Venus was rising in the south sky with the crescent moon nearby. The desert was cool with flickers from the fire being lit for our circle. It was a cool March night in Joshua Tree. One year of initiations, one year of sacred fires, one year of ceremonies that allowed us to soar with the star nations and the winged ones.
I am in a pool of water. It’s gray and clouds are on the horizon. People are there, standing or sitting by the edge of the pool.All of a sudden an enormous wind picks up, strong enough to cause waves in the pool.I am helpless to move against it. The wind is so terrific it blows through my body rendering me utterly without control.
A year ago I made a commitment to just show up each morning and paint before anything else. Why did I do that? It was an act of surrender. Surrender to the realization that painting, more than anything else I did, moved my energy and gave me a sense of freedom and joy.
Painting teaches me that everything in the painting experience is a metaphor for life.
13 years ago today I moved to the United States and began a new life. I feel an inner awareness now of a new cycle opening, another turn taking place and co-creating this new website has required a journey of reflection. What have I done since I left my career in the financial sector in Canada 13 years ago? What am I now offering, and to whom?