Day 9 of 59 Days: "The Opening""
Day 9: “The Opening”
April 28, 2019
Original Painting: “The Opening”, 12/22/2015 Acrylic on Paper 18×24
“In the spiral of life, all endings are beginnings,” or so the sages advise. Openings, thresholds, awakenings, and beginnings are places of excitement, apprehension and even surprise. Some are “planned” and some aren’t. Think of times in your life of change or starting something new, how did it feel? There is a rhythm to it.
This painting is from several years ago. I am not sure what I was processing when I painted it. Today as I rediscovered it in the studio, my heart lifted, and a smile came to my face. I may have even said, “Oh, I love this one.” As I look at it, there is almost a reverberation coming off it. It has movement spiraling out from the center, like a pulsing. The center for me is the golden pass, the place of discovery…the heart. The place of emotions, the command center of the body, the place of rhythm.
To me, the heart…my heart is a labyrinth. It is a place that has challenged me and forced me, at times, to grow and change. At times, I think I have used this labyrinth as a place to escape to or hide out, holding myself very close or even closed. It has been a place of hibernations and healings. Just when I think I have it figured out, the rhythm changes and a new frequency is sent out, calling in the next or new lesson. There have been times when I didn’t want a new lesson, didn’t want my rhythm to change and I resisted. The heart is a patient and loyal energy. It whispered softly, “trust me…”
I feel the rhythm changing in my life again. I am embracing a time of uncertainty. It is exciting…and challenging…and even scary…and my heart is whispering again…
What are the whispers of your heart? Blessings and peace on your journey.
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