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Bless Your Spaces

“Your home is an extension of your body and spirit. As you give to your home, you give to yourself. As you might have experienced, your space reflects and affects your inner life. If you bless your home and lavish it with love, it becomes a gracious holder of your dreams.”
Jayme Barret

It’s fitting that I am writing this on “throwback Thursday” because making pictures for our walls is how we got started making art back in the 1990’s. We intuited that the way to move into an uplifted world was to create a space that already embodied that radiant environment. The practical way to accomplish this shift was to depict it visually around us. What you can see, you can feel. And once you can steadily feel something, it becomes real to you.


We had a head start on this understanding from years of being surrounded by traditional sacred arts. What we were creating to bless our own space, though, was not spiritual art, but Gaian art. It was sourced in Nature photographs and remixed to reflect our growing understanding that the Earth was a living, intelligent, multi-dimensional presence. To evolve with Earth, we needed to see her in this new light. By putting our visions on the walls of our home, we could live inside that emergent reality now.


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Much of what we have shared via this blessing newsletter has been onscreen videos and images (and more of those are forthcoming). The primary effect of our electronically shared images is to support personal and collective transformation. The effect of our 3-D wall art, though, is different.


The “Seedsongs” in the art (the material-subtle encoding in the image) work at several levels to uplift your spaces:

    1. Seedsong art clears old energies from the space where it hangs.


    2. This art raises the vibration of the spaces.


    3. The images connect your home or office to Gaia in her emergent form. Not just Nature, but new Nature, illumined by the light of the higher dimensions.



What happens when these effects are active in your setting? When you are in those spaces, you feel more clarity and more serenity. You can access energies that support you from the crown to the base of your body— vision, intuitive knowing, communication, heart-love, creativity, relationship, and grounding come more easily. You are fed by the colorful beauty-power of Nature herself, present inside your rooms. Your home and workplace take on the feeling-quality of vibrant life, even sanctuary.


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Various scientific and metaphysical sources can be cited to back up these statements, but you readers already have an intuitive understanding of these matters. What’s key here is the awareness that we human animals, like all flora and fauna, evolve in response to our environments. Not just by pressure from stressful shifts, but also through the effect of positive influences in our surroundings. This is why hospitals and healing centers so often now put Nature art on the walls. Their patients heal better and faster when they are surrounded by such images. Our Seedsong art reaches beyond just the natural to the deliver metanatural, multi-dimensional blessings that touch every level of being.


We heal and evolve from the outside in as much as from the inside out. Yes, you can engage consciously with images to amplify intentions for growth, but you can also simply live and work in spaces that are blessed with these activated images and absorb their help on a daily basis.


We have at least five different styles of art (you can read more here http://www.bellandtodd.com/about-the-art/five-styles-of-art/). Today, I’ll just mention two of these. Our geometric mandalas, with their symmetrical structure (above and below, right and left in balance) particularly support the unity of matter and spirit, or Earth and Heaven. This harmonizes these two great aspects of life in your spaces and thus in yourself. Our Nature Portal style of art, which features a realistic photograph of a natural scene inside a symmetrical border, do exactly what the name implies—they provide a window through which Nature gracefully enters your home or office. Truly, though, any of our images that you are attracted to will work as an uplifting influence in your home or office.


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We recently had the wonderful experience of working with one of our favorite healers who wanted to bring our art into his office. I include the full letter he sent us, below, because he shares his perspective on the images, and also the ease and satisfaction of ordering prints through our excellent online printing partners. By the way, he also mentions consulting with us about his image selection. If you contact us, we are happy to assist you in making your choice.


P.S. For the month of March, use this coupon code, LPMECH, for a 15% discount when you order a print.

I have been an alternative health practitioner for the past 40 years. My practice has recently been evolving and I found myself needing to reorganize my office to better accommodate the changes. Having rearranged, I felt that there was something missing and realized that adding new art to the space would fill that gap. I wanted the art to reflect and support what I was doing, particularly in the area of healing energy, providing that not only for my clientele, but for me as well.


I mentioned that to Bonnie Bell and David Todd, a dynamic duo who have for decades been creating beautiful art with the intent for it to be a tool for healing on many levels. They graciously invited me to look at a broad panorama of their work. Bonnie and David have a keen artistic sense and a deep understanding of many approaches to healing. We had a very fruitful collaboration as they listened to my ideas and desires, thoughtfully shared information and perspectives, and assisted me in arriving at the particular artistic renderings that suited my needs.


One great tool that they have on their website allows one to pull up the particular picture of interest and add framing and matting to see how it might look in advance. The order can be placed online and the framing company that they work with typically gets the order out in 3 days. The quality of the framing and matting is first rate, and the prices better than anything I have ever seen. My pictures arrived within a week and were as good as I had hoped they would be. There doesn’t need to be any trepidation about ordering on any level as if you don’t like it for any reason, you send it back for a full refund.


Henry Hall, Lic. Nutritionist, D.PSc, Certified NES Practitioner
Self Heath Systems, LLC
Tallahassee, FL

A Mandala that Evokes Peace

The most popular mandala we have ever made is called CenterPeace (see below). Its soft colors and shapes seem to effortlessly open our feeling into the quiet space of inner peace.


This photo-collage is made entirely of rose petals growing on our deck in Northern California. We scanned the petals and, using a 4-sided geometry, layered them into the image you see.


We have chosen the CenterPeace mandala as the visual focus for the guided meditation that David Todd will be leading on the Spirituality and Peace free teleconference call on Sunday July 14, 2013 at 12 noon-1 pm EST. In David’s talk, “Building a Field of Peace—Empowering Inner Peace and Collective Blessing,” he will speak about new evolutionary ways we can work together to heal the roots of conflict and strife. The meditation will support inner peace and will bless the collective field of the US.

CenterPeace Mandala

“The reds, pinks and gentle green of this mandala are the colors of the heart chakra. This image invokes the peace that arises from within, free of the polarized states of conflict and fear. It helps us locate the field of serenity that is always present in the center of being.”


If you would like to sign up for the free Summer of Peace events, including David’s talk and meditation on 7/14, visit the Summer of Peace website. On that page, you will also get a link to receive a free sample of our Peace Codes e-book.


We hope you will join us for this heart-healing and nation-healing event. On that day, or on any day, bring up the CenterPeace image on your screen to let your eyes and feeling guide you into a space of serenity and peace.

Building a Field of Peace

I want to explore some of the emergent understanding about how we really work together as a “band of blessers.”



In this Internet age, people around the world frequently join together virtually to help people via their attention and subtle energy (for example, directing comforting energy to people after a natural disaster). But how does that group blessing activity actually work? One of the pioneering organizations in understanding this kind of coordinated activity is the Global Coherence Initiative, or GCI (http://www.glcoherence.org/). Here is what Dr. Rollin McCraty, GCI lead scientist says:

“A growing body of evidence suggests that an energetic field is formed among individuals in groups through which communication among all the group members occurs simultaneously. In other words, there is a literal group ‘field’ that connects all the members.” 


Dr. McCraty’s quote deals with a group communicating at the same time, or a “synchronous” gathering. What is quite remarkable to discover is that a subtle field of positive energy (or blessing) can also be built by people coordinating through “asynchronous” (not simultaneous) communication–by reciting the same mantra, or by looking at the same image or the same video. For instance, even if you watch the Blessings for Japan video at a completely different time than I do, our common intention and applied attention builds a field of blessing. And each person who joins in makes that field of blessing richer. Your unique presence and all the organic and spiritual energies that comprise your multi-dimensional self get added to the resonant field built by all the participants. 
 



David and I have been exploring this area of global blessing for many years, beginning with our World-Healer mandala and meditation created 9/11 in 2001. We were called to create a body of images and meditations that would serve the uplift of our planet and the awakening of our emergent collective consciousness. These energy-encoded images and meditations were published in a special 7-year series of Healing Mandalas calendars, and these same images (along with a few more) are the basis of our Big Earth Blessings videos. This series of images are the body of the PeaceCodes e-book and the Peace Healings programs that we will be launching this summer. Again, the aim in creating these energetic media is to provide visual means for building a field of blessing. We want to thank all of you who have joined in this collective blessing endeavor. Your contribution to the field is felt and valued.
 



In the midst of creating this series of Peace-encoded images, we connected with the Gaiafield Project (http://www.gaiafield.net/). The Gaiafield Project, founded by Leslie Meehan, PhD and David Nicol, PhD, is focused on “subtle activism”, or the contemplative art of directing collective attention toward world change. We continue to collaborate actively with our wonderful friends in the Gaiafield Project. One of the evolving technologies for field-building that has come out of our subtle activism explorations is an “Attunement” process. This is an interactive group meditation event that allows participants to connect most deeply with multi-dimensional energies and helping presences and with the field of Gaia, the living planet. If you visit the Gaiafield Project website, you’ll find invitations to the Gaiafield Attunements that will be happening this summer as part of the 2013 Summer of Peace and the International Day of Peace, September 21.



 
 

Though I am trying to give clear descriptions of how field-building can take place, I do not want to give the impression that this is a mechanical process. Quite the contrary, the most important ingredient in the creation of blessing fields is our hearts, and our compassionate desire to see our world reborn. The engine of blessing is love, directed from the heart and amplified by networking with the love of others. Dr. David Nicol of the Gaiafield Project writes this in his upcoming book, Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimensions of Social and Planetary Transformation:



”One of the most meaningful tasks of our times, then, may be to evoke experiences of global communion of such sublime joy that an unspoken vow is made, from the most intimate heart of humanity, to persevere through the trials ahead, to heal the wounds of our collective past, and to accept the pain that must accompany the birth of planetary awareness.”

We cannot, and would not want to, avoid the emotional challenges of this collective transformation; yet it does ease the heart to know that we are all engaged, body and soul, in making a difference.




 

If you didn’t get a chance to watch our latest blessing video, Visions of Gaia’s Grace, see it here.

The 2013 Healing Mandalas Calendar: Blessings of Heaven and Earth

As you might expect, the new year’s calendar marks a shift to a new vibration. The words and images resonate with the world that emerges from the portal of 2012.

Starting in January, each month’s image is accompanied by a simple blessing. In a subtle but real way, these blessings are different than meditations. They honor and praise the Source of Heaven and Earth in non-denominational language. This “Gaian language” has emerged from writing the messages in the art for many years. It is vocabulary that is sacred without being religious.

Below is the January image, “The Dawning,” along with its blessing.

The Dawning Mandala

Radiant daisy, petal-sun, shine on us and waken our hearts.
Soft and spacious sky, show us how to open from the core.
Spirit of Earth and Heaven, bless our emergence into this new world.


The visual content and structure of these images is special. We have created flower-constructs from whole flowers and coupled them with mandalas built from NASA’s great space telescopes. The combination of the very close view of our Earth, with the views of the cosmic skies really speaks to the breadth of blessing energies that come from Source.

If you want to have copies of the 2013, please order them as soon as possible. Many people buy them as gifts so we sell out of these calendars every year. Click HERE to go directly to the products page of our website.

Blessings for the Occupy Movement

We created this video as a spiritual blessing for the people and places involved in the world-wide Occupy Movement. It guides you through a simple, four-part process of receiving blessing energies from empowered nature art and sending those blessings to any location you choose that is being Occupied.


We feel that the Occupy Movement is an expression of a new consciousness emerging on the planet and a desire for fundamental change at the deepest levels of our collective being. We created this Blessing Video so that you can participate each day in the Occupy Movement wherever you are.


We feel that subtle activism goes hand in hand with street activism. This video is a tangible way for you to lend your energy and intention to the movement. Please watch it often and share it with your friends.

To watch this video in HD and Full Screen, click on the “YouTube” button to watch on YouTube. Select “720 HD” as the size and then click the button with 4 “arrows” to expand to Full Screen viewing.




Magnolia Angel

On Thursday, we woke to a tornado warning here in North Florida and the news of more devastation and people lost across the Southeast. Across the street from us, a single magnolia blossom on a low branch took the form of an angel with spread wings. Since magnolias are such an iconic flower of the South, we felt a mandala made from this bloom would be a special blessing for this region. We have created a symmetry from the flower for the sake of balance, but know that the flower formed a perfect angel shape before we did that.


The border on this image is made from a picture of a flamingo that we took earlier this month at the Sarasota Jungle Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. The soft peachy feathers connect us to the winged creatures here in the Gulf-Atlantic states and their special ability to lift our hearts. The Air Element, which can cause so much damage in its stormy forms, here appears as calming, uplifting Presence.


Through the interface of this Magnolia Angel, let’s join in sending love and healing light to all those impacted by the storms in the Southeast–and to anyone and anywhere in need.


Magnolia Angel

How to Heal a Global Heart

One of the gifts that comes through a sorrowful event like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is that we feel one with the world. Our emotions don’t distinguish the nationality or religion of the people impacted. Especially now that we are continually connected via Internet and TV, we feel with our global hearts.




This is not easy. We are drawn into caring at such a huge scale. We hear, see, feel not just the challenges of our local neighborhood or town, but the trials of all the world’s people, animals and land. How can we cope with this global emotion and stay positive, responsive? How do we accept the depth of our feeling and also transform it into powerful help?




One strong means that many of us spontaneously move toward is group blessing. On March 11, when David and I heard about the devastating events, we created a short video to focus our own love on Japan and to invite others to join in. We were guided to includes images, words and sounds to help infuse each viewer with light-blessings that he or she could then direct to Japan through his or her own feeling. (click here to see the Blessing for Japan video)




In the eleven days since the events, 9,000 people have viewed the Blessings for Japan video. And many other such videos and positive media have been created and shared widely. This says to me that we awakening together to our global hearts. This is an evolutionary step in our human awareness. We are facing and embracing our profound interdependence with each other and the planet.




This kind of world crisis is also awakening the higher purpose of our social networks. We now have unparalled means of linking our blessings, which amplifies them exponentially.




Knowing I am part of a living network of blessors eases my grief. I feel that I am being constructive at an energetic level in helping those in need. Even in the midst of crisis, my heart expands. Gratitude fills my global heart. I am restored by the gesture of sending out love. Blessings flow in both directions.




May our love and resources continue to flow toward those in Japan, in solidarity with their urgent needs.



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Sunset Lily

Blessing for Japan

May our blessings surround you with a strong circle of light.
May every form of help come your way.
May you be held and healed by our collective love.



Strength Mandala

Strength Mandala