter how daunting or large they may seem.  Have courage.  Now is the time to trust in yourself and have confidence that you will overcome all.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Card of the Day


Card of the Day – from Oracle of the Dragonfae by Lucy Cavendish.  Words from accompanying guidebook.


Communication between beings, including people, animals and magical beings via the senses.  Incredible understanding between beings: soul-fusion and comprehension of meaning without a word being spoken.  You may have recently discovered that yu can often understand what another being has to say without them uttering a word.  Becoming more clairaudient, being able to receive messages that you “hear”.  Development of the chakras to do with hearing.  Becoming much more sensitive to sound.

Working with Gwynne and Elluish

Trust your dreams, intuitive messages, insights and visions.  Know you are receiving messages telepathically at this time.  Take heart if people do not understand where you are receiving information from.  If your friendships seem strange to older friends or family members, do not buy into their judgment.  Finding animals or other beings easier to understand than people.  Developing your intuition to a more subtle level, befriending animals, plants and looking to the natural world for love and support as much as you do the world of people and technology.  Letting go of unnecessary technologies.  Listening to the whispers of spirit and of the soul.