'Wabi Sabi Moon', Drozda 2010
Today through Friday the days are referred to as the Disseminating phase. This is the sixth phase (out of the eight) that repeat month by month...moon by moon. Now time and space become available for sharing with others, through your words and your work, what you've learned since the cycle began on May 14.
This is subtle stuff...not something that you necessarily go out of your way to do, yet as you begin to track the manner in which you move through your world you may actually notice how your creative process naturally and intuitively flows with the qualities that we touch on here. Then, if you choose, you can factor this way of using time into your studio schedule. Aligning with the organic quality of the moon's rhythm gives us an easier way to allow all situations and circumstances to gently unfold.
The focus now is on Wisdom. So you have the chance to consciously disseminate that. I'm currently reading a marvelous book that I choose for this cycle: Joyful Wisdom by Yongey Mingyur. Another great studio companion is The Thirteen Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams...rich in First Nation stories to enrich the creative walk.
On Friday we step into the Last Quarter phase and the focused monthly time that is set aside for prayerful gratitude is here. How empowering it is to be grateful for everything. What a fine exercise during this time to write out all that's come to visit since May 14 when the New Wisdom Moon began.
I wandered a bit this week looking for simplicity and made a few additions to my Wabi Sabi portfolio:
'Wabi Sabi Sunset', Drozda 2010
It was a different kind of week. It strarted, as always, in the studio.
'Tree Rings', Drozda 2010
works in process
And it's ended, after much new and different experience, with a holiday in the garden relaxing on the back porch...
This week my bicycle and I had an adventure resulting in two broken bones This cast that will be with me for the next 6-8 weeks. Tomorrow I begin a week long residency. Hundred.s of students will join me and we'll explore the joys and wonders of working with the non dominant hand.
The Wisdom that I have acquired this month is that even a sudden accident can carry multiple silver linings. I immediately began to ask for the best outcome and it has been one demonstration after another of Merci33...thank you, All is Well.
~May you sing the days