Monday, 31 January 2011

One World One Heart 2011


Welcome to my blog ~ I am delighted to participate for the first time in One World One Heart - what a wonderful, inspiring and generous concept on behalf of the organiser!

My name is Shena Meadowcroft and I am an Intuitive, Writer, Artist and Teacher. I live on the wonderful island of Gabriola, off Vancouver Island, on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.

My days are spent counseling, consulting or creating; either through my writing or my art, which takes on many forms as the ideas unfold. That’s when I’m not meandering along the shore line or in the forest where I find my inspiration and restore my soul ~

My whole focus is to work with people to provide them with a safe place to remember and discover more of who they are. So much of that can be done through journaling, writing, art and sharing our own truth. I love what I do and feel truly blessed to be able to inspire others to do the same.

My prize for the giveaway is a set of four “Soulspeak” greeting cards, and the winning name will be drawn on February 17th. Please leave a comment if you would like to be entered into the draw, and your email address so I can contact you should you win. GOOD LUCK!

Thank you so much for spending some time with me in my world ~
May you have a beautiful day ~

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Sowing the "seeds" for a New Year

I started reading, again, the other day, a wonderful book on writing, art… and life called “Soul between the Lines” by Dorothy Randall Gray ~ full of magical ideas and suggestions that you can play with or explore in an organized manner or on a haphazard basis. One of my favorite ideas that she talks about is the concept of collecting “seeds.”

One of Dorothy Randall Gray’s main uses for “seeds” is to read back your work to others, or yourself and collect the “seeds” in your writing ~ those words or phrases that capture your heart and speak to your soul. Another way is to gather “seeds” from random conversations, visual images or personal experience. Then take the "seeds" and let them be the start of a whole new crop of ideas. From these “seeds” a poem, an essay, a painting, a fibre piece, a sculpture can grow forth.
Tonight in a simple, sweet movie that was not necessarily meaningful in any other way I discovered such a “seed” which captured my imagination, and knew that if I choose, a whole new way of thinking could grow  from this. The “seed” was a one liner, a birthday wish to a 21 year old: “Let life come to you.

That is my wish for myself this year, and I share this wish with those of you who pause, upon hearing these simple words, see their potential, and decide to embrace it too. I'm going to gather "seeds," sow them as far and as wide as I can, and let myself grow...