Living Truth with Heart– through silk, voice and art

My name is Fiona Stolze – welcome to my site. I created this space to share with you my writings on all the topics that are near and dear to me. As you can see, living what is true is a top value and I have reached a point in my life where I know that it serves no purpose to compromise and make up stories when I know the truth of what is deep within me. It amazed me … Continue reading

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The Blossoming of Newness

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Spring is blossoming and I’m enjoying noticing how things are gradually changing in my life. Newness is creeping in from all corners, subtly, but definitely there. The things that are opening up for me are changing. My thoughts are becoming different. And I’m ready to step into things I was closed to before, seeing that there never was an obstacle… The challenges are still there in abundance but I really have this sea of calm within that I can rest … Continue reading

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Another Beautiful Sunset – Life’s Happening While I’m at my Computer

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Oh my! Just about half an hour ago I happened to look up from my computer screen and saw a beautiful sky. I leapt to my feet and grabbed the camera. This is what I saw. Sunsets are so amazing. The colours, akin to silk painting and watercolour technique, look as if someone had picked some incredible shades from their palette and spread them with a large, soft brush across the sky. I slowly went back to what I had … Continue reading

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The Truth, the Raw Truth and Nothing but the Truth

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A few years ago I went off on a weekend workshop where I was to be taken past my perceived physical limits in a gruelling bootcamp and embrace a new diet, the raw food lifestyle. I shared my journey on video and in blog posts and began to see how I had been creating one myth after another through my life. Releasing my attachment to cooked food blasted so many of my old belief systems sky high  and let me … Continue reading

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Magic in the Setting Sun

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There’s just something magical about the setting sun. I wrote recently in a post about that moment when the last firey rays light up the horizon. But when I stepped outside a couple of days ago to photograph the setting sun again, something quite extraordinary happened. I pointed the camera in the direction of the sun and just as I took the photo, there was a sudden flash as the light momentarily blinded me. I had a feeling that the … Continue reading

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Watching the Day Coming to a Close

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I was scurrying around, seeing to many small jobs and generally tidying up and creating space. We moved house not so long ago and we spend a portion of each day, seeing to things that really need seeing to. There’s still a lot to tend to. And I was just thinking about how much we had actually shifted. How much we had cleared out to make space for what was to stay. I was walking down the path to the … Continue reading

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Getting Up Again After We Fall

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I was thinking about how easy it is to fall. In a spiritual sense. Saying how things are and then tripping over the next hidden obstacle without any warning. I see so clearly how important it is to have my thoughts, words and actions in alignment with the Deepest within. And yet sometimes there’s a loud crash and I’ve fallen face first into the next quagmire. But I can see the full reflection the moment it happens. It’s that moment … Continue reading

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Meet Kathleen Miller and ‘Harbor Moon’: Minimalistic Abstract in Oils

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I’d love you to meet artist Kathleen Miller from Rockport, MA who creates vibrant, colourful artwork using oils, brushes and her palette knife. For just under two years now she has been running a gallery together with her partner in Rockport where they often exhibit work by other local artists. I recently put out the call on my Facebook Page for artists who paint with oils, acrylics, watercolours – anything but silk, to submit their favourite painting to me and … Continue reading

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Synthesis – the Coming Together of All the Parts

Sitting here as the night comes on, I felt the urge to draw a card and share it with you. This is what came: SYNTHESIS. You can almost hear the clicking as all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle suddenly start to fit together in the most unexpected ways. You’ve lost the box with the picture on it and have to just start fitting the pieces together, allowing the design to emerge. It feels right now. You know it’s right. … Continue reading

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The Sands of Time were Eroded by the River of Constant Change

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I was 16 and was lying in bed  listening to Steve Wright’s Radio Forth late night show. He unexpectedly played a piece I hadn’t heard before by a group called Genesis. Within seconds I sat up and was attentive. This was so different from anything I had ever heard before. A piece called ‘Firth of Fifth’ ( a nice synchronicity with the Firth of Forth where I lived) from their album ‘Selling England by the Pound’. It went so deep. … Continue reading

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Getting a Spiritual Hair Cut

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It struck me as quite funny how surrendering to divine will can be a bit like getting a hair cut. You suddenly have a flash of inspiration and decide to have a really radical haircut, so different from what you currently have, it’s like night and day. But then the mind kicks in and you end up only having an inch or two snipped. After a short while you realise that more needs to go and so off you go … Continue reading

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