Category Archives: The Unknown

Reflections on the Inner Journey

Reflections on the Inner Journey

 

Full Moon of the Long Nights, December Moon, Orion, Ravens, Solstice, Video https://youtu.be/-NTidmhBiMM           Digital Download print at https://tinyurl.com/y7z4vlyl 

December’s Full Cold Moon of the Long Nights, a Supermoon

December has always been the dark mysterious month full of magic, celebrations, and power. The Moon is so bright in the darkest of skies, followed by the huge warrior Orion, moving through the star studded night sky. Magic was everywhere. Parties to plan, presents to wrap, Advent candles to light and chocolate calendars to open, heightened the anticipation of great things to come. Winter Solstice held the Magic. The Pause in the Earth is felt as we all regroup ourselves for the winter hibernation leading to a New Life, a New Year.

The Inner Journey helps bring balance away from all the activity. I seek a reflective time to walk in the woods, find my voice in writing, and create paintings of my feelings. I evaluate where I’m going, and what I’m doing. As thoughts flow through my mind, I reflect on them instead of just acting on them. Is this something I can Use, or is it just yet another busyness distraction? Will this improve my life, my health, my well-being, my body, or enrich me an any way? Does it motivate me to be a better person, or trigger my inspiration, and creativity? If not, I step back. I become like an actor watching myself in a play. It distances me and allows me to see a bigger picture of what’s happening. If something doesn’t serve me, I see it in a cloud, dissipating in a blue sky. Getting a different perspective on anything helps to let it go, and move on. Knowing the thought isn’t me, it’s just a thought floating through, helps me a lot. Then the pieces can come together in an entirely new way. This is a time to explore the New. Whatever doesn’t work has no place in my life. This can be brutal, but true. A New Beginning can be risky, but often opens doors to new possibilities, exciting unknowns, and shifts the energy.

So this Winter Solstice try a deep dive into the cave of the Unknown. See what you find there when you ask the hard question, ‘Will this improve my Life?’. Instead of Doing, try Listening to what your body/feelings/senses are telling you all the time. And hear this, there are entire cultures that don’t have a word for Anger….or Sadness…but do have concepts & words for ‘the urge to hug’, or being ‘grateful when someone does you a favor’. Then there are New Ways to Understand Emotions. Open yourself up to view this sacred holiday time with anticipation, like a butterfly coming out of the cocoon.

2 Ravens
Our new Horse Beauty, & our wintry deck

 

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

If You Can’t Dream it, You Can’t Live It Somewhere along the way, probably at the impressionable teen years, the goal to work hard, study, and accomplish something successful was implanted deep in my psyche. That hypnotic thought still lurks deep in the depths, keeping my life filled with busy-ness, without considering what it is…Continue Reading

Cosmic Events Move the Soul

Cosmic Events Move the Soul

A Milky Way Meditation I lost myself in awe of The Solar Eclipse this week. As the Sun disappears, and shimmering crescents appear on the ground from rogue sunbeams filtering through the trees, I can’t look away. Eclipses have always been an event of huge magnitude for me. They keep everything in perspective. I remember…Continue Reading

New Moon Mysteries

New Moon Mysteries

Gifts from the New Moon As I’m creating my new classes for The Sensual Artist, I find I’m becoming more aware of life in all my senses. It’s choosing Consciousness over Mental, awareness over mundane. Another layer lies beneath all that is obvious, and it’s full of meaning, depth, and connections to the True Self.…Continue Reading

Our Time to Bloom

Our Time to Bloom

          Super Bloom is Happening Now, when stark deserts turn into Seas of Luscious Rich Colored Flowers Seeds, buried deep for decades, are waking up due to the perfect combination of long steady rains and milder temperatures. These are tough survivors returning to life, looking delicate but prolific, blooming where flowers…Continue Reading

Time for New Life, New Beginnings

Time for New Life, New Beginnings

Happy Imbolc! An Ancient Holiday of Destiny and Fertility As the days start to get a little longer, and winter loosens its tight hold on the land, the Celts honored the natural order with major celebrations to move the energy of the Seasons forward. The Great Festival of Imbolc, beginning at sundown of Jan. 31,…Continue Reading

Spirit Of Place

Spirit Of Place

The Land Holds a Memory of All the Energies that have Come Before. Emotionally charged gatherings, whenever people have come together to remember, chant, light fires, dance, sing, and tell their stories of life, love, and death, leave their mark on the Earth Mother. The Earth remembers and these sites become Sacred Ground. Our histories,…Continue Reading

The Fascinating Creative Process

The Fascinating Creative Process

How do You Find Your Inspiration? The Turquoise Cliffs above have been in my mind’s eye for a few days. They were so vivid, I thought I had painted them before. Searching through my ‘archives’ produced nothing. So I made some samples and then a video demo of the making of this painting for YouTube.…Continue Reading

The Sacred Dark to Birth New Light

The Sacred Dark to Birth New Light

Winter Solstice Longest Night of the Year “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul” Oscar Wilde Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, is a time of Dreaming. There’s a place I go, a cave within the heart. Fox leaps & dances in…Continue Reading