Round about December 2012 it happened to me. Suddenly I was dropped from the jet steam of creative muse.
Left with just my ordinary dull mind the world seemed to have lost its luster. Things I never had time nor interest in filled the gap. I started listening to NPR, main stream media and TV. Shrill, shocking news and events since I last surfed the main stream wave. Yet somehow nothing had really changed. A whirlwind of smoke and mirrors revealing nothing of importance to me but it filled in time.
I blame it on hormones, stars, sun and moon. Lack of vitamin D, E and C.
I remembered a bit of wisdom I picked up from somewhere. Show gratitude and or wonder in the most ordinary of things. It started to work. I looked at the world with fresh eyes. Even cityscapes of concrete, metal and decay held some treasure.
Glistening rain drops sparkling on a car hood.
The soft fur on my cats ears.
Pink buds emerging on bushes and trees.
Cracks and crevices of broken concrete creating patterns like beautiful mandala’s.
City parks showing their wonder.
Ever so slowly sparks and wisps of smoke from the eternal creative consciousness started to enter my awareness.
I don’t feel entirely back but enough energy came thru to inspire a video I call “New City”.
Colors are all around us yet do we ever stop and think about how they make us feel?
Driving to work this week I noticed trees that were changing to the fall colors of red, orange and yellow mixed with fading shades of green. They stood out like huge sentries ushering in the new season.
The colors were a smorgasboard of delight and wonder on an ordinary day. They dramatically lifted my spirits. I wonder who else was inspired by this sight?
How did it make them feel?
Colors and Chakras go together each representing a color and feeling and state of being. Get to know the main Chakras and their Colors. How do they make you feel?
As an artist trusting my intuition is paramount. Allowing ideas, pictures, words and impressions to freely come into my consciousness is what I strive for.
This is not always easy. When you are under stress or have many things on your mind it is impossible. For me it is important to set aside time to allow this process to come to fruition.
About 5 months ago I visited a Tibetan Buddhist Temple and took some pictures and video with a friend. I knew at some point I was going to make a video featuring the beautiful copper prayer wheels. I just didn’t think it would take this long.
Last weekend the ideas for this video started to flow. Dreamy, fluid and mysterious was the theme that came to me. I was able to create this video in about 2 days.
I have been skipping around on topics on this blog. I sit at my computer and let what comes… be my topic.
This blog is back to Animal Communication. Recently on one of my Animal Communication calls a most profound experience in many ways happened.
On that call our class got the sacred opportunity of talking to a large white dog with a different sort of message.
As I tuned into this majestic animal I’ll call Henry I got a sense of light and expansion. It was as if he was larger than life. If you met him in real life you would think he was bigger than he was. I was feeling this expansion when all of a sudden it started to shrink and shrink and turned into the most profound, vast, aching sadness.
My heart chakra was deeply affected and tears came to my eyes. Since the change was so sudden and unexpected I wasn’t sure what to do. I just took it in.
I asked Henry what was wrong. I didn’t get an answer but a burst of deeper sorrow came through. It didn’t feel right to ask him anything more. I just stayed with him.
The other students picked up on this sadness too. It was the theme of the call. Henry was a rescue dog and the owner didn’t know what his history was that could have caused such sadness.
I have felt similar sadness with clients when I have done energy work but I have to say this was different. Also to know that an animal, a beloved pet can hold such sorrow is truly heart breaking.
Animals do and feel so much more than we may ever know. I’m in awe of these majestic beings living with us.
A special thanks to Henry’s owner for knowing and appreciating what a special dog she has but most of all a very special thanks to Henry for his willingness and trust to share his feelings with us. I feel that I can say he touched all of us and took us all to a new level of understanding and insight.