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First official published artwork in We’Moon lunar calendar

Art photography by David Leasa (@dkleasa) in York Lane Art Collective.

Oregon-based Wemoon publishes a yearly lunar calendar which features art by womyn worldwide. It is a blessing to contribute Chonch-ious Currents, a deeply expressive painting, for their 2020 datebook. Each year the datebook is assigned a theme. Wake Up Call is their 2020 theme, which is certainly appropriate for the world to revel and reflect on!

I still remember crying through this painting while exploring themes of empowerment, liberation, and the oceanic depth of intuition.

Since 2016, I have been staying in tune with the moon through their beautiful, inspiring calendars. Each edition donates a percentage of proceeds to helping womyn in a specific cause. To find out more about their mission and collaborative creations, visit

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Originating in ancient Eastern spirituality, ahimsa is becoming more prevalent as a principal of ethical living on a global scale. Its meaning can be described simply as “non-injury”. A slightly more complex meaning of ahimsa is “the removal of the desire to kill”. In this perspective, Swami Sri Yukteswar elucidates that ahimsa not only involves abstaining from literal injury to another being. On a deeper level, it even applies to removing the intention of injury before any physical action is followed through.

This design focuses on the ocean, in particular, its sentient life. Aquatic creatures are so mystical in the way that they experience a completely different perspective in a world of water. A whole new level of intelligence, communication, perception… brings a sense of reverence and wonder. Seaspiracy is an excellent documentary if you are curious to learn more about how these beings are impacted by human practices and industries. Get involved with the compassionate movement in their name!