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"Forgiveness"- The Heart Chakra




Finally I finished my heart chakra painting entitled “Forgiveness“.  I’m no Speedy Gonzales, that’s for sure, but I’m glad it’s done.  The timing has to be right for clearing and healing, so I just have to be patient and trust the process.  
I had a hard time with the photos because the center is a bright pearl white that dominates the camera exposure. If I expose it so the center is white, the rest of the colors are off.  I may need to work on the editing some more.  I swear, it seems like there are times when I spend as much time on the photography, photo editing, and descriptions as I do on the creation of the piece itself.  I don’t enjoy all of that technical crapola, it’s too much like work!  I only like doing the fun stuff…is that wrong? lol
I did a couple of necklaces, too, but I’m starting to think that I don’t want to focus much on those anymore, although  I’ve sold two.  The photography and the editing for those are really time consuming and the final price just doesn’t justify the amount of work.  
Pretty, though.. The metallic paper used for the print really catches the light, but again, super hard to photograph!  This one is smaller in diameter than my other pendants, I like it better smaller and the chains are cool but a pain in the ass when I CAN’T SEE!!! Gah!  When will I just get over it and get glasses?  NEVER!!!!!!  (Geeze, who was that yelling in a rebelliously childish way. Was that me? lol)
I’m starting to get back to where I started, but with a twist…..three dimensional wall sculptures but using my energy art prints as the focal point.  I might even use the necklace concept and incorporate those shapes into the wall sculpture rather than using them just as necklaces. 
I love making the energy art prints, though, I mean really LOVE it, so I won’t stop doing those. So…much…fun!!!  As with everything else in my world, though, I have to be in the right zone to do them or it becomes frustrating. 
It’s actually fairly easy to see when the timing is right for just about any endeavor.  Does it make me go “Wheeeee!” or does it make me go “ugggggghhhhhhh”.  Pretty simple really.  The trick is paying enough attention to recognize the energy levels and emotional/physical responses and having the self discipline to stop and do something else.  I’m getting better but I still have a rebellious streak that kicks my ass. I used to get a thrilling buzz when I was rebellious, now about half the time it’s more like a jarring, malfunctioning “gonna burst into flames” ooogley kind of feeling. I’m growing up, oh noooooooo!
The heart chakra issues were intense, to say the least.   I did several energy art prints to help me get through it, though.  I believe  working on the prints really made the process easier than the previous chakra paintings where I got blindsided with hardcore issues and didn’t utilize any extra tools.  Those prints, I tell ya, there’s something in those prints……
Well I’m out to the studio today.  I got poison ivy between my fingers and it’s slowly starting to pop up in all kinds of unfortunate places on my body.  I don’t even know where in my yard I picked it up, so I could get into it again!  Gah! Nothing’s worse than poison ivy between your fingers! (well, maybe there are a couple of other places that are worse, but I won’t get into that…)
Have an awesome day!
Laurie
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Welcome to the Jungle


I’ve been into some serious blues, purples, and turquoise lately.  I can’t help it, it just happens.   “The Clearing” is focused  on transitioning from the heart chakra to the blues of the throat chakra  with maybe even some of the purple sixth chakra showing up. Things are on the move!

My heart chakra painting should be finished in the next few days, assuming the timing is right. I had to let it breathe for awhile, not to mention letting myself adjust to the clearing that took place.  This  energy art print is my way of paving the way for the fifth chakra painting, the throat.

Daily Channeled MessageĀ® by Dyan Garris 

There is a somewhat softer edge to this day as closure and resolution seem to be right around the corner. As the energies begin to shift now and we can begin to have hope for the future, Spirit asks us to examine a few things. Who or what is your source? Who or what have you been giving your power away to and why? If you’ve been waiting for a situation to change, waiting and wondering why someone isn’t doing or hasn’t done something differently, or wondering why someone has the attitudes and point of view that they do, wonder no longer. Focus your energy instead on your own center, your own power, and your own source. Everything is a reflection and you are in there somewhere. Peer inside the darkness and find your light. Reclaim your power. 

The Mirror Card


The Mirror 

“When you look into this mirror 

The reflection is not of you 

This window is here to help you see

Far beyond yourself it’s true.” 





That’s a cool message I thought, and one that I should examine (Great….another message to examine..gah!)




As I’m sitting here, Bobo, my crazy little jack russel terrier is racing madly around the house, bouncing off the furniture for a little extra speed and momentum.  He stops every few seconds, tries to speak in Human, and then he’s off again.  Lol, dogs are so funny.   Bobo is especially entertaining with an equal amount of “highly annoying” thrown in which he follows up with “super sweet”.   His voice…good Gawd!   So LOUD……and Brain Piercing.


Bobo, such a cute, sweet, smart, annoying little guy! I wuv him. 



A couple of months ago, Bobo (affectionately known as Bobo McBratz)  was racing around the house like Speedy Gonzales and Penny, our roommate Jeremiahs’ very overweight hulk of a black lab  (affectionately known as  Penny McPhatz),  decided to get in on the chase.


Penny McPhatz, she’s obsessed with food…and lasers   



They were racing around the house at top speed (well, Penny lumbered…the house shook ) with Bobo going up and over all the furniture, easily evading the Incredible Bulk.    Penny decided to cut him off at the pass as he was going over the top of the couch that separates the living room from the dining room.  She jumped on the couch  and somehow launched her walrus like body over the back,  and they collided in mid air.   Bobo richoceted off Penny like he was shot out of a cannon! lol He went flying through the air backwards and bounced off the cedar chest.   lololol 


Oh my gosh, that was so funny, and he was so mad!  I was sitting in the recliner laughing at this turn of events, so Bobo  jumped into my lap and proceeded to cuss Penny up one side and down the other.  I’ve never heard so many different sounds coming out of that little dog’s mouth before and I’ve heard a lot of sounds as he tries to speak in Human (he’s very smart and on occasion gets pretty close).  What a tirade!  So Penny has to tell her side of the story and  sits right at my feet, looks me directly in the face and says “Grrrrr woof…….grrrr woof”.  


Then Bobo looked at me and loudly said “arrarrrarr, rrrrr, yip yip, grrr ow ow ow whine whine squeal arararrrrr ow ow ow” with his voice hitting a range of octaves that were mind boggling even for him.   I couldn’t help but  laugh, and while Bobo typically enjoys making me laugh, in this case it just made him madder and escalated his tirade. heheee   Poor wittle Bobo….


Here are the rest of our dogs….



Ellie Bear, better known as The White Devil.

She’s my daughter Andi’s dog that apparently is now my dog seeing as how it’s been almost 3 MONTHS since I agreed to babysit her for supposedly a WEEK.  She’s getting better behaved or so I tell myself.  She’s super smart and does tricks like a circus dog, most notably a very entertaining “Ninja Roll” (but only if there are high quality treats involved like meat.  Dog biscuits, crackers….those are a no go).



Chance, my Bubby Dog

He’s the oldest, the most obedient, the most loyal and protective and always has a smile on his face. 


Patches, better known as Patches McPhartz

She’s the sweetest, most sensitive and gentlest of our dogs. She always knows when I feel bad and tries to give me some lovin’.  This picture was taken in the Great Blizzard of 2011.

Needless to say, sometimes it’s a madhouse around here, a madhouse sitting in the middle of an increasingly unruly jungle. I wouldn’t trade it though, I love my crazy jungle.

I know Memorial Day is about war veterans, but it’s also a day that I choose to honor the memory of my mom, my dad, my aunts (especially Aunt Gladys), uncles, and grandparents.


Have a great one everybody!


Laurie

Heart Chakra Challenges


Angel Heart” by Primal Painter

I’m super excited to have been featured on one of my very favorite blogs of all time  Dreams of Fae!  Taylor Lynn is an amazing young girl, an excellent writer, a fantastic photographer with a great eye, a thinker, a protector of the environment, an animal lover, an avid reader, she’s just got it all!  Her blog is definitely a must follow.  And while you’re at it, check out her personal blog Perfectly Sensible Nonsense which is just as awesome as her business blog .  To see her photography skills at work, check out her Etsy Shop The Forest Faery.  Thanks Tay, I’m honored that you thought of me!

I created this Energy Art Angel (above) a few days ago in response to the issues I’ve been having with my heart chakra painting.  (What? Issues with the heart chakra? Surely not…..)   Gah!  That’s right, mucho crapola has been tied up in the ole’ heart chakra.  

It’s just as I expected, and as hard as it is,  I’m grateful to have the opportunity to clear out some of these issues.  This angel is infused with the movement and colors of several chakras  with the flow of energy going up and out, passing through the crown and transforming  into light and forgiveness.  The area around the heart is dark, but the light is illuminating the pain and 
the anger, bringing them out of the shadows. 


There’s some interesting symbolism in this image, for example, the shape way above the angels head is in the shape of a shield (a light source is at the base). Do you see it?  I thought it was interesting that a way of protecting the heart is in the saying “Shield’s up.”  There are others, too, but somehow my posts always get sooooo loooonnnnggggggg….



My heart chakra painting started out good, it was really pretty actually.  Then I took a break, looked at it a few days later and thought “Wow, this isn’t real, this is how I want to be, but it’s certainly not how I am“.  So I set my intention to paint my heart chakra as it is now.  So now it’s  muddy, dark, messy, and  ugly…..and then the issues arose.  I guess it takes being authentic and honest to get to the root of things and bring about true healing.  I sure wish I could just fake my way through things, but I’ve tried that….over and over…. and it doesn’t work!

I stumbled across the following message somewhere, can’t remember where.  I really need to work on paying attention! Anyway, I thought it was a good message:



Daily Channeled MessageĀ® by Dyan Garris 

Sometimes all we can see is what is directly in front of us. In our inability to see the bigger picture, to see the potential that is around the bend, we sabotage ourselves. And sometimes our expectation and attachment to the way things are “supposed” to look when we get around that bend is what sets us up for disappointment. When you can move along the path knowing that whatever shows up along the way and whatever things look like when you get to the clearing, they are all in perfect order, no matter what you believed was “supposed” to happen, then you have just freed yourself. Today’s energy asks that we try to see both the forest AND the trees and KNOW that the rest will come. 


The Clearing Card 

The Clearing 
“The clearing you have come to here
May be a place of rest
Patience then is needed now
Before you can resume the quest.” 






Well, the sun is actually out today, it’s a miracle!  We actually had three more inches of rain in the last two days on top of the 18″ we’d had over the past week!  Everything’s so green and bright….wheee!!!


I’m about done with all this seriousness…I think the next post should be frivolous and fun!




I’m off!  Have a great one!


Laurie





Full Moon/Spring Equinox Energy Art

“Full Moon/Spring Equinox 2011”

The image above is my tripped out energy art version of last night’s full moon infused with the energy and colors of today’s spring equinox.   In an effort to understand my feelings of weirdness for the last couple of days, I discovered an interesting article from the website celestial vision.  The couple who maintain this website are actually from my little town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Eureka is full of spiritually minded people and is also situated on an energy vortex which seems to attract an abundance of artists, musicians, writers, colorful characters and overall weirdness.
The following is an excerpt from that article:
Rare Cosmic Cocktail Opens Portals for Spiritual Seers By DL Zeta

A unique blend of cosmic alignments over the next few days opens a
portal into new potentials fed by deep streams of renewed creativity and
inspiration. This is truly a portal of new beginnings and powerful
manifestations.

Tonight’s (Friday) full moon is closer to the earth than at any time since 1993.
This full moon in Virgo coincides with the spring equinox, which lasts
three days from March 19-21. The spring equinox marks a time of year
when day and night are of equal length, helping us achieve greater balance.

Add to this mix a rare alignment of the Sun and Uranus at the equinox
point of zero degrees Aries. This alignment holds the potential to open
energetic portals for inspiration, creativity, new insights and visions.
It marks a time to listen to deep streams within and work with
intentions powerfully aligned with our spiritual purpose for the highest
good of all.

As we work with our highest intentions, we are able to align with others
on the inner planes to anchor a new time in human consciousness. This
weekend’s cosmic alignments will greatly facilitate these efforts.

We Stand at the Threshold of an Unimaginable Future

This is an important moment in time when energies are crystallizing in a
future that is at times difficult to imagine within our present
timeframe. The best way to navigate this time and utilize the
opportunities it offers is to go within your heart and reside in place
of peace, love, and allowing. As you exist in harmony with the flow of
your natural rhythms, you exist in harmony with all the universe.

Standing Strong as Old Structures Crumble

During this time of accelerating earth changes and troubling events
playing out on the world’s stage, it is more important than ever to open
to the wisdom and guidance of our higher knowing. As old structures and
forms crumble to make way for the new time on planet Earth, we are able
to stand strong in love and compassion by staying connected through a
telepathic connection to our higher self.

We offer here some steps to strengthening spiritual telepathy. As we
develop a telepathic connection with our higher self, we become
spiritual seers able to reach beyond ourselves into the heart of love no
matter what comes before us. This ability to remain centered in love and
compassion is the source of true healing.

Click HERE to read the whole article which includes her recommended steps for spiritual strengthening.

Now I know there are some who might think this is a bunch of woo woo, and that’s cool, but I’m one of those woo woo girls who resonates with this information.  There are things in this universe that are hard to understand with the logical mind, but when the logical mind is bypassed, the intuitive mind can kick in and that’s when things start to flow.

The full moon image I created this morning was done in preparation for my fourth chakra painting.  I think the fact that this astrological event is occurring at this point in time is very synchronistic.  Ironically, today is also my 50th birthday which despite being just a number, feels like a turning point of some kind.  I believe that all of this is very relevant to not just the healing of my extremely damaged heart chakra, but is also setting the stage for the next phase of my life. 

Wow, that’s some deep sh*t…

Happy Spring Equinox!

Laurie