|Fourth Lunation 2013: Purity/Clarity Moon March 11 – April 10, 2013
Welcome to the Fourth Lunation, March Equinox and the beginning of the Natural New Year!
The 2013 focus is on relationship stability. As Luna-tics we consider this within the context of relating with the inner masculine and feminine. We can look at the map above and imagine that the light side represents the masculine ‘go forth’ quality of the coming six months of spring/summer in the Northern Hemisphere. We can look at the shadowed side as the intuitive/receptive feminine of fall/winter. In following the natural cycles of the seasons we can foresee the beauty of our creativity being enhanced by relating with our personal light and shadow. Exploring the action-oriented masculine and the quiet/responsive feminine can bring an extraordinary and sustainable harmony.
During the days between now and the equinox release impurities that might hamper the birth of the Art/Life vision that you have been dreaming during the past ninety days.
With the Vernal Equinox we enter the East Gate of the natural calendar and shift away from the feminine focus of the past six months and turn toward the masculine desire to accomplishment. Herein lays a paradox: even as the masculine energy begins to move us forward into the new growth and evolution of the six months ahead the feminine energy isn’t disappearing… you can still feel the pulse. To help integrate the feminine quieting of the last six months into the masculine ability to stake claim to new territory we have the help of the ME/muse (the inner feminine intuitive urge). It’s a wobble of sorts as we adjust our relationship with these two aspects of the self… requesting that they work together as the new 90 day pathway opens creates a fertile ground for your seed vision. The feminine desire to rest and dream now relates to the masculine need to push forward and outward with the aim to achieve. This will be an exceptional natural year as we work consciously with this infinitely inexhaustible greater realm of creativity and self-expression.
The 3 Eastern/Spring ‘ME’ moons:
April look: clarity in areas where you sense confusion
May look: for wisdom and understanding
June look: for illumination and the AHA! Light bulb going on
The March 11th New Moon brings us full circle on the natural calendar. Ten days into the cycle places us on the threshold of the Spring Quadrant.
This is an exciting, enlivening, radically uplifting time for visualizing the seed idea that we intend to plant, nurture and grow during this first 90 days of the new circle walk.
Ask the Masculine/Sky Father to assist the ‘art of the start’ for you. During the last cycle you took note of your relations… now you can see your greatest opportunities for new beginning. Take time in these days prior to the March Equinox to hold an image, make some sketches, and write in your journal about the value of the situations, circumstances and relationships most in need of your investment.
How much stronger can you become this year?
During this first moon of the 90-day Spring/ME quadrant take time to visualize your direction. These 90 days are perfect for bringing out into the open the inward dreams that came to visit you since December 20.
Having gone into the depth of your Art/Life intentions over the past 8 weeks you now have a conscious relationship with the Mystery/The Divine Feminine/Inner Muse. You’ve inspired your greater dreams and renewed your creative focus… now the joy of visualizing what’s possible comes into play.
Here’s my short story:
I slowed myself down over the past six months.
I tapped into natural time and really invested in a gentle pace and a going deeper within.
I discovered a very uncomfortably edgy place. I began actively dreaming and reconsidering the next step in my Art/Life. From there I sensed a change coming and the desire to adjust my direction. Having walked around the wheel of life 64 times (23,376 days) I felt the need for a more current, truer fit.
For my birthday, I gifted myself with a re-dedication to the 60-Day Non-Human Program… I’ve invested in this experience many times and I can highly recommend it during the Purity cycle of any year. If there is ever a time when you feel the need to release a buildup of energy that feels off center this 60-day practice can purify areas that you didn’t even realize you contained, much less held fast to.
Appreciate Relationship Balance
This cycle is an excellent time for initiating your goals in any area of your Art/Life. Goals provide focus and framework. Goals allow intention to unfold. The ninety days of the spring quadrant are tailor made for your best goal setting advantage. This is the time to wake-up the impulses and passions that are in your heart. Dance with your goals. Drum out the rhythm of your goals… make them come alive. Tell your inner masculine and your inner feminine what your goals and intentions are… let these inner partners assist and represent your strengths moving forward.
This month relate to self through the eyes of the masculine. The masculine lives in the realm of ‘let’s make it happen’. At the same time practice balancing with your feminine side by recognizing her role in inspiring the masculine action that will unfold in the coming six months.
Ask yourself: What does a balanced relationship with my inner masculine and feminine feel like? What is my most balanced relationship model? Where am I out of alignment?
Equation to consider: pure intention + vision = healthy goal
Creative Exercise: see, sense and feel what you intend to grow this year
Best action for this Moon: be alert. Be awake. Pay attention
Keywords that enhance Purity/Clarity energy: action, compassion, completion, evolve, finish, forgive, humanitarian, impersonal love, mercy, service, still, visualize, volunteer
Keywords that pull Purity/Clarity energy away: aimless, debts, judgmental, narrowed interests, narrow minded, neglected friendships, self-righteous, unfulfilled
Purity/Clarity Homework: Follow Zodiac Arts Monthly Moon Phase Calendar. Visualize your goals as you distill and clarify your dreams adding color to the New Moon Mandala Design.
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Step 1: Paper mache covers guitar
I send all best to you as we wind down this mysterious time of the natural year when deep internal realignment takes place preparing us for the approaching 90 days of spring.
I’ve invested this moon in renewing my heart. I’ve been sitting in the quiet of my studio creating a tribute to my dear friend and mentor Ann Dearsley Vernon.
The video shows Ann’s art created in the 12 months following a cutting edge medical treatment, the insertion of an LVAD. The procedure gave Ann a new lease on life…her vitality and passion soared and her paintings flowed like the newly revitalized blood in her veins.
On December 12 at 2am Ann suffered a massive stroke. Since that time she has been unable to communicate clearly and her time is spent in physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions. Every aspect of her recovery is made more complicated and affected by the LVAD that literally keeps her on the planet.
Honoring the family’s request for holding back and not flooding her with visitors I sat and wondered what I could do so that my love for her was being directed in a healthy way. When the idea came: create a tribute…every step fell into place.
Step 2: gesso applied to guitar & stitched image transfer of Ann Vernon painting is placed
Along came the call for artists to create an ‘instrument of art’ for the 6th annual Sea Level Festival’s . Both Ann and I have been active with Tidewater Arts Outreach since it began in 2004. TAO is the organization that hosts the SeaLevel Festival and so I accepted the half size guitar offered to me and went into the studio.
A work of art using someone elses images, in this case Ann Vernon’s paintings as transfers, became my new experience as I moved forward to create a tribute to her life well lived.
Step 3: begin to lay in color& texture
Step 4: layers of paint carved with transfer applied
Step 5: back of guitar with repeat transfer of Ann’s painting of her fall in the garden
Step 6: side panel with transfer of Ann’s painting of ‘Word Salad’
Step 7: side panel with Ann and her painting ‘My
As we move into the last weeks of the winter ‘Mystery’ quadrant of this year’s natural wheel I dream of best health to heart and world.
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My rescued pup…December 10, 2012
What a difference 90 plus days make. Here’s my new dear companion…meet Bodhi…she’s a little less than a year old and I found her at the Virginia Beach SPCA on December 10. We’ve had a bit of time to get to know one another and we’re happily racking up the miles as we walk the wooded neighborhood or the maritime forest paths at the park right across from the beaches of the Chesapeake Bay…she’s a happy girl.
Shortly after she arrived so did her new sister…meet JuneBug, born October 1 and truly full of herself and all that each day offers.
It’s been a long time since ’Following the Moon’ posted yet truly, and wonderfully, La Luna has been in the lead the whole way.
Instead of posting here, or anywhere, there’s been a lot, a lot of long-hand (ahhh…don’t you love the feel of the pen gliding across the page taking a line for a walk ‘-) writing and drawing going on and out of that some new sense of space has been created. That space has been made up of silence in both long walks and in taking an opportunity, during the quieting time of the natural year to simply step back. I have learned anew that trusting the feminine process of being, as in ’not doing’, is clearly… not easy….somewhat unnerving…but oh my…I begin to sense into how excellent the dividends and possibility can be. Right here. Right now.
In conjunction with Following the Moon…each year since 1998 between October and December I write the Yearly Lifecycle Forecast. This is a way of walking around the natural wheel of the year in tune with the cycles and the seasons while also aligning with the global energy that can drive creativity in an uplifting and impassioned way.
Year after year Lifecycle Forecast is a creative way of looking at and mapping a new relationship with time.
The article is always published by my friends, and fellow ‘Luna-tics’, Sandra and David Mosley over at ZodiacArts…also on their site…throughout the year, at the New Moon, I add the current natural/creative energy read.
Round we go…creating the Art/Life by ‘Following the Moon’.
The 2013 Lifecycle Forecast article is long I know… (it addresses the energy that will be visiting all year)…and our attention span is known to be shorter all the time…so the article is something that can be bookmarked and savored.
Check it out at Zodiacarts or download and print the 2013 Lifecycle Forecast PDF file here: LIFECYCLE
FORECAST 2013 that way you can have it on your bedstand for a lovely bedtime slow down read.
I send you so much quiet joy from the land of puppylove.
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Art is pictures straight from the heart. ~ Ben, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999
Welcome to Following the ‘Love’ Moon…August 17- September 15, 2012. This week we move through the Disseminating Phase, early morning Tuesday, September 4 through early morning, Saturday, September 8…this gives us plenty of time to ‘share the Love’ that we have currently discovered in the Art/Life that we live.
It’s been fast paced, and it’s supposed to be…this is the flat out, action oriented, make it happen time of year. When we balance this urge to move, move, move with some quieting time in meditation it all shakes out with some sense of sanity. I wish us all to be well with that piece….quieting down for even short periods… in the midst of so much going on is simply not easy for our species.
As Summer comes to her close we wind down the art camps that are such a rich and varied time of the year at Virginia MOCA. I think of some of the ways that well known creators express this limitless frontier of kids and creativity:
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Picasso
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. ~Edgar Degas
When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college – that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, “You mean they forget?” ~Howard Ikemoto
Nature painting in process:
Virginia MOCA_NaturePainting_9-11 year old_2012
Nature painting complete:
And the show must go on…
During the last week of camp, when the 6-8 year olds are bouncing about like Mexican jumping beans, it can help to think outside the box a bit.
These little ones are tired after a fully scheduled 3 month vacation. When I was growing up mom would get us out of bed and breakfasted and then she’d open the backdoor and with a sweep of her hand she’d usher us out saying, “Go outside and play, I’ll whistle for you at lunchtime.” We were as free as the birds to explore and experience the many adventures all around the ‘listen for the whistle’ radius.
So, to make the week into a wonderland, my assistant, high school student Tabitha, (shown here holding the sign) and I spontaneously hatched a plan (on Tuesday) to have the wee ones create a play (on Friday).
Our camp, titled ‘Art Outside the Door’ gave them a starting point. From there our11 artists chose to become a piece of the environment: trees, grass, water seen in the foreground, and animals …from a saber toothed tiger to a squirrel…including the majestic deer.
Tabitha wrote our screenplay and directed our charges. The kids named the play ‘The Animals in Time’. All week we worked on costume and props design. On Thursday we had our first dress rehearsal and Friday we worked out the kinks…laughing all the way….with curtain at 2:30.
The play opens to a gathering of parents and museum staff with the stage empty. Our Narrator, Tabitha, reads from a large book of fairy tales and begins with:
Once upon a time…the building we’re in now didn’t exist….everything was grass, trees, water…and animals.
The play closes after much awareness of the changes in the environment… and a lot of rollicking and frollicking among the animals… with our Narrator inquiring:
What will the future be? The future is in you. The Earth is in your hands. Will you just sit by, or will you take a stand? The Earth is a canvas you are its master. Make the right choices and we’ll live happily ever after.
(Take a bow)
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Holding on, Drozda, 2012
Welcome to ‘Following the Moon’. I hope that you are fully engaged in the creative flow of this time of year. In the Northern Hemisphere the burgeoning of summer is preparing to meet up with the inevitable wind down of fall. From now until the September Equinox the action time continues. Be engaged and feel the connection with others deepen. Invest in the relationships that you trust to stand with you. Acknowledge all that you love.
The ‘Trust’ Moon cycle began on Thursday, July 19 and will close this Friday, August 17. Each year, on the Natural Calendar we receive these 29.6 days to grow our roots deeper and wider as we ground into the ability to Trust the Art/Life and all that she brings.
Today, Monday, August 13, begins the Balsamic Phase. The 3.5 days of the Balsamic Phase provides time to dream. Each moon/month this period relaxes us into the dream of becoming awake to the next unfolding of our vision. As the New ‘Love’ Moon approaches float back in time to Spring Equinox and remember the idea, passion, enthusiasm and willingness that you felt for the new walk round the natural wheel. During the Trust Moon cycle there is a deepening, a rooting, a feeling of being grounded.
Ask yourself what’s been growing most vigorously since the Equinox of March 20. What in your Art/Life do you trust?
Physical, emotional and intuitive energy is now moving at a flat out, ‘I’m going to allow this to naturally happen’ pace. If that level of unfolding is not happening in your neck o’ the woods, don’t despair…there is, at all times, the polar opposite of resistance creating necessary tension. Simply notice where your thinking and feeling is invested.
The New Moon on Friday, August 17 presents four weeks of empty canvas. During the New Phase, Friday, August 17- through Monday, August 20 visualize and imagine what it is that you Trust and Love. With the arrival of the Crescent Phase late Monday until Friday morning, August 24, nurture the Trust/Love of your Art/Life as you research and learn about this stage of your vision.
Moon by moon the vision that you carry forward provides the next step in the unfolding of your passion that…TA Da… only you can bring into being. Yet, here in the summer quadrant, (the 90 days between the July Solstice point and the September Equinox) ample time remains for us to come together mirroring one another’s strengths and courage.
Share your Trust and Love of the Art/Life and notice the way your confidence increases. Root into creative potency and the harvest becomes more courage, contribution and daring for us all…. thank you.
Talking to Trees, 6x6', Acrylic/Canvas, Drozda, 2003
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Fox in the Wren House Garden, Drozda, June 19, 2012
Welcome to Following the Moon and the Growth New Moon today followed by the Summer Solstice tomorrow.
The Solstice is one of four major turning points of the year and moves us through the ‘door to summer’ .
Joan Borysenko refers to this Moon/Month as the time of Creativity, Vision and Purpose…with this potent and passionate energy in mind I created a gift for you …a 50 minute conversation with my artist friend Sara Wasserman… the recording is available here: ‘Growing Your Art Life Naturally’
In ‘Growing Your Art/Life Naturally’ Sara outlines , in a meditative exercise, our 8 tools for clear focus. Together we set out a 90 day challenge for our listeners that promises to bring out the best of who we are as ‘social artists’ and ‘change agents’.
I’m so happy to share the idea of ‘Growing Your Art/Life Naturally’. ..it serves as an introduction to the coming year long event: The AHA Counsel of Creatives.
Now, at the Solstice point, the opportunity is to be growing out…as in taking focused action…as we notice how this relates to growing up…which is quite a magnificent meditation for our time….don’t cha think?
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Welcome to Following the Moon…
Heat up your passion, Drozda, 2012
This week the Clarity Moon takes us through the Gibbous Phase…that means it’s time to create, create, create in the direction of your intention for the year! Gibbous begins early morning (EDT) Tuesday, April 3 and extends through Friday, mid afternoon, April 6.
On Friday, April 6 the Full ‘Clarity’ Moon comes to call. It’s the only time in the Natural Year when you’ll have the opportunity to experience a sense of balance and order in the particular way that will visit now. Pay attention. See if you can show up with true, what the Buddhist teachings refer to as, ‘equanimity’…go for it….really notice how much steadiness you possess.
This Moon is ruled by Aries and Mars. I truly respect the dynamic qualities of these Archetypes. They are here to bring it on in every and all forms.
Recently, while spring cleaning, I opened a cool looking storage box and my eyes widened to take in the surprise. There in front of me was a lost treasure… a stack of drawings done many years ago when I led a group of ‘Luna-tics’ in a year long exploration of the Major Arcana…through a process of creating ‘opposite hand’ postcard size ‘Inner Child Tarot’ cards. I’ve been missing this group of twenty two images for several years and had no idea where they might have gone. Have you ever lost a creative project and recognized how attached you get to the images and inspirations that come but once?
The Archetypes for this current Moon/Month are Aries/Emperor and Mars/Tower…they combine to challenge you to take your next step standing in your power, dying to the ego and all forms of bravado:
Aries, Drozda, Prismaclor/ink, 1993
You might ask, ‘Where am I going?’…and then you many say, ‘How do I intend to get there?’
Mars/The Tower, Drozda, Prismacolor/ink, 1993
Now… I’m pretty much committed to ‘there isn’t any place to get to’ and ‘we’re exactly where we’re meant to be’….and yet….every year, when the Natural Year opens with the Equinox and Aries it actually is simple fun to kick it outta the park and imagine ALL the possibilities for your Art/Life.
It’s the Fifth Level Global Year…that means adventure and shifting away from any situations, circumstance, relationships or challenges that feed negativity.
Jacqueline Small in Awakening in Time describes 5th level as pertaining to “issues relating to one’s individuated, creative expression in the world and comprehension of the whole of which we are a part”.
Take this week to see how you would like to ‘bring it’ to your Art/Life…and take your creativity out into the sunlight…being brilliant… just for fun.
This first 29.6 day moon cycle of Spring opens the door to the most natural alignment with resources, inspirations, visions and actions that are possible based upon where you currently dwell. By this year’s end I look forward to you being able to share the genuine advancement that you’ve made in feeling at peace and in harmony with your Art/Life. You may want to create your ‘Year of Peaceful Change’ notebook to record the ways in which you notice this taking place.
April, May and June provide the 90 days making up the area of the Spring Quadrant that carries the designation of ME. What we want to tap into in April is the ‘New Clarity of ME’. This is an alchemical code for your most powerful Muse. Be clear… we’re exploring the oft addressed concept of loving and caring, nurturing and tending to the needs and desires of the Deeper Self. What the Dalai Lama refers to as the “wise selfish”. This time and focus is given to us each year in the first three spring moons of the Natural Wheel. Such a lovely rhythm with which to harmonize.
April is your point of energetic New Beginning. As you move around the Natural Wheel of the Year 2012, each cycle will build upon the next. Hold to a vision during April’s moon cycle to bring Clarity. The moon of May will provide Wisdom that transpires as a result of that Clarity. In the June moon of the Spring Quadrant you will discover the Illumination that radiates from the Wisdom garnered in May….and on we go…walking the Wheel of the Natural year…BEING Natural in our Art/Life…what could be better than that?
I look forward to hearing how you’re stepping onto the hot coals of this sizzling time of the Aries/Mars energy and the Clarity Moon.
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- The New Natural Year, Drozda, 2012
Welcome to Following the Moon and our first moon cycle of the Natural Year. I’m a week behind…but here we go…this whole year is one to practice being at peace with what is…though of course that does not condone being victimized…ya gotta know how to take a stand.
Speaking of taking a stand…this week we move through the First Quarter Moon Phase, Friday, March 30 through early morning Tuesday, April 3. It’s timely to take an action that relates to your Art/Life intention. By all means know what you stand for in your precious Art/Life.
The keyword for this cycle is Clarity…can you see places where you can invite some in?
I began this new Natural Year by having a techno-breakdown…no computer and therefore no postings. When I asked for Clarity I saw that this was actually no problem. So I didn’t turn it into one.
I’m an outdoors gal…so I went outside to play… lovin’ it.
This week I share with you some of my wandering. I recall many years ago a fellow being asked how he enjoyed his summer of travel…he replied that he made it ‘half way round the world’ and never left his back yard…I like that idea right now…though I did venture a bit.
Here’s a bit of the back yard goings on: It was very exciting when first we heard the loud sustained humming coming from high over the tallest trees and then…a large swarm of wild honey bees spiraled down and down and down moving right into an empty hive that we have sitting behind the garden house…after loosing three hives to colony collapse two years ago.
Wild honey bees arrived last Thursday, Drozda, 2012
Mixing compost, Drozda, 2012
Wren nest check, Drozda, 2012
Spring garden bed, Drozda, 2012
May Apples and Azaleas, Drozda, 2012
Turtles in the Cove, Drozda, 2012
And a little further afield…I made my way to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and more wandering…
Back Bay, Drozda, 2012
Back Bay-Coots, Drozda, 2012
Cottonmouth #1, Drozda, 2012
Cottonmouth #2, Drozda, 2012
Cottonmouth #3, Drozda, 2012
A wonderful afternoon of wandering and watching…
Back Bay, Drozda, 2012
Lotus pond, Drozda, 2012
Stopping briefly at Lotus Pond I meet two plein air artists (one willing to be photographed so I could share) visiting from Pennsylvania…members of the French Creek Art Colony… Thanks so much Pat! for stopping your work to chat and for allowing me to share a glimpse of your day in the Art/Life as you visit our beautiful coastal back country.
Pat Riley, pastel artist, Drozda, 2012
Don’t you love Pat’s beautifully organized colors:
Pat Riley's pastel box, Drozda, 2012
And there, once again, in the small tree hanging over the pond just a couple of feet from Pat’s easel…yet another stunning, sunning snake…
Cottonmouth #4, Drozda, 2012
And beneath it on a lower branch of the same tree yet another:
Cottonmouth #5, Drozda, 2012
A day filled with the beauty of Snake Medicine, all observed from a safe distance, requires a bit o’ tribute…if you have a copy of Jamie Sams Medicine Cards check it out on page 61. Snake/Transmutation…it’s powerful. Here’s the poem that opens the entry…I won’t try to get the spacing as the html and I aren’t seeing eye to eye this evening…
Snake…come crawling, There’s fire in your eyes. Bite me, excite me, I’ll learn to realize, The poison transmuted, Brings eternal flame. Open me to heaven, To heal me again.
I hope that you have a lovely week of acting upon the wanderings of your heart and taking the time to relax in the sun…or whatever makes you feel most at home in the world…and in love with your precious Art/Life.
See you next week for the Gibbous Phase of the Clarity Moon Cycle…
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welcome to the new Natural Year
Welcome to Following the Moon, March 19, 2012 the doorway of the Equinox opens to a new beginning!
I like to say, ‘Something wonderful is emerging’ when Aries comes to call . Read my dear friend Sandra’s take on what’s coming to meet us astrologically….you may have to give her a day or so to post for Aries.
2012 is the 5th Level Global Year of the Middle Way. What does it mean for you to stand in the center and notice when you’re a person in or out of alignment? That’s the opportunity of this walk round’ the wheel.
Jacqueline Small in Awakening in Time describes 5th level/throat chakra as pertaining to “issues relating to one’s individuated, creative expression in the world and comprehension of the whole of which we are a part”.
Read the full 2012 Lifecycle Forecast for context. We’ve experienced the first three Moon/Months of the Roman Calendar. January through March provided varying levels of deepening. The last three Moons of each year from Solstice to Equinox create space for our deepest inward focus. As we look deep within we can tend to any outward release.
Can you feel and connect with the space that lies before you in the 12 Moon/Months ahead? The idea now is to be visualizing the birth of this new phase of your Art/Life as you communicate from a place of balance and inner peace. There’s a grand challenge ahead and solutions to problems include listening, listening and listening even more deeply to your intuition… call it your Muse, your Inner Guide, Shaman, Hero, Grandmother, Alchemist, Advisor … name this part so you can really become intimate.
I have learned so much from years of commitment to a 4 part Tibetan Buddhist practice called Metta that I feel can help us keep our balance…you may enjoy seeing if it can help you come back to center when the ground moves under your feet.
Gift yourself first…
Part One: May I be at peace, may my heart remain open , may I awaken to the light of my own true nature. May I be healed, may I be a source of healing for all beings.
Gift someone you care for:
Part Two: May you be at peace, may your heart remain open , may you awaken to the light of yout own true nature. May you be healed, may you be a source of healing for all beings.
Gift someone you’re neutral toward: (a clerk, a passing driver, etc.)
Part Three: May you be at peace, may your heart remain open , may you awaken to the light of yout own true nature. May you be healed, may you be a source of healing for all beings.
Gift an enemy:
Part Four: May you be at peace, may your heart remain open , may you awaken to the light of yout own true nature. May you be healed, may you be a source of healing for all beings.
Every aspect of our Art/Life is open now to our new seed vision…May you be at peace…May your heart remain open.
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This week I celebrate the work of my Winter Media Blend Studio at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. What a fabulous and edgy unfolding as we traveled our seven weeks together.
Welcome to the Purity Moon cycle. I get pretty jazzed at this point in the Natural Year…I love being able to look over my shoulder taking in the breadth and depth of the physical, emotional and intuitive experiences that have come to visit in the year now closing.
Walking around the circle of the year by ’Following the Moon’ becomes more natural and brings an instinctive focus as you apply the Moon to Moon rhythms to your own Art/Life.
This final cycle in the Natural Calendar opened on February 21 and now we are in the Third Quarter Phases the point of giving thanks for what you have experienced from the past year.
This is an ending place. There’s much possibility in endings. This attending to closure is powerful … it sets the tone for your Vision of the Natural Year ahead. As one door closes and the new opens on March 22 when the Aries cycle begins all possibility awaits your Art/Life.
What seeds will you plant for your Art/Life vision ahead?
Media Blend, Virginia MOCA, 2012
Media Blend, Virginia MOCA, 2012
Media Blend, Virginia MOCA, Group, 2012
This was also the close of the fantastic seven week Saturday in the Studio at the Museum…here’s a peek at the youngun’s work…
And I was a visiting artist for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Statewide Educator Program where I am the Green Artist…traveling with Hazel the sheep made of recycled materials.
Shown here with stellar art teacher Linda Gerek and one of her many classes…Thank you all!
See you next week for the beginning of the New Natural Year…prep your Seed/Dreams this week…review the last year and step into the ‘Art of the Start’…how glorious is that.
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