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Wholeness in the face of circumstances

We are bigger than our circumstances. Resilience is what makes us stay the course and break through when most have given up. What keeps the athlete get back up up and finish the race. The grits to believe in betterment and solutions. Faith in being bigger than any circumstance. Resilience is the difference between breaking

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The things we take for granted

The things we take for granted… As the first month of this year unfolded, and it seemed with great velocity, I found myself faced with a few unexpected challenges, one being a brutal cold that put me in bed with fever, for several days, weak as a kitten… I am very rarely sick and this

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Self-Compassion to heal the world

Dear one, on your transformational journey to a happier and more fulfilling life, you are surely practicing compassion to bestow more benevolence onto our world… Compassion permits harmonious co-existence in extreme diversity; by being non-judgemental and wishing peace and wellness to everyone, we create a safe and sacred space for all, and we bring more

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Forgiveness: A personal, emotional unshackling

Forgiveness is a struggle for most of usForgiveness is the inner work triggering in us the most resistance though it is the most powerful healing tool we have at our fingertips at any time.So why do we resist so much the emotional release, the liberation that true forgiveness can bring us? Because there is a

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Ode to the day

A new day, untouched, to savor and co-create!Every morning I wake up with the same joyful anticipation one has just before a long awaited event, like Christmas morning or a departure for an exotic vacation… Here is a brand new day ahead, untouched, a precious package of 24 hours for me to unwrap, to infold,

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True self, power and vulnerability

Recognition: we long to belong.Being validated by and belonging to a human group has been recognized as an essential need in all human beings.We crave appreciation. Acceptance and valuation in the eyes of others. It is a very deep need. Fulfillment of which is a vital factor for harmonious development… Risky businessBecause of this crucial

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Self-empowerment and responsibility

There is tremendous power in taking entire responsibility for our lives and the results we get. Unfortunately, when we grew up believing that Lady Luck is calling the shots and that Life is something happening randomly to us, the concept of complete responsibility can ruffle our feathers a bit.Some people occasionally get angry and react

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Knowing What You Don't Know

Growing as an artist involves knowing what we don’t know

There is a lot of preconceived notions about artists; a major one is: Artists are not business people. Most of the time with the exception of a few, artists are not interested in the business part of their craft and that is widely and deeply supported by the popular notion above. Self verifying concept… We

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Why crisis is good news

Crisis is a mistaken giftWhen crisis enters our life we tend to cringe and fight and resist rather than understand what it really means and how we will benefit from it.It is human nature to be afraid of anything that upsets our current equilibrium, and when crisis knocks at our door we are most likely

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Be Unstoppable

The only way to get somewhere is to move toward it.This is not an earth shattering statement is it? But then, if we don’t apply its simple truth, we stay stuck.Tomorrow will be at best like today. And then again. And again.Our goal will be like a speck on the horizon, not getting any closer.In

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The Gift

Years ago, I used to feel slightly irked when people told me what a “gift” I had.      When told about my gift it felt like thousands of hours of work, spent honing my skills, were being dismissed, replaced in people’s mind by a magic and effortless delivery of which I was the lucky beneficiary. But

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The stories we live by

When we let ourselves follow the conventional trend and believe we are randomly subjected to outer circumstances, we tend to focus on, talk about and live from these circumstances.We have a story to tell and it is usually a story where events are out of our reach for the most part and where we feel

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Unmitigated Grateful Receiving

The end of 2016 for all people living by this calendar, represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one.Of course Life keeps on doing what Life does… regardless of calendars.But symbolic markers are good opportunities to take stock, to reflect and to ponder.Who have we been and how did we

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About daring to take an odd commissioned work…

What to do if you are an artist or a free-lance professional in any case, and a potential client comes to you asking for an odd job? Something related to what you do generally, but not quite in your usual range,not in your comfort zone ? I had this happen about a year ago when

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Inner Peace is a Practice

It has been said that peace of mind is to be sought more than gold itself for it is an unsurpassable riches.But being deliberately serene, consistently, in the face of most circumstances, is not part of our culture.In fact, it is considered normal to react and to be very affected by circumstances, on a regular

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The art of shifting

A lot has been said about quantum leaps and Gosh! when they do happen, they are quite miraculous… we love them. Meanwhile in a much quieter way, there is the life transforming effect of shifting.Change can be daunting, even when we wish and long for it.We are paradoxical beings and it is not unusual to

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Peaceful paintings to uplift the world

Many years ago I chose to put my skills as a painter into delivering peaceful imagery to the world. I did not start that way. In my early years I would paint and draw randomly, in as many directions as my pencil would take me. I guess the simple act of drawing was enough, in

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Feng Shui your creative flow

What do Feng Sui and creative flow have in common will you ask ? They are both about energy flow. (As is everything anyway). I have been an independent artist for many years. My quality of life literally depends on my creative flow. So it’s something I watch, nurture and surrender to, on a daily

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Awareness

Hello everyone!The first tool and forever main, in the process of transforming one’s life, is Awareness.Awareness is literally the compass by which one keeps adjusting the trajectory of one’s every step.It gives us specific, reliable knowledge of our current situation and surroundings, of our shifts of emotion and generally of the relationship moment by moment

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Knowing versus doing

By learning new concepts and new tools we acquire knowledge.That means we are able to talk about the matter.We can answer questions.We could even teach basic principles.Yes. That is knowing.After years of learning about the law of attraction, metaphysical principles, energy shifts, vibrational energy and other tools for manifesting one might wonder: “How comes I

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Manifesting Results

It’s funny how when we forget that particular truth, Life itself finds very efficient ways to remind us!If we are practicing Awareness, it helps us put whatever happens in context and use it as feedback, so that when Life sends us a reminder, we do realize that it is only that: a reminder…We do have

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Intention

Intention is the back bone of everything purposeful.Without intention we act on whims, unconscious patterns, outside influences or fleeting desires. Without intention we sail without a rudder and we are the toy of circumstances.Hence the need to be very clear on what is our core Intention in life. It is worth pondering and bringing to

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The Power of I am

The words “I AM” are translated in famous verses from the Torah as “being God’s name”.The Holiness in us, is said to be brought up with those words. Either versed into biblical study or not, we all use the words “I am” and few of us are aware of their power upon our lives, at

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Clarity of Purpose

Clarity of purpose is the booster of our dreams.Without clarity we have only a vague wish, a foggy vision, a distant relationship with our desire.So many levels of our life require that we be clear, it seems fair to say that clarity is, like awareness, a mental attitude to cultivate on a daily basis. Clarity

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