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Butterflies and Lilacs

“Through a Butterfly’s Eyes” 

Ruh-Roh Raggie…  Not everything has to be totally abstracted out I’ve discovered.  How about a little realism/abstract combo action.  This image was just my first attempt, so it’s not a finished product or anything. I thought I’d share the very first one so that months later I can see how far I’ve progressed..

Man, I tell ya, that gimp is a fascinating tool.  As I learn more and more (all completely by accident) about the wonderful things gimp can do, I see endless possibilities.  Or maybe it’s just the drugs I’ve been on for the last few days for an incessant migraine, I dunno! Not that I like the drugs, I hate the drugs, they make me tired and I know my aura is filled with black clouds because of them.  Nothing can really be done about a brain injury though, so I just need to feel grateful that I don’t get seizures which were also a possibility when the brain injury occurred.

I don’t know if it’s the migraine, the creative burst I’m having out in the studio, all the eclipses and solstice energy or the disturbing discovery that some people lack integrity and will steal my images and words, but I’ve been strangely mute for the past week or so.  I’m still feeling pretty mute, but thought I’d stop in and say hi.

It just occurred to me that I’m also gearing up for some throat chakra work so that could have something to do with it too. Much of the imagery I’m creating right now is in blues with some purples thrown in which is a good indication that I’m moving up into the higher chakras.

I really want to put a chakra guide page at the top of this blog, but being mute doesn’t seem to be conducive to writing.  I did manage to get a “What is Reiki” page up, so that’s something at least.  If only I could multi-task like my sister who can do a million things at once and do them well!  I’m not like that.  Working out in the studio takes away my interest in writing and words (and cleaning and reading and everything for that matter!). .  The creative process for me doesn’t include words.  My brain thinks in terms of imagery, shapes, colors and patterns.  I like fantasy land better than literal words so I might be there for awhile.

Well I’m already talked out……

Later!

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

The Violet Flame

The Violet Flame” by Primal Painter

This is my latest Energy Art print entitled “The Violet Flame“. The violet flame is also called the flame of transmutation, freedom and forgiveness.. I really  like this one,  but then I say that about almost every new print I come up with.  This one came about after I saw the Dalai Lama last week and he was talking about forgiveness. 
Forgiveness…..sounds so easy but for me is so hard.  I thought to myself  “What the…? Why, why is it so freakin’ hard to forgive those mean people and circumstances that are ancient history but the scenario continues to play out in my brain?”  Can anyone relate to this or is this just something I do?  
Mostly what I’m having problems with are scenarios where I see myself as having been victimized in some way. I can say the words “I forgive you”…..nuthin’……I can cut the energetic cords to the people and situations involved…..nuthin’……I can put a shield around myself so those cords don’t re-attach….nuthin’… 
I was driving to Fayetteville the other day, and here comes some re-runs that trigger a flare of anger.  I decided to thank the Universe for having me live through these scenes of victimization, acknowledged that I still feel the anger, and envisioned the image above, “The Violet Flame“,  as taking in that anger and burning it up, transforming it into forgiveness and compassion.
Within two seconds of envisioning the Violet Flame,  I let out a howl of emotional pain. Vague flashes of faces and feelings were going through my mind.  I had to pull off the road and had a full-on meltdown of crying, whining and sobbing, strange noises that I can’t even describe… good grief, you’d think I was being tortured.  Then it was over….gone.  That night, I had a dream that I was in a pleasant social situation with a few of the  people who had hurt me in the past.  Interesting….
This release didn’t cover everyone, unfortunately, but at least it’s a start.  Also, I can clearly see that what’s under the anger and resentment is pain.  I suppose now I have to keep doing it until all of it’s gone. Gah….always some kind of uncomfortable internal work to do….
I notice that the place I feel the constriction and blockage in my body is in my throat and neck.  My throat chakra might be more damaged than I’d thought.  It’s probably an ongoing thing that goes way back, but I wonder if it has something to do with when I was attacked and raped. The fat end of a glass bottle was rammed down my throat, and I couldn’t scream.  Strangely, I couldn’t scream even before the bottle was down my throat. It was like a nightmare….And I haven’t really told the whole story, it’s like a deep shameful secret.
I wonder if I need to tell that story.  I just don’t know if this blogging situation is the appropriate venue for it.  I hate to think that something I’ve written has caused anyone to feel down or to feel sorry for me or anything of a negative nature. I’d rather make people smile and this story is very disturbing, yet it’s also a story of survival and a slow motion journey to healing. I don’t know, what do you think?
For some good news, Pixie Campbell, a fab Etsy artist and writer included “The Violet Flame” in her blog post the other day. I was stoked! Check it out:  http://pixiecampbell.typepad.com/pink_coyote/2011/05/terra-incognita.html  Within 24 hours of posting The Violet Flame in my Etsy Shop,  I sold two prints, so that was super cool!  Sometimes an image just resonates…
It’s not raining today (yet).  It’s like living in a rain forest around here lately! I love rain forests, but oh how I miss my beloved sun and all the damage it does to my skin!

Have a good one!

Laurie