Friday, April 17, 2009

Girl of Yes

Girl of Yes
Golden Fluid Acrylic, watercolor pencil, marker on paper, 3.5x2.5" ACEO

This is a girl of abundance. She is surrounded with symbols of abundance, the green of the lush foliage, the bronze of the curtains and gold coins as a corona.

In her hand is an empty bowl.

I believe that in order to receive, one must have an openness, and emptiness... a nothing waiting to be filled.

I do not think I have mastered this nothingness, this letting go. It is very hard to release what you have been holding onto. It is hard to let go when you feel there is a lack, and you must hang on to whatever you can, because if you let go, you will have nothing. It's hard to trust that life moves on, that the universe provides, that you can actually work for and receive those dreams you have been holding onto for so long... particularly if you let them go.

Paradox? You can have your dreams by letting them go?

I think it's about having what IS, what actually is. And not holding on to tightly to that "what is," either, but cupping it loosely, so that it is free to transform into what it is supposed to be, not what you think it should be.

Only then can you be filled with true abundance.

Does this make sense or am I talking out of my, uhm...emptiness?

I painted this in order to focus myself on abundance, because I could use some of that. You could focus on it too, if you wanted to buy her. ;)

What do you think abundance is? What do you do to receive this abundance?


Juliet Colors said...

Perhaps you are talking about feeling gratitude? Often times, I think we lose what we do have because we don't realize we have it in our yearning for something else, that next thing. So by letting go of those dreams, we allow ourselves to be filled with what we didn't know we already have.

Christy said...

Beautiful post, Rowena! I think the act of allowing is very important in maintaining an abundance mentality. We have to let go of unworthiness and other obstacles that prevent abundance from coming in. I always remind myself that abundance is my natural state no matter what my material/financial situation is or what other people think about me. It is easy to feel abundant when you connect to the source of all abundance.

Genie Sea said...

Excellent questions! I will be pondering them as I gaze at your gorgeous Yes Girl :)

Jessie said...

Rowena, I am amazed by all the artwork you are not only accomplishing, but writing about as well! This idea of letting go in order to let abundance in is something I have been thinking about as well. There's a word that I especially like that helps me cross the space in between the letting go and the getting: Surrender.

lots of love,

even though I have not been reading your blog as much as I would like, I do want you to know that you visit my thoughts daily! Usually when I'm painting. ;)

Unknown said...

Yes. It all makes sense.

Love your girl.

Abundance has taken on a new meaning for me lately.

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