15 Mar 2014 1 Comment
in Art Therapy, collective evolutions, connection, consciousness, different perspective, education, evolution, Inspirational, Journals, Kindness, mindfulness, thinking, wisdom Tags: india travels volunteer local communities culture traditions incredible india love connection evolution personal development
It has been a while since my last post….
I have been wanting to write updates from the incredible journey through India but life has been quite chaotic and filled with unexpected events and situations;)
Artevolutions is a space I created to connect and share anything about life, inspire and be inspired… Life itself is a form of art and what we make throughout every day we are able to create, share and connect amazing moments… I have decided to follow my latest journey adventures in India via writing in this blog…I hope that anyone who is interested in my experiences can find my posts useful and inspiring;)
A bit more than six weeks ago I embarked on an adventure of travels and projects with small NGOs operating in India….I first arrived in the north of the country and travelled a little to get a grasp of the culture, differences, people and traditions….As often described travelling to India is a full immersion into another world with a powerful experience through all senses….flavors, smells, colors, art and architecture, performances, music, dances, spices, food, local vendors, the noise, the super crowded spaces….then there are different realities codex insisting side to side and it can get quite difficult to cope….
It has been incredible to meet so many people on my path and connect….in particular I have managed to learn and share experiences with local communities in the Thar desert where a there is a fabulous project of some village tribes to become eco-friendly, self sufficient and bring education in the desert….Amazing minds and ideas coming from people that cannot read or write and yet have such a beautiful vision for the next generations is so touching and inspiring….So far I have done surveys and research and we are building a team of people interested in making rural communities self sustainable and educated…so anyone interested or having particular skills please get in touch!
Then I got to meet an incredible teacher and social worker Mr. Hari who is bringing education, with very poor or inexistent schooling structure, to the most remote villages in the countryside and hills in the areas around Khajuraho….Embarking on those long bicycle journeys to get to villages and seen students so excited to learn and gain a better future goes beyond words…Children and older students understand the importance of changing the lives of the new generations and how education is the key to change.
So far my journey in India has been an incredible country where I made incredible encounters;) I got to experience life from a very special standpoint and even though at times things seem hard as dealing with different realities the kindness and welcome of amazing people enabled me to continue through my journey… Feeling that my efforts and time within local communities is so appreciated that everything feels so light and these experiences are contributing my personal development and getting a wider perspective on life….
So while my research, contribution and connection to spread awareness and implement these project continues ( they are projects at very initial states, so anyone who wants to contribute with knowledge, skills or interest is more than welcome) my journey continues adventuring with a small NGO: PETE Providing Education To Everyone in New Delhi Slums….next post will be focusing on that experience and the fundraising campaign I am preparing;)
Please connect to my social media links on this page ( twitter and artevolutions on Facebook to get updates on developments of the projects) and if you are interested in seeing India through my eyes you can see pictures on my Facebook page (Lizzie Bellotto) or Instagram (@lizzieartnsurf)
09 Feb 2014 1 Comment
in awakening, collective evolutions, connection, consciousness, Creations, creativity, evolution, Inspirational, mindfulness, photography, The Circle of Art Tags: Circle of Art, consciousness, evolutions, Mindfulness, personal development, wisdom
Greetings from India!
Things will be quieter here as I am on the road and will not get a chance to update much….
However, I shall stop by when I get a chance and share the journey;)
And go all those awesome blogger out there I will catch up with things slowly …..
I came across the very inspiring prompt over at the circle of art……
“There is a light seed grain inside. You fill it with yourself, or it dies.
I’m caught in this curling energy. Your hair. Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane.
As usual feel free to join;)
02 Feb 2014 Leave a comment
in Art, connection, Creations, creativity, evolution, Expressive Therapies, Inspirational, Kindness, Love, photography, The Circle of Art Tags: art, art therapy, connection, consciousness, creativity, intuition, Petrea Hansen Adamidis, photography, The circle of art, wisdom
This was inspired by the beautiful prompt over at the circle of Art :)
The magic here happens following the tides cycles…when there is low tide one can get there by walking on the mud..then when high tide comes in the Miyajima Torii appears floating on the water….I feel that somehow those moments reconnects with the flow of our invisible Qi and the flow of life….
Kabir’s wisdom is so profound…It really doesn’t matter where we are at….All that matters is that any point is a starting point and we have the power to be active participants within that energy and create anything we want to ……
31 Jan 2014 Leave a comment
in connection, consciousness, evolution, gratitude, happy vibes, Inspirational, Love, Mid-week pondering, mindfulness, nature, rhythm, wisdom Tags: animal wisdom, collective evolution, connection, Earth, Gratitude, happiness, horse, love, mid-week pondering, Mindfulness, Moon, wisdom, year of the horse
Wow new Lunar New Year…:)
Eastern traditions mark the beginning of 2014 as the year of the Wood Horse…
So wish you luck in the Year of the Horse 马年大吉 Mǎnián dàjí :)
Rune Kondo artwork about the year of the horse remains one of may favorites:)
It’s fascinating the connection we have with the earth and moon cycles….
Tibetan Buddhists observe the festival of Losar ལོ་གསར (‘lo’ = ‘year’ and ‘sar’=‘new’). During this special time evil spirits are turned away and Losar is cherished with happiness and prosperity. ..
Have a great weekend enjoying colorful celebrations :)
26 Jan 2014 1 Comment
in Art, consciousness, Creations, creativity, evolution, Expressive Therapies, gratitude, happiness, happy vibes, ideas, Inspirational, The Circle of Art, weekend reflection, wisdom Tags: art, art therapy, connection, creativity, Gratitude, Inspirational, Petrea Hansen Adamidis, The circle of art, Week-end reflection, wisdom
Something inspired by the beautiful prompt over at the circle of art:)
I hope you all had weekend filled with happy vibes:) As usual please feel free to share your thoughts, art, ideas…Anything you like:)
23 Jan 2014 1 Comment
Oh yes tackling the Fun Monday Challenge #34 – What is your creative manifesto in the middle of the week..Awesome :)
Lani’s great idea to pass on is to create a manifesto and share it with the world…
My manifesto is a little scroll carrying the nice whispers of the magic story “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry … We are reminded that our heart can see through the invisible and it can take us where our eyes can’t:)
“On ne voit qu’avec le coeur l’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
And today Lani shares another super inspiring post inviting us to spread secretly positive vibes: ” Secretly find two people (could be strangers) to wish well, to hope their suffering be lessened, or that they be happy.”
Beyond amazing….It is so beautiful how positive energy changes physical reality!!!! So please get going and share some goodness :)
20 Jan 2014 5 Comments
in 14 Secrets, Art, Art Therapy, awakening, connection, consciousness, Creations, creativity, evolution, Expressive Therapies, gratitude, happy vibes, mindfulness, peace, rhythm Tags: 14 Secrets, art, art therapy, connection, consciousness, creativity, evolution, Gratitude, Lani Gerity Glanville, lanipuppetmaker, Mindfulness
YAY, inhale, exhale, find your balance and chill:)
I love Lani’s 14 Secrets Fun Monday Challenge #33 – Create a Relaxation Recipe
How great…Creating something that brings us into relaxation…
We are so lucky to have so many inner tools to create peace and quiet…. Imagination can take us everywhere and create anything we want….I think that finding a mindful way to get into relaxed state of mind is definitely an essential recipe for well-being and happiness:)
Following this Challenge I tried to create from that state of mind and here is one of my Relaxation Recipes…Lullaby.
19 Jan 2014 4 Comments
A very inspiring special sister Sue Dreamwalker…nominated me for this award…
I am so honoured and I look forward to pass it on to my other sisters bloggers out there..
I am very thankful to have crossed path with very special Sisters out there from around the globe, sharing inspiration and Love…Please take up the award and pass it along to others…
1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
2. Answer ten questions.
3. Nominated 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know they have been nominated. ( this may take a while )
5. Include the award logo within your blog post.
~Ten questions to be answered~~
(Find my answers below each question)
1. Your favourite colour ….
I love the rainbow…all colours reflect nuances of energy and spirit of things…So according to context and feeling colors change:) Colours are embedded within life force and I am grateful to be able to perceive and feel them and creating with them!
2. Your favourite animal …
All animals are special creatures…I can’t help to connect with them whenever I cross path with them…They have a beautiful way to link to the circle of life and mother nature….I love to hang out with horses, dogs, elephants, monkeys, turtles, dolphins and sea animals, watch eagles and birds flying and singing, looking at wild animals in their environment…They help me reconnect with the planet and truly appreciate nature:)
3. Your favourite non-alcoholic drink ….
ahhh I agree with Sue Dream walker…Water! The simplest yet so rich and complete element that can nourish and hydrate and revitalize our body and clear the mind…the best drink of water is from natural streams up in the high mountains…Water is also the essential component of fantastic infusions and teas…
Facebook: Lizzie Bellotto
Facebook page: artevolutionsLab (can’t keep up LOL :)
Twitter: @lizzieartnsurf (more articles, links, ideas)
5. Your favourite pattern …..
Oh my gosh I totally agree with Sue DreamWalker once again… The spiral as it is the web of life…
See my posts on the journey through mandala and life…
6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents?
7. Your favourite number …
Very difficult I don’t really see plain numbers….
8. Your favourite day of the week …
Everyday is a brand new day
9. Your favourite flower ….
I love colours, seasons and different climates zones
Everywhere there is beautiful vegetation to appreciate the beauty of life…
Oh I have so many favourites, but I love snow-drops the first flowers to push through the hard earth to show the signs of spring, and Daffodils to bring the Sunshine into our lives after the long winter.
10. What is your passion? ….
Living from the heart …Creating things, making art, develop ideas…Share and grow with others…
So my special appreciation to the most inspiring, passionate and caring blog sisters….
Your work, ideas, love and energy is so important and much needed….
The most special list in no particular order….
1. Gretchen Miller: Creativity in Motion
2. Lani Gerity Glanville: 14 Secrets for A Happy Artist Life
3. Shari Bessi: The Other Side of Ugly
4. Brenda Kofford: A MEDITATIVE JOURNEY WITH SALDAGE
5. Susanna Suchak: Susannais
6. Petrea Hansen Adamidis: arttherapist.ca
7. Quinn McDonald : Quinn Creative
8. Jackie Stuart : Flower Spirit
9. Karina Ladet: karinaladet.com
10. Kara Wilde: Wild Bliss Blog
11. Kha: Awake to Life
12. Zeenat Merchant Syal: Positive Provocations
13. To reconnect the circle… Sue Dreamwalker: Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary
17 Jan 2014 3 Comments
in awakening, collective evolutions, connection, consciousness, Creations, creativity, different perspective, evolution, Expressive Therapies, gratitude, happy vibes, ideas, Inspirational, mindfulness, peace, photography, rhythm, weekend reflection, wisdom Tags: connection, creativity, Different perspective, evolution, Gratitude, inner guru, Inspirational, intuition, Mindfulness, photography, The circle of art, truth, Week-end reflection, wisdom
Today I came across a great post by amazing Cara Wilde: How To Recognise Your Truth .
Cara suggests a very interesting and practical exercise to get to know our real self and know if we are speaking our truth. This process of knowing when body and mind are aligned by listening to our body reaction is very supportive in times of confusions when doubts overshadows the heart… Taking time to listen to our body feelings and reaction we are able to recognize our truth and “know”…
Thank you Cara for this practice helping to tune in our inner guru!!!
Interestingly my response to the Circle of Art prompt reconnects with the reflection on tuning in the inner guru:)