I was in my own Psyche’s journey
on my way to find love.
There was a lock dangling from my heart,
and I must find the key.
I must open and release the lock
and set my heart free.
But how do I open such a lock
that is read and rusted with age?
I step back a bit and see a door
behind which lives a sage.
What caused that door to close so tight
how did the lock get there?
I will follow all the clues
that stand between myself and grace.
To be continued…
My Art is prophetic, even to me. I can go back to an image I did years ago and if will finally share its meaning with me. This is a poem about following the clues.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs
I love this quote. There are so many distractions that keep us from creating the reality we desire. It’s all just noise. Your connection to you Inner being in co-creation with your source is all that matters.
Staying focused and ignoring the distractions is the mastery. Your heart will show you the way.
This is a painting from my archives. The title is Focus
Inside all of us is Hope.
Inside all of us is Fear.
Inside all of us is Adventure.
Inside all of us is… A Wild Thing.
— Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
We all have wildness in us, that’s our nature.
Wild does not mean out of control. It means you are in touch with your beautiful, authentic, dancing with abandon, dreaming, magical, creative, life loving self. We each have that within us.
We are attracted to the forest, the mountains, the ocean and the wilderness because it helps us remember who we are.
Are you in touch with your wild nature or have you forgotten?
Here are a few versions of my wild side.
I am doing this series all of February for Heart Month.
From Chapter 36. Kitty Purrs from Resilient Heart
“My cats BJ and Charlie and I are very connected, and they are natural born healers. I got BJ from a client when he was a baby. Charlie came a few years later from the Humane Society. They have always known what to do and where to sit on me when I have been sick. Ever since the first heart attack they have taken turns sitting on my chest purring. I call it purr healing. They are so cute when they crawl up on me and lay down on my chest. They cross their paws over my heart and purr loudly. I didn’t realize there was a reason for this until I read an article about cat purring and your health.
The soothing sounds of a kitty can aid your body in many way. Cats are able to heal because their purrs are a medically therapeutic frequency that fluctuates between 20-140 Hz. Scientists and sound healers have known for many years that vibrations at specific levels or frequencies cause healing changes in the body. Some of the things that cat purrs can do are:
Lower your stress levels
Lower blood pressure
Reduce the risk of heart attack
Heal infections, swelling and muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Imagine how helpful this would be after you have a heart attack…”
“No one told me about Lipoprotein (a). That’s right, I had never heard of it until it became an issue for me. If I would have known sooner, I could have taken steps to do something before I had the first heart attack. Elevated Lipoprotein (a) is a high-risk factor for heart attack and stroke, yet they don’t test for it, talk about it or treat it in the US because there is not a pharmaceutical drug to treat it. It has been a known risk factor in the US since 1997. That is 21 years of neglect as far as I am concerned. To get tested in the US you must find either a Naturopathic Doctor or Functional Medicine Doctor who can send it to an independent lab for testing.”
(From chapter 44 in Resilient Heart. )
This is a ticking time bomb for heart attack and an estimated 63 million people have it and don’t know. I was lucky to have survived 3 heart attacks because I discovered I had this issue on my own and learned how to treat it naturally.
It is tested using a simple blood test that should be standard practice like it is in Europe.
Resilient Heart book available at Mystickcreekpublishing
Hope on over to My Wild Creativity at Etsy
I just added a new section of prints from my watercolors that I will add more to as I go.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes really was the one who brought the Wild Woman back to life again through her writing.
in Women Who Runs With The Wolves she says, “ The Wild Woman carries the bundles for healing; she carries everything a woman needs to be and know. She carries the medicine for all things. She carries stories and dreams and words and songs and signs and symbols. She is both vehicle and destination.”
Somehow we have forgotten for if we remembered we would let go of competing with one another. We would stop judging our sisters and we would embrace our feminine beauty and expression. It still happens that when a woman shines her light and shares her authentic self other women find fault and turn away from her.
The Dali Lama says that Western women will save the world, yet that won’t happen if we can come together in support and understanding. If we can’t find compassion for having survived the experience of being woman at this time in history.
Women need to find and explore their wild nature again.
Estes says, “When we lose touch with the instinctive psyche, we live in a semi-destroyed state and images and powers that are natural to the feminine are not allowed full development. When a woman is cut away from her basic source. She is sanitized, and her instincts and natural life cycles are lost, subsumed by the culture, or by the intellect or the ego- one’s own or those that belong to others”.
Finding your wild nature is an inside job. It is about reaching past our false sense of identity as a woman. The identity given to us by our culture. We are no longer teenage girls vying for the attention from the current heart throb. There is no need for judgment, jealously, or competition. Every woman has something unique to offer the world. Finding and embracing your wild nature is the beginning.
A curious thing happened to me last night that got me thinking about manifestation.I have had similar experiences before.
When I was getting ready to go to sleep I was listening to music. My phone kept sending me messages that people where liking things on my Etsy site. I thought , “Yay, I am getting momentum!” A couple more notifications came and I actually said out loud to my cats, “Wouldn’t it be fun to hear a ‘Cha ching’”, the sound you hear when someone makes a purchase. It was a matter of seconds and I hear “ChaChing!” Someone had made a purchase.
It got me curious. My sense of playfulness and lack of attachment caused the instant manifestation. How could I make it that easy with the other things that I want to manifest. Ah, to be in that place of the child, where life is a playground, where I am just a curious, playful kid exploring, with no attachments and things that I want just pop into my reality.
I think these small manifestations show us that we can manifest the bigger things if we get into that same space. That is what alignment is, right?