On Valentine’s

(C) 2020 Dora Marii

So fast, the way time flies
And I am still here (in Cologne)
My loved one, he’s nowhere near
Always breaking up on Valentine’s.

He calls my name like no one else,
Wish he’d be the one in my Soul Talk,
And my Longing turns into a hawk,
Like a love letter on Valentine’s.

Yes, I wrote him “Love You” one time
And soon, my Soul told me to be brave:
He was dating again, they’ve said.
Oh well, I don’t believe in Valentines.

I won’t ask him to be mine,
Because I don’t believe in Romance,
But I do believe in Innocence
And hope to hold him once – on Valentine’s.

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Four reasons to start your spiritual journey now

Social distancing is still there and by now I guess that some (new) routines were born. Did you spend time on hobbies that you couldn’t do because you didn’t have enough time? I found myself posting more often on social media, working on expanding the reach for my art, trying hand lettering as a new way of expression.

Lately I have been thinking about the reason why do I do all of this. Spirituality is a part of my life since teen years now, it fuelled my creativity and gave me a rock solid basis for crisis situations like the current one. Talking to friends and acquaintances I started to realise that there is still little knowledge about the benefits of investing in your spiritual life:

1. It doesn’t cost anything to get started. With most hobbies you need to purchase stuff . Want to sew? need a sewing machine. Want to draw? you need paper and lots of pens etc. For this one you just need a little bit of time and a quiet space where you can be on your own.

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2. Your inner world expands. You start to receive new insights and sometimes even get the feeling of a light literally going on.

Besides, people realise that through this inner connection to their soul, they are connected to the society and the Universe. Loneliness thus becomes impossible to experience 🙂

3. Personal stories are easier to understand and to let go of. Healing takes place and even if sometimes there is sadness, it doesn’t pull someone down like a heavy stone.

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4. You learn lots of new techniques and meet new people. In my experience you don’t need a Guru to make progress. It is good to have someone to exchange ideas and get support from time to time.

Which techniques do you use or learn currently? Do you have a favourite online event that you want to share?

The Big Gap, part one

By now I have three weeks of home office and one week of vacation behind me since the Social Distancing situation started. Clearly some things have changed and I wonder as many people do, at this time, if things will get back to what they used to be or if we all are going to define anew what “normal” is.

Copyright 2020 Dora Marii – Closed stores in Cologne’s main shopping street Schildergasse

Hopefully, we are able by now to see that there are some advantages when working from home – as this is possible, of course, since many jobs are not suitable to this. But as long as someone is doing an office related job and is using a computer, this is largely applicable. To be frankly, many of us have experienced before that when contacting an insurance or the support of a company, the person at the end of the line stated that they were doing home office and “please be patient” meanwhile he or she was looking through the records.

There are mixed feelings about this subject. After all, if you are used to getting up in the morning and go to work, it’s a little irritating if you are put in a new situation where you have to develop some habits first.

Man is a creature of habits and propensities

Thorstein Veblen

The more important thing is though, which businesses will make it through this dry period, which ones will have to close permanently?

If you look for example at retailers, most of which had to close their stores, the ones that cannot offer a replacement of their in-store services are suffering. It doesn’t have to be online shops. Some stores that I have seen while taking a walk are displaying posters that state that orders by email are welcome and that they deliver at home.

Delivery services are in demand and if this situation continues, it will become an opportunity for people who love going out. By delivering goods they can also support small and big stores – it’s a win-win situation.

What do you think? Are you negatively affected by the current Stay-at-Home situation? Leave a comment below !

New moon

This is not a romantic post to clear things up. Nature’s beauty is in my eyes unique and very inspiring. I took this picture from my balcony two days ago in the early evening. Shortly after the moon took on a yellowish colour and was much more beautiful to look at. I’d love to paint that some time soon.

We have this difficult time where the Corona virus infected lots of people all over the world and public life has been slowed down since a couple of weeks ago. New moon is said to be the phase of introspection, of going inside and finding the light within, which then becomes a guiding light for yourself and for the outside world.

I hope that you will find out that all humans are connected – not just because this virus is spreading so fast, but because physical distance is not equivalent to emotional distance. Someone is only separated when his/hers heart is closed meaning that this person is not showing his/hers feelings and is not aknowledging the feelings of other persons. This is the time to become “unfrozen”.

Song idea on Soundcloud “Your heart flies”

This is definitely a spring song. The text was born 2016 for the World Poetry Day (March 21st) and the song’s first version was ready half a year later. I know, it took some time. Now I have uploaded the new remix on Soundcloud:

Be one of the first listeners and leave a comment – here or directly on SoundCloud 🙂 !