Trusting myself and my path most often takes great courage. Yet I do it because opening my heart and painting is what I do, what I teach and what makes me smile every morning and every night. I called this painting Trust, after noticing the clown-like face of a woman who had appeared on the canvas. Her shaggy hair and puffy nose bespeaks of her inner happiness. She is there and present to the winter’s winds with an utter sense of calm amidst a blizzard where she chooses to see golden blossoms instead of frozen puffs. With her thoughts and her gaze, she is able to transform icy stalactites into purple conduits of pure love and warmth.
There is light everywhere and the more she smiles, the warmer her breath becomes. She is clearly a witness to her purpose. She trusts her path, appreciates her value and embraces her worth, and so sparks of pure light bubble out of her third eye. Blessings of a fool one may say, for she keeps on painting, on teaching and on surrendering to the joy of creating.
Osho said “A fool is one who goes on trusting; a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience. You deceive him and he trusts you, and you deceive him again, and he trust you. Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn. His trust is tremendous; his trust is so pure that nobody can corrupt it…In the beginning it is going to be very difficult. The world will start taking advantage of you…let them…Even if you are cheated and deceived and robbed, let it happen, because that which is really yours cannot be robbed from you…And each time you don’t allow situations to corrupt you, that opportunity will become an integration inside. Your soul will become more crystallized.”
In the last few weeks I encountered situations that tested my path and my purpose. I let others think that they were hurting me, that they were robbing me, and deceiving me. Poor fellows, would say Osho. The more I became a witness of events, people and situations, the more I invited trust in my truth and joy in my worth. They thought I was a fool and snickered; I agreed.
This fool did not allow any situation to corrupt her. Instead I created this piece in true foolhardy spirit. I put the past and the doubts behind and became a happy clown now able to transform even lead into gold. My soul has indeed become more crystallized.
TRUST is a 20″ x 24″ mixed media on canvas. The original is well priced @ $300.00 and is ready to go on and transform a space into one of glee, calm and yes; trust. Be a fool, buy it now @ http://www.lidiascherart.com
Meanwhile, the work is now also on view at Chestnut Hill Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Newton, MA until the beginning of Summer.
Have an awesome week.