Category: Art

Start something

Start something

May 14, 2018

Filed under: Art, Astrology

On May 15th 2018 at 11:48 UTC the moon will be new. Every new moon represents the beginning of a new phase and this one – in Taurus – is possibly the luckiest one of the year: you should not be afraid to start new endeavors and projects now but confident in your abilities.

Full Blue Moon March 31st 2018

Full Blue Moon March 31st 2018

March 30, 2018

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

Tonight’s Full Moon in Libra will be the last ‘Blue’ Moon for a while – till 2020. Blue moons are those are moons that provide insights into your heart’s desires and allow for conscious growth, transformation and manifestation. In her article about this Full Moon, Anandashree Astrology writes: “[…] All kinds of creative handicrafts (like […]

None can hear his footsteps save those whose sanctuary door is open

None can hear his footsteps save those whose sanctuary door is open

March 28, 2018

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

None can hear his footsteps save those whose sanctuary door is open; his noiseless tread is heard only by those whose outer ears are closed. – Swami Paramananda Turn off the TV, the radio, your mobile phone, the internet. Stop listening to society do’s and dont’s and to your ego’s ideas when these tell you […]

Everything will be Okay

Everything will be Okay

March 23, 2018

Filed under: Art, Oracle cards, Photo

Sara (8 yrs old) the other day comes back running with a bunch of these mini-apples that she has found in a neighbor’s garden (where they don’t pick the fruit from their trees, so she picks some) and then she pulls a card and announces: “look, the girl with the pumpkin goes well with me […]

Fill my heart with Love for thee and thy children

Fill my heart with Love for thee and thy children

March 20, 2018

Filed under: Art, Photo

Let me see unity where there is difference Let me be compassionate where there is hurt Let me grow wise so I can handle the world Let me plant ideas without expecting returns Make all folks see The answer is within

Jupiter retrograde

Jupiter Retrograde March 8th 2018 – July 10th 2018

March 9, 2018

Filed under: Art, Astrology

Jupiter went retrograde yesterday – March 8th. It will turn direct again on July 10th. What does it mean? Mainly that some very vocal chatter could be finally calming down, and that it’s time to question some rules of society, some of its expectations, the established norms and authorities, its cliches. Use this springtime to […]

Don't be afraid to care

Don’t be afraid to care

March 5, 2018

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

Don’t be afraid to fully feel your emotions and to show your sensitive side. Society might be telling you always to toughen up but sensitivity is a gift, not something to be ashamed of, nor to hide. Shine on! * If you like this post and would like to work with us; if you would […]

Virgo Full Moon March 1st 2018

Virgo Full Moon March 1st 2018

February 27, 2018

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

The Full Moon of March 1st is going to be full of hope, confidence, optimism and celebrations. It’s like a milestone in the preparation of spring. Are you ready? * If you like this post and would like to work with us; if you would like to understand how the energy of this period can […]

Together we can do great things

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.

February 22, 2018

Filed under: Art, Quotes

Stop blaming and start collaborating. That’s how teams work; that’s how couples work. That’s how humanity works when we open our hearts. PS – The background image is a drawing our son Luca made years ago.

A mask tells us more than a face - Oscar Wilde

A mask tells us more than a face

February 13, 2018

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

For Carnival / Mardi Gras a serious note: we want to work with you if you are authentic; not if you come carrying hidden agendas or fantasies. If you wear a mask so thick that we can’t dechiper your real intentions from what you say and do, that typically gives away that you don’t really […]

Talk about your dreams

Talk about your dreams

February 5, 2018

Filed under: Art

“You gotta have a dream; if you don’t have a dream how are you going to have your dream come true?” – Ella Fitzgerald Whether it’s the dreams you dream or the ones you day-dream of, we want to hear them! Follow the thread on Facebook.

I follow the call of my inner truth

I follow the call of my inner truth

January 28, 2018

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

Every human being must have aspirations to something more elevated than his or her physical desires. Deep down you know what you really need and what you want or got used to having because it’s normal nowadays – and yet still superflous. Something that feels right are experiences, especially if shared with the people we […]

Your Miracle is being prepared

Your Miracle is being prepared

January 23, 2018

Filed under: Art, Photo

Are you working on your miracle, on manifesting your soul’s desire, in concert with the Universe? If you have not seen progress or signs that you could notice: have patience, for things don’t happen over night. Just look at how Nature does: with us at the Sanctuary of Joy, most trees and plants are starting […]

Keep On Believing

Keep On Believing

January 19, 2018

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

How do you fight your daemons? Your fears? How do you turn around days that start with feeling horrible, un-motivated, ready to give up? What do you do to give yourself strength? The sky might be gray but you know those dark clouds will clear up eventually. An obstacle might have arisen but you know […]

New Moon January 16th 2018

New Moon January 16th 2018 – Start something

January 15, 2018

Filed under: Art, Astrology

Tomorrow’s New Moon in Capricorn, on Tuesday at 6:17 PM PST (UTC: 2:17 AM on wednesday), is a powerful one. It’s a great time to set important projects in motion and you’ll see the rhythm accelerating already as from Wednesday and throughout the rest of the month (moon will be full again on Jan 31st). […]

Loving is not an option. It is a necessity.

Loving is not an option. It is a necessity.

January 9, 2018

Filed under: Art, Quotes

Love is needed: our soul needs it and, without it, our body gets sick. Yet a lot of people have been so badly hurt in the past (childhood, past traumatic experiences, past relationships) that keep their gates to love shut and they are afraid of sentimental entanglement. They are afraid to receive and they stop […]

Nothing can be performed in isolation

Nothing can be performed in isolation

January 4, 2018

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

How’s the new year treating you so far? What are you up to? There’s a lot of fear energy in the air, but you keep doing your best to ignore it and carry on with your plans, right? Also, after the overall positiveness of December 31st and January 1st, this week might feel like a […]

Happy 2018

Happy 2018

December 29, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

December has been a vey busy and rainy month but very educational: we had guests staying with us for a work exchange, we had to find solutions for some floods that were affecting our kitchen, we finally received our Yurt (we expected it earlier but it was delayed due to customs checks)… then some quiet […]

May His Spirit be Born within You

May His Spirit be Born within You

December 24, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

We wish you to find the Divine Strength that lies within you, this Christmas: open your heart to compassion but also hold to a vision that is uncompromising. Jesus was crucified but he wasn’t a doormat: there are quite a few episodes in the Gospels that portray a very human, very angry Jesus who wouldn’t […]

Better days are coming

Better days are coming

December 21, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

Today (Dec 21st) is the winter solstice: the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The (now growing) Moon is transiting into the idealist Aquarius sign. Tomorrow (Dec 22nd) will be the last day of the Mercury Retrograde phase and as from the 23rd it wil go direct again. Mercury Retrograde periods have […]

In the darkest times I re-commit to Light

In the darkest times I re-commit to Light

December 18, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

With today’s (December 18th 2017) New Moon we are ending up the year and setting the new one in motion. This December’s new moon – the last of the year – is closely followed by Winter Solstice on December 21st: the longest night of the year and the ‘natural’ end of the year (besides what […]

Are you getting out of your comfort zone?

Are you getting out of your comfort zone?

December 11, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

Beware: this expression – like many other ones – gets abused a lot. Getting out of your comfort zone does not mean pushing your limits at work or in any other competitive context; it might instead mean following your heart even if what it tells you defies logic and even if sounds ‘crazy’ to those […]

Love does not end; it's people who stop loving

Love does not end; it’s people who stop loving

December 6, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

A lot of the “reasons” people state when justifying their break-ups are bullshit. “Love eventually dies” is bullshit. Love is like a fire: you have to tend it. Make it grow or make it slow down at times. Make it ‘stable’ enough for cooking. Keep throwing wood at it to keep it going. Yes, when […]

Full Moon December 3rd 2017

Full Moon December 3rd 2017: End of Year Exam

December 2, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology

This Full Moon is the Final for this calendar year. It might feel like putting into practice what you’ve been preaching since this summer; walk your talk. Mercury Retrograde might make it more challenging than usual to communicate – or is it just because it’s the end of the year and you are very very […]

You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.

You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.

November 24, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo, Quotes

You are whole, complete. The Divine flame of Life burns within you. You are a amazing human being – all human beings are – and you carry within yourself the strength of the whole Universe. Society, your upbringing, the pains you experienced might have made you think otherwise but you must believe in yourself. Step […]

Be Blessed: Be Your True Self

Be Blessed: Be Your True Self

November 11, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

We are on November 11th once again. We wish for you to shine like you only can! Maintain a mentality of abundance, appreciate what we have and find joy in the little things, starting today. PS – We wrote some information on St. Martin’s day (November 11th) in our post from last year http://www.sanctuaryofjoy.org/notes/2016/11/11/1111-november-11th-ask-wish-angels-saint-martins-day/

What do you do to get grounded?

What do you do to get grounded?

November 7, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

For plants, being ‘grounded’ is their natural condition: half of their ‘bodies’ (their root system) is at all times buried into mother earth and it tends to be as big – or bigger – than the part of the plant we see above ground. For humans, it’s not that clear that we also need to […]

The past is the past; my present is wonderful

The past is the past; my present is wonderful

October 24, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

If something bad happened to you in the past, stop crying for it over and over again. Stop seeing yourself as a victim. Don’t dwell in those past moments: see how that behavior is keeping you blocked from moving forward and how that is not helping you. The past has had its teachings, all the […]

If everything around you seems dark: be the light

If everything around you seems dark: be the light

October 18, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

October 18th’s New Moon is Diwali, the Hindu ‘festival of lights’, when the victory of light over darkness gets celebrated. Keep your thoughts positive, don’t abandon hope, keep the vision of good winning over evil; pray for the realization of your projects, for obstacles to be removed from your path and for a shower of […]

Butter sweet

Butter sweet

October 17, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

The biscuits in the picture are ‘Ferratelle’ (as they are called in the Lazio region; English Wikipedia refers to those as ‘Pizzelle’ – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizzelle ) that Jyothi made the other day. Jyothi is an awesome cook and baker so she always tries to re-create flavors she has tasted or she’s read or heard stories about. […]

Do not work for the food which perishes but for the food which endures to eternal life

Do not work for the food which perishes but for the food which endures to eternal life

October 10, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo, Quotes

Have you got an overdose of the world? Do you only run and rush from appointment to appointment, from meeting to meeting, from customer to customer, from a commitment to another one – and it never seems to end? Are you afraid of not having enough? Know that it is possible to rise above all […]

Your mind is the creator of this world

Your mind is the creator of this world

October 6, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

The choice to be happy is always there. Anyhow, it does not involve waiting for the world to change, it doesn’t depend on acquiring external ‘things’, but it does instead require a change in the way you think and act: “Be the change you wish to see in this world” said Ghandi. First and foremost, […]

I choose Love

I choose Love

September 26, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo, Quotes

Love is hoping for the best, not worrying for other people’ situations that are not your own and – even if you care for them and would like to ‘protect’ them – not projecting your own fears onto their situations but rather hope for and visualize their success; Love is sincerely admiring others without being […]


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