THIS WEEK I'M LOVING the insights I'm discovering in writing my Studio Love Story + hot tea + the sun + meeting the faces in the sketchbook + clearing and forgiving old money stories + lovely people coming over to buy and commission paintings + finding new Facebook groups that feel like a good fit for me + wintery lights.
If you're looking for a meaningful and personal gift that does not require you to go to the mall, why not commission a Prayer Painting?
THIS WEEK I'M LOVING golden leaves + little girls wearing the silver pipe cleaner halos they made in children's chapel, bringing the elements forward on All Saints Sunday + the two babies who screamed through their baptism + Danica Roem + learning more about Edgar Cayce and daydreaming about a trip to Hopkinsville to see where it all happened.
Surrender, in the spiritual sense, can be a difficult concept.
In my experience, whenever I've heard someone say they're surrendered to God what follows is something horrible.
The god they're surrendering to doesn't resemble the God I know. The god speaking to them is a god of the ego or psychosis.
Perhaps it is because the word surrender is so often associated with the language of battle, it carries with it an energy something like defeat.
If I surrender, then have I given up?
If I surrender, do I lose myself?
THIS WEEK I'M LOVING listening to every Tom Petty song (Oh, I'm so sorry to see you go, Tom) + opening up and actively listening at Wellness Circle + painting coffee cups (paintings of coffee cups, not painted cups) + fresh smashed guacamole+ deep study of Genesis and having some of my understandings of what scripture actually is confirmed + the rust and golden mums on everybody's front porch
We've entered a season of change and transition.
Things are heavy. Unimaginable.
Yet here we are and it's the most natural thing in the world, this cycle.
We find ourselves in a space that is feminine and receptive, a time of inward gaze, of drawing in.
It's time to address our self-care, and that means our creativity.
Creative expression is the Holy Spirit moving through you. You have a right to it and what's more, there's a reason for it.
Neurophysiologists know that art, prayer, and healing all come from the same source in the body.
They are all associated with similar brain wave patterns and affect every human cell.