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The Classical Seven-Course Labyrinth on Silk

I’ve been painting some more bright, silky labyrinths and wanted to share the results with you. The one in these images is the classical seven-course labyrinth, which is constructed from 7 concentric circles around the centre point. There’s an amazingly simple geometry behind this design which I may share with you in another post. It was fun to learn how to draw one free-hand although I did use a template to create these silky images. A labyrinth is not the … Continue reading

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Chakra Silk Paintings on a Snowy Sunday Afternoon

It’s a very snowy April afternoon, and it also happens to be a Sunday. So I thought – what better way to spend it than to start posting the recent photos I took of my chakra (energy centre) silk paintings. I’m going to share some of the photos of the process of creating them so you can see how they came about. And I will be sharing some information about the chakras in some posts to come. Watch this space. … Continue reading

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Watching the Day Coming to a Close

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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Spiritual Surrender – Being on Track

Recently life has made a huge turnaround. I’m feeling more and more a real sense of surrender. Suddenly I no longer have the need to run after things and get them done. There is a great sense of harmony and yet excitement and anticipation underlying every moment. I know deep down that I am being led forward, step by step and all I need to do is respond with joy and passion. As I step into place, I feel my … Continue reading

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Taking my Silks out of the Silk Steamer

The whole process of painting on silk is an amazing meditation but there’s always a really magical moment when I lift the package with my silks out of the steamer after they’ve been hanging in there for 3 hours. I roll them up beforehand in paper around a long pole and suspend that in a long horizontal metal steamer with water in the bottom.  Then I set the thermostat and  let them cook for 3 hours in their beauty sauna. … Continue reading

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Staying in the Present Moment

How much of your day do you spend not present with yourself? Today I was inspired to bring focus to the power inherent in being in the now instead of lost in either the past or future. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PprsD78fo8E This is the main focus of my life and I know when I slow down and bring my whole awareness to the present with every cell of my being, I tap into something so huge, so empowering. And nothing else matters. Nothing … Continue reading

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Do You Think You Can Selectively Close Your Heart?

It was quite amazing for me when I first realised the implications of closing myself down in any way to another person. I used to happily think that I could be kind and loving to those people it felt safe and supportive to be with and yet spurn those who were challenging me in any way. I thought it was okay to just pick and choose who I shared my love and acceptance with. But when the realisation trickled into … Continue reading

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How to Find Inner Peace in Your Heart

If you’re at all like most people on this planet, there will be times where you feel that you’ve lost all connection and can’t see your way ahead with clarity. And when we lose that clarity, our mind is taking over, clouding our vision and creating the illusion that it has power over us. But when you stop to still the chatter and bring your awareness to your heart, it is there that you make the discovery that all is … Continue reading

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Meeting Spirit to Spirit – Edie O’Reilly Shares the Benefits of Ayurveda

A few years ago I had the great pleasure of meeting Ayurvedic specialist Edie O’Reilly in Dublin. I  was in need of some support and wisdom for my health and so began a journey of delving into the Ayurvedic teachings regarding food and body treatments. I have Edie here to give you some understanding of what her work is all about – Hi Edie, thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your work. You describe yourself as … Continue reading

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Meeting Your Fears Face to Face

I’d like to invite you to watch this video in its entirety. I love Gangaji’s presence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsaTXtfrbnI I watched this video a few days ago and was hugely inspired by Gangaji’s words. She spoke of things that deeply resonated with me. The recognition that I’m running from something I can’t escape from because it is an aspect of myself. And always holding the intention to tell the truth. Giving up the illusion is so freeing. Are you willing to look … Continue reading

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