Started a new piece a few weeks ago....and was really unenthused with it until yesterday(during the finishing phase) when it came to life....its beauty and spirit came alive. It made the the process of struggling with the piece into a very rewarding experience. I've named it Spiritual Path....it now occupies a special place in my heart....it's the spiritual journeys we take in life that we may not understand at all when were on them but they serve to filter our inner beings into a more refined and attuned soul.... I have many, many spiritual touchstones: i have listed some below....I am much more attuned to St. Francis...as a daily spiritual draw....but I am fascinated by Buddhism and by the beauty of it's teachings. The Gospel of St. Thomas is also quite fascinating (gnostic gospels)....."Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you find me there."...amazingly beautiful and profound. Spirituality has been an interesting, continuing journey for me, very difficult at times.... but getting easier. I borrow from many spiritual ideologies but i can now fully and without hesitation trust in God's plan for me for today...i am where I am supposed to be....i have only to try to understand the lesson, to listen and to learn with compassion....and i believe as do the buddhist's through suffering comes enlightenment. I don't mean to get too heavy with this post....these things work for me...but everyone has to find their own spiritual fit in this universe.
|Spiritual Path-Sterling Silver and African Druzy Neck Piece|
Gospel of St. Thomas-the sayings of Jesus-
St Francis of Assisi- "I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone."
Dalai Lama-"If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. "
See....I'm all over the place with my spirituality.....but there's so much beauty and wisdom out there to be harnessed.....so much.....