Friday, 7 August 2015

One Single Orchid

On a trek in nature this past week, in a beloved bushland near my home, I happen chanced upon a group of people walking. Like me, enjoying, an opportunity to mingle, with an enchanting morning.

It is rare to come across others on my dates with solitude on this particular walk. Communing with the magic of my surroundings.

A favourite place where my inner world rests with it's own loving heartlings and mindings.

Providing a few quiet hours of raw beauty, and unity, with the weather inside and outside of me.

With the wildlife brilliantly intruding, regularly, in it's own freedom, to just be.

One woman, this day, shared her own enchantment, joyfully.

Intent on pointing out to me, something new, and original, that meant a great deal.

An orchid blooming.

One, single, rare, wild, orchid, amongst the bushland greenery.

Tiny, and Majestic, in amongst the scenery.

Can you see me? It spoke gently, in it's offering.


We did.

And we marvelled.

And appreciated.

And remarked, on the splendour, of this magical event.

Unmissed. Noticed. And reverent, to it's song sung to this passing audience.


Bringing in new Springtime bling, early.

Stunning. Beauty.

A heartfelt moment shared.

May you too contemplate your blooming. Your single, rare beauty, leading into brilliant Spring. And may it be shared splendidly.

SaraSwati Shakti

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Illustration: One Single Orchid © SaraSwati Shakti 2015. From her Heart Art collection. Heart Art is a registered therapy services trademark of SaraSwati Shakti.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Meant for Fulfilment

Have you noticed that gratitude feeling of full? When your body is communicating happiness to you.

That feeling of sufficient, glad, satisfaction, content.

The just right sense that Goldilocks meant.

That wonderful feeling of appreciation. 

Cultivate that feeling.

When the sun is shining. The day is warming. Your body is healthy. Your heart's expanding.

Cultivate that feeling.

Each bit of the day, that is bringing joy, and what you love, so dearly.

Cultivate that feeling.

All the bits that fill you to bits. All the things in life that you love to bits.

And the ways they make you feel. Whatever that is.

Fullsome Fullfillment is where it is.

Cultivate those bits.

Fill yourself up, whenever you need, with those feelings, deliberately. With all the pieces that make up the jigsaw puzzle of what is good, for you, in your world, perpetually.

Enjoy it utterly, and constantly.

Positively creating your reality.

Finding the natural feeling, of worth to you, and in you. Abundantly.

Notice it, in each minute it's here.


Knowing that all you have been going through, has been creating the life that is right, for you, with the choices you make, and the actions you take, each instant. As you choose the path of true you. With courage. And beauty too.

Focussing on the life that is meant for you.

An obligation of Fulfilment.

Of Heartfelt Intent.

Of Happiness Meant.

That's why you're here.

Meant, for Fulfilment.

SaraSwati Shakti

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Photo Illustration:  Fullsome Fullfillment by SaraSwati Shakti © 2015 from her Heart Art collection. Heart Art is a registered therapeutic service trademark of SaraSwati Shakti.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Structure and Spirit

Last week completed with a day of appointments in the city. Another raining day was presenting. Another opportunity to slow down, refine the mind, clear the unnecessary, and get to my destiny, more comfortably.

And in the slowing down between travelling, and meeting, I paused for another connection. A connection with my solitude, and stillness, in the busy city. To those finer things of brilliance and meaning. Meditating.

In the beautiful new relationship that I have developed. Getting acquainted with a building. The Anglican Parish of Christ Church St Laurence, poking unobtrusively, between buildings in Central, in the City. I have discovered it recently. A little gem waiting to serve a need. To sit in shelter and quiet peace, with spirit, inside, of busy.

Offering such great beauty, and clarity. Amongst the structure, the ritual, and the art. Reinforcing a symbol of perpetual heart.

And grounded so solidly, with rooftop peaks reaching up to the heavens, resplendent with sacred symbology. To connect to a personal rendition, of heartfelt vision. Standing between the higher mind, and earth mission.

And, in amongst this restful quietude, I had occasion to discover the richness of the frescoes. And the artwork of Earle Backen, undeniably beautiful, in the ancient icon Orthodox tradition, and with a modern personal flair in it's detailed condition.

I love how art can cross traditions, and build bridges between peoples, cultures, and visions. A language so personal to the artist, and viewer. Yet universal in it's intent. To bring the soul closer to it's ascent.

Such a peaceful, uplifting, and grounding, visit. With Structure and Spirit.

May you find your quietude, to connect to your ascent, and the things that bring beauty and peace to ground your soulful intent. In the perpetual heart temple that is you.

Much love

SaraSwati Shakti

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Photo Illustration: Perpetual Heart by SaraSwati Shakti © 2015. From her Heart Art collection. Heart Art is a registered therapeutic service trademark of SaraSwati Shakti.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

The Truth of Beauty

I have been thinking on the truth of beauty. And how we each see it. When I came across the makings of a poem in an old manuscript, amongst some notes I was clearing. The poem, describing a day progressing, reflected on contrasts while going to work in a busy city. And here it is...

The house is dishevelled. But I've hugged my child.

The lawn needs a mow. But oh, the grass has a dewy glow on my feet as it grows.

The windows need cleaning. Yet the patterns glisten with the Sun streaming, creating dreamy pictures, in the evening.

The bills are strewn, being paid on the run...Yet my dog's been washed, and he's soft to the touch.

This rug's a little worn. But it's rich in colour and gloriously proud.

A focus, on the bright, un-forlorn. A new dawn in the morn. A new norm.

Then the rain pummels down on the trip into town. I slow down, and watch. A beautiful chaotic of colour I found. A new morn. A new norm.

A walk, and a bus, and a train all in one, travelling the route to the day to be done. My feet on the run.

I buy shoes that are flat, throw stillettos to the ground. My hips now move better as I step on a cloud. A new morn. A new norm.

A client in tears, with mascara running down, more beautiful than ever as her guard comes down, clearing the way for more real work to get done.

The perfection previously perennial, a new attitude now preferable.

The spiritual sensuality of a heart now found, with mind, body and soul unbound. Noticing the pleasures all around. Participating in the feelings, out loud.

Open, for beauty. Slowing down. The wild sensual world of sight and sound.

From an abandoned manuscript 'Dying to the Old, of Controlled', now re-found.

The truth of beauty is in the attitude you find. Your own spirituality. Your own soulful reality. An attitude you choose to listen to. The practices that maintain you. The beauty you attend to.

And in that contemplating I recalled a friend's story in the retelling, with a varied attitude that it too was unfolding. Called, My Life Sucks, It's Amazing. Perhaps you will find the beauty message in it for you.

Consider where the truth of beauty is uniquely rich for you, the poetry that life creates for you. The poetry you bring into a life that is true.

Much Love

SaraSwati Shakti

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Illustration: Flames of Beauty by SaraSwati Shakti © 2015. From her Heart Art collection. Heart Art is a registered therapeutic service trademark of SaraSwati Shakti.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Natural Joy

Notice the Joy
That sets in

When you pause
For the in love things

When you pay attention
Taking it all in

The love in things
And all they bring

Natural joy comes 'round
And settles in

A riveting feeling

A heartfelt singing

Into everything

A Wellspring

Your loving psyche

Your living being

Natural Joy

SaraSwati Shakti

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Photo illustration: Wellspring mandala by SaraSwati Shakti © 2015. From her Heart Art Collection. Heart Art is a registered therapeutic service trademark of SaraSwati Shakti. 

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Sweet Kisses

When the news looks bad
And the world is sad
It's a time to refine
Where the Soul is Glad
A Soul Kiss,
A Heart's Bliss

Heart Blisses, Soul Kisses
The Sweetest Things
Happenings, Around Us
News stories, differing...

A Boy waiting
With an Umbrella
For another, Juggling
School Bag and paraphernalia
A Good Fella, Helping

A smile at the Checkout
At supermarket peak hour
And a Laugh Out Loud
Of patience, found
In a grocery traffic cloud

A whistle in the wind
As a couple walks by
Getting drenched
In the rains, washing from high
A nod and a wink, happy to be alive

A delectable chocolate
At a David Jones counter
Offered for tasting
With European banter
A sweet treat, in any language, a delicious sigh

A call from a friend
Been away, for awhile
Nothing affected
Conversation connected
From a time long by

The little things
The sweetest things
Countless happenings, around
Eternal echo's, worth noticing
Little news stories, abound

Sweet kisses, Soul Blisses
Profound Gladness, Filling you up,
Heart blesses, Love caresses
Overcome stresses.
Lucky. To be alive.

SaraSwati Shakti

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Photo Art: Sweet Soul Kisses by SaraSwati Shakti © 2015. From her Heart Art collection. Heart Art is a registered Therapeutic Service Trademark of SaraSwati Shakti.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Holy Moments, For Us

What a time it has been
Tuning in
To the moments
Of living
rich contemplative happenings
In the world around
And within

Holy moments
That the life surrounding
Is confounding, and finding

Our challenging frailties
And happy comfortabilities
A diverse and common humanity
Around, and within

Happen chances
Happen stances
momentarily, and daily
To meet and greet

Evolving opportunities
To listen
And make a difference
In the moment
Of how we live our lives
For Us.

Slowing, for the wondrous
Holy moments
And outside
Of Us

The world within me
The world within you
Extraordinary and Glorious

Holy moments
Noticing them
For me
For you
For Us

SaraSwati Shakti

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Photo Artwork: Mirrors Of Us by SaraSwati Shakti © 2015, from her Heart Art collection. Heart Art is a registered therapeutic service trademark of SaraSwati Shakti.