Tag: ‎nature‬

Wild thing you make my heart sing

Wild thing you make my heart sing

August 23, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Photo, Quotes

Moving to live in a place in the middle of Nature is one of the best things we have ever done. There is so much wild life here, like the ‘wasp spider’ in the picture which we spotted a couple of days ago. Initially worried, like every time we see a ‘new’ insect we don’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nature is nurturing

Nature is nurturing

April 13, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

Spring is a time of birth and rebirth, of Nature earth nurturing its creatures. In the old pagan traditions, Easter was a time of birth, too – it was the celebration of spring and of life renewing itself. It’s enough to go in Nature during this period to see and hear grass growing tall, trees […]

Let it bee

Let it bee (aka: welcome wild bees!)

March 22, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

Bees and bumblebees are in danger a bit all over the world due to pesticides, pollution and lack of spaces where they can safely nest. With them, we are in danger too: without the bees working for us pollinating flowers, a lot of the plants that we rely on for our food supply would simply […]

For the gate is small and the way is narrow

For the gate is small and the way is narrow

February 3, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

February is going to be a month of walking our talk and making steady progress towards the beautiful new world that we have envisioned in the last period. We hope you set powerful intentions with the new moon of January 28th – did you read our post about it? January has been a month of […]

Nothing is better than agriculture

Nothing is better than agriculture

January 16, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

How beautiful Nature is! Its beauty and sounds can energize you, relieve from stress, ground you, make you feel good and feel connected to all of creation and to the divine! Consider planting a vegetable garden (even a small one), where you can be sure the plants you cultivate are really organic and biologically grown […]

Nature is my temple

Nature is my temple

December 19, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

If you have been following us, you might know we have recently bought a country home in Italy, where we are now living. This is situated in a town/village called ‘Soriano nel Cimino’, which takes its name from Mount Cimino and it is located half-way to the mountain top. On the top of the mountain […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I don't see borders, do you?

I don’t see borders, do you?

September 11, 2016

Filed under: Art

Our car is a 15 yrs old Volkswagen van, which we transformed into a camper. In one of the external rear-view mirrors, a spider has found home, some time ago: she lives hidden inside of the mirror case, behind the mirror, most of the day: I guess it probably stays cool, during the day, in […]

Your heart is the size of an ocean - Rumi

Your heart is the size of an ocean

September 3, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

I don’t think I could ever live too far from the sea, and – in all our many moves and relocation’s – we always managed to be in places where water was close by (less than half an hour drive). There is something about the sea that always works its magic on me; it always […]

Oracle Card on the beach

Oracle cards for August 23rd 2016

August 23, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

This morning, inspired by Rob Brezsny’s horoscopes, we decided to take it easy and go to the beach with our rainbow-striped umbrella, therefore not even writing our daily post, as we usually do. After all, the weather was good (which is not the norm) and this is also the last week of summer holiday here […]

Connect with Nature

Connect with Nature

July 17, 2016

Filed under: Astrology, Oracle cards, Photo

Today, take it as easy as you possibly can. Full moon is building up, and its energies have been already intense yesterday – a lot of people were restless, agitated, or otherwise did not sleep well. This might continue today, as we prepare to release negativity that has been building up. Today we pulled the […]

Find your joy in the small things

Find your joy in the small things

July 12, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

What do you really need to be happy? With all our sophistication, we forget that we need the little things in life the most. I enjoy enormously just being close to nature, following the birds flying in the sky, hearing the whisper of the trees, observing little bugs, flowers, the sun-rays. I feel connected to […]

To have and not to hold

To have and not to hold

July 3, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo, Quotes

Once we found an old, half-rotten potato hidden in the back of a cupboard. We didn’t think of it much, and it ended up being tossed into the yard from our balcony. We did not have any expectation whatsoever, we certainly did not have to pay Monsanto, and we technically did not even plant it, […]

Druid Plant Oracle - Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)

June 20, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

This is a card from a new deck we bought here at the Sanctuary of Joy: the ‘Druid Plant Oracle‘. These cards combine our passion for Nature with the one for Oracles! Jyothi is especially passionate about medical plants and herbs, and she is studying to become an official naturopathic doctor, which means she is […]

Sacred Heart - Gaia Oracle

Sacred Heart

June 16, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

Hi everybody! Today we have pulled a card from a new deck we recently bought: the ‘Gaia Oracle‘ by Toni Carmine Salerno. The card invites us to open our hearts. Let’s connect with the pure energy of Love that is inside of you (and outside, and in all things). Feel that we are all part […]

Beautiful things are about to happen

Beautiful things are about to happen

June 13, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

This photo was taken when we were living in America. It’s a photo of my daughter on a ferry to Orcas island. It has been shot on a day that taught me a lesson by what I can only call divine perfection, and today I am going to tell you that story. We were going […]

I am learning how to relax

I am learning how to relax and just enjoy life

June 5, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

The new moon has given you insights, even if just unconsciously in your dreams, and you might feel charged up today, and restless at the same time: you have more ideas than you can put yourself to work on, and you might find it difficult to prioritize and choose what to focus on. You feel […]

Against all odds and despite all the obstacles we are going to make it

Against all odds and despite all the obstacles we are going to make it

May 28, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

How often do you question your own belief system? Are you accepting packaged crap? We are all constantly lured into lazily accept entertaining holiday packages where you don’t actually see the place you visit, genetically-engineered and packaged and processed food-like products, air conditioning, and other nonsensical products that keep us in the illusion. What about […]

Creating a better world will require will power, vision and determination

Creating a better world will require will power, vision and determination

May 9, 2016

Filed under: Art, Quotes

As this new week begins, let’s keep an open heart! Have patience and compassion with the people you interact with today, and remember that each and every person has his or her own personal struggles that he or she is dealing with. I have never liked the expression you should ‘bring your A game’. Life […]

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free

April 20, 2016

Filed under: Art, Quotes

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” – Aristotle Step in your loving power. Love yourself. This week universal Love is calling us to shake away the last traces of fear and fully embrace ourselves. Take time to nurture yourself and the ones you love. Work towards your own growth and realization […]

All good things are wild and free

All good things are wild and free

April 19, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

All good things are wild and free – Henry David Thoreau

Take time to smell the flowers

Take time to smell the flowers

April 8, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

Take time to smell the flowers today. Spring is in the air and a new astrological cycle (year) starts after last night’s new moon. The world begins anew with the new day. Appreciate the beauty in every moment. The birds in the trees behind our house are singing a beautiful concert for us this morning […]

The earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth

The earth does not belong to us

March 4, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

“The earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth” – Chief Seatte https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Seattle



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