Use your creativity to heal your pain
Art as therapy

I have just read an article, Healing Trauma by Nanice Ellis, which explained so clearly the background to something I have always believed, and frequently put into practice. That is, art, of any form, can be powerful medicine. Nanice describes how to heal trauma from a karmic perspective, but does not specifically advocate art as a form of therapy. So let me explain myself more clearly. Firstly, I think that, no matter what your spiritual belief system is, the main point in Nanice’s article about healing trauma holds true. Repressing emotional wounds, whether by medication, work, social activities, addictions, or …

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Why pretend?
Or, is social media encouraging us to be untruthful?

A year or two back, this beautiful sentiment (https://wearelightbeings.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/a-letter-from-albert-einstein-to-his-daughter-about-the-universal-force-which-is-love/) went viral on social media. In a letter purporting to be written by Albert Einstein to his daughter, the author explains how LOVE, a universal force, is the one and only answer we need in life. It turns out that this letter was NOT written by Einstein, and the actual author remains undiscovered (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katharine-rose/the-truth-behind-einsteins-letter-on-the-universal-force-of-love_b_7949032.html). Which of course raises quite a few questions… Why pretend it was written by Einstein? Why is it necessary to add the weight of fame behind an idea for it to be accepted? What else on social media …

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Dogs are better than people
and here’s why…

Some of the most important people in my life are actually not people at all. I grew up with a dog and cats in the house. The odd bird, rabbit, hamster. A horse like many other teenage girls. But they were just animals. Animals I loved, but animals. Now, I have very special dogs in my life. Each has a distinct personality and individuality and a unique relationship with me. The most important is my eight year old, Chippy. Formally, he is Chippo, a highly pedigreed and properly trained German Shepherd. The odd thing is that I didn’t even want …

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