Entering Into the Mysteries of the Soul

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The act of entering into the mysteries of the soul, without sentimentality or pessimism, encourages life to blossom forth according to its own designs and with its own unpredictable beauty. Thomas Moore. Related Posts:How We Know the Soul is Being Cared ForSoul – Fate – EgoThe Soul is Explosive and PowerfulWhat Memory, Art and Love are to the SoulOpenness to Love’s Many FormsLive as Much From the Heart as From the HeadDisappointments in Love, Betrayals and LossesArt and Soul

Find The Magic in Being a CASIGY™ Misfit

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Do you have a deep ‘defect’ in your life that makes you feel like a misfit? Dig deeply enough inside that ‘defect’ to discover the gift camouflaged within. Then hone and use that Gift to heal and serve others in the world. By this, you’ll find the Magic in being a CASIGY™ MisFit. ScrapLady Sharon Barnes Related Posts:There’s Magic in Being a CASIGY MisFitDifferent by Design Webinar RecordingCASIGYs™ BlogAre you a Creative, Acutely Aware, highly Sensitive,…Different By DesignRemembering Columbine Trauma – 17 years agoEncouraging Sensitive and Gifted Students: You Are DifferentRemembering Columbine

Catch and Release Living is Simply This

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Catch and release living is simply this: Breathe in; feel it (all of what you are experiencing physically and emotionally right now). Breathe out; release it (all of what you are experiencing physically and emotionally right now). Then again: Breathe in, feel it. Breathe out, release it. ScrapLady Sharon Barnes Related Posts:Relaxation Breathing ExercisesLife’s A Bicycle – How to Balance Your Life LikeHow to Heal from Life’s Hurts-An Intuitive, Creative…Healing Trauma in Creative, Sensitive and Gifted PeopleCommunication IsRemembering Columbine: Helping Creative, Highly Sensitive…How to Prevent Holiday Meltdowns!New Client Forms

Follow Your Own CASIGY Trail

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Follow your own CASIGY trail through deep dark woods of despair, through deserts of dreariness, through terrors of deep knowing through the void of the unknown through inner earthquakes and cyclones to heights of mythic transformation. ScrapLady Sharon Barnes Related Posts:Have the Courage to Follow Your TalentCreative Coping, Healing and TransformationRevisiting #Be WeirdLife is an ArtTurn Aside Your Dream and It Will Come Back to You AgainMerry Christmas! (What Does That Mean?)Find The Magic in Being a CASIGY™ MisfitCreative and Contemplative Handwork Is a Deep Practice

Inspiration On the Road to First Grade

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Inspiration for Parents and Teachers of Creative, Sensitive or Gifted Children: Here’s Nine Life Lessons I Learned On the Road to First Grade: My little quilt, finished except for the label, was a burgundy, mauve and ivory watercolor heart-shaped wall hanging. It had taken many moons to make, and I was tempted to skip the label. Painters sign their work on the front; quilt artists make a label for the back. But I just wanted to be done with it.  I hate making quilt labels, because I never know what to say on them. So I pinned the quilt on …

I Hate Mothers Day

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Reflections on How to to Heal our Lives, Feed our Souls, and Grow our Dreams I hate Mother’s Day. Awful though it sounds, I’ve hated mother’s day for a very long time.  I’ve also felt guilty that I hated it. I also know it’s not politically correct, so I’ve not said out loud. But it’s time to admit it. I hate Mother’s Day. I first hated it when I was in my twenties. I felt hurt and angry at my mother for many things that she had done or not done that hurt me when I was young. The more …

Remembering Columbine: Helping Creative, Highly Sensitive & Gifted Adults Heal from Trauma

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Ten years ago today my husband Gary and I connected for a rare lunch together. As we munched on our sandwiches under a restaurant patio umbrella, we saw police car after police car roaring south on Wadsworth Blvd, sirens wailing . Chills went up and down my spine as we also heard the rumble of helicopters. We saw that they were all heading for Columbine-our new neighborhood, where we had lived for only six weeks.  Later that day, we were horrified along with everyone else as we learned about the tragedy at Columbine High School. Today is a day of …