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I’m trying to get back into good creative habits. It’s surprisingly hard and I came close to giving up earlier today before I’d even begun. I started drawing only to feel I couldn’t do it. Well I can, I know I can, but it has to be on my terms. You see I’m not good with drawing pencils and pens and that’s what I was pushing myself to use. It sapped the joy and passion from the activity and frustrated me. Pastels, charcoals and chalk pencils, however, are a different ball game entirely.

Can I keep up with my wish to draw on a daily basis? I have no idea, I can share today’s offering though now that I’ve conquered the hurdle that was holding me back. This week it’s Remembrance Day in the UK so the poppy is rife to honour and remember those who have fought and died for our country.

Poppy ~ chalk pencils on pastel paper

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 I have found, over the years, that many of us that choose to follow a pagan or more unusual spiritual path do so because we have natural access to one or more psychic gifts. I have always been able to sense things that others could not, both as an empath and in the realm of energy, colour, guides and other beings.

I don’t speak about this often because it’s personal and really no-one else’s business. It’s not something to brag about it’s just who I am and where I am at this point in my life. Sometimes such admissions are met with ridicule or outright hate from others and I don’t want to invite that kind of negativity into my life from people either online and offline. But then if no-one talks about them at any point for fear of prejudice we stay isolated and alone, something that I feel psychic gifts are trying to remedy by encouraging us to connect with others on an energetic/soul level.

I used to just feel and/or sense things but as I’ve gotten older and really settled into the evolution of my journey I’ve noticed my gifts have changed in different ways as well. Around seven years ago I started having, sporadically I might add, what I call ‘true visions’. Most of the time they happen in the day and I go into a day dream like state, much as I always have done, only rather than gain comfort and rest with my guides during this time I have begun to see things and be told things that eventually come true.

I thought I’d lost the ability when my depression flared up a couple of years back and while I still had and listened to my intuition my third eye stopped buzzing and I didn’t feel the call to trance like work… until this year.

2015 has been a huge year of change and transformation across the board. My third eye began buzzing again, so much so that I had to retrain myself to close it down and shield my aura when it became too much. I started having ‘true visions’ again, not many and always concerning something in my life rather than bigger picture stuff but they happened. I didn’t want to trust them for a while, I was doubtful of their truth and concerned that it was my ego projecting wishes into my mind. That was until they started coming true last week.

It’s restored some of my faith in myself, not just seeing the truth in them but feeling the comforting touch of my guardian angel reassuring me when they do come true. They’re not big things but they are blessings, reminders that I am far more powerful than I give myself credit for; that we all are both as individuals and part of the human race.

I guess what I’m trying to say is don’t shut down these thoughts and feelings when you get them. Believe in the guidance you’re receiving if it feels right and see where it takes you.

What are your gifts? Be proud of them! You don’t have to shout them from the rooftops but be aware of them, you have them for a reason. Have you noticed a change in them this year in particular? Are they changing, evolving and growing with you? Do you see them as a blessing or a curse?

I like to think that the things we are gifted with like this, while they may not be considered normal, are incredibly special. They open our energy to the Universe, they connect us with all that is and they help us to look at things from outside of the box.

Recognise your gifts, be grateful for them, listen to them and they will show you the way.

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2013 was a pivotal year in my life for a lot of reasons. I feel like I finally made my way to a better emotional place after a very tough 2012, I started my business, developed my dreams, ambitions and goals, finalised my divorce and started a new chapter in my life. One of the things I really love about keeping a scrapbook or smashbook or something similar is how all of those memories and thoughts can be kept safe and sound.

Last week I was feeling uninspired so I decided to take a trip down memory lane and revisit a year that brought with it a lot of positivity, inspiration and all round goodness. This is what happened…

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Everyone has at least one passion in life, those things that excite and motivate you and that bring you joy and happiness to do. I find that most if not all of the time that I find myself blocked creatively it’s because I have lost connection with my passion.

I love arts and crafts but there’s a difference between enjoying an activity and finding passion in one. It’s my view that it’s the ones that you have passion for that are the really important things in your life.

Since the move I’ve been blocked and my mind has been a bit of a mess of ideas and thoughts. I’ve been drifting away from my passions favouring to invest my time in activities that I enjoy and think I should be doing and all that’s done is solidify those blocks even further.

So today I used my art journal to work through the question what am I passionate about? With surprising results. Doing so has clarified a few things for me and guided me to redirect my efforts and goals. But how do you find your passions?

I think about all the activities I’m doing, enjoy, interested in and that I put my time into for whatever reason and for each one I take a look at how that activity makes me feel. Do I just enjoy it at certain times? Do I find myself wanting to do it above anything else? When I do the activity or think about the thing do I find myself happy, motivated, full of ideas, energy and enthusiasm or do I feel cold, uninspired or like it’s something I should be doing rather than something I really want to do?

Find your passions and follow them!

They bring you joy and peace, they nourish your soul.

They’re what you’re born to do.

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