Karen Payton Art      Ventura County, California

September 19, 2019

Take a moment with me away from your "thinking" mind and into a state of peace.  Ram Dass teaches us to do this with a simple manta....





Imagine if we all went around repeating this to ourselves..... I am loving awareness, I am loving awareness, I am loving awareness. What a peaceful world it would be!  

Since peace starts within, I have been using the manta along with a daily practice of Open Heart Meditation.  But for me, the other tool I use to get out of my thinking mind is to create art.  It's one of the only times I don't need a manta.  I am present in the now, lost in the colors or textures or the song playing in the background.  I created this piece as a gift for the Love, Serve, Remember Ram Dass Foundation.  I am so...

April 24, 2019

Sometimes a piece of art can help us stay grounded the same way a meditation can. Everything delightful is all about connecting our bodies and breath back....

January 9, 2019

Make your space sacred, let art be your guru!

October 3, 2017

It's been an interesting few weeks as far as peacocks are concerned.  

For the past year, I have been heavily immersed as a student of all things spiritual.  I am committed to daily meditation, I study Be Here Now...I chant, I breathe, I listen to Abraham Hicks while doing laundry.  And my life has never felt more amazing.

Then the peacocks started.

I have a peacock that lives in my neighborhood that I heard about but did not see.  I was in the middle of creating a new piece with a bird, and it just wasn't going right.  Then I was walking the dog and finally spotted the peacock, which inspired me to go home and add a bit of "peacock-ness" to the piece.  

But it didn't stop there.

I had visions, dreams and odd experiences of just seeing peacock symbols a...

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