Monday, December 21, 2009

Let Your Goodness Blossom

Its been quite a while since I have posted on here, being swept up in the polarities of this season.  Trying to find balance btween them and find the center  of my own sense of peace and good will.

I have been receiving some wonderful inspiration from Lynn Jericho's Inner Christma s guide and website.  If you to have been longing to find balance and equilibrium seasonal needs for spiritual fulfillment and the material too muchness of this time of year I recommend her work heartily.  She offers a free pdf on her website of her inner Christmas Guide.

"  Reflecting the natural world, the soul seasons transform at solstices and equinoxes.  The light and the dark aspect of our inner lives move from attention to ourselves as earthly beings to attention to ourselves as spirituals beings and returns.  In summertime's light and warmth, our souls embrace our intense perceptions of the world.  But in the dark cold silence of early winter, our souls turn inward seeking the Spirit."

Many blessings to all... follow your instincts for goodness, let the magic happen.  Happy Solstice.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Still Working on Gratitude

The day after Thanksgiving my Women's Art Medicine Group met and we created gratitude scrolls.  This is what I created.

I added this to my gratitude blessing book which is an ongoing process for me.  I fall out of it and then life situations remind me to remember what I am grateful for and that being in a state of gratefulness is a form of prayer for me.

I have to keep reminding my self that it is my choice to choose happiness over struggle, no matter what circumstances I find myself in.  So, as usual the art making process helps me to
find balance amid lifes varying changes.

Something about this process,  engaging in my own art making and then sharing it with the world,
 is an integral part of the creative process for me.
 I am grateful as well for this venue.

May happiness 
fill in the cracks that form in your life 
as winter time reflections 
bring melancholy.