Love Trumps Hate

In our world, we are sometimes met with evil and hatred.

When Donald Trump decided that he was going to lift the ban on importing elephant remains into the United States, many were appalled.

This is only part of the puzzle regarding trophy hunting, but it is a legal decision that legitimizes trophy hunting.

Erin Foggoa and Michelle Cooper decided that enough was enough. They were going to effect change in a different way – similar to peaceful protesting, where protesters don’t engage in the hate, Erin and Michelle encourage you to shift the energy of this topic by creating amazing, colorful images of these magnificent animals and sharing your art with the world.

For every post on social media showing a person with a gun, standing on top of a wild animal that they just “hunted”, they encourage you to post your image of the animal. Let’s create change. Let’s shift energy.

Let’s make our world a better place.

The How Tos of Meditative Colouring

Sitting comfortably with your colouring book and pens close by, set a timer for 10 minutes, and explore your colouring book.

What animal speaks to you today?
This is a delightfully simple practice whereby you raise your vibration and the energy around you goes out in the Universe, shifting our consciousness.

Be Present

Commit to ten minutes of doing nothing more than putting pen to paper.

Don’t pick up the phone, don’t add another item to your to-do list, don’t “do” anything but put your pen on the paper. Thoughts will arise – let them pass through your mind.

Listen

Close your eyes for a moment and tune in to the sounds both within and around you.

Consciously open your ears and hear the sounds. Observe what you hear without making sense of it or resisting it.

Now open your eyes and bring those noises to your page.

Feel

Notice your body in the present moment—feelings of warmth and coolness, hardness and softness, pressure and ease.

How does the pen feel in your hand? How does the paper feel? How does your experience change over time?

Cultivating an awareness of the present moment will foster a more serene and attentive mind and you will be more able to settle into the present.

Breathe and See

Attach your mind to your breath and the animal you are seeing on the page. Don’t try to manipulate the breath in any way, simply acknowledge it.

See the animal on the page. See the lines that make up the drawing. See it’s magnificence.

If you find your mind has strayed, gently refocus it on the breath and begin again.

Mantra

What is this animal’s name? Repeat it slowly and softly. This word has an energetic frequency. Say it out loud.

Raise the frequency of your environment by expressing gratitude for this animal and all that it brings to our world.

Kindness

Focus your attention on the people who target these animals. In your mind’s eye, send this person love, compassion, and well-being.

Imagine opening your heart to them, and the golden light of your energy enveloping them like a plush blanket.’

I’m Erin Foggoa and I am an animal lover, Canadian wilderness girl, snowboarder, and artist. I consider myself so very blessed to live and paint and create and make art where I do, deep in the forests of Cherryville, BC. I was raised in the Rocky Mountains in Golden, BC and spent most of my life there. My love of the wild was fostered by hiking, snowboarding and camping with great stone giants, among lumbering beasts, and under soaring spirits. I aim to capture the beauty and spirit of animals in a way that makes them more relatable to humans. I am the owner and partner to three other companies whose aim is to make the world a better place, I teach artists how to live their best lives, and I am the author of one book and have two more at the drafting table.

I’m Michelle Cooper and I am an animal lover, wannabe beach bum and business alchemist. Growing up on the West Coast of Canada, I learned at an early age that money equaled hard work and sacrifice. As I watched my father and brothers work physically hard to earn money in the commercial fishing industry, I adopted that same attitude. It has to be a struggle, there has to be a sacrifice – and if it doesn’t feel that way, well damn well make it feel that way – so I became an over-achiever. It became clear to me that there was a missing piece to this puzzle of money and success – and it was about more than the numbers. This is where self-discovery kicked – I spent years learning about limiting beliefs, meditation, trust, intuition, and spirituality and now I bring that into my business and support creative entrepreneurs make money so that they can impact our world. I am the author of Confessions of a Money Rock Star, Your MoneyDate Journal and co-author of the collaborative book, Women Rising. I am a regular guest on podcasts, expert panels and speak at events.

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