in the midst of a whirlwind of habit and busy mind, this little bear with his golden shimmer heart and starry cape
reminds me to nourish myself, others, and the world with awe. with reverence. with lightness. with spaciousness.
it is all just awesome.
the universe calls our attention in the simplest of ways
a kitchen tile
I just moved to a new town and it is magical – infused with art and nature. I came with a strong intention of healing. I am more and more curious about the importance of interdependence and intentional community in this healing process. And the way that involvement in community arts can play a key role in healing for self and community.
I look forward to sharing some projects that are exploring these themes in the next couple blog posts.
thanks for reading,
another one of my student art therapist cards … reminding me in all I do to… keep it simple. what is often most important is simply seeing and being seen. i am here with open heart, soft gaze, compassion. to myself and others. ruffled feathers happen, it’s true. and shouldn’t be ignored. and sometimes storms sweep along, tossing things about. but i hold this close: i can come back to just keeping it simple – seeing and being seen.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open”
― Martha Graham