Finding my Bliss

Monday, 30 September 2013

For the Journey ~ Stage #3 ~~~~~~ Now to Infinity

After the journey's rocky terrain petered out,
the place of emotional release and point of red-rage painting
the path began to even as the days unfolded,
the heart being held and cradled by soulful searching and
supported by kind comments of encouragement from kindred spirits.


What's left is a visual journey document,
a point of reference, notes to self,
to keep close to heart for the future fortification,
a life journal going forward...


Pages to add treasured comments, suggestions and ideas...


Pages for quotes, poetry, and pretty things...


Pages for more mystical meanderings and imagery...


I will continue to visit these pages,
add more little visual messages as the days continue,
I will book mark the stages as and when from now to infinity...

Thank you all for holding me in loving kindness through these days,
my daughter is past the worst, she/we continue to battle with mental health issues, perhaps battle is not the correct word here, perhaps just holding our hearts in love, compassion and care, perhaps just Being and acceptance, I don't really know, I don't pretend to have all the answers but what I do know is this project of pouring out the emotions in paint and sharing is part of the beautiful journey...
I am grateful. x

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Postcards from Paradise...
Recuerda mi Corazon

Friday, 27 September 2013

Detour to 'B'

A little detour...
a shelter along the way
place for perspective


I've been by the coast for a few days,
the place where my heart resides, my favouite place to just Be,
to contemplate, gain some clarity on life's journey,
recharge....

Of course this is the place that brings me home to my true-self, the thing that fuels my passion,
the enigmatic surge that drives me to capture the moments, that mysterious something that is so hard describe...

But if I could bottle up that mysterious 'something',
that beautiful feeling, I would do so and
ship-it out to all of you...

Hope you all find a place to just Be......

Linking with
Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon



Friday, 20 September 2013

For the Journey ~ Stage #2 ~~~~Difficult Terrain

Intuitive path
a journey to finding self
under harvest moon

As I said at the outset there would be emotions involved on this journey,
that at starting point the terrain was just a sketchy outline but likely we would encounter some emotional landscape, needing inner strength to see it through...

See first post *here*

I wanted the path of the journey to reveal itself to me intuitively,
I felt like I needed to pour my personal emotions into paint at this point,
but how do you paint
anger
frustration
fear?

Looking at the journey document there seemed a natural little place ready mapped out to lay the first drop of raw paint emotion. At the centre there was a stitched outline of a heart shape that I hadn't noticed previously. it popped right out at me...



The most fearful part of a painting journey is always the first splash of colour, it felt right that red paint be used here to express my emotion, along with sharp and swirling lines expressing my conflict and confusion...


These feelings soon melted when I softened the stroke and took to massaging the heart with a lighter touch adding a softer shade, thinking about the message yoga had given me on the previous day...

... about the rising of the full Harvest Moon, the soft silvery light, reflective and calming, inducing peace, radiating around the heart.  We were encouraged to surround ourselves with this  beautiful light.


As I relaxed into the silver light and breathed more easily the feelings seemed to be released from the heart as if through wings of fire, up and out of the painting, leaving only smears of red emotion behind...




The whole painting seemed to take on a swirling cosmic light effect, the next day a friend left me a supportive message, not knowing about this painting part of the journey~>

"When I went into Silence this morning, asking for help, I saw the image of two hands and forearms being held out - as if in offering, inviting me to take the hands and be lifted up..." 

Christine ~ Mysticmeandering




I took this as a message from the universe and decided to draw these very same hands hugging my heart! 
I feel this journey is a collaboration of hearts!  That friend's support is part of the journey, I am grateful for this, I will show my gratitude by including all suggestion and comments in the final 'journey document' ~>~>
to be revealed! x

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Monday, 16 September 2013

For the Journey ~ Stage #1

Today marks a pivotal point, the first day of a journey.
Yesterday I thought about how I would document this journey my daughter and I are embarking on.
I knew it had to be something significant, a vehicle if you like to carry us both through this emotional landscape...something to help us go within, reach deep into our inner resources to search for the strength we both need to see it through...

The Journey starts here ~>

I don't know how long the journey will take, days or even weeks I'm not sure but as I said yesterday this journey is going to be big so I needed something big to document it and contain it...


I decided on a paper support, (support - something an artist uses to paint on) must be at least 4 feet wide and preferably 6 feet long, expansive enough to contain the many (hopefully) rich details this journey will afford! As with any journey though, the planning and preparation was not without some head scratching, I only had thick lining paper to use for the documentation plus it was not going to be wide enough without joining it, which in itself posed a problem as I noted ~>


I needed to get going there and then! So once the method of attachment became clear I proceeded to create the support making notes on it as I began to intuit the route of our journey, it felt a bit like I was both making and consulting a road map!

A road map with signs about what we could experience from this inner heart journey...



I have a rough outline of the terrain and where this journey will lead but the details I'm not sure about,
I pretty much have a good idea of what the destination will look like because I have been to a similar place before!

I do hope you will join us and give us your support, I will add any comments or ideas you make to the journey document on reaching our destination.....thank you.

Keep a watch out for stage 2 of the journey... and if you are brave enough you might like to follow and make a similar one yourself, it is a bit like a mystery tour!


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Soul~full of ' Soft '

My soft~Susan~soul sojourn ~>

I've been to the place where my soul entwines with soft ~>

Soft Scenes ~>
soft sea,
soft sky,
soft sand

and ~>



Soft Souls 

Susan Piver is one such soft soul who I love to be in the company of, figuratively speaking, she has a soft way of showing strength, empathy and understanding... you will find her here  (to be expanded later)...

I have expressed my love for 'soft' in these images with very little editing as I wanted to preserve the soft feeling I remember whilst travelling ~>
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The reflection on the window of my head shadow entwines me with the scene, becoming 'one',
Being, merging, immersed, absorbed... the flash, that I could have removed remains, symbolizing my soul connection to soft and an enlightened state...

Think about it, where does your soft~soul love to sojourn?

Express yourself...

Send your expressions out to the universe...

By way of ~

Postcards from Paradise
Recuerda mi Corazon

PS Tomorrow my girl and I start a momentous journey, we aim to travel on uncharted roads, we know there is no right or wrong way but it will be documented here, and here's a clue...
it's going to be ~>


You may travel with us in spirit, and add your comments about our journey which we will take along with us, pasting to our hearts and paper.....you may also be moved to travel along too.

Love Susan x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Spirit at Ease

Essence of now ~
Spirit has settled somewhat,
back to the here and now in this little cobbled-up cottage,
waiting upon winds of change to lead the way, to intuit the path that only she knows...
I must not set an agenda for travelling down a hard and fixed route,
focusing on precise detail, such intent would only hinder anyway,
I would not hear her whispers...



I am ready and waiting, I've been here before,
I will recognize her leading like a one soft note intro,
pausing for another and the magic to begin,
the whole beautiful symphony to be revealed...
I'm trusting it's all happening
just as it should...


Monday, 9 September 2013

Spirit won't Settle

Essence of now ~
Feelings welling up, full on the beauty of being,
being in a place so loved,
remembering...

Misty mountains rising from soft sands,
swirling imprints of ocean's mighty stride reflecting ambient light,
bouncing off shore's dusky surface, inviting like a lucid dream...

T'was said travel can "sign one up for evolution",
there's been an evolution of sorts, an awakening...

Spirit won't settle, she's restless within,
needs to return...