The Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge #6 is as below
It's from the Blog "Artists in Blogland"
- Headline Prompt: Divided by God: What does "God" mean to you? How do you access"God" or the divine or the sacred in your life?
- Color Prompt: Metallics - gold, silver, copper, bronze, or all of them!
- Quote Prompt: "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart, is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." The Dalai Lama
I was inspired by the Quote Prompt.. For years I've said to myself I need not go to Temple to Pray. That God hears me wherever I am.. That Love is the Key in our own hearts and that we have to be kind on a daily basis.. I was floored when I read that quote by the Dalai Lama.. It so goes with my own thinking.
Though I admit I'm not always kind. I'm not always Kind to my husband when he screws up with this problem he has. I'm not always kind to myself especially when I fear making certain decisions so much. I beat myself up on a daily basis and I know that isn't Godly at all!! But I do try. One day at a time I try to live with my own decisions right or wrong and give to the people I love rather then belittle them. I'm pretty good at belittling someone especially if I love them. It was done by Mother and her Mother and her mother and down and around we go. I try to break this chain all the time. When I do catch myself doing it.
So anyways when I was creating this piece I was thinking about the prompt and how if I didn't have a God in my heart always there I couldn't face my Tomorrows at all.. I'm scared for my tomorrows right now. So many problems with Health both Physically and Emotionally and of coarse there is always the money problems that loom over us.. I vowed when I was creating this piece that the New Year would bring me to Face my tomorrows. Not hide my head in the sand..
This was a great prompt for me.. When I do any type of Art it's become very Godly for me. It's my way of reaching the Sacred in my Life.. The Devine. I was telling a friend the other day that I thought God had abandoned me. She tried to reassure me that God hasn't left me. It's me that left me. I lost myself somewhere down the road as I got older... At the age of 61 I have felt lost and abandoned with so many problems I'm having. But when I really do look at everything and get off my Pity Pot I'm so much better off then others I know.. I just need to appreciate what I do have and not what I don't have.. I am losing the use of my legs and the pain is awful but I had so many years of dancing Professionally. That was my passion then. I have that experience to lean on. I took it to the limits with my abilities to dance! How many other people can say that they obtained a Dream..This to me was a gift from God.. When I used to hear that roar of applause for me I used to cry from being so grateful that I could give pleasure like that to people..The Applause was like a drug for me. I was so addicted to it. It meant that I made someone happy if just for the night or even the moment.. Okay so now I can't walk anymore but ohhh I do have the memory of doing much more then just walking! I need to be grateful for the experiences I have had in my life. It's not over by no means. It's just slowed down one hell of a lot!! Maybe that's God way of telling me to stop and smell the roses for a change.. I've become very fearful in my old age. I was just the opposite when I was younger. I jumped into everything and anything.. I was fearless!! so now why all the fear? I don't know it's like this switch got put on inside me and I need to click it off!! not so easy I say.. but as I do my artwork and as I look inside myself honestly a tiny layer of fear comes off of me.. Not fast enough for me but like the Challenge does say I need to Fall Fearless and Fly.. Okay so someone give me a push off this ledge! I'm Ready! LOL
Head on over to Artists in Blogland and see some fabulous artwork using these prompts..
Hey Thanks for stopping by. I didn't mean to get so heavy on everyone.. Just stuff that's going on lately within me.. It's a Heavy Prompt! LOL