Let me start by telling you how happy I am you have come to visit my website! In this blog I want to give you insights into the use of Reiki for your radiant happiness, tips and tricks on natural skincare and how to do this at home, and give my perspective on the divine in daily life.
As you may have read, the name of my Reiki practice is Artedite Healing. Artedite comes from the two goddesses: Artemis and Aphrodite. As a teenager I learned about the Greeks and Romans in school. In our classical art classes we went from old Etruscan statues all the way to Bernini, from Pompei frescoes to Botticelli. We learned about techniques and styles, becoming able to recognize what time period certain pieces were created. Being absolutely horrible with a paintbrush or clay (imagine how much worse marble would be!) I was always in awe by the talent of these famous artists. How they could ever create something that resembled reality with their hands has always been and still is a mystery to me.
A year ago I went on a trip to Florence, city of art. My then 10 month old son didn’t seem to mind at all that he had to go to museum after museum and slept peacefully at the feet of Michelangelo’s David. While walking through these halls filled with art, I felt giddy. Like I was finally meeting a celebrity I’ve read so much about. All these images showing how these artists pictured divinity left me feeling small and my life insignificant. Imagine the life of Gods and Goddesses! Of mythical creatures and magic! And what do I do? Changing diapers and making sure we eat healthy meals. Some days life just seems a bit tedious and the body an obstacle to what the mind wants and could do. This double feeling continued until coming across a simple painting of Mother Mary and baby Jesus. In a lot of the older paintings of the pair their faces seem slightly static. They are above human emotions it seems. She looks ahead and the small baby blesses the viewer. This one however she looks at us with a proud little smile and while her child is already giving us his blessings (at that age you have to admit that is pretty spectacular) he is also still a baby and lifting his leg randomly and playfully. Most of all I was drawn to her breast being bare and ready to feed her little one. Isn’t that something that all mothers recognize? The pride and joy when feeding that little human we carried for so long and brought into this world.
We got up to the roof terrace for a cup of coffee and a sip of milk. There a picture was taken of me feeding my little one. And there my beautiful son is, lifting his leg carelessly and looking into my eyes with trust, hope and love. I felt a deep connection through time and space to the mother in that painting and to all mothers before me. It was in that moment and when putting the pictures side to side later that day that I realized that this same tedious daily life is actually filled with these divine moments of connection, love, beauty, joy. The simplest of actions can become the most beautiful if you allow it.
So that is when my quest became a conscious one. I turned from seeker into a seer of divine moments in daily life. Artists gave us their impressions of myths and divinity. In this blog I will from time to time take their impressions and implement them into a daily life situation (Art edite(d) if you will). Through these writings here I hope to inspire you to recognize yourselves as gods, goddesses, fairies, mermaids, witches, healers, earth mothers and sky fathers, but above all as unique human beings with the capability of enjoying your life daily.