De-create

Play5In order to create it’s is necessary the de-create.

Who we are is like Lego.

We have a baseplate, that are our genes. We can’t change them (although we can change the activity within the genes, but that’s a different story) and we have a soul, pure and eternal.

On that baseplate, as we start living, we put the building blocks of experiences, habits and routines. Layer after layer we build, new  on old , good on bad and vice versa. Our soul provides the energy to do so, but sometimes, with all these building blocks, it is getting dense and can get suffocating.

Souls don’t like that.
And we don’t notice.
Too busy, to preoccupied.

Until a point something or someone alerts us.
Then we realize we have a problem.

But this problem is a positive problem, it offers the opportunity to change. I use the positive definition of the word ‘problem’. It is the discrepancy between the current situation and the ideal situation, or the current state of mind and the new consciousness.

Back to the Lego.
In order to create you have to decreate.
Take a minute to realize.

Take of fthe blocks, keep the ones you like, no matter whether it is size, color, shape and set aside the once you don’t like or don’t need and give them away as good advice. Find or get new blocks, maybe even the nice transparent once.

Then start creating.

The new and improved you and the good thing is, you can take off the blocks at any time you want. Being aware of that is your new consciousness, it creates flexibility. All new experiences are new building blocks. Use them as you want.

So be adventurous, go out and find new experiences. every experience is a building block.
You can use it or give it away.

De-create is part of the Heroic series. The idea behind the paintings is to re-discover or inner child and release it. Letting the child free in you as an adult is an heroic deed! Not only your happiness gets a boost, you’ll make surroundings happy as well. Try it. Just start laughing hard, you’ll see others will start laughing as well.

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Scappy and the Echo

Play4To set the scene right away, Scappy is the contraction is of Scary and Happy and it is the way we are generally raised as children. We’re happy, but are continuously reminded by our parents (and other adults) of the things we don’t do right. That’s the scary part.

The Echo is about the fact that our parents were raised by their parents who grew up Scappy as well.

The way children are raised by parents is often an echo of the way our grandparents were raising our parents and the great grand parents were raising them, etcetera. Take that plus the changing environment (we got phone, radio, black & white tv, color tv, computer, internet, smartphones, emancipation, short skirts, wealth, …) and you probably catch my drift.

Times are always changing. The way we judge our parents is based on the now on the us, not on the then and the them. And generally, let’s face it, we’re all trying well, and do as right as we can, without deliberately giving trauma’s to our children. But it happens, with only good intentions, so how objective are we.

Well we can and we should, and yes, sometimes that’s hard.
The good thing is however, you can change the past as well as you can change the future. Just hold on the positive , but put the negative emotions from the past in a different context.

Negative experiences can be the best teachers as long as you recognize, understand (you don’t need to solve them), confront them and use them in a positive way. Not trying to be right, but feel right. You’ll grow a stronger person.

The thing is, when you keep living in the past, you’re wasting so much good for the future. The negativeness will prevent you from it. So I have a simple rule and it starts with reading the words.

Every day, and one day it’s a part of you:

No Blame, Creates Gain.

Scappy and the Echo is part of the Heroic series. The idea behind the paintings is to re-discover or inner child and release it. Letting the child free in you as an adult is an heroic deed! Not only your happiness gets a boost, you’ll make surroundings happy as well. Try it. Just start laughing hard, you’ll see others will start laughing as well.