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Sacred Holistic Arts*~balancing and winter works

 Balance… 

Is finding normalcy in this life even possible? We have all have our preconceived notions of what normal is supposed to be like, but is living it actually what we want? I told my daughter last night that I would love it if she could be happy all the time but that isn’t always possible. Sometimes we have to take life by the moments.  Sometimes you have to just find one thing beautiful and focus on that for awhile and realize that moment is beautiful and eventually they add up.

Sure I would love a house, a husband/wife I could be faithful too a great job and a group of friends I go out with on one scheduled visit a month. Sadly not my life right now and I would have to give up my summer touring around for one or more of the normal things and I am not ready to grow up that much yet. Stability is not over rated and yet I am not ready to settle for just any house or job that might take me away from my art. The key is balance.

Striving for amazingness is great but not if it makes you go crazy!  A little each day just do a little something and eventually it will add up! I am amazed as I begin to publicly share my stuff just how much I do make and as you get to know me and my life it’s a lot of chaos but I make things happen pushing through obstacles.

Patina time this picture right here is of the two arbiters that I made for the mobile’s and now I am oxidizing them so they are that beautiful turquoise color. I have been holding my breath for A few days during this process hoping it doesn’t destroy the work and enhances it nicely!!!!!!! For the know how check out my online course~ a holistic approach to creativity
  

Here is the piece before I started I added some more stuff to it. My niece came in and says”aunty M why you hang my dream catcher up there silly that’s mine” she is three. so we made it uniquely hers. Music by one of my favourites bands Lucid.

I made some one of a kind you just bought something amazing so I made you a really cool bag that your gonna want to keep:)

Nutrition health and healing

I really have a hard time in the winter. It is def not my fav. season! when it comes to maple season I get so excited! My family started tapping tree’s last year and I am hooked! It is hard work but when it boils and I grab a cup of tea or cocoa with boiling sap water that is our reward!  Sweet rose tea and sap water.

Bring it on! Here is my weight loss super shake.

2 scoops of protein powder of your choice

1 cup of Keifer

I table spoon of spiralina

1 tblsp of Hemp powder.
  I could eat a head of cabbage all by my self.

mix with olive oil and nutritional yeast and roast

 New stuff in the collection for sale

 Here is a pic of the unity scarf I knit… $110 this can wrap around my neck three times

White Lilly crown shown here by princess Lailah can be found on my etsy . She came to sleep over and wanted to play dress up!!!! Lots of princess dresses later.. I love this girl!

  New head piece unicrystal $45  
Can find this heady piece on etsy too.
   

These I haven’t listed so if you have interested pm me   

    
  Homeschool moments in timekids making cookies with sap boiling in the   Background .. Below is our field trip to shelburne falls pot holes
 
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Finding your way ~Sacred holistic arts

 If you are reading this you are on your way to the sacred. We are all searching to better our lives one moment at a time.

Luminous Meditating   $60
We are a nation that looks forward to the future and lives in the past. Though I do believe that if you want to progress it’s best to learn from your past and have an idea on where you want to go in the future. The focus should be in the here and now. You really can’t live in any other time than the now. Now is just where you were meant to be. E Tolle wrote a phenomenal book here and now and it teaches us that nothing exists but the here and now.

New England is the only place where you can have all seasons happening in one week. Two snow days and one weekend really help me to focus on my work, my calling, my art. Snow bound moments in time keep me creating on full alert. Scrambling to make money and pay bills while staying true to who I am is a balance I enjoy.

$150 This is the desert dweller dreams

   This guy right here is laced with many dreams and the wire is pencil thick

I’m in the middle of applying for a HUGE grant through a company called Artplace. If you have big idea’s on art centered things in your community I suggest looking it up. If I were to get this it could make my dreams come true and bring an art Mecca to this valley. When I went to the seminar it was all about ‘ What would you do if you had unlimited resources to make your dreams come true?’ Sooo what would you do?

 

Hello from the other side

It’s Monday morning 

I love to hibrinate in the winter and create and cleanse. I have had busy hands but when I am stuck I clean until I get my next project in mind. The art I create is sacred and I treat it so…  I started working on another magic cape on satin lavender. 

   
Six hours into this piece I spilled lavender tea on it. I picked it up with this wet bubble paint augh!!! 

 
We will make it work for us. Sometimes a great piece is about pushing through an obstacle and finding a way to make it work. This case I sprinkled gold sparkles. It is a magic cape.

Here is some of the goods I made here is the scarf I made for a custom order. I love when pieces are meant to be as this one that finished with just a little yarn left!!🙏🏼⭐️🌈

 Another custom order I sent off was this dream catcher talisman 

 She asked for a garnet so I had apiece I had to carve out of the matrix sanded and oiled with love it’s on it’s way home now in Pennsylvania 😉

Here are scenes from home 

   

Full moon 🌟🌝🎆

  • We had a beautiful full moon. I love pulling my bed right under my window to sleep and take a moon bath.
  • Simplifying and cleaning are part of my creativity ritual.  Whenever I am stuck or uninspired this is what I do. Cleaning with intention sets your mind free to create
  • On a full moon I gather my rocks into a big glass jar full of water and set it outside under the light of the full moon. Moon dance water     
  • When I make my cleaning mix I add a dash of moon dance water that has been energized by the moon then I add a handful of sea salt and a cleaner like pinesol which is just soap and essential oil. Now the salt is a purifying element. When it dries the salt will crystallize with your moon dance waTer everywhere you clean. Many traditions use salt to purify and cleanse body and soul before a ritual.

I am sitting here with the homeschooling family while my little man is coloring by numbers. Last week we worked on astrology.  
 and here are Halle’s comets and the sun and solar system. This weekend they discovered a new planet!!!! Right outside of Neptunes orbit! You should have seen his face as he recognized the words we have worked on😄 

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Blessings, michelle 

thin vail

IMG_4788the thin vail lifts from my sub concious

and my mood synches with the full moon

silver reflections fall on the earth

as I am given the momentary vision of this

universal conciousness

if only I can be quit enough to listen

to the words whispered on the wind

and echoing in my ears

that ringing clarifies

i find the sacred in the mundane

i meditate as i cleanse

leaving space for abundance

 

Bone collecting wild woman/ soul love saga/39

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I am a bone collector…

Ravishing souls and the likes of them,

savoring the moments between time…

I explore the earth in all her sacredness.

I explore her in all her settled griminess

or manicured manipulations.

Knowing each tree I pass.

I sing to the plants and watch

them dance in the vibration of my song.

I am a wild woman

dancing naked and strong.

I am a wild woman

caught between ravious love

and divine union.

I am a wild woman

running with the wild animals

catching butterflys

spreading seeds on the wind.

Digging in the earth with my bare hands

planting gardens with dirty knees

sipping on the nectar

from a flower in mid day

tasting natures sugar fresh.

I am a wild woman

filling my psyche with healing energy

raising the vibration of humanity,

raising children I have birthed from my womb,

raising the vibration of the communities children.

it takes a village

Julia Hill Butterfly and Mark from vt. wilderness School..

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I went to see Julia Hill Butterfly In my hometown in Ma. She was speaking with another man Mark Moresy from the Vermont Wilderness school .

The last time I saw her I was sooo pregnant in Santa Cruz California. She had just touched her feet to the ground and was working on a book signing in the bookstore. She had lived in a redwood tree for 208 days to save the tree Luna and to enlighten the world about the decline of our ancient redwoods.. I waited until she was done reading in this standing room only store. Waited for the masses to talk and hug her… Those moments when you get to touch, talk or hug someone who has had such a profound effect on not only me but so many is priceless.

I had worked at a fundraiser and really got to know what was going on months earlier before I found out I was pregnant. I rolled veggie sushi all night long rocking and rolling in the town hall. She was in the last leg of her journey. I was still skinny and nimble talking to some activists about what it would take to do a tree stand. I had even made a plan to go talk to someone higher up that made decisions until I felt that flutter in my belly and saw a reflection of someone I didn’t recognize.

I knew I was pregnant the moment it happened… I had just gotten to Califoria and staked my tent in the redwoods I had been fighting with Josh except that one night. The Harvest moon was in full glory and the ritual was sacred enough for conception. I spent my pregnancy tucked away in the redwoods, first in a tent, than a shack and then in a trailer until I could fit no more. This is not my story though this is about her…

Last night I went to see her fourteen years later. She was gorgeous her aura shined beyond her words . I got a moment to speak with her before the “talk” Just for a few minuets.. I sat down next to her. I don’t know what I was thinking,,, I was so impressed with how she completely tuned into me and asked my mission.

She asked me what inspired me? Here is this international best selling author  (Saving Luna) asking me these loaded questions. I had already planned on inviting her to participate in the online life classhttps://www.coursesites.com/s/_sacredholisticarts I am teaching. Not that her answer would ever have any effect on how much I admire her! More of a curiosity than anything because she embodies everything that I stand for and everything that I want to teach and learn (and be)… Not only that but she is my hero!!!!!!!

I  handed her my book (Quantum spirituality) and gave her my info hugging and thanking her for all she has done. The gift is just that A gift because she has shared so much with everyone of herself.

I can’t believe the transformation in her!  She was always beautiful but this was beyond. She didn’t have to wear any makeup to hide her face. Saying she had filled out or grown incrediably sexy just sounds wrong and disgraceful. She was taller, wiser and more of a goddess than I remember . She  has completed her metamorphosis into a butterfly inspiring all those around her with her message and buety.

Mark and her spoke of social justice, they told their stories of their lives. What led them into activism what kept them motivated through everything.. The room was full of a 180 people. It is so hard to be around people with such amazing dedication to social justice and not be inspired to do something. I was always into doing the right thing. Sometimes you don’t know until someone sparks that fire within you

Living in Santa Cruz with Momma Sage and Mamma Sativa learning about holistic health and eating vegitarian and organic was a blessing for me. They changed the way I looked at food, it wasn’t just a commodity  and healthy wasn’t just what I was eating. Everything Mamma Sativa ate was organic everything she bought with intention and full of nutrients… Super foods…. I think maybe had I not met Julia when I did I could have easily went back to the life I had lived before half on the edge of insanity and chaos. I didn’t… I had more of a reason to pursue my injustices and more of a reason to apply dedication to the earth. I feel blessed for the people to come into my life when they have their is a time and a purpose for everything.

After the show my kids and I talked to her once more and discovered a new book  “Becoming”  I couldn’t put it down. She is an incrediable artist and poet.  Speaking from the heart and soul and truly connected to the divine. I am so grateful for this time that my family has been able to spend in her presence….

 

 

unclassified / 38/ soul love saga

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Unclassified

No labels sprawled arcoss my chest

 

ancient symbols lay over my heart

finding sacred in the dirt and decay

finding peace on others heroin highway

through the smoke and mirrors

pain and galore watching the

nightmares of the ones you love

while you smell like sweet surrender

in this apocalyptic nation

and your friends and family go missing

There is nothing left to say or do

there is only so much light

you can spread on this situation

only so much love can be givin