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Divine I Am

Discipline

Discipline comes from the Middle English (in the sense ‘mortification by scourging oneself’): via Old French from Latin disciplina ‘instruction, knowledge.

Self Discipline

It is interesting how the Middle English meaning was to scourge oneself. As if exercising your will power was some sort of punishment.

I suppose it tends to be a little difficult to self instruct or have self knowledge. Difficult meaning it takes time, and experiences… both good and bad. It is a road full of learning and growing… expanding past all we ever thought we were or could be.

Discipline

Co-Creating

Having co-creators in this reality is really all about learning about who we are through different lenses. To see ourselves through others eyes, but also to see the world through another’s eyes. The world speaks to us all differently, and so we have different things to share with one another.

Self vs Other

Though the other seems to be outside of ourselves. We know we are all connected, micro-cosmicly, we are all of one source energy, however we perceive that energy to be… no matter what labels we choose to give it. We are all here to remind one another of the fact that we are all connected, and here together… reflections of source, of self.

Having that realization, I think self discipline becomes straight forward. Doing what we will, which is aligned with who we are. When we are aligned in our authentic truth, then we know that in every moment we are being self disciplined.

Migwetch.

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Cryptocurrency

NFT 2022

In February I hosted a Crypto Art Series webinar that discussed what NFT’s are. We had a great turn out, and there were still more people who couldn’t make it that wanted to learn more!

Since there is a lot of hype around the NFT scene, and a lot of people are still unsure what it’s all about I am going to share a few slides from our webinar.

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token.

Non Fungible

A dollar is FUNGIBLE. A piece of art is NOT.

NFT

They do not have to be solely digital, and can represent ownership of physical property as well, such as real estate.

SMART CONTRACTS

Smart contracts are a way to verify that the transaction has been completed as written.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS

UTILITY

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There are MANY utilities for NFT’s. Collecting artwork is just one of them.

Look out for the next blog that will discuss how NFT’s fit into the art world.

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Art Indigenous Knowledge

Channeling Indigenous Teachings

Channeling: to be inspired by, (of a person) serve as a medium for (a spirit).

It comes from the Latin root word for reed. A reed was used as a channel, to allow things to flow from one place to another.

When I start painting, I tap into a flow of energy that is coming from one place and being directed into the canvas. I use many techniques to allow this energy to flow out … such as dripping paint, spraying it with a spray bottle, scraping with a card, moving it with my fingers across the canvas, turning the canvas… tapping into the energy and allowing it to flow from my hands onto the canvas.

Channel Flow

I am the channel for the flow of energy that is around me.

Recently my ancestors have been coming through heavily. The paintings showing up are based on the connection to my Anishinaabe heritage.

This image represents the Seven Generation Prophecy, along with transmuting the energy of the children lost at the residential boarding schools, and balancing the feminine and masculine energies within each of us.

When I paint, I can feel the energy of these experiences… I can feel the story they want to tell. It has been a powerful experience and I am so excited for the energy that wants to be shared!

This painting represents my Sundance experience. I feel as though there are still a few things that need to be added to this painting but this image has been speaking to me for a while. The man in the middle represents the dancer, we had sage wrapped in red cloth around our wrists and ankles, as well as a hoop that we carried. The middle of the circle was a tree with our prayer flags tied to it. This tree was a Y shape and represented duality coming together. We danced in a circle and a dragonfly pattern, sending our prayers out into the ether through each movement and breath.

Channel

The next painting shows the Fancy Shaw Dance, and energy of the pow wow. The energy and current that flows from dancing in circles with intention and prayer. This one is also unfinished at the moment, but I am really happy with the story thats showing up.

The energy I feel from these paintings is so intense…. I am honored to be in their presence.

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Art

Karnival of the Arts

What’s a Karnival?

  • a public event or celebration, typically held outdoors and offering entertainment and exhibitions.
  • an exciting or riotous mixture of something.
Karnival of the Arts

The Karnival of the Arts Organized by Kollective Grounds, a diverse group of individuals, music festival contributors and true fans of music dedicated to enhancing the community and human condition through art appreciation and inclusion.

https://www.karnivalofthearts.com/

This was my first year at this event, and it was such an amazing experience. I set up my area to paint, sell my prints, and do henna. As people arrived, the campground slowly turned into a beautiful scene of color and life!

Live Painting

This was my first festival that I did live painting at! There are a few artists and friends that I know who are really amazing Live painters, who go to MANY festivals to paint while jamming to live music! Jenny Mathews was the amazing artist that invited me to be apart of this experience.

Artists in photos from top left to bottom right:

It was such an awesome experience painting live at a festival. I felt a freedom and excitement that I hadn’t felt before. I am so looking forward to doing it again!

I was also asked to create an interactive mural for everyone… so we did the flower of life!

The weekend was so perfect to bring people together through the arts. I got to spend some nice one on one time with a few friends and make art!

The Karnival of the Arts is such an amazing experience! The next one is going to be Sept 1st-4th 2022 at Kempton Fairgrounds, Kempton, PA.

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Art Therapy

Healing Hands

Recently I facilitated a workshop that used art for healing.

When we create art, we are generating energy. We are putting our intentions and energy into each mark.

During the workshop we focused on body awareness, while moving both our hands with art materials.

We closed our eyes so we could really get into the feeling of our energetic aura. To the places in our bodies that felt stiff or tense, areas that were tight or sore. We worked those spots out in our minds eye, while moving the art materials in both hands as if we were actually massaging out all of the tension.

Healing Hands

Healing Through Art Making

Each stroke of the oil or chalk pastel was a release of stored energy that no longer served us. Each mark presented letting go of things we no longer needed. Releasing it into the paper.

After releasing we went right into creating. We first visualized what our bodies felt like after we’ve received that which we desire. How did we feel in our bodies when we have that what we wish to receive. Then we used that energy to create another image on top of the old marks.

We listened to a meditative playlist… with two major songs: I Release Control, and I Am Loving Awareness. Such great mantras for opening up to all that is yours by divine right.

The artwork came out fantastically, and really embodied each person’s energy. Such a powerful process for making changes in our lives.

Thank you everyone who attended. This was such a wonderful workshop, I look forward to doing more!

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Cryptocurrency

Crypto Journey

I first heard about crypto with Bitcoin in 2013, when it was $40. It wasn’t until 2017 that I really got into studying it and developing an awareness of the totality of the blockchain technology.

The first step, as is for learning any new thing, was to do research.

Crypto Knowledge

My first crypto blog was written November 30th, 2017.

Since then I have written 14 blogs about the crypto space and blockchain technology. In December 2017 I wrote about how cryptos were being seen by the IRS and reminding everyone to view this new technology at the early stages…

This is important information… this is about being aware of what is going on, and be open to learning the new way now rather than later. Being at the beginning of the bell curve and taking advantage of this opportunity to stand in our own power and be self sovereign.

I began writing blogs about setting up cryptocurrency wallets, backing them up and keeping your information safe. I’ve touched on ICO’s, learning on Coinbase, stablecoins, Blockstack, and NFT’s.

With all of that said, I am definitely in a better place now financially than in 2017. Cryptocurrency has shifted the way I see money, and the way I interact with currency.

There is no doubt the market has grown exponentially, and will continue to grow as we are still in the adoption stage.

Crypto

I did a survey once and asked people 4 questions about cryptocurrency.

One question was, “How important is blockchain education?” 15 out of 16 people who answered the survey questions said it was important!

Another question was “Do you hold cryptocurrency?” 13 out of 16 said no.

So people think it’s important to learn about, and can see it has promise, but they do not understand it enough to invest in it.

That is why doing the research is the first step. Understanding information is always key to doing new things.

Blockchain technology is here to stay, its already implemented in so many ways, and cryptocurrency doesn’t seem to be going any where anytime soon. The market cap went from 900 million in 2013 to its current value at 2.6 trillion. That is a 288,789% increase in 8 years.

Get off Zero

The amount of money I invested in the past 5 years has grown exponentially, (and it was not a massive amount of money). Some of that investment went into fees, creating NFT’s, and business transactions. It has also went into things for my family such as a new puppy, tractor, and home improvements. I can say without a doubt, getting into cryptocurrency has been the best investment I have made.

https://twitter.com/bitcoingraffiti

Even the astrology speaks of how there is a huge financial transformation happening. There are even TikTok users who are using astrology to read whats happening with the crypto market.

Lately there has been so much talk about how our world is adopting cryptocurrency! From other countries using bitcoin, to President Biden writing an executive order for our government to research into creating our own US central bank digital currency!

This is the time to get off zero… if you are interested in taking the first step we would like to talk to you. We want to assist those who are interested in learning and actually investing in their future.

I truly believe that others should get off zero and begin to invest in this new technology and the financial shift that is currently taking place. I would love to use what I have learned and my journey to help others thrive!

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Art Education Indigenous Knowledge

The Creativity Department Podcast

Creativity reminds us we are all connected.

I was recently invited to do a podcast with my wonderful friends Laura and Matt Grundler from The Creativity Department.

Creativity

Art educator and artist Raine Valentine joins the Creativity Department on this episode. Raine talks about her Chippewa heritage and how it inspires her. Hear how indigenous philosophies have informed her creativity as she discusses her belief in the importance of expressing yourself. Self-expression is a powerful tool that will inspire others (students) to feel comfortable to do the same! Listen in to understand how tying this altogether creates connection between us all.

Remember that creativity is spirituality… when we create art and share our stories, we remember we are all connected.

Check it out!!

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Divine I Am

Healing Perspective

One of the hardest things about healing from trauma is changing our perspective.

As a society our perspective on trauma is that it is bad and needs to be stopped. However the word trauma really comes from the root word injury which comes from the Latin word that means – a wrong. This denotes that there is a wrong and a right way of being.

When we are living in duality, we are living in world where momentum and awareness are created by friction. Life happens in the moments… moments are accumulations of different energies interacting.

Society usually says to experience life and decide IF it resonates with us. Instead we should be questioning HOW it resonates with us…. what it’s trying to show us? What treasures can we uncover from the experience? What learning can be gained?

Trauma Healing

Healing

Most people see trauma as such a horrible thing. When really it just wants to be loved. To be seen for its true essence…not how it makes us feel. Our emotional response to trauma is a signal to really sit with it and question it. Reflect and realign. Our emotional response is our responsibility, not someone else’s fault.

That’s hard for most people… because we feel like that other person should pay for what they did to us… or we feel like we didn’t deserve the bad thing that happened to us! The Anishinaabe say – never say sorry to someone for what they’re going through… that is like saying they are not worthy of their journey. That they’re not worthy of the beautiful treasures and gifts waiting to be received. Each experience has a gift to help us grow in our awareness of self!

Changing how we view trauma is the answer to healing. If we can say, I love and appreciate ALL parts of my journey, and truly feel it… we are healed… because the experience is no longer being seen as wrong, but rather we have found the gifts and treasures in it.

It takes compassion for yourself and others. Unconditional love through gratitude and trust. Realization that your higher self is aligned with your deepest passions and desires and is simply waiting for you to resonate with receiving them!

#reemergence #reawakening #recreating #selfawareness #creativebalanceinc

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Art

Holiday Print Sale

Prints on sale until Dec 10th 2021.
Guaranteed to arrive before the Holidays ❤
Order by Friday December 10th, 2021 and get free domestic shipping!!

Please include your address with your payment information in the note!

Holiday Sale

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Balance

8×10 print of an original painting by Raine Dawn.

$35.00

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The Star

8×10 print of an original painting by Raine Dawn.

$35.00

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Goddess Nuit

8×10 print of an original painting by Raine Dawn.

$35.00

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Hope

8×10 print of an original painting by Raine Dawn.

$35.00

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Elemental Flow

8×10 print of an original painting by Raine Dawn.

$35.00

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Seek Truth

8×10 print of an original painting by Raine Dawn.

$35.00

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Fire & Water Woman

8×10 print of an original painting by Raine Dawn.

$35.00

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Lavender Buddha

8×10 print of an original painting by Raine Dawn.

$35.00

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Buddha Code

8×10 print of an original painting by Raine Dawn.

$35.00

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Existence

The Other

There are times in our lives where we need the point of view of an “other”. When we are so far into our own set programming, it is vital to have an opposing force that generates the movement of energy. And once the energy is stirred…we can filter through the programming…and redirect that energy intentionally in a way that is aligned with our truth.

The only way to know when are aligned, is when you have intentionally made choices that lead you on the journey to uncover and remember your truth… and then the universe speaks to you through sycnronicities, and signs… bringing people into your life you could’ve never dreamed existed.

There is strength in the awareness that contrast is necessary for expansion, learning, growth, and manifesting a life that you are satisfied in.

Indigenous communities were great representations of this… There were ceremonies for when young men and woman reached puberty and really dived in deep to find their purpose…. though ritual and ceremony with themselves, with no distractions… with intention to know thyself more fully.. and to continue to learn about one’s self through every experience. Each having their own path and each person in the community respecting and acknowledging the other’s path.

Other Mirrors

When we are all aligned with our truth, we can assist the others in seeing their truth more clearly. We reflect their being back to the other more clearly when our mirrors are polished from within.

Let’s create a cultural dynamic where we seek out one another for our differences in a positive way. To learn and grow and support the awareness that we are all different, and possess different gifts that are vital to our ability to survive and thrive.

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It also helps us to see one another and respect each others being. Like the total embodiment of Namaste. We are all connected.

#reemergence #reawaken #recreate #selfawareness #weareallconnected

*artwork created using Wombo.art in collaboration with AI.