Rae’s Wellness Art-ivity invitation this week was Be Still.
I love this picture of a poppy in its first stages of opening. We often think of plants as dynamic and growing and get caught up in that expanding energy, and yet at every point there is also a time of stillness. A breath. A gathering in stillness before the next push. So that’s what I’ve tried to do this week. Be aware of those moments of stillness. To be fully in them.
And so this has been a week when I’ve been working consciously with the energies of being Contained, Protected, Surrounded. There is a fullness in stillness; a centering and remembering who we really are. It’s almost as though focusing in stillness, allows a spaciousness to grow all around you. And for me that spaciousness felt important this week – for prayers, and dreaming peace, and comforting those in need.
I’ve taken a photo of what I’ve put on my altar as I send love and prayers to those suffering in Japan. The goddess is Amaterasu, a Japanese sun goddess, and I’ve included a large heart-shaped seed pod, filled with rose petals and heart stones and a feather.
May our wellness journeys always include stillness and the spaciousness it offers.
Lovely. Thank you for your reminder of the life of a seed. I like seeing it reflected on your altar as well. Your sculpture of Amaterasu is beautiful. Did you make her? I have been enjoying stories of her for years now and sometimes find myself playing with her name.
I agree Rae – Amaterasu certainly can be compelling! The piece on my altar was made by Karen McGovern of Beadkeepers Art and Jewelry Design.