Friday, May 31, 2013

The Art of Grace

Writing this morning and doing the Brain drain...which I end up doing all over the place lately. Got to watch that in some places it doesn't work as a well or appropriate.

So the words just rolled out from the pen...The Art of Grace...it feels so natural to be working towards that. As I trust the gut and what intuition is hinting at I find myself wanting to be more in a state of Grace...Gratitude Peace and Serenity.  Be it the summer months ready to pop or just something I'm to be looking at.

So should one trust this nudges? good question, I feel and sometimes I don't listen but my stone this morning sends the message to "Listen Closely" So I'm going for it..

In one of meditation books I read this,

We are guided on this journey by a power greater then ourselves, but the steps we take must be our own. Only by facing the darkness can we receive the treasure-the light and joy of emerging released from all that has held us back.

The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles...only by a spiritual journey... by which we arrived at the ground at our feet and learn to be at home.

So what does that have to do with the Art of Grace....

1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action: 

Well after reading what grace represents I know that I'm not of that when I move...most of the time I stumble and bumble along.  But to have this just roll off the pen onto the paper I was in awe by it.  Sometimes in a Quick second I wonder where this comes from, then I stop and know...from a great spirit. 
So what am I going to do about it...not sure, but I do know there's a plan  or situation, possibily an illusion.  I don't see it or know of it but more get revealed every day in hints, nudges and segments of thought and sight...Lets say for the rest of my life on this planet I see a path at working toward "The Art of Grace"

Now totally off topic but maybe not..


Spirals as Ancient Symbols of The Goddess

The spiral phenomenon within natural forms can be explained through mathematics. But mathematics alone can't justify the lure of the spiral to the human mind.

The Spiral, linked to the "Circle", is an ancient symbol of the goddess, the womb, fertility, feminine serpent forces, continual change, and the evolution of the universe. The spiral is probably the oldest symbol of the human spirituality; found at pre-historic sites across Europe.

Some Celtic art scholars, believe the direction of the spiral may be significant. Some say clockwise spirals, are associated with the sun and harmony with the Earth, while counter-clockwise spirals are associated with manipulation of nature in the form of Pagan spells.

Celtic spirals, are the symbols most often seen in ancient burial mounds and sacred places. Many believe spirals have mystical powers to prevent evil from entering into the sacred tomb of one who has passed onto the Otherworld.

In Ireland, there are double spirals, which are sometimes seen as representing the breasts of the Mother Goddess.

In other places, there are often found, a triad of spirals; known as the "triskele". Closely related to the triquetra, this Celtic symbol is composed of three interlocked spirals, that correspond to the three phases of womanhood. Known as the Triple Goddess to the Celts, it symbolizes maidenhood, motherhood, and the crone; it also represents the waxing, full and waning moons.

The Spiral, later came to represent the Holy Trinity in Christianity - God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Whatever its meaning, it is interesting that it is based around the number 3 - which is regarded as a sacred number in many ancient cultures.

 
 
I purchased a rubber stamp a while ago and I was just attracted to it and not sure why...but going on a hunch again I pulled out the linoleum and the tools started carving, created a huge one and then with the computer I shrunk it down a few notches and created a different size.  I finally was able to get back into what I started a few many moons ago.  Which all ties together with my last piece in the Series nature and woman.   Oh I'm a wordy one today aren't I....connections weird ones or ones that I should accept and go with.
 
So heading this morning up to the studio to get working on that piece.  I pick up the commission Violin piece today and will make a local road trip out of it with a stop at Dick Blick's in Wheaton, Achievers, Osio-Browns to pick up prints and then to Home Depot to pick up bird seeds...the Husband said this morning "the Birds are looking for something"...so best get going on that all.
 
And might do some more research on the spiral and goddess's...a friend of mine gave me a book to read..that I'm sure will fall right into what I looking for..."The Spider Women's Web- Traditional Native American Tales about Women's Power" me with my fascination of Native American tales and culture...Oh I do believe...but will I retain this information is a whole different story.  Off to Live the Dream one step at a time.
 

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