In the Lefty Spotlight: Virginia Breaks Through Creative Blocks

Virginia and I met through The 52 Project; a 52 week art journaling event hosted by the Riverside Art Museum. Virginia was intrigued by my non-dominant hand drawing and decided to give it a whirl and here's what happened!

Virginia: I am fairly new to the art world. I started out with a mixed media class at the Riverside Art museum and I got hooked. I started an art journal in September 2015. I found that sometimes I would create a background on a page but would be stuck beyond that. Recently I repainted a page several times because I did not like what was there and I felt blocked. Nothing creative was coming out. I finally thought about Kathy Crabbe’s lefty cards and something I had read describing how writing, scribbling or drawing with your non-dominant hand helps to get you going again when you are creatively blocked. I scribbled and wrote with my left hand on this page. It was like magic! As soon as I filled the page with my lefty scribbles I was able to create again. Thank you Kathy Crabbe!

About Virginia, Mixed Media Artist and Art Instructor

Virginia Godoy retired from her career as a Wastewater Chemist for the City of Riverside after 30 years of service. During her last year in service at the City of Riverside, she discovered a love for mixed media art after taking a class at the Riverside Art Museum.  Since that time, Ms Godoy has judged several art competitions and started a new career as an Art Instructor for the Riverside Art Museum’s Art-to-go program. Ms Godoy is currently teaching art with History and Science as well as Fine Arts to 5th and 6th graders in the Riverside Unified School District. Ms Godoy occasionally teaches youth and adult art classes at the Riverside Art Museum.

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Winter Solstice 12-21-12

What did the stable hand do when he had seen the face of God? . . . he returned to the stable. ~ from Meditations with Meister Eckhart by Matthew Fox

In response to the question many of you are asking me, "What's going to happen on 12-21-12, the 'end of the Mayan Calender' and the Winter Solstice?" my short reply is "I'm returning to the stable" and by that I mean:

Meditating > at 11:11 am on 12-21-12



Being in nature > here's a slide show of what that looks like.


Kathy Crabbe, For Per, 2012, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48”.

Kathy Crabbe, For Per, 2012, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48”.

Insights from my favorite astrologer, Barbara Hand Clow & Gerry Clow in Alchemy of Nine Dimensions:

So how are you finding yourself today? Are you ready to address any imperfections you may find, with neutrality, and even with some self-love? Good. You are on the path to taking responsibility for your own wellness and stability.  (Gerry Clow)

If your home is not stable, see what is making it unstable and make it stable. Your home is a direct reflection of your own body, of your own stability.  A home can be a van, a tent, a mansion: All are worthless if they are not stable, and priceless if they are. (Gerry Clow)

So, awareness first. Then, what to do about it. Being aware is the first step. The second, immediately after the first, is not judging yourself, Say to yourself: This is how I am finding myself today. That is what is called being neutral - not positive, or negative, just neutral. (Gerry Clow)

For most indigenous people, the New Year is the Spring Equinox, and that is the time to manifest! The first three months of the new year up to the Summer Solstice are the time to receive and actualize things. The next three months up to the Fall Equinox are the time to develop these things, and the three months up to the Winter Solstice are the time to complete what we have been creating. The final three months in the winter up to the next Spring Equinox are the time to go into deep contemplation about the larger meaning of these creations. Then the new Spring Equinox is the time to create new manifestations for another whole year...Once you really see all the potential you have, ordering your life by the seasons and the lunar cycles and using manifestation become essential.

The reason most people get stuck in meaningless jobs (and lives) is because they follow orthodox belief systems. In my life, I've watched many people disempower themselves by seeking the divine, instead of just finding it in nature or in other beings by loving them.

By following whims and creating new realities in 3D, the corresponding mist thickens and new things manifest instantly in the solid world. Have you ever followed up on an intriguing course of action, and it manifested so quickly that you could hardly handle the results? This is a sign you are really in tune. Creation works best when you move quickly to grasp the potential or seize the moment.

To organize cycles on Earth, the great being in the Galactic Center - Tzolk'in - created the Mayan calendar to orchestrate Earth's evolution. Calendars are formats for spiritual masters who orchestrate specific time waves by working with the Keepers of all nine dimensions. Tzolk'in, the Keeper of 9D, is orchestrating events on Earth for this twenty-five year period (from 1987-2012 - galactic synchronization)...We are coming to the end of this long game (going on for 26,000 years), when the activation in the Galactic Center opens our crowns. The rest of our time through 2012 will be truly memorable, and working with our minds is where we already have the most skill. Now we need to discern - and master - frequencies.

The Mayan calendar has now become the operating manual for human potential, and it is one of the few things in 3D that makes any sense. It is a huge time wave that functions as an attractor in the sky that is sucking us into a new stage of development, the apotheosis of Earth's biology. We are the pinnacle, and the transmutation of our reptilian minds will send us into the stars if we can learn to respect our planet.

Life on Earth will not end: Instead, Earth will expand into the Milky Way, which the Selfish Biocosm hypothesis predicts; "Baby Universes" will be intelligently designed and sent out to populate the universe.

Recommended listening: Journeys through Nine Dimensions by composer Michael Stearns. Alchemy of Nine Dimensions Barbara Hand Clow

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  • Your planets and their aspects.
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  • Your ‘burn rate’ – do you run hot and fast, low or in-between.
  • Your chart pattern and soul type.
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  • Your Big Three: your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign (Ascendant) – 3 page computerized report
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Spotlight on Divine Feminine Moon Muser, Brenda Nickolaus

The Divine Brenda Nickolaus I recently interviewed the Divine Ms. Brenda Nickolaus about her experience in my Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eCourse which I teach at the Wise Woman University ~ new classes start up every new moon.

An Interview with Brenda Nickolaus Web: Blog:

What did you like best about the Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eCourse?

I have been working with the moon and thinking of doing the collages when I found Kathy's course.  Kathy just gave me the right amount of encouragement to get started and to keep it up and to share the photos with the others.  I loved the chat room and meeting everyone from around the world and sharing our ups and downs with the moon energy.  This is a great way for me to take a class when time or distance is in the way of finding like-minded people!  It was great learning and seeing that we are in the same cycles and moving through them with encouragement from each other!

What creative & intuitive goals have you made accomplished or progress on in relation to this course?

My biggest challenge has always been my inability to let go of my fear and doubt.  I am naturally very shy but love being with people.  I have high expectations for myself and any new creative moves I make and I do have fear of failure (which showed up in my journaling). So working with the moon’s energy for 3 months helped me work through some of these issues and release them with the full and waning moon.  I did take some action steps toward my goals for teaching creative spiritual classes and it has happened! I now feel confident when I express myself to others about what I do at lunches and dinner meetings in the community.  My goals as an artist are also more filled with inspiration and I am starting to work on my children’s books again.   As a result of working with the moon phases it has helped me focus and coordinate my actions with the zodiac sign that the moon is  in.

Brenda & Iffy the red tailed hawk

I've learned that it is okay to do (not just try), to make mistakes, to forgive myself, and to keep moving toward my goals with action steps that move me forward using the moon as guidance (love it).  I've also learned that there is a time and place for everything and that there's no better way to make changes in your life than to move ahead one action step at a time. Once I realized this I was ready to start meeting my creative goals and things just started to fall into place for me.

What's your future vision for you Divine Feminine Moon Musing Self?

Since working with the moon on a more conscious level by doing the class assignments and the journaling  I've been able to accomplish so many things in such a short period of time and I am making the changes in my life that I know I want and deserve. I'm also open for new challenges that I was never ready for before.

Because of all these new experiences, I feel more confident about who I am, about all my abilities, and about what I'm worth. I have to realize I am a work in progress as we all are.

Brenda & Keri prepard to give a reading

What advice do you have for other Divine Feminine Soul Sisters?

Follow the moon and the natural time of the seasons of change and you too will find your path in the sun!  It is a grand adventure and full of ups and downs.  Being prepared is helpful so that when you are ready things will start happening for you too.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Working on my collages with the moon and sharing in the chat room with the other moon sisters has helped me open up more on a personal level. It's really allowed me to target a change in my life and it has also helped me understand what I want to create for my future.

Divine Feminine eclass ButtonMore about Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul

Kathy Crabbe is a mentor at the Wise Woman University where she teaches the popular course, Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul.  “Celebrating the lunar cycles is an important part of building a spiritual framework. Each month we can tune into her cycles to keep ourselves on track. At the new moon we plant our intentions for the month ahead, at the full moon we watch them flower, and at the waning moon we release and share our wisdom with the world. As women we are naturally able to resonate with these cycles in deep and meaningful ways.”

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