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Thursday, September 13, 2012
For some reason I’ve “gone
dark” as they say – meaning – the words are just not there. Perhaps I have found another means of
expression… Monday I started a 5 week intuitive painting
class on line by Bloom True with artist Flora Bowley that has daily lessons 6
days a week, and two “painting days” a week.
In the first day’s opening introduction I knew I was on a journey of
Emergence *through* painting. She talked
of embracing the Heart’s Wisdom, and opening to the Heart and painting
intuitively, listening to what wants to emerge.
I knew right away that it was going to be much more than just an “art
class.” It is about really listening
deeply to the Inner Voice *through* painting.
And – for me - so far - it’s been about uncovering deeper and deeper
layers within that I hadn’t realized were there. It’s been a very emotional process, and I’ve
only just begun!
Her process is about building
layer upon layer of paint, one on top of the other – allowing it all to intuitively emerge with each layer.
It also includes meditations, journaling, self-awareness, intuitive exercises
and a body-centered approach to connecting with the paint and canvas through
music and movement – a body-mind-spirit connection. Flora says, “when we disconnect from the
Heart’s Wisdom, a more ego-based intellect starts to run the show.” She also says that “what your issues are will
emerge right away.” I am experiencing
that already in my first ever attempt at painting on canvas – the mind wanting
to control what is happening, anxious of the uncertainty, wanting to get it
“right” the first time, instead of just allowing what wants to emerge to emerge. It has actually been “nerve wracking”
experience this first week as I step into this unknown territory, not knowing
what to expect, and feeling like I *should* know what to do… Ah, there it is - the emergence of a life
long pattern – fear of the unknown, of what will emerge if I open up and just
let go of control… I can see there will
be many opportunities for opening and letting go through the creative process -
opening to deeply held emotions, opening to intuition, opening to the Heart,
opening to the depths of Being - *trusting* the process. As I’m discovering art, like life, is about
getting in touch with different layers of experience…
I call this first one
“Emergence” – for obvious reasons I think. J As I experimented with paints what emerged were
long stems with what appears like fingers reaching upward… The photo above is
only a partial picture. Unfortunately the photos of the whole painting didn’t
come out well enough to post, but this gives you an idea of the colors and
image. It has a very metaphorical feeling
for me, as once again I find myself in transition from one form to another – emerging
from the depths, reaching into the unknown...
I am simply following the pathless path of the Heart in the every-day-ness of life, exploring "The Ineffable Mystery" of Life.
I do not define myself by any particular path or religion - as Life ItSelf is the ever unfolding Mystery, and an ever deepening discovery of the many expressions of The Infinite, expressing ItSelf as all Life.
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Return To Stillness
Return to the consciousness of Stillness that speaks through the Heart from the in-between spaces in the Celestial Ocean of Creation...
Stillness expresses through vibration, through resonance, in and through the inner Heart ~ the Inner Being...
Quiet the mind and the heart of thoughts, of emotions, of pain, of struggle, and just listen...
Reach deeply into the Stillness of pre-creation ~ the Primordial Space ~ and allow it to permeate you, to thrive in you...
Be at one with Stillness, with Sacred Silence, where the seeds of luminescent Love form and expand, through ripples of pure Innocence, reverberating in a pool of Stillness...
Allow Stillness to emerge from Its place of solitude in the womb of the Heart; from Its sanctuary of wholeness, and give it voice...
Allow Stillness to be your Truth, and Truth your Stillness...
The Rhythm of the Silence calls me back to ItSelf again and again... It waits patiently while I move through my stories ~ through my illusions...
The Rhythm invites me to dance, to sway to Its movement, to hear Its pulse, like a whisper in the background of noise, trying to get my attention.
I have to be still to hear the whisper of The Rhythm speaking softly: come, be with me come and be still come, listen, hear me come, dance with me come, be with me come and be still...
I turn my attention to listen curiously, as if someone has spoken behind me. I wait and listen - aware. The Rhythm rises - palpable. It draws me to it...
I bow to the whisper of The Rhythm. We embrace and dance the dance of Stillness. Partners in Silence...
Just rest in the gaze of the Infinite ~ in the Infinite Light that infuses and embraces all...
Just turn your gaze inward to the Infinite Heart Presence that lights you ~ that *is* you...
Feel this Presence of Love gazing from within ~ Seeing what you see, Hearing what you hear, Feeling what you feel, Experiencing what you experience...
Feel its fluid vibrating pulse running through your body...
Let this Light, this Love, within you live you...
It is anyway...
I float on the swells of the great Sea, the vast, open Spaciousness; out beyond the thought stream of duality. Just the deep calm of Isness rising and falling in and endless subtle rhythmic movement; a stillness that ebbs and flows fluidly.
Here there is a gateway into Rest, the Quietude, where everything falls into "The Rhythm," into the deep calm of the One.
I allow myself to be taken by "The Rhythm," the rising and falling of Stillness. It's "The Rhythm" of the Formless that holds me, that sustains and supports me ~ that is me...
There is only "The Rhythm" in everything, as everything ~ the expressions and experiences of Life.
We breathe, and are breathed by "The Rhythm."
Let Go and LIVE
Let it all go: Hopes for the future. Regret for the past. Expectations for the present.
Embraced in the space of
Divine Emptiness, resting at the still-point...
with no conceptual framework
for your life. No scaffolding of thought or plan
to hold "you" together...
Dissolve in the great Ocean
of your Infinite Beingness...
without requiring life to be
without wanting to change what is to suit you...
Surrendered and emptied out of the way your conditioned mind tells you that life must be...
Let go of your attachment to your inexhaustible patterns of fear that keep you safe, but confined...
Let go into the Living Stream that already carries you
The Eternal Embrace is a dynamic Stillness of Being that holds everything as it is, with no need to change anything.
We are held in this space of Presence, the space of Divine Embrace ~ a Vastness that just is...
There is only ever Embrace ~ a deep compassionate Embrace for all life ~ for all that is ~ as it is...
The Divine embracing Itself in *every* expression...
We ARE the Embrace ~ embracing Itself
We are fluidly and interchangeably the Embrace.
Prose Poetry is a mystic's music -
Celestial Songs - if you will - singing the cosmos; poetic
perceptions of Life; the expression of Conscious Awareness.
The Poems below were written over many years. Many have arisen from the Silence within,
and often speak of the Sacred Silence, "The Beloved", and the Mystery of Being that we all are...