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Sky Blossom

A visual offering today, with a little poetry to follow…

Also posted on my art blog:

https://studioblaise.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/sky-blossom/

Prints and other items in this design here:

http://pixels.com/featured/sky-blossom-yvonne-blasy.html

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Might it be that, when we realize that our life is hid with Christ in God, that it brings a perspective of things that rises above the mundane, yet gives wings and meaning to life? Might this be that “far off world hung shining”?

Political “Reality” Show? Just Say No!

While I’m doing my crazy, abstract art (https://studioblaise.wordpress.com) a lot of thoughts arise out of the relaxed state such projects bring. While people might be puzzled as to the “meaning”, it’s always surprising what comes forward for the artist along with the art. It never seems to fail. The following is an example:

It would be so greatly helpful if we’d all start using electronic social media for sharing solution-oriented information instead of all the hand wringing, whining, “the sky is falling” problem fixation, victim glorification… blah blah blah… that goes around and around.

I’m not talking about “Pollyanna Positivity” – stick your head in the sand – everything is beautiful – pretend it isn’t happening posts, or just dwelling on what ticks you off in the way of “ain’t it awful”. I’m talking about innovative, creative life solutions that every INDIVIDUAL human being has the ability to come up with. Maybe THAT is why you and I are here in this world now… Have you thought about that?

Seriously – might it be possible to actually think about, ask for, pray for guidance about, and come up with solutions (other than politics, which is no solution at all but the way we’ve always done it)?… A place to begin might be one’s own life, not the national or international levels of matters. After all, the “history” that REALLY counts is yours and mine, not what “they” want it to be – because “they” want to focus us on what the “upper echelon” wants – which is always to be center stage, in the limelight, and adored by the rest of humankind. Consequently they syphon our energy, our resources, our tax dollars, etc. Hogwash! They are not God or gods! They deserve no adoration whatsoever. Respect – in some cases – yes, but not the adulation this sick sycophantic society has been indoctrinated to bestow upon them!

I think that to a degree we’ve been talked out of living our own life and our own God given creativity (no, not necessarily “art” & that sort of thing, but ideas that could be innovative and refreshing for living), and it could begin with something so simple as taking a little time each day for serious, focused reflection on our own interior landscape, our life, and where that needs to go – not where the powers that wannabe (“PTWB”) would like our attention placed.

There might be a lot of healing (even physical) in this approach – consciously building our own God given “energy containment field” and not letting the PTWB syphon it off.

Solutions, wisdom? “You have not because you ask not” . “Ask and you shall receive that your joy may be made full”! Governments have not proven that they are capable of, or deserving of, our adoration since time began. Eventually they always get the big head and start playing God.

For this reason I’m becoming more and more convinced that it’s time to “leave the auditorium” (as in stop focusing on it!) where this charade is played out over and over again. The focus must be higher than a corrupt system made up of some of the most corrupt people on earth. I’m a non violent person, and this is the most rudimentary non violent solution I can come up with: simply pull the focus back in where it belongs – personal, domestic, local. Screw the international scene and its ship of fools!

Remember, it’s been said, “Where the focus goes the energy flows”. We need to stop wasting it on politics – what Gerald Celente ( www.trendsresearch.com ) calls “show biz for ugly people”. Maybe we could all start entertaining instead the “angel unaware” – the new idea that holds answers, a stranger to the thinking of all too many of us.

That may sound odd, because we’ve just never allowed ourselves the luxury of being anything but a “human resource” for one system or another that doesn’t deserve that kind of power… whether we’re “going against” it or supporting it. It’s never too late to start a different way of thinking. It could bring a whole new experience.

Please – I hope you will consider and ponder these ideas.

Have You Considered…?

Have you considered making art or music or writing as being a means of connecting with the Creator, and thereby accessing not only relaxation, but greater awareness, inner healing, and maybe even being able to recognize that Still Small Voice letting you know of His relentless Love for you?

I realized last evening while working on some art ( viewable here: http://yvonne-blasy.pixels.com/featured/tendrils-of-light-yvonne-blasy.html ) that there’s nothing like some “digital doodling” to let go of the day!

Little is more relaxing for me than “weaving pixels of light” while listening to uplifting yet relaxing music in the background. (That’s often my art m.o. these days…) The process is quite freeing as well as enjoyable. This is one of my favorite ways to drift and release the stresses of the day before going to sleep. The music can match your mood. I like to use one of my Pandora stations that I’ve dubbed “Deep Relaxation” to provide the needed sound energy ambience, in order to actually unwind at the end of a day.

It also serves well to put one’s mind into the space of sacred creativity, connecting prayerfully and reverently to the mind of the Creator… “All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:3)

These are just a few thoughts and visuals to bless your Sunday, dear visitor. Everyone is creative in some way. One of my least favorite things I hear people announce over themselves is “Oh, I’m not creative.”

Might it simply be that, although we may not wind up with a private showing with some swanky gallery in New York, a simple thing like doodling might relax and open us up enough to access some dormant idea or gift? It may not be related at all to what we consider as “the arts”, but your creativity may be there in the form of an idea or a consideration of direction you’ve never noticed before.

Never marginalize your ability to create, dear unknown friend! We’re made in the image of God, Who is first and foremost recognized as Creator and Father of our spirits!

Consider… Contemplate… Create. Certainly the world could use some new ideas and directions. Is there something unique that you alone may have been sent here to Earth Mission 1 to offer or provide? The Creator may have a bigger vision for you than you’ve had for yourself.

Or it could be that He simply wants to let you know He loves you unconditionally.

Walk with Him. There’s so much freshness, refreshing, newness of life and Love to be experienced along His Way.

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Unfettered One

Made in our Creator-Father’s image and likeness,

we are given the ability to imagine, to vision,

especially to vision as one Mind with the Holy Spirit.

If there ever were a time when our world

needed imagination and vision,

it is now.

Is it only me, or does anyone else sense that

we have long enough been caged?

It is time to soar,

to not allow ourselves any longer

to be talked out of

the birthright of the sons of God.

“But as many as received him,

to them gave he power to become the sons of God,

even to them that believe on his name.”

John 1:12

The Practice of Blessing

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It’s that time of year again. Some people “Bah, humbug!” during the whole time when ’tis the season to be jolly. The insights that follow are for that person, as well as the one who’s habitually “hum bugging” about something or someone. Been there, done that. Still working on it. Preaching to the “inner choir”! Here are some things I’ve discovered about the practice of blessing life, situations, and people that may help you.

At the outset – if it bothers you, bless it. And keep on blessing. Blessing is very creative…

If that person annoys you, don’t criticize or complain; choose instead to bless him or her. And keep on blessing.

If that situation never seems to change, stop complaining about it, railing against it, or cursing it. Just bless it. And keep on blessing.

The reason “it” is still here is because you resist it, and whatever you resist will persist – You put out resistance, it’s what you get back! You are planting seeds of resistance, and a sure harvest you will get. Everything will resist you! Often rather speedily. It’s “the law” of sowing and reaping in action – in a very common form: whining, complaining, gossiping, micromanaging, control freaking… Back out of its way by a choice to change the response to blessing whatever you’re reacting to, and let it pass through.

Keep on blessing! Things will change.

Things may arrive on the scene repeatedly, and you may wonder, “Why does this keep happening to me? Why does this person have to be in my space? Why will no one listen to me?” Did you ever consider that your “litany” of grievances is a form of resisting. It is a negative thought-prayer that works against you. So whatever you’re resisting is persisting. And so it shall – until you learn to bless.

Did you ever consider that “it” may be waiting for your blessing instead of your resistance, so it can go its way, and you can move on too? Otherwise you are stuck in your conundrum.

The blessing response is not natural, no. It’s supernatural! Blessing what we don’t like or what displeases us is God in action working through us.

Could the unpleasant and the annoying be your “Teacher” trying to reveal that life would be better if your responses were different? Consistently. If God is omnipresent, then He is here in this situation or this person. It may be His best disguise.

Otherwise, keep on responding as you always have – complaining, fussing, fuming, being resentful – and you’ll always get what you always got.

It’s up to you.

Christ often asked, “Do you want to be healed?” In order for that to happen, for example, He asked the man beside the pool (John 5:6) to do something different than he’d done before, different than he’d responded to his situation in decades! He had to break the pattern of doing what he’d always done. It may seem like an unreasonable request, but with God all things are possible. It may even have sounded like this: “Stop bemoaning your situation and waiting for someone to do something for you. Now – get up! Pick up that bed you’ve been lying on! And walk out of here!” He couldn’t see that he had the power within himself to change things, so he was in a sense living a lie. Jesus had to get him to see he could get up and walk.

So even learning to bless – rather than criticize and constantly complain – is possible with God! That is if you want to be healed of a critical spirit. Stop doing that and choose to bless. Yes, it will feel really odd at first. But when you notice things changing around you, you will begin to delight in blessing everyone and everything! It positively energizes your life, even your physical body!

We may not have control over what has arrived on the scene – that may have been the result of other seeds planted in the past, but we can choose a holy response to “it” here and now, and we can choose to make those holy responses a habit. Such responses create the future anew! Such responses are God moving through us, so that in blessing we can be blessed!

Did you ever think of it that way?

One wonders what would have happened had Jesus NOT prayed, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”? An unnatural but absolutely supernatural choice at the darkest moment! He chose to bless them with His prayer for forgiveness. It doesn’t get any more noble than that!

The “natural” response – the knee jerk reaction – the anger given a voice every time, is seldom ever going to change anything, except to make it worse, or perpetuate it – although it may be temporarily ego satisfying. (See James 1:20)

Here’s the best guide and reminder on this I can think of: “Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.” (1 Peter 3:9)

We can make a prayer – affirmation about it to use and contemplate every day: Let me each day consistently plant the seeds of blessing in all things, all people, all situations, and at all times, for I know that I have been called to bless in order that I may receive a blessing.

Question for contemplation: What are some people or situations where you find yourself consistently rehearsing a litany of grievances, where you could plug in a new response of blessing instead, and make a habit of it – with the Holy Spirit’s help of course?

Art And Contemplation

Rather than struggle with loading the picture here and copy pasting what I’ve already written (always a challenge for some reason), here’s the link to the original post from my website…

http://www.yvonneblasycreativeinnovations.com/412370442/3003829/posting/art-and-contemplation

Happy Monday, dear reader!

Baptism Of Fire

I’ve been revisiting and revising some older and more simplistic digital art created awhile back.

This one is based on

Luke 12:49-53

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“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1Corinthians 1:18) I find that in viewing or creating spiritual Christ centered art, it always brings me into a prayerful and contemplative space where the Holy Spirit reminds me of what Jesus taught and, as it is promised, into more expanded understanding of His truth. Indeed, often a picture is worth a thousand words… or more.

Blessings to you in Christ, dear reader!

If you are interested in prints or other items in this design, please go to this link:

http://yvonne-blasy.artistwebsites.com/featured/cross-5-revised-baptism-of-fire-yvonne-blasy.html