When I saw this latest painting by Kelly Rae Roberts….I thought this image was the closest art similarity to the way my mind works…that I have ever seen on canvas. I have often wished that I could lock up my self-detrimental over-thinking and just let the universe guide my way. What a relief it would be to just let go and trust in a Power greater than me! And isn’t that what God tries to tell and show us each and every day?
But as hard as I try…sometimes more successfully than others…I find myself still trying to hang onto that last piece of the string left by the far-away kite of change.
* Now I know (what I have already suspected) Kelly Rae and I are soul sisters of a type)…picturing in our memory images solutions to every day problems.
On her latest blog she had big news….she and her husband, John, and their eight-year-old son, True, are moving to the country…to a simpler life. She had resisted it for years while her husband has yearned to live in a small town surrounded by woods and mountains.
But recently Kelly knew the time was right. This was where their family belonged now. They are moving to the middle of Oregon, from Portland, to a small artsy town called Sisters.
It got is name from three volcanic mountains, named the Sisters, that surround the town. The sisters’ names are Faith, Hope, and Charity. All the signs started coming together to make this move go smoothly…or as we would say God’s Winks started appearing.
“And this is me, (Kelly writes) a few days ago at our yard sale. Letting our belongings go. Embracing change. Embracing new beginnings. Trusting that we’ll land right where we’re supposed to be. Trusting the mess during the fall. Being sensitive to all this means for True, my parents, and us, including the hard parts.”
There is an ease that comes with letting go and allowing, a sweet spot of breathing room to let the universe (or packers, or movers, or realtors…) do their job.
Allowing the unfolding is about openness, immense amounts of trust, and the magic waiting for us when we’re willing to truly let go, even just a little bit.”
The nice thing about letting go of “over-thinking” is that we don’t even have to make a physical change or move….just a spiritual one. Letting go isn’t a one time thing; it is an every day thing we must face head-on, with faith leading the path, while we wave good-bye.
So until tomorrow…
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
We finally did it last night. We got my brother down here for his belated birthday. Just in the nick of time….my niece (Ben’s daughter) had oral surgery (some wisdom teeth removal) early this morning so last night, as we humorously recognized, was Bekah’s “Last Supper” for awhile. Ady, my grand-niece was also here..so it ended up being a nice (long over-due) family gathering.
*Thinking of you today Bekah and hope all goes well and you will be up and at’em again in no time!