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Longing for Mystery; How Spiritual Experiences Change Your Life

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Longing for Mystery; How Spiritual Experiences Change Your Life

Yearning for Spiritual Renewal - excerpt from Alchemy the Magical Arts of the Union of Soul© Kristena West        "As souls, we long for mystery. We long for something to take us out of our lives, change us, shape us, intend us toward something better, something great, toward light, heat, passion, potency and purpose. Although we may desire this adventure into spirit, many of us fight off these experiences, as our egos consider them too threatening. Joseph Campbell, when speaking of the lure and danger of surrendering into the unconscious, says that these visions and dreams are dangerous. They are...

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Today I Will Listen to the Hearts of Others Creativity Advice

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Today I Will Listen to the Hearts of Others Creativity Advice

When I was at junior college to study fine art, fashion design & commercial art I had work study grants. I was the art instructors assistant in art & design classes and commercial arts. I was supposed to “help” the students with their art projects. Since I was the youngest student there, just turned 18 and knew next to nothing, with some of the students being in their 50’s and older, I asked, ” How do I help them?” I was told to, ” listen to them and help them.” Yikes. But I learned very fast that for me, it...

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An Artist's Life; taking care of your Art Shrine

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An Artist's Life; taking care of your Art Shrine

an Artist’s Life; taking care of your ArtShrine March 10, 2016Edit I’ve been thinking a lot about people who make criticisms or corrections about the actions or emotions of others. They show & tell their disapproval, as if they have the inner marker of “appropriateness” to everyone else’s behavior. These people have unresolved power, authority and creative issues, that they constantly project outward onto others. If one points this out, there is effusive denial. Yet, the very thing they proclaim about others, is the very thing they cannot see in themselves. Or they say, don’t take it personally. Yeah. right. Giving...

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