This last SuperMoon I set the day aside to look at intentions and directions.
Too many opportunities are not always good, and can dilute the path.
Making choices are important, even if you change your mind.
The boat can’t be steered unless it is moving forward.
I’ve been stuck in limbo with the shoulds, the musts, and the kinda-a-good ideas.
Ideas come easy to me — and to my husband. Enough for ten lifetimes.
I’ve been feeling a need to focus as I move into my “possibly” last Saturn return.
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song.” Plato
Another thing about making the choices to do the things that are outside
your comfort zone or a risk is that oddly, when you make the commitment
usually there is a testing period. The day I set aside to go deeply and look at these things, was drawing, painting, thinking, writing about these things, well,
the very next day a huge push to stop my direction arose!
I almost bought into it — I came so close.
How do you see the difference between
your Intuition or the Universe talking to you,
or Egoistic self-doubt rising?
A series of synchronistic events happened to offer me a chance to see that it was the push-back test. The Universe messages us all the time — or our Intuition, God/Goddess/the Great Is — your choice — but you have to listen as the messages arise.
I try to listen. Sometimes I miss a cue. Often I hear it.
I’ve been thinking about this how-does-one-know thang.
“And in what way will you seek, Socrates, for that which you know nothing
at all about what is? What sort of things which you do not know are you proposing
to seek for yourself? Or, even if, at best, you should happen upon it,
how will you know it is that which you do not know?” Meno, Socrates
I do it by not making the decisions fast when there are a lot of conflicting messages,
and feeling into the messages, feeling my heart, listening to my ego as a good guide
but not the driving force of my life — that has to be my desire!
Tathagatagarbha: Buddha Nature, Enlightened Heart-Mind.
As I was writing this post a last message came in through one of several women
whom I’ve asked to help me through the next phase, a birthing coach!
In it I was reminded what I know,
that we don’t know how it is going to end,
what looks safe often is the most dangerous,
and the unknown can lead to the great adventures.
I will be share more emotions/spiritual thought on the site, which I often do
but you have seen me learning my new medium, not necessarily being my creative heart-mind self. This means I was painting things around me (cups, vases, purses, THINGS — not necessarily what I wanted to paint but what was there… for practice.
Off I go!
Many bright light colored papers loosely bound in a hand-made journal.
Pen, Ink, very old colored pencils and the kitchen sink, OR
Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal and Pentalic Nature Sketch journal,
with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Platinum Preppie Pen or Platinum Carbon pen and
Platinum Carbon, Noodler’s, De Atramentis Document, and Super5 inks,
and Daniel Smith and Holbien watercolor paints.
Booby Gurl and Art ©D.Katie Powell.
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please link back to DKatiePowellArt.
Love the images. I have learned to listen to my intuition–and the use that synchronous flow to my advantage. No more swimming upstream! Xo
It does make life easier…. Happy PPF!
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Your girls (I see you call them Booby Gurls) are fantastic! I love them.
Thanks Janet. They are my altar-egos!
Wonderful! Truly lovely! I love the freedom in your art. Amazing! Happy PPF!
Thanks b-dblogger! Happy PPF!
beautiful thoughts and art Kate!
I looked at your Full Moon Prayers images. I love them!
Thanks Fran — I also sent you an email!
Kate I love this post and the images are fantastic!