This is a painting I'm working on today.
I got my work done fairly early. Patrick was out and Mike was sleeping (he works the graveyard shift) and I was just really in the mood to create something today.
When I first started, I almost let myself go back to the internet to be inspired. Often this leads to me being overwhelmed and doing nothing.
I finally realized that though I have stopped running to others for advice concerning my life, instead choosing to meditate and listen to my own inner wisdom, I have been looking all over for inspiration for art!
Today I stopped myself.
I don't need to ask anyone else. I don't need to look at what they're doing.
I need to stop, meditate, listen and respond.
So I lit some incense and candles and played some music that I love. I started painting and when any sense of judgment came up, I dismissed it and just got lost in listening and painting. Listening and painting.
The painting shown is what I have come up with so far and the most amazing thing about it for me is that it was very emotional for me. I hadn't painted like that in a very long time and it felt like worship. I felt such joy.
Then, I shared it on facebook thinking that a couple of my friends would like the idea of it. I wasn't really showing it so much as "look what I did" as I was just so happy and sharing that happiness.
Was I ever surprised by the folks that commented and "liked" it and some picked it up on their pages.
It's very exciting and feels good but even more it speaks to that sense of Source (or whatever YOU call it) within us, connecting us.
I think the people who like the painting are sensing whatever came through me into it.
I think the thing I was somehow expressing is being appreciated by them because they recognize it.
Art, perhaps, isn't so much about making a pretty picture or being precise or shocking or whatever it is that we worry art is supposed to be. Perhaps it is more about expressing that thing that connects us so that we can look at it together and say, "Namaste." I recognize you/me.
Life is amazing.
I will be doing a lot more listening.
Much love to you all.