I thank God every time I put a piece of art into the world.. Wether it be visual collage or writing or poetry or a blog post.
My heart and soul for all to see.
I do try not to make everything overtly religious. Because I want people to see beyond religion. To the soul.. spirit… heart.. beauty of life.. I want to evoke rawness.. authenticity… truth.. peace.. Always am I influenced by my faith and by Gods Spirit. I want it to be personal and free.. I want HIM to be seen in me rather than by me..
In person I’m not influential. I don’t try to be. But I truly desire to be seen in Spirit and I’m so thankful that I can freely share the way I do..
((A little different but mostly the same as I journaled))
It’s a weird thing being an inately shy person and baring your heart and soul. Ironic calling and inner drive that also goes against the social norm. Makes what you do stand out, make it look like your seeking attention. When that’s furtherest from the truth. Your natural inclination as an introvert is to hide away. Which is actually the best place to do creative work. From your cave you can easily use your imagination. Strangely here your spirit is free. To move beyond your limitations. Spring board to bring forth buried treasures. Not as easily distracted. Time to go deep. Nothing to compare yourself too so there are virtually no limitations. So what seems weakness becomes strength. The things that come from you inside you are not because of your greatness but because you allowed it to flow. You didn’t fight it. You used it. Despite how it makes you look. Despite what people think. Yes it makes you stand out even more. There’s your platform right there. A small voice that echoes. That has not stopped speaking. Which saw that circumstances can’t stop you. God knows that’s it’s at the edges of yourself He will show you greater things. So it’s best to keep going even when it seems pointless. Even when people turn away. People label you. Truth rises up. Blood cries out. Spirit rises up. You’ve left a mark. You’ve got a story. All that has tried to stop you has failed. All that has happened has turned your weakness to POWER…
Power to overcome * to share * speak the truth * accept imperfections * stand firm * let my light shine * to be unashamedly myself * enjoy abundant life * be at peace * know it all matters *to live free * transcend circumstances * choose life*
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
It’s what’s I do. It’s how I’ve survived. In this life at least. It’s where I turn up strongest. It’s not like everyone else. But I see the beauty of that. If I sit with you. I’m quiet, reserved, 1/4 of the person I am. Uncomfortable. Difficult if not impossible to contribute. So I flow where it’s easy and I’m free. Do you miss me because I’m not there or because I break traditions? Make you feel uncomfortable? If you search for me you’ll find me easily enough. Would you rather I was a lifeless shell or a functioning freely flowing spirit? Every word here my spirits breath. I very much consider a place of awakening. My epiphany if you will.
There’s a human hand writing, soul leaking through imperfection. God breathing through me.
Why would I want to be anywhere else?
Unless it was needed more. My children, my life but they are growing up with lives of their own choosing.
The joys that come when you become the beauty of what remains of passing through difficulties, the dark tunnels of life and appearing in brightest light at the other end!!!
Breaking through to the promised land!!
One of my Journalling pages inspired by “Dreaming on Paper” course I’m doing with Lisa Sonara.
Phrase Poetry.. Challenging because your cutting out words and rearranging them to say something totally different. My spin on them. Really enjoying this course. Using my art supplies too!!
Everything I use here means something to me.. Love love love what turns up..
I typed out the words I used below the pic..
Life on a page is born.
It’s really important to morph and step into who it is we are truly meant to be. Every challenge or roadblock teaches us something. The key to honesty. To unleash my personal stamp of creative energy. I realised that structure wasn’t right for me. ‘Unboxing’ it on a page is such a powerful force to fully disengage from transitory elements, the usual environment and absorb the space to let go be really present in the activity that I’m doing.
If I have one tip, please retain your shimmering mystery.