Find the Divine

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Pondering the Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge #6 led me to this page. These are the prompts from Dina Wakely for this challenge.

(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 had been thinking about how the divine spirit fits into my life and certainly it nourishes me daily in the form of my creative practice which I consider to be a spiritual practice.  Creating feeds my soul which keeps me balanced. I access the sacred when I  teach because the intuitive practice is about finding the sacred within yourself and I try and create a safe space for my students to nourish themselves.  I know too well how I feel when I ignore my inner life for the pressures of the daily grind. Coming back to center, coming back to making with my heart and hands is what leads the way to the divine for me.  But I also know and feel deeply that I am blessed with the most marvelous friendships that feed me in a most joyous way, a supportive way, an inspirational way and with humor that makes me laugh out loud.  So I created this page as a tribute to spirit, to creative practice as spirit and most of all to each of you friends who feeds me, loves me, trusts me, uplifts me and makes me feel the way I do about you. I see your shining lights.  Thank you all.

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Comments

  1. This is just wonderful!! I love it!

  2. This is interesting. I love your work here!! I’m always curious about how people work out their inner lives on a page or a canvas or a floor or a wall before mom finds out and we get in trouble. I love your layers and colors here!
    I am not a believer, but I respect the desire we have to understand more and more.

  3. Keep that creative path open, dear Corrine. It serves you well!

  4. beautiful words for beautiful art. Thanks for sharing your light!

  5. If I didn’t have my art & my friends I’d be in a corner rocking back and forth! Love the look in your drawing’s eyes!

  6. I love your colors and the delightful drawing!

  7. I love that friend! Love the light and everything about your page. I’m beaming at you right now!

  8. I love the light of excitement in the eyes of your drawing and the layers of interest in the background. I agree with you that creative pursuits are food for the soul.

  9. Corrine, this painting is “divine”. I love your use of color, always. The words on the painting are perfect. You have a wonderful outlook on life and how blessed you are with your creative ways. I am posting this drawing on my blog sidebar with a link to your blog. (Unless you object).
    It is a joy being your friend.
    audrey
    xxoo

  10. Corrine., can I just say how I love your “just jump in” attitude with your work. Dang, woman. You are so nourishing as a teacher and a friend. I am blessed to have you in my life. Too mushy? Mean it.

  11. Amen!

  12. yes… and love the last image of the simple star… buon natale!

  13. Wonderful and light and quite moving!

  14. This piece is warm and loving. I feel good! Thanks!

  15. Wonderful page and I just love the little fellow you drew. He’s darling!

  16. This piece truly shows the light shining from your soul, when creating and feeling happy to be in the middle of a process, you love. Thankyou for being a little part of your life, and being able to see this shine dear Corrine.
    Hugs,Dorthe

  17. Your choice of colors always lift my spirits :)
    lovely work and words once again ….

  18. As usual… I smile when I read your posts! Thank you for being such an encouraging voice out there. It matters to me!

  19. Marilyn J. Rock says:

    I love your interpretation of this prompt. You have said it all that would express my feelings, too. Brilliant piece – I love it!!! xxoo

  20. We shine from within if we let ourselves, helped by the love of good friends & food for the soul.

  21. It has been truly amazing to discover that such bonds can be forged between people who don’t meet in person. Support, encouragement, advice, and laughter shared via a computer. Amazing, isn’t it? And yet just as valid as friendships forged over lunch or at work. Your description of the spirit found in your friendships is spot on – there is SO much spirit out there, in all forms. Your light shines brightly and we’re all so thankful!

  22. I love this! And your drawing is such an adorable creation brimming with personality. She looks like she deserves a children’s book or cartoon show of her own!

  23. Beautiful post Corrine. Beautiful, spiritual art and words.

  24. Thank you back. You share so many wonderful things, always inspiring…and I appreciate that.

    p.s. Love that last shot with the aqua star and all of the messy-painty-yumminess!

  25. Love the light and love that’s shines from this image. Merry Xmas
    Julie

  26. These images and words are uplifting and inspiring:)

  27. This is just wonderful, Corrine. You are such an encourager and inspirer. (Spellcheck doesn’t like those last few words for some reason, but I do.) Even though I know you only through the comments we leave on each others blogs I feel Like I see the light shining from your eyes!

  28. So great to see your love shining through! I definitely understand the need to run to my creative space at least for a little while every day!

  29. Beautiful page and I love the sentiment too :)

    x

  30. This is so sweet…. I love the words and the colours are gorgeous!

    Karenx

  31. simply awesome :)

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