Date: 24th May 2020, Posted by mollie
It’s a change of season and I’ve been painting, creating and reading.
“Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body” ~ Kenn Butler
This painting is called “Love Language”⠀
Mixed media, molten New Zealand beeswax, encaustic, oil crayon, passion
Pro-panel artboard 400mm x12mm
Handcrafted by me in New Zealand
New work created during global ‘rest time’. In honour of the new movement sparked by Dr. Joe Dispenza, called GOLOV-20 So much loving energy! So much healing:) so much joy.
As you may know, many of my books have art-related themes. But bees also have a special place in my heart.
I absolutely loved the honey bees flying all over the studio today when I was doing my beeswax painting. My father was a beekeeper, so this is even more special to me. It is to my father that I owe my love of research and a deep commitment to, and interest in, alternative forms of healing—now commonly known as (and increasingly accepted by those against ‘non-conventional’ medicine and forms of treatment) as holistic health.
My father dedicated his later years to helping others and was an early pioneer in the field of apitherapy. As Wikipedia so excellently sums up, “Apitherapy is a branch of alternative medicine that uses honey bee products, including honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and bee venom. Proponents of apitherapy make claims for its health benefits which remain unsupported by evidence-based medicine. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apitherapy.)”
The last line (“health benefits which remain unsupported by evidence-based medicine”) is especially pertinent to my father. He was a tireless campaigner who fought to have alternative approaches to healing accepted by the medical establishment. Many of the treatments that were then regarded as unconventional, ‘woo-woo’ cures —including acupuncture, are now widely accepted, and in many cases have been validated using evidence-based techniques. In large part, it is not that the cures did not work, it is the humankind lacked the technology to evidence or measure the results.
I am proud to continue my father’s tireless campaign today in my holistic, health and wellness-based approach to my work as a holistic therapist, energy healer, Reiki Master, artist, self-empowerment and romance author who is not afraid to challenge the status quo. I believe, as Picasso does, that “art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life” and is healing for the soul.
Bees and their curative powers feature prominently in my new WIP, Love All of Me.
An unexpected lover…
After surviving a horrific accident Daisy Miller is plagued by guilt. Hiding both her mental and physical scars, she shuns love and escapes into work—finding meaning and purpose in running her global manuka honey empire.
Beautiful and smart, when Gianni Romano demands she sell the business to him, her passions are inflamed. How dare he think he can buy the only thing that gives her a reason to live?
Gianni Romano has ventured to New Zealand by the one thing he’d love to escape: family The Romano fortune and name has followed him wherever he goes. But that only made the headstrong Italian more determined to strike out on his own. Now he’s on the cusp of achieving world acclaim.
Only one woman stands in his way—Daisy Miller and her refusal to submit to his demands. The spark they have is more than a Sicilian sunset, but when emotions run deep and lives are on the line, will mixing business with pleasure be the bedrock for a lifelong love? Or will it all explode like an angry volcano?
Love Me As I Am is a clean romance, brimming with the promise of a happily ever after. Set in The Bay of Islands, New Zealand—one of the most beautiful, unspoiled, sensuous places in the world.
In the meantime, stress less and laugh more with these free romantic comedy stories>>https://storyoriginapp.com/to/XGF2FGu
Did you know you can my most popular and successful books on audio?
Check out the following written and narrated by me.
I love reading and narrating my own stories. I hope my New Zealand accent is understandable!
Flight of Passion
The Italian Billionaire’s Scandalous Marriage
Love Me Forever
Twist of Fate
The Lightkeepers Lover
Forever and Always
Audio versions of these books and the following are also available from all online bookstores and also libraries (Audible is experiencing long delays in publishing):
Sex With Strangers
Claimed by the Sheikh
Love Me As I Am
The Italian Billionaire’s Christmas Bride
Finding A Husband
In less than 15 minutes you could be listening your way to love!
Check out more of my bee-inspired artwork here>>https://www.cassandragaisford.com/gallery/
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