Monday, January 26, 2009

roads to recovery

I did this mandala while my husband and SIL went to see their sister. I stayed with my MIL. Taking this time to do some healing mandalas... artful prayers.. the best kind of prayers I know.
It was for my Sister in Law, My mother in law and a friend's grandson.. and heck. for all of us. we all need some healing in some way ....
We take various paths to heal, but surely we heal most quickly when we are surrounded, engulfed with love. Held. comforted. embraced. Just knowing someone is there for us.. even if we have never met or distanced by space.. our souls know.
Our souls know we are loved, held in prayer by someone. I pray for my sister-in-laws speedy recovery and my prayers go out to you too ~ for health, for making wise decisions, for balance and harmony in your life.
May all our roads be paved with Grace, comfort and LOVE.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Shed the skin and shine!

Back to mandalas... I took out my watercolor book New Year's eve and worked for awhile, just seeing what would come up. The snake materialized as I took my pen around the outside of the circle, the line becoming thinner as I went around. aha. Snake. Ouroboros - the snake that eats it's own tail. The cycle begins again.. eternal return.. spiraling inward and outward, enclosing the elements of air, water, fire, earth... separate and yet whole, entering within to become one.
We appear separate and yet we are not. We are all part of the whole - together- journeying this life on this planet... sometimes feeling apart or a part.
Cycles of life. days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries... eras. Cycles of the moon, the sun, the planets, the galaxies... Jupiter enters Aquarius today and will be in my sign for about a year.
I like this.. Jupiter is about expansion.. to me it's a planet of luck. It's in my 5th house - house of creativity. This is where my Sun calls home in my chart. Jupiter will come kiss my sun in mid Feb.
It's my intention this year to embrace my how my soul wants to express itSelf. .. Follow those passions, without doubting or second-guessing the audacity of coming out to Shine.
Who am I to be brilliant? Who am I not to be brilliant?? The words of Marianne Williamson's has touched a generation of women, to come out and shine....
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A New Year :-)

One of my projects in the new year will be making a Prosperity Doll taught by Chaska. The Angels we made were really cool and I plan on making more of them. This new class is a no-sew doll for anyone without a machine or just hates sewing.
I'm still creating mandalas at one of my favorite yahoo groups Mandala Oasis.
Just finished one today.
And anyone interested in a group of supportive creative souls may want to check out this social network CoachCreativeSpace created by Dan Goodwin. A wonderful community of creative souls with many different discussions and groups. The Ultimate support group for anyone who is creating something... and aren't we all??? I started oil painting with one group and Barbara started a group reading Julia Cameron's books. I'm reading Vein of Gold. The Artist's Way helped me get through a major turning point in my life and having support makes it all so much easier.. don't you think? Yes, it will be another creative year for me.. Welcome 2009!