posted on November 24, 2009 09:00
I teach art to middle school kids, which means I spend most of my life with 12 and 13 year olds....OK...so now you can feel sorry for me!
I don't always have time to work on my own art, and so every once in a while, I force myself to take time and do some art pieces that are not in the middle school curriculum. Last month, I went to a workshop where I was the student. We were introduced to watercolor/collages...in an abstract form. And for some strange reason, this format of art has really appealed to me. So, I have done about 3 works in the last 2 weeks and I am so proud of myself! This piece, my 2nd, is entitled, "Womens Soul Evolving"
I feel like I am validated as an artist again, and I feel rejuvenated by how pleased I am with my work.
I know that being healthy requires a balance of mind, body and spirit. These aspects make us into the unique person we truly are....but they are ALL equal parts of us....and sometimes we forget to take care of our minds and our spirits.
It is easy to focus on the body, because when we don't, it tells us in a loud and clear voice, that it is not happy. But the spirit and mind speak in much softer tones, sometimes so softly that we don't hear them at all....and then one day, we awaken depressed, anxious, bewildered....and we wonder what is wrong.
Holidays are times that may awaken your mind and spirit....they may start talking louder to you, or perhaps you will have some time off in which to listen deeper to them.
Spirit loves and creates....Spirit desires beauty, kindness, forgiveness, caring....all the values that make us human...and that are there to guide us to the next level of human evolution....the evolution of the soul.
Be a seeker of light this season...
Mind is curious and is hungry....Mind doesn't want to be satisfied, it knows there is more out there. That false lull, that rut of routine just "drug" the mind into stasis....Mind does not want to remain in equilibrium.....it wants to grow, stretch, be challenged.
Be that Mind that goes beyond the normal routine this season...
Refresh your skills and talents, to share and learn, laugh and enjoy. Read a good book, have a real discussion with a friend, visit a museum (even online), dust off an old talent....
Give your Spirit and Mind the gifts of your presence.....Be in the now. Be healthy. Be happy. Be at ease. Take your Vitamins for Women and Be Blessed, Kersten