I’m fighting with filing cabinets and piles of receipts and spreadsheets and my eye-lids feel heavy. I hate financial record keeping! Two hours later I’m still shuffling papers, trying to prepare my final Wonderscape report for the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Maybe I need to eat. Maybe I need to sleep. Maybe I need to take a break from all this. A moment later I come across the Artist Blessing I read together with my fellow Wonderscape participants last September.
It buoyed me somewhat.
Here it is for all of you, wherever you are and whatever kind of shuffling you’re doing today:
You were created to create.
You are gifted with an original set of experiences,
sensitivities and passions that no one else can replicate.
You are uniquely positioned in your family and community—in
this place and time in history–
to give what nobody else in the world can give.
May your eyes be opened to the abundant opportunities.
May you hear the Universe shout and whisper,
inviting you to enflesh, name, and reflect Beauty.
May you be protected from the crush of jealously,
fear and insecurity.
May your work replenish, surprise and awaken you.
May you empty yourself and your ego
so that when you release your art into the world
you are, at the same time, filled to overflowing
with more new ideas than you could ever hold.
May you live in that deep place of always-enough,
open to Inspiration,
aware of Mystery,
connected to the Creator.
-Tricia Friesen Reed
…The only reason I can half-stand what I’m doing today is because I’m already excited about the next retreat (Sept. 2018). Still hooked on this.