"No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door : the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people's eyes, to reveal the marvels around."
Last weekend I ventured out to the Night Swan for another weekend of Yoga training. I left completely exhausted and completely renewed. On the way home this idea, this thought, this voice wouldn't escape me. It said: "Listen to the divine wisdom embedded deep within, see yourself w/ truth and love and act out of that place as often as possible." That place huh? Sounds simple enough right? Oh but wait. What I've failed to mention is, this idea has come up a few times in class (I forget who to quote on it, but here it goes) : "Meditation is also taking out the garbage." Well friends, I ran out of trash bags and had to run up to the store. And then had trouble deciding if I should get the special "scented" trash bags, or pay the same price and get more bang-for-my-buck non-scented. One lasts longer, but one smells so pretty! These are the kinds of things I've been waddling around in over the past couple of weeks. Scented or unscented? Stretchy or regular? Drawstring or twisty-tie?
Aww-hell it doesn't matter, just pick a damn bag!
Alright, I picked a bag, a whole bunch of bags in fact and I've just been filling them. Nice image isn't it? I'm taking out the trash w/ this incredible amount of "honesty." This time around the honesty came as a good look at some of my stumbling blocks, or what I perceive as stopping me from embracing my l i g h t, going full steam ahead. So, the past couple of weeks I've been asking myself questions and trying to quell those inner critic bastards.
Between all these runs to the landfill, I did get a little painting done. My studio mate Koko Kitty, totally unplanned appeared:
In non-garbage related news I wanted to share I listed a print of Nora in my little shop! <--- here. She really is lovely, in this pic above and below you can see her gracing my window seat:
Thank you for all those who are so kind to me in words / spirit / love / etc. I just saw I have 55 followers and nearly pee'd!
I promise to continue bringing out the trash and bringing in the light.
One last thing, and speaking of light (!) I have to capture pictures of the most thoughtful gift I've ever received at the most perfect time ever possible, from someone who means the world to me. I am blown away by Sacred Cake. She is a talented, treasured, thoughtful and dear S a c r e d friend. If you have a moment please pay her a visit not only to drool over her creations, but to also spread some love - she hasn't been feeling well and might could use some extra lovins!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend (and holiday in the states.)
All my (trashy) love,