I tacked this canvas up on the wall a few weeks back.
I knew I would be moving into a different manifestation of creating –
content and files, videos and mp3s, writing, flyers, gathering and being with.
A different pace with some learning curves.
What I also know is that I don’t feel quite right without my hands in the color,
even just a little bit, on most days.
It grounds me, connects me to Source.
So I tacked this on the wall, said a little prayer of intention for the work I’m now knee-deep in,
that what needs to be received will work through me… I Trust, I Trust… and I will not hold back…
I am here, an open heart, open vessel for this work.
Now, while I’m spending most hours of my day creating, away from the easel and wall,
I know that I can get up and walk over to this canvas,
touch in with my prayer again,
and move some color around as a gesture of commitment and keeping it all light & flowing.
It helps me remember my roots, my center, my freedom.
And the other work I’m doing is flowing, too.
Just this little bit of prep work – gesso and staple to the wall –
is honoring my truth and needs
that I function best when I dip in frequently like a hummingbird –
tending my soul by turning to my art again and again,
just this little bit has relieved me of a weight I used to feel around being consumed in ‘project’ creation.
I’ve set myself free to touch in with my muse, daily
quietly, like a priestess to the temple
and there is such peace in this.
This, the Rhythm of my devotion.