As the air picks up a chill and the Aspen leaves turn to fire, I feel an unusual reluctance to go back into my creative den. Usually I am more than ready to retreat from the busy outer world and take refuge in my inner world where the voice of Spirit is more clear. Yet this year my travels and activities have lit a bigger fire that wants to keep exploring the world.
Not until Bear Medicine literally walked across the road in front of my car, in broad daylight (something that rarely ever happens in this part of the valley), was I willing to honor the inner call tugging inside of me. For me Bear medicine is part of my maternal lineage from England and reminds me of the creative, feminine power that lies within us.
Many years ago now, Bear medicine first made her physical appearance walking across a trail I was hiking on with my husky. I was awakened in the middle of the following night by the call to write an entire story, which is something my mother used to do before her death decades ago. I knew she was helping me and my first, mythical story about my own healing journey poured forth all at once in an inspired rush. This is what happened to her all the time, but never had I experienced anything like it before.
Once again I allow this Divine, Creative, Feminine energy to flow through me unrestrained. Yet now it is in the form of images on my stacks of handmade paper from my past career as a papermaker. It is time to bring together all of the inspiration and experience of the last 2 decades into this Creative Awakening process. It is my way, my journey, and it is what I share with all of you who are fellow travelers on this inner exploration. I acquiesce to this powerful force within me and trust it is time for the next leg of the inner journey to begin.
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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