I am guessing you could use a bit of this?

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Right now, is is a wonderful but also demanding time for many people. Time for change, but it may come with a struggle. Time for more light, but not yet completely convincing. Time for spring, but still cold. A time where we humans tend to either give up on things or find a completely new approach. It is time for Easter; the old must die so there can be resurrection, in any meaning or emphasis we want to put on that.

Also, it´s full moon tomorrow here in DK, and a powerful one I heard.

There are many reasons to take it a little easy with ourselves and do something that truly nourishes our body as well as our soul.

For me, a bath does just that. Preferably in a real bath tub. And if you don´t have one, like I didn´t for many years, a shower with lit candles at the side and some delicious soaps and body oil  combined with time and soothing music will work wonders too.

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(I have this one next to our beloved tub, the best healing spot in our house!)

Look at it like a spring-cleaning for the body, and do it as often as you like during this time (or any time you want!) to warm your soul in this transition toward light and spring. It is a service to you, yourself, and thus to every life you get in touch with, being a happier, more balanced YOU.

And if you want some self care inspiration for your walls, you can buy the images above as signed prints in the shop in 2 sizes: A4 prints or the double sized A3 prints (just write in a note which one you want when you choose this item) – enjoy!

Love and take care, Lise.

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(This year our daughter, Celeste who is 12, decorated the Easter tree with eggs all by herself, which was a complete joy to watch. The care, the tradition, the creativity she put into it. To me, the eggs stand for new life and much needed resurrection energy) 

 

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Spring sale 50% OFF + new postcards

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SPRING SALE: 50% OFF BIG POSTERS RIGHT NOW!

Light is streaming into the living rooms. I think that calls for a spring sale, a real good one!

So, I picked 4 of the BIG posters and are giving a feelable 50% off them, to help your walls celebrate spring! These fine posters will fit in any 50 x 70 frame. With white border around the image for easier framing.

And the soul warming messages are happy to compete with the growing sense of spring in your house.

I will ship with love and creativity straight to your door.

The offer lasts until Friday. March 4 at midnight CET (central european time).

Find SPRING sale here: http://www.etsyonsale.com/shop/LiseMeijer

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ALSO, I just added 3 new postcard collections to the shop, find them all here!

Love from Lise.

North Modern trade show – a vision manifested

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I had a vision: Go to a Business trade show aimed at selling to other businesses. Above you can see that vision come true. Looks easy, right?

Realization:

I knew going to a trade show was a step up for me. I knew that presenting my business professionally to other businesses was a big leap. And I knew it would be hard work. But, as many of the things I have done that has caused growth, I had no Idea just how big a leap this was. How much hard work.

(Building up the booth – together with Rune + a very decorating-skilled friend, also called Lise 🙂

I also didn´t know that it is considered normal that this big financial investment doesn´t come back as income straight away. Wow! That takes a lot of vision power and a long view.

After the 3 days at the trade show – talking to customers, waiting for customers, trying to remember not to be pushy or needy but just be in service, I was so, so done. I felt like a baby needing to be fed and pampered and napping. And over again. And again. And again.

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(In less than 2 weeks I managed to create some marketing material, including this pull up banner and the big 4 x 2,5 meter wall print. With great and prompt help from a handful skilled people I trust. Busy times!)

No spark, inspiration or success feeling was left in me. Just done, used up. Worn. I knew it was temporary. I also knew that I had to deal with it.

So that is what I did. For almost 2 whole days I did nothing except taking care of myself. Sleeping. Going for walks. Reading and taking long baths. Letting my family know I would be back but needed some recovery space.

And slowly my well being returned. And with that my inspiration. And guess what? One of my first inspired thoughts was: What if I could manage to go to that other trade show next month, now that I have all the gear prepared? The one I heard would most likely be a much better match for me and my products, hmmm…..

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Well, I haven´t decided on that yet. But I am so thankful that I can feel my inspiration again and that visions are landing in my nest. We all need that to feel hope and possibility about our life. But we simply can´t attract any of those things if we are too stressed out. There is nothing wrong with us. None of us. But we all need a basis of pampering on a daily basis. And when we go off balance, our bodies will let us know.

That´s when we need to pay attention. Big time. Because we are so much more fragile than we often imagine, and when we own that fragility, we are so, so strong.

Thank you for hearing this little tale.

Wishing you lots of well being side by side with whatever work you have undertaken. Big or small, I truly believe it all counts in ways we can´t always understand.

And cheers! Not only on the successes you can count. But cheers for trying, and for every time you dare invite inspiration and vision into you life.
And for courage to try again.

Lise.

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New painting with spring-feelings!

Bloom freely

“Bloom freely/ Blomstre frit” – 31,5 x 47,2 in/ 80 x 120 cm, acrylic and paper on deep edge canvas. Price: 925 $/ 6.700 kr.

First painting in 2016 was begun before new year and is called: “Bloom freely”.

I got a feeling 2016 is going to be a juicy, interesting, prospering, deep gazing and wildly dancing year for me. With more doing than thinking. Daring to open more, give more, blooming freely.

That is my intention, because frankly, everything flows a lot better for me when I just get out of my inner thoughtfulness and act! Then things start to happen, coming my way too. And I get the energy and inspiration needed for the next steps.

In other news: Vision board workshop coming up – veeery soon now!

In exactly 12 days we will spend a saturday with letting the visions bubble and sit down by the lake of dreams trying to catch them and make visual boards to inspire us throughout 2016.

If you live nearby you are most WELCOME TO JOIN – last signup is coming friday, read more HERE.

Wishing you ligth + joy filled steps in the coming time, spring is not here yet, but the light is returning!

Lise.

 

 

Angel notebooks and new years workshop!

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Dear friends,

just a quick note to say:

  1. The shop is filled to the brim and there are many new things to be inspired by. Check out the new angel notebooks, the mini card packs on recycled paper or the bigger A3 signed prints or browse all the new images now available on print, like this one with a visual message of love.
  2. The first workshop of 2016 – NEW YEARS WORKSHOP WITH VISION BOARD -is now open for registration. All info is in Danish as it takes place here in DK. It´s all about listening deep and manifesting your innermost dreams in 2016. Read all about it HERE or head straight to SIGNUP.
  3. So much is happening in the big world and also in my small world. I this is what it feels like to be growing from a smaller wannabe business to a well, real one who can actually walk by it´s own. I am not completely there but I enjoy the journey fully and at the same time I am not always sure how long my limbs are and how to use them. One sign: I don´t get around to create blogposts at the moment. Another sign: this happened and filled me with joy! So, if you miss hearing what´s happening, I invite you to sign up for my newsletter HERE. Also, when you sign up you receive a 20 % coupon code for the webshop to use until the end of the year – enjoy! Or, connect on Facebook or Instagram if you also like to find and share inspiration there!

Wishing you a december with moments to be as still as nature invites us to right now,

love from Lise.

 

Clashing wills & quiet hearts

"Healing hearts/ Helende hjerter" Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“Healing hearts/ Helende hjerter” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr. For sale.

Text in the painting reads:

“IN THE QUIET SPACES LIVES JOY – CREATIVITY – CONNECTION + CARE.

HEALING OF OUR HEARTS.”

When we want something with our will and act on it, we create a direction, a movement. Directions and movements are powerful; they can move mountains and people. They can create the wildest new things and tear the old and dusty down to pieces. They can leave their mark and shape the world.

Directions can also clash. When two wills headed in opposite directions collide, conflicts can arise. And it is often worst when the two wills thought they were going to the same place. And bang, they collide, abruptly stopped. And get angry with each other, for no one likes being stopped in their progress.

And out there in the land of wills and actions, where everything is directions and creating power, it is often difficult to resolve this conflict.

It actually CAN´T be resolved from that place; the two wills are already moving in two different directions. Each of them of in their full right to do so. It takes strength to move mountains, all power needed. So the only focus there is room for in the country of wills and directions are often: That mountain has to be moved! And so, the two wills collide like two angry bulls ready for battle. And I have yet to meet anyone who has successfully coached two angry bulls into happily grazing side by side.

To resolve the conflict, we must sidestep and be silent. Completely quiet. So quiet that we can listen above and below and right into the middle of the very core of life. So quiet that we can hear the earth below us, with all the layers of primeval history. So we catch the universal melody of the past and future and endless possibilities in one. So quiet that we just ARE, without needing to move anywhere, because everything is right here and always have been. So quiet that we ARE love.

In love, it is not just possible, but completely natural that there is room for several directions at once. In love, coexistence is a wonderful opportunity to honor our differences while we create and contribute with each our bit to the world. Even when it’s hard and it looks like what we want are opposites, each of us can continue to live and act without being stopped by someone who want something seemingly different. Deeply rooted in love.

Do we need to enter a meditation room or a monastery to be quiet for hours or days every time there is a conflict? For God´s sake, NO, certainly not! The silence of love is timeless. For some it works to practice in a monastery or a meditation room. Personally I love to practice this healing quietness when I paint and create things. It is a state that works through us, and it doesn´t take more than a tiny moment to create a healing difference in a conflict. As lont as that moment springs from the love in a quiet heart.

Is it easy? NO! (permission granted to shout from your lungs full volume!)

Is it possible? Yes it is. (said with quiet wonder, like when you are unsure whether it is a lark you can see in the sky, and just have come to agree with yourself that “yes, it is”.)

With big love, from a sometimes frowning bullhead with an also soft and quiet heart.

Lise.

Being gentle is a powerful gift you give yourself

Be gentle - available as signed print!

Be gentle – available as signed print, just click the picture…..

BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF

The gentleness you give yourself carefully nourishes your inner willingness to open yourself to life. When you treat yourself gently, your zest for life is allowed to come bubbling like a liberated source from within your own core.

Carefully you are being listened to by the most important person in your life – yourself – and slowly you become open to the dance of life, of sheer pleasure simply because you can and want to. And in that dance lies a great strength.

Willingness to the dance of life can not be stamped out of the ground or planned to the surface (though both stamping and plans have their place in life). The desire to be part of the dance of life must be nurtured from within, with gentleness, good things and much listening – from yourself to yourself.

It is a powerful gift to be gentle with yourself.

Love from Lise.

PS: The image “Be gentle with yourself” is available as A4 signed print HERE. Perhaps you or someone you know would love a this sweet reminder for the wall? As always, I ship worldwide and package with care & creativity so it will indeed feel like a gift when you or your loved ones receive the items at the doorstep.

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