We need to talk about sovereignty…

Why is our sovereignty probably the most important and pivotal factor in our present crisis? This podcast inquires into what this moment is teaching us about our power and our responsibility.

As ever, join me on Patreon to get access to the Low Income/ Zero Budget Millionaire course – and creative mentoring around stepping out of the fear-tension-pain and into the pleasure-fulfilment-expansion dynamic; transitioning into a solutions-and-healing focussed, long-long-long-term, holistic, symbiotic worldview.

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WE ARE NOT IN A WAR WITH NATURE!

Here’s my latest podcast, on how we are NOT in a war with nature: if anything, we’re entering a phase of accelerating symbiosis, and it might seem like we can keep fighting against our bodies, combating disease, being in a perpetual struggle versus natural Life – but we can’t.

And this is the moment where we learn that – for some the hard way, but for many of us, in a beautifully synchronising, alchemical shift.

As ever, join me on Patreon to get access to the Low Income/ Zero Budget Millionaire course – and creative mentoring around stepping out of the fear-tension-pain and into the pleasure-fulfilment-expansion dynamic; transitioning into a solutions-and-healing focussed, long-long-long-term, holistic, symbiotic worldview.

I’ll be in touch again soon with more thoughts and solutions around the current world situation…

Blessings and love to you,

What Can We Do About All This FEAR?

These are genuinely unprecedented times: we’ve never been in this state of having us all so aware of the same thing at the same time; absorbed in and by it. So what can we do with all the adrenaline, over-stimulation and projection of negative scenarios and emotions that it’s bringing up for so many of us? Rather than it threatening to drown the world, surely there’s another option?

In this podcast I’ll talk about the fear (the psychological and emotional) aspect of this virus, prompted by Sama Morningstar’s brilliant blog on how disproportionate fear can be rooted in unresolved trauma. I’m adding to this discourse, suggesting that we’re all so accustomed to being in a high-tension state of depressed, atrophied ‘reality’ – that doomsday really is a relatively short step from our everyday.

During this lock-down time, we have the perfect container to allow fears to arise and to transform them. As the air clears of smog and our avalanche lifestyles slow to a gentle, rhythmic drip, our tensions can unfold in a way that was never possible when we were in the usual grind.

Naturally, effortlessly, our thoughts and inquiries can finally fully form, and so be let go of. We can begin, collectively, to make more conscious decisions about how we want to do this thing we’re doing on planet earth. Now we’re slowed down sufficiently, we can be more aware, feel more, get in tune with what needs to be done, rather than being in this perpetual hamster wheel, just because everyone else is… We can be aware of other options, perspectives, realities.

In my understanding and embodied wisdom, we have a clear choice right now: Fear or Freedom.

So much blessed love and beauty to you today,

PS Click here to download a current copy of my art catalogue – and here to see my arthouse for sale website.

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Visit the Living Gift pages on Teachable, to get immediate access to my courses and podcast series.

improving our immune system

This is a blogcast around what we can do to better our immune systems; a holistic view of the current drama unfolding around the corona virus.

This is the first time that human culture is experiencing a wide-spread infectious disease and reacting to it in such a collectively intimate way. Which is powerfully metaphorical, in that our immune system also has a collective intimacy to it: we have a collective well-being, in how we are interconnected and interdependent as families, as communities, and globally.

So what can we do to build a strong foundation of vitality, so as to deal with – not only the virus, should it visit us, but – the multi-levels of challenge that come with lock-downs, quarantining, the extensive fear-based tension and reactivity that is going on around us?

It’s vital that we recognise, fear negatively impacts the immune system – as do myriad other aspects of a ‘normal’ modern life.

Fortunately, this challenging time also brings many riches – if we’re willing to relax into them – starting with this gift of slowing down, stopping, looking deeper, getting a more full perspective.

Now is a rare opportunity to actually take stock; to think about what we’re doing to ourselves, to each other, in the world. This could very possibly bring about a massive awakening of consciousness, as we realise what our individual and collective health (or lack of it) tells us.

For example, many of us are realising that mainstream and conventional medicine don’t have the answers, and in fact might be causing more problems than they’re resolving…

It’s an intense transition to make, from having trusted a particular approach to understanding and treating our bodies, and believing in the structures, institutions and funding streams that support that approach. It takes huge courage and effort to change our collective direction on such a fundamental level.

Our ability to adapt and evolve, to move through the world whilst breathing it in, digesting it, breathing it out… our very ability to survive has a great deal to do with our immunity, which is essentially our very relationship with all things.

The course mentioned in the video is my beautiful Low Budget Millionaire – enrolling now – see more here.

So much blessed love and beauty to you today,

PS Click here to download a current copy of my art catalogue – and here to see my arthouse for sale website.

Join me on Patreon to get access to everything I do and make, as my treasured long-term supporter.

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And visit The School of Real Art on Teachable, to get immediate access to my teachings and podcast collections.

Deep Taproot vs Worldwide-Ticket ‘Freedom’

This podcast came through as a channelled message – from a seed thought about this love-hate struggle I’ve had with trying to become rooted in any one place… The feeling of being torn between long-term stability, and being free to think-be-do what I want, when-how-if I want.

This led me to think: why do we buy into this idea of ‘freedom’ requiring a plane journey and the affluence to book a flight just about anywhere in the world? Supposedly to keep ourselves inspired about life, stimulated and refreshed, far away from our ‘boring’ normal life … But how can this be so ‘good’ for us, when it has such an immense negative impact on the planet?

Inquiring deep into this, and blessed by having had a very small monthly income this past 6 months, which has caused me to stay home more, to think less about travelling afar… It occurs to me that this fable of ‘freedom’ being elsewhere and involving a great deal of money and resources – leaving a huge trail of destruction both behind us and often in the place that we’re visiting – there’s something that wants to be unveiled there.

Why are we conditioned to be so deeply dissatisfied with the place that we are in, that throwing ourselves half-way around the globe is the only remedy for? What would it feel like instead to be deeply rooted and satisfied, fulfilled and blissful, right where we are?

Listen to the podcast, to get some ideas:

podcast on deep taproot vs mimicking freedom through consumerism…

How can we become more connected with everything around us, and thus become liberated in our lives – rather than having to seek a parody of freedom by taking an aeroplane to another culture and climate? See my Living In Gift page to hear about my Zero Budget Millionaire course and my one-on-one mentoring programme The Divine Creative.

Blessings on your day, and on your creative expansion into the divinity of life,

PS Click here to download a current copy of my art catalogue – and here to see my arthouse for sale website.

Join me on Patreon to get access to everything I do and make, as my treasured long-term supporter.

Go to Vacation With An Artist to learn how you can visit Guardia Sanframondi in Italy, and work side by side with me in my studio.

And visit The School of Real Art on Teachable, to get immediate access to my teachings and podcast collections.

Miscarriage, Meaning, Catharsis

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I felt strongly called to speak about this subject(s), after coming across an art book that I created in 2007 – Growth-Catharsis – and seeing it with fresh eyes, whilst currently trying to conceive.

The book project was a direct ‘transcribing’ of my experience at the time of miscarriage. Now, I have access to multiple forums where we are talking at length about womb-work, about womben’s experiences, Life from womb-centred perspectives. At the time of my miscarriage, and more-so 10 yrs before (as I talk about in this podcast), there was no language around what was happening and what my ‘choices’ were.

In fact, in retrospect, it felt like the men in my life made the decision by default: the world was their privilege – their ‘logic’ held the sway in terms of what was ‘allowed’ to transpire, or not. I speak at the end of the podcast, to this; to what it is when we have Life trying to expansively manifest through us, but are convinced by the superficial, fear-full, ‘logic’ of “this cannot happen right now”.

Catharsis, painting which evolved into another painting…

This is such a metaphor for the frictional polemic between patriarchy and the sacred feminine, and it makes me think strongly about the deep masculine – who likely would have turned up/ stuck around, if I’d demanded it and gone ahead with my pregnancies… and the toxic feminine, who submits inappropriately, backs down when the slightest resistance in met, and boils in resentment of ‘what should’ve been’.

Seeing this complex entanglement of 4-cornered dynamic: sacred feminine ‘vs’ toxic masculine, crossed by deep masculine ‘vs’ toxic feminine, helps me see what our solution can be: the toxicity is essentially weakness or lack of maturity – it’s operating from fear-tension-pain, rather than sovereignty-bliss-expansion – both are valid realities. Both need the positive aspects of each other, in order to move forward: both are trying in their own way to keep the world safe and working: one from tense controlling, the other from floppy passivity. Neither are ‘better’ than the other: this is about how we bring this divided quadrant into yin-yang harmony…

Self-Evolution, painting from 2007 – collection of Glasgow Women’s Library

I hope that this podcast can be heard outwith any cultural and societal negative projections onto abortion and/ or womben’s sovereignty in their mind-body-spirit. This open sharing is a gift to our collective womb consciousness, a calling to let go of our shared wounds and our frictional relationship between the yin and the yang of humanity.

The book mentioned will be shared on my Patreon hopefully later today.

Much love, and gratitude for listening and witnessing xx

deep-feminine activism

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I always thought of ‘activism’ as an effort-full thing, and not something I could relate to as a high-sensory sentient… Until I got into really occupying my whole being, and realised that there’s a very necessary activity-in-the-world that is required of us, of the deep feminine, if the world is going to even survive.

painting by Jennifer Beattie, 1995

In this video I’m talking to how our connecting, interbeing, and responding to the mainstream discourse is so very necessary in the present day. Our activism now is less about placards and sit-ins, and much more about occupying ourselves, our cycles, our collective intention – and communicating this with the world.

video on deep-feminine activism

This activity of showing up as a whole woman might be as radical as lifting our skirts, or it might be as simple reading an article on toxins in sanitary products so that we can make better choices about our well-being.

It might be as subtle as taking an hour off to *feel* when our bleeding begins, or taking 4 days at home every month to free-bleed. It might be as huge as exposing our abuser via the court system, or showing our partner what most liberates our pleasure in bed.

Whatever we do/ be/ share, it has never been more important and possible for us to be heard. Please consider taking up the challenge, and starting making more connection to deeper truths and realities – taking the lid off of women’s voice and truth, and supporting each other in being part of Life.

This activism might be as ‘small’ as starting a blog to share the truth of our everyday, or calling out bigotry in language online; every wee action is a potent stitch and thread in a stronger, more vibrant fabric…

Blessings on your day, and on your creative expansion into the divinity of life,

PS I’ll be announcing a new course/ programme this year, which will be supporting the immense creative potential of wise humans like yourself… In the meantime:

Click here to download a current copy of my art catalogue – and here to see my arthouse for sale website.

Go to Vacation With An Artist to learn how you can visit Guardia Sanframondi in Italy, and work side by side with me in my studio.

And visit The School of Real Art on Teachable, to get immediate access to my teachings and podcast collections – plus see The Divine Creative to hear about my soon-to-launch mentoring programme.

FREE-BLEEDING AND LOVING OUR MENSTRUATION

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What is the most radical action we can take to change the world, right now?

Occupy our bleeding.

The state of our collective menses is profoundly disturbing: I don’t want to focus on that here, but it is vital that we understand the deeply unhealthy context in which we find ourselves as menstruating humans.

I’m speaking in this podcast around what it actually IS to embrace and liberate our bleeding, our cycle – to have it as a sacred and even a mystical aspect of our healing journey, our source of power, our finding our place in the world and good relationship with all things.

Menstruation is a gift: it is the greatest gift to humanity and to the planet – but even if we’ve gotten away from the idea of ‘curse’ or ‘dirty’, we are still very far from understanding how our bleeding is the source of our well-being, our potent fertility and life-fullness, our harmonious collective vitality and peace.

podcast on free-bleeding and loving our menstruation

Until we realise it as such, we’re committed into a horrific bondage with the pain-intervention-violence which is at the core of the medicalisation (and profiting) of our natural body-mind-spirit.

We live in a time where we’re being blessedly enriched by global information networks, which are letting huge swathes of work around female well-being flourish – with vibrant, stabilised bleeding at the centre of it all.

Please look into this further; please share information and inspiration about how we can free women from the pain and suffering that has been accepted by western medicine as ‘normal’, and into the self-realising, empowered, embodied wisdom cycles that ARE her birth-right.

This is possibly the final podcast in this series on The Divine Feminine – I’m about to launch into another series on How To Live A Dream Life Abroad, alongside promoting my beautiful Italian home for sale…

Blessings on your day, and on your creative expansion into the divinity of life,

PS I’ll be announcing openings in the new year for The Divine Creative mentoring programme, which will be supporting the immense creative potential of wise humans like yourself, in challenges like this reweaving of the divine feminine into our world… In the meantime:

Click here to download a current copy of my art catalogue – and here to see my arthouse for sale website.

Go to Vacation With An Artist to learn how you can visit Guardia Sanframondi in Italy, and work side by side with me in my studio.

And visit The School of Real Art on Teachable, to get immediate access to my teachings and podcast collections – plus see The Divine Creative to hear about my soon-to-launch mentoring programme.

The Deep Feminine Wound

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We can talk about The Feminine Wound on multifarious levels; from the physical and psychological, the emotional and the economic, the political and the spiritual and the sexual…. As womben, our body-mind-spirit has been – and continues to be – systematically abused and oppressed literally from conception to grave.

still form, painting, 1996

I am talking in today’s podcast to our wholistic experience as female human beings in the contemporary ‘developed’ world: as individual keepers of womb, and as a collective momentum and potential in human evolution.

Our individual and collective potentiality – our vitality, our sense of self and of purpose, our feeling secure and stable in the world: these are areas that have been neglected and diminished by ourselves and those around us. We’ve been discouraged from… okay, no – we’ve been violently brainwashed away from… trusting our own body wisdom, knowing our inherent ability to heal, and experiencing our intimate synchrony with both nature and the human-created world around us.

holding, painting, 1999

Is this why we live in such dystopian times? I believe so… I know so, from my deepening connection with my own feminine intuition – which speaks in a kind of flowing-thought-image-form, about the path that we are walking on together – the choices we are accumulating into realities in front of us.

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What would our world look like if womben knew our capacity for connection, healing, deep synchronising wisdom, wholeness: if we were all inspired-taught-trained from the earliest of ages to embrace our sentience and to use our power most advantageously-for-all.

What would we all be experiencing, if womben were effortlessly inhabiting their body-mind-spirit, and navigating not from fear-tension-pain, but from a spiralling upwards cycle of presence, relaxed-alertness and expansion?

the whole voice, painting, 2018

Many of us are exploring these threads of inquiry, and weaving our work into a far finer fabric of reality than currently prevails. Rather than accepting our being diminished into power-flowing-only-outwards. And rather than ‘being permitted’ to express ourselves via only incredibly conservative, society-sanctioned, miniaturised versions of ‘reality’…

We’re now speaking across the planet from our wombs, our whole sentience, our deepest transcendental bliss, our trauma – and we’re finding our wholeness, our ability to move harmoniously in the world, through this.

The whole womban is being witnessed, as we’re beginning to witness ourselves.

I’ll be announcing openings in the new year for The Divine Creative mentoring programme, which will be supporting the immense creative potential of wise humans like yourself, in challenges like this reweaving of the divine feminine into our world… In the meantime:

Click here to download a current copy of my art catalogue – and here to see my arthouse for sale website.

Go to Vacation With An Artist to learn how you can visit Guardia Sanframondi in Italy, and work side by side with me in my studio.

And visit The School of Real Art on Teachable, to get immediate access to my teachings and podcast collections – plus see The Divine Creative to hear about my soon-to-launch mentoring programme.

Blessings on your day, and on your creative expansion into the divinity of life,

water and the divine feminine: flow and well-being

ancient natural forms with rainwater: Corrie , Arran, Scotland

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This is a podcast that came from a sacred place; where I collect spring water for drinking, a drive and a walk from my home – my growing relationship with the place, the water (and the blessed act of reverently gathering spring water). The words came from a spontaneous ‘calling’, which I explain in this podcast – so I’ll allow the words to flow here:

Niki De Saint Phalle’s tarot garden, Capalbio, Italy
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the Tammaro river near Sassinoro, BN, Italy

I’ll be announcing openings in the new year for The Divine Creative mentoring programme, which will be supporting the immense creative potential of wise humans like yourself, in challenges like this reweaving of the divine feminine into our world… In the meantime:

Click here to download a current copy of my art catalogue – and here to see my arthouse for sale website.

Go to Vacation With An Artist to learn how you can visit Guardia Sanframondi in Italy, and work side by side with me in my studio.

And visit The School of Real Art on Teachable, to get immediate access to my teachings and podcast collections – plus see The Divine Creative to hear about my soon-to-launch mentoring programme.

Blessings on your day, and on your creative expansion into the divinity of life,