Finding personal balance.

I have to be honest and say the past few weeks have been challenging, I have found it difficult to find my balance, I seem to be either entirely optimistic and full of faith or collapsed inside of a fearful moment. I have felt true emotional exhaustion and questioned my own faith in a benevolent society but I have also felt elation and connection more profoundly than ever before.
I am so grateful for the clarity the process of painting provides me, as it is there I draw the fuel for balance-daily. 

There is definitely a shift occurring for all of humanity.
The times I have felt fear are the times I know I have been resistant to change. Deep down I believe that all is well on our planet despite the atrocities still playing out in our growth curve, I know the Universe conspires in our favor.
There is a saying that 'history repeats itself' and although it is often true, it is not steadfast or necessary that it does so.
In fact with true growth it doesn't. When we know better, we do better. 

We have reached a point in time where some patterns have come up for review and seem to be highlighted for our attention, this is not so we feel condemned to repeat the past but to awaken the knowledge that we truly create our reality with our expectation and contrast has helped discern our preferences.
That is why balance is so important now, we have a chance to create an entirely new paradigm. Where we focus our attention we add energy. Focus more on the outcome you desire rather than the problems you may perceive. 

 There is always a silver lining to be found in contrast.

There is always a silver lining to be found in contrast.

It truly helps if you turn off the television and spend more time in nature and time spent creating something with joy can fill your soul with the energy needed to stay positive in those moments you feel the wobble.

I saw a wonderful movie recently called 'Arrival', it suggests time is cyclical, which is a belief I have subscribed to for some time, but time is also subject to consciousness.
We directly affect the future with our thoughts and our thoughts are changing.
They are more inclusive and oriented in community than ever before, this is changing the outcome of the cycle we may have been destined to repeat without this growth in consciousness. Just like ripples on a pond, thought waves affect reality. 

 Earth tones- Tiny Talisman

Earth tones- Tiny Talisman

Sometimes the best thing you can do for others is take stock of your self love and care.  
Our outer world reflects our inner, so if you want to see change in the world, you need to find that change inside of yourself first.
The first order of the day is to find energetic sovereignty. You are the master of how you feel about anything.
It takes some getting used to because we are trained from birth to look for guidance outside of ourselves, starting with our parents, but true guidance comes from within, from your direct connection with source.
We are often so busy we don't have the space to connect with our inner self. Making time to do something you love in quietude affords you a place to connect. Some people find this in meditation or exercise, I find it in painting.
Spend some time working out where that place is provided in your life. There is much on offer when you find it.

My hope with the R-evol-u-tion project is that in making Tiny Talisman people would take a few moments out of their busy schedule to create and in doing so, may find more connection with themselves.
It is not lost on me that in taking this time to create something to gift to another, one is gifted with oneself. We are living in a powerful era, what happens next is up to you.