100 Lotus Flowers

2009: 100 Lotus Flowers taking me through a transition in my life. Each flower is a message which brings me closer to the goal. I try to come to terms with myself, and be myself. What messages do the flowers hold?
2013: What is the goal? I no longer know what it is, except for reaching the 100. But the 100 was not supposed to be the goal itself, but rather help reach the.....the.....I am lost, honestly lost. Everything I was striving for has diminished in importance. I do not know what to strive for. I think striving for anything now is pointless....but I will keep drawing and painting.
2014: A renewed sense of purpose, things seem to be falling into place.

100 Lotus Flowers, 100 points of healing.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sixth Lotus Flower

Sixth Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed Media
Sixth Flower sees the other souls which share your Path.
Do they assist you on your journey
Or do they pull you into theirs?

Time to take a look at the people around me. Do they enhance the beauty I wish to portray? Or do they muddle my vibrations and prevent my sun from shining?

2nd June 2011: A recent assessment showed that sometimes the very people who we look to for support, are the ones who wish you to stay exactly where you are. For this process I need a cocoon. I need to surround myself with supportive people who would understand my need to move forward just being me. These people are very difficult to find. At the end of the assessment, it dwindles down to two. However, one of the two seems to want to steer my path....this cannot be good if my inner spirit is to unfold.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fifth Lotus Flower

Fifth Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed Media

Fifth Flower bends the rules a bit
And seeks the Divine in the Manifest
It looks beyond the Object to its essence.

How much can we bend the rules? All the elements are there as per instruction. Are we meant to learn the rules and then find ways to creatively break them? Or bend them? What are the rules I need to bend to live my purpose? Grow up, find a career, get married, have 2.5 kids, buy a house a car.....you are happy.
Sadly, thats not all......take life beyond the main shape, the central pattern must be broken.

Fourth Lotus Flower

Fourth Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed Media

Fourth Flower thinks direction
Should come from one's passion
Perhaps the gold lies within that passion?

I hear that the place to find yourself is through your passion. Yet when I attempt to travel down that path there seems to be a defined set of imagery which can make living sustainable. That cannot be the only key. The manifestation is static at that level.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Third Lotus Flower

Third Flower - Samantha Rochard- Mixed media

Should Divinity be hidden
Deep in your center?
Do we cover our truth with 
pretty earthly petals and hide?

Why do we hide our inner selves, and embrace this false world that we exist in. The realities that are here only exist because we all believe that they do. As soon as we redefine reality to put selfless happiness first, we shall all have a higher sense of purpose. Wouldn't we?

Second Flower

Second Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed media
Second Flower is first action
Refine the gold
Decide the lines of the new direction
Outline the boundaries by which you go forward.

Second Flower begins the first step. The goal is defined, the needs are outlined. Second flower takes action where First flower existed. 
Second Flower expands its center, thoughts reaching out to possibility. Defining each possibility as "want" and " does not want".
It begins to decide.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Lotus Flower

First Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed Media

The Inner Being dry
Cracked from the pressures on the Soul
This murky water to start from.

First Flower is dry, parched,cracked. It thirsts for life; it seems incomplete. Its heart is black; dead. Its support system is murky and unclear.