“A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you.”
Every day I reflect on this quote from Eckhart Tolle. I like to think that by getting in touch with this silent space I am able to unlock more inspiration and creativity in my life. Each day I make it a point to meditate, and then I follow my bliss by making time to crochet, sew, and write. My meditation and creative time is what remains constant in a world where everything is in flux. What is your bliss? Anything you are passionate about and love so much that when you do it, you lose all track of time. I never had one passion – I have many, but the one that has been with me all my life is my desire to leave this world a better place, either by sharing my creativity or my wisdom gained from the school of hard knocks.
Contentment is defined as a positive state of mind and an overall feeling of joy and appreciation. From where you are at this moment, contentment can inspire you to move in the direction of your life’s purpose. Jetta the cat loves to confuse contentment with inaction. This does not work well for those of us of the human persuasion. Until I accepted the fact that I have a rare form of muscular dystrophy and that I needed to use a wheelchair, and felt content with my situation, I was unable to move forward.
In addition to my BA degree with a double major in Sociology and Anthropology, I have studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Art. Since I began my meditation practice, my awareness has expanded, resulting in an increase in my psychic intuition. It is now time for me to share this passion to benefit others. I am now a Certified Angel Card Reader, with the intention of easing the worries of others so that they too can enjoy a life of peace, contentment, love, and joy.
Now I am retired, content, and wonder how I ever found the time to work outside my home! I opened several shops on Etsy, reflecting my many passions. At JadeRoseDivineDesign I sell Angel Oracle and Tarot Card Readings, wheelchair and walker bags, pocket scarves, supplies, and sewing patterns. My designs result from from my own experience. of living life with muscular dystrophy. At JadeRoseCrochet, I sell patterns and crocheted accessories, all of which I designed. And now, at StarStuffMandalas, I sell jewelry with a Zen theme.
I love to share what I have learned to inspire and motivate others to follow their passions and reach their highest creative potential. I decided to combine my love of photography with my passion for collecting quotes in the Motivation category, which features pictures taken by my cousin, Laurie Mitchell Marshall and myself.
Finding that I had too much information to post on one blog, I began a new one for my passion for crochet: http://crochetably.com/
The following books have had a strong influence on my life:
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
The Bible I was raised with KJV, and love it for the prose.
Complete Jewish Bible translated by David Stern