ARTwork: turning water in vines?
Lots of inner spring cleaning going on this month. I did a yoga flow with Jennilee Toner on EkhartYoga which emphasized the water element, and I realized how clogged with stiffness my body was. I spend a lot of my yoga practice either burning fire with core workouts or building the earth element with fixed postures. Not enough water or flow.
I've also always loved vines and in this practice, Jennilee talked about being in tree pose without being overly static. To be like a vine which is like water....because they both adapt to the shape of their "container."
I had a family member say that my obsession with vines was why I attracted clingy people into my life. I don't know if that's true....but I do know that I love the way water flows, the way emotions can flow through us, the way one positive event (like doing something nice for a stranger) can recreate your whole day.
A lot of my past artwork has been very watery and flowy, with sweeping curves and wave-like shapes. This month's artwork shows a different kind of flow: one which speaks to inner, more subtle flows.
This painting speaks to me about wholeness. That the true reward is acting from a place of feeling complete. As we practice this more and more, our life begins to have a flow in a very positive direction. We move from the density of our past into a lighter, brighter tomorrow.
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