It's important that we shouldn't be slaves to technology; it should help us

We shouldn’t be slaves to technology; it should help us

December 9, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

Today’s photo shows the view from the roof of our new location of the Sanctuary of Joy in Italy [read more on http://www.sanctuaryofjoy.org/en/sanctuary-of-joy-new-home-in-italy/ ] It’s wonderful to be surrounded by nature: there is very little ‘civilization’ noise, light and electro-magnetic pollution here, and we can enjoy the view of wonderful starry skies at night, take […]

Saint Nicholas protects us

Saint Nicholas protects us

December 5, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Today’s photo was taken in 2012, in Bari (Apulia, Italy), on our last weekend trip within Italy before we moved to the United States. Saint Nicholas (San Nicola in Italian) is the patron saint of the city of Bari. Saint Nicholas, celebrated on December 5th (or 6th, depending on the country) is a saint that […]

Tarot card reading and astrological tips for December 2016

Tarot card reading and astrological tips for December 2016

December 1, 2016

Filed under: Monthly Reading, Tarot

This month we used the Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine (published by Hay House). For the beginning of the month we pulled the ‘The Chariot‘. A milestone has been reached – maybe some achievement or recognition. Or just a new phase. The chariot symbolizes movement – in fact it speaks of the […]

New Moon November 29 2016

New Moon November 29th 2016

November 28, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

With this New Moon (which starts Tuesday 29th at 12-ish UTC), it’s not time to doubt: it’s time to face your fears head on, walk your talk and stay strong through the apparent separation or what might feel very uneasy. Focus and find strength in what is dear to your heart – that which is […]

Oracle cards

Oracle cards for the weekend November 26th-27th, 2016

November 27, 2016

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: If you have been following us, you might know we have recently bought a home in the countryside in Italy [if not, read more on http://www.sanctuaryofjoy.org/en/sanctuary-of-joy-new-home-in-italy/ ]. While exploring the land […]

What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

November 24, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

For all the people who follow us from America, today is Thanksgiving day. We like the spirit of this holiday, since we think it’s always good to be grateful and give thanks for what we have. To be honest, you should just be giving thanks everyday – in the hustle and bustle of daily life […]

My home is protected by Angels

My home is protected by Angels

November 23, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

We came on holiday to Italy in October, but we really were on a ‘secret mission’: we were searching for a country home to buy. Eventually we did find the place we wanted, and we are currently busy restructuring it – you can read more here Sanctuary of Joy’s new home in Italy But how […]

The efficacy of one's life is fulfilled only when one is able to give joy to another

The efficacy of one’s life is fulfilled only when one is able to give joy to another

November 21, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

If you embrace a spirit of self-surrender and you pray humbly, you will practice detachment from your ego’s desires and temptations, and this will bring you true growth: you will find you are part of a whole, you will feel and understand that you are part of a bigger plan, that you are connected with […]

Oracle cards

Oracle cards for the weekend November 19th-20th 2016

November 20, 2016

Filed under: Art, 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: Today’s photo was shot in front of our new country home in Italy, in a pause while doing restructuring works; read more on the following page Sanctuary of Joy’s new home […]

Choose for yourself

Choose for yourself

November 18, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

It’s interesting to find a pomegranate tree just outside a catholic church – in the photo – in a village in Italy! Pomegranate is, in fact, a tree associated with the cult of the mother goddess of the earth: […] Pomegranate juice symbolizes the menstrual or wise blood of the goddess; to drink it is […]

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.

Forget safety; live where you fear to live

November 17, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

We (Jyothi and Daniele) moved homes and countries quite a few times in our lives. We followed our hearts thru various learning detours and have lived together in the Netherlands, then in Italy, then in the United States, then back to the Netherlands – and now we are moving back to Italy, which is Daniele’s […]

Love is my guide

Let love be your guide

November 15, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Love gives you wings. Fears pull you down. Follow your heart and let Love be your guide. Do what you love. Be with the people you love and who love you, and with people who support your choices and respect your ideas. Stay away from those who try to manipulate you with guilt and bribe […]

November 14th 2016 Full Moon - what are you letting go of?

November 14th 2016 Full Moon – what are you letting go of?

November 14, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

This will be the closest that the moon will ever get to earth again until somewhere in 2034. This is an extremely powerful moon to cleanse, detox and celebrate new beginnings. What are you letting go of? This moon will be under the sign of Taurus, which values home, comfort and slowness over the new, […]

Oracle cards

Oracle cards for the weekend November 12th-13th 2016

November 13, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). A) ‘Jewel within a teardrop’, from Gaia Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno, is a card that speaks of an emotional encounter or re-connection, a strong spiritual bond you will feel for someone (a relative, a lover, […]

1111 - November 11th - Ask your wish to the Angels on Saint Martin's day

1111 – November 11th – Ask your wish to the Angels on Saint Martin’s day

November 11, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

November 11th is the day of Saint Martin. This is the night where the Halloween’s ‘trick or treat’ idea comes from. While globalization can’t keep Halloween away, in the Netherlands the kids are walking around the night of the 11th, going at each door, but not in scary costumes; they carry a lantern and have […]

What you wish is within your reach

What you wish is within your reach

November 10, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

All the good work you did so far is almost bearing fruits. Keep going, have faith, believe in yourself: the universe is working in your favor now, and your manifestation is nearly there. It’s true that you don’t know how exactly it will be like in all the details – we never know – but […]

The whole universe is contained within you

The whole universe is contained within you

November 9, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Maintain a child-like spirit. Keep rejoicing of the little beautiful things of every day life. Find the wonder in everything. Be quick to forgive, but firmly refuse to fall victim of the worldly drama over and over again! It’s precisely in hard times that you will learn and shine the most. Pray to keep your […]

Let your heart be your guide

Let your heart be your guide

November 8, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Pay close attention to your feelings and emotions: they are your God-given internal compass to know what’s good for you. How do you feel in the presence of other people? Whom do you like to be with, and who doesn’t feel right? If you pay attention to your feelings and your bodily reactions in the […]

You are a wonderful person

You are a wonderful person

November 7, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

God and the Angels love you the way you are. In fact it cannot be any other way, because God and the angels love us all, unconditionally. Don’t worry for what other people say about you – they have not lived your life and they are not wearing your shoes. A lot of people are […]

Oracle cards

Oracle cards for the weekend November 5th-6th 2016

November 6, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). A) “Melchizedek”, from the Keepers of the Light Oracle cards by Kyle Gray and Lily Moses, is a high priest mentioned in various parts of the Bible. He represents the forces of light that are assisting […]

Angels are always around you

Angels are always around you

November 4, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

The Angels want you to know that they are always around you and your loved ones. Feel free to share this post to let the people you love know! * 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 […]

Let Love find you

Let Love find you

November 3, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

I once were on a business trip, many years ago, travelling with a colleague (and good friend of mine). We were supposed to fly back from Milan at a certain hour of the afternoon, so we reached the airport in time, and we were hoping to finally enjoy a nice weekend after a week of […]

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

November 1, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

What is is that you came to do on this earth? You might not know the answer at a rational level, but you crave the steps that will take you there. If you see the signs, if you act on your inspired thoughts, if you trust the guidance from your angels, if you don’t worry […]

Tarot card reading for November 2016

Tarot card reading and astrological tips for November 2016

November 1, 2016

Filed under: Monthly Reading, 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, commenting on this Blog, via the […]

Dare to do something unconventional

Dare to do something unconventional

October 31, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

We all are in uncharted territory. We are the ones who lead the way. The world has changed so much that the old solutions don’t work anymore. We need to step in our courage and do what must be done to leave a legacy worth this name. Change the world for the better and fulfill […]

Oracle cards

Oracle cards for the new moon weekend 29-30 October

October 28, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

For this new moon weekend, we pulled some Oracle cards from new decks we have recently added to our toolkit. “Listening” from “The Enchanted Map Oracle cards” by Colette Baron-Reid, depicts an Elephant that immediately makes me think of its qualities: big ears for listening, makes me think of Ganesh who removes obstacles, it is […]

From everyone who has been given much, much will be required

From everyone who has been given much, much will be required

October 27, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

We – I mean our family – are very sensitive. Some would say we are ’empath’ or ‘psychic’. To be honest, I believe we are not special: everybody has the same potential sensitivity, but many people have suppressed or keep awareness of their psychic abilities dormant through their unbalanced diet, medicines and conditioning. Those are […]

Boy's or Girl's colors?

Gender and society

October 26, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

In this pretty statue (which we photographed in a church in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy), baby Jesus is wearing a very pink outfit. If it’s good for baby Jesus, why shouldn’t it be good for your son? It’s just that fashion about what colors you are supposed to wear has changed over the centuries… We […]

Balance career and home life

Ascended Masters guidance in Assisi

October 23, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

You might have noticed a slow-down in our posting rhythm, this past week. We have a good excuse: we have been to Italy on holiday with our Camper van, given that the kids had the annual autumn school break. While there, we tried to largely enjoy and do our own explorations. Even when we did […]

Oracle cards

Oracle cards reading October 20th 2016

October 20, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations are our own (not from the deck’s booklet). 1) “Mother”, from the Past Life Oracle cards by Doreen Virtue and Brian L. Weiss, indicates that your mother in this lifetime was also with you in other lives. How is your relationship with your mother in […]

Ready to be alive?

Are you ready to be alive?

October 14, 2016

Filed under: Art

We are heading into a weekend of enthusiasm and adventure, of exuberance. Today (Friday 14th), step into your full imaginative power, keep a hand on your heart and visualize the world you want. Dream all that you can be, with the Moon still in the visionary sign of Pisces. Uranus in strong opposition with the […]

It's time to re-define the masculine

It’s time we re-define the masculine

October 13, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

What does it mean to be a man? Too many men these days crave a chance to be gentle, to be soft, to express their emotions. A chance that is denied by every commercial, by every movie, by every work place, even by their own friends. Our brains and our hearts have been short-circuited long […]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

October 12, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Grow kids who want to explore themselves and the world, and really understand who they are. Don’t teach them what you already know; teach them how to find out their own truths. They might reach your same conclusions, or different ones – and that is the whole point of how evolution works. Allow them the […]


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