Monday, May 7, 2012

Find Your Hope, Find Your Light, Find Your Compassion

This piece is called Hope.  It was my first art piece made several years ago when I belonged to an artist cooperative and found my first stirrings as an artist.  It is now folded up but will be unfolded and available on Etsy soon.

I don't know how clearly you can see the image in the center of the big black hole, but it is a hand with a gold star in it.  It is the hand that should be outreached to help anyone who is hopeless.  We live in the dark, we make plans, we get busy, we forget about our hopes and dreams.  We forget that we are beings of light and we must shine every day, all of us together in one beautiful collective feeling of hope, love, light, compassion.

There are so many strings that bind us to each other.  There are the strings that go into making an embroidery piece.  There are the strings that make an afghan.  There are the strings of a guitar.  There are strings used in mending things, making them stronger, reinforcing them.  We all must use our strings and unite in one big light filled string of love, peace, happiness and understanding.

But for the grace of god, I could be in Syria on the front lines, I could be a baby asleep in my crib while bombs go off outside my room,  I could be a starving child in any of the countries of the world or even right here in the richest country in the world.  I could be an anyone.

We are all connected by our hopes and our dreams and the hopes and dreams of our forefathers all over the globe.  We all wake up in the morning, eat, drink, go to the bathroom, make love, love our families, laugh at jokes, dance to music.  We are all the same no matter where we live.  We are all connected.

But for the grace of God go I.  Please remember your light, your shining beacon on a hill, and practice love, hope and understanding.  Show it to your family, show it to your neighbors, show it to your grocery clerks, show it to your representatives, show it to your president and show it to the world.  Because if someone does not do something to remind us of who we really are down to our collective souls our world will perish.   We need to have a collective soul and live with those we don't know and love them the same way we love those we live with.  I have hope, light,love and compassion.  Blessings.

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