" Words , no matter whether they are vocalized and made into sounds or
remain unspoken thoughts , can cast an almost hypnotic spell on you. You
easily loose yourself in them, become hypnotized into implicitly believing
that when you have attached a word , you know what it is.
You have only covered up the mystery with a lable. Everything, a bird , a
tree, even a simple stone , and certainly a human being , is ultimately
unknowable. This is because it has unfathomable depth. All we can perceive ,
experience , think about ..is the surface of reality, less than the tip of
an iceberg .
Underneath the surface appearance , everything is not only connected with
everything else but also with the source of all life out of which it came.
Even a stone, more easily a flower or a bird , could show you the way back
to God, to the Source , to Yourself.
When you look at it, hold it and let it be without imposing a word or a
mental lable on it , a sense of awe, of wonder arises within you . Its
essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence
back to you .
This is what great artists sense and succeed in conveying in their art.
Vincent Van Gogh didn't say : " Thats just an old chair."
He looked, and looked and looked.
He sensed the Beingness of the chair.
Then he sat in front of the canvas and took up the brush .......
experpt from chapter 2
"A New Earth"
A Vincent Inspired Imagery Prompt
To Sense The Beingness of Yourself at this "NOW" Moment in Time
~ To sit still , to look within, and look and look
~ To take a single magazine ( with images) and state the intention that all
images required for this prompt will be found therein
~ To open you heart to your own Beingness .. then open the magazine and TEAR OUT any images that capture your attention ... may no thought as to the why or how enter your mind, simply drift through the magazine and let the images find you ... ( this would take no more than 5 minutes )
~ Gather the images and cut them into the desired shape ( ie remove excess
text you may not want)
~ Assemble, arrange in a composition that feels harmonious to you and glue
the images into your journal... Add color if you feel like it with paint or
~ Invite your Self to spend some time in reflection with the imagery created...