She came upon them in the fading light. They were old, so very old. They lie in a jumbled heap as if some giant had used them for bowling pins. She felt a tingle run through her as she stroked them gently with her fingers. Hues of chartreuse and amber lichen pattered their surface adding to the richness of the time etched stone. She even thought she saw some kind of writing on them.
Just then the moon began to crest the far ridge in the east and its cool light washed over the massive stones, defining their curves and edges. Was it her imagination playing tricks on her or did she feel something...like an almost imperceptible seismic tremor? No, it wasn't the earth, it was the stones that lay upon it!
Startled, she moved back to get her bearing. It couldn't be! They were moving! They must have weighted tons and yet there was no doubt, they were moving. She sat down on a small patch of grass and watched in amazement. She didn't know how long she was there. Was it hours? She was mesmerized by this impossible sight. They were slowly stacking themselves in an upright formation, leaning on each other to make an angular arch, which the moon shone through.
Eventually it was still again, except for a slight breeze rusting the dry branches. She didn't know what to do. There was nothing to do and no one to tell. Who would believe her anyway? So she joined her hands and made a deep bow to the stones and the moon shining through them. Then she turned to walk home.
Tomorrow she could return in the light of day to see if it really happened, to see if they were still standing......or had they been that way all along?
Mixed media painting and story by Jeanette Amlie.
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What a glorious first day of Spring. I hope you are all reveling in the signs of new life that are emerging around us. Granted, that can be pretty subtle in this high alpine desert, but welcome none-the-less.
So today I share with you a new deck of Oracle Cards that flowed out of me unrestrained like a rushing, mountain stream. I guess it was time as I have been thinking of these for literally years now. I have no idea how they will be reproduced, but since interest has already been expressed, I shall open my heart and mind to the guidance of Spirit and see how it can be done.
For now I am using them in my own daily, creative writing and arting explorations. Soon I will invite you to join me in creating your own. If you are interested in being notified of upcoming workshops just subscribe to the mailing list to the right of this post.
Blessed Awakening to you all!!!
Welcome to my Painted Journey. I invite you to join me as I explore this process of intuitive painting, uncensored writing and somatic awareness. This work is calling me out of my Spiritual/Creative Closet. It is a passionate adventure in re-discovering why I am here and I know that by sharing the journey we will grow and learn together! ♡ Jeanette
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