The Worst Start-Up in the World

Sea Monster - Las Canteras Beach - Gran Canaria - The Worst Start Up in the World

I received an email and then a call almost immediately on a Friday night at about 10 pm while I was still on sabbatical here in Bali. I have taken a year off to relax, recover from burnout in a world that I really wasn’t fitting into anymore. It has been 7 months since I had said goodbye to my last client and I was starting to wonder what I would do next. I had been experimenting with a lot of

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The Attempted Assasination of Eye

Amaya - Annelie Solis

You are sat on the dusty floor, mentally trying to prepare yourself for the events of this evening’s New Moon circle. This is your first chance to lead the sacred circle. Your elders have taken a journey, so you alone have the responsibility to lead the female community into the powerful new expansive moon of Sagittarius. Moon of the Warrior Spirit. To say you are daunted would be a huge understatement. You have never been allowed to attend the circles

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The Pink Dolphin and the Whispering Shaman

Annelis Solis - Connection

If you had to describe how powerful the rain felt, you’d probably describe it as if you were sitting under a group of thousands of men tipping huge buckets of water over you at a great height. Quite honestly you have never been so wet in your entire life. What made it even more of an uncomfortable situation, was that you were sat on a tiny wobbly boat, going down a tributary of the Amazon in the Peruvian jungle. You

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Masks Are Not Your Friends

Masks are not your friends

There are masks lying everywhere. All over your black and white tiled floor. Happy ones, sad ones, vacant ones, angry ones, desperate ones, ecstatic ones. Still all there from last night, where you threw them in a raging fit. If you weren’t so upset, you’d probably be able to see how artistic they look, strewn out. The bright slightly gaudy expressions of the masks in contrast to the Neapolitan black and white. What are you going to do?  Your act

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The Perception Shifter

Zoe Langman - The Perception Shifter

Up ahead you see a beautiful river wide river, flowing calmly. On the far side of the bank is a green field, with long rowing boats that look ready to be launched. There’s a group of guys kitted out in matching blue sports attire. Must be worth watching you think. Maybe later, once you’ve finished your mission. “Whoops”, you say out loud as you trip over a cobblestone. You feel a bit embarrassed as you notice a family up ahead,

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The Sacred Valley of Whispering Leaves

The Sacred Valley Of the Whsipering Leaves

You are alone, wandering through an ancient forest of trees that are as high as 5 houses and as wide as at least 10 garden gates.  You don’t feel cold, but there are droplets forming on your skin and your clothes feel damp to the touch. You’ve been wandering for a while now and although you are alone and afraid, you are elated and still excited that you made your dash to leave. You feel a tinge of sadness for

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The Workshop of Rejected Creatures

The Workshop of Rejected Creatures - Sanur

You sit in luxurious silence at a bench in a cluttered workshop. In your right hand is a yellow pencil and a scrap of frayed notepaper sits empty in front of you. As you look around you see the small and somewhat dusty workshop is filled with wooden creatures of many forms, placed proudly on handmade misshapen wooden shelves. Bees, butterflies, doves, even what looks like a crocodile and a tiger. An unusual collection you think, wondering who dreamt all

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The Peacocks Lessons

A Dream - The Peacocks - Hotel In Bali

You are stood silent and still, one leg straight, another bent to above your knee. Hands in a prayer posture. You feel strong, noble and elegant like you could do this forever. Your eyes are closed, and there’s a deep peace within you. There’s a gentle breeze hitting you from your left side, cooling you from the overhead sun. You open your eyes and see you are on the top of a rather high hill, with all sides sloping into

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The Ibis, The Camels & The Six Sisters

AnnelieSolis-The Inner Desert

Soft, flowing flute-like music enters into your mind. A woman’s voice, moves with the music, rolling, spiraling, uplifting you. You can’t understand what she is saying, but you feel it drifting in and out. As you come to, you realize that you were asleep, and these tones are waking you up. You open your eyes a slit. There’s a deep sense of not knowing where you are. Through the slit, you see unfamiliar colors. Tones of sand, red, and turquoise.

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The Lion, The Gossips & You

Annelie-Solis - Lion Third Eye

With the dramatic move of a teenager, the lion tosses his mane back and stretches his front paws out within a slow deliberate grace, turns his head and asks “Should we be off?” You look left and right, but there is no one else in the yellow stone street but you. The sun is rising, the air is warming and by the quiet on the street, most people must still be asleep. By the look on your face, it’s obvious

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