My first recollection of grandfather Nick sitting us around the table to talk about outer space was at six years old. He excitedly opened up the latest edition of 'Life Magazine' (weekly picture & iconic photography magazine) as a magical book of secrets. His blue eyes twinkled like bright stars as his right thumb opened the colorful glossy pages that featured magnificent pictures of the Milky Way. Each photo was spectacular and my mind imagined riding on a blue dragon to every planet. My six year old mind was open, curious and wanting to explore every possibility.
Grandpa ran away from home at eleven years old, to escape a brutal-abusive stepfather and a Mom that bent to circumstantial times. I never met his father or mother, a testimony to the
deep wounds inflicted upon him as a child. But that pain gave him the courage to be an explorer and to carve out a new life - on his terms. The risk he took at eleven years old, to voyage to the Northwest from Arkansas, speaks to those twinkling eyes that introduced the endless possibilities of the galaxy. He learned every trade you could imagine to support himself, from butcher, dance teacher, grocer, jeweler to carpenter and he hid his money in the attic. He eventually met my petite, sassy & whimsical grandmother Beverly, to become a forever commitment. Ask yourself, who and what are you truly committed to? Are we even completely committed and devoted to ourselves?
Grandpa was a passionate feeler, a guru of downloading all the remedies and information from the universe. Grandmother was a mystic, an empath and it was extremely hard for her to feel all the pains of the world through her psychic on a daily basis. Both of them spent more time at home, more comfortable with each other and lived mostly at night, living in a graveyard, sleeping during daylight hours and creating their own space. I didn't quite understand it until now. When the world spins so fast you cannot keep up with it, carving out your own space and creating your own realm, empowers us to make our own happiness.
However, there is an exterior world out there full of pain and joy - the pain is what carves us down to the masterpiece of ourselves. For my grandparents, neither thought they would find someone that would understand their unique quirks or how they absorbed the passions of the world, but it happened. Both of them had experienced many painful challenges as children and neither fit the profiles of mainstreams expectations. Their pain brought them life long partnership and when you were in their home, everyone type of person shined as stars. For me, that is what I want, to be able to use my pain to shine as a star in my curated-magical life. Ask yourself, are you living someone else's expectations or are you the star of your own show?
When we feel through all the pain, I believe this is the guide that drives us down the path to learn ourselves enough to find a box of stars to make magic happen. Love Skye
Skye is an Empath, Lightworker, Mystic, Writer, Mixed Media Artist and is building a platform to empower Creative Entrepreneurs. She calls herself - The Creative Empowerist and coined “Be the Artist of Your Life” to lead a thought provoking conversation to learn your magic . After facing multiple life crushing tragedies, she emerged to craft life changing & mind shifting skills that dig deep to bust limiting beliefs. She teaches how to remove roadblocks by owning your powerful energy and how being vulnerable cultivates our greatest gift & life purpose. She believes the only way to thrive is to get on the stage of life and learn how to ascend in the most competitive culture that has existed in our life span. Skye is a mind artist of human energy and teaches to paint our life STRONG.