Monday, 31 August 2015

How To Stay In Your Power When Your Reputation Is Questioned

How To Stay In Your Power When Your Reputation Is Questioned

It's tough going when your reputation is on the line. The ego likes to get you in its grip and tries to get you to do something to get your reputation back, but why? If people are going to judge you, no amount of trying is going to change their minds.

Some people like to validate their points of view, so will take on whatever information or gossip they are given about others so that they can feel warranted for their own behaviour and attitudes. I have had this a lot this past year. I've had a bunch of people judge me and gossip about me and blatantly deceive me, but no more.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Agony Of Waiting For Your Destiny

Fairy Wishes Agony Waiting For Your Destiny

How old are you? 

Are you in your twenties, thirties, forties or beyond?

I remember that in my teens and twenties I had big ideas for my life. I saw myself as doing something worthwhile, but I passed over many different routes to who I am and nothing really cemented, nothing sustained.

I'm 39 this year. That big 40 is looming. Many people may freak out about the age 40. I thought I was not one of them, but I guess it creeped up on me and my ego has had a right old hissy-fit about who I am, what I'm doing and more-so what I'm not doing.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Using Your EGO - 10 Tips For Balance

Using Your EGO 10 Tips For Balance

The ego, the big bad wolf, the thing some spiritual circles try to get rid of, the evil machine that controls us, the thing that starts wars, makes us addicted to outer beauty... yes the ego.

But what about the ego that propels us forward, makes changes, puts our name in lights, gets the word out about what we do? What about that ego?

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Spirit Orbs and Vortexes

Avebury Stone Circle spirit orbs and vortexes

Many many moons ago I visited Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire in the UK, one of the largest stone circles in Europe. With a couple of friends we enjoyed wandering around the stones, feeling the healing energies of this power centre and I took some photos. 

What came from these photos blew my mind and I was so excited to show them to others. At the time I used my logical mind seeing if they were simply camera errors, light problems or something else and so had them checked out by a friend who is a psychic medium and also runs a photography shop. She confirmed, yes, they were of spirit and I felt in awe, such paranormal phenomenon showing up so clearly on my photos.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Leaving The Rat Race Takes Courage

Leaving The Rat Race Takes Courage

After writing my last post it dawned on me that I had painted a picture of myself that emphasised the 'not good' qualities and none of the positive. I realised that the picture I painted could be misunderstood and understandably so. It took courage to be that real with both myself and with the world outside and so in this post I wanted to get the balance right and share how living my life was not something to put in the category of 'easy' and how what I have achieved may, from the outside looking in, look like nothing, so I wanted to show another way of seeing it.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Freedom Road

"...You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound..."
                                              ~ Kahil Gibran, The Prophet CLICK TO TWEET

I used to think freedom was freedom from pain, freedom from heartache, freedom from challenge, financial freedom... the list just went on and on.

But I was wrong.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Review : Moving From Emptiness - The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

The Life and Art of a Zen Dude Movie
After seeing the trailer for this documentary/movie I was keen to see more. I fell in love with Alok Hsu Kwang-han as I watched, I wanted a Zen art class near me, I wanted the freedom to create from presence, from whatever wants to be expressed through my paint brush.

Alok Hsu Kwang-han, a Zen calligraphic painter, takes the viewer on a journey through his history, his life story, how his art comes from the space of emptiness and stillness, what comes before thought. He engages students through their emotional landscape, through using Zen Koans** and introspective questions like "'Who Am I?' Paint this!"

I was totally transfixed as I watched him teach, watched him cry and watched how each painting was filled with life and light and told a story, simple art from simple presence.

Alok revealed how old stories that he had once personally carried dropped into silence and out of the paintbrush onto the rice paper, how they were released, no analysis, simply stillness and dropping the story onto the paper.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Maybe You're Not A Good Person?

"What you run from you run into" ~ Nikita Tweet This!

It can be hard to acknowledge and accept that you're not a 'good' person. I pride myself on being a 'good' person, thinking if I haven't got what everyone else has (home of my own, regular income, relationship, family, confidence) at least I'm a 'good' person.

When you've been carrying such a heavy 'failure' story for so long, to be bluntly told by a good friend that you have many qualities of a 'not good' person it can pull the rug from beneath you in a big way.


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