Thursday, 6 November 2008

beauty is all around us


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this image came to me in my morning meditation today. it's simple but speaks volumes. so many people go through life with blinders on. they never really SEE the vast beauty that surrounds them because they are so caught up in their own little worlds. they miss the bigger picture.



this chapter talks of clearing more clutter and recognising that we can hold attachments to material possessions which can cause us to lose sight of the divine. some of our possessions can drain our energy because we hang onto them for all the wrong reasons. clearing clutter helps your home become a refuge for your soul. i used to hold attachments to material possessions but not anymore. i do hold a strong attachment to family photo albums and family videos but that's really about it. i was in a position years ago where i had to start from scratch with nothing so i suppose that time made me realise just how little i need, on a materialistic level, to be happy and content.

i did okay with the clutter questionaire in soul coaching today because, for the most part, i do keep the house tidy but my garage/studio is definitely a problem area for me. i wonder if this is why i can often feel blocked when it comes to my art and creativity? earlier this week, i cleared, cleaned and organised a wardrobe shelf in my bedroom. yesterday, i cleared clutter from all the shelves in the wardrobe, and today, i got stuck into clearing off my art tables in the studio and doing a bit of organising. i refreshed all the water jars for rinsing my paint brushes and i refreshed all my wet palettes with the promise of art to come. fresh, invigorating energy is filling my life and IT FEELS GREAT!

addition - i have bags and boxes of items ready to go to the charity. i even listed, as a giveaway, a collection of magazines on freecycle and I already have someone picking them up in a week. YAY!


  1. Cleaning and give aways! It made me smile. I also did a give away this week (books that I don't need anymore).

  2. YaY! It's so great to purge! It's like losing 20 pounds in a day! (Wish I could do that! haha)

    I love your art! It's lens perspective frames while the contents open into beauty.

    It's so true. I have been the person who looked but did not see; or the person who saw too much. It's a skill to breathe and a experience. :)

  3. This is such a cool image- like a tree with a peacock tail. And the sentiment is very true. I believe it was Stuart Wilde who wrote an article once about taking the time to notice the trees and tell them how beautiful they are.

    Clutter and home organization has always been a challenge for me. I'm a lot better than I was years ago. Flylady really helped me; I know it sounds odd but I had no idea how to keep a home organized even on the most basic level. It was something that was never modeled for me growing up.

    Good for you with the purging of stuff. It sure does feel great doesn't it?


  4. you sound a little like me - my home is fairly tidy so there is not alot to declutter.. but walking around today I found a few more things that I just do not need...

    your day also sounds like mine - a fantastic day!

  5. Serena:

    My emails are coming back to me that I am sending you. Can you email me your email address again?


  6. Excellent! You are doing so great Serena and it is fascinating that the one problem area you have, has to do with your own special creative space. Letting go of what isn't divine makes space for the divine. I can feel the shift in energy and awareness here, way to go!

  7. Serena
    I am loving your art.
    What a relief it is to let go of clutter.
    More breathing room!

  8. Wow, you had to start from scratch with nothing!? I can feel your fresh and happy personality in your writing. Lovely picture, lovely post!

  9. Serena, I can imagine your studio becoming full of fresh energy...think of what you will create now! I would love to have the time and ability to need an art studio. That idea in itself is like fresh energy to me. :)

  10. When I saw your art today I imagined it imprinted on a CD and wondered what music it would hold.

    Yay to clearing your art space and making it ready for you!

  11. Serena!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love your art and I hope you're having a great day! Good luck with the Soul Coaching!

  12. Love your art today! It's beauty lies in it's simplicity. You have beautiful handwriting...I'm always envious of beautiful handwriting! Thanks for sharing.

  13. That's such a happy little image. I love all the eyes. Did I mention I like to use eyes alot in my work? Clutter...ugh. It's seems to be the story of my life. And it's not like I don't let go of it. It just keeps coming back. Must find out what's behind this tendency.

    Thanks for your compliments and feedback. Oh, by the way...on the vinyls I prep them with matte medium. I would love to leave the backgrounds as is but I don't like to work with sprays and can't think of any other way to glue things down and then do a finish coat without matting up the sheen. So I just matte it up from the get go.

  14. beautiful artwork - so fitting really!!
    working on your personal art space will allow more positive energy to flow creatively for you - how absolutely awesome!!!

  15. i can feel the great energy in your post!! woohoo!

  16. A great illustration again today Serena...You are a decluttering dynamo! LOl :)

  17. Thank you once again for taking time to read my posts and leave comments. I am so encouraged on my journey with all your wonderful support.

    Serena Pia - Thanks for answering my question about the vinyl LP prep. I wasn't sure if you had basecoated them black or not. :)

  18. You are doing a great job, Serena. I've been thinking a lot about you and your journey. Can you hear my silent cheer from across the ocean? :)

    I always believe beauty is everywhere. The most beautiful one is the one that is not obvious.


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