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Spiritual Awakening

This Spiritual Awakening trip is weird and fascinating. I realise that I came late to the table and upon reflection comprehend that late equals 25 years whence I was too busy being busy trying to put bread on the table and create a feast which ultimately lead to famine. My comfy life had to seriously unravel for me to grasp that, through metaphorical starvation, I could awaken to smell the bake. Today this causes me problems as I am impatient to get on with what needs to be got on with. I am desirous of fast tracking my way too long dormant, supressed psychic gifts so as I can truly be who I realise I was always meant to be. This eagerness to progress at speed is, I know, pure folly as dipping in and out of the realm of spirit is not an undertaking to be taken lightly. It is a serious business which has the potential to be damaging to any meddlesome person without strong conviction and character. It is not a game …

Spiritual Success

I am on the cusp of launching a new venture with my partner, (recently upgraded to husband). Together we have developed a range of Spiritually Inspired Cards and a business called BrightSoul which will allow us the freedom to live life on our own terms. We are confident that BrightSoul will succeed and are content to cut our cloth relative to the success we achieve. This venture has been a long time in the making and plays to our shared strengths. For a few more years than I care to admit I have been struggling to find a way to make a living which is congruent with our desired alternative lifestyle. Specifically I was slow to react to the 2008 financial crash and clung to the sinking ship, my once lucrative vintage business, for way too long. I then developed several businesses which floundered and failed but never gave up on the dream; to create a creative portable business which allows me the freedom to work wherever I lay my hat that’s my home. Throughout …

An Artist To Inspire: Suzanna Scott

I fortuitously stumbled upon American artist Suzanna Scott on Instagram where she has a fantastic feed of her work and art process. You can follow her here (and you can follow me here!) Without knowing this lady I feel as if we are somewhat kindred spirits creatively as we are both, seemingly, fascinated by old things and express ourselves through various disciplines including stitch, collage and assemblage. Born in 1974 Suzanna Scott lives and works in Springfield Missouri where she: …explores visual ideas that are in and of the body. She continues to work with a range of materials, from stone to paper, and frequently incorporates found objects into her pieces… You can discover more about this inspiring artist here.  

Philosophy Of Life (4)

So, what about those negative, self-limiting beliefs? We are often unaware of our beliefs and operate, on a daily basis, without being conscious of our own particular limitless limiting gremlins, the cause, which have the power to influence our experience – the effect. The experience of living a life leaves us all open to the possibility of having our self-confidence and self-image eroded and through this process self-limiting beliefs are born. For some time I have been in the process of struggle to fully identify my self-limiting beliefs. I say struggle as they are sneaky snakes well camouflaged in my deepest psyche. For me, as a newbie to the thinking game , I am having trouble unpicking my experiences to date. Life, generally, is a rollercoaster of highs/lows, successes and failures – (the law of polarity in play) – and my life has been one helluva a ride! My mind is thus having difficulty identifying why at times I tasted success, (and, indeed, what is success?), and why at times I did not – surely …

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Have you ever really thought about the word Emotion? – Until recently I hadn’t and I cannot take credit for what follows; although I should point out it is my present moment interpretation of what I have heard: E-Motion or Energy in Motion. If everything is energy vibrating at different levels then emotion has the power to cause effect. Energy vibrates at many levels and, we are told, attracts the same – bad energy/negative vibes attracts the similar – good energy/positive vibes attracts the similar. On a basic level we all know this but somewhere along the way battling with daily doings our clarity of vision is lost. We may believe ourselves to be positive but underlying self-limiting beliefs hidden in the subconscious can be, unwittingly, responsible for our undoing! That is to say that whilst we may believe ourselves to be cheery individuals with a positive attitude the power of the subconscious has the power to over-ride this perceived state of being and thus the believed positive emotion/E Motion/energy in motion is negated! Whoah! …

An Artist To Inspire: Maurizio Anzeri

The Italien artist Maurizio Anzeri lives and works in London, UK. Born in Loiano, Italy, in 1969 he studied at the Camberwell College of Fine Arts and The Slade obtaining an MA in Fine Art and Sculpture in 2005. Maurizio Anzeri makes his portraits by sewing directly into found vintage photographs. His embroidered patterns garnish the figures like elaborate costumes, but also suggest a psychological aura, as if revealing the person’s thoughts or feelings. The antique appearance of the photographs is often at odds with the sharp lines and silky shimmer of the threads… Source. Personally I love stitch as a form of creative expression and appreciate the skill and patience required to sew these works. As an ex Antique Dealer the appropriation of vintage photographs repurposed appeals to my sense of time as a linear affair. By obscuring the face of the subject the works hint at the hidden layers of existence and creates a mysterious energy.  

Philosophy Of Life (2)

The old adage goes: with age comes wisdom and yet the world is full of simple folk of a certain age who willingly or unwittingly live their life without questioning their beliefs and the regurgitated dogma of organised society. People so wrapped up with daily living they neglect to think beyond the immediate – I was one such person, so concerned with paying my bills, being a single Mum and dealing with trivia I was, I mistakenly believed, too exhausted at the end of each day to think into my life and results. Each of us is on a personal journey; we are spirits having a human body experience to allow us to fully experience the polarity of life and allow our soul to grow. We are energy. For that matter all matter is energy and everything is vibrating at different levels, higher and lower, and everything is one and part of the whole – the divine. We can operate on an individual conscious or subconscious basis and we can operate consciously or sub consciously …

An Artist To Inspire: Heather Goodwind

Heather Goodwind is a well-travelled American artist who is, today, based in Portland, Oregon having lived in Buenos Aires and a small Argentine coastal town called Santa Teresita, Argentina for 12 years. In 2007 – 2008 she spent a year in China studying calligraphy and watercolour with various artists which greatly influenced her work. In her own words: I am fascinated by the invisible things in life. Thoughts, emotions and fears present themselves to me as shapes, creatures and landscapes. I am most interested in the tension that exists between these things and the relationship that they invariably have with the ‘other’, myself or the viewer. I give fleeting thoughts as much consideration as monumental ideas: nothing is more important than anything else and every small thing has its place. This gives the works a cumulative effect: the parts clarify the whole. Personally I love the fluidity, faux simplicity and subtlety of colour of her work and admire the boldness of her compositions. I also appreciate the visual sense of slight unease she creates in …

Philosophy Of Life (1)

For many years I have worked hard and often wondered why long hours and a commitment to whatever I was doing at the time did not create financial freedom and long term security. After-all I am not disadvantaged. I come from a stable loving family, I have had a good education and have enjoyed good health. In life I have always been somewhat of a round peg in a square hole refusing to play by rules accepted by the majority of folks. I can be stubborn and yet flighty! I have always had ideas a-plenty but struggled to see them through to their natural conclusion. I have spent too much time looking for happiness and satisfaction through the association with others and self-medicated through darker hours via the vice of drinking of too much alcohol. In recent months I have come to realise that I have never truly hit my stride through my ignorance of myself and lack of engaging the truest power that we all possess – thought! Like most people I have stumbled …