A Sacred Life

A Sacred Life

Friday, February 29, 2008

Where'd everyone go?

Most artists know that wonderful feeling of being oblivious to anything going on around you because you are so engrossed in the process of creating.
The other 22 children left. This child is always the last one, continuing to create. He told me yesterday that he loves art. I knew this. I can see the "acorn" in this child. Nothing distracts him from his work, except probably me. He looks up to smile every once in a while for the camera.
The Process of Creating!
This is when we are in touch with our inner self when the outside world falls away and we are in our bliss. Here is where I believe I am closest to that feeling of "enlightenment" which to me is that state of Being.
It is when the chatter has stopped. The inner critic is silenced. Time becomes nonexistent.
Creation is no longer in the mind, but rather moves lower in the body to the heart and into the soul, getting in touch with who we really are.
Good and Bad fall away.
It's only NOW and THAT is where I want to be.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

I spent a good deal of time pondering that beautiful sight last night. The lunar eclipse.

I watched it slowly disappear in the comfort of my room until it was cast in the shadow of the earth. Here is where I wish I had a better camera, a telescope even to view this beautiful orb in our sky. Here's where I really got a sense of it's roundedness and what it must have been like for ancient one's to look upon this and wonder why it doesn't come crashing down on us.

So here is this moon in opposition to the sun. Moon in Virgo, still in my 12th house. The house of the unconscious, things hidden, secrets, the inner self, the spiritual, mystical side of life. Here is where the moon is.

Interestingly enough it is opposite my 6th house, where the sun is in Pisces. Pisces is the natural sign for the 12th house, but it is here where Virgo's house is. Virgo the analytical one. If the 12th is the unconscious, then the 6th is the conscious - out there in the world. It is the house of work. The house of service - service to others, also the house of health.

Here is the pull of the two, my analytical self wanting to know and digging deep into my subconscious mind, or trying to, to find answers.

All cast in shadow.

How symbolic.

I'm wondering what I did with my ring. A mindless moment? Did I subconsciously take it off and put it somewhere?

I'm wanting to know and I realize how much wanting to know things mean to me. There is a need to know.

As I was lying in bed, I was distracted from reading, because I had this theory that maybe the ring came off as I took the glove off my hand when I was cleaning... and John threw out the garbage! I entertained the thought of going out side and getting the bag, but it's way to cold and I'd have to get dressed and maybe the garbage men don't come tomorrow...... when in walks in wonderful hubby inquiring what was on my mind and told him.

"THIS IS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU"............ and goes out and brings in the garbage.

I didn't find it. I could have sworn this was the correct senario. Nope.

It made me think how attached we are to our ideas and theories about things.

It also brought to surface, into the light, how much it means to me to know. I need to know the how and why of things.

What hidden things need to come to light in order to know ourselves, reveal what makes us who we are....... what is hidden in the shadows that needs to come into the light?
(ps note my moon and forgot where i got it from)

Monday, February 18, 2008

I choose this...


You don't have to buy from anyone.

You don't have to work at any particular job.

You don't have to participate in any given relationship.

You can choose.

You alone steer the course you choose in the direction of where you want to be today, tomorrow or in any distant time to come.

You hold the tiller.

You can decide to alter the course of your life at any time.

No one can ever take that away from you.

You can decide what you want and go after it.

It's always your next move.

This came from the http://www.thedailyguru.com/ and it's a reminder that we ALWAYS have a choice. I choose my reponses, my thoughts, my beliefs.... yes, even those deep-seated beliefs that you would never thought to go away... even those, with enough work, can be changed.

Change in consciousness. It is something we need to do to evolve here on this planet. We need to make the necessary changes about how we feel about this planet and every living thing on it. But first we start with ourself.

You can go here to learn more about achieving balance and harmony between the conscious and subconscious mind.
I've started to read Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth and finding it to be a very worthy read.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Vision Mini Quilt class

My friend Mai-Liis has been creating these wonderful art dolls. I took a class online at joggles.com and fell in love with the process. I made two dolls with the intention of making a lot more and now she has moved into healing art dolls and now this one with a background for it.
Here is some information regarding this class. Go to her website to see some amazing dolls from her previous class with healing dolls. Sorry I missed that one!

This is a sample of the Vision Mini Quilt class I will be teaching through Joggles.com, beginning March 7. The concept is a take-off from the "Vision Boards" you may have heard of....a cross between fantasy and subconscious plans for the future. The doll will be made separately, and can be added to the mini quilt (16 x 20) permanently or by the use of a few bits of Velcro. The mini quilt, serving as an extension for the doll which represents the maker of the art piece, is an easy entry into the realm of art quilts. I will assist each student in expressing a personal vision. My own doll has feathered arms for flying, and is adorned with many power objects. She is both beautiful and "tribal", perfectly at home in an ethereal setting which contains birds and flowers.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Law Of Attraction

This is a new video from Ester Hicks on Abraham... Law of Attraction.
Some great stuff. In 5 parts, so you can taste a little, but once you watch, you'll want to watch the whole thing.
Life is Good.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Peace Frogs :-)

I found this frog at Pier 1 and being that I LOVE frogs and yoga... well, now he sits on my meditation desk. John wanted a picture of him for some school project, so I set him up on the stool we use to climb into bed for a picture. I love his peaceful face.
Our Peru Itinerary is set.
We are going for 2 weeks and it is going to be quite an adventure!
I need to get through two major exhibits before that, so I need to FOCUS... but my head is already in the clouds.............

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

In the flow of things....

I woke this morning feeling extremely blessed!

I love those kind of days... feeling grateful for my wonderful husband, grateful for my work and grateful for BLOGS! The internet, ways to connect that in the past we couldn't have imagined, (although someone did :-)

I had a wonderful class last night. I'm feeling more comfortable and confident and I love the class and the people in it. 6 students with different perspectives and it is a joy! It's stimulating my own ideas and it is exactly the forward move that I needed.

Back to Blogs.... I was thinking how important it is to share with others our excitment about the blessings in our life. When we feel good, we want to share it, and sometimes no one is around to share it with, for whatever reason. Too early in the morning to call anyone, husband is off to work, people are at a distance, maybe it's something our family just won't get... but we need to share with someone! Blogs! Here to share with anyone interested........

I thought of my artist/healer/traveling friend Mai-Liis that I have met because of the internet. She was able to share some wonderful news here in cyberspace rather than open her doors to the neighbors and release her joy (although I did recommend she do it anyway :-)

And there is dear sweet Carmen who shares this sentiment with me. It is one of my favorite blogs because she is so uplifting and strong and caring... she has become a blogger friend :-)

It has opened up a whole new exciting world, with friends around the globe that I can visit anytime.

Feeling blessed, filled with love to overflowing... this is a perfect way to wake to a new day.

Life is good.

Monday, February 04, 2008

thank you Universe :-)

Life is full of surprises.
The Universe has such a sense of humor! and at times can be very accomodating.
This morning I woke up wanting a "do-over" - yes, too many should-haves on my mind.
Mondays are busy for me... ususally, starting with bringing mom to therapy, then it continues with 2 art classes back to back and yoga to end, coming home around 7:15.
It's snowing. (could have sworn they said 40 something and sunny)... anyway, thanks Universe for providing me with a partial Sunday :-)
Now I can go PAINT!!!!!!
This came in my mailbox and will take it's advice:
AQUARIUS (04 February US/Canada/UK/Europe - 05 February NZ/Australia)
The heavens are giving you permission to follow your heart, with every ounce of your being. Whether it's a romantic love affair or a creative passion, if it's fun and it gets you excited, then it's got to be your No. 1 priority. Life is too short not to put your needs first. Make this the year when your sense of play, fun and creativity is just as important as anything else in your life. Find the right balance between work and play.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

2 paintings

This is the still life from class... (Painting 101 :-) Needs a little tweeking which I may do with the class on Tuesday. The one below is partly taken from an idea in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. I painted on a collaged background which is kind of interesting. Different.
"Preparing for Flight" is one of those ideas that starts as one thing and ends up as something else. And as it should be when painting or creating... Allowing Spirit to come in... Allowing that Creative Self to come, call her the Muse, but it is when one stops THINKING about the painting and just paints.
She is visioning her journey about transformation. I painted in the Macaw and hawk fluff feather that was given to me as a gift on my birthday. Parts of it will be "refined" as well.