I am lighting sandalwood incense this morning. It very soothing and calm. I am grateful for it. It is good to meditate this morning. I hope you are all enjoying this cool autumn day and are well in all aspects of your being.
This year even though it is seventh month i cannot feel any ghosts, only light. In my earlier years i could feel a haunted atmosphere and ghosts coming and going and portals to the underworld. All that has closed now.
According to heavenly law i cannot light incense or make offerings to the dead. This year i had completely forgotten it was seventh month till i walked in the park, on the way back i noticed some offerings and it jolted my memory. I can light incense to meditate though. It is strange to feel this much in the light now. The invisible barriers are there. What i am allowed to do and what i am not. I sit here thinking of dead relatives, wishing them well and being at peace. Its the least i can do.
Sitting in a replica of Van Gogh’s room I really didn’t want to leave. I could stay in his room forever.
Do all artists end up in the psychiatric hospital ? Thats what i really wondered. I guess i am about to find out.
What i wanted to say to Van Gogh though, if i only had one chance to speak to him would have been this
‘Take your meds, It doesn’t matter that your close friend didn’t like you or understand you. Just paint and be happy. Don’t cut off your ear. God gave you two ears for a reason. So that you could listen to the beauty of nature while you painted it. It doesn’t matter that they don’t like you now. People like us will come along much later and love you’ 勺
Looking at the sublime-the transcendence of the soul into unified energy, from the broken, burnt branches of life that become ash. Very potent transition we all go through. Done in winter
Hope you are all well, the weather here is warm at the height of Spring. If its cold where you are, i hope you are having a restful time. I think the most potent periods of transition happen when we don’t notice them. But they are there for us, nature calls us to her and transforms us.