SPIRITSCAPER...



LANDSCAPER, SKYSCRAPER OR SPIRITSCAPER!

While I was painting today, in my equivalent of a "smash book" I was thinking about Friendship, as a concept.  Friendship allows us to see all our bumps and bruises as well as all our sparkly shiny spots, whether we want to or not.  I guess we could just ditch the Friendship when this bulldog shitzu stuff surfaces, as I did for years. - or we could acknowledge the "stuff" and get on with life, transform our own "stuff" and not blame the other person for what "we" feel and "we" experience in relationship with "them."


It came to me that a friend - whether that friend is one that is outside of us, or one that is on the inside of us - such as G-d -  is a "To Thine own Self Be True" state of affairs.  We are Gardeners of the Soul - or we are Soul Killers of ourselves and others.  We landscape our Souls, alongside G-d - depending on whether we are cooperative partners or we are resistant enemies in the Spiritscaping contract of our Friendships (and this includes with family.)



I have a friend who creates her own Radio Show, as a way of "Spiritscaping" as I call it.  Her show is on VOICE AMERICA and she is Leah Brenda Smith.  Her topics all fall within the concept of what I call "SPIRITSCAPING" in one way or another.  If you pop over to her show, I promise you that you will be hooked!  Your soul will bring you back for more and more each week, feeling so glad you did!



And then there are other people, such as myself, who choose (as their way of Creative Spiritscaping) to make hundred upon hundreds of cards for Our Troops overseas (and the like), ensuring those in need have cards or art to send back home, send from their hospital room to families at home or send from shelters to their loved ones. I just want them to have cards.  Funny thing about this - too ironic to be true...I personally am NOT a card sender!  I have not yet figured this one out...



No matter what you do, what I do, what my friend does, consider it for a moment...are you a Spiritscaper or a resistant enemy of helping the tree of Friendship (remember - family included) bare its fruits (or not)?  Give it a think...it's an interesting concept to ponder, at least I found it so.



Soulfully Yours,
Samara



















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34 comments:

  1. Beautiful pages. loved the post too.
    M..x

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  2. lovely art and sentiments, hppf!

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  3. Very insightful post full of love and spirit. I am a spiritscaper...I listen and fill voids when I can within my limitations! It works for me!! Thank Gd.

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Marvelous post Samara. Being in my 50's has definitely seen me do a total reevaluation of everything and I like to think that most of the time I am now a spiritscaper..Put ou into the universe what you want to get back...couldn't agree more. xox

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  6. Love your pages, the color and texture are just beautiful.

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  7. Great depth. One of best parts of being able to create is setting it out into the universe - not for comments or even return - but letting yourself out of the 'box'.

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  8. Lovely work Samara, the blue is quite beautiful.

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  9. what a really lovely and thoughtful post Samara.I think of myself as a spiritscaper also. BTW I added the radio program to my Favorites so that II can listen to some of her words when I have more time. Thank you, and as always thank you for your very sweet and kind comments on my blog. Beautiful rich colors on your journal page!

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  10. Great thoughts on friendship and I love your page! I'm not much of a card sender either, yet I used to make tons of them! Great idea to send them to the troops!

    Happy PPF!
    Heather Santos
    Sparrows Journey Blog

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  11. Beautiful Composition, yes, I like your exquisite colors!

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  12. A lovely, thought provoking post and what a beautiful page. Happy Paint Party Friday and thank you for coming by my page, your sweet comments about my hand torn art really made my day!
    ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  13. Lovely post and beautiful pages! Just love that blue!

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  14. I like the colors you used for this page, beautiful!

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  15. A thought provoking post Samara, the journal page is beautiful.

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  16. Beautiful colors and textures! Lovely.

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  17. Beautiful thoughtful page, love the blue.

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  18. Beautiful pages and thought provoking words.

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  19. Love the meaning behind your pieces and the technique is very cool! Happy PPF!

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  20. Beautiful pages. Soulful post, makes me think of all my dear friends and how important and influential they are in my life.

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  21. Love your journal page, and the post too! Happy Ppf!

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  22. What a wonderful post Samara - your page is beautiful

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  23. Samara,
    nice color on the pages and the embossing is lovely.
    We love seeing your artwork, “Thank you so very much for posting it with us”.
    Blessings
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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  24. Samara,

    Thank you so much for your art and your tribute to "Come Back To Your Senses Radio" on Voice America. But most of all, thank you for your unending and enduring friendship, love and inspiration; the feeling is mutual. Leah Brenda Smith

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  25. What a lovely thought to make cards for your troops! Shows what a beautiful soul you are ....

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  26. What an amazing thing to do - sending cards to the troops. I love the colour + message of your page. Great post! x

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  27. Very pretty page and colors. I like the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Aud Sentiments for our any sentiment challenge.

    Billie -
    http://stampinwithinkonmyfingers.blogspot.com/

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  28. Beautiful page and awesome sentiment! Thank you for joining us at the www.7kidscollegefund.com challenge! Hugs, Rosie

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  29. The art is great. Love that you are involved with the troops. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  31. This means an awful lot to me, it's really made me think about the way I am and it truly does depend upon who I am with...it's time to change that and whilst I've tried it and often feel I have to give it up this has given me the inspiration and that shove in the right direction to do just that again. thank you so much for sharing this!

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My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x