I am a medium and having worked on myself for forever, you would think I would be free of negative attachments (spirits). However, there is one spirit in particular that tries to upset me and it manages to do just that.

It feeds off my need for “external romantic love” and company and comes in and imitates loving energies very similar to those of my partner. It is very conniving and good at getting me off track.  It also knows I get angry at its presence and plays on that. I’m losing the will to live here! I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it.

Being an amazing medium, can you see anything I can’t see regarding why it’s here? Maybe I’m doing something wrong as surely there’s a reason it’s still hanging around? Please help.

—On My Last Nerve (Bolivia)



We are all in process, no matter how long we’ve worked on ourselves (and that includes past lives).

Spirits are just like people, who are of course spirits in human bodies. There’s a saying, “What we resist, persists.” Anything we resist energetically keeps sticking around or we’ll manage to get rid of something and something of a similar vibration comes along. For example, if a student is being bullied at school, the more he resists, the more the bully may bother him and may even escalate. However, once the student learns to get neutral to the bully and starts to have more of his true power, the bully will generally find someone else to go persecute. This is of course easier said than done but it is possible with practice and retraining of your attitudes to learn to get neutral to what you are resisting.

Another example is when dealing with energy vampires, people who suck and suck and suck our energy, whether they are narcissists or people who try to ingratiate themselves, then pester to get some kind of reaction and to pull energy from you, even if it negative attention. Once you stop resisting them and give them space to be without giving them any attention, they generally tire and go suckle the energy from someone else, whether that is by charming them or creating drama or pretending to be helpless, or whatever techniques they use to suck energy.

Keep your focus on what’s important to you. Since you want love and good company, use your energy to take practical steps like joining a meetup group for a topic that interests you (hiking or art or movies or whatever) or just get a group of friends together and encourage them to bring their nice friends as well. You’ll meet people, have fun, and who knows what else? And your focus will be on creating positive things you want rather than giving your energy to this spirit or your worries or any negative people or anything else you don’t really want in your life.

Good on you for your awareness and making these changes!



Every Sunday I feature something cool I’ve come across.

Today I’d like to feature artist Celia Dickson of the U.K., whose work is out of this world. Check out her wood relief carvings, wood carvings, drawings, murals and more at



Every Sunday i feature a different artist or group who is doing beautiful work. Today, I’d like to feature artist Liz Turnbull. I love the quiet magic depicted in New Zealand artist Liz Turnbull’s landscapes.

Check out her art at:


Today I am featuring artist Kiarra of Hollywood, California. Her work melds the ubiquitous with the unexpected, pushing the viewer into a fresh perspective and understanding of the real versus the imagined.

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People always tell me I am creative but I don’t see that at all. I work at a bank as a teller and do nothing creative. I’ve never been good at art or music or writing or anything creative. What’s the deal? I get so irritated when people tell me I’m creative. What does that mean?

–Frustrated non-poet, non-artist, non-creative person (Canada)


Well, maybe you’re creating proof you’re not creative, which would be very creative of you! Ha ha.

Bank tellers can be very creative, just as much as anyone else. Maybe some just tend to use their creative energy differently at work or on their own time.

Maybe you get irritated because there’s truth to the statement that people keep telling you. If someone went up to you and told you that you have purple hair, would you get mad? I’m guessing not. Because you know it’s not true and there’s no energy around that statement either way. Now, as far as being creative….

I believe that every single one of us is creative in some way. It’s up to each of us to find out what that means for us. What do you love to do? Start by playing—play with media you don’t normally do. Go to one of those shops where you show up and paint yourself a mug, for example. Doodle in the sandbox. Get one of those zen drawing tablets. Don’t be attached to the outcome. Just do it with the sole goal of having a great time—of playing. Then see what happens. Try the exercises in Practice of Poetry by Robin Behn or Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. Make art everywhere—create sculptures with your spaghetti or oatmeal or anything you eat. Create outrageous and delicious combinations of smoothies tomorrow morning. Doesn’t matter if it’s good or not–look at it as an experiment you can enjoy and modify over time. Draw designs on your stomach with chocolate sauce. Play! Have fun! See what else you can create while having a blast.


Today I would like to share the art of a woman who has and continues to be an inspiration to me. She only started art once the kids were grown and out of the house. Once she began, she very quickly had her studio, where she created all kinds of beautiful works in many different genres, and was exhibiting, selling her work, and winning awards. Anything she touches, she turns to art. She makes jewelry, prints, paintings, and more. Even the way she decorates her home is pure art. She is a living, breathing example of how it’s never too late to follow your heart, to create joy in doing your life’s passion, and to thrive. You can see more of her work at

Today I am featuring a few of her paintings, and next year I will feature a couple mandalas from her gorgeous and intricate manadala series.

Artist’s note: “My paintings are inspired by my fascination with texture, color and composition. Originally trained in calligraphy, my explorations of media have included printmaking, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and oil painting. My abstract paintings draw heavily upon my exploration of color and medium and are influenced by the organic world around me. My focus has been Asian-inspired art and I continue to draw upon that genre of art in my abstract work.  Harmony and balance are key elements in this series of artwork.”


“Buddha” by Nancy Volpe


“Horse” by Nancy Volpe


“Cranes” by Nancy Volpe

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying Nancy Volpe’s beautiful art. Have a great day!

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