One of my Illuminara Intuitive Journal cards features Planty, sweet and adorable
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Painting/Collage copyright 2-2013
Today the wind has a harrowing sound, a roar and a whirring. I find it hard to describe, but the sound of it is so momentous because it never wanes, it’s like constant back-ground sound, almost like a distant white-noice machine. Now and then this mighty wind will rush in nearby to specifically shake dried leaves and branches I can see, before vanishing or rushing off elsewhere. As a figurative artist, for me everything is a person, but even the invisible wind has some kind of personality to me. Wind has character, is an invisible push, a force, a spirit or THE spirit. I have loved the power and mystery of the wind since childhood when we lived in the Texas Panhandle, where there is nothing to stop the force of wind over dry grassy plains. Somehow out there it sang, it haunted us with the wailing of the souls of Kiowas, Comanches and lost pioneers. But it never scared me. I think I connected the spooky sound of the wind with the word “spirit” early on. Standing there, listening to it as a kid, I thought and felt that something out there knows more than we do, something is more in charge than we are, something is greater and wants our attention. The unseen calls out to us to tune in as well as to tune inward, to hear the whisper of that quiet knowing within. What is unseen is yet present. The outside roar only reminds me that there is an inside roar and it is my spirit within stirring like the wind-blown trees with every choice I make.
Detail from a recent painting/copyright 2013
Thoughts of course have more power over us than we ever guessed. I have often heard, “Thoughts are things!” and although I think thoughts have energetic momentum behind them, just because we think a thing does not make it true. In other words, being able to adjust thoughts before they become all-powerful is a good idea. Being conscious that we are not our thoughts, but that thoughts can entrap us, is also a good idea. I don’t want what is harmful looping through my mind all day. So, I’m dedicating this art today to having great angelic help in healing any thought that no longer serves us, and to support having only beneficial and loving thoughts in mind. This goes for anyone who looks at this art today!