Lately i've been feeling inspired by the wonderful infectious connections in humanity, and especially who the blog world has connected and offered each other; Pay it Forward, One World One Heart, You Make a Difference.
Seeing today is New Moon in Aries, giving energy to new beginnings, pioneering and forging ahead I felt the urge to create "Soul Connections, Sole Message". Some of the inspiration also came from the song Message in the Bottle, by Sting and the Police. I had heard the song many, many times but didn't really click into the meaning of the worlds. (I've just included the verses as we all know the chorus!)
Just a castaway,
an island lost at sea, oh
Another lonely day,
with no one here but me, oh
More loneliness than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh
A year has passed since I wrote my note
But I should have known this right from the start
Only hope can keep me together
Love can mend your life but
Love can break your heart
Walked out this morning,
don't believe what I saw
Hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore
Seems I'm not alone at being alone
Hundred billion castaways, looking for a home
Then reading some Wiki......
The song is ostensibly about a castaway on an island, who sends out a message in a bottle to seek help. A year later, he feels that there is no need for love. Later on, he sees "a hundred billion bottles" on the shore, finding out that there are more people like him out there."Message in a Bottle" may also be read as a lament of isolation and loneliness caused by the loss of a loved one ("love can break your heart"): he seeks help but gets no reply, then realizes that there are many more people out there like him, suggesting that everyone has to deal with loss and loneliness as part of the human experience. The island and the bottle are metaphors; by reaching out, the protagonist discovers he is not alone, and that other people share his feelings of alienation...
With all this inspiration I've realised it only takes a small amount of energy and perhaps some courage to send, speak or sing (lol) a soul touching message to someone. A loved one, a friend, a child or a stranger....to help become aware of the connections we have with each other.It only takes a few words to make a meaningful message.
SO what I'm asking of you is to leave a positive comment, one that you might say if the world was listening. And i would love to gift this original painting to a lucky messenger as my way of saying 'Thank You'. The draw will be on the next New Moon in Taurus, Monday 5th May.Please leave some email details if you are not a blogger, so I can contact you. If you are a blogger and would love to take up this challenge and spread the Soul Connection please do. Send me you blog address and I'll post a link. Please use the image above in your post. This Challenge will then close on 5th May for 2008.
We are all connected and just as Sting sung there are many, many others across the world feeling the same sort of feelings.Lets connect the World with positive messages....
"No Man is an Island"
My Heartfelt thanks goes to
Pam at Art and Soul
Serena at Searen Art & Design
Bethel at Bethel of Bethania
Amy at Lone Star Art
Anita at Anita Davies
Craftyhala at Simply Sage