You've seen my descent. Now watch my rising. Rumi
‘Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.’ Anish Kapoor, sculptor (creator of the Chicago Bean).
‘Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls… the big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.’
In my twitter feed this morning I came cross the brainpickings of the day, entitled: ‘Ursula K. Le Guin on Power, Oppression, Freedom, and How Imaginative Storytelling Expands our Scope for the Possible.’ No other book has expanded my scope for the possible than her famous ‘The Left Hand of Darkness,’ so I had to read on.
“You, by law of attraction, draw beings into your life to present challenges to your consciousness to complete unfinished pieces of your soul polishing, assisting you into moving out of judgment and into unconditional allowance which allows your system to vibrate at a much higher amplitude, freeing energy for the process of evolution itself. That is, the nature of attention becomes a tool at your disposal rather than leading you around by the nose… So, look at all the challenges in your life as immense gifts, because they are moving obstacles out of the way to the full expression of your divinity her and now.”
The Alchemy of Ecstasy by Ariel Spilsbury
Portuguese author José Saramago was born in 1922 to a family of landless peasants. Over seventy years later, he would win the Nobel Prize in Literature. When asked about his primitive roots: ‘If my grandfather had been a rich landowner, and not an illiterate pig breeder, I wouldn’t be the man I am today.’
‘When you are in doubt, wait. Fall back on the contemplation of your vision, and increase your faith and purpose; and by all means, in times of doubt and indecision, cultivate gratitude… A day or two spent in contemplating the vision of what you want, and in earnest thanksgiving that you are getting it, will bring your mind into such close relationship with the Supreme that you will make no mistake when you do act.’
Wallace D Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich