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Is the Light Getting Brighter?

Or is it just me?  I can’t decide, so I am relying on all of you to tell me how YOU feel about it….  I know that being in the pitch black for a few days, that any amount of illumination is so very welcomed and appreciated.   Perhaps, that is one of the main reasons FOR our darkness.

I’m so very fortunate to paint, create and tap into the energies of the collective and pull out messages that we all seem to need right now.   I know that they all aren’t meant for each and every one of you all of the time….and perhaps at times I may ruffle some feathers (actually, I KNOW at times I ruffle feathers – because of some of the behind the scene comments I receive), but, trust me, my feathers have been ruffled a time or two, but, I believe that the most growth we have comes from being ruffled.

Last year and the first couple weeks of this year have been brutal for so many of us.  We have been challenged and asked to shed so much….and so many of us have been doing it kicking and screaming all the way!!!   And yet, there have been major breakthroughs for so many…..after a lot of hand-holding, crying, and “why me?” questions….

As many of you know, don’t know, don’t care, or haven’t heard yet….I went through my first ever panic attack.  Lord Gawd….I had to surrender so much control….and do the only thing I know how to do to recenter and reground….and that was to try and paint.  From the Ashes came….and then these sassy pants women….a bit (OK – a ton) of attitude, strong, powerful and yet, compassionate and authentic.  In other words, unapologetically who they are.   They don’t give a rat’s ass how others tell them it “should” be done…they are going to do it the way that their intuition guides them to do it.

No more trying to be like someone else.  Or how someone tells them they “should” be.

I love how healing my art has been for me through all of this.

I love how most of my friends knew exactly what to do.

I love how I learned so much about me and what makes me tick.

I love how much more compassion I feel for so many more than I did before (trust me, I was judgy about this – thinking it should be a piece of cake to work through a panic attack – dayum Gina – no freaking way!!!)

I LOVE these Sassy Pants!!!

So, is the light getting brighter, or is it just me after being in the icky darkness for a while?

May We Walk Together as One

Blessings y’all





……Or, as many of you know I would actually say WTF???

I posted a painting the other day from a new series that is asking to be created, around the Tarot.  Don’t ask me why I am painting these, because I don’t have a clear answer….yet….except I think that what happened may just be a part of the reason why.

This woman shared my post….accompanied by these words:

Honestly, I didn’t know that people would take the kind of time that it took her to write this, let alone take the time to criticize and try to bring someone else down, who is just listening to what Spirit, God, or whatever you believe in, is asking her to do.

I must have really touched some sort of nerve inside of her, one that she is questioning about her life, for her to be so nasty.

I shared the post with a friend who has spent years sifting through the dogma of his childhood, and this is what he had to say:

“My heart is forever changed by those that insist they’re right about everything.   They are the lost souls, no longer seeking.  They’re smug in their rightness.  Their beliefs become a big stick with which they try to beat the rest of us into spiritual submission.  If their faith was as powerful as they say, they’d never utter another critical word.  They’d let God or the Holy Spirit do the work.  Instead they’re so EEFN mixed up.  If the God of the universe is who they say HE is, what quarrel or criticism do they have with anyone?  It’s simple, but they can’t let it be.  They forget that the truth needs no defense.   You need not defend yourself beyond maybe just saying to that person, ‘bless you in your walk’. ”

I replied:  “I wanted to say on her post…thanks for the free publicity….but she blocked me.”

Him:  “HAH.  She just threw her grenade, then hid.  I rest my case.”


Very wise words.

It made me think.

What makes people want to divide and conquer us further?  Why are people so afraid of different ways of thinking?

I think it is FEAR.  Plain and simple.  Fear of the unknown, and unlike me – who was super curious – it causes people to become even more willing to put their heads in the sand.

Some, NOT ALL, of these super duper “christians” believe that their way is the only way….It’s a darkness within them, that they are afraid to face.  Because, what if everything they believed growing up, is no longer true?  What happens then?

I’ll tell you what I see.

If those that were raised a certain way, begin to question, then they will have to think outside of the box.  They will see possibilities, rather than stagnation.  They will begin to see what is behind the dogma of organized religion, and start to reject those teachings.  They will begin to see that it doesn’t take money to get into “heaven”.  They will begin to see that SOME of the teachings are meant to control, rather than for freedom, and compassion.  They will begin to see our similarities, rather than our differences.  They won’t be ruled by fear, but rather love.


I’m off to do more paintings..(or as some refer to it – the work of Satan…HA!)

May We Walk Together as One


PS….She just THOUGHT she was putting the fear of God into me…Obviously, she DOES NOT KNOW ME!!!!




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