As you may have already guessed, I love Art! I love the concept of it, the process of it, the mystery of it and I especially love the magical moments that reveal themselves to me when I truly let go and create with wild abandon. Art offers me a sanctuary to be present, get quiet and return home. It also helps me move through times of sadness or grief.
There have been moments these past few years where I have wondered if my weary heart can take anymore. There have been equal amounts of success, joy, happiness & heartbreak. I feel like I have been tested over and over again- my beliefs, my level of trust, my faith in the dreams I hold, my faith in people, my concepts of what family is, of what success is, what this life it is all about… At times my mind has been left spinning. There has been SO much love and SO much loss.
What keeps me grounded and continuing forward on this incredible journey are a few things; my beautiful daughter (love her to the moon & back), my amazing father (my rock), my wonderful friendships (totally blessed), sitting by the sea (peace restored in seconds), exercise (my great release), my spiritual beliefs (thank you Universe, Oprah & Hay House!!) & of course the joy of creating art (totally hooked)
I once read a quote about how the height of our happiness is in direct proportion to the depth of our sadness. I’ve thought about this on and off over the years. For some reason it makes me relax and sink into the knowing that everything will be ok. In the depths of my sadness I have felt the murmurings of my hopeful heart advising me gently that this too will soon pass- the sun will come out and shine again, the moon will rise & the tides will turn. Change and growth is inevitable.
“Your heart & my heart are very, very old friends.”
I saw this quote by Hafiz recently & it touched me deeply. It sums up so many of the beautiful connections I have had in my life, where no matter how long I have known that person, it feels like I have known them for lifetimes.
Sometimes people come into our lives to shake things up, to bring us joy & to help us see things from a fresh perspective. People we meet can be great catalysts for change & growth. Everyone we meet has a lesson to teach us- even the troublemakers!
One aspect I adore about creating & sharing art is the powerful way it draws kindred spirits together. I have a whole wonderful network of people around me that touch my heart daily both in person & though channels such as Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest . Together we share our triumphs, vulnerabilities & reflections on life. It is funny to think that by a simple hashtag we can connect with people from all over the world with a common interest whether it be #art #love or #gratitude.
The kindred spirits I have encountered on my journey so far often have a twinkle in their eye. Words are not necessarily needed. Laughter is close by. Support is mutual and unconditional. The sense of belonging evoked from such people is priceless. It is from these friendships that we gather our strength and head out into the world on our individual missions. These are also the people we come back to, to touch base with & debrief on our experiences.
I have noticed the word “tribe” being used a lot over the past few years to denote the coming together of people with similar heartfelt intentions & visions. I love this concept! We are often born into families that whilst there is much love it may feel as if they don’t ‘get us’ on a Soul level. It is up to us to recognise and seek out people who do. Connection & a sense of belonging is paramount to being a happy, healthy & successful human being.
When our heart connects with another I feel this has the power to heal the world.
Underneath it all we are all the same, seeking similar things- to love, to be loved, to be happy, to share with others & to live a purpose filled life. If this resonates with you & you are looking for your tribe, come & connect with me you will be sure to meet some like minded, kindred spirits!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,
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