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We are Never Alone

March 27, 2008 4 comments

The Goddess

I have always known – at a mental level – that there are divine aspects present in our lives, no matter how I specifically choose to perceive and name them. One or several forces, entities, things I can hardly describe in words that make sense, surround me at all times. Most of the time, however, I somehow manage to ignore this fact, living my life as if there was absolutely nothing special happening.

That changed somehow after watching one of Stephens latest video post about Ho’oponopono, which made me (re-)discover this fascinating concept (I don’t know how to pronounce it either!). It really hit me on a gut level that our own connection to divinity is not something we vaguely know to exist, but something that can be lived with every cell of our bodies, every moment. This connection is one of the most amazing gifts of this life – the ability to just let go of our pains and be filled with love and inspiration by just asking for it.

In my case, this connection to the divine manifests itself in the form of digital art, words, ideas; but it’s something different for every person. So what about you? Do you nurture this connection to the divine in your life? How does it express itself physically? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments.

Building a Solid Foundation

March 15, 2008 6 comments

black & white

There’s something that can be said about the depth of shadows and style that come out in an image when you remove the clutter of too much bright coloration. Doing a black & white fractal like this once in a while really brings me back to the core of art.

I love complex, elaborate works (be they books, movies, games, images) but if the central expressive force can’t stand on its own, the rest is just wasted effort. I’ve been adjusting my own direction lately, and while my external projects might not seem to be moving along very fast, my internal structures are changing at an alarming rate, placing the foundation for great things to come.

This principle applies to everybody, all the time. You may think you have nothing going on right now, but there will always be a project of utmost importance on your plate: the unfolding of your own life, the creative expression of your soul. Don’t let it crumble under its own weight.

So how does your foundation look? Right now it may not make a difference, but a few years down the road it will be crystal clear what kind of heart your project had. Don’t confuse embelishment with good craft, don’t let your “creativity”, “vision” or “plans” get in the way of building solidly, from the ground up.

Does Beauty need an Explanation?

March 6, 2008 9 comments

Seed

I don’t think she does.

Beauty is fundamentally subjective, and no explanation does her justice. Just let her flow right into you, let the seed she carries be planted. Soon, you’ll discover that an unexplicable spark – usually only noticed in those rare moments you seem more awake than usual – is present everywhere, whispering to your senses. What a joy life becomes when you find that spark!

Categories: Art, Inspiration, Magic, Thoughts