My last painting "Journey into Balance" Dot painting made me reflect on Balance. How can we create a balanced life in our Modern World?
Most of us aspire to live a balanced life. We want to spend enough time and energy in each aspect of our lives. But how that is possible when our lives fall out of balance due to workplace stress, an accident or injury, an event, or even a worry that grows larger with each passing day.
What does it mean to live a balanced life? What does it mean to have “Balance” in Your Life?
Someone may be interested in balancing his account :P , another one wants to balance his life, and millions of people wish to find perfect balance between both. :)
Balance is completely personalised and individual.
We say : “ Is so difficult to create Balance when this world is unbalanced”!
May be… but…the way you see the world is the way you see the world. Our perception of our world colours everything we do. It shapes our entire existence. We see things not as they are but as we are–that is, we see the world not as it is, but as molded by our minds, or, as we are conditioned to see it.
Once you balance yourself, only then you can balance the world.
I wish I could give you a magic formula for creating balance in your life in this unbalanced world.
For sure , being in balance doesn’t mean waking up in the morning and saying to yourself: “ Today I’ll be balanced, my life is balanced and i’ll not someone ruins my day !“
Someone may say : “ I feel balanced when I’m spending my time with my children , or at my yoga courses ecc.
Ok but we are talking about a balanced life, not a balanced 2-3 hours we spend doing what we love most. Balance means not just in our body, but also in our mind and spirit.
Balance in work, family, health, community, spirituality, social life, and finances. When you sincerely say to yourself: “ I'm a very happy and fulfilled person!”
You may find success in living a perfectly unbalanced life. Being rich, successful doesn’t mean to be fulfilled… Often we are just fulfilling mother’s dream, or someone’s dreams … except OURS.
We become frustrated , disappointed, angry with the world , unsatisfied with life and with ourselves.
Hieroglyphs , the writing of Ancient Egypt , have been around for thousands of years.They are fascinating to look at, because many of the signs are recognisable as pictures of people , parts of body, animals, birds, insects and plants.
Put together in rows and columns , these symbols form an infinite variety of pattern that were a part of ancient Egyptian art. These hieroglyphs were not just pictures , to those who could ream them , they were a system of writing, stories, love poetry,and above all, magic spells.
The most easily recognised symbol of Ancient Egypt is the Ankh ( a symbol of life) , so frequently used now as charms , pendants.
The Eye of Horus (wedjat) , acted as a protective device in amulets and jewellery, while millions of amulets were made in the shape of the Scarab beetle, a symbol of eternal life and resurrection.
Hieroglyphs were mainly carved into the stone walls of temples and tombs.
To the ancient Egyptians , writing was a gift from the gods. Thoth was believed to have invented writing and so he was the main God of writing.
English is written and read horizontally from left to right, while Arabic is written and read horizontally from right to left. Hieroglyphs could be written and read horizontally in two directions : either from left to right or from right to left. In hieroglyphics were read from top to bottom ( never bottom to top) , either starting with the left-hand or the right-hand column. The direction of writing and reading in both horizontal lines and vertical columns of hieroglyphs depended on the direction in which the hieroglyphs faced.
On my Bastet painting the hieroglyphs are written and read from left to right.
The direction of reading is best taken from “Snake” , “woman face” , “bird” , who is here facing left (although its head is turned to face the reader).
After days of researches and reading some amazing books about Hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt , I have chosen the following combination of hieroglyphs that represent wishes, symbols , expressions to nurture our Spiritual Life.
Good evening souls...
Tonight I would like to share with you a video I made with photos of my sacred geometry and dotillism mandalas.
Sit down :) ... Relax... warming up with a hot cup of tea enjoying this perfect snowy evening.
I hope you like it!
New Year's Eve is just around the corner :) .... I'm thankful for this year...I am grateful for my loving family , for people who have believed in me and who have been always there with me.
I have met so many amazing people this year. People who have loved my heART , and took a part of me in their homes.
This years I have learnt a lot, and have a lot to share. There are so many very special people who have touched my life, and i learnt something from everyone. Many persons saw something in me that I didn’t know was there, and you believed in me until I learned to believe in myself. I knew a lot of people who inspired me , beautiful souls and amazing people on G+ World , Facebook and Instagram, Etsy, Ebay . People who trusted me , believed and found themselves in my art, my thoughts.
There are many things I have yet to do, and whatever those things will be, I will carry them all out with love, gratitude and kindness.
A lot of us bought at least one time in their life this talisman known as mystic knot, infinity knot or endless knot.
In my opinion is the most famous symbol I have seen in Oriental and Feng Shui Stores.
The mystic knot is also recognised by other names (lucky, love, infinity or never-ending knot) is one of the eight lucky signs of Buddhism. It has this position because of the way it can be twined into a figure “8” without ever having an end point. The number 8 has always been a lucky number for the Chinese due to the fact that saying “8” in Chinese sounds like “fortune”. Because of this reason, this all-round good luck symbol has become an icon for the endless flow of longevity, prosperity, triumph, love and health.
I love 8 :) ... is my Life Path Number and also my Heart's Desire/Soul Number
Apart from being used to encourage longevity and prosperity, it is also commonly used as a symbol of everlasting love, and is therefore used as a gift for couples getting married.
The Endless Knot symbol can be placed on gifts in order to create a favourable link between the giver and receiver of the gift. This symbol will simply act as a reminder of the underlying unification between two or more individuals.
Also, by reminding one’s self and others of the important philosophy of interconnectedness and spiritual consequence, both the giver and receiver can enjoy a small dose of good karma.
Chakras are energy centers that mediate life force energy between the energy field, the unified field, other people, the environment, and the physical body.
Through this circulation of energy, chakras nourish the body and its physiological systems, having the greatest energetic influence on the area of the body nearest to its location.
The Seventh Chakra is the Crown Chakra. It is located at the crown of your head. This Chakra also known as Sahasrara is the seat of consciousness, the location of our sense of connection with divinity, spiritual, or faith.
In a few words Sahasrara deals with your connection to the divine within you and all around you. Physically, it supports your central nervous system and deep brain functions.
Those who works on their chakra system , probably ask themselves : “ Is my chakra open? It is weak? Can be a chakra overactive? ” :)
The all-seeing eye is a powerful esoteric symbol which is widely misunderstood and misused today; few know what it originally stood for.
When the All Seeing Eye makes an appearance, a lot of people associate it with the Illuminati, with the power and domination, but its original use is quite different.
Many believe that this illuminati symbol actually represents the eye of Lucifer and the supernatural power that flows from his control. We have too much imagination :D
The All-seeing Eye is a powerful esoteric symbol which is widely misunderstood and misused today; few know what it originally stood for. It was originally symbolic of a higher spiritual power or God, a watchful caretaker of humanity or an awakened spiritual part within.
Over time , esoteric symbols that for thousands of years were used to convey positive, helpful, uplifting spiritual messages and principles ,are widely misunderstood and misused today.
The All-Seeing eye is just an example from hundreds of how spiritual symbols have been hijacked and inverted.
In Hinduism and Buddhism an eye represents a spiritual deity being in ancient times.
The Eye-in-pyramid symbol we find it on the front facade of the Hartegbrugkerk Church in Leiden, the Netherlands. The Latin words “Hic Domus Dei est et Porta Coeli” translates to “This is the House of God and the Gateway to Heaven.”
In Christianity, the all-seeing eye or “Eye of Providence” or “Eye of God” has been used as a symbol from at least the 16th century .
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.