Friday, March 9, 2012

Get Inspired!

Night lingers. Dawn slips through the crack on the horizon, pushing into the darkness, lighting up the night.

Snow still covers the ground but warm temperatures are quickly melting the evidence of its fall. Wisps of spring dance on the horizon, just over the next hill, the next valley. Promises of blossoms to come tantalize my senses.

I search for my first sight of a robin.

I am in the time of waiting.

Like Lent.

That time when the promise of something greater than this winter landscape enters my soul and pushes me into wakefulness.

March 9 Mandala
In the Soul of a Pilgrim retreat I am taking through Abbey of the Arts, I wrote in my retreat journal, "Love blossoms in dark and light for love is the portal to my heart." It was in response to the mandala I drew that day to honour my journey into the desert.

One of the processes in the retreat is to create a mandala a day representing your journey.

I have been inspired by this process. I've used different mediums. Even created a digital mandala using Paint.

And in the process, the exploration of medium, of expressing my state of being through a daily mandala has inspired me to keep creating. Keep exploring. Keep moving deeper into the desert.

What about you? What gets you inspired? What fires up your desire to explore the hidden landscape of your heart?

To give your inspiration muscles a boost, I am sharing a composition from one of my favourite groups. The Piano Guys.

They never cease to inspire and amaze me. They never cease to wake my spirit up!



Anonymous said...

I always start my day with reading your blogs Louise (I'm a faithful older sister). I am now really inspired after listening to "Over The Rainbow", by the "Piano Guys". Thank-you for all that you write, everyday, and for always starting my day well. Your loving sister, Jackie

Louise Gallagher said...

Awww Jackie. You just made my heart cry with joy!

Thank you beloved sister of mine.


Maureen said...

Reading late today. What a nice treat to find The Piano Guys. They're so joyful in their playing, who cannot be made to smile listening to them?!

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

warm beach....ahhhh.

Sandra Heska King said...

Oh my word! That is amazing, beautiful. Thank you for sharing this, my friend!

Our robins are back. It won't be long now. :)

Anonymous said...

i have always liked "over the rainbow" :-)

S. Etole said...

guess I forgot to come back earlier and tell you how much I enjoyed this!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I have a love for stories,
for movies,
literature in any form
that inspires me beyond words.
And somehow nature tells me
those stories in the most
intricate detail of all.
Funny, that, isn't it.
I love what you're doing
with your art and heart.
Cheering you on,

sharmishtha said...

creativity is one of the greatest blessings :)