Tag Archives: Change

Art Blog: Dandelions

Dandelions low res

Some people get addicted to people, to drama, to situations, to drugs, to certain types of foods. When we try to break that addiction, we realize how difficult it is. Some give up and go back to living the same old life. Some dig deep down and find courage within. We understand consciously how hard it will be to let go, and we accept the ‘temporary’ hardship, knowing that on the other side, something new awaits us.

Letting go is for the courageous. Sticking to the path takes even more courage. Accepting that you have an addiction and that you want to change it, evolve from it … that in itself is a huge step. It’s very similar to the life of a dandelion.

Although dandelions sometimes are classified as weeds, their lives symbolize rebirth of something new. The wind blows, and their spores disperse and land far away, somewhere new, where they prosper and grow. Having the courage to allow the winds of change to blow through your life as you let go of your addiction, you land up somewhere completely new, different, unexplored. And yet it is here that you bloom, prosper and grow.

I created this artwork using oil paints on paper.

The original artwork & high resolution digital downloads of the artwork are available on Etsy.

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Art Blog: I AM … Chris

Karmic Loop low resI AM … Chris.

This is one of my original signature series of abstract portraits that I am working on.  Usually created in a deep meditative state, with headphones on … just connected to my soul.

I was listening to Tamra Oviatt’s sacred activation Releasing Karmic Loop when I started working on this portrait. And it made me think …  I have friends who go through phases where they look back and think ‘OMG why am I attracting the same nasty boss over and over again? Why do I keep attracting an upgraded version of my ex boyfriend/ girlfriend? Why is this loop of uncertainty, this loop of loss and sorrow never ending?’ Lots and lots of loops and hoops to jump through. Sounds complicated. But is it?

The choice to break this karmic ‘loop’ lies within you. It’s not about blaming the world around us or even blaming yourself. It’s not about thinking ‘oh my God Karma has it in for me’. It is literally about you owning yourself, owning the ground where you stand, and committing to yourself that ‘this’ has got to change. And when you take the first small step towards the change, towards you, then everything starts to release, everything starts to move in your life.

Chris is all about taking that first step towards change, towards releasing that stuck stagnant energy within you. Towards owning the authentic YOU you truly be. Chris is all about letting go of the old, letting go of patterns, letting go of guilt and shame. He is all about breaking through the shackles and lies we have been told about Karma. Chris is all about embracing change, and knowing deep within you lies  power to change.

I used charcoal to create this abstract portrait on paper.

The original artwork & high resolution digital downloads of the artwork are available on Etsy.

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Life Without Limits

Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic

If you are not a reader, and if you were told you have to read just ONE book, this would be THE BOOK.

Just the video inspires you, and yet humbles you.

Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs. His family, especially his parents, loved him unconditionally. The book is his story, how he had to deal with his disabilities emotionally and physically growing up. It is brutally honest, and you can feel his despair. But as the book progresses, you see this extraordinary man embrace God, have faith in God’s plan for him, and how he transforms his life into living happily and independently. There are some funny moments in the book which simply bring tears to your eyes (my favorite moment was when he stuffed himself into the baggage carrier on top of the airline seats as a prank!)

Here we are, with hands and legs, and we grumble through life. There are days nothing anyone does or anything around us makes us happy. We forget how blessed we are. We forget how it is up to us to make a choice to be happy – no matter what!

“To wish for change will change nothing. To make the decision to take action right now will change everything!”

His book offers practical day to day advice for building a life of fulfillment and happiness by accepting what you cannot change, and embracing what you can change. And that’s what Nick did. Instead of letting his disability bring him down, he embraced it, and went on to conquer one goal after another – learning how to swim to learning how to surf! Yes surf! Now that’s incredible.

I remember reading his chapter on learning how to swim and thought to myself – dammit Leena you are scared to swim why?? And I ended up enrolling into classes to learn how to swim. I figured if he can do it, so can I! Screw living in fear! 🙂

Go ahead and invest in this book. I promise you – you will start to live your life with happiness once you realize that it is your imperfections that make you the Unique You that you truly are!

“I found happiness when I realized that as imperfect as I may be, I am the perfect Nick Vujicic. I am God’s creation, designed according to his perfect plan for me.”

Rating: 10/10