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Friday, 5 October 2012

The Creative Mastery Within


Creativity is one of humanities natural states if all is well and the body is healthy. Intricate designs and wondrous inventions are prevalent in our recorded history and way beyond that. The remains of ancient civilisations testify to the remarkable ideas that people were and still are capable of. Creative insights are of lightening speed – as if from neon rivers of energetic energy flowing in and around us. Illuminations that spring to mind can be mild to passionate and only the course of a few days will offer its true value. If it still holds its power you must decide whether to pursue it now on an unrelenting quest or save if for later which might mean its demise.

Creative insights involve a place, time and date that pushes to the surface on the day you are ready to receive the information. It could have happened two years ago but it didn’t, or maybe it did but you ignored it! Life is fast, but if you don’t slow down and read the signs you’ve written yourself, trouble will arise! There is a vast need within to do something meaningful, to gain some skill and personal satisfaction in the course of a lifetime. Such creative mastery is within everyone’s capabilities, though we work this proficiency at different levels depending on our mental and physical capabilities.  Fulfilment arrives when you begin to understand the innate talent of the creative self.

Don’t underestimate the sabotage that the insecure part of your emotions can bring to life. Like a virus you can infect yourself with the negative images that restrict growth and slow your journey. Surround yourself with people that have a healthy outlook on life, the ones that offer an example of what they have achieved through joy and persistence. Remove any negative programming from childhood or adolescence that is not your own, if any? Hopefully by now you have cleared out anything that does not belong to you. Creativity can only thrive in a space that is free of debris. Keep up that creative flow with exercise and nutritious food – if your engine is tried your body will use its energy to recuperate.

Vastly creative as humanity is there are people who insist that they are not good at anything, in this case it is important to look harder or look for something that has blocked your creativity and release yourself from these shackles. Everyone is creative and the world is a mighty big place to find inspiration. Sometimes it is necessary to go through an awakening, to break free of the normal confines and look beyond. Just because it hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean you won’t be the first. Take that enlightened spirit and let it see the sun dance over the water. Be meaningful and use your creative mastery for personal empowerment and the good of all.

06-10-2012

 The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

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Monday, 3 September 2012

The Gift of Life on Earth


 If you sit and view the plants, trees, rivers, beaches, countryside, animals and people you are witnessing the ultimate grandeur of life on Planet Earth. You have been born into the perfect timing of this world – one in which you can sometimes pursue your ultimate goal, if you have progressed beyond basic survival. If you look into the night sky or have some knowledge of the solar system you will know that the surrounding planets have either died or may still be developing, but there is nothing like the life and growth that Earth gives in abundance every day.

 If you walk or drive in a busy street with traffic making its hectic bustle and you have places to be and things to do – imagine what everything in your world is placed on and what your town looked life before the buildings. Earth is a planet suspended in space by the ebb and flow of other planets and the majesty of the Sun and Moon. Our planet itself is a mass of slowly shifting lands, oceans and volcanic activity that releases the pressure from deep within. It is easy to forget as you run from one chore to another just how incredible it is to be alive! Something that should not be taken for granted, because without the gifts of earth, air, fire and water we cease to exist.

If you are living in a green land of hidden treasures and can pursue you personal quest – you should be amongst the happiest people on this delightfully enchanting world. Though we are quick to complain when times get tough, think back to just how amazing your life is and the wonders you have experienced so far. You could easily fill the pages of a book with all that you have seen. So take a deep breath and appreciate the mother to us all – the magnificent and nurturing planet Earth. Then teach your children.

 03-09-2012

 The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers). 
 

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Do we Need Success in the Public Arena or Just Personal Satisfaction?






We live in a world culture that places winning, success and fame high on the list of what is important. A lot of this is drummed into our heads in early childhood and high school/college, but after this you have to separate what you believe from what has been encoded. Life is not a competition, it may have a competitive edge from time to time, but if you live in a state of winning – that you have to be the best you will have short lived highs and long depressive lows (especially if you don’t value the journey).

The age of social media brings even more pressure for those with a need to impress. This can be quite a dangerous parcel for adolescences that are developing a sense of self, but get side-tracked with who they think they should be instead of who they really are. It takes courage to proudly show the real you and strive for personal satisfaction instead of fame. Do you really have something to prove to others?

Finding personal satisfaction in something you enjoy doing is real success! Public success and adoration may arrive one day, but not without a core of love, dedication, creative discovery and planning. Aim to fulfil your personal quest, that one thing that you consider worthy of your valuable time. It’s a desire, a calling, something that keeps you motivated and offers a challenge. Your quest may cover several years or a greater part of your lifetime, but you can’t stop because it is part of you. That said, there is no time limit and no rush, continue as inspiration hits.

Don’t follow success on some fools journey, discover your true potential and obtain personal satisfaction.

 
The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      
 
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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).








Friday, 20 July 2012

The Magical Quality That Defines You!



That unique sparkle that emanates from happy people is a shimmering delight. It lets you into their world for a fleeting second even if they are little more than strangers. They might use a few words or just eye contact and a heartfelt gesture, but you know what they mean because of the positive emotions that flow. They say a simple smile can release millions of endorphins that make you feel wonderful, so keep that up (unless it’s some kind of taboo in your culture)!
We are all unique, we all have something to say and we all have that magical quality that defines the glowing spirit within. So don’t be too quiet or know one will see your charming qualities and uplifting talents. It is amazing just how many emotions we express with our facial muscles alone – so lift your beautiful face to others and give them a hint of who you are.
When you don’t smile and react in the normal way people can read these emotional changes quite easily, especially if they know you well (well unless they are completely caught up in their own life). Trial and error, ups and downs and giant boulders that drop in to make life interesting are all part of life and we all do our best to conquer our fears, deal with trauma and sweep that smaller rubble to roadside with a smile of victory and we forge ahead again. The magical qualities that make you unique will always be there, so don’t leave them dormant, get out there and live.
This magical quality is never more present than when you are happy, creative and contented. Let your exquisite glow radiate through your day!

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
21-07-2012

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Creating Sacred Space

 

Having a special place to communicate with the private spiritual you is often a necessity in our demanding lives. Most people take very little time to listen to their own thoughts which in the long run can develop a sense of confusion, loss of purpose or direction. Those who have created an area of sacred space inside the home, or garden can gain clarity and recharge their energy when it is needed.
Such a space is used for reflection and meditation, but it must be quiet – so enter your space when you have the house to yourself (the babies are asleep, the children are at school). Find a time that suits your lifestyle (early morning, day or night) and try to do this once or twice a week for 30 minutes. Look for a space in your home that feels right for you; maybe it has filtered light that lets the sun in, or a garden just outside a window that brings in the smell of herbs or flowers. If your sacred space is in a lounge room in a comfortable chair you won’t be the only one (a popular choice). 
To enhance your sacred space decorate it with things that you feel are special even holy. Find things that have meaning; you might have sacred statues or idols that comfort you. You could choose some soft ambient music, something relaxing (without words) or just listen to the birds. Maybe a candle, incense or fresh flowers would be nice. Then put on your comfortable clothes and sit down with a lovely warm blanket if desired.  Sit with your eye’s closed and listen to your inner chatter and the profound thoughts that follow, but don’t try to force anything, just let it happen.  Oh, and have a notebook handy in case you have insights that need recording.
The more you come to this sacred place the more empowered it will become – because you are empowering it every time your ritual begins. Use this peaceful time to create a full understanding of yourself and others and you will be a wise and beautiful being, a gift to all.
The Sage   Sharon D Bush
04-06-2012

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Will Modernity Spell the Demise of Religion in the Future?


 
The wane of religions establishments in the West is clearly evident.  Many are outgrowing religions than cannot keep up with modern living, changing ideologies, technology, science, spirituality and less free time. In the East where the grip of religion is firmly entrenched in culture, politics and everyday life religion is thriving, but not by choice, by birth (the family you were born into). The rhetoric that binds people to religion is falling away – the dark places these organisations created to keep attendance high over the centuries have lost their power over a free thinking populous. Modernity means education and education means thinking for yourself and dispelling anything unreasonable, uncomfortable or stagnant.

What draws people to religion is familiar faces, ceremony, routine, fear, safety and helping the community, but spiritual satisfaction seems harder to find – it appears that many are just going through the motions and people are not quite sure how they fit into the religious organisations that they regularly attend.  In the last forty years there has been a surge into the spiritual. Many are taking what they have learned in religion, spiritual groups, culture heritage, philosophy, paganism and the natural world and combining them in home ceremonies. Is this the way of the modern world, are we no longer satisfied with offerings of the orthodox codes? Have we finally put heresy and blasphemy aside!

We love the idea of religion, but if it does not satisfy our spiritual core – it moves down the list of what we hold dear. The spiritual can be found anywhere and with a blending of culture and what we revere about religion we are in fact creating a new eclectic spiritual faith - a sort of ‘Soulism.’  The Soulist, no matter what religious background is free to create a spiritual and ceremonial world that suits each individual family in the sacred space of the home (or elsewhere) – where spiritual knowledge, wisdom, compassion and love are passed down through the family, or shared with others on a similar path. Then a sustainable foundation can support the daily needs of the soul. People are drawn to the unexplained mystical experiences of the spiritual; they desire the illuminated presence that gives life purpose and meaning – a euphoric love that permeates all in moments of joy and spiritual insights.

The future of mainstream religions depends on what we need on a soul level and what degree of modern alterations it can cope with. Otherwise the searching begins!

 
The Sage
31-05-2012

Friday, 27 April 2012

The Divine Equality of Modern Feminism


  
All are equal in the eyes of the Goddess or God. No divine presence has ever lessened the status of women. The ancient written word is subject to the culture of patriarchal societies that could not or did not want to let women fully participate in their religion. The cultural beliefs of men in positions of religious or political power left most women bereft of education(for more than 2000 years), the  one thing that could have given them equality a lot sooner than the 20th or 21st century. That said – women still found an even greater way to communicate with the God of their family or state religion; by feeling, praying, loving, sensing, listening, teaching, receiving spiritual guidance, caring for community and using their own unique ritual practices away from prying eyes. 
 
Those that were born in pagan times where Goddesses held precedence over life, love and harvest knew a freer world of respect and reverence. These nature Goddess’s reflected the life giving nature of women as mothers, healers, lovers and guardians renewing the land  and offering guidance to those in need. The witch hunts are over, no one can tell women what to believe and how to behave.

Women were once currency as slaves, wives and concubines, yet the armoured sisterhood stood with sword and shield in troubled era’s in an effort to be heard and to have equal rights. So don’t sit silently, use your voice and know that millions of women have fought for you! Bless your ancestors and closer relatives, any of them, both male and female that have stood up for equality. Remember that being equal does not lessen the journey of men; it just draws the union closer. Spare a thought for the women who are in countries that did not emerge into the freedom of modern feminism, help them if you can? Delight in your chosen spiritual beliefs and the world is balanced with divine majesty.    

The Sage
28-04-2012


Thursday, 5 April 2012

What does it mean to be spiritual?


What does it mean to be spiritual? Spirituality can be defined as feelings of well-being, divine emotions, emanating love and acts of kindness towards others and the natural world – a sense of oneness with all. Though this may or may not include religion. Many of us have some foundation in religion and therefore have some sense of ritual, reverence and sacred presence of something more.

Spirituality is something that comes from within and is all around. You can feel it if you slow down and soak it in. Many tribal people can feel the presence of their homeland terrain and the aura of spirits that protection and dwell within the land. But we are all have our tribes, especially in our family, friends, cultural heritage and spiritual groups. Many are living a life based in the spiritual, while others hold tight to their beliefs in a world of personal turmoil, some say they are not religious or spiritual but their nature of caring and goodness speaks of the illuminated soul within. Open your blessed heart today and lessen the burdens of others by simple deeds.

The Sage    

Friday, 23 March 2012

The pleasures of predictabilty



Aren't they wonderful, those elements of life that we hope will always be there. That we could just walk in the door and everything is as we left it. Life is not predictable, it is fluid and changing and sometimes erases the things we thought would always be there. So today I'm suggesting that you take joy in the things you most take for granted. Those small things like the a cup of tea in your own backyard, or the sun glinting off your child's hair, the wind picking up as the seasons change, the place where you like to sit in the evening or the unique personalities that speak with passion regarding their favourite subjects.

The predictable makes us feel warm, safe and wanted, a blessing to all. Though we all need a change from time to time, it's good to know that you have people or places you can rely on when life is troublesome. Remember that you are probably a predictable pleasure for others and that is a definite indictment of the love and comfort you have shown!

There is nothing for you to do but enjoy and be thankful, but you could offer someone a cup of tea or a simple smile.

The Sage