When you open your heart and allow Universe to delight you,
You will be delighted beyond anything you could ask for.
As an empath, I live through my senses. I love the element of delight, and I love the element of surprise. When I open my heart to express love and gratitude to World, in return I often receive an experience that thrills my entire being. This requires that I release self-limiting beliefs (in my past, surprise equaled drama, so I learned to deflect all surprises) and to embrace the vulnerability of allowing for the unexpected. One of my daily affirmations is quite simply: when I ask Universe to delight me, I will be delighted.
When I found these words written by Kara Rane accompanied by an incredibly powerful painting, my entire being was thrilled! I felt the words spoke right to me, and the painting captured my vision of the words:
Seeing in the Darkness,
not with your eyes and definitely not by thinking.
Feeling the moon has wings,
to show the stars
irradiate Our Heart.
Your inner Sun,
than any earthly thing,
leads to Kindness
for each and every One.
Please click the above link to view the painting. Absolutely amazing!
So, it is with great pleasure, that I share space today with Kara. May the words and the collage of paintings that she chose to share here speak to you, thrill you!, as they do me.
Being the Ocean of You
by Kara Rane
Our bodies are composed of nearly 70% water. We are the elements surrounding us, the sea, the sky, the earth, air and fire. What we do to our environment we do to ourselves, there is no separation. All are One.
Salt water covers approximately 70% of the Earth, this is not a coincidence it is a direct reflection of You. Yet, only 2% of the water is fresh water, thus suitable for drinking. It is one of the most precious, vital, elemental resources we have, without it we will die.
Contemplate something so simple, pure, and essential as not available. This is a reality for many people currently living today. They do not have access to clean drinking water.
This is overwhelming. How can I affect change, to mend the wrongs that have been occurring? Can I take personal responsibility? Will we value that which is a living right for all? What can we do?
Balance. This is what we are seeking. The pollution that is evident everywhere is a symptom of our own disease. It is an emergency that needs attention now or the consequences will be detrimental to all living beings. As a society we have the ability to make choices every day, from small to large they can amount to change. What we do matters, our actions are important, and they are founded in our beliefs. As we think and feel so do we act.
Find it within yourself to be kind, nurturing, truly centered in wholeness. Believe that You are Love. As you learn to love yourself, it is impossible not to love the elements that you are. This is a challenge, how do we love ourselves? It is the same way that we express love to the ocean. We do not buy the sea a new pair of jeans, an over-sized house, or another tech gadget. Instead, we feel an unconditional love that surpasses all material longing. We cherish the soul that is within. We are transformed and re-newed simply by being in the presence of nature, Our Nature.
People are feeling this. There is a growing dissatisfaction with mass produced stuff. The United States is a materially wealthy country, yet its’ people are one of the poorest spiritually. Many people are unhappy, over-weight, sick, stressed, and polluted with things that have no meaning, with point-less plastic trash and toxic chemicals.
Now it is time to live your life in accordance with value. I love the Ocean. Many people do, this gives me great hope, faith, and courage. It brings joy to my heart. Surround your self with all that is good and right. Support the beliefs that come from a place of balance. As You heal, so too will Our dear beloved Ocean. One by One we can be the change we want to Live.
Thank you for being you, Kara, and for sharing such beauty with us!
Kara Rane is an Artist working in a variety of materials and media. From oil paintings, to sculptures, to large scale installations on glass, each project is contextual, unique. She has had solo and group art shows in galleries, design boutiques and artist collectives from San Francisco to New York City. She has won several awards, most notable from “American Women Artists” in outstanding portraiture. Kara Rane is a Yoga to Meditation guide, an Ocean Swimmer, an Eco-Lover, an Entrepreneur and a person of ideas.
¿Have you ever seen a Buddhist monk yelling ‘Lucky to be You’*!? This statement is the foundation for her life, translating the core message to the miracle of Being, to breathing in this moment fully with Peace, Bliss, One-ness, Y?U.
Images (clockwise) “Vieques” , “Gringo Beach”, “Being”, & “Live in Peace”. available here –> http://www.etsy.com/shop/kararane
Much peace and abundant love,
Reminder: Experiment. Explore. Experience.