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Pleiades Art Gallery- When the Stars Align

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Photography & Design ©ChloeRain    Neon Art by :  Nate Sheaffer

Photography & Design ©ChloeRain    Neon Art by : Nate Sheaffer

Pleiades 
[plee-uh-deez, plahy-]  plural noun
1. Classical Mythology: seven daughters of Atlas and half sisters of the Hyades, placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion. One of them (the Lost Pleiad,) hides, either from grief or shame.
2. Astronomy: a young conspicuous open star cluster approximately 370 light years away in the constellation Taurus, containing several thousand stars only six or seven of which are visible to the naked eye

Pleiad

/ˈplaɪəd/ noun 
1. A brilliant or talented group, especially one with seven members
Word Origin
C16: originally French Pléiade, name given by Pierre de Ronsard to himself and six other poets after a group of Alexandrian Greek poets who were called this after the Pleiades

When the stars align..... a few years ago I was invited to join a small group of women doing deep inner work. At the time, I nonchalantly blew off the invitation, a kind of pshaw moment,  I was on the fast track to enlightenment, too busy to slow down and build relationships with anyone else, even if they were on the same path. 

And then some how, some way I agreed to join. Those women are now invaluable irreplaceable persons in my inner circle, the most amazing witnesses, and lifetime friends along this journey, doing their own amazing things.

Two years ago, I was visiting my friends in Raleigh, NC where I used to reside, and my Artist friend was in the process of looking at real estate offerings to open an art gallery with her business partner and fellow artist.  I was super excited about my friend's courageous endeavor, I was an admirer of her work, and an admirer of her gumption to open her own gallery, and well, I felt like I was extra special to know someone so talented and a true artist. I invited myself along to look at gallery spaces with her..... and then, I remembered, that, oh yeah! I used to have a career in real estate development and I offered to look over their lease terms and give some free advice and negotiating points. My friend took me up on my offer, and within weeks had negotiated a new gallery space to house their vision to promote the beauty and mystery of visual art.

"Pleiades is a fine art gallery owned and operated by local artists who celebrate Durham’s rich, diverse cultural energy. "

                                  www.levertysculptures.com

Earlier this month, I attended an Artist Salon at the Pleiades Art Gallery along side my friend and 19 other artists that made up the show  “Pleiades Plus One” that kicked off their 2015 exhibition year.  

The last time I'd seen the storefront on Chapel Hill Street, two plus years ago, it was an empty white space with potential and good light.  This time, I was inspired by not only the art exhibited, but the Artist's vibrant visions each illuminated in their own expression. I felt invigorated by their shares, my experience of the art exponentially intensified by the Artist's talks and the energy that is Pleiades and lives in the white space now. 

2015 Exhibits will include Pleiades artists, shows featuring guest artists and guest curators, juried invitational shows, and a new exhibition area upstairs in the gallery for solo shows and more experimental work.  When in the research triangle park you must stop in here, and be inspired.....

GALLERY INFO

109 E. Chapel Hill St.
Durham, NC 27701
919-797-2706

Thurs: 12-7
Fri & Sat: 12-8
Sun - Wed: closed
Or by appointment

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and joy in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

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Courage is the Foundation of Integrity

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courage is the foundation of integrity inspirational quotes
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
— Steve Jobs

YOU MUST LEARN TO DO  YOUR  THING.

No one can convince you to pursue your own dreams, but you can block your inner desires with fear and self-criticism. 

True growth and inner peace come from your own unique calling that is guiding you to your unique Soul's Purpose.

Not mine... not hers.... not his....

We are all here facing our own humanity and meeting each other here on the seeking spiritual path to happiness and the peace that comes with our own individual 'enlightenment'.

I believe we are all called to our own great awakening within.

I stand for all individuals to overcome their strife and limitations by following their own unique divine guidance. But that can be almost impossible to do when you don't even know what the sound of YOUR OWN VOICE sounds like. And that is where a coach or a healer COMES IN.

It wasn't the 10 years of therapy or all the self help courses I took or books I read, it was focused one on one work with a powerful healer that helped me to source my own energy that changed my life.

What I have learned is that walking your own path in integrity is one of the most challenging parts of being awake and alive in this modern world.

it is also...

THE most absolute rewarding thing any one person can do.

Every time I have taken a risk, overcome my fears, or stretched myself beyond my comfort zone, it has been because I was ready, I felt the inner pull, and the teacher had arrived.

But I took the next step of my own volition.

All the true Spiritual teachers I have encountered in my life did not sell me into their "program" or convince me to follow them on a spiritual journey.

I have always been called by my own inner knowing.

They did not ask me to whip out my credit card before getting off phone or give me a time limitation to answer my own calling or expect me to act in a way that was beyond my own certainty, in fact maybe just the opposite.

I implore you, DO the some thing that you are here and meant to do, and do it because it calls you, not because someone convinced you that is what you should do, or you want to be like her, or them, or me! 

YOU, DO YOUR THING.

But it's ok to ask for help and seek guidance, especially from those a few steps ahead of you on the path.

This is an opportunity for all of us, at the global and individual level, to step up, move out of the past, and learn to create the future that we all know is possible.

We've not dared big enough...

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and joy in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!