As always, time has been having its way with me. Stretching out into forever, collapsing into the present moment, speeding up, slowing down. I've been slow dancing with it and having moments of delightful frenzied giggly giddiness as well. As always living the paradoxes of being human in its almost infinite variety and wave of experiences and emotions.
We stand at the cusp of the summer solstice. A time of sunshine and an invitation to celebrate life in its sweet summer glory. Honestly, I'm not quite there yet in its entirety. There is a grand (and that does feel like the right word: grand) re-birthing occurring in my life, in my world. Parts of me have arrived into the 'new and next' but I can sense spaces within me that are still deeply submerged in winter, some in spring. Parts that need more time to be in the starkness of the dark, other parts that feel like they are tiny buds after a hard winter, emerging but not blossoming yet.
And so I am gentle with all of me. I know that it has been more than a year and a half and I catch this voice in my head at times that says 'still, you're still here?!' but I know it for what it is. Human time. Human perception. What does it know of the magic and mysteries of the soul? What does it know of the grandness of what is occurring? The majestic mystery of what is needed to birth something exquisite into the world. Every piece of art that has moved people and touched the very essence of truth took time to create. A journey of being and becoming before something came into form that was a transparent reflection of an internal experience and language honed in the fires of unknowing. I know that is how deeply I desire to live. That close to the essence of truth. That place where the expression of soul is tempered into something utterly indescribable in its raw beauty and humanity and humbleness and divinity and majesty and all knowingness.
So wherever you are in your own being and becoming, know that your seasons are unique to you. You follow your own timelines, your own evolutionary spiral with its unique signature. Give yourself the gift of curiosity, of willingness to inquire deeply, to allow truth to emerge, to know yourself as something utterly grand.
My group work Reinventing Self is a large part of birthing spaces and places, energies and consciousnesses within myself that were still dancing the dark. I'm going deeper than ever before. (which if you know me at all sounds a tad bit ludicrous, smiles)
I am opening up the group container for this second month - starting THIS THURSDAY- so if you feel the call, NOW is the time. It is the most potent container of transformation that I've ever offered, on every level.
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My art is, as all expressions of my Being seem to be, a catalyst for transformation. My beautiful friend Britt Nielsen saw this painting and wrote:
Sweating profusely as what was drips away as the fire burns... her skin glistens at the possibilities and dreams to come.
“Don’t be afraid to see. Peer deeply into my soul. See your darkest secrets reflected back. They are not to be feared for they have been transmuted to the very light of who you are at your truest. Now as you gaze into my eyes allow yourself to open to the cosmos. Experience what is beyond. All in a breath...”
Aaahhhh.... I invite you to look deeply into her eyes and allow the invitation to dance with you.