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Is “reality” real?

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Big question that friends and I have been throwing around lately.

What exactly IS “reality”?

According to Wiki this is what “reality” is:  Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.[1] Reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. A still broader definition includes that which has existed, exists, or will exist.


What is reality to me, is not necessarily reality to another.   For instance, I believe that I can create my own reality.  My reality is that I am a visionary, intuitive artist and writer who came here to quite simply, well, for the sake of simplicity, be me.  Follow my intuition.  Write and paint things that make you think.  Plant seeds of consciousness. I’m a seeker – of wisdom, knowledge and unseen truths.

HOWEVER…..this may be quite different or uncomfortable for someone else….they may want to follow rather than lead….and judge those who don’t believe as they do.  To make others fit into their parameters of “reality”.  I wonder why, as humans, we do this?  (I have my theories, but, I would be interested to know your opinions!!)

There is a price, however, to conscious decisions, and you may have to deal with losing those people, places and things that no longer fit your reality.


For example, I lost a gallery, (disclaimer – I was ready to leave anyway, because of – well – a wide variety of reasons!) because during a five minute interview on television, while I was doing a demo about my upcoming show Spiritual Journey, the interviewer kept asking (several times) what a “spiritual journey” meant to me, (Mind you, I was trying to paint!), I blurted out the only thing that came to mind – “I don’t believe in God – instead I believe we ARE God!”.  My gallery owner used that as a reason to “part ways” because she said, “after all, it was a Spiritual Journey show”, and I said “EXACTLY!”

Our realities clearly were not the same!!!

Good news is that this gallery clearly did and does not fit who I am.

Did I have to deal with consequences of my words – yup – but, it’s all a part of the journey.



Will I have to adjust my reality?  Of course – but, I believe that everything happens for a reason.

Why is it that so many of us use the excuse that “they aren’t grounded in reality” to say adios to people?  Instead of asking questions?  Getting to know the person, rather than making judgments?  Opening one’s mind to possibilities rather than following the M”asses”?

You all know people on social media who are miserable and post about all of their victim issues.  And, guess what they continue to receive???   DUH!!!

Change perception.  Change reality.  Look for the silver lining rather than all of the Debbie Downer stuff!!!


May We Walk Together as One.

Here’s to the game changers!




What if Mermaids ARE real?

What if Mermaids ARE Real?
What if Mermaids ARE Real?

And, fairies, and elves, and leprechauns (I know one), and angels and, and, and, and….   You get the picture.   What if we really CAN talk to the animals?   And trees, and rocks, and, and, and…What a magical world we WOULD live in.   What a magical world we LIVE in.

Everyone has a different reality.   Fill a glass partially full with water and you can get numerous answers when you ask the question.   Half-Full, some would say.  Half-Empty, a few more.  Completely Full – I would say – half with water and half with air.   Some would prefer it to be Scotch – neat – rather than water….but, you get the picture.   Same glass, same amount of water numerous different realities.   So what IS reality?  I’ve had people say to me, “but this IS reality!”   Yes, I will agree that it is THEIR reality.  And MY reality is MY reality.

I prefer to think that the world is magical….that if we just open our hearts, and our minds to the possibilities that anything will happen.  That if you truly believe that you can be a successful artist, musician, etc etc etc (you fill in YOUR blank) that you WILL be.

At one point in time, we couldn’t see ourselves having light, or phones, or cell phones, or planes….and yet, someone dreamed those possibilities. AND created them.

Creatives – all creatives – change the world.   It’s a fact.   It may not be a part of your reality, but it is a part of ours…..   We are the dreamers, the ones with our heads in the clouds, the ones who can’t pass by a butterfly on a branch without getting excited.

And so, I say to you again….What if Mermaids ARE real?  What a wonderful world.

Whisperings….of love.


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