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Yanik Falardeau
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I am another you. Artist - Free Spirit - Creative Soul -Spark Igniter - Co-Creator of a better World - Night Owl
I am another you. Artist - Free Spirit - Creative Soul -Spark Igniter - Co-Creator of a better World - Night Owl

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Friends,

There are days when I feel as though we are collectively up the creek without a paddle. As an empath, I feel things deeply as my sensitive heart is in tune with everything that is going on in the world.

I've learned to tune into the loving and light energies and somewhat ignore the heavier and darker energies. (most of the time.. a Buddha, I am not. ) As we all know, focusing only on the positive has a way of bringing the shadow to the surface. Are we listening to it?

I'm feeling the same way I felt after 9-11 right now. There is a giant gaping hole in my heart.

I feel dispirited, disheartened and discouraged.

After 9-11, Bush suggested we all just keep going on with our lives. Go shopping, go to work, spend money.... I did the opposite. I quit the rat race and moved to the forest to practice voluntary simplicity, take care of my son and make art. But the world kept turning and it was business as usual for most.

I usually focus on the positive, get aligned with my heart and take a step forward.

But not today.

Today, I am giving myself the permission to feel the sadness and the discouragement in this present moment. It's been a tough (week, year, decade) and Trump is the straw that broke the camel's back.

It seems like the whole planet is hurting for one reason or another and I'm definitely not just talking about politics. Many of us are hungry and have no water to drink. Many of us are homeless, many of us are exploited or at war and many of us are destroying our planet. Far too many of us are unloved.

How can we possibly go about our business as usual?

HOW? and WHY?

We are all collectively responsible for the bad, and the good we are creating in this world, whether we are conscious of it or not.

What will it take for us to come together? Is it already too late? What world will our children and grand-children inherit?

I know tomorrow, I will roll my sleeves up, open my heart wider and work on solutions. But today, my heart weeps for the mess we've created. Please tell me I'm not alone. Please tell me it won't be business as usual.

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Are you up for the challenge?

I found the quote on Instagram and I believe it is from the book Heart like a hammer from Michael Xavier

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#prayforpeace   Stay in today. Spend time with your loved ones. Hug them. Create something beautiful. Help someone. Smile and be kind. Meditate. Make love. Forgive. Ask for forgiveness. Turn off your tv & Connect with nature. Give thanks. Be silent. Light a candle. Make PEACE. Love. Love. ‪#‎love‬ We are one.
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When was the last time you had this much fun? +Generation Y Not =jedi level manifestors I don't know about you, but I need a breath of fresh air after all the terrible news we have been bombarded with... (and I don't even watch tv!) Making the pledge to have more fun on a daily basis. Thanks, guys!

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I recently had the pleasure and the honour of painting an owl for an extremely inspiring woman who lent her time, her energy and her expertise to help the people of Nepal. Thank you for your courage and thank you for the heart and soul you put into helping others. Thank you for co-creating a better world. 

J'ai récemment eu le plaisir et l'honneur de peindre un hibou pour une femme inspirante qui a donné de son temps, son énergie et son expertise pour aider les gens du Népal. Merci d'avoir le courage d'aider. Merci d'avoir un grand coeur et d'être au service de ton prochain. Merci d'être co-créatrice d'un monde meilleur. 
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This white throated sparrow has been tapping in my windows and following me around the house. He sits on the ledge and looks into my eyes and sings his little heart out. This song and dance happens several times a day and has been going on since the beginning of the week! Quite an amazing experience! Beautiful messenger.

#birds   #sparrow  

Ce bruant à gorge blanche communique avec moi depuis quelques jours. Il cogne dans mes fenêtres et me suit autour de la maison. Il me regarde droit dans les yeux, puis il s'ouvre le bec et chante avec tout son coeur. Ce jeu se produit plusieurs fois par jour depuis le début de la semaine. Ce n'est pas commun comme expérience!
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Compassion is her name and she helps me to open my heart even wider.
Acrylic on Canvas

Elle se nomme Compassion. Elle est présentement en exposition au Baril Roulant. Acrylique sur canevas
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Of all the paintings I've created so far, none has been more polarizing than this one. People either love it or hate it with a passion (and they often feel compelled to tell me in vivid detail. wink emoticon I used to feel crushed when people didn't like my art, because I felt they were rejecting me as a person. Thankfully, I now know better and I've grown out of the need to get everyone's approval. I'm grateful that my art provides strong emotions and gets people talking. I rarely decide what I'm going to paint, I just follow the flow and allow things to come through and then I embrace both the process and the result without judgement, for the most part. This Mixed media piece is called Celeste and I've added words from one of Joseph Murphy's book (The power of your subconscious mind) in the background. She speaks to me. I see her as a strong, independent and fearless woman or shaman. What do you see?
De toutes mes oeuvres, celle-ci provoque le plus de réactions vives. Les gens l'adorent ou l'haïssent totalement (et ne se gênent pas pour me le dire. wink emoticon Au début, ça m'affectait beaucoup, parce que j'avais l'impression qu'ils me rejetaient moi, personnellement. Par chance, j'ai récemment passé l'étape d'avoir besoin de l'approbation de tout le monde. Maintenant, je me réjouis lorsque mon art provoque une émotion et crée un espace pour une discussion. Je ne décide jamais ce que je vais peindre. Je laisse seulement le pinceau glisser sur la toile et je me contente de suivre le courant. J'accepte le processus et le résultat final sans jugement, autant que possible. Cette oeuvre en technique mixte se nomme Céleste et j'y ai intégré des mots provenant du livre de Joseph Murphy qui se nomme Le pouvoir de votre subconscient. Cette oeuvre me parle. J'y vois une femme shaman forte, indépendante et courageuse. Et toi? Que vois-tu?
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I was talking about my future projects when he told me that I dream in technicolor and that I should see life the way it is. I do! My life is in technicolor and I believe that it's possible to achieve our dreams! It's all a question of perspective!  This piece is called vivacious 18x24

Je parlais de mes projets futurs quand il m'a dit que je rêve en couleur et que je devrais voir la vie telle qu'elle est. C'est ce que je fais! Ma vie est haute en couleurs et je crois que tous les rêves sont possibles. C'est une question de perspective! Bon début de semaine!
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It takes courage to speak up and give an alternate point of view. It takes courage to create something and then share it with the world. It takes courage to be who you really are, flaws, qualities and all. It takes courage to love and be loved. The world becomes a better place each and every time you find the courage and take action. Isn't that a wonderful thought?

Il faut du courage pour partager une opinion qui sort des normes. Il faut du courage pour créer quelque chose et ensuite le partager publiquement. Il faut du courage pour être qui on est... avec nos qualités et nos défauts. Il faut du courage pour aimer et être aimé. Le monde s'améliore à chaque fois que l'on trouve le courage et qu'on le met en pratique. N'est-ce pas magnifique?
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