Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past twenty years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading
Imagine within you a door to another world. The door is ajar, and through it, moods and impressions drift up to your consciousness. They are sometimes accompanied by images, smells or even sounds. If you choose to go through the door, you will discover a world that reflects the imaginative life of your Soul. It’s a world She composed for herself. An ideal world that abounds in wondrous tales, where all is as it should be. You can accept Her invitation to sit there for a time and simply contemplate. This is a sanctuary for love and intimacy, where your Soul’s blossoming unfurls in shifting scenes, numinous and potent with atmosphere. Now, if you return to the outside world, but keep the door open as wide as possible, you are inhabited by your Soul. And with Soul, you see the Soul of that which surrounds you, for the Soul of the World speaks only to those who have opened the door and let Soul’s light shine forth. To keep this door forever open takes the sovereignty of a king, a loving ruler who decides once and for ever that only the Soulful life should prevail.
What does Soul crave through you in this instant? Can you unfurl your antennae and channel Soul’s spontaneous desires and aspirations? Whatever Soul asks of you, be it stillness in chaos, or a fearless act in a frozen situation, you have to welcome Its demands. Soul knows best.
There is the Beginning you can remember; and there is the Beginning that, if you remember it at all, is something half-glimpsed in the elusive and fading fragment of a dream. This is your long-ago Beginning, when you were a spirit, not yet incarnated. The Spiral of Life beckoned, and you were so eager to enter it, because your self-belief was so potent that nothing could undermine your resolve to truly live. You thirsted for adventures that would both challenge and fulfil, and you wanted to share them with your favourite companion: yourself. You had no doubt that your unconditional love for yourself would lead you true, would be a shield against all the mistaken presumptions about you. Vasilisa the Wise has been on such an adventure. And she would have lost her purpose if it had not been for this little doll, who helped restore her optimism and her faith in herself. Your relationship with yourself is the most important one you will ever have. You are your own little friend. Without this warm, kind companionship, Life becomes as grey and formless as a fog spun from shadows and regrets.
Baba Yaga the Witch loves equally the fearsome wolf and the timid rabbit. What she cannot abide is the impure of heart. Yes, she is an eccentric, flirtatious and very disreputable old lady, but she is also a very hard worker. Fierce and passionate, she sees the shining soul of every single thing, be it a bird, a broom, a snake, a cloud or a bone. She is the centre of an entire enchanted world. She is the wise and just keeper of the Water of Life and Death.