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By Sara Jane

A Masterpiece does not start with the completed article.

The book is empty pages, the canvas is blank, the sculpture is a solid block of wood, marble or whatever the material; the bust, piece of ceramic or formed glass starts as a blob of the raw material.

Everything starts as a project, an idea, a thought in the head and imagination of the individual who goes on to create it.

Everyone is an artist in their own way, everything you create, whatever it may be is your work of art; so here we will use the word artist and know that this includes YOU.

You start with a project in mind and to get the most from it and to give the most to it you have to understand it, to understand what you want to get out of it and what you hope others will also get from it.

Have the courage to listen to your intuition, let your imagination run riot, research and learn, help yourself to understand all the energies of this project, the beauty, the intricacies, even if you don’t understand the reasoning.

Have you got a project on the go or are you looking to start one?

You can create a Masterpiece but you have to start at the beginning, you have to start with the raw materials and shape them to fit into your creation.

If you are working with other people, all listen to each other.

Sometimes the energies may not work, don’t try and change someone, you can’t change a set piece of clay; let them go if it isn’t working.

You may need to change tack and that is why it is so important to understand and listen.

Masterpieces are created, worked on, changed, adjusted; they take time, patients, belief; don’t try and run, take it one step at a time.

Just like when you learned to walk, first you had to crawl then stand up, then start to put one foot in front of the other while holding on to furniture, then you let go and walk, running came last.

Yes your project is one masterpiece that you are working on but there is another which has been in progress since the day you were born.

You are a Masterpiece in progress – yes you are, you are creating the Masterpiece that is YOU.

Your physical being is a project for your Spirit. Your experiences in this life help your spirit to understand and grow.

Every time you are yourself, you listen to your heart, your intuition, your gut instincts you are creating the Masterpiece that is you.

Yes your Spirit knows everything but it lives in Love, everything in Spirit is Love and the experiences it has with you here in the physical builds the Masterpiece that you are.

So trust and believe in yourself, in the gifts that you receive as gifts from your spirit.

Not everything may feel like a gift but some of the most previous gifts you receive come disguised.

Open your eyes, ears and heart to the many masterpieces that surround you, that are gifted to you every day; know that you are one of those for others, just as others are for you.

Perfection is Uniqueness and Uniqueness is Perfection

First Published in “The Magic Happens” Digital Magazine

Copyright © Sara Jane


Charity from the Latin “caritas” 

meaning Love, Regard

The definition of “charity” as per the “Readers Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary” is

“1. The provision of help or relief to the poor 2. An institution, organisation or fund established to help the needy or carry out other useful work 3. Something that is given up to help the needy; alms 4. An act or feeling of benevolence, goodwill or affection 5. Indulgence or forbearance in judging others; leniency”.

What does charity mean to you? Or more importantly what should it mean to you?

So many people’s reaction is “I don’t want charity”. What they are really looking for is to be able to help them self, to be able to stand on their own 2 feet and provide for them self and their family.

At the end of the day isn’t that what we all wish for?

The saying goes “give a man a fish and he eats for a day, give him a fishing rod and he eats for the rest of his life”.

The word “charity” I feel has a different meaning today than from the past.

By helping and supporting people to help and support them self, we treat them with Love & Respect; we help them to get back on their feet and to be able to support themselves.

We give them back control for their life, releasing them from reliance on anyone else.

Charity should always “begin at home”, with yourself. The charity of loving yourself enough to be true to you; of not judging yourself or allowing others judgements of you to affect you.

Let go of judgement of self and others, feel free to give of self to self.

Always give with Love, Respect and an Honouring of who the individual is.


Copyright © Sara Jane