Happy Spring, 2020. Or Fall, in the Southern Hemisphere. May all of us have balance and equanimity, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, through difficult times.
May we intend and seek balance in the natural world. May this time of change, no matter how uncomfortable, result in deep, social and cultural changes for the better. As we are suddenly faced with not living life as usual, may we reassess, review values and be open to new ways of being, based upon compassion and care for each other and the earth.
May we navigate through chaos and fear, with love and trust in the divine plan. May we counter negativity with receptivity, strength and the courage to let go of what was and focus upon creating what can be. May those of us who are fortunate to be isolated in ideal environments take advantage of time for rest, introspection and creativity in good health. May we send blessings and support to those who are sick and otherwise struggling in not so beneficial environments, experiencing spiking stress and added responsibilities.
May it be so.
From time to time, I play around with making doors, invitations into portals that are entryways into the unknown. Here's one. I made the frame some time ago and recently shot some pictures of frost, then digitally altered and added them to make a final image. The sphere represents new realities to be discovered. What new world could be stepped into?
Portals are mysterious, enticing, and scary-what's on the other side? It's intriguing, to decide to open a door or to walk away. To choose what's familiar or to choose metamorphosis, with trust and courage? To follow curiosity, to take risks, to dream large?
I like portals into dreamtime, into mindscapes where imagination thrives. Where else can you access the thoughtstream, to receive ideas and add intentions to it?
I like multidimensional, liminal spaces between worlds, ghostly, haunted and ripe with possibilities. I like portals in nature. Where else can you have a conversation with a tree, listen to a river's wisdom, see images in clouds or enter fairyland? Where else can you sense what goes on in seemingly empty spaces in the natural world, where energies and unseen forces are at play?