Saturday, 28 July 2012

restorative yoga practice

Weekend Wonder is here

Oh I am so going to art this weekend! i found i had a tough week the meditation challenge and yoga was great and physically and emotionally i think i managed fine...I was sooo overwhelmed by work and not being able to meet deadlines unless i worked an 11 hour day and then took work home! but i was not going to i BREATHED AND GOT SOME PERSPECTIVE.........that was good the only side effect of not doing a perfect job with things is the thoughts of my inner critic but the Tiny Buddah's words around tackling the inner critic soothed and reiterated what i'd given myself permission to do! Am now about to complete todays meditation and do a little yoga before starting my day.......have a walk planned with K yay and am gonna one spread to finish and one to start for soulistry.

Monday, 23 July 2012

mermaids mermaids mermaids....

These were my projects this morning ...have moved on with them tonight and will post photos when I think they're just about complete..........

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Completing my Mermaids for Mystical Makings

Mystical Makings Mermaid projects are just about complete ...but i'm kinda hooked on mermaid painting and am going to sit with that for a while.I've my two mica mermaid faces to complete with mica flakes and then the two boxes with Tam inspired mermaids for the course.I've small box I also wish to paint a rather 'whispy mermaid' on and then I've promised myself I am done!photo's are coming...........

Friday, 20 July 2012

Tarot of Transformation

Before I started my meditation day 5 and my yoga I needed to encourage a little insight todaaaaay....I've a busy head and love using this tarot deck to get some clarity when i feel like this...these cards drawn this morning did just that ....gave me some reassurance about the emotions and feelings I'm having ( permission to stop over analysing it and simply feel it in bearable quantities)and enabled me to see that simply feeling them and art journalling them out would be a good idea...alongside that the insight that the swords cards offered enabled me to see beyond that.....a bigger picture of what is needed the space the sacred time to simply be is a ritualistically quiet day and the joy and peace of mind that will come once these emotions are out and moved through (via one of my expressive 'vehicles'of course)not rocket science I know but to the busy emotional head full of thoughts jostling for attention light relief!.....yay for going deep and rolling with it thank you universe...............
now for meditation day 6 with Chopra Centre xxxxxx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Glorious Day off................

Up at 10.00... peace throughout the house... my cat softly rubbing around my legs and a cup of tea outside in my back garden with the warm sun radiating a calm energy, warmth and love from the universe toward me ...yep little ole me..... Thankyou Universe.Oh so full of gratitude for my precious life, my slow down time and very physically able body again today....after that difficult day yesterday ...I can hardly keep the gratitude inside it and i want to pop a little expression of it here....... I read this on the Abraham Hicks site and it resonated with me today...I didn't want to post it to facebook i wanted to pop it here and gently send the vibe out there...meditations day 4 today from the chopra centre challenge...... 'The idea of “success,” for most people, revolves around money or the acquisition of property or other possessions, but we consider a state of joy as the greatest achievement of success. And while the attainment of money and wonderful possessions certainly can enhance your state of joy, the achievement of a good-feeling physical body is by far the greatest factor for maintaining a continuing state of joy and Well-Being. And so, there are few things of greater value than the achievement of a good-feeling body.' --- Abraham Excerpted from the book "Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness"

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

3rd Day of chopra centre meditation challenge

“I forgive; I release; I let go of anything and anyone that keeps me from my highest good.” satchitananda...i am pure existence....i am consciouness xxxxxxxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Intention Monday

Yoga set this morning devoted to bending and setting intention. I will continue to be kind to my body by drinking at least two bottles H20 plus 'herby' teas etc,have warm food at lunch time,and take a lunch break.I will complete my paperwork into the car before and in between contacts preventing distractions from interfering with my completing my work. I will leave work between 5.00 - 5.30. I will 'bend' in the case of harsh,critical or provocative words, I will see the funny side and indulge my sense of humour...I will laugh at least once a day!!I will continue with my goal of integrating yoga and intentive practice each morning,eat breakfast take my medis on time,I will see the herbalist tomorrow and work toward discontinuing these tinctures.I will make an appointment to have a medical check at the surgery, I will book ashtanga for Thursday..... I will look forward to Thurs as my day off.

Gratitude Sunday

The sun is shining the wind is blowing , the garden is lush because of the rain....and my 'sweet peas are flowering and bending ...and yep symbolising the 'bending' I too need to do to get through the daily interactions of life. I let my ritual of gratitude Sundays and intention Mondays slip for 2 weeks and have to say although i've focused on my yoga at home a little feels like a core stable part of me is missing! so my goal this week is to start to combine the yoga and my gratitude and intention.So today some sun salutions and a bit of vinyassa flow devoted to all i am grateful for.... Thank you Universe for the opportunities to learn and evolve this last week , Thankyou for my wonderful Chel n Mel..thank you for my sweet patient mum, thankyou for the health screening and prompt,almost serendipitous treatment of my bumps n lumps,thankyou for the celebrations around chella's birthday (i love you so much Chel i was truly blessed when you stepped into my life 23 years ago), thank you for the friendships and the reciprocal respect, love and help, thank you for my work colleagues who'm i respect as individuals and am grateful to for all the diverse challenges we have overcome thank you for the new colleague who radiates calm and healing energy, thank you for the new manager that listened to me and allowed me to work the hours I could manage to work without being poorly, thank you for the honesty shown when my car was damaged,thankyou for the energy to work a little harder for this past week and the awareness that this will need to be addressed to maintain balance in my life, thank you for the courage and calm to get by and for Sheila's valuable guidance in evolving..........GRATITUDE, NAMASTE.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Mica Mermaids

I'm soooo pleased with these two they are still not complete but i've been creating them for a few weeks alongside my workshop arting for 'mythical makings' I'm practising finding my way with 'eyes' and the shading of faces on canvas ...I'm also loving playing with Mica flakes they're like little flakes of magic...will be giving my mermaids names and playing a little more still finishing my tattoed and folk mermaid for Tam's workshop...painting on wood has been a different experience so look forward to posting them tomorrow...

Friday, 6 July 2012

Mucha Inspired Angel

I took my time over exploring this as a mixed media piece... I enjoyed taking some of my favourite aspects of Mucha's art and trying to use them here.I loved painting the angel and little girl and the background was a piece in it's own right, although is hidden under the angel now.I like what i have created and the process was lovely... a quiet and gentle almost angelic experience!.Its my third week of looking and adding bits to it and it has quietened my mind and led me to reflect ..... that my arting tends to be spontaneous and in the flow with attention in the moment.