I often hear that in life there are defining moments, or is that just in the movies they say that? No. It does happen in real life. This morning the hugest 'aha' tinkled over me, like the sound of a rain making instrument.....it was after reading these words.
"When we value what we're doing enough to promote it, then other folks will too." Kelly Rae
Although I have heard these words before, perhaps in different ways, today the penny dropped and I got it big time. When I looked at the creating I'm doing at the moment, I'm taking a piece of unwanted linen, transforming it with the tools that I have, lovingly, and creating beauty.
So if art reflects life and life reflects art, what does that say about me?
My creative contribution revolves around being resourceful and recycling, knowing that all that we need is already within. unwanted + transformation and love= unusual beauty. I can see the underlying value, the hidden potential in the discarded. Putting it into words has defined and quantified it. Like a formula for my purpose, my direction, my goals, my answers and my solutions.
I get it, I get it, I get it!
Why today? I was ready. I can see that I had to experience the unwanted, the unloved, the rejection, the valuelessness to understand that place. To see how the transformation with love works.
Now I can move on.