The gift of the status quo

What I really love about Energy Art, is that it allows me to access the energy of the person for whom it’s being created! N in the process, I’ve interacted with a wide variety of combinations n permutations of varying energies..

This is a piece created for my most heart warming friend, Tracy Coan! As I was creating this piece for her, I could tune into the loving and accepting energy that she holds. She creates this warm n fuzzy space for you, where u are allowed to be whoever you are.

This piece is titled, the gift of the status quo!

The status quo, here simply represents our acceptance of what is, n choosing consciously to accept it exactly the way it exists. I find Tracy to be such an accepting person, n she totally allows one to be their authentic self.

N in doing so, she does something magical for herself n for us, the receivers of her tender acceptance!! When she accepts us for who we are, in turn it leads us to expand our horizons n in that moment, we have moved forward..

By choosing to stay, we automatically progress! By choosing to be okay about feeling sad, we move ourselves into acceptance n joy. 

By choosing to be okay about feeling disappointed, we move forward n choose progress.

N slowly, as we consciously n gracefully accept who we are, we are subconsciously growing bigger n bigger, like the hearts depicted..

N when we choose others, the way they are, irrespective of the labels of sad, cranky,arrogant, noisy, etc we gift them just as we gift ourselves, this energy of expansion!!

This next piece, the gift of the status quo! Created specially for Tracy!!

N my writing skills fall short of true expression, when it comes to explaining the expression of art!!!

~aryaa

‘x’ number of things, ‘y’ people do!!! No.. don’t do…

Let’s face it!! That beautiful space we go to for a tiny break is the fb app on our phones. We are scrolling, sharing, reading, liking stuff here almost all the time.

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Articles like these come as a refreshing break. More often than not, we are reading any and every article that seems or sounds like our help to get better. We are taking those quizzes to know our IQ, EQ, which celebrity we look like, our strengths, our secrets..list is long..

It is interesting! Curiosity isn’t bad!! Yeah but you know what I think?

We read all this stuff all the time. It does boost our esteem when we see we resemble a great looking star or our age is guessed incorrectly (like we would love to hear). Its great to feel great about ourselves!! But why do we need these articles to tell us all that stuff?

My experience with reading such stuff has been that I tend to look at all the stuff I’m not. The first thought that comes to my head is inadequacy. If the 22 things that beautiful women have in common, aren’t those that I do, there’s a thought that says ‘so you’re not beautiful. Forget it’.

I’ve traveled this rough road hard enough to know that I am beautiful in my own ways & that only I can allow myself to believe ‘I’m not beautiful’.

But what about others? The naive who have yet to figure what beauty or confidence or whatever..is all about.

As a new mom, I also used to read a lot about being mommy and what other moms do. I saw that its easy to feel guilty about the stuff you’re not doing rather than feel happy about the stuff that’s working for you.

Unless we really tune our antennas to pick that good stuff, we should be thinking twice about what we are reading online. At least that’s what I do.

Cuz, this stuff has an effect on our subconscious. What we are seeing/ reading/ doing is constantly shaping us without our awareness.

That’s what I think! What do you think? No offense towards anyone who enjoys reading these articles. Simply a thought put forward or maybe a question “Are these articles really serving you?”

Ready to dump those NY resolutions???

I always wonder why the threshold of a year is so milestone-yyy? Whats such a big deal about it?
I’ve heard people say that whoever said ‘it isn’t always about winning’ probably was a loser!!! And I’ve hated that sentiment..
And I think that sentiment applies even with resolutions..

People may say, not making resolutions is like not moving forward or like stagnating, or being too content with mediocre…
Do you think so too?

Why do we make new year resolutions?? Or may be I should ask what are our resolutions??
Losing weight, bagging that xyz job, making more money, spending more quality time at home???? What are your top few on the NYR list??

Especially being a Coach, I’ve heard other fellow coaches talking about how we can help our clients move forward. And i feel may be its time to pause and be, rather than run ahead of ourselves..

  
I’m not saying those resolutions are crap or that we can’t get there. I’m not saying its horrible to move forward. Or it’s stupid to dream big. NOOOOO!!!

But do we know our intentions behind the dreams?? Or intentions behind those new year resolutions??
If the intention is to move to a more beautiful place, great!!! But generally our intentions are to move out of this (crappy) place and go somewhere beautiful..

The base or core of this intention is loudly shouting out ‘I’m not happy with myself’
What if we gave up the thought of changing?? As in I’m not referring to being ‘anti- change’ but being more comfortable with what’s around us?? Being comfortable being in this body, living this life.. Loving it!!

So a resolution like ‘get a higher paying job’ could be transformed into ‘ offering gratitude for whatever I have’
A resolution like ‘lose 5 kgs’ could be transformed into ‘love myself for being so beautiful – whatever my weight’ ( believe me, in doing so we attract beauty)

A resolution like ‘resolve issues with my spouse/ parents/siblings’ could be transformed into ‘ be more patient and accepting of others’

Bringing about a change is tough!! Not impossible but tough.. And what if we looked at change differently??
Instead of changing ourselves, how about we change the way we look at ourselves??

Why not dump all resolutions and have just one- love myself and be grateful for this life???

And if bringing about a change in ourselves is tough, imagine all our resolutions which involve changing other people- they’re gonna be a big mess…wanting my spouse to be more patient/ responsible/xyz….is gonna be a big mess!! How about letting them be..

And we can let them be only when we ourselves can let us be..
So no new year resolutions for me!! I’m gonna love myself, appreciate how I’m so perfect with all my imperfections, and let others be imperfect too..

It’s easier said than done but this resolution sounds more fruitful than any other..
Making gratitude lists has improved my way of looking at things and now I feel ( though I can’t stop attempting to change people around me) its easier to let others be than expect them to change!! And this feeling can get reinforced only when I feel the same for myself..

So if I can’t do things that I should’ve done, it’s a perfect world!! I’ll accept the consequences that follow without making life tough and guilt filled..

So what say? Ready to dump your NY Resolutions????

Lessons from nature

As I look around, all the greenery, the nature – they seem to be living a different life!
A life of trust, a life of giving, a life of serving others and a life of surrendering to the highest will!!
For the sake of humans, nature has always been accommodating , not complaining!! It gives us ..with joy and when we choose to destroy it, it gives in to our motives assuming (I’m sure they assume so) that its the divine will..

its so beautifull!!!

All they know is to exist, the leaves – they know to be green, move with the wind, when the seasons change they know they have to fall and they fall!! For them knowing and experiencing is one and the same..

They have no conflict! Of knowing one thing and experiencing the other.. They are at peace irrespective of whether they’re alive and kicking or whether they’re burning and dead..

If its really that easy to exist, simply breathing and giving in to the divine will, why are we experiencing conflict?