I'm participating in Jamie Ridler's once a month Full Moon Dreamboards. This is one of my all-time favourite activities, it takes me away from myself into the world of my dreams. I find myself diving into a deeply therapeutic experience.
The motivational message this month from Jamie is ~
"Sometimes we bury our dreams and desires deep within, as though hiding them under layers and layers of snow. Protecting them. Protecting ourselves. Waiting until the time is right for them to grow. Now is the time to tune into your heart, to let your intuition and your dreamboard express and reveal the dreams that are hidden inside you. Let the creative process take you below the surface, beneath the layers of safety and protection, guiding you to the innermost dreams sparkling in your soul".
I decided on a photo collage this time, having fractured my ankle and not daring to venture out in the snow to find fresh paper collage materials, I quickly went through my entire library of pics and chose intuitively, feeling my way forward rather than aesthetically selecting ~
So what dreams and desires came to the surface?
Roads and travel seem to draw me, not particularly holiday destinations but more a getting away. The red window calls to me as an escape route. Same with the bottom digital image I created, I was thinking about Rapunzel's escape from the tower by means of her long locks. My desire for peace and quiet shows in the solitary snow tree, but I also yearn for music and activity in my life.
My deepest desire though is to be loved, as a father loves his baby, but I remind myself I have to love myself first!
If you haven't assembled a Dreamboard before I would eagerly urge you to do one now, especially if you are feeling the winter blues!
but the thing with restraint the more
you try to wriggle out of it
the tighter the restraint
Acceptance of the situation means
stilling yourself, biding your time,
seeing the beauty that exists even when
boundaries are erected around you.
"Nothing stays the same, this too will pass"
~~~ 'Restrained not Broken'
Since I am pot-bound, not able to venture out without aid, I sit in the sunshine window with my camera and imagine the day I'll be free to cartwheel before the sun! . Cartwheeling is probably a little optimistic, but the feeling will be the same!
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