Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s famous quote: “We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a physical experience” is one I have been thinking about a lot the past few days. I have read it in his works, I have heard this quote repeated and expounded on by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, and Deepak Chopra and others over the years and when I let it sink in, it has a very life-altering effect on me.
What I love about this statement is that is helps me to easily become the “Observer” of my life here on Earth, and it helps to dissolve some of the circumstantial worries or concerns that crop up in my daily life. When I remember that my Soul is the Eternal Core of My Being, and that my Body is the Temporary Incarnation of my Soul, I do not worry so much about some of the aches and pains and signs that I am not as young as I used to be! These words from Chardin help me to remember that all of Creation is in Movement and Constant Flowing of Birth, Life, Death and Re-Birth into Eternity. This life on Earth, our Human Experience is very Important and very Sacred, but it is not the Whole Story…it is a Part of it. (Probably a Small Part!)
This painting is one that I have chosen among the hundreds of paintings I have done, to be my “Inner Self Portrait.” It is how I feel on the Inside…This is the place where I know I have Existed in the Heart of God forever and I will Never Stop Existing. I am a Spiritual Being having a Human experience. This painting means a lot to me, as it was one of the first ones that was full of hope and was not a communication of pain. It is Female and Male, Heavenly and Earthly, Open and Vulnerable, but Strong and made Wise by Pain and Healing.
Today I Am and You Are and We Always Will Be…Deo Gratias.
With my Gift from the Heart, Z Moim Dar z Serca, Con il mio Dono dal Cuore,
* For those of you who may not know, I have published a series of three books that tell the story of my recovery and healing from profoundly intense physical, sexual and spiritual abuse. These books have dozens of paintings that I did during my process and those paintings are a core form of communication I used in my Healing. These books are available on Amazon. I hope you will read them and pass them on to others !
This White House (Book One), Going Sane (Book Two) and A Spectacular Dawn (Book Three)