When you say something right from the heart, there is a feeling of deep release. Your inner self knows that you have offered a great gift, even if you almost immediately feel vulnerable because you have exposed your innermost emotions. It is an honor to be chosen by someone to proffer such a gift. It should be treated with tenderness and respect. Right From the Heart #gift #tenderness #vulnerable #respect #emotions #heart
Your emotions keep pooling in certain patterns, until you finally see the Rorschach blots and figure out, Oh, that’s why I am feeling this way! Now, you can rethink the pattern. Rorschach H20 Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.
………..~ Alan Watts #AlanWatts #CWWOL20120312 #pattern #Rorschach #patterns #pooling #reality #emotions #rethink
. Does this ever happen to you? You are together with those you love best, having a great time, when you suddenly feel overwhelmed by sadness. I have learned that trying to make sense of this is futile. It just happens; the best thing I can do is keep the feelings to myself and wait for them to pass. (Sometimes, they are not even my own: I am picking them up from another.) There is nothing wrong with giving feelings their due, but if they are taken too seriously, it is possib
. This is the original pic of the graffiti I snapped on the side of a Canada Post box (one of the gray ones where mail is stored), and then added to Pilon the Graffiti. Graffiti I tweaked the photograph somewhat. I will also admit that today was a challenging day, and I am trying to tweak my emotions and attitude. My good husband was well aware of this, and took me out for a lovely supper. He did the tweaking for me. #CWWOL20111207 #mailbox #graffiti #attitude #tweak #emotion
My son sent a link to me yesterday, saying that a Ted Talk he listened to, given by Brené Brown, had affected him deeply. Opening to Vulnerability Feel It All I listened to it, and was struck, immediately, by three things: 1–You can’t pick and choose with emotions, numbing or burying only the “bad” ones. If you attempt to do this, you will also lose connection with the good ones. 2–Maybe protecting our children from really experiencing their emotions, including the bad ones,
The artist beckons the muse, leaps into the creative flow, and allows herself to be completely submerged. What she encounters can lead to euphoria, despair, joy, fear ~ the entire wheel of emotions. Then she must dare to express what she has seen, to bare her soul to even the most casual eye. Is this difficult? No, it is simply necessary. A Deliberate Choice It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ……..
I have been afforded some fabulous teaching opportunities, and hope that some of you will join me. I have a great passion for teaching, and have experienced over and over the tremendous expansion in creative energy that takes place when people with artistic vision gather to focus on a particular task. The end results differ widely in their interpretation and execution, but dovetail beautifully because of their common origin. Be advised that I LIKE TO HAVE FUN ~ an art worksho
Listening for the promptings of spirit, and seeking to follow them, has been my way of life for decades. In fact, I have clear memories of experiencing a sense of “the Other” as a young child. Therefore, my attention was riveted upon discovering Katherine Treffinger’s brochure, Art of Transformation. On Our Living Dream, Katherine unabashedly reveals her calling to be a mentor and healer for others: In 1980 I had a profound spiritual awakening. As a result I began seeing spir
I am an emotional painter. I don’t mean that I weep and wring my hands as I paint or tremble with angst. I am more of a joy seeker, a happiness hound, a deep C diver (C for consciousness). So it may surprise you to know that, upon entering my studio, you would usually hear nothing more than brush strokes. It’s inner work I’m performing, as I try to coax out the nuances of an emotion, to illustrate the way it feels with a brush and paint. I consciously attune myself to an inne
You know that feeling of being so full of emotions that you are going to burst if you don’t give it an outlet? It’s being close to tears and laughter at the same time. It’s having an elevated sense of energy, with your whole body vibrating and your thoughts expanding. It’s wanting with an ache you don’t know you can survive, yet you feel so very alive. The other night I couldn’t sleep. I kept getting up and writing down lines that popped into my head. Each time, I’d glance a
Sometimes Love Hurts ~ by Carol Wiebe Sometimes, love hurts. We might even question if exposing ourselves to love is worth the potential pain. But love is not just a surface emotion: it embodies a wide spectrum of feelings. So wide, that poets, writers, artists, saviours, politicians, advertisers and countless others have tried to define and describe it through the ages. Various holy writings declare that God is Love. I do not think it is possible to live on this earth and mi
Texting has come a LONG way. In fact, it has morphed into painting. With your iPhone and an application called Brushes, you can let your fingers do the painting. Brushes Viewer, a free application, “allows you to replay your Brushes paintings stroke for stroke, export them at very high resolutions (up to 1920 x 2880), and even export them as QuickTime movies.” Brushes Mobile Painting has spawned a paint anywhere “revolution,” that you can follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Fli
I have four books by Joen Wolfrom. This woman is nothing short of amazing. When she senses a lack in her knowledge of something, she completely immerses herself in the subject. She goes after information with the tenacity of a bulldog on the hunt for a bone, and then she shares the meal. Her insights provide any number of “aha” moments. Let me give you just a few inspiring quotes from each book: The Magical Effects of Color by Joen Wolfrom When creating, give color and all it