Saturday, June 2, 2007

new calendar page...


I have a great calendar of artwork and Rumi quotes. Every month I get to have a new theme when I turn the page. Here is the quote for June...


"Keep knocking and the joy inside
will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there."


How often do we expect that joy will come from somewhere outside of ourselves...what if we knew that it was inside of us all along, and we just have to keep calling it out until it responds?...

Actually, what if it is waiting for us to do just that, and withering away inside when we don't?

In a recent workshop with Sheila Reynolds, who is a trance channel...i.e. she allows herself to be a conduit for the voice of spirit guides...one entity that spoke through her called itself Joy and told us that joy is always available to us, we push it away because we think that we have to do other things that are more important and practical...and so we keep putting off joy...how sad for us. When we find our joy first...everything else falls into place so much more smoothly and...yes, joyfully!

The artwork shown is from the calendar artist's website...Matt Manley
and is copyright the artist. It is the art that is on my calendar for June. I'm sure that posting photos borrowed from other people's websites is pushing the limits on copyright protection, but many will allow it when links and authorship are provided, so hopefully this is ok. Please go to the site to see some more wonderful work by this artist. And here...Brush Dance...for some of the journals and cards available with his work on them.

One more....
...Everything you want and need
is inside you....Rumi

2 comments:

kvanhuys@mac.com said...

What a beautiful calendar! I found an interesting one this year called a soul calendar, based on the meditations of the cycles of the year, by Rudolph Steiner. Lovely watercolour veil paintings...

Do you know the poem by Rumi... "Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong, there is a field. I'll meet you there." My favourite!

Cindy said...

We're definitely on the same wavelength! That's a great Rumi quote. And how nice for you to have those veil paintings to look at...they can be so uplifting and peaceful. The painting process is a long one, each layer of color has to dry before the next one can be applied. The result is a very luminous painting. I thought I might try it at one time, but I never did. I think wet-on-wet painting was more my style, letting the colors blend into each other and do as they pleased. That would actually be a good way of illustrating the Rumi quote...the colors meeting in the field and creating something new!