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Follow Your Passion

I believe that our beautiful world is in transition as folks start to question rampant consumerism, corruption, corporate greed and manipulation. Tiny homes, living off grid, freecycling, paying it forward and traveling roots free. The concept of mindful, clean and caring living is gaining attention these days as many wish to find their own unique path and turn their back on ‘the system’. On the back of this shift in mass consciousness there are many self-acclaimed experts and guru’s eager to share their knowledge with you for a get rich quick fee. I urge you to heed the words of my Spirit Team – “Beware the False Prophet”. Money is not inherently bad but its acquisition should be devoid of manipulation and exploitation. And so my guides encourage me to use my natural creative talents to help spread love and light. With this in mind I regularly write and create my art, and have created an affordable range of Spiritually Inspired Cards and Loose Incense. 18 months ago I would never have imagined saying (or …

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life

Do you get that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach on a Sunday evening as another work week looms large? – You know that sensation, similar to when you were a kid and the holidays were over and your heart was heavy, your stomach queasy at the thought of going back to school. Do you fantasize of striding out to your own particular ditty? Looking for a new direction? Fed up with the daily grind? Perhaps you are a slave to the system and in your tripe’s you just know there is another more exciting, perhaps bigly better, way! Well I’m here to tell you there is – and I speak from experience. Self-employed since 1989 I have reinvented myself many times and been a queen at multi-tasking to bring home the bacon. I was pretty successful in my varying roles as Illustrator/Artist/Tutor/Greeting Card Designer and Vintage/Antique Dealer. I have aced at transferring my transferable skills and now include Writer in my bag of bankable delights. I have also had a ball! – …

10 Ways to Live Creatively

As an Artist and new to the world of words Writer I live and breathe my creativity daily. This finds me dealing with classic creative procrastination and feelings of frustration exacerbated by uninspired, yet necessary, daily trivia which gets in the way of my creating. Since experiencing my slow Spiritual awakening which culminated with a mind blowing, slap in the face with a wet Kipper, epiphany last June I continue to aspire to live mindfully and fully present in the moment as I strive to reach the illusive state of Zen. My Gran died when I was only five but I have many memories of this extraordinary lady. One particular recollection always confounded me – my dear Gran used to actually love to do housework. Nothing gave her more pleasure than sweeping, dusting, mopping, tidying, polishing and shining. I recall she always used to wear her pretty floral cotton housecoat as she happily did her chores. Until recent months I never understood. A few months back I was chatting to my Spirit friend Kerrie who …

10 Spiritual Reads With The Potential To Change Your Life

Although I love a great yarn my preference for reading has always been biased towards inspirational biographies, self- improvement/development and books on Art. In the last 18 months or so, whilst I do still physically read, I have been purchasing and listening to my picks via ‘Audible’ and can honestly recommend this service to one and all. I have a direct debit set up for 1 credit a month which costs me £7.99 – little more than the price of several coffees and for this I get to expand my mind and relax at the same time. Win/Win – ka-ching. Below, for those of you of a spiritual disposition, are my top ten game changing, life enhancing, mind expanding recommendations. Books for those of you looking for answers and guidance who are open to the possibility that all is maybe not as it seems in our world. In no particular order: Dying to Be Me – Anita Moorjani. An incredible tale of Anita’s brush with death and subsequent miraculous healing from advanced Cancer. Big Magic …

Love Is All

Dip your toe gingerly or plunge right on into the crystalline depths of the Spiritual pool and stroke out on your journey and you will soon be swept along, then buffeted wave after wave by the oft over used phrase ‘Love is All’. Nowadays I hear and read ‘Love is All’ constantly and want to scream – “Love is all! Explain to me – Love is all what?” The phrase Love is all is trotted out as an antidote to all the ills of the world and as a salve to cure all. Encouraged to reach a state of non-judgement an enlightened soul simply knows, darling, that Love vanquishes Fear; that the opposite to Love is indeed, spiritually speaking, Fear – but hang on there a minute, I always believed the opposite to Love was Hate and the opposite to Fear was Courage or, perhaps, Bravery; I distinctly remember Mrs Robinson telling me so in English when I was eleven years old and impressionable to truths. I fear I may be drowning in cloudy spiritual …

Letting Go

At some time or other throughout our lives most of us under evolved souls have experiences and folks we could benefit from letting go of.  From daily niggley trivia to whopping big grey elephants in the rooms of the mind I for one struggle with letting go. I have a penchant for milking a particular perceived slight to death for several hours before I allow my annoyance to slip into oblivion and let go – I have become mindful of this damaging pattern of mine and am trying to let it go! (Chortle, chortle!) However, letting go of the bigger stuff is proving to be mighty tricky. When I say bigger stuff I am referring to relationships which are one sided and have the potential to damage one. How does a person let go of folks they love who do not reciprocate that love and thus leave one feeling frustrated and unappreciated. What purpose do these one sided relationships serve except for keeping our energy focused on negativity? The truth is that at some point …

Everyone Loves a Winner

I was talking to Kerrie the other night. She tells me she is my mentor and friend – best friend. Our relationship is a somewhat irregular affair. Usually each of us has a Spirit guide assigned to us at birth who is part of a team that they can call on for further guidance when required. Kerrie is unique in so much as she is Rick’s ex Fiancé who died 30 years ago. Whereas my contact with other Spirits, in my assigned team, is succinct and to the point Kerrie and I chatter. We were talking about my desire and need to build an engaged online audience to allow me to get a literary agent and spread the message of love and enlightenment I feel I must share. I got my first computer in 1998 when I was in the middle of my messy and acrimonious divorce. At this point I was a complete plebeian with information technology and, despite major misgivings, purchasing my Apple Mac tower and a stack of this and that ‘For …

Spirituality: Awe and the State of Being.

Spirituality: So, I am being mentored by a team of loving light spirits. I now speak with them regularly as they advise, guide and educate me about the subtleties of being an enlightened soul and lightworker. This process of education can be tough and finds me feeling inadequate and tearful a lot of the time. It is hard to comprehend and adjust to the reality that everything that I do is visible to my spiritual mentors. I find myself living more mindfully. I have worked alone since 1989 and have never had to take or give orders. I have existed in a utopian bubble which, whilst at times a tad tough and lonely, has given me autonomy and freedom in my everyday life.  As a lightworker I am expected to lead by example and guide others and to be effective I have to listen, learn and act according to the wisdom shared with me by my mentors. This is certainly challenging for me as I am headstrong and overly independent. Last night I was chatting …

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The Spirit of Change is in the Air

2016 has been an extraordinary year for me. To be honest since turning my back on dealing in antiques and vintage wonders, shortly after the 2008 financial crash, my life has been a tad off track. I have joked with friends and family, on too many occassions to recall, that there is not much I cannot do except to ressurect making a decent living! I seem to be have been able to survive not exactly thrive. I have floundered magnificently. I have tried this and I have tried that and yet I have failed to build something of substance and longevity. Along my way I have learnt many lessons and I have grown exponentially. Positively, throughout this period I have remained creative, curious and active. I have embraced each and everyone of my magnificent, erring on the comedic, errors. I have become a thinker. These days I even meditate! Through initially dipping my toe into self awareness and personal development I now find a new life beckoning me with the surprise, and unsolicited, development of …

Of Bottletops And Barnacles

I have been reviewing my work and thought I would share some of the small body of paintings and sculptures I entitled Of Bottletops And Barnacles which I created back in 2012. The work appears whimsical but is a serious comment on the waste and filthy habits of man. Each piece took inspiration from beachcombed finds from the shorelines of Catalonia, Spain and creates interest from scavenged rubbish.