The grass is greener (if you water it)

The grass is greener (if you water it)

August 14, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

Summers in Italy are pretty hot. Even more so in recent years, due to climate change, summers are drier and drier and we are getting into situations of drought which of course are bad for plants and cultivations. This summer there have been over 100 consecutive days without any rain! In practical terms this means […]

Are you making peace with the ghosts from your past?

Are you making peace with the ghosts from your past?

August 11, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

A limitation of ‘standard’ psychoanalysis is that it stops analyzing events starting back at one’s childhood. Anyhow, whether you believe in previous lives and reincarnation (or not), past-life regression actually works. It doesn’t even matter if you believe it: whether the memories of stories that come up in a past-life regression are from an actual […]

A transformative Full Moon - What are you asking to become?

A transformative Full Moon – What are you asking to become?

August 7, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

Tonight we have a powerful Full Moon in Aquarius; I am not writing about the astrological details – you can refer to the great post by Henry Seltzer https://www.astrograph.com/horoscopes/configurations/2017/August/07 The bottom line I get about this full moon (like every full moon, actually, but with a stronger intention intensity, this time) is that it is […]

I am lucky because I believe I am

I am lucky because I believe I am

August 4, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

Affirmations are a powerful way to state the way you would like to be – or the way you would like anything to be – and, by repeating them, things start to become that way! They are one third prayers, one third intention and one third magic! Here’s some affirmations to start your lucky day: […]

Monthly Tarot reading for August 2017

Monthly Tarot reading for August 2017

August 2, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Monthly Reading, Photo, Tarot

At the beginning of every month we pull three Oracle cards or Tarot cards, for a generalized prediction of the month. We hope you enjoy them! Let us know if these readings resonate with you! We’d like to hear your stories! Come tell us those on our Facebook page, as a comment to this post, […]

As an awakened human

8 behaviors of awakened humans

July 26, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

We found that the following are things that, as an awakened human being, you would naturally start doing. We collected them for you in the form of affirmations. What else do you think belongs in the list? What else do you do – or do differently? I support other humans Supporting other human does not […]

You have stepped into your new life

You have stepped into your new life

July 21, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

After July 23rd’s New Moon a new chapter of your life will start. It’s already brewing now. Can’t you feel it? The Future is now because it is with our present thoughts and actions that we shape it. PS – Today’s photo of an artist working on her painting was shot yesterday at the Cultural […]

I am not weird; I am a wonder

I am not weird; I am a wonder

July 19, 2017

Filed under: Art, Quotes

You don’t need external approval. People are often quick to judge but they don’t really know your situation, feelings and motives. Just remember that you are worthy; don’t doubt it. You don’t need to fit in anyone’s box. Do what you love but don’t push too hard. Have patience with yourself: this life is not […]

Tell us a Happy Story in 5 words

What’s the happiest story you can write in five words?

July 17, 2017

Filed under: Art

What is the happiest story (or just a happy one) that you can compose in just FIVE words? It can be invented, or something that really happened. Or maybe something you are wishing. It’s up to you. Write your story in the comments. Ready? Set… Go! PS – If you see this post after comments […]

Oracle cards

Oracle cards reading for the weekend of July 15th-16th 2017

July 16, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Oracle cards

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: The photo was shot in our kitchen: behind the cards you can see some containers with 100% organic/bio apples and figs from our trees, which are being turned into jam as […]

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one

July 12, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo, Quotes

Some weeks ago I dreamed that we’d wake up one day, and we’d find that the sea had arrived close by our house. What was once a hill (we are living at 600 meters of altitude) was now an island, and all the valley underneath had been covered/flooded. There was sand on the shores, where […]

Thank you for 3000 likes

Thank you for 3000 likes on our Facebook page

July 10, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Photo

Thank you very much for being with us. We just reached 3000 ‘likes’ on our Facebook page this weekend! The photo is some pots of Cherry Jelly and Apple Sauce – 100% organic/bio from our (rather wild) trees at the Sanctuary of Joy. This is a small scale production so we aren’t selling them online, […]

Full Moon in Capricorn July 2017

Full Moon in Capricorn July 2017

July 7, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology

With this weekend’s Full Moon, embrace a spirit of gratitude for all the teachers that crossed your path. Are you ready to live by your ideals and embrace your greatness? PS – we mentioned something about this energy earlier in our monthly Tarot reading. We also recommend reading the writeup by AnandaShree Vedic Astrology​ about […]

Love bonds

Love bonds

July 6, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

Relationships are no easy stuff. Even the best ones often get broken by the ego’s of one (or both) or the partners involved. For a couple to work well you need to have, first of all, a common/shared vision or plan. We like a quote (that we have used already before) from Antoine de Saint-Exupery: […]

Monthly Tarot reading for July 2017

Monthly Tarot reading for July 2017

July 2, 2017

Filed under: Art, Monthly Reading, Photo, Tarot

This month’s photo was shot inside of Sanctuary of Joy’s new workshop which is also the place where Daniele creates ‘Plank Guitars’: musical instruments made with Love with reclaimed materials (old wooden floors, broken furniture, cookie tins, cigar boxes, etc) and using green electricity from solar panels. The most simple instruments made here, the Canjo’s, […]

I seek strength

I seek strength

June 27, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

What is our biggest struggle as human beings? It comes from within. It is our ego, our un-satiable restlessness: always hungry for something more, for something else; always afraid of the future, of not having enough; often jealous of what we see in others and always pushing us down in our hopes, cynically telling us […]

Purify your imagination

Purify your imagination

June 22, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Quotes

Welcome Summer! The quote of today’s art is from Rob Brezsny‘s most excellent “Pronoia” book and, with today’s heat and the Cancer month just begun, makes me think of all the un-necessary structures that our mind – aided by society’s conditioning – puts in place to make us always desire something more, something better, something […]

Reiki Healing summer solstice gift

Reiki Healing Summer solstice’s gift

June 20, 2017

Filed under: Art

Jyothi will be sending out REIKI energy distance healing on June 21st as a Summer solstice present for you. Join this Facebook event to be included https://www.facebook.com/events/316718455424037/ Feel free to share the love to reach others who need this.

Oracle cards

Oracle cards reading for the weekend of June 17th-18th 2017

June 18, 2017

Filed under: Oracle cards

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: The photo was shot on a slice of a huge cedar tree. We got this beautiful piece of wood when we were living in America. No, we didn’t cut the tree! […]

Today I treat myself because I deserve it

Today I treat myself because I deserve it

June 13, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

How long has it been since the last time you had good fun? We don’t mean the ‘forced’ type of fun that groups of acquaintances pretend to have at company meetings; we mean honest, relaxed, healing fun you shared with people you really care about – when everything was ‘flowing’ and spontaneous, when small, simple […]

Live a life worth remembering

Live a life worth remembering

June 7, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

What would you like to be remembered for, after you pass away? Is it for your forgettable work achievement, is it for how spotless your kitchen was? Is it for those sport trophy’s you won? Is it for the obligations you dealt with, letting the days slip by, always postponing the time for you and […]

Monthly Tarot reading for June 2017

Tarot card reading for June 2017

June 2, 2017

Filed under: Monthly Reading, Photo, Tarot

At the beginning of every month we pull three Oracle cards or Tarot cards, for a generalized prediction of the month. We hope you enjoy them! Let us know if these readings resonate with you! We’d like to hear your stories! Come tell us those on our Facebook page, as a comment to this post, […]

Oracle cards

Oracle cards reading for weekend May 27th-28th 2017

May 28, 2017

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

After an intense new moon, we picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: The photo was shot in our hen house, which we recently built. We wrote about it earlier in our previous post http://www.sanctuaryofjoy.org/notes/2017/05/22/eggs-box-live/ – but we didn’t […]

EGGSBOX LIVE

Eggs Box Live

May 22, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

At the Sanctuary of Joy we now have hens! In case you have not been following us before, we have recently moved to Italy, where we bought a piece of land with a small country house that needed a lot of restructuring [read more at www.sanctuaryofjoy.org/en/sanctuary-of-joy-new-home-in-italy/ ] and we are working hard to make the […]

May your day be sweet

May your day be sweet

May 17, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

Spring is in full swing, over here: the cherries in the photo are the few ones we picked yesterday evening for dessert, directly from the cherry tree in our yard. They taste delicious! We pray for your day to be sweet too. Wherever you are, whatever you do, take it easy and savor your day. […]

Oracle cards

Oracle card reading for weekend May 13th-14th 2017

May 14, 2017

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: The photo was shot in the middle of a bunch of weeds on our property. This month, grass is growing quite tall and all of the farms and houses in the […]

We welcome all Faiths

We welcome all Faiths

May 8, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

Under our house in Italy (in case you have just started following us, we are living in – and restructuring – an old farm house in Italy – read more on http://www.sanctuaryofjoy.org/en/sanctuary-of-joy-new-home-in-italy/ ) we have found a hidden treasure: initially labelled as ‘an old storage room of the old farmer’ by the real estate agent, […]

It's all here just a moment

It’s all here just a moment

May 5, 2017

Filed under: Art, Music, Photo, Quotes

Fortunes come and go; one lifetime is short and your dear ones grow up and age; today won’t come back if we don’t live it today. Then why so many people get distracted into ‘working’ and ‘producing’ so much, often for someone else? How much money do you really need to live a happy and […]

Monthly Tarot reading for May 2017

Tarot card reading for May 2017

May 2, 2017

Filed under: Monthly Reading, Photo, Tarot

At the beginning of every month we pull three Oracle cards or Tarot cards, for a generalized prediction of the month. We hope you enjoy them! Let us know if these readings resonate with you! This month’s photo shows the cards laid inside of Jyothi’s shaman drum. The Tarot deck we used in this setting […]

whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours

Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours

April 24, 2017

Filed under: Art, Quotes

Each new moon (like the upcoming one on April 26th 2017) is the beginning of a new lunar cycle and it’s always the perfect moment to set your intentions for this upcoming period. Isn’t a prayer also a ritual for setting your intentions? We think a prayer should not be a passive cry for help; […]

Open your heart

Open your heart

April 21, 2017

Filed under: Art

We all have divine qualities, power and light within ourselves. You can recognize it, cultivate it and let it grow; or you can deny it and contract, staying stuck in fear. It’s not external circumstances that directly rob you of your shine; it’s whether you allow the thoughts – that rise within your mind in […]

Today is a perfect day to relax

Today is a perfect day to relax

April 19, 2017

Filed under: Art

Despite all the apparent chaos and worries that take space in the media and news, don’t let other people’s insecurities and fears drag you down! Never stop believing in your dreams! You know that you need to be energetic and strong in order to hold the space for positive vibrations and to manifest what you […]

Oracle cards for Easter 2017

Oracle cards reading for Easter 2017

April 16, 2017

Filed under: Oracle cards

For Easter, we picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: We mentioned in a previous post that in this area of Italy there is a high concentration of old caves, tombs and pagan altars ranging from pre-history, thru the […]


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