Stevie Nicks: what I always wanted was to affect people
… Especially women in rock ‘n’ roll and what they could write about. We are a force of nature.”
“I have truckloads of leather-bound journals. And when I’m long gone, my niece and all my fairy goddaughters will get to read about my songs and how they happened. They’ll have my whole life in their hands.”
What a gift that will be.
An artist who honoured her own voice, sometimes at great personal cost. She never wanted children of her own. Instead her nature chose to express her creativity through songwriting.
Great to see her back performing her music, and wearing her own clothes in the Elle shoot.
Although she was part of Fleetwood Mac, her voice both unified and also segregated her from the rest of the band.
Standing alone again, she unites the audience as she sings from her soul.
Sometimes music can say something as powerfully as words and paint. When I discovered Eric Lewis Groove’s music I knew that he had found a way to express his soul through music, in the way that I express mine through words and paint.
Last week, after my post about the power of listening to the high vibrational music El Hadra, I received some comments from readers thanking me for reminding them about this.
One reader asked me if I knew of a software programme that created mandalas. I’m pleased to say that I can go one better, and tell you about Energy Mandalas, which is the brain-child of artist Keith Knutson whose gift it is to personally create individual energy mandalas for you.
Keith takes the vibrational numbers of your life, and creates spectacular geometric fractals from those. Using his intuitive gifts, Keith then tunes into your unique frequency like fine tuning a radio station and adjusts your mandala’s shape, movement and colors until it perfectly resonates with your life force. Your beautiful, custom-designed 8 X 10 Personal Energy Mandala is sent to you electronically or in the mail, along with an extensive 60-80 page numerology report revealing your amazing self.
What you can then do is set this to your desktop, frame it on your wall, download it to your iPhone, basically anywhere you want so that it engages you with your vibrational frequency.
I am celebrating tonight and honouring my mentor and friend Bob Yeager. Bob is a person who truly deserves (but doesn’t seek) the title ‘internet guru’. He has taught me a crucial lesson about internet marketing through his WEST programme: it works most successfully when it is combined with authenticity.
As artists we express our authenticity through story, in paint, in words, in music, whatever our medium is. Then when we combine that voice with all the technical knowledge, bingo, we start to manifest real wealth.
Having learned the hard lesson of ‘finding my voice’, I recognise this teaching as absolutely ‘on the money’. This applies to whatever business you have and whatever artistic medium you are in.
When we say ‘show me the money’, we don’t always want to be taught the back office lessons of personal development, but I have discovered these are equally important to receive the money!
Don’t just take my word for it, listen to the testimonials of Bob’s other students in WEST that were recorded for this online party taking place tonight.
I wish you could listen in and join us, and maybe you will another time.
How did you discover your voice?
As always, leave me your comments – I enjoy reading these stories.
In 2002 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. When I asked why ovarian cancer didn’t get the press attention that breast cancer did, I was told ‘unfortunately not enough women are diagnosed each year (7000), compared with breast cancer (more than 7000).
Oh OK then, so until more women die from ovarian cancer, the media, the research funding bodies, and the medical councils will sideline these women as if they don’t count.
But guess what. They do. We do. You do. I do. We all count, and only when we individually and collectively rise up and stamp our tiny feminine feet and say that, will anything change.
Until then, I invite all women who have a story to tell about a healthcare experience where they have not felt heard, to send me a comment. Together let’s use our voices to educate the medical profession and the media about the language they use.
As Gloria Steinem said:
“Finding language that will allow people to act together while cherishing each other’s individuality is probably the most feminist and truly revolutionary function of writers. Just as there can be no deep social change without art and music (as Emma Goldman said, ‘If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution”), there can be none without words that create the dream of change in our heads.” from Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem.
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Every woman counts.
This was originally intended to be my painting blog, but now it's also about writing, what we ache for, and everything else important.
"Your paintings are like auragraphs. You pick up the information from the person and express it through art. However, they are on an altogether deeper level - not dealing with the outer projection of ourselves, not even with the spirit, but on a soul level. They are soul reflections".
Mary Clair Kelly, Cruse Counsellor