"What moves creation? Certainly not your little person. When you paint, you discover who is really there under the polished surface of your beliefs. Your energy is connected to a greater energy. You step out of your hiding place into a larger reality, because you open yourself to the unknown experience. You connect with the background of life, and at moments your boundaries dissolve. You become one with the movement of all things." ~ Michele Cassou (from her amazing book Life, Paint & Passion)
Like every painting that I paint, she's whispered little truths along the way. She reminded me that when I get out of the way, the sweetest kind of love will be there to meet me, to greet me, to turn me toward the light. She reminded me that when things get messy and I have no idea how to fix them, to let go/surrender/turn it over. She reminded me that, rather than trying to fix, to simply be soft and open--to allow the magic to come to me & through me. To Trust the process, the "mistakes," the timing. To become absolutely present and take it one gentle step at a time. Just one. To believe in something greater than little me me.
Thank you. little birdie, for showing me what that looks like, for showing me how incredibly liberating, how bright and beautiful things can be when I actually listen, let go and TRUST. This is the way I aspire to live every breath of my life.