Find the Divine

Pondering the Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge #6 led me to this page. These are the prompts from Dina Wakely for this challenge.

(Headline Prompt:  Divided by God:  What does “God” mean to you?  How do you access”God” or the divine or the sacred in your life?
Color Prompt:
 Metallics – gold, silver, copper, bronze, or all of them!
Quote Prompt: 
“This is my simple religion.  There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart, is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”  The Dalai Lama )

I had been thinking about how the divine spirit fits into my life and certainly it nourishes me daily in the form of my creative practice which I consider to be a spiritual practice.  Creating feeds my soul which keeps me balanced. I access the sacred when I  teach because the intuitive practice is about finding the sacred within yourself and I try and create a safe space for my students to nourish themselves.  I know too well how I feel when I ignore my inner life for the pressures of the daily grind. Coming back to center, coming back to making with my heart and hands is what leads the way to the divine for me.  But I also know and feel deeply that I am blessed with the most marvelous friendships that feed me in a most joyous way, a supportive way, an inspirational way and with humor that makes me laugh out loud.  So I created this page as a tribute to spirit, to creative practice as spirit and most of all to each of you friends who feeds me, loves me, trusts me, uplifts me and makes me feel the way I do about you. I see your shining lights.  Thank you all.

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31 Responses to “Find the Divine”

  1. Janet Ghio December 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    This is just wonderful!! I love it!

  2. Chris December 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    This is interesting. I love your work here!! I’m always curious about how people work out their inner lives on a page or a canvas or a floor or a wall before mom finds out and we get in trouble. I love your layers and colors here!
    I am not a believer, but I respect the desire we have to understand more and more.

  3. Bleubeard and Elizabeth December 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Keep that creative path open, dear Corrine. It serves you well!

  4. Karen December 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    beautiful words for beautiful art. Thanks for sharing your light!

  5. Carolyn Dube December 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    If I didn’t have my art & my friends I’d be in a corner rocking back and forth! Love the look in your drawing’s eyes!

  6. marcia December 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I love your colors and the delightful drawing!

  7. Jessica Sporn December 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I love that friend! Love the light and everything about your page. I’m beaming at you right now!

  8. Tracy December 11, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    I love the light of excitement in the eyes of your drawing and the layers of interest in the background. I agree with you that creative pursuits are food for the soul.

  9. audrey December 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Corrine, this painting is “divine”. I love your use of color, always. The words on the painting are perfect. You have a wonderful outlook on life and how blessed you are with your creative ways. I am posting this drawing on my blog sidebar with a link to your blog. (Unless you object).
    It is a joy being your friend.
    audrey
    xxoo

  10. Judy Shea December 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    Corrine., can I just say how I love your “just jump in” attitude with your work. Dang, woman. You are so nourishing as a teacher and a friend. I am blessed to have you in my life. Too mushy? Mean it.

  11. Snap December 12, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    Amen!

  12. caterina giglio digison December 12, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    yes… and love the last image of the simple star… buon natale!

  13. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen December 12, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Wonderful and light and quite moving!

  14. Barbara Dunn December 12, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    This piece is warm and loving. I feel good! Thanks!

  15. Linda Kittmer December 12, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    Wonderful page and I just love the little fellow you drew. He’s darling!

  16. Dorthe December 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    This piece truly shows the light shining from your soul, when creating and feeling happy to be in the middle of a process, you love. Thankyou for being a little part of your life, and being able to see this shine dear Corrine.
    Hugs,Dorthe

  17. Kim Andersen December 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    Your choice of colors always lift my spirits 🙂
    lovely work and words once again ….

  18. Jenny Lee December 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    As usual… I smile when I read your posts! Thank you for being such an encouraging voice out there. It matters to me!

  19. Marilyn J. Rock December 13, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    I love your interpretation of this prompt. You have said it all that would express my feelings, too. Brilliant piece – I love it!!! xxoo

  20. Emma December 13, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    We shine from within if we let ourselves, helped by the love of good friends & food for the soul.

  21. Terrie -Creative Explorer December 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    It has been truly amazing to discover that such bonds can be forged between people who don’t meet in person. Support, encouragement, advice, and laughter shared via a computer. Amazing, isn’t it? And yet just as valid as friendships forged over lunch or at work. Your description of the spirit found in your friendships is spot on – there is SO much spirit out there, in all forms. Your light shines brightly and we’re all so thankful!

  22. Leah December 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    I love this! And your drawing is such an adorable creation brimming with personality. She looks like she deserves a children’s book or cartoon show of her own!

  23. annie! December 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Beautiful post Corrine. Beautiful, spiritual art and words.

  24. cat @ sea.sky.stone. December 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Thank you back. You share so many wonderful things, always inspiring…and I appreciate that.

    p.s. Love that last shot with the aqua star and all of the messy-painty-yumminess!

  25. Julie smith December 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    Love the light and love that’s shines from this image. Merry Xmas
    Julie

  26. Lori December 17, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    These images and words are uplifting and inspiring:)

  27. Janice December 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    This is just wonderful, Corrine. You are such an encourager and inspirer. (Spellcheck doesn’t like those last few words for some reason, but I do.) Even though I know you only through the comments we leave on each others blogs I feel Like I see the light shining from your eyes!

  28. Gloria J Zucaro December 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    So great to see your love shining through! I definitely understand the need to run to my creative space at least for a little while every day!

  29. Jo December 22, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Beautiful page and I love the sentiment too 🙂

    x

  30. MissyK December 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    This is so sweet…. I love the words and the colours are gorgeous!

    Karenx

  31. Annie Bella December 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    simply awesome 🙂

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