And I pulled the Ace of Water.
Oh wow. This card speaks to me on so many levels.
My first thought is of the salmon cycle, of descent and return. A new journey begins. Like the moon cycle, this journey will wax and fully ripen, then wane until it is composted and dies, only to renew itself again.
This is a journey of the heart (since it is the suit of water). A journey to seek my own holy grail.
A new journey of the heart that begins this week . . . I can relate this to two new journeys I am beginning, both of which are really new cycles of old journeys. I’ve been around the block many times before, both in regard to my artwork and in regard to the principle of abundance, and am starting a new journey with each this week.
I already have blog posts in mind to go into a bit more depth about these things, but very quickly:
I have my Artist Mojo back! I spent the weekend working on two new images and completed the pencil drawing for each. I cannot tell you how much this thrilled me. I have not done any new artwork at all since last June when I went to a weeklong encaustic class at Sitka on the Oregon coast. And before that, I had not done any artwork since completing a revised 2 of Fire for the Gaian Tarot in February.
Creating artwork, like anything else you want to accomplish, is a matter of flexing one’s muscles and showing up. Practice, practice, practice. And of making time in your schedule. I think — although I am not quite sure yet — that the pieces I started this weekend may be ushering in a “third phase” of my artistic career. The first was my early pen-and-ink pieces and the second, my colored pencil pieces. This third phase is part colored pencil and part gouache, a medium that is totally new to me. I’m very excited about it!
And about Abundance . . . I have been cogitating on my experience this past year of studying business principles and marketing with many different teachers, each of whom has a different emphasis. I applied much of what I learned successfully to my own business. Earlier this year I read a book called The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources by Lynne Twist, which had a huge impact on me. However, it left me puzzling about the relationship between the principles of scarcity, sufficiency and abundance, especially in contrast to what I was hearing from other teachers and authors. (Lynne Twist advocates sufficiency.)
Yesterday I received an email about a new free teleseminar series called “The Power of Enough: Embodying Exquisite Sufficiency in Your Life and for the World, so you can break free from the hamster wheel of bigger, better, faster,” sponsored by the Global Sufficiency Network. I discovered there is a “sufficiency movement.” Can I say how excited I am about this? I have a feeling I will get a few more pieces to the puzzle, and you can bet I will sharing it here with you.
Have a great week, everyone! Blessed be.