“There is only ever one path / you are on when you are on the / path to God. / Many ways may suggest themselves; / many good alternatives may come. / Just gather them to that / one path that / is already yours / that is God’s / that is yours.” —Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart by Jon M. Sweeney & Mark S. Burrows, p. 46
Like a Tree of Life,
Wisdom’s ways, rooted, rising,
gather us in peace.
“You were the seeker; you were the sought. Eventually, in moments of deep stillness or unbearable anguish, lover and Beloved melded. Only Love remained.” —Mirabai Starr, Wild Mercy
Pondering the kernel moments of the Guild’s Celtic triple spiral labyrinth… and how in each pod there is a winding inward, which could be construed as seeking, and an unwinding outward, perhaps a movement of being sought… an ever-folding-and-unfolding “cosmic dance of becoming and dissolving.”
“Icons—and other forms of art—are invitations to look beyond the brushstrokes, colors, and shapes to the deeper mystery and meaning.” ~Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation
It was a sweet moment this morning when I realized the journaling image I was working on was a reflection of the lovely breakfast table set by my friend, Carla… Thank you, Carla, for your warm hospitality.
Is it any surprise what Mama love can do?
“Seven Years of Wonder” is a daily look back at my creative journaling posts since 2014. I began this journey on Feb. 11, 2021, and hope to continue through Feb. 10, 2022. What am I learning about my art and faith journey thus far? What has remained constant? Where have I been changed? How is this impacting present and future art-making?
A deep bow of gratitude to you for keeping me company on this journey.