"Transformation literally means going beyond your form." - Wayne Dyer
Transformation is a process. Sometimes it is a slow and all consuming process. Other times it can be quick and relatively painless. We are all under a state of transformation in one form or another. Most times we are not consciously aware of the process. However if one is in a personal spiritual practice, our attention can be gently guided to experience our trans formative process. It is this later state that I have been in for quite a few years. I have noted the spiral like cycles that my life and spirit evolves and changes. This is many times reflected in my art.
I have found myself at an interesting fork in the road. I am making big changes to how I create art and what is important to me. My spiritual practice or process has been a silent partner for most of the time. Not always evident in my work. But, I have decided to make a more concerted effort to change that. I would like to choose projects that will help me evolve as a spiritual, creator and human being. Maybe as an added bonus, inspire others to seek their own truth. Hey, that's what a spiritual journey and practice is designed to do. Help us seek our own truth. That which is self evident to ourselves. My truth is not your truth. How I travel in my spiritual journey may not work for you. That is the cool part about this whole thing.
After long and careful consideration, I have decided to dedicate this blog platform to expressing my journey a bit more fully. To share my insights, observations and the occasional poetic license in addition to my images. To those coming here expecting dolls, sorry. That is in the past for me now. I am moving forward with different interests. You are welcome to continue to follow along. I would love that more than anything. But, if not that's OK too. I have lost a few followers along the way. That is what happens.
The above image is my first idea. I am in the process of creating a series of images based on the Runes. Runes are an ancient Celtic alphabet used for divination. Many use them to aid in spiritual journeys as well. I first discovered and fell in love with Runes back in the 1980's. I find their energies very comforting and usually right on as to what sorts of energies are surrounding me at any given time. So, this first image is of the Rune IS or translated into ice. It represents a few different ideas. One of my favorites is of preservation. Preserving something for the future. In a more negative context it can mean stuck or frozen.
IS has also been paired with the idea of waiting out or the time that the earth remains fallow between harvest and spring regrowth. It is the symbol of winter. So the three long shadows across my path are a triple IS. I am acutely aware of three things. I can often times be frozen by fear to move forward. I can feel stuck where I am and not motivated to move. But, the best one is preserving all that is good. Taking with me only that which will serve me in the future. Stashing the good stuff and using it as needed.
There you have it. My first offering. I may see this symbol more frequently. It is usually represented as a vertical line I but many shamans allowed a variety of positions for all the symbols and it was a matter of diving the meaning.
My wish for you is a great year ahead of spiritual discovery whatever your truth may be. Feel free to share your experiences. I love hearing about other peoples journeys. Thank you for being a part of my life and for your friendships. I truly treasure them all. Until next time. Peace.