Hello friends!! Hope everyone’s been having a great week. I wanted to share this quote because it’s really interesting and inspiring. We don’t often think of self compassion and humility as going together but this is one of the more subtle, transformative and beautiful impacts of this practice.
Self compassion makes our egos feel safer, so they no longer have to wildly grasp to being special or right, or whatever else our egos are invested in being. And often it’s the struggle of our egos - against pain, against disappointment, frustration, feeling small - that is the real source of suffering. Personally, learning how to more consistently practice humility has been the way out of so many of my own struggles. It’s helped me navigate difficult waters with bosses and family and loss and frustration and pretty much any situation where I feel stuck. Whenever I feel stuck I can pretty much be sure that my ego has me in a vice-like grip.
So much of our growth depends on quieting and softening our egos so we can actually form new patterns. And self compassion and humility allow us to do that.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead 😘😘 xo, Naomi
Day 17 of #21daysinmyartworld with @taraleaver. Today's prompt is 'biggest painting'. This one is 5 ft x 3. I painted this when my daughter was 2 and my son was still a baby. I was painfully sleep deprived and feeling so disconnected from myself. Motherhood can do that- especially in the early days. Painting time was nonexistent as was time to myself. But on this particular day, my husband packed up the babies and left for a few glorious hours. I imagine he knew I was nearing a meltdown. After they left, I pushed furniture aside in the living room, threw a tarp down, pulled out this glorious big ass canvas that I had been saving, and..... I threw paint at the the floor. I had never painted like this before. I took a blow dryer then blasted the paint. I had a lot of pent up creativity to release. It felt desperate. And angry. Then joyful. After a while I stood back and I saw a woman. I hadn't intended to make anything. But there she was. I added the white lines just to highlight her form. I then poured a liquidy earth. And she was done. I was spent. I've never experienced a creative session quite as powerful as that since. That was 12 years ago. This painting helped me tap into my power not just as an artist, but as a woman. I tapped into something powerful and freeing. And healing. My family loves this painting. She hangs high above our living room. Protecting us. My son named her Cosmic Mother. .
If you pay close attention you will often find repeating patterns in your life. Try to identify the toxic ones that hinder or haunt you. 🐾
Sometimes when we are continually faced with the same challenges, it becomes pertinent to pause and ask... have I really learned the lesson in this? Am I holding on to something that no longer serves my wellbeing? 🐾
Try to face the challenges that you are dealt, with a courageous spirit and compassionate heart. The lessons you learn should not come at the expense of others. Grow with dignity.
19/01 Daily Angel Guidance
Loosen that grip a little! Trying to control the outcome of a situation or just trying to control or mold anything against its natural flow will leave you tired, frustrated and dissapointed. Something or someone is draining you and today Angels want to help you to let go. Letting go doesnt mean cutting people out your life its simply not allowing them or something to drain your energy. Look at all the control energy your putting out when it could be going on sonething that serves you well and is for your highest good! Call upon Archangel Michael today to help you let go and protect you from negative energy. Pay attention to your thoughts and listen to your intuition. 😇 Book a face to face reading with me on a Wednesday in Crewe, Cheshire. Please message me to book. 😇 Skype/ Email/ Telephone readings available here: www.littlemissmanifest.com
✨D H U M // D H U M // D H U M // D H U M A V A T I // S W A H A✨ Smoke, smoke, the one who is made of smoke - I salute you. Dhumavati is the goddess of disappointment and letting go and one of my favourite to create. This is a redesigned, bespoke piece to suit the needs of an especially strong soul. .
Calling on Dhumavati is about honouring the times when things don’t turn out the way we expect them to, the times when we can’t help but feel let down. But these are the times when we can learn the most about ourselves, our circumstances and those around us. We can move through the smoke and emerge stronger. We can say, ‘I choose to see this as a learning experience. I choose to release attachment to my expectations for what this (person/situation) *should* have been. I choose to grow stronger and more determined to live in alignment with my heart and to follow my intuition.’
May that be the case for us all.
Sending you all love and strength, Helen x
Find balance in your life. Work hard but don’t let work take over your life, you will lose yourself. Love, but love for the right reasons. Life is too short for anything mediocre. Know who you are and know that you are worthy of reaching your dreams and that it is never too late to start creating that life you have always dreamed of. Do not compare yourself to others, that’s just deadly. No two souls are the same. You are your own person, you are beautiful and you are unique. Put your trust in the universe. Some things are just meant to happen, and some are not. Let go of whatever is stealing your happiness, it’s hard but it is worth it. Embrace change. Embrace life. Everything happens for a reason, sometimes you just need to breathe, trust and let go. – Charlotte Freeman
Card of the day; 🙏🏻 Sometimes the most powerful psychic solution to a difficult or compromising situation is to simply walk away. This is one of those times when the situation calls for letting go, backing off, surrendering your ego, and leaving. You’re in a deadlock of fixed vibrations and feelings that are too great for any positive solution through further engagement. I’m walking away, you protect both yourself and all those involved from even more frustration and allow the Universe to work behind the scenes to restore harmony to all concerned. Move on. Have faith. No one is working against you. It’s as though you’re pushing on the door to get to the Other Side when it opens inwards. Step back and give things room to move back to Center. They will. 💕💫✌️Really feelin’ this one today 🙌🙌🙏🏻🙏🏻 sometimes it’s better to keep quiet for you’re own inner peace than to have an ongoing war. Ego is a powerful thing, and we all need to learn to let go and allow our ego to just fall, it doesn’t serve us. 🧘🏼♀️🧘🏼♀️💗 #cardoftheday#letgo#letitbe#powerful#psychic#oracle#oraclecards#vibes#trustyourvibes#solution#walkaway#lettinggo#surrender#ego#vibe#vibrations#protectyourself#universe#harmony#havefaith#otherside#stepback#innerpeace#peace
There is no need to hurry or force things to happen. Everything is occurring in perfect timing.” Message from Oonagh: “Nurturing a cause or a relationship is a long-term commitment, and one that can’t be rushed. This level of devotion comes form a place of deep loving and concern. I care what happens to my planet and to my loved ones so much that I am willing to stick with them through thick and thin. This is not always easy, but to me, it is the only way to ensure that matters are resolved and healed. I listen to the passionate stirrings of my heart. I reach out and take action to let my loved ones know that I deeply care about them. I take action to spur on my pet causes. Never mind what other people may think; you will benefit by carrying through with your priorities. You will feel so good about yourself if you make time for the relationships and projects that truly count in your heart. Do what is important to you, and do it with absolute devotion! But remember that there is no competition for your true life’s purpose, so there is no need to worry, hurry, or feel that you have to force things to happen.
Various Meanings Of This Card: “Do not worry about your purpose or your goals. Make no sudden moves. Slow and steady progress is best right now. Ease into your new life instead of rushing into it. Do your new work as a part-time venture to begin with, while slowly exiting your old career.
Taking some time out from Pizza and pancakes for ultimate Morning chill 🙌🏼🛁💕 Nothing beats a good face mask/sugary snacks/magazine reading session (😍) and OMG @sanctuaryspa 's brand new Charcoal Bubble (yes bubble) sheet mask is my new favourite thing ever! It bubbles (SO FUN), smells like a dream AND makes your skin so clear and bright so basically I love it more than Greys anatomy and Harry Potter combined (well, neeeearly as much) ✨💕Ad #letgo