I'm getting all kinds of juicy information coming through.. it's hard to know whether to share it here.. there is a chance some may think I'm a bit bonkers.. but I'm learning to care less* about that. For now I'd like to share some words by an author I highly respect.. as these words were in part a crucial inspiration behind this work.
to the point of oblivion, I value bravery and courage of ones convictions.
"Each woman has potential access to Rio Abajo Rio, this river beneath the river. She arrives there through deep meditation, dance, writing, painting, prayer making, singing, drumming, active imagination, or any activity which requires an intense altered consciousness. A woman arrives in this world-between worlds through yearning and by seeking something she can see just out of the corner of her eye. She arrives there by deeply creative acts, through intentional solitude, and by practice of any of the arts. And even with these well-crafted practices, much of what occurs in this ineffable world remains forever mysterious to us, for it breaks physical laws and rational laws as we know them." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes "Women Who Run With The Wolves".
"we are going to need a Phoenix here "
bye for now, I just wanted to pop in and put a little more context around that painting with the rather large bird on a woman's shoulder..
love Denise xo