For several years my writing has been aligned to the four seasons, and in following the seasons more closely, I believe that I have changed too! Towards the end of December last year and through the Winter Solstice, I became aware of the need to return to a journey that began many years ago!
The Winter Solstice is a time when our inner wisdom moves out of the dark unconscious into the slowly increasing light. We can name our dreams and allow them to expand as the new year brings light and warmth.
Not so long ago I read a biography of Tenzin Palmo and some of her words resonate with me now as I write:
The purpose of life is to realise our spiritual nature, to go away and practice, to reap the fruits of the path, otherwise you have nothing to give anyone else.
You can find out about her here:
I have been writing for a very long time, since my teenage years, but I also have a passion for the visual arts especially illustration, and as we approach Imbolc at the end of January, I am reminded that intuition, inspiration, and the healing powers of this celebration of the life-force need to be addressed. Imbolc, Candlemas, Brigid’s Day, the earth awakening; these things are approaching.
I also think of Anthony Gormley’s words:
In creating art, participating in it, doing it, we become our true selves.
Those words are important to me, right now, to become my true self, my whole self, and so I have decided to stop blogging and to concentrate on my art, my writing and my drawing.
For now, to all my followers, keep well and safe, and have a great New Year.