The ‘ But I can’t find people like me!’ Mantra

There are many reasons why we isolate ourselves, but there’s a particular trait of well-meaning, passionate, creative humans who are keen to find their tribe and get on with making the world waaaaay more beautiful, fair and harmonious…

The state of being ‘unable to find people like me’ is a form of rigidity, a mental prayer that emanates into the world… It’s a sign of our having decided inside our self, that we are ‘different’ (perhaps even ‘better than’, or in the least ‘more’ something or other than) those around us: we’ve defined a line, a wall, a void, between us and ‘anyone’ or ‘everyone’, which in essence precludes our connecting with them.

This preclusion of connecting with others is one of the most central issues to our contemporary suffering and unhappiness: it very physically sets us apart and keeps us from reaching out or making the link between us and them.

And the fact that we’ve categorised literally ‘e v e r y o n e’ around us – using whatever genre, political label, ethics field, set of values or non-values, etc, etc – means that we’re working mentally rather than whole-body-mind-spirit-edly.

Our tendency to overuse our ‘logical’ mind, whilst under-using our immense creative symbiosis (with all other humans, life forms, elements and objects on this planet and beyond…) is a conditioned behaviour very much tied into the capitalist, consumerist ‘reality’. We begin with a general idea like ‘I am isolated’, and we build evidence for it and feel into it as it’s a modern theme of our culture.

We eventually amass an overwhelming amount of ‘proof’ that we are ‘unable’ to find friends or confidants, collaborators or even good neighbours, not realising that it’s our own unwillingness to interweave and inter-be, that is making it so. This fits in beautifully to the collective mythology of us being separate individuals in our little box homes, and having literally nothing to do with even those that we live in close proximity to…

Over our lifetime, this atrophies our natural, inherent connectedness – like a bound foot accepting the limitation of the bandages which is preventing us from walking, leaping, running.

In this podcast I talk at length as to why this is all another aspect of our self-imposed smallness; how our connectedness comes through humility, willingness to listen and see and feel, and an unrelenting passion to keep connecting until the other person opens up.

podcast on the ‘But I can’t find people like me!’ mantra

The conditioning of our being ‘different’ and ‘separate’ is one of the most powerful tools in our disempowerment: it keeps us from freeing not only our own immense positive-creative field, but it blocks our working collectively and freeing up the natural force of good that comes from humans working together for a more beautiful world.

Much love to you all!
Clare

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we are infinite being, manifest

The last podcast – and this one – are particularly long. The subject of divine alignment with health-vitality-life-purpose, etc itself is neither complicated nor hard to access… But all that we’ve constructed and/ or accepted between us and our health, is.

So in order to ‘get to’ profound alignment with our amazing inherent dynamic fruitfulness, we’re obliged to dismantle a load of detritus that’s in the way.

Again, this essentially isn’t complicated: it simply requires gentle, methodical commitment to pleasure – a daily tweaking and re-navigating; from our culturally-sanctioned rut of stagnation and stupidity, to our unique path of expansion.

Moving into health and wellness is about questioning and deconstructing everything around us – understanding much more deeply how everything both affects us and is affected by us. It is so easy, because it is a holistic perspective, a natural one – rather than a forced, compartmentalised one.

By definition, it is much more effortful to be separate from ourselves/ the world/ divine flow, than it is to be connected – it’s just that we’re generally more familiar with being detached.

The potent thing is, that every step towards our better alignment, has the whole universe, the whole of nature, the whole of our more beautiful future, behind it. Once we become more familiar with this Flow, it accelerates and gathers miraculous power – and it becomes much clearer the psychosis of our collective disconnection.

The vital, more difficult step is releasing our belief in vibrant health or self-realisation being ‘something’ ‘out’ ‘there’ and hard to find the path to, rather than an integral essence of us that wants so very much to be whole.

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If you are interested in how we can use our everyday to liberate this infinite creative/ healing/ empowering potential that resides in our very body – join me for these online workshops with VAWAA – the first is a 4-session of deepening our deep intuitive and the second is a ‘repeat’ workshop in transforming tension via mark-making specifically for folks not in the USA – Australia, India, Europe, Asia, Africa – I hope to see a new audience there!

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Much love to you all!
Clare

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what’s so fundamentally wrong at the heart of modern medicine?

Hi beautiful people!

I’m extremely inspired after a weekend with old and new friends from different cultures, all talking deeeeply about life, spirituality, health, politics, etc!

Here’s a podcast that I just made, on what’s so fundamentally wrong about modern medicine – and what it takes to step into our divine health sovereignty…

What stops many beautiful humans from focussing on a Real Health path, is that the house-of-cards that is modern medicine is so aggressively uncompromising. We’re literally hounded night and day into believing in a system that is e v e r y w h e r e – it’s genuinely difficult to remove ourselves sufficiently to even think and feel clearly, what is happening in our body-mind-spirit.

Our lifestyles, dictated for the major part by economic concerns, don’t allow us the space to even consider what being well is, never mind supporting us to develop practises for the vibrant health of our whole being.

This means that – by default – modern life is profoundly at odds with our true well-being. The norms, the structures and rhythms, the medical philosophy – all have an element of distortion-of-reality in them, in that they insist that we substitute our real priorities for artificial ones that are absolutely contrary to our actual happiness, fulfilment, healthfulness.

Once we realise this, it’s relatively simple to step into a healthier dynamic, but this does involve stepping completely out of the majority of conventional norms, and taking what might be seen by mainstream as a ‘radical’ path.

Radical of course means ‘of the root’ or ‘rooted’, which is a vital aspect of being a human: being able to ground oneself, and take nutriment from the earth… In these times of increasingly distorted perception and manipulation, it is a sign of good health that more of us are becoming more radical!

In unfolding this incredibly complex and far-reaching subject of health sovereignty, I realised a whole other layer, which I’ll be making a new podcast and/ or video around very soon… In following this inherently flawed approach to vitality and well-being, we blind ourselves – very literally – to what our health should and CAN be… Speak to you again about that!

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IF you are interested in how we can use our everyday to liberate this infinite creative/ healing/ empowering potential that resides in our very body – join me for these online workshops with VAWAA – the first is a 4-session of deepening our deep intuitive and the second is a ‘repeat’ workshop in transforming tension via mark-making specifically for folks not in the USA – Australia, India, Europe, Asia, Africa – I hope to see a new audience there, if the hours have been prohibitive before now.

Much love to you all!
Clare

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what’s OUR part in keeping those folks at the top of the hierarchy?!

Further response to the dialogue around taking gurus and business/ sacred sexuality/ spirituality folks’ off of their thrones that they’re so righteously defending.

See also my earlier podcast around ”So what is it that’s keeping our gurus so blind to their privilege… ?!’

The fact that we feel the need to ask an ‘icon’ to be more open, fairer, more inclusive – is giving them our attention, our vital force, our sovereignty – but as much as they all have to come down off their pedestals, WE have to step out of the lower rungs of the hierarchy, and up to meet them in the horizontal, by understanding our divine sovereignty!

Much love to us all in our beautiful transitioning into symbiosis,
Clare

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So what is it that’s keeping our gurus so blind to their privilege… ?!

There’s a powerful, beautiful ruckus happening in online coaching right now, where some of the big names in the business, spiritual and healing realms are being questioned – coming up with some disturbing responses – and being shot down by their supporters.

So what is it that’s keeping our gurus so blind to their privilege… It’s the same thing that’s keeping us ALL blind to our place of privilege in wherever we are in the hierarchy, so it’s imperative that we ALL look at our behaviour – and change it!

podcast around why all privilege is inherently problematic

Much love to us all in our beautiful transitioning into symbiosis,
Clare

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How Do We Remove Our Self From The Hierarchy?

The idea of the hierarchy as an injustice is becoming the focus of mainstream, and this marks a powerful moment in realisation for our collective conscious: first, that we are all participating in a construct – and then, that we’re all benefiting from the suffering of other people and things (cultures, animals, nature, the planet).

The beauty of this moment is that we’re not just waking up to this inbuilt, this utterly inherent unfairness, but that many, many of us are ready to take action to change it. We’re not just passively observing and lamenting; we’re able to cognise our place in the dynamic that brought this particular aspect of the unfairness into being – and thus to act to lessen the negative impact, and to augment the positive impact (the connectedness, the mutual respect, the symbiosis between us).

As I discuss in this podcast, removing ourselves from a hierarchy, from structures, from privileges that our lives are steeped in, must be done with myriad steps. Moving into a new, alternative way of interbeing requires a different language, a different approach, a different pace and rhythm altogether. We can’t step directly into it, but we very much CAN step methodically out of the compartmentalised, manipulative, separation, fear-tension-pain dynamic that riddles our very being.

podcast on removing our self from the hierarchy

It’s ironically simple, pleasureful, and obvious how to do, as soon as we set the intention: the real hierarchy – the natural hierarchy of our mind-body-spirit – gives us clear directions where to go, how to proceed. We move forwards organically, spontaneously, intuitively, with our intention held in the core of us.

We’re not so much removing our Self from the hierarchy, but aligning our Self with both our own natural hierarchy, and the hierarchy of nature – which for the most part are horizontal and symbiotic, balanced and harmonious.

The concept of a pyramid hierarchical power dynamic is a one-dimensional model: it eliminates responsibility, locks us into long-term knock-on negative effects, like the disastrous consequences for everyone/ everything through the abuse of resources. And eventually it leads to the atrophying of Life itself through our psychotic, egoistic focus on immediate, surface gratification.

The reality of a fluid sharing of power, resources, energy, support – in contrast – opens up unlimited wealth, pleasure, vitality, energy, resources… because it frees our disconnection into connection – the core of what allows harmony to exist and symbiosis to evolve.

If we have one inherent privilege over nature, it’s our ability to work more consciously and collectively…. to build something ever more beautiful, harmonious, meaningful, pleasureful for all.

All we have to do, is to recognise that TRUE power is our ability in the everymoment to navigate towards the more beautiful, harmonious, meaningful, and pleasureful for all – and away from all things that are not this. THAT is our infinite power, individually and collectively.

Clare http://www.claregalloway.com

Much love to us all in our transition,
Clare

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Where Do We Go Now

The fact that we all live in this constructed ‘reality’ that is based almost entirely on the privilege of the wealthy, white owner-of-a-phallus – so much so that even ‘god’ is depicted as a powerful, pale-skinned man – this means we’re all bound into not just speaking exclusively his language but giving our entire energetic resource and attention to his model of ‘the world’.

We’re all invested enormously in the genuine (though naive/ small-minded) collective belief that his power is a real authority, can tell us what to think/ how to feel/ when and where to act: it’s ‘the only option’ in a life of transactions and following-the-rest-of-the-flock, whilst wholly ignoring the effects of our ‘forced’ activities on the rest of Life.

This podcast touches on why our Real power – our sovereign state – is profoundly more potential than the patriarchal construct. We’re beginning to wake up to how our connectedness, our inquiring mind, our need for justice for all, our deepening values and ethics… how this is the true force: a force of nature that organically moves into harmonious symbiosis, rather than being a codependent element in a power-hungry artificial machine.

podcast on Where We Go Now

Much love and blessings,

Clare

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#TheNewNormal – Kim Anami’s challenge

what is #thenewnormal for you?

Inspired by Kim Anami’s recent podcast on #TheNewNormal, and her challenge to name what we actually want our new normal to be… – and to believe in our immense creative potential to actually make it so! – this podcast talks to why this might be THE most positive and blessed time for humanity yet …IF we’re not racing over the cliff edge with the mainstream

podcast on #thenewnormal

Any Qs or responses, please pop them in the comments – share this podcast if you’re inspired – and join in with this challenge!

And join me on Patreon to find out about my art, my visionary work, courses – and the online art workshop that’s taking place tomorrow!

Much love,

Clare xx

Where’s The Divinity In All This?

Hi beautiful human,

Here’s a podcast around our current collective challenges: where’s the divinity in all of this – or, why are we not seeing the solutions right in front of/ inside of us?

It’s just over an hour long, so get comfy, and if you’d like to know more about living in the gift and in divine creative Flow – about Living a more symbiotic and harmonious Life, and supporting the world transition into a more symbiotic and beautiful place for us all…. Join me via the links below, or via my contact page here.

podcast on Where Is The Divine In All Of This?

Also, I’m running a second beautiful on-line workshop on the 24th May through Vacation With An Artist: an hour and a half session, using the primal activities of drawing and painting to access our sovereignty… Find out more here.

Be alive, be informed, be awake!

Much love and blessings to you,

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Now

fruit of the everymoment, painting on canvas, 2017

What’s happening right now has never been so multifaceted, so complicated-but-simple, and so hard to digest through the media. Particularly if we’re looking at the world through the filter of mainstream, it’s possible that we’ve never been exposed to such a dumbed-down, skewed, thin sliver of an aperture into reality… whilst our actual reality is rapidly aligning into symbiosis.

Like all of us, I’ve had blessed time to step back from the drama and the smoke and mirrors of ‘normal life’, to be able to see what I and we are doing – as well as what we can easily do much better.

Though I’ve dipped only occasionally into mainstream media – mostly finding it unbearably lacking in groundedness, wisdom or healthy leadership – I’ve noticed more and more censorship of truth around the whole affair.

drawing, 2010

Voices are rising up, solutions and better ways are being shared, but for the greater part, the multitudes are only hearing a self-fulfilling-prophecy of fear-tension-control… and the inevitable very painful consequences.

Here are two longer-than-usual podcasts bringing together a holistic, personal perspective on our times. It feels vitally important that people like myself – who live outside of mainstream thinking and fear-limitations – are heard in these pivotal moments, so we can collectively keep greater perspective.

Global decisions are now being made about everyone’s future, and if they’re being based on dumbed-down, aggressive approaches to the divine complexity of the human mind-body-spirit in symbiosis with this incredible self-regulating planet we live on… then we’re going to essentially be atrophying out of existence.

podcast on Now part 1
podcast on Now part 2

On the other hand, many of us are awakening to this forewarning we’re being blessed with, and are already steeped in new studies, practises, growing our own food, getting fresher air into our lungs, moving around more, thinking-acting-being more positive and pro-active.

I have faith that we were already moving away from the destructive, competitive, short-term vision, no-consequences-to-our-actions paradigm, and into a more harmonious relationship with all things.

It remains to be seen however, whether mainstream/ power structures can accept and honour our new conscious evolution. It genuinely appears that mainstream is insisting we all get onboard a raft-of-the-medusa, as it’s flung from wave to wave in increasingly dangerous waters… and a good chunk of our population is clinging on there.

self-evolution painting, 2008

Are they going to educate themselves in time, before the raft disintegrates? Are they going to recognise that there are other ways of treating disease, of approaching health, of creating well-being, which are entirely peaceful and non-drama-and-death-inducing?

I feel strongly positively that part of what what has been unfolding is that there has been an increasing collective movement away from the aggressive medical model – into more holistic approaches to our real health. This in itself has brought the unhealthy aspects of the modern medical approach to the surface: fear, control, tension, pain, symptoms downwards-spiralling out of control – as systems try to claw back stability, and immense bodies of profit try desperately to retain their manipulative grip on peoples’ health sovereignty.

But the truth is spreading virally and organically, just as the virus is. There are facts that can’t be hidden – like exosomes, complex RNA strands, and the mind-blowing differences in statistics… the vastly superior results from homeopathic treatment of pandemics.

One day soon, the majority of humans are going to recognise that we live on a profoundly intelligent planet, and that we are an integral part of that profound intelligence; that there are ways to work in symbiosis with the divine holistic forces all around and within us, rather than warring against them, as if they’re something alien and different to us.

Be alive, be informed, be awake!

Much love and blessings to you,

NOTE: I’m running a beautiful on-line workshop this weekend – through Vacation With An Artist – on releasing the fear body: find out more here.

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