There it is, in front of you, the page.
Empty, Waiting….sshhhhh, whisper softly…the page awaits…
A blank page can be overwhelming in its potential…shall you write, draw, paint or walk a way ? Today’s topic began one way, in a blink it became about trees. Creativity often works that way…you may think it will be one way but the variables start to dance about and presto, another way presents itself.
Imagine the nature of trees as they give so much to us as environmental friends and symbolic allies. The breath of life flows thru them from root to tippy top branch. How are you honoring your inner tree ? Do you live where there are trees or parks ? Have you touched the bark of a tree lately ? Visited a tree farm ? Watch how a backhoe digs a very wide and deep hole in the earth to plant a tree ? Maybe you have observed trees over time, from sapling to maturity ?
As the trees are transforming into the spectrum of colors this season, how are you connecting to the change of seasons within you ? Your leaves may also be changing colors and shedding, what are you noticing this season ?
Mini-Journal prompt: Tools: Pencil or charcoal and paper or any creative tool that calls to you….. Take the paper outside to a tree place it on the bark…rub the lead of the pencil/charcoal over the bark…notice the patterns that are left… in your journal either trace or re-draw the bark, do the first on slowly…like really really slowly….then increase the speed of your drawing….attend with your observable awareness your fingers, the pencil/paper and bark designs….
Observe your awareness as you participate in this process, notice what you are feeling or seeing that rises up in your imagination….either write your observation or just write one word which has come into your mind.
the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
||dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity
“her commitment to her students”
an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.
||responsibility, obligation, duty, tie, liability; More
This morning I was pondering Commitment, I was also pondering Human Design (which which is a system deeply based in choice. There are 5 Body Types in the system… ( basically 4, but there is a 5th much debated about). Each Type has a way that they can respond and/or accept ( or not ) an action step or direction that carries them on their way. There are start and stop codons just as in DNA and there is a starting gate as well.
I am a Generator with a response of ahh ha…meaning yes or un un meaning no……A Generator has a defined Chakra or Center deep in its Sacral Center…and if the vehicle( your body = the vehicle in HD lingo ) expresses Ahh ha , yes, deep visceral response that is an Affirmative and the deep visceral response of the Un un is the opposite… as mentioned this is deep in the Sacral Center. You make want to practice with a friend to discover what your deep sacral responses feel like.
Sacral Session Handout
Now what has that got to do with commitment? I am really not too sure, but what I am thinking is that as a conditioned being it can be really challenging to integrate Human Design into your life. What if you said yes….and then don’t feel the yes any more ? What do you do with your commitment ? I sense that there is an evolution that occurs from commitment to devotion when your passion ignites. Of course their are distinctions between commitments from the mundane to one’s world overview.
Human Design is complex, yet when you learn it layer by layer and weave it into your world you begin to have some insights and expanded experiences in your consciousness and also in the directions that your life may or may not unfold into.
Subtle shifts occur for us when we introduce transforming awareness technologies into our lives , we also enter into unfamiliar landscapes of change. This is where art and particularly working with Art as Process is beneficial.
Art as Process is an approach within art making that holds to no visual end goal.
~ Kendall Sarah Scott; Artist with an inquiring mind ~
The weekends can be a magical time of no time. Time for a movie, time for walking without destination. Time to sketch and journal without an end goal.
There is a pleasure in moving “with time” and also in being ” in time” without pressure . I enjoy spending hours researching and learning. I often take a moment on the weekend to learn new software technology, even if that is just learning how to grok Instagram or create an Etsy store.
The weekend is a time where there seems to be some freedom of choice for how I spend my time. I can rest, read, pursue study, catch up on projects, go with the flow. I can bounce from project to project, the “have to” pressure is off. Yet, in actuality, I often work on weekend to catch up the “have to ” commitments and self promises.