Join Us for a Painting and Prayer Retreat into the Heart of the Great Lady The heartbeat of the Great Lady can be heard throughout the land. Listen deeply with the ear of the heart….She is already waiting at the door. Blessed is the one that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at…
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth between the door sill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep. -Rumi Rage…
May we find comfort when we feel discouraged. May we reach out for each other’s hands when we feel alone. May we find the courage to love even when we feel it is a risk. Most of the time, truly loving, is a risk. And well worth it. May we find the sweet cup of…
ave you had the experience of the very AIR around you changing, seeming different- both in moments of bliss and pain? Times of miracles and grieving and transformations are moments when the air seems to me compressed and released and anointed with sparkle from On High. I have often wondered, since pain and miracles seem like something we can neither call on nor predict, but can certainly expect to show up -though with no idea when… is there a way to cause or call on the Sparkle from On High as needed? The answer of course is no and yes. Sparkle from on High is grace in its many sorted forms.
What we are in need of,
first and foremost,
is being a people
who believe change
even in the face of
I know when I think from the heart, worry lessens. Stress is relieved and new perspectives are formed. I am not speaking about some kind of overly positive fake it till we make it kind of optimism right now. Our heart is the most intelligent organ in the body – why don’t we think from there more often?
Listening for the divine instruction I sit real quiet on the edge of my thought. Trying not to interrupt the possibility that some holy red thread of wisdom might reach through the veils to my own heart. Am I in my own way? The thoughts beckon away from stillness. Am I missing something here?…
Have you ever felt
not quite yourself around some folks?
Why is it that
to be wonderful
is not supported by everyone?
Do you ever feel like your being a success,
or just being happy
appears to be threatening to others?
Even those who love you. (And they really do)
The visionary self is really just you wearing your visionary lenses. It is you when you look deeply into your life and your heart with an intention to SEE beyond what is just “there” into what is possible. I believe all of us are visionaries and that we just need practice “being” visionary as it relates to our own life. So here is a little 20 Minute Breakthrough Practice to activate your visionary self!
The reason why this is a “breakthrough” is because by articulating your vision in your mind and heart, and then in writing – you shorten the distance between you and your vision considerably because you are taking time to “touch” the vision.
Our Lady, Mother of All Good Things
We artists are a complex weaving
Our beauty and our pain seek us
Through brush and pen
Through hand and foot
Through drum and flute
Through paper and scissor
Through image and word
Through life and death
Through our desire to be self expressed.
While we are at once struck with joy
at sudden inspiration, we are also
sometimes stuck with a strange halting fear
Fear enough to stay the brush
or halt the tambourine.
Is it worth it to make art?
Am I good enough? Can I sell it?
What will others think? Of me, my art?
I should be doing accounting,
become a lawyer, a doctor or politician,
or clean my house after all,
instead of getting myself to studio or notebook.
We all know – poets and artists –
are of no value here…there are mouths to feed!
And so we chatter on in this way
Poisoning our ideas with lack of Faith.
Blessed Lady, You have heard all of our complaints I am sure.
For many thousands of years, and as a form of medicine,
have given yourself, Lady, your own image and heart,
to millions of painters, poets and songwriters to keep them
Going. To keep them company in the dark night.
For this we thank you. For this I thank you beyond measure.
You are the most painted, most sung about Lady in all the world!
Blessed Lady I beseech you on our behalf, on behalf of all artists!