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Art Blog: Sam’s Ganesha

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A friend of mine has always been attracted to the energy of Ganesha. She wanted a contemporary Ganesha for her home based on one of my earlier works.

I had a completely different look in my mind when I started creating this Ganesha. I visualized the colors to be subtle and softer. As I kept working, I was messaging her the work in progress. But her 9 year old daughter Sam wanted something different!

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She told me how and which colors she wanted, and where on the canvas she wanted them. She described the intensity of the colors. As I kept listening and visualizing her input, I realised the gift kids have to better what we do – if we only listened and took their opinions into our lives, rather than thinking ‘we know better!’. I loved her inputs because I promise you this painting looks so vibrant because of her honest thoughts and feedback. It has her fun energy, her little visualizations.

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As parents and adults, we should keep an open mind to what these little amazing souls tell us, what they bring to our attention. Their minds are free of restructions, their dreams know no limits, their talents are incredible. Please lets not box them into what we believe, lets give them the wings and freedom to be who they are truly meant to be!

Thank you Sam 🙂 this your Ganesha. May He shower your life with lots of love, luck and happiness xxx

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Meditation Video: How to meditate with your kids

This is a really easy guide through on how to start teaching your kids how to meditate, as demonstrated by Gabrielle Bernstein.

Meditation honestly brings a lot of clarity, and enables the child to see clearly through their daily confusions, peer pressures etc and simply makes them so joyful. It grounds them, and opens up their creativity portals. It gives them a serene inner confidence and the ability to really become aware.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama once said, ”If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

Brilliant! How does it get even more amazing than this?

Why do dogs leave earth first?

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A child’s innocence and wisdom never ceases to amaze me. I seriously believe that today’s kids are evolved masters born to teach us how to love ourselves. They can so easily decipher problems, find simple straight solutions, be bluntly honest, and they have no qualms being themselves. It’s not about impressing anyone, trying to get into the “good books” or thinking “Oh what will xyz think of me?”. Nothing! They are all about being true to themselves and loving themselves unconditionally -“This is ME.” 🙂