Saturday, June 05, 2010

Listen to the whispers...

This collage was created for GhostWorks Texture Competition #12 with the wonderful texture from Skeletal Mess

Continuing with my personal "Postgraduate Studies" program, I thought I would play with Eric Maisel's  The Ten Zen Seconds incantation "I am completely stopping" or my version "Can I completely stop?". I would like to practice moving from my “everyday mode” to that quieter, deeper, more passionate “space” where possibilities occur.    I also found Kelly Rae Roberts' book, Taking Flight very encouraging of listening to the whispers within the stillness that are there when we completely stop. 

 And she quotes a bit of a Terma Collective poem from "The Box" which I particularly love:
"What in your life is calling you?
When all the noise is silenced,
the meetings adjourned,
the lists laid aside...
what still pulls on your soul?"

Want the whole poem?  Here it is:

And suddenly, out of the silence, someone whispered to me:
"You are the one. Come immediately!"

What in your life is calling you?
When all the noise is silenced,
the meetings adjourned,
the lists laid aside,
& the wild iris blooms by itself
in the dark forest,
what still pulls on your soul?
In the silence
between your heartbeats
hides a summons.
Do you hear it?
Name it, if you must,
or leave it forever nameless,
but why pretend it is not there?
Don't think for a moment
the Mind
that designed the maple leaf,
the mountain, & the Milky Way,
(our endless need to love & be loved)
has forgotten you.

It was a still, foggy morning in Prospect, the Rhubarb was slightly out of control but I thought what a fine thing for a little Pereeerica layer, Dark Teal Clouds!  Thank you Pareeerica!


Bill C. said...

I love this post! The poem is wonderful.

Kathleen said...

Hi Lani Puppetmaker! I am thrilled to be visiting your blog. It is so lovely, even more, if that is imaginable, than last time I was here. Thank you for your inspiring post. Eric Maisel really knows how to give a nudge.

I was delighted to see you on The Altered Page Blog under the Book Guild 9 post.

The internet facilitates yet another virtual weaving of mixed media musings.