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.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Twenty-Sixth Lotus Flower

Twenty-Sixth Lotus Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed Media
Twenty Sixth Flower's message is all was meant to be enjoyed,
It is by temptation that we learn to resist
It is by desire that we are shown direction.

Life is not meant to be a party, but we sure are meant to enjoy it. We should feel like we are celebrating at least once a day. There should be reason to celebrate at least once a day. That was one thought while doing this.
My other thoughts were on desire.....and direction.
I remember in my early twenties, being given a book which was popular at the time in a particular religious faith. There was a section in the book that spoke of the danger of reading magazines.(and I love magazines) These encourage desire, which, in any form or fashion should not be encouraged as it leads to sin. (See how people can get guilt tripped?)
Fast forward to my late thirties to read from a Deepak Chopra book that desire was important, because it signaled the direction our souls were supposed to go. What a radical change in perception about the same human emotion! We, as spirits living in this manifest existence are meant to experience this life. It is by that experience of the great, the horrible and the down right confusing that we are pressured into our diamond state.

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