As I adhered the prayers to the page for this painting,
waves of emotion, vulnerability and connection
rolled through me
and came to being
as soft-song tears in my eyes,
released into rivers of color
in awe-drenching gratitude
on my cheeks.
Laid together, side by side,
the prayers were like a radiant quilt
of passion and desire,
aching and yearning,
appreciation and love
and the truths of human experience & resiliency
found in the depths
of every woman’s heart and essence.
The content is sacred and private,
between pray-er and creator,
but it is Universal, too.
And that is what overcame me so strongly
as I listened, and painted
and held your prayers
in heart to hand to art.
We are all more alike than we are different.
With the same basic desires and intentions,
fears and uncertainties…
with the same potential and power to heal,
nestled in the light of our heartminds and bellysouls,
weaving us together, one spirit to another.
Knowing this helps strengthen
compassion and understanding,
patience and non-attachment.
From there, we can resolve
to pray, together,
from right where we are,
however we choose to pray,
expecting no more, no less
than to play our own special part in this energetic journey
of Life witnessing Life in dynamic, creative transformation.
I thank each of you for allowing me the honor to witness You,
and for witnessing me in return.
May you see your deepest visions & desires manifest into living reality.
In prayer, from 40 women around the world, we pray for:
All of HUMANITY MOTHER EARTH & her creatures
STRENGTH & Courage to follow dreams & INTUITION
To LET GO for CONNECTION to LEAD with grace
to know the NEXT STEP for HEALING
for MORE TIME for OTHERS for JUSTICE
for FORGIVENESS for RELATIONSHIPS
for GUIDANCE for LOVE & TRUST
for Family of blood & heart
for greater COMPASSION
for POSITIVITY in the face of challenge
for RELIEF from pain for FREEDOM for CLARITY
to recognize ABUNDANCE & BLESSINGS
for CHILDREN & Parents for PLANTS
for MAGIC for UNDERSTANDING
for SELF-CONFIDENCE for GRACE
for EACH OTHER
that we may always remember
to PRAY, to LISTEN, to Trust, and to participate ….
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts about this process, as it was deeply moving for me, so please be sure to comment below or send me a note with any thoughts or questions at all. Thanks!
If you would like to see the original invitation for this prayer painting, click HERE.
If you would like to read an update from during the process of its creation, click HERE.
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