GODDESS PROJECT: Made in Her Image
“I am my own muse, the subject I know best.” -Frida Kahlo
You probably first heard briefly about the MUSES from Roman and Greek mythology in high school, the many Goddess daughters responsible for creativity. (A la the movie, XANADU!) Now just a term artists throw around meaning the female who is inspiring their artwork. Even the word “INSPIRE” means “Spirit within.” It is said that the Divine Feminine is the “right brain” of the Godhead. Wikipedia describes art as “The production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.” It has been scientifically proven that BEING CREATIVE IS HEALING and raises one’s vibration.
“Don’t be surprised if the effects of art therapy lead to a general sense of relief and overall better mental health.” http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-benefits/#.V5uC7_Q8KJI
Many cultures have always known that through this creativity you are connecting with the Divine. There are many actual Goddesses worshiped in many traditions for being Art Goddesses, including SARASWATI. https://plus.google.com/107287050579003737566/posts/HSGvemWxrHA
Our Art Goddess model Muse, Gina, says “For me, Art offers a freedom of expression, and an understanding of ‘other’ beyond what words can describe. Art speaks it’s own language.” She goes on to say “It makes total sense to me that these representations of creating art/poetry/music are female….females are the divine creators of the world.”
Our brave Goddess Gina considers herself “an amateur artist who paints, draws and dabbles in other mediums. I have worked as an art model/muse for painters and photographers. Creating art is my personal outlet to escape from the ordinary, and EXPAND MY MIND AND HEART beyond myself.”
Because we live in a LEFT-BRAIN PATRIARCHIAL society, art and music are the first educational budgets cut, yet they are the most healing and beneficial often seen as a form of meditation. So, to HEAL OUR PLANET, it’s our duty to create and appreciate beauty in art as an important way of reconnecting with the Divine and lifting everyone up!
She Let Go
a Poem by Rev. Safire Rose
“She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.”
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Thanks to David Clanton for the photography and computer magic! DavidClanton.com.