One of the greatest lessons and challenges some of us have in this lifetime can be in allowing feelings to be expressed to ourselves and to others. We can come to a place where we worry that we will come across silly or insignificant and we don't want to expose ourselves to this vulnerable place, that someone would make our feelings small and unimportant.


The Beauty of Art & Life

Posted By Ara on Jan 17, 2016

When you create a piece of art, you can stop at any time. You can reach a point where it starts to look all right, where the canvas starts to take shape and begins to look like something. You can put down the brush and you can step away from the easel any time you want. You could keep going. You could keep playing with it, keep layering the paint and seeing where it takes you.


To The Girl Behind the Mask

Posted By Ara on Jan 15, 2016

I had always hated masks. I found one today while going through some items packed away in a dusty corner in storage. Upon opening the box that should have been marked "things I kept putting at the back of the attic so I didn't have to deal with them" I pulled out the black mask and held it in my fingers.


Standing At The Crossroads

Posted By Ara on Jan 07, 2016

The Crossroads. Is there a more confusing or powerful place to behold? Here in this domain of decision we all find ourselves rooted from time to time. All paths that we walk lead to the crossroads and when we arrive we can choose only one of the paths that venture onward. Sometimes we must have faith in a leap. Sometimes we must calculate and weigh the risks.


Hecate: Goddess of the Crossroads

Posted By Ara on Jan 07, 2016

Hecate is a powerful ally when we find ourselves standing at the crossroads. She is known as the Queen of Witches and the Queen of Ghosts, she is a guardian of the spirit world and can see deep into the unseen with her dark intuitive magick. She is connected with the dark aspect of the Moon and the magic that is found in the shadows.


Labradorite

Posted By Ara on Jan 07, 2016

Labradorite is a stone of transformation. Like the glimmering and shifting rainbow of colors that dance along the surface of this beautiful stone, it brings to us the energy of movement and is a good stone to have with us during times of change. The Inuit thought that the stones contained the frozen rainbow fire of the Northern Lights that had fallen to the Earth below.


Rose Quartz

Posted By Ara on Jan 01, 2016

Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. This calming, peaceful and healing stone is a very gentle but high vibration. It is easily found as well in polished or rough forms in everything from wands, spheres, specimens, periods or jewelry. This beautiful stone encourages and promotes self love, worth, forgiveness, and acceptance.