LOVE

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*A refurbished story of a time-less tale….

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the ‘feelings’ lived; happiness, sadness, knowledge, LOVE, etc. It was announced to all the ‘feelings’ that the island would sink, so all the ‘feelings’ began to pack up and set sail on their constructed boats. Except for LOVE.

LOVE was the only one that decided to hold on until the last possible moment and stayed. When the island began to sink, LOVE decided to ask for help.

Security was passing by LOVE in a large boat, LOVE said, “Security, can you take me with you?” Security answered “No, I can’t. There is a lot of material stuff in my boat and no place here for you.”

LOVE decided to ask Vanity who was passing by in a beautiful looking vessel, “Vanity, can you please help me?”; “I can’t help you LOVE, you are all wet and might damage my boat” Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by and so LOVE asked, “Sadness, let me go with you!”, “Oh, LOVE, I am sad and need to be by myself!”

Happiness passed LOVE by, so enthralled with happiness, LOVE’s cries were not even heard.

Suddenly there was a voice, “Come LOVE, I will take you.”  Feeling so grateful LOVE forgot to ask who this helpful presence was or where they were going, just blessed to be in this elder presence.

When they arrived at dry land, this presence went on its own way and LOVE realized how much was owed to this elder presence. So, LOVE asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who was it that helped me?” — “It was TIME,” Knowledge answered. “Time?” asked LOVE. “Why did Time help me?”

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered; “because only TIME is capable of understanding how valuable LOVE is.”

~The End~

 

 

Elemental Temperaments

ART by Azriel Cross
ART by Azriel Cross

IN context; this post seeks to correlate psychology & astrological studies in a broad range of understanding. Personhood elemental energies as outlined via western astrology and personhood temperaments as outlined via popular psychology philosophies and psychologists.

In Western Astrology, all human-beings are combinations of the 4 basic elemental energies – Fire, Earth, Air & Water – and in psychology the qualities of these elements can be found in the 4 basic temperaments derived from the corresponding “humors”, also known as “fluids” of the body – Choleric, Phlegmatic, Sanguine & Melancholic.

Personal problems &/or challenges will be found in our elemental and temperamental imbalances. Therefore, a person can cure, heal their emotional &/or behavioural problems by giving practical consideration/contemplation toward active application of restoring the balance.

Here is a framework of reference of astrological elements & psychological temperaments:

FIRE EARTH AIR WATER
Righteousness

Spiritual

Leader

Ego

Fortitude

Propriety

Physical

Provider

Senses

Prudence

 

Knowledge

Mental

Seers

Intellect

Justice

Benevolence

Emotional

Server

Mindful

Temperance

Choleric Phlegmatic Sanguine Melancholic
Firey

Energetic

Passionate

Slow

Quiet

Shy

Rational

Consistent

Warm-hearted

Cheerful

Optimistic

Confident

Sad

Fearful

Depressed

Poetic

Artistic

 

We are born under universal influence of those elemental energies present at our birth time. We are born predisposed to certain psychological temperaments.

However, it has been studied and suggested that Elemental Temperaments can be blended to generate a deeper understanding. As I am a personal believer in fate AND free will, any imbalances found in the personhood framework, if willing to apply oneself to do the “work”, a person can cure and or re-balance their sense of self toward a healthier lifestyle. It has been studied/suggested this can be done by learning to identify these imbalances exists (with-in your own mental understanding), then physically applying new habits such as diet & exercise toward healthier habits.

Certainly, we have no quick-fix and for-certain remedies, it is always easier in theory than in “real-life” day-to-day experiences, but in navigating life’s mysteries we consider the theories.

Core personhood, I believe, is basically outlined in your SUN, MOON, and RISING sign energies, and naturally the deeper self-story emerges from this. (i.e., ruler-ships, chart placements, and the additional parts of your overall birth chart) But, for the purpose of somewhere to “start” and “maintain” focus on the core person, the Sun & Moon signs are a framework that can be helpful.

Considering your blend of SUN & MOON signs energies – and aligning with temperaments derived from the corresponding “humors”, also known as “fluids” of the body; please find your info. Box by looking under the elemental energy of your SUN SIGN (Fire, Earth, Air, Water) and line it up with the elemental energy of your MOON SIGN (Fire, Earth, Air, Water).

Here is a framework of reference for overall “Elemental Temperaments”:

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Experiencing Art: Shadows & Sophistication, Halloween Delights

Before we head into the full swing of holiday season, I wanted to share my art experience from the ART of Darkness & Light….

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As curator of this event I can share that it was most interesting to watch how each participating artist interpreted the viewpoint of the show.

The show-concept idea was to celebrate the Halloween season with artwork that refined and revealed the infinite relationship of dark and light while highlighting visuals of ghosts, goblins and other-worldly souls.

Here is a short video of some art show/Halloween event images, hope you enjoy!

Parrticipating artists & event planning support team:

Evan MacKinnon @evanem_tattoos2die4 , Kyle Langlois @langlois_art , Edward Moffat edwardmoffat.com , Aaron McQueen @airbrushsuperstarsinc. ,Josephine Condotta josephinecondotta.ca , Cynthia Hartzenberg, Ally Adkins, Shannon Moynagh, Evan Griffiths @evangee, Erica Phillips Fifth & Park and Gord Moss gordmoss.com. Curated by yours truly, culturedcreative.ca .

I feel truly blessed to have had the pleasure of working with these talented artists, the board of directors & the event planning support team!

Be sure to check out this gem-of-a-space ….. Beaux-Arts Brampton!

#thefutureisfriendly #culturedcre8tiv #4EVER

ox,

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Experiencing Art: One Hundred Years and Four Quarters

Thanks to the world wide web, I have watched the evolution of Irish ART, come to Show via the Galway International Arts Festival held in Galway City, Ireland, every year.

I had the absolute pleasure of being able to encounter this festival of extraordinary experiences LIVE! Yes, I must admit, I packed in a whirlwind trip to the emerald isle during the summer of 2016.

Sharing with you now, is my experience of art, the visual exhibition of One Hundred Years and Four Quarters by Hughie O’Donoghue who is one of Ireland’s leading international artist that leans on his own experiences and connections to the people that he knew or knew of. In this art exhibition, a hundred years on from the events of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, the four characters O’Donoghue has evoked in these new works are; the revolutionary, the soldier, the sailor and the peasant. Illustrating their different perspectives of the events of 1916 all the while as he explores the subjective and fugitive nature of truth.

This art of visuals served my senses with stark pictures of reality during those times, a sense of compassion for what it must have truly been like to live through such revolution, a deeper thought to how this life and style impacted the culture of those days and the collective sense of identity it built for the Irish people since those years. It moved me almost as much as the Theatre Performance Art we took in while in Dublin in 2014, called “Guerrilla Warfare”, but that is another story for another blog post 😉

Here are a few visuals of this Art Exhibition, One Hundred Years and Four Quarters:

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Horsepower: Traction and Revolution, Oil and transparent photographic component on tarpaulin, photographic trace. 2016.

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Agamemnon, oil on canvas wood and aluminium, photographic trace. 2016.

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The King’s Ships, oil on canvas, photographic trace. 2016.

–> (flush along the right of the canvas are the countries of direction for these ships.)

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Blood and Steel, oil on canvas, photographic trace. 2016.

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Endurance Diagram, oil on canvas, photographic trace. 2016.

To learn more about the Easter Rising for Irish Independence, click here. 

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This last picture: Me, always at “peace” when experiencing art and when this picture was taken, I was on CLOUD-NINE 😉 #IrishLass #IrishGal #FeelingSoAtHome ❤  Galway International Arts Festival, Galway City, Ireland, EU. #giaf2016 — it certainly was the festival of extraordinary experiences! Can’t wait to go back for 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dia dhuit,

ReganJane,

Cultured Creative Living @culturedcre8tiv

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Astrology

Spiritual – relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

Astrology – the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.

**We all must deal with the natural state of our Human Condition and we all have spiritual challenges as a result. Here are a few bits for each Sun/RISING sign to consider…

ARIES:  The Independent One – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of; how well another acknowledges their unique persona and  how well another  will support their independent nature. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Not using their courage for the greater good.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Mobilizing the sense of spirit, from the spirit,  by  the spirit and actively using their pioneering energies to inspire themselves & others.

TAURUS: The Dependable One – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of; how clearly others perceive their worth and how much others value and appreciate them. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Insistent that others do things their way.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION:   Contributing what they consider valuable without expectation, this builds a stronger sense of self-worth and enables a higher level of productivity in the external world for Taurus Rising.

GEMINI: The Communicator – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: how well others accept their thoughts and ideas. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Staying in tuned with their intellectual honesty.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Sharing their ideas and information with others which provides excitement and  socialization for all those around them.

CANCER: The Empathic One – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: how well others demonstrate that they are aware of and care about their feelings. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Gloomy sensitivity from unfavourable impressions received in their environment.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Embracing feedback as a gift that allows them to nurture and emotionally support other people in exactly they way that is vitally needed.

LEO:  The Entertainer – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: how willing others are to cheer them up & cheer them on. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Tendency toward self-dramatization.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Providing leadership as a sensitive and creative leader and extending themselves in ways that uplift and inspire others around them.

VIRGO:  The Helper – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: whether or not others are as understanding of people as they are. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Criticism without sound sense/judgement.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Being of help to others on a practical level that assist them in reaching their goals.

LIBRA: The Partner – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: whether or not others are playing fair with them, according to their own values of equality and balance. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Difficulty in maintaining inner peace and sense of security from with-in.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Helping to balance the energies of others by sharing their objective viewpoint and acting as a peacemaker.

SCORPIO: The Change Agent – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: whether others are properly acknowledging their inherent depth and potency. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Being competitive.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Extending themselves in ways that alter the lives of others through the powers of their deep perceptions.

SAGITTARIUS:  The Optimist – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: whether others have faith in them and acknowledge their good intentions. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Unhealthy sense of faith in self.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION:  Sharing their special gift to provide others a sense of faith in themselves and teaching them the deepest meaning of freedom.

CAPRICORN: The Achiever – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: others showing appropriate respect for them. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Emphasis on social image that prevents emotional bonding with others.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Establishing authority and organizing that appeals to the public, helping others with their awareness of structure that leads to a deeper rapport with others.

AQUARIUS: The Friend – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: whether others approach people with the same spirit of understanding and supportiveness that the Aquarius Rising does. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Eccentric individualism that isolates.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Actively using gifts to promote the advancement of other people by contributing innovative solutions for their problems.

PISCES: The Gentle Healer – They interpret the behaviour of others toward them in terms of: whether others consider the sensitive personality they have when relating to them. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: Justifying lack of participation toward healing others b/c they feel like victims.

SPIRITUAL ACTUALIZATION: Expressing their compassion and understanding of the human condition to dissolve others’ upset; through the power of their perception provide true unconditional love.

**If you know your RISING Sign, read that AND your Sun Sign** BOTH are relevant to your personhood…(more on this in a future post) 😉

Dia dhuit…

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Experiencing ART: The Singh Twins

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Photo taken by Herman Custodio {www.CustodioStudio.ca}

A special experience took place when we attended the artists’ talk at PAMA (Peel Art Gallery Museum) to hear the Singh Twins describe their work; depths of meaning brought to the surface for the audience to absorb through the senses, first via listening to the lecture, then looking at the art via the gallery; a two-fold experience much like the artists’ themselves ~

Criticised for not being different enough, for not possessing enough individualism that markedly identifies so-called “modern art”, the Singh Twins decided to challenge this western ideal of individuality by packaging their “same-ness” as the very thing, that makes them different.

The Singh Twins Contemporary Art practice offers an international appeal exploring global culture and politics in a unique, artistically detailed, very decorative way.

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Diana & Marilyn

 

An International feature exhibition at PAMA, the Singh Twins ART is a beautiful highlight to help celebrate Sikh Heritage Month during April 2016. It’s not hard to tell why their paintings are award winning as they bring to life the Indian miniature tradition through their “past-modern” art practice that coveys visuals of modern day issues such as stereotypes and view-points on heritage in today’s society.

Here are a few visuals I sourced from the public domain:

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Entwined, 2010.

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The Singh Twins have exhibited in some of Britain’s most prestigious art venues, completed numerous public commissions and are very well-known for their visual art yet, they also include illustration, writing and film-making to their body of work!  If you haven’t already…GO, check out these modern day originals 😉

Learn more:  The Singh Twins at PAMA

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Experiencing ART: The Prelude & The Recluse

Making strides on Dupont Street, our little group of Art Lovers turned the corner and made our way toward Unit #15 of the Angell Gallery, excited to view the contemporary art works of artist Gavin Lynch.

The title of this show originates from an unfinished poem by English Poet, William Wordsworth, whom like Lynch, used nature as his subject.

In this piece, I found my favourite:

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{Prelude no. 4 (Lost on the Slope), 2015, oil/acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 60″}

The pieces of his art on show here, all reflect various types of landscapes and their conceptual dualities. One becomes aware that the sites are of historical significance as Lynch, takes his visuals from the Killarney Provincial Park which was the sketching location for the Group of Seven.

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The distinctive style of this artist is found in his naturalism and stylization, flatness and depth, luminosity and darkness, abstraction and representation, and that strike juxtapositions of hard and soft forms. Sharp details of his paintings, lifted slightly off the canvas, I confess…. I did softly touch!

Gavin Lynch certainly has a distinct style and in this exhibition, The Prelude and The Recluse, the audience of viewers is invited to look AT the paintings of prelude, while looking IN at the paintings of recluse…. (please see artist’s website to visualize this further).

This exhibit left me and my Art Loving pals, LOTS of room for interpretation and we were sharing our different points of view …right after the show!

Learn more here: ARTIST: http://gavinlynch.net/  GALLERY: http://www.angellgallery.com/

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