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.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Soul Flames Lit, in Business.

This week I had the privilege of addressing a business meeting. A group of women, small business leaders in various industries, in a very large community, was gathering. Buzzing with brilliance  in the businesses they are building. I was invited there to talk about Loving Psyche, and what it means to business.

A wonderful hour was spent imparting, and focusing, poetically and artistically, on navigating new territory in the world of business today. And the circumstances of our lives transforming, rapidly, from old paradigms, shifting, to a new age.

I explained that the meaning of Psyche is Soul. And that both they and their businesses have an energetic soulful existence.

And I also reflected on Psyche as the Goddess in Greek mythology, in the story of Eros and Psyche. Psyche is the Goddess of the Soul. And the myth is relevant because it talks of the tasks a woman must take to become whole. Tasks that are also fundamental to each woman who is a leader in business.

Psyche had spiritual tasks to achieve to succeed. And I explored one task in the timeframe from Psyche's story for the audience. Psyche's first task. To sort the seeds.

Psyche had to spend the night in a granary filled with seeds of different sorts, and to sort them by daybreak.

And what that means in modern day is to choose what is right in the whole scheme of things. Learning to set priorities and decide what really matters, as a whole soul human being, doing the leading in business and a life of meaning.

Fortunately for Psyche, when she grew most hopeless, ants appeared and taught her how to sort them, and helped her in need.

It gives us a message, as all good myth stories do, about making choices more lovingly to succeed, holistically. Getting help when in need. Taking care of what's important and critical when dealing with people.

And that became the analogy for how to live a life purposefully. And run a business more mindfully. To take care of leadership holistically. And to think about business in a new way. Lovingly, humanly, and the why of it's being, in context of a complete life living.

And also, that every business has a soul, a collective, that reflects the people in it. An energetic system as well as the tasks, skills and products in it. All the intentions, choices, and actions, that are made, constitutes the prayers that create, or break, momentum.

How the story translated pragmatically to the group, in summary, from the hour long reverie, was to focus on four priority seed sorting areas for being holistic leaders, that you may also consider:

Love Yourself : Sort your needs and wants. Each cycle in your life, and each event that presents to you or confronts you can test you, and your limits as human beings. It can require re-setting daily how to act, and react compassionately. Sometimes it's a breeze, and sometimes it's not easy, to do it lovingly. Sorting the seeds of what is important in each moment for your health and wellbeing as a living, breathing, person helps build joy and resilience.

Love Your Families : Know that those you go home to, deserve the best from you. If you have children, they are your dharma, and primary purpose, as the lives you put on earth to nurture. And each change in the family paradigm requires adjusting, communication, hugging, and building a sanctuary, of friendly fun, and safety. Considering removing pressure that is unnecessary, simplifying, and sharing responsibility.

Love Your Work: The place you spend much of your directional time, and external purpose, acting in the world. Building happiness as the key to success in what you do. Knowing your strengths, ambitions, and inspirations, and the why of your business and career existence. Know what activities make you happy, flow through you, and energise you. What naturally draws you. And build those into the scheme of things. To reveal your path and what you are here to do. Sort the seeds that work in business. And get help that you need.

Love Your Surroundings:  Mother Earth is also an energy body, and is calling on our assistance for her being-ness and beautiful existence. And caring for her, loving her as our collective home is important. For longevity and healthy, creative living for now and eternity. The seeds of what grow, what needs harvesting in the world around you, to create thriving people and community is necessary. And the decisions made in business, the product chain, ethics, and practices affect humanity and what you bring to it.

By focussing on the tension that can present between serving your purpose and taking care of yourself and those around you, it allows you to evaluate the seeds for sorting, and supporting, you. When things go well, or when things are challenging, sorting the seeds of support differently for optimum healthy living. Consider it daily, and when necessary, as you are intending, and building the busy-ness of business right for you.

May you sort your seeds lovingly and joyfully.

Much love

SaraSwati Shakti

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Photo Artwork: Fraternity, Soul Flames Lit in Unity, by SaraSwati Shakti © 2014, from her Heart Art collection. Heart Art is a registered therapeutic service trademark of SaraSwati Shakti.