Welcome to April!
Sometimes you get lucky and see something that blows your mind and heart wide open. The picture on the right is one of those things, and trust me the picture does not do this piece of art justice. I was pleasantly surprised to discover Radiant Runes, a Vancouver Island artist, at a Gem and Mineral show in March. The energy that these pieces gave off was indeed incredible. A beautiful, natural mix of crystals and wood, which is hand selected. Once selected, each piece becomes a work of art, which has small light strings threaded through to light up the crystals from below. Check out Radiant Runes on Facebook and Etsy; you can purchase directly from there. 10% of all profits go to the Cumberland Community Forest Society. Trust me when I say the energy is very pure, it is very fresh, and I attribute that to the gentle energy of the artist, Jon Baker. The company’s motto “We need the darkness to revel in the light.” Looking forward to selecting a piece to call mine this month!
Seeing this reminded me that we need almost to take off our “eyes” so to speak, and not to see things as we always do. To look beyond face value into the depths, and indeed see something for all its potential. How many of us would notice the branches that have fallen off a tree in a windstorm and see a piece of art waiting to be created? What could we see in our world if we put down our conditions from past perception and see it with fresh eyes? I think we would see that there is so much hope and promise.
Today my soul was urging me to let go of my logic and find a puddle to dance in. To throw caution to the wind and disregard that my hair does not like the rain and just go for it. To let my thoughts slip past the idea of wet socks and ruined shoes (yuk) and just enjoy the pure joy of jumping in a puddle and seeing the water splash up. The birds seemed to be in agreement with my soul and were chirping cheerfully. I could almost hear them say “puddle, puddle, puddle!” It brought a smile to my face, but alas, logic and being at work won out, but the joy of the thought stayed with me all day!
There seems to be magic afoot, and I encourage all of you to find something that brings joy to you, no matter how silly or insignificant it seems. April, the showers might be torrential, but with the showers comes the hope and promise of a beautiful spring. Soon everything will be budding and blossoming, the flowers, the trees, and even you.
Always thinking, always observing, always wondering and pondering the things that make life go round.