After my 30 day self challenge and taking a break from being on the computer so much, I have been searching for some things – what kind of Art Photography do I really want to create.
So much of what I have created and still is in my mind to be created I realize has meaning, a different perspective and some sort of metaphor. It’s a way I get to intertwine my love for creativity, photography, art, quantum physics and more of the truth of who we really are.
I love to challenge myself to learn and grow and now that I am finally stepping more into the creative person I’ve always been, but have held it back for one day, the downloads of things I want to create is inspiring and a tad overwhelming as it’s coming in fast. lol
I also realize that I love a little diversity, not just in art, photography but also life.
I’ve been getting this urge to paint lately, so I took out what paint supplies I have with me from Canada and started playing, which btw I suck at. I couldn’t figure out why I was having this urge and then I discovered some Impressionist Photography and was blown away. I’ve tried in many years ago, but now it seemed different – painting with my camera – so very cool!
I share that with you as a little nudge in your life of do you follow the energy of what is being given to you, even if it doesn’t make sense at the time or do you dismiss it?
Sometimes it leads us to some great things that we could have never ‘thought’ about with our limited thinking.
Our mind is our computer that only knows how to regurgitate what it already knows.
It’s been almost two years since the end of a narcissistic relationship and I can honestly say it was probably one of the best gifts ever given to me because it started me on the path of truly Awakening!!
When we truly aren’t on the right path, or going in the right direction or not paying attention our Soul will step in to really get our attention and that is usually through something that can be painful – so we either dig in to do the work to heal and wake up more or we go into victim mode.
I had to be honest with myself – I not been paying attention, gave my power away and my Soul stepped in and gave me a wake up call – that is what happens when we least expect it!!
I choose to do the work as I did not want to go through that again.
In the last 2 years I have dug deep within myself, healed old emotional wounds, aka lightened the toxic emotional baggage, cleared old energies no longer needed in my life, forgiven many people who I perceived did something wrong, released unhealthy ways of thinking and being, expanded and raised my awareness therefore consciousness!!
It truly was a gift in disguise for me.
It’s still an on going process!!
When I first started the healing process I was hurt, confused, and rattled I will be honest. Yet I have been looked after and supported during this whole process of unraveling more of me and my truth and letting go of my untruths and many many programs. Plus I have some amazing friends who held space for me during some rough moments!! ( you know who you are!! :))
I took the opportunity to really dive in and look at why I attracted this or better yet why I created it because we’re creating everything in our lives – nothing just happens or is outside of ourselves.
I had to dive in and look at the energies of that relationship, me and my truth as to how it ended and what came out of it.
Manipulation, deception and cheating were the themes.
WTF was I vibrating energetically? Who was I really being? Where was I not being honest in my life and in myself? Who was I lying to? Who was I manipulating?
Lots of questions lead to lots of introspection as I was asleep to the truth of me!
And yes there were many amazing moments and growth in that relationship that I am also thank full for – it was how it came to an end that more was revealed!
I realize that it was me to me by not choosing me, by not being me, by trying to fit in and be liked by everyone (seriously like wth eh?? :). By wearing personas or masks of pretending everything was okay or I was this or that yet being so disconnected from within and that was the energy being played out in my reality.
When we choose to go within and do the work that’s when magic and miracles start happening!! That is when awareness grows and therefore consciousness. Yes it’s an on going daily thing.
It hasn’t always been easy in the last 2 years and I’ve reached plateaus, coasted for a while and then turned around and did more deep-diving as I call it.
It’s always always been worth it taking me to a new level one of more awareness, one of more calmness, more joy, more self love, forgiveness and even non-judgements.
And remembering – remembering more of who I am in this human exploration and what brings me true joy while being here.
That is the start and the journey of the Soul Awakening and remembering who one truly is and to choose you! None of it comes from ego or programs being run.
We really are much more than the human we pretend to be!!
Self – Soul – Source – higher vibrations of pure Love.
The Soul speaks to you through the heart as it only knows Love – real, pure Love.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams: who looks inside awakes.
– Carl Jung
Since I have started a series on Whispers from Your Soul – I thought I better do a post on Soul – and it ain’t no getting down and dancing or southern food 🙂
Our Soul is the immortal part of us.
The higher vibration of us.
Connecting with your soul is essentially discovering your true inner being. With that, you are able to align with your purpose, do what you love to do and spend your time in the energy of joy and love.
Your soul is always there for you to connect with, you don’t need to reach a certain stage of enlightenment or spend hours meditating – your soul is always there waiting to connect more.
We start Awakening with those whispers, urgings, promptings &heart opening feelings we get.
I share it like this – we are Consciousness – part of the One (Creator, Source, Divine, Infinite Awareness etc) that wanted to have an experience. We as individuated vibrations of an unique frequency of the One came through to planet earth while putting on a human body suit, stepping through the veil of amnesia to the illusion of separation to have an experience in this game called life.
When we return as consciousness – what will matter the most of this experience here?
How much were you able to give and be love and therefore also be able to receive love.
Refuse to Self Abandon – Be You – Authentic, Curious, Real & Truth
To take off that veil and see through the illusion.
Kind of like Neo in the Matrix 🙂
We were not meant to live this experience in vibrations of stress, anger, judgments, fear, poverty or isolation. Yes they are experiences yet not being chosen consciously, when one is not connected to their Soul.
Soul connection is living from your heart not your head.
Think, Feel, Speak, Eat, Touch all from Vibrations of Love, Joy, Bliss & Gratitude (aka Orgasmic Living & Being) – your Soul knows higher vibrations very well and the more we are in those vibrations, the easier it is to connect with, be guided by and communicate with your Soul.
Your Soul Knows – its’ Ok to let go of Control and Let Them Lead – that is when the magic Happens!!!
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“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” —
– William Blake
‘Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your Soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, love that truth and everything else will come.”
– Ellen DeGeneres
I have been a health advocate for years – was into health products in my 20’s and eating healthy yet I also swung to the other end and had an eating disorder and of course in my 20’s worked int eh service industry so partied too much……..from one extreme to the other!!
I was doing green drinks more than 15 years ago, became a Raw Food Chef 10 years ago, into Superfoods for at least 7 years and I don’t say that to brag but to say I truly believe in eating ’real’ foods. I also stopped my eating disorder from the physical side.
I have done, used, tried, learned about many alternative healing modalities and became a practitioner of some. My kids got the benefits of me needing to practice on people – they were younger and loved it – mostly hot stone massage.
I share that as it’s truly been part of my life – ask anyone who knows me personally or spends time with me.
Eat Real Foods
A couple of years ago I started feeling like I needed to move beyond food as the focus – was promoting Superfoods and recipes etc I knew there was more, Energy, The matrix, etc was calling me. Since that time I dove into Human Design, Akashic Records (again), Emotion Code, Yoga, some Breath work, Karma Clearing, DNA Activation, Consciousness, The Matrix and more.
Got training thinking I would be doing some of those – so used to taking care of others, yet the more layers and healing I peeled back of myself more of the truth came clearer.
The more I learn about energy it’s incredible and fascinating
Even the energy of food – once you realize, learn or understand it you won’t eat much if any process chemical laden foods or foods from animals that have been abused – you just won’t!!
So why am I sharing all of this?
As you may know the past 18 months or so I’ve been doing much of my own healing and deep inner work – so much so that once I understood some of my programs, beliefs, perceptions I have had to eliminate people, foods, certain things from my life that were not in alignment – anyone or anything that does not stand in truth, integrity, love, honesty I’ve let go of or walked away.
I am grateful for the times we spent, things we did or happened and being showed what I don’t desire or who I am not.
Once you understand energy – Everything IS Energy and everything is a frequency and when you are doing the inner work things and people can become misaligned – we try to hang on yet there is no resonance now.
As in being the health / superfoods promoter – I will always share as it’s my lifestyle easily but it’s not my focus or my truth as why I am here.
Peeling off the personas and masks down to the truth – my truth – the truth of who I am – those are the whispers from our soul – if we choose to hear or listen.
Yet the head, ego or buying into someone else’s limiting beliefs that you can’t do that or you won’t make money or blah blah blah keeps one stuck or not moving in the direction of their dreams, their truth, that was the case for me.
No one else knows your truth but you and unfortunately many of us decided to have amnesia or put on masks.
It’s time to take it off. The energy of the earth is shifting to help each of us – who are willing to do the inner work and remember – it is time and safe to step into our truth and the world needs you!
There IS Always Beauty to be Seen
Even since I was a young teenager I wanted to be a Photographer. I even went to school for that and was going to head off to the big city to do it. Just one winter in Banff to ski first once I finished school then I would go. Then it became – well ok maybe next year and next year never came.
Now I did work at the Banff Center as the assistant Photographer and did do my first show in Banff yet I always found an excuse to put my camera down as I bought into programs and didn’t feel like I was good enough.
Big Fat Fucking Lies
Finally, I have taken off the mask and am ready to step forward and claim myself as an Art Photographer – so much so that I am putting it out here. I even potentially have booked my first show for later this year.
Because I am changing so is my Photography – it will be heading in a new direction – more focus, creative, artistic and different – can’t wait to share.
I already have several projects and collaborations to work on and I am feeling the excitement and exhilaration of it all.
So, I ask you – are you living your truth?
If time and money were not an issue what would you truly be doing? How would you spend your time? Who would you be? It’s that thing you love doing and if you never made a penny doing it you would still do it.
It’s not too late.
We are energetic beings – we are energy which is electrical, which creates a current which translate into currency.
Many of us have been programmed that we have to work hard, or at jobs we don’t like or……..for currency.
Its time for a radical shift – the energy is supporting us all who want to step into our truth!!
I hope you do!!
Time Doesn’t Stand Still – Only Broken Old Cars Do – Today is the Day
“Shine your light on Love & Truth and your Soul will grow!”
– A. D. Williams
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Chances are if you are reading this and you live anywhere in North America you haven’t heard of Uranta…….yet!!
If you know me or have been following me then you know what I put in and on my body in all forms is important – healthy!
So…….what is Uranta? (if you are shopping from the USA – you can switch that to reflect in the upper right hand corner)
Uranta – Different backs on many tops
Uranta is beautiful clothing – made out of natural fibres, comfortable, beautifully designed with amazing owners. Since finding Uranta I practically live in the clothes!!
The prices are awesome BUT the best part is this co helps employ single moms and people in the community – which desperately needs it. Also, as I mentioned in an earlier post Uranta started the drumming project for Gr’s 1 – 8 at one school and are hoping to branch out to several more schools – so 7% of every sale goes to this project – BIG Win Win!!
I am so usd to being on the other side of the camera lol
You can order directly through this link – yes it’s affiliate and if you want to become an affiliate and carry these great clothes in your Yoga studio, spa, healing clinic, store or out of you home in North America you can do that now!!
You can find out how they are helping the environment here.
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Don’t you know yet? It’s your light that lights the world!!
Don’t let negativity and darkness dissolve your light!
Each time your embrace the truth of who you are, you bring a little more light into the world!
The Soul has no secret that the behaviour does not reveal.
– Lao Tzu
Things that Keep us Locked Up
IN this game called life we have been fed many lies, for instance that our genes play a role in disease, weight etc but in fact they only play 1% of that role – the rest is environment. In other words our genes adapt. They are liquid crystals – anyone who loves crystals knows the properties of them – so in our bodies our genes our liquid crystals – totally programmable – so what are you programming them with?? They also affect our DNA – can’t wait to share more on that – mind blowing but fun!
Chemicals from foods and vaccines? Negative or low vibing emotions like stress, dread, judgments (of self and others) or fear etc, drugs,tv and news, little to no body movement, little to no connection with nature or sunshine…………I could go on
Do Yoga or some kind of Body Movement – Photo Credit Sandra Wagman
Eating real foods – that aren’t processed or full of chemicals, use more natural forms of healing like homeopathy, herbs, essential oils etc, live in emotions of much Gratitude, Love, Joy and Bliss as you are truly on your path and connected with your Soul and Source, walk, do Yoga or hike, bike etc, spend time in nature either walking, hiking or growing a garden as some examples and walk barefoot in nature – one of the best ways to ground ourselves – at least an hour – my excuse for walking the beach when I am near one!! 🙂
When we go back to the basics in all areas of our lives and spend some time breathing, quieting the mind or meditating (so little to no tv) laughing lots, hugging loved ones and having such an attitude of Gratitude for all in your life – we actually do bring in more light – it’s the truth of who we are.
We did not come down here to get hard lessons – we came down here to each remember who we are and to truly step into our own divinity and creatively express who we truly be at a Soul level – and play like it was recess most of the time……..seriously…….who wrote the rules telling us it had to be hard, stressed, enslaved, full of chemicals so that when you could retire then you could have fun???
You Aren’t Here to BE Like Everyone Else
Honour Life and it will honour you with more life – that is keeping things real – food, thoughts (anything not coming from Love is a BFFL) emotions (same as thoughts) and living your truth – that is how you can shine more light into the world.
Your Heart and Soul are the truth – are you able to hear them? Are you ready to step into the Light – your Light?
BE YOU – No Matter How it Looks to Others!!
If you are stressed, lost, confused, angry, not feeling well or healthy, or doing what you need to to pay the bills ( trust me I know all of these) then you have lost the connection………it’s never too late or too hard to re-connect!!
YOU deserve it – after all it is YOUR life!!
Much Love and Gratitde
Great place to start is 21 Days Food and You – this is a great start for anyone to start uncovering what has been covering up their light!!
When someone is putting you down, leaves you feeling like you can’t do anything right, makes you feel worthless or bad about yourself, doubting yourself or who you are being – just know you’ve done nothing wrong.
Know that that isn’t love – it’s emotional abuse.
Whether from someone or even yourself.
Don’t buy into the bull shit.
Self talk and Self Love are taking your life and living to a higher vibrational way of living and being!