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It was disturbing to me that I was eyeing his brownie while still engaged with my own… I was wondering why I couldn’t enjoy the eternal now with what I had in my mouth. Why was I already onto the remains of his chocolate feast?
So I pulled a card from my Power To Transform card deck to gain clarity on my gluttonous act. I drew “Star of Abundance”. The following lines explain my apparent lack: “Focus on increasing your inner supply of energy. Feel your spiritual field glowing and expanding outward. The yield of your expansion comes from the fullness of your inner supply of energy.” It became blatantly clear that I was trying to fill my lack with food.
I had another experience while in San Miguel which became a mirror for the card I pulled, “The Initiation/Fire Dancer”. While meandering the narrow streets of San Miguel I walked by an art gallery. In the showcase in the window, a beautiful necklace caught my eye. I kept walking but my inner voice said go back. I asked the sales lady how much for the stunning art piece. As I bought the necklace, the woman revealed much to me. She had been one of five siblings living in abject poverty in Iran. One day her beauty attracted attention from the brother of the shaw. She was married into royalty and lived the Cinderella life. Chauffeurs drove her in a Rolls Royce. Rubies, emeralds and diamonds draped her body. With all this wealth she realized she was extremely bored and was becoming disillusioned with life. She had become an acquisition. One Tuesday morning, she left her husband behind for a world lacking material possessions.
Fourteen years have passed since I lived and created The Initiation/Fire Dancer. So here I am seated in a lush patio in San Miguel, Mexico thinking I have come here to “be on vacation”…only to find myself engaged in a potent inner journey. All the people I meet seem to be a mirror for me. They are all highly creative and spiritual. What is going on? Resistance is my first line of defense. I try to run away from my purpose but I have no apparent place to hide….even while “on vacation!” Spirit has an amazing sense of humor!
A friend and I are drinking tea and she shares something about her relationship with her boyfriend. She lives with him only part time and struggles accepting and surrendering into this relationship. Her boyfriend doesn’t meet some of her expectations! She says it bothers her that he isn’t into the worldly matters of money. However He is very spiritual and wise.
She says that he probably won’t change as far as interest in money. She pulls a card from The Power to Transform Card Deck and gets
Sacred Union II. It’s so strange that many times when she questions this relationship she has pulled this same card! Is Spirit trying to tell her something. She is willful and her ego keeps her from feeling peaceful in her love. The message from the card comes through loud and clear for her:
If you have drawn this card you are being called to strip yourself of ego, honor and merge with your partner. Create combustion, explosion and expansion of synergistic energy. Convert this energy into manifestation and healing of the highest magnitude!
She confides and says to me, “is it possible that Spirit put the two of them together for a reason. Does Spirit have more wisdom than she does?” Perhaps she needs to give up the fight. She says she can’t seem to stay away from him and needs to talk several times a day when they are not together. As she views her relationship from a higher perspective she wonders what would happen if she trusted and surrendered into accepting what is…
In the middle of the night I am in touch with an uncomfortable sensation in my legs. My mind goes into fear…something is wrong with my body! This morning I had tea with my friend who reminded me that I had a script, and my mind chatter is keeping me in fear. It is time to release the negative stories I tell myself about my health, disengage from my script, and go within to meditate.
I pull three cards from my Power to Transform deck. I pull Resurrection to represent what I am experiencing on the earth plane. I read the following words from this card; RELEASE FEAR, CHOOSE THE LIGHT, EMBRACE LOVE AND YOUR DIVINE PURPOSE… I can’t believe this card is telling me that my body (earth plane) is experiencing a block that I placed there myself because of fear to consciously move forward. Why do I continue to doubt myself? Why do I wait for a special invitation from outside myself to give me direction!
Next I pull two more cards from my higher self to show me the way out of my predicament. “Pathway to the Light” tells me to USE THE BEAM OF HEALING LIGHT TO TRANSFORM FEAR AND PHYSICAL CHALLENGES INTO A HEALTHY STATE OF BEING. “Reflections” tells me to USE MEDITATION to transform my negative fear patterns about my body.
So I do what the cards suggest; I meditate and visualize the beam of healing light from the heavens flowing into my heart and then moving down my legs. As the light moves down my legs I feel a pulsing of energy. This energy pushes the block in my legs out of my feet and into the earth. My legs are now clear. Next I feel a shift in my brain..My brain is realigning itself. I can’t put it into words but I know I have transformed the shadow of fear into Light.
I know I have made a shift because my outer behavior changes. I don’t go to someone else to ask what I should do or get approval… I just do it from my own sense of inner power!
It is six o’clock p.m and twilight is casting deep shadows. Darkness slowly engulfs my house in Sedona. The phone rings and a close friend is in despair. She shares a childhood memory that was most unpleasant. In tears she questions how it was possible that she did not speak out loud about the abuse. She was trained at a very early age to keep her emotions and feelings under lock and key, while protecting the abuser. She admitted that she covered these painful feelings up all her life with food, alcohol and running away…always distracting herself…always on the go. Anything so she wouldn’t have to feel.
My friend continues to share her deepest feelings exposing her wounded inner child. She gathers her composure as she tries to squelch her pain. She asks if I would pull a card from my “Power to Transform” deck for her. I ask spirit to help me pull a card for her. I draw the Heart Trellis card. It tells me to “pull energy in from the crown of my head, circulate it around my body, and then send passion to what I love.” I visualize this energy moving through my body and feel an immediate pulsing energy coming out of my right hand and into my cell phone. My friend said she could feel this light energy healing her wounded inner child.
Next, I pull the “Grand Trine” card from the deck. The card talks about rescuing the inner child. My friend confesses that she never had felt compassion I for her inner child’s pain. If anything she had continued the cycle of self neglect that she had learned as a child. And then an amazing thing happened… She thanks her inner child for her courage to be born into such difficult circumstances. The healing is happening. Instead of squelching her feelings, she is allowing herself to feel them, transforming the pain into balance and joy. She says the depression is slowly lifting.
I told her her that I felt honored that she shared her process with me.
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Friday May 26, 2017
Unity of Sedona Artist Reception Party
Sunshine Cafe at Unity of Sedona
Sunshine Cafe at Unity of Sedona
Shari Silvey, Unity of Sedona's currently featured artist, will speak about her inspirations, have a Q&A session, and also give a reading from her Power to Transform oracle card deck.
65 Deer Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ
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