The first work of 2013 came as usual, after the morning’s meditation. Today it was a special day and I feel different from other times I meditated for I encountered feelings I have never felt before.
I seldom felt the presence of Spirit, including that of my parents and grandparents, as strongly as I did a while ago. I don’t remember feeling so loved. I don’t recall feeling so wholly thankful and overwhelmingly touched by a higher power. I felt wide open, yet really cozy and trusting and the feeling lingers still now. I know I am alone in my home…but I am not!
I see spirits dancing, singing and clapping all round my bed. I feel the sunshine on my body, as if I was on a Caribbean beach in summer. Yet I am glad to see the blanket of pure white snow covering the ground outside my window.
I hear music and laughter and I am part of the party, yet my neighbors are still sleeping soundly. Most folks would say…”it’s just another day!” Yet is it a rite of passage. January first is a mark; a turning of the Gregorian calendar and part of the cycle I have been born into. I ended last year shedding a virus. I awoke with a cleansed body and spirit.
I am grateful I started the new year feeling so deeply in love with myself, my family, my friends, my clients, my neighbors and feeling adored by the Universe which includes my dear ancestors. I see my mom smiling from her portrait. My grandparents beam from their picture. Papa smiles above my head, squeezing my check a little too tightly.
On this glorious first morning of 2013, I know for sure that I am a magician and powerful beyond measure. I am a miracle maker and a miracle worker. I may not know the exact steps for the magic I will be spinning. I don’t want to know the future. I only want to play full on with whatever shows up and like old master Hakuin say, “is that so?” with a smile on my face and joy in my heart.
I know my dreams and they are real. I know my power and it is strong. I know my heart and we are friends forever! I am in charge of my life and that is the way I like it.
The Magician is a barely dried 20″ diameter mixed media on canvas. Lots of gold, lots of purple, lots of alchemy!