© Copyright Martine Y. Moeykens - January 2009 - Imaginary digital leaves of various green on a shadowy background -Digital design to illustrate this website and my Second Life™, talking online with digital friends I might have never met in real life, listening to the sound of my stove which turns itself on with its digital brain, listening to my youngest daughter tap, tap, tap on her keyboard chatting away to her american friend with whom she has travelled the seven seas of the digital World Wide Web.
This is 2009 and Obama has been sworn in as the 44th president of the United States since yesterday. Our collective consciousness has lived a sort of oasis of peace and hope in this time of credit crunch and gloom.

Suddenly we are asked gently but firmly to act responsably and be accountable for our actions in our personal life, and in towards the world and its ecology and the people living this world.
© M.Y. Moeykens 2009 - Stylised sunflower in warm oranges and reds Being aware is what we are urged to do, being aware of our responsability towards ourselves and others. We are asked to be aware of the repercussions of our actions in the world of ecology, sociology. This awareness is only going to dawn on us when we become very consciously aware of the the workings of our very own being. All the thoughts that we think have an influence on the world and whether we accept that or not, that is the reality. Refining our awareness is . . .

© Copyright   Martine Y. Moeykens - 2003 - 2009
Flower Power again! I designed the above orange flower in a relatively short time this afternoon in Adobe Illustrator then saved it as an .ai file then as a .png file. The actual image is on a transparent background which is the same size as the div#wrapper. It took a few adjusting clicks to get it just there above this paragraph, to the right of the navigation div and to the left of the extreme right div. I am pleased with it as it reminds me of the sunflower I wove while studying for Ergotherapy in Gent, Belgium in the early 70ies in the Hogeschool voor Paramedische Beroepen.
My mind and heart were made up then, I was determined to work with people who have mental difficulties. I felt it like a vocation which is still with me now in 2009 and more then ever. Destiny brought me to Ireland to work in Dublin in that area since 2000.

It took me a long time to get to that place where I felt that I was working at what I was always meant to work. Before that I spend years working in a healthfood shop as well as cleaning many houses every week in order to make ends meet while bringing up two sets of families, my two older children and then my two younger ones.
I had a lot of growing up to do, a lot of soul searching, a lot of adjusting, a lot of learning to be flexible.
I had millions of questions which I was asking myself or others and all were aimed at making sense of my entire life, of other people's life but adventually answers came and stability came slowly but surely with a steady progression in my thoughts.
One could call it maturing but I don'think it was just that as my life includes everything from the spiritual aspects to the daily cleaning up.
I can now find beauty and peace almost everywhere and in everything having consciously shed so much fear, anguish, shame over the years all is left then is beauty and fulfillment.

© M.Y.Moeykens 2009 - 2 entertwined spirals symbol for twin souls