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Category Archives: Biography
Autobiographical references and biography of others.
The things we carry around with us…
Posted on July 8, 2020 by Helen White
There’s a time for each of us to sift through what we have, taking the best bits of our past and (as for the rest of it) knowing what, and when, to let go. Now is probably that time!
Sharing a story of how this has come up for me this week… Continue reading →
Posted in Biography, Consciousness & evolution, Culture, Environment, History, Menu, Personal Development, Remembering | Tagged cataclysm, cleansing, cultural belief systems, decluttering, drawing boundaries, end of separation, family history, family stories, fresh start, holding onto the past, learning from the ancestors, letting go, letting go of burdens, movement, moving home, new start, nomadic lifestyle, oneness, releasing attachment, releasing history, releasing the past, self-determination, stored memories, trauma | 10 Comments
Posted on October 29, 2019 by Helen White
Amsterdam through Asperger’s eyes; a multi-dimensional map, a palette of many textures and a journey of deep self-exploration. Continue reading →
Posted in Biography, Consciousness & evolution, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Life choices, Life journey, Menu, metaphor, Personal Development, Symbolic journeys, Travel | Tagged Amsterdam, Ann Frank, Asperger's and nationality traits, Asperger's and taking fiction and non-fiction characters to heart, Asperger's seeming aloof, Asperger's social preferences, Aspergers, austistic spectrum, autism, canal district, communication without words, Dutch, Ehlers-Danlos, executive function, fibromyalgia, food intolerances, good habits, healthy eating, holocaust, hooked into rhythms and patterns, individuality, Jordaan, left and right hemispheres, letting go of what doesn't support you, love Amsterdam, love of maps, maps, needing to pull back into yourself, neuroplasticity, positive thinking, self-acceptance, street plans, structure and softness, synesthesia, taking in sensory impressions as information, Temple Grandin, thinking in pictures, vegan gluten free food, watching life through windows, Westerkerk carrilon | 2 Comments
Memories from the stones
Posted on October 19, 2018 by Helen White
Sometimes its as though the stones of a place speak to us; sometimes its a feeling of a place that takes us back in time…reminding us of something important, like a memo to ourselves. Continue reading →
Posted in Ancient sites, Archaeology, Art, Art history, Art transformation tool, Biography, Consciousness & evolution, Culture, Divine feminine, History, Holiday destinations, Life journey, Literature, Menu, Personal Development, Remembering, Symbolic journeys, Travel, Vegetarianism | Tagged ancient civilizations, DH Lawrence, etruscans, Italy, Life Bistro, matriarchy, memories, messages across time, out of sync with the times, past lives, Travel, vegan, Volterra | 3 Comments
Testament of One
Posted on April 18, 2017 by Helen White
It is those who tap those first holes in the glass of one paradigm who enable the next generations to see beyond its almost invisible limitations (so all-consuming can a paradigm be…) so that new light is allowed to enter and a broader perspective obtained. This is the kind of new perspective that Einstein referred to as necessarily “outside” of the current paradigm in order for us to evolve beyond its limitations and repeat behaviours. Light pouring through glass can seem just as real as light outside in the daylight…until the glass itself is shown-up to be what it is; another ceiling, the edge of a box, a particular perspective controlled by someone but not ourselves, a barrier to experiencing something much more whole and direct. Inside a particular paradigm, we experience a version of reality and it only shows us what “it” wants us to see. When we are inside of one paradigm, we can feel as comfortable as a tropical plant in its hothouse, all our needs met by it (if we are so lucky…). All without realising what we are missing, which is the open sky of something that would make it thus for all of us, not just those who are fortunate enough to be living in the most comfortable corners of a botanical experiment operated by those who turn dials to create the artificial heating and water supply that make-up our existence. In a lesser paradigm (an earlier wave of evolution, if you like) there are always those who lose out from its perspective, those who are discriminated against, who become the cannon fodder, the pawns in the game, those who are denied access, whose heads are stepped on by others getting to where they want to be. Someone has always been left out…and we are approaching the time when that is no longer tenable; it is a version of reality that is no longer supported by the universal impulse of this planet. Our time of oneness in the sense that we finally acknowledge and live by the tenet that we are all as-one, thus what we do to “other” we only do to ourselves, is upon us and the last century served as a “darkest before the dawn” moment to herald that new era.
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Posted in Authorship, Biography, Books, Consciousness & evolution, Divine feminine, History, Literature, Personal Development, Writing | Tagged butterfly wings, Carl Johan Calleman, changing the paradigm, Einstein, end of war, evolution, freedom of speech, oneness, pacifism, pacifist, pointlessness of war, power of words, Testament of Youth, The Eighth Wave, The Nine Waves of Creation, unity consciousness, Vera Brittain, vision of the future, war and the Seventh Wave, World War I, writing and feminism, writing from the heart | 3 Comments
Out of the box
Posted on March 1, 2017 by Helen White
Perhaps Pandora was only ever meant to be the counter-impulse to a world that became so fixated upon compartmentalising everything that it was missing the point (or denying) that there is so much more than that which can be defined or pigeon-holed by the mind. Perhaps she was our safety-catch, primed to spring apart at just the right moment to save ourselves from our own self-defeating, self-limiting intellects. Perhaps many of us have experienced the unleashing of our own internal Pandora in recent years or decades and it is the combined effect of all these boxes springing open as one (mimicking many breakdowns and disasters in our lives…but, all of them, evolutionary in their nature) that is manifesting our next biggest evolutionary leap forwards. Who knows what small (or significant) part these archetypes have played, even as depicted in well-timed artworks hung on the walls of places where we spent our formative years; who know what a painting in a college full of women did for over thirty years at a key time in history (one of many drops in an evolutionary ocean). What makes a story such as hers ebb in and out of favour across the annuls of time yet never fully disappearing, even when we have tried to bury it deep in the basement under layers of dust? Yet, not to be set back by that unpromising outcome (much like many of us…) she found her way back into the daylight. Perhaps she has been pushing forwards with her message, with even more vigour than ever; the somewhat inconvenient wake-up call suggesting we might all want to let ourselves out of that mind-box once in a while. Whilst there were always going to be those that weren’t ready to hear her, I take heart from the fact there were others who were prepared to seek her out from her cobwebs and put her back in full view where she was always meant to be….(read more).
The true story of a painting lost and refound and how the way this became woven into my own life-story helped me to appreciate and understand the opening-up of my own personal Pandora’s Box as the evolutionary process that it was.
Posted in Art, Art history, Art metaphor, Art purpose, Art technique, Art transformation tool, Artists, Biography, Books, Consciousness & evolution, Divine feminine, History, Life journey, Menu, Personal Development, Remembering, Symbolic journeys | Tagged divine feminine, Dr Carl Calleman, Eve, evolution, Garden of Eden, heightened experience, JD Batten, left and right hemispheres, ninth wave, Pandora, Pre-Raphaelite, quantum-hollographic perspective of history, return of the right hemisphere, rise of feminism, St Andrews Hall Reading University, suppression of the female, The Nine Waves of Creation, yin-yang | 5 Comments
On the crest of a wave
Posted on February 26, 2017 by Helen White
A revisit to “the past” can impart a sense of wholeness, like finding an aspect of self that we, in a sense, left behind there in another portion of our life and this can be profoundly evolutionary as well as making us feel like something so important just happened, though we hardy know what. Yet, important to note, its not that we need to wind any clocks back or try to live where we once were, nostalgic as we may be feeling; since we can know that what we have just “collected” on our brief trip to the past was enough, its all we need to bring forward with us and so we can move on now in a whole new way. Its like a quantum aspect of who we were then has now merged with who we are now to create another thing entirely; a third aspect that wouldn’t have been possible to achieve any other way…which is a quantum superposition in action. Suffice to say, the way we play this can lead to our next biggest stage of evolution on the way to a previously unrealised level of wholeness and, when it happens, the transformation can be pampable. I know this…because it just happened to me! Exploring the unexpected side-effect of a thirty year reunion and how it has been a quantum leap to a brand-new sense of personal wholeness and healing. Continue reading →
Posted in Biography, Consciousness & evolution, History, Life choices, Life journey, Menu, Personal Development, Remembering, Symbolic journeys | Tagged achieving wholeness, conscious living, entanglement, evolution, healing your life, making sense of life, making sense of trauma, meaning of life, ninth wave, nostalgia as evolution, quantum experience, reconciling the past, refinding your innocence, reuniting with aspects of self, superposition, The Nine Waves of Creation, time portals | 3 Comments
Posted on May 6, 2015 by Helen White
Another newsflash post to say…a new blog-home for my art related posts has just been born! Painting Light is a new addition to my existing clutch of blogs and will focus entirely on art and the art-making process, keeping things fresh … Continue reading →
Posted in Art, Art as a business, Authorship, Biography | Tagged art, art blog, artist blog, new blog, painting light | Leave a comment
Turning history on its head
Posted on April 19, 2015 by Helen White
These last weeks, something made me dive back into that very old interest of mine, researching my family history…but not at all in the same way as I looked at this before. I had grown weary with this ‘hobby’ years … Continue reading →
Posted in Biography, Books, Consciousness & evolution, History, Life choices, Life journey, Personal Development, Remembering, Symbolic journeys, Universe | Tagged ancestors, choicepoints, choices, East Ruston, East Walton, family tree research, Faux, genealogy, Great Yarmouth, Happisburgh, history, life decisions, lifeboatss, messages across time, Norfolk, quantum leap, Richard Bach "One", sea ranger, seahenge, Smallburgh, spiral, Stalham, stars, symbolic journeys, time, tree roots, Victorian, Watton, workhouse | Leave a comment
Joining dots and crossing over
Posted on January 2, 2015 by Helen White
I always like to start a new year somewhere high up with a good strong wind. Yesterday, it was a particular stretch of the Ridgeway (one of England’s most ancient routes) that I hadn’t walked before, being mostly familiar with … Continue reading →
Posted in Ancient sites, Archaeology, Biography, Consciousness & evolution, Divine feminine, History, Leylines, Life choices, Life journey, Spirituality, Symbolic journeys, Travel, Walks | Tagged Aldworth, ancient routes, Avebury, Calleva, Fawley, grims ditch, Hambleden, ley lines, Ovebury Hill, pagan sites, pre-christian sites, Silchester, St Mary's church, St Michael's church, stone circle, Stonor, Sulhampstead, symbolic journeys, The Bell Aldworth, The Devil's Highway, The Ridgeway, Wayland's Smithy, White Horse at Uffington, yew trees | 4 Comments
Peeling back layers
Posted on December 24, 2014 by Helen White
There is a chair in my life that’s, quite literally, always been there – and don’t so many of us have such pieces of furniture and other accumulated objects that are ‘just there’ because they are? This one – an … Continue reading →
Posted in Art in the living space, Biography, Life journey, Meditation, Personal Development | Tagged attachment to possessions, choosing what to keep from the past, conscious living, death of parents, feng shui, growing up, living in the now, Lloyd Loom, metaphor, upholstery, William Morris | 2 Comments
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