Consciousness, Healing, personal development, Spirituality

Refining the art of living

My dear readers, a creative force drives my passions, which allows me to live a soulful existence upon this planet. I view life and living as a dance, a balancing act that requires careful steps to the everchanging rhythms. The human condition is something I’m constantly and curiously investigating. The need we all seem to have, which is to hold onto what we know and resist change. Over the past year, I have struck up an intimate relationship with change. This living dance I practice has allowed me to live by my soul’s desires. A homecoming for my heart. An art that requires tender care, refining and continuous weeding of what no longer serves to open up to the possibilities life presents.

“In troubled times, there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously”. These words are a review of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh——one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world, of his book, “The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now”. This is what I too find myself in servitude of, the art of living to allow for as much peace and freedom as possible.

Following this path was initially met with quite a resistance, from both myself and my partner. He struggled to see what was emerging from the transformation I was undertaking. My soul was yearning to be free and I intuitively knew that with time, he too would see what was unfolding couldn’t be delayed any longer. The beauty that begs to be poured out from inside of me. I truly have emerged from a cocoon of fear, doubt and unworthiness to a space of trust, hope, faith and unconditional love.

This is intentional living, making decisions from a place of love for myself and well-being. Opening myself up at first was incredibly scary and produced a lot of anxiety. The pain of change proved great enough to see me through the fear and brought me to a place of loving kindness and forgiveness within my being. The more I practice tapping into this well of abundance inside, the deeper the love that shines there grows. Practicing this on a daily basis has continued to heal me mentally (mind), emotionally(heart centered), body (physical health) and spiritually (soul). Today I allow myself to do what I feel and share it with others.

“I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross

Life is so precious and short. Despite the ebbs and flow, living life from soul allows me to feel so grateful in each moment. I intentionally and mindfully take off the weight that wants to stay squarely upon my shoulders, keeping me small. No longer will I allow society or anyone else for that matter to dictate how I should live my life. Dancing, practicing yoga, painting, writing poetry and practicing shamanic healing colors my world so brightly and keeps me singing as I walk down the street, which is something I do daily loudly and proudly! By sharing my testimony with others on how I live, I pray it gives others permission to shine more brightly. Be who you are my dears and if you don’t like what you see than by all means change it. We each hold tremendous power inside to consistently go after whatever it is we want out of life.

These poems are my soul’s expression for each stage of life, peeling back layers to expose more of my authentic self. This for me is a fine tuning, a constant refining to the art of living.

For my partner who challenges me to be who I am

In light and in shadow, always with love. If you’re interested in a shamanic healing session, tarot card reading, my recorded meditations or to purchase any of my 4 books of poetry please click the link below. For a personalized autographed copy please send me an email and use my PayPal account for payment.

28 thoughts on “Refining the art of living”

  1. Yes, as you say — living life “intentionally”, living life “from soul”. When so much around us — even the things and the people we love most just by their immediacy make us veer or stop living from soul, then we must find our way back to mindfulness and spiritual centering. Love Thich Nhat Hahn! Oh yes! Great post, my lady!

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    1. Thank you dear Jane. It’s the art in my living that keeps me alive. May we continue to shine, rejoicing in the light and love that forever grows within the dance we 🌠🙏🥰


  2. Wow, such a beautiful post!!! The energy and vibration within this piece is so high and alive; thank you for being such a bright light!!! There are some spectacular lines in here and all your poems are just marvelous! Timeless especially 😉, and I loved the last poem…your honesty and loving words about your partner truly warms the heart; wishing you guys all the best!!! Lots of love and hugs sister 🖤🤗

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    1. It’s the celebration of light and love that amplifies it all dear Ace🥰 It’s just a joy always to connect with you, I’m always 😁 when I read your sweet words of soul recognition. Loveove and love ❤❤❤

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  3. I love this. I truly believe the past year was meant for a pause, a time to renew Divine connects and release the what does not serve us or the greater good. I believe we have an important role to play in the formation of the new age.

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  4. I always love seeing your authentic self in movement.
    Dahling you ought to be in movies with those moves and smile!!! Love that about you.
    You shine with light and your unniversal wisdom highlighting the great spiritual teacher of our times Thich Nhat Hanh is a gift. Your poetry speaks for itself opening us to the truths and joy we are all meant to receive and share. Lovely! ❤️

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    1. Aww Cindy, thank you so much for these words of love and understanding. I knocked on the door of Broadway and my 1st dream was to be a dancer. Who knows, perhaps someday I will be on the big stage 😉
      Thich Nhat Hanh is a favorite mind of mine to learn from and his book pairs so divinely with the subject of living life, especially in these times. I pray my words continue to open hearts as the words flow from the beings of Light I channel them from. I’m an honored channel for the great Spirit and it tickles me to see others resonate within from my soul’s expression. So much love ❤❤❤


      1. You are so welcome!!! It goes without saying.
        How did I guess! Never give up hope.. I danced in a dance comedy group for 3 years on Broadway actually which was soooo awesome.
        Yes, favorite of mine to and you my dear radiate the love and truth from the great spirit for sure snd we are all blessed by your honest integrity! ❤️


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