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Posts tagged ‘New Year’

Starting a New Year of Daily Prompt Love <3 What's Next

Today starts Year Three of my Daily Prompt Love ❤ May we all find inspiration and hope and peace and Love–always Love–in 2018. 

1 January 2018

Make art about what’s next. 

what's next

 

 

Daily Prompt Love x 2 <3 Release & Tradition

30 December 2017

He judged the instant and let go; he flung himself loose into the stars.”-Annie Dillard

Make art about release, about releasing something painful, or something beautiful.

release

31 December 2017

Make art inspired by an interesting New Year’s tradition.

25 Strangest New Year’s Traditions From Around The World by David Pegg

In Denmark they save all of their unused dishes and plates until the 31st of December when they affectionately shatter them against the doors of all their friends and family.

In Ecuador they celebrate the New Year by burning paper filled scarecrows at midnight. They also burn photographs from the last year. All in the name of good fortune.

In Romania they throw their spare coins into the river to get good luck.

In Scotland the first person to cross the threshold of a home in the new year should carry a gift for good luck, perhaps a coin, bread, salt, coal, evergreen, and/or a drink (usually whiskey).

first foot

 

 

 

 

My New Year’s Wish For You <3 My Hope For Us All

There is an old story of a bear who goes into her den to dream the world into being during the winter. She dreams of deer, and pine, of clear water, sweet berries, and buffalo. She creates the world anew, each being, entire ecosystems, during the course of each winter, with her dreams. When she emerges into the green of spring, trailed by her cubs, she celebrates and is celebrated by all the creatures of the earth.

Centuries ago Aristotle said, “The soul cannot think without pictures. The reasoning mind thinks in the form of images… As the mind determines the objects it should pursue or avoid in terms of these images, even in the absence of sensation, it is stimulated to action when occupied with them.”

More recently, Denis Watley, a noted psychologist, brought attention again to this idea through The Secret.

We too can dream our world into being.

Visualization is similar to daydreaming. In both processes you create mental images; the difference between visualization and daydreaming is intention. Daydreaming allows your mind to wander, but when you visualize and focus on something specific, you are putting intention, all your beautiful power as a sacred soul, behind it.

It is the intention that creates the energy that creates the attraction. The attraction starts the action that produces the manifestation.

Ancient cultures understood this well. The bear, with its ability to seemingly die in winter and remerge in spring with new life, has long symbolized transformation, and the transformative power of dreams. Understanding the bear’s gifts, we have looked to this creature as teacher and guide and healer. These connections held true for ancient cultures around the world – anywhere people and bears lived together.

My New Year’s wish for all of you is that you come to know how beautiful and sacred and powerful you truly are, how powerful your dreams, and that in this coming year, you dream your perfect spring into being, that we all do. May 2016, for everyone, be filled with peace, and joy, and Love–always always Love ❤

xo

Mary

bear dream

The Last Daily Prompt of 2015 :-) Happy New Year, Y’all!

Daily Prompt
 
“a child carrying flowers walks toward the new year”~Bei Dao
 
Make art envisioning the new year.
 
(The Flower Carrier by Diego Rivera)
flower carrier

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