Inner Voices
24Jul/131

Vessel of the Divine {Finding my way}

I am finding my way back home. Home, where my Soul meets my Body (yes, I do love that song by Death Cab for Cutie), where my Heart is content and nodding. Where my Inner Voices scream a big YES to me. I am finding my way back home.

I’ve been watching this video, from the Bloom Series. You may have heard of it via Flora Bowley as she did live painting not too long ago and it is part of it (you can see her now and then in the video). If you have about 10 spare minutes, I strongly encourage you to watch the following video:

Vessels of the Divine

 

I know what I want to be when I grow up. I think I’ve always knew but was too afraid of admitting it, of not being good enough, of… whatever Fear is was speaking to me.

As of today, I will let go. I will be a Vessel of the Source even more. Something you may not know about my creative process is that every painting begins with some Intention sent in the Reiki form. Kind of a prayer, if I may say so. And each finished piece is showered with good energy so they radiate their Magic to whomsoever welcome their in their home.

In the video, artist Autumn Skye says :

It helps people to see that they are that, that they carry that Light. And helps them stand a little straighter [...] and really rise into their Divinity. It's vital that we {ie visionary artists} show them that part of themselves, strengthen that Light in them and then, they'll shine too.

YES !!! this is what I am here to do somehow.

Spirituality. Nourishment. Soul Work. Share. Open up. Speak my Truths. Tell my Stories. Paint my Inner Worlds.

Maybe some Nixies and Sprixies will show up. Maybe not. I just want to let it all come to me, welcoming it with an open Heart and a free Spirit. Whatever it will be.

I am ready.

23Jul/131

When new beginnings are scary

I am a Spiritual being. It is one thing that takes a lot of space in my Heart and is a the center of my creative life.

I recently had a reading with the amazing Nicole Bowman, who was suggested moons ago to me by the beautiful Carissa Paige. See, I usually have a reading once a year, around my birthday. Just to have an idea of what can be in store for me (I don’t see it as carved in stone and know we do influence by our choices, even the smallest ones). But it’s been a couple years now without this ritual.

I felt the urge, and as everything always happens when needed, Nicole had dropped her consultation price for the rest of July, I knew it was it, so I contacted her and made an appointment.

She is guided in the bestest way possible, and answered my questions, and more. I know I have a lot in store waiting for me to keep living in Fear. To drop it and go for it. The seeds are planted.

Today, I had this epiphany. It leaves me broken-hearted. And the tears are falling from my eyes as I write it, but I need to write it, to see it in words and then let it go to the World. I realized that in order to grow in my creative process, and creative life, I need, right now, to let my Nixies go.

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I will take all the time it will take to photograph the paintings I created in the last 3 years, and for some that I never shared, and will put them for sale here and/or in the Etsy shop. They will find new loving homes. They don’t fit my closet anymore (literally and figuratively speaking).

It is scary. I feel naked and lost. But I know it is my next step. In my guts. And

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I will keep painting, of course. And maybe the Nixies will keep appearing in my art no matter what. But for now, I will explore and expand my wings to new horizons.

19Jul/130

Gratitude Friday 2013/07/19, thank you Sun & Moon

Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

The Sun is shining on this Friday morning. Cheridoo just left for work, Grenouille is still eating her breakfast (every meal take forever with her, to tell you the truth) and Koala is playing with their Lalaloopsy dolls (she’s been trying to convince me to give her or swap my Mermaid Lalaloopsy lately).

Everytime I stop to write and share this weekly ritual with you, I feel my heart expanding, being filled with Love. deep deep Love. Don’t hesitate to join me Smile

When in pain, physically or emotionally, hold on to Gratitude. Even if it is sometimes so hard to find one thing to be thankful for, look for it.

This week, I am thankful for:

  • New and old friendships.
  • My Husband.
  • India.Arie new album, Songversation (I wanted to share one of the song with you but can’t find it on Youtube yet).
  • Help received.
  • Self-portraiture.
  • Art making.
  • Shimmer (and being a DT member for Lindy Stamp Gang definitely fill my shimmer love).
  • Prayer (not in the sense you may think of).
  • Oneness.
  • Family meals.
  • The sun’s warmth on my skin.
  • Soul and R&B music (like in the 90s until maybe mid 2000s).
  • Honesty.
  • Healing.

Time for me to head in the studio, as my dear soulsister Lynda reminded me gently that no, the Global Talent Search was NOT on July 29th but… this Monday morning (which I make Sunday to be sure). Gotta paint playgrounds idea. Reaching for the sky *hint hint*.

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    12Jul/130

    Gratitude Friday 2013/07/12, thank you Chocolate

    Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

    Happy Friday darling Soul !

    My heart is heavy, so it is important for me even more to sit down, let my girls for a while until this is published... I make it short today because my body is on fire; I knew it was coming but it doesn't make it any easier.

    This week, I am thankful for:

    • Questioning our Spiritual boundaries, digging deeper, and sharing.
    • Getting out of my creative comfort zone.
    • India.Arie new album, Songversation.
    • Being able to sign up for an in-person workshop with Donna Downey at my local scrapbookstore next January.
    • Texting with my far-away friends.
    • Colors.
    • Chocolate.
    • The last minute cocktail party to say goodbye to Mom.
    • Movie date night with my hottie Husband (and the movie was great !).
    • Working on my new website/blog.
    • My past, present and future artwork.
    • Night time family story reading.
    • New possibilities.
    • Memory keeping.
    • The ocean.

    What's on your Gratitude List today ?

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      10Jul/132

      And suddenly… three months had passed

      3 months. It's the time Mom stayed with us here in Canada. She is going back to her home in France today.

      As I told you in yesterday's blogpost, I always turn into Gratitude when my heart is heavy. when sadness takes over.

      Some people think three months, 24/7 with your Mom (or... Mother-in-law in Chéridoo's case) is a nightmare.
      Well, we love my Mom so much that for us it is always a Love fest. So yes, sometimes we higher our voice at each other. But this year is the first year for her in our new Home. She has her own room. Her own bathroom. And we are not all over each other. Trust me: it makes all the difference.

      We do have our ups and downs, but the ups always eventually take over and washes over the rest. Our love is strong.

      Saying goodbye is always the hardest, and will always be.

      We invited some of our friends over yesterday night, very last minute notice («guys, would you come over in 30 mn for some cocktails before Mom leaves tomorrow ?»). Almost all of them were able to come and say goodbye, until next time.
      We never know exactly when we will see each other again, I guess this adds to the difficulty of seeing her go.

      Mom and I

      (she will hate me a few seconds for sharing this self-portrait of us I took on the beach at White Rock ! mwahaha)

      Thank you Mom
      for the love
      for the honesty
      for the sense of humour
      for the help
      for the come back in time
      for the external point of view
      for the cooking
      for the laundry folding
      for the hugs
      for being such an amazing grandma
      for being the mother-in-law every man dreams of having
      for the long talks. and walks
      for teaching me to be a better person
      thank you for everything

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