It's been quiet. I've been. This week that is somehow 'between years' - has been one for turning inwards..for cleansing and clearing and making space for what will be. It's been a week of looking back..and looking forwards. It's been a week of finding my own personal ground from which to expand and grow.
At the beginning of every practice - I set my intention. Upon closing - I reflect upon where that intention has taken me..and where it might go.
As one year closes..and another is beginning - I find myself reflecting upon last year's intention. 'To grow'. To expand. To change. To evolve. To become.
Well - I've certainly done that. The girl who sat here one year ago was too shy..too afraid...too worried about what others might think and say to put herself and her voice out there...to write a single word. The girl today - is writing...is adding words that tell stories and accompany her images.
On the cusp of a new year and a chance to begin once again - I've chosen a new intention. 'Be brave'. Be authentic. Be true. Be honest. Dare to be the me I'm meant to be. I want to commit to finding my voice..to creating...to writing...to putting together a book - perhaps - of meditative words and images.
I want to inspire and be inspired. I want to bravely share beauty and peace and joy and love.
Tomorrow - I diverge from my usual Saturday Salon photographer/artist presentations to share with you an artist whose creative mission is to spread the love. Her colorful paintings were the inspiration for this image...because - after all..and in the end - us girls do want to have fun!
I'm hoping to do more of these Saturday Salon interviews in this up and coming year. Please - feel free to contact me if you're interested in being interviewed and a part.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *'I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.'