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LETTING GO

MANY OF YOU KNOW THE CONCEPT OF LETTING GO BUT, WHEN WE LOOK EVEN DEEPER INTO THE ISSUE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REALIZE WHY WE CAN NOT LET GO. FROM MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, I HAD A HARD TIME LETTING GO BECAUSE I WAS ALWAY TRYING TO CONTROL MY CIRCUMSTANCE AND OUT OF FEAR I WOULD REACT TO THINGS BECAUSE I COULD NOT EXCEPT THE WAY THINGS ARE RIGHT NOW. WELL, THAT WAS MANY YEARS AGO, AND I HAVE PRACTICED LETTING GO AND ACCEPTANCE WITH MEDITATIONS AND CONNECTING WITH MY THOUGHTS. HOWEVER, I STILL HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME WITH IT WHEN IT COMES TO EXTREMES.

THIS PASSED MONTH HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT TIME FOR OUR FAMILY WITH MY HUSBAND HAVING A HEART CONDITION AND HAD COMPLICATION WITH SURGERY. IT WAS A EXTREMELY SCARY TIME FOR ME, WATCHING MY HUSBAND, DOUG STRUGGLE LIKE THIS. POWERLESS AND SCARED I STARTED GETTING UPSET AND WANTED TO FIX THIS, HEAL HIM AND BE FREE FROM THIS DIFFICULTY. 

THE FASTER I GOT TO ACCEPTANCE THINGS BECAME MANAGEABLE AND I STARTED LETTING GO AND TRUSTING IT WILL BE OKAY…
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It’s nice to get got! 
Everyone wants to be understood. To be seen. To be heard. To matter.  With my art I feel the same way, most people get me and my message and feel connected to a certain piece that they know belongs to them. It’s a wonderful feeling as an artist to put all the love and passion into a piece of creation and have someone receive it completely! 

This reminds me of a story that happened recently. I was dropping off some art at one of my galleries and there was a man in the process of buying one of my large pieces. The Gallery owner says,  “You are in luck, the artist is right here and you can meet her.” I said hello and shook his hand and the first thing he says to me is, “convince me to buy your piece,” as he’s holding his credit card in his hand tapping it on the counter. My thought was, he must want to hear about the back story of the piece or the process of how it’s made or of my philosophy of my work. So I begin telling him about what the piece represents. He immedi…
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My mantra for today is Be like Water, Flow with Nature and let life unfold in front of you. 




          New Beginnings seem to be appropriate this time of year to talk about. For me, it is shedding the old energies to clear a path for the new inspirational energy that seems to be coming in my direction this past month. Energy is so important to me, I create my work and only place positive and loving energy into it. I write on every canvas or panel I love you, Thank you and I'm grateful. Being open to change and shift with life is key for me to live a healthy and happy life. Be like water, flow like the supreme fluid that nourishes all things without trying to. It flows to the low places without an agenda. Living in Accordance with Nature and never going against the way of things. 

       Staying humble without my ego running the show shows me to live freely and be of service to others. When my ego takes over, I miss all that connects me with the great source and with all others. My e…
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Sometimes Life sends you into a Ditch!
I was driving along on a snow covered road so I was a bit cautious when I suddenly hit an icy patch in the road. I let off the gas and tried to steer my car to stay on the road. I swerved left and right and slid all over the road until inevitably I almost slowly slid neatly into the ditch. I was stuck and could not open the driver's side door. In the moment my car slid into the ditch I actually said to myself "I'm going into the ditch." It was like an acceptance of what was happening. It was beyond my control at that point. As I sat there in the ditch I had the realization that sometimes life throws you into a ditch. It happens suddenly, unexpectedly. I didn't have the choice to go into the ditch but I did have choices on what to do next. I could sit there and cry and perhaps wait for someone to come along and help me. I could climb over the obstacle of the console to the passenger door and get out of the car. Maybe just leav…