Feelings, feelings and yet more feelings…

A cruise ship left port the other evening against the backdrop of a dramatic sky. It was drizzling from a dark sky first thing this morning as a new ship came in and she had all her twinkly lights on. I was reluctant to disturb the moment and find my phone to capture the image.

There has been a sharp awareness lately of feelings and how they can steer the ship. A loving friend became concerned that I was alone a lot and asked why. I appreciate that she asked and didn’t immediately judge, or try to fix. I created the aloneness, as my engine room needed a thorough service and new oil. The peace from turning off distractions, saying ‘No’ and relishing the silence meant I could just be. Acknowledging what actions I was allowing, the choices I was making and where my parts were seizing.

Another loving friend asked when I had last had a paddle? Goodness, it had been a while, so I flowed that into my daily round a few days ago. The tide was in and I happily pottered at the edge of the water, discovering a new piece of sea glass and a heart shaped pebble. Making my way back up the slipway I met a Granny, her daughter and little granddaughter making their way down to the beach. Well, Gran and Mum were, little Ava was swinging on the Coastguard’s gate and showing reluctance to move. I opened my hand and showed her my treasures. We started chatting and walked back down to the sand. There was a small scallop shell that was perfect for her little hand and we set about filling it with shells and sea glass. Then we found a stick and a Seagull’s feather and started to draw hearts on the wet sand and chat about fairies. Her Gran called out to Ava to drop the feather, as she said it was dirty. No blame, but our joy disappeared in an instant. The energy changed and Ava ran to her Mum and I listened to Gran for a while. She and her husband had recently moved back to this area, after living in a very different place. Her unhappiness poured out. I replied that I moved up here a few years ago because when the souls here ask how you are, their hearts listen to the answer.

Being alone has sparked much creativity. I’ve made tunic tops from men’s shirts, tote bags from denim jeans and lined them with vintage frock material, crocheted tote bags, knitted throws and baby matinee jackets. I am blessed to be gifted many items of clothing, yarn and all sorts of bits and bobs. They ‘speak’ and I create from their energy. ❤

44 Responses to “Feelings, feelings and yet more feelings…”

  1. 1 Eric Alagan August 14, 2019 at 7:24 am

    I am grandfather to 4 energetic grandchildren. What a joy. I will never dream of bursting their balloons – no matter how dirty.

    You were an angel that day and I hope Eva gets to meet you again 🙂

    Luv and hugz for a dear friend,

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    • 2 Jane Sturgeon August 14, 2019 at 9:58 am

      Oh Eric, what a joy that you have Lisa have four lovely grandchildren in your lives and I am sure you are a gift to them all. There is nothing quite like the ‘in the moment joy’ of children. Hugs for you all, with much ❤ xXx

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  2. 3 earthwalking13 July 19, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Keep creating 😀

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  3. 5 smzang July 18, 2019 at 9:20 pm


    I hope you will take more strolls on that shore and that you will again cross paths with Ava, Often! No doubt you have already made a difference in her life, but I’m thinking she will need a few booster shots if she is to withstand the gloom of granny. You are a good soul!


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    • 6 Jane Sturgeon July 18, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      I thought of you today Sarah, sharing your creativity with us all. It leaves us vulnerable doesn’t it, when we share like this? I shared some special writing (special to me) with someone privately today, just to check that it flowed and made sense. Their response was unfortunate and I think that’s a gentle way of putting it! My response to them was to growl, quite eloquently I thought. It made me chuckle and that’s when I thought of you, and all of us who share creatively. We may be artistic, loving and kind, but we can still blow away any gloom when we are pushed, even by growling… 💗


  4. 7 coachkanikafindingabetteryou July 18, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Beautiful time is the spend with oneself

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  5. 10 frederick anderson July 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    So I’ll just say it’s great to read your words again…

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  6. 12 Cynthia Reyes July 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Solitude does not mean loneliness. What a lovely thing you did for the little girl.

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  7. 14 dgkaye July 15, 2019 at 3:34 am

    So nice to see you back Lovely Jane. It seems that many sensitives have been in an aloneless mode in this time of the world. I’m glad you enjoyed your time and all while creating some beautiful restorations with love. ❤ xoxoHugs

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  8. 18 ianscyberspace July 15, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Loved the illustrations and the experience of meeting up with strangers and communicating. Human beings were made to socialize but there are times to meditate and think to. All are equally important for wholistic health.

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  9. 20 Sue Dreamwalker July 14, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Jane, what a delight to meet you on my travels along a stretch of pebbly beach to find sea glass who shares her treasures with little grandchildren,

    What magic is weaved in feathers and hearts only for the spell to be broken by unaware hearts of such pleasures in retribution of words.

    Yes your energy blended well with that of the little one, and the older one perhaps in need of your healing listening ear, you gave with your patience and understanding..

    One is never alone with one’s crafts.. As you and I know Jane.. I love your creations my friend, you have been busy..

    Many thanks for sharing your muse and so pleased you got to paddle your feet in the ocean.. So did I.. 🙂 if only for a short walk.. 🙂 it was good.

    LOVE and Blessings dear Jane.. Much love ❤

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  10. 23 grandfathersky July 13, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Jane – you have such creative talent. In the knitting every stitch has a little bit of love wrapped up in it. I am certain the recipients of these treasures are lifted up by them! As far as Ava goes, I feel she now has a deeper appreciation for the things nestled along the shore! Hugs …

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  11. 25 Nancy July 13, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    I love being alone as well… I call it me time!

    Beautiful creations you have made my friend.

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  12. 27 John W. Howell July 12, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    I always wonder about folks who need to be with others. It’s like they need to be busied out with someone else’s noise. I love to be alone as does my wife. Alone together I guess we would say. More power to you, Jane. I loved the metaphorical question about when you last had a paddle. 😁

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  13. 32 Writing to Freedom July 12, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    It seems as though you are enjoying your alone time to nurture yourself, create, and share the love. Kudos Jane.

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  14. 36 Jill Weatherholt July 12, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Oh my, these are wonderful creations, Jane. As someone who can barely sew on a button, I’m impressed. Take care of yourself! xo

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  15. 38 kathyreeves July 12, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Jane, your words are so beautifully crafted! It is so important to take time for silence isn’t it. I have been learning that lesson during the past two years. May this season of alone time be one of rest and refreshment. 🙂

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  16. 40 Clare Pooley July 12, 2019 at 11:06 am

    My dear Jane, I am amazed as ever by your creativeness! Such beautiful clothes and accessories and that so, so cute label! ♥️♥️ I hope that the alone-ness hasn’t been loneliness because that is such a miserable state. Being alone to process feelings and emotions is therapeutic so I hope you have gained from the time alone.
    I have not spent much time on-line in recent weeks and have not been aware of what friends have been up to and I apologise for not keeping in touch.
    I am sure the little granddaughter will long remember that time with you with affection and happiness and I’m sure Granny will have appreciated the chat and your sympathy ♥️♥️
    With much love and lots of hugs ❤❤xx❤❤

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    • 41 Jane Sturgeon July 12, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      Hello lovely, the aloneness is helpful and I have good friends to turn to up here. Many blessings. How are you, my lovely? It does us good not to be online too much doesn’t it? We don’t need to reach out to know that we hold each other in our hearts. Huge hugs for you all and I hope you have a lovely weekend. xxx ❤ xxx ❤ ❤


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