Monday, February 16, 2015

Walking Forward

"Do you and I allow light to chase darkness from our souls? Darkness within clouds the world without." -Good Buffalo Eagle

Lately I have been inspired by the Native American Culture. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous...but it's so meaningful and spiritual. Have you ever really stopped to see the beauty in nature?

As my daughter Walks in Mesa, Arizona at a place called Anasazi...I Walk, too. I am learning and growing thanks to their amazing program based on Good Buffalo Eagle's book "The Seven Paths:Changing One's Way of Walking in the World". 

I HIGHLY recommend this book. It is available on Amazon here.

One of the founders of Anasazi and the author of the book is Good Buffalo Eagle. That's him...the older Native American gentleman wearing a white hat. I had the privilege of meeting him three weeks ago...the day we dropped our girl of the kindest men I have ever met.

 The Anasazi way is for each individual to connect with Mother Earth and the Creator. It is a beautiful journey I am currently on and so grateful to have found! Not only for my sweet Emma but for myself.

Each day I answer my workbook questions, pondering how I can Walk Forward more than Walk Backwards. And like the quote above I am learning that the point of my Walk here on this Earth is not about how successful I am or how much money I's not about how far I Walk and I KNOW now that the ONLY way I can Walk Forward is by changing my Heart.

"I could feel my heart walking farther and my feet stepping with more assurance upon the Earth. Just as the morning light sweeps away the night, the darkness within me began to be chased away by a dawn in my soul. then and many times since, my body and my heart have been illuminated alike...each of them saved by a sun. Young friend, have you felt what I am speaking of? Have you felt light in your soul? Have you felt warmth where before was coldness? As great as is the light above us, greater by far is the light within."  -Good Buffalo Eagle

I challenge you to think about YOUR Light this week. As Good Buffalo Eagle reminds us..."the outward light is but a reflection of the inner."

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Messy Art Love

"Happiness is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day."  -Benjamin Franklin

It's been nearly a month and one day since I've blogged. It's not that I didn't have anything to's just I've been busy with other things...staying connected through Instagram and my Facebook art groups...Mind.Body.Soul and Paint Happy. If you haven't stopped by lately be sure and say Hi:)

Along with my Paint Happy challenges I am enjoying playing along with the Art to the 5th girls and the Documented Life Project. What I REALLY love is my Dylusions art journal and ANYTHING Dina Wakely!!

This afternoon has been nice...just catching up on some friend's blogs...what inspiration I draw from each of them. Not only with my art but by how they live their lives! Jodene Shaw is one of the most beautiful souls out there. We have never met but one day I hope to not only sit and visit with her face to face but create!! Here is a fantastic post on being creative!!

My friend Leanne's blog post on living her dream is perfect for those of us that struggle with trying to live your creative dreams and have a job, family, etc. Check it out..."From Chaos Comes Happiness".

I am realizing that my very favorite art is messy. I am not an artist that likes clean lines and dark colors...I used to try and change that about myself...why?? I honestly don't know. Just trying to be the perfect artist I guess...why do we do that to ourselves??

My goal canvas for this year
I say create! Create what speaks to you. Tell YOUR Truth...speak your Heart!

What's holding you back??