leonie and shan playing dress-ups as seventeen year olds…
I’ve just had a beautiful three days reconnecting with my high school best friend.
We haven’t spent that much time together for seven years (eeek, has it really been that long?)
Some things don’t change though.
Not our hearts. Not our souls. Not the way that we stay up until the wee hours talking, recounting lifetimes of stories. Not the way we love each other. Not the things that really matter.
And most importantly,
not the way we play dress ups every chance we get.
leonie and shan playing dress-ups and all growned up…
We sat on the floor in my favourite bookstore, reading and discussing books and crystals together.
We spent hours immersed in painting on the floor, creating shared paintings together that developed rich layers and meanings, piled high with our favourite colours, strands of rainbow wool, feathers and stories.
We wandered through art galleries.
We burned sage over each other, and the angels came.
We sat on my favourite rock in the mountains, looking out over the rainforest, hearing the waterfall where the fairies played, and sitting in silence as an owl called to us, over and over again. (Owls are a deep pastlife connection for us).
I photographed the elvin princess that dances inside her…
We shared and we laughed, and we uncovered even more friendship.
I am so deeply grateful to the universe for allowing us this time together.
I am so deeply grateful to the universe for meeting her again this life.
A smile lingers on me today…
love and joy,
When you realize how perfect everything is
you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky
my best friend from highschool arrives tonight for a few days. it has been years since we’ve spent more than a day together. my heart spills over with joy at seeing my fairy friend again. a long weekend awaits, filled with connecting, laughing, good nosh and sweet, divine moments. how blessed i am. two teenage girls coming together again as women, to forge a new old friendship.
unfurl your wings & soar
i have been drinking up new knowledge of abunDance, seeing my relationship with money and shifting my beliefs on prosperity.
(Resources: The Secret movie, 40 Day Prosperity Plan audio cd, Creative Visualisation by shakti gawain)
i am beginning to see how i chopped up spirituality and money, put them in two seperate buckets, thinking they were seperate and could not co-exist together.
now i see they belong together, they are inseperable.
divine abundance to sustain and nourish us on our divine journeys.
when i trust god~great spirit~goddess that i will be strong and wise enough to dance through life, i am also trusting it to support me soulfully, mindfully, creatively and financially. yes, financially. it seems to be the *f* word in spirituality sometimes.
if i trust great spirit to be an abundant source of light that is a part of me, and all around me, would this not also infiltrate the energy of money?
i have in the past felt as though i needed to abstain from money in order to be spiritual. throughout the ages, individuals have chosen to abstain from humanly pursuits including sex and money in order to deepen their connection to the divine. whilst i do honour other’s paths, and how they choose to seek great spirit, i wonder how i can evolve into a bigger relationship.
what if i considered *everything* as profound,
a human experience leading to enlightenment?
just as there has been a movement for sacred sexuality,
can there be a movement for divine dollars?
we are all energy. on a physical level, moving down through atoms and particles, at the very base of our bodies is only energy. what we think, how we move our bodies, and what energy we choose to hold affects those energy beings around us, including other souls, our circumstances and even financial energy bodies.
can we create a new paradigm of plentitude?
yesterday i meditated and connected with the great source, in a wide shining beam of white light that descended from a sky of golden white creative energy. i realised in that instant of the potent prosperity that is inherit to the great mystery, and thus inherent to me.
i dream of new ways i can reside in this human body and human life, excavating my true origins, and adorning myself in the cloths of true potential and magnificence.
money energy is the spiritual white elephant, and i am a spirit woman bedecked in a safari outfit.
not so long ago, i wondered at how possibly i could live in spirit and in financial abundance.
now i see that living in spirit is a part of that. it is the canyon of doubt to cross, and the stepping into my role as magician, magic maker and creator of my own destiny.
as i align myself with the energy of the universe, i come to realise the energy of sustenance, creation and nourishment is the most natural thing of all.
i would love to hear your stories of marvellous money, dollar dancing and yin/yang of yen.
You can now purchase artwork from my solo exhibition online through the Leonielife Shop.
(pictures & the story from the exhibition can be read here)
“we give thanks for our friends.
our dear friends.
we anger each other.
we fail each other.
we share this sad earth, this tender life,
this precious time.
such richness. such wildness.
together we are blown about.
together we are dragged along.
all this delight.
all this suffering.
all this forgiving life.
we hold it together.
~ michael leunig
i have been ruptured clean by you.
you who have let me in your life.
you who have shared your sacred spirits with me.
you who have chose not to.
you who have stood unblinking before my camera and allowed me to document my divinity.
you who choose not to yet.
you who i forgive.
you who i struggle to forgive.
you who have been the greatest miracles i have ever experienced.
you who have held me when i did not know where the next moment’s strength would come from.
you who i tooted in my car yesterday when you cut in.
you who have circled with me.
you who brush my hair.
you who forgive me.
you who struggle to forgive me.
you who i love dearly.
you who i do not.
you who i have learned to leave out of my energy space.
you who leave sweet comments to say “i hear you.”
you who chose not to.
you who help me remember my soul.
you who may feel angry with me.
you who are madly in love with me.
you who i feel disappointed by.
you who i have disappointed.
you who feel the greatest.
you who feel the smallest.
i give thanks to each of you, and for all of you,
for being just what i needed.
you who is doing the best you can,
just as i am.
you, i respect you.
you, i honour you.
you, i love you.
with love to the world,