Semi-Daily Delights

February 5th, 2021 Semi-Daily Delights

So honestly, not much has delighted me this week! My artwork has been such a source of delight since I started two months ago but just this week alone I’ve created five canvases that I don’t particularly care for. One even ended up in the garbage. I’m actually not surprised ~ after completing “Sparkling Soul” (which I initially loved so much it made me teary) I knew it would be a hard act to follow. But I’m okay with it all. I know there are ebbs and flows to everything ~ and while the ebbs are still not my favorite, I can handle them with much more EASE. That’s saying a lot for me, who used to fight contrast so much it was my full-time job. Hence today’s daily quote (always featured on the Homepage): “After Enlightenment it is SO much EASIER to own ALL of me.” I AM the frustrated creator, I AM the elated creator, I AM all of it. Can’t be ALL of it, if there are still parts I’m denying or resisting!

I watched a video from a LOVELY artist who embodies this all so beautifully. It’s a longer video, which I don’t usually watch, but I watched all of hers. If you’re not interested in the subject matter, I’ll sum it up for you: She spent the first 15 minutes of her 18 minute video creating something that she ended up not liking and then painted over it in the last 3 minutes. I LOVED that! I’ve never seen any other artist do that ~ spend most of the time creating a “mistake” and then just moving on with grace and ease for all to see. I was inspired! Proving yet again, mistakes and flaws are what make us lovable and relatable to other humans. Thankfully (I guess?) after enlightenment there are still many flaws. The difference is I can see the beauty and purpose in them. And OWNING them is what makes me WHOLE.

Here are a couple of my disappointments. The gold/purplish one I just did last night after finally gathering all the “proper” materials. The proper materials left me quite underwhelmed. Sometimes winging it just is the best technique. I’ll wing some stuff today and see if I can spruce it up a bit.

Whatever I decide to do or not do with these canvases, I’ll hold onto them. Because they’ve served me in beautiful ways ~ reminding me to own ALL of it.

I’ll finish off today with a quote from the book I’m currently rereading: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak. “While pretty flowers are instantly plucked, few people pay attention to the plants with thorns and prickles. But the truth is, great medicines are often made from these. Isn’t it the same with the garden of love? How can love be worthy of its name if one selects solely the pretty things and leaves out the hardships? It is easy to enjoy the good and dislike the bad. Anybody can do that. The real challenge is to love the good and bad together, not because you need to take the rough with the smooth but because you need to go beyond such descriptions and accept love in its entirety.”

Today may we all revel and feel blessed in our delights AND our disappointments. I love you.

Semi-Daily Delights

February 1st, 2021 (Semi)Daily Delights

I received a few requests that I send notifications for Semi-Daily Delights and since it’s no extra work, that’s a-what-we-are-gonna do. (If you get overwhelmed with emails, feel free to ignore me, I won’t mind.) I’ve also received a few questions about my opinion on the state of the world and so here are some of my thoughts:

The world is doing exactly what it’s meant to be doing. In many ways, the chaos and craziness are reactions to the floods of incoming LIGHT from those on the spiritual path. When you shine a light on the darkness, much is revealed. Evil can’t hide. My husband and I sometimes don’t see eye-to-eye because he wonders why I’m not angrier at the state of things and all the injustice going on. As I tell him, though, you can be AWARE of it and also ELEVATE above it. I am well aware of the inhumanity in the world ~ especially in the worlds of gov’t and business and corporations, etc. I also know that this is all part of a higher Divine Plan that will lead to a new consciousness for all of humanity. CONSCIOUSNESS has to change. And it’s all an INSIDE job, an INDIVIDUAL job. My spiritual life doesn’t ignore the world, it changes it. So yes, I AM aware of all that is going on and I consciously choose to ELEVATE above it. Which is why the old crumbling world is never my focus ~ it is old news to me and it is taking care of itself. My purpose is to live in the New Earth, a true physical place that becomes available with a higher consciousness. And that is what this whole website is about ~ how life can look from a higher view and how new things open up, making themselves available to us when we’ve owned our own darkness and loved ourselves back to wholeness. And happily, this is only the very beginning!

I do welcome any questions you’d like to ask or issues you’d like addressed! And thank you for these.

Today’s Daily Quote (always featured on the Homepage): “After Enlightenment it is much easier to see the beauty all around me.” It’s very true that beauty can become a SENSE, much like seeing or hearing. I’m often stopped in my tracks by the beauty of the sky, the birds, a tree, or simply colors. It’s so delicious. And definitely one of the reasons why I started painting and creating ~ the colors are irresistible. Speaking of which, the following is one of my absolute new favorite creations. The colors, the sparkles, the gold, the crystals ~ this truly is what my soul looks like (yet, I say that about many of my creations!). Close-ups (and other creations) are on the Creations page.

Sparkling Soul

I am VERY glad it’s February. January was an intense “working” month for me. I thought most of my “work” was done, but January made it clear in no uncertain terms that it is time for FULL SURRENDER to my I AM presence. I’ve experienced it before so I know what it looks like, it just takes a HUGE leap of faith and trust to do it. And that means retiring FOR GOOD my old habits and reactions (aka, trying to control or manipulate ANYTHING). It’s time to just allow myself to be carried. And when I do this, LIMITLESSNESS and FEARLESSNESS are there waiting for me. Moreover, it’s like the greatest love story EVER ~ allowing life, the universe, God (all other words for my I AM presence) to support me, cherish me, adore me. Knowing that no matter what, no matter what happens or what life looks like, I am being fully provided for and carried along the way. A GREAT book about this ultimate surrender is aptly called “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael Singer. I read it exactly three years ago and it changed me. It’s an amazing story and I highly recommend it.

A poem that came to me in honor of Surrendering:

Relaxed and Retired,
Old roles have Expired.

Nothing to do, No one to be,
I allow the energies now to serve me.

No scripting,
No straining,
No forcing,
No training.

Beyond safety and protection,
I Exist NOW in Perfection.

All at Once I AM naked and FREE,
At PEACE with all things and 
        Invincibly ME. 

We are safe, we are loved, all is well. Happy Monday. Happy February!