Here we are... 21 days later... I leave in a couple of days for a retreat in Bali... packing is.. not done.. but the beginnings of it are... I have designed a commission to be painted upon my return... and I really haven't gotten much painting done in the last couple of weeks. Oh... I did finish/repaint a couple that were included in the Immanual Art Show... so that's a 'tick off the list' of to do's.
This has seemed like a fairly uneventful 21 days if I look on it now... and that's ok. It may sometimes seem like that on the surface.. but let me tell you.. there is LOADS going on that's not seen... and I don't even have language for yet!
I listened in to one of the Meditation Oasis podcasts today, as I allowed the last remnants of headacheness to seep out of my body ... and these words really struck me.. and make for a great theme for a workshop sometime...Let everthing arise in compassion. To be fully present to another or fully present to yourself is the essence of compassion, and compassion heals. Within the intentional creativity lessons we are learning from Shiloh this is what has been happening.. we are learning to be compassionate with ourselves, and listening to the Voice of our Muse... (she's the voice inside that champions us... the opposite of the critic).
Relaxing Into Healing
"Listening for the Divine Instruction"
painting by Shiloh Sophia McLeod
Let everthing arise in compassion
Tree of Life Blessing
By Shiloh Sophia McCloud
May you choose outrageous actions
that challenge who you are
and encourage who you are becoming.
May you take one step, however small,
toward that which you have always longed for.
Now is the "right time."
May you recognize the unique and powerful contribution
that you bring to the people whose lives you touch.
May you be as wonderful as you really are,
and do things because you want to,
not just because you should.
May you celebrate your creativity
and believe that you are an
artist with a unique vision that no one else has.
May you find peace and purpose and possibility
amidst the chaos
while remaining aware of the unrest in the world.
May you reach towards the Spirit
with a longing that keeps
you awake to the miracles available all around you.
May your faith move any mountains
that stand in your way
and bring you great teachers to awaken your understanding.
May you give up shame, guilt and self-neglect
and replace them with qualities like freedom,
integrity and self-nurturing.
May you offer the gifts and blessings
of your soul work
to beings of the world
when the time is ripe for you to release them.
May you passionately and deeply love and be loved
by someone who can see who you really are.
May your body speak to you and teach you
how to care for the temple
that houses your bright spirit.
May you walk gently on the earth
and honor your hearth and family
with your action and your rest.
May you find and enjoy the fruit of abundance
so that your life path can be fortified and furthered.
May you embrace the Tree of Life
and be informed by the wisdom
she brings to those on her path.
May LOVE be at the center of all your choices
and may you, with me,
send this blessing to all beings.
Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Topic: ‘The Importance of living up to one’s teapot’ Lecturer: Mr LARS THARP (UK)
On Oscar Wilde, the Aesthetic Movement and the Chinamaniacs! In the last thirty years of the 19th century, the Aesthetic Period combined with the Arts and Crafts Movement, changed the course of British, European and American art. It led directly to Art Nouveau. Like it or loathe it, the period is full of wit, invention and travesty.
Lars Tharp is well known for his appearances as a ceramics expert on the British television programme, Antiques Roadshow.
Daisy's Place for breakfast.. hollandaise and salmon on sour dough.. was a gorgeous start.. surrounded by forest, and the topped off with the cutest tea bag I have ever layed eyes on.
Picnic lunch along the Mooloolaba River at Pt Cartwright...
the pelicans gather in several spots to be fed I found out today.
and because we're getting our daugter's driving hours up as much as we can, we went up to Montville in the afternoon, visited the Pop Up Gallery in Maleny where I know a couple of the artist showing their works (Nancy and Sonja) I loved that.. then over to Montville for a stroll... and an Italian place that makes THE BEST pizza... and the gelati!!!! It really can't get much better than that!
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