|LOOKING INTO THE NEW WHILE REMEMBERING THE OLD (Art by Hallelujah Truth)|
Hallelujah for FULLNESS of BEING. We all deserve to discover what this FULLNESS OF BEING means for the SELF. I have left the physical familiarity of my home in Decatur, Georgia, USA, and am JOURNEYING about in Scotland. Tonight as I write you, I am on the west side of the River Ness in the town of Inverness, famous for its Loch Ness Monster!
|The River Ness flowing fast and free! (photo by Chiboogamoo)|
How does the absence of what is physically familiar impact my SPIRITUAL ART PILGRIMAGE? As Hallelujah Truth, I open my EYES so that I might entertain new images that resonate with my SOUL. I wait for some thing to "ping" in my HEART. Here in Scotland, I wait while looking. I feel the impact of the cold spring air blowing down the River Ness. This afternoon, pebbles of ice rained from the dark cloudy sky. They "pinged" my face and my ungloved hands. My Chiboogamoo and I, clothed in gortex rain jackets held hands to keep warm. We had just hopped off the No.3 bus after walking through the rooms of the ancient Cawdor Castle and pretty green fields home of the famous battle of Culledon.
|CAWDOR CASTLE, INVERNESS, SCOTLAND. (photo by Chiboogamoo)|
For Hallelujah, there is no "ping" of the SOUL in the midst of this beautiful Scottish scenery bursting into yellow flower, the land's kind denizens speaking in an unfamiliar trilling rolling English, and the delicious local seafood eaten along with warm bitter ales. No SPIRITUAL resonance! What is a SPIRITUAL ART PILGRIM seeking SOUL-FULL-NESS to do?
"Go for the familiar, " I tell myself. "Look around and 'blend' the new with the old--the familiar. Be present to what IS and put it together with images you already know." These reassuring instructions guide me as I lead Chiboogamoo back outside to the banks of River Ness after the hail has stopped and the sun has re-emerged (In Scotland, one can experience three seasons in one day.). We cross one of the pedestrian suspension bridges and sit on the river's banks. I draw in micron pens, capturing some of the cities ancient skylines across old pages of my calendar. Chiboogamoo writes in his little red notebook.
|TIME STOPS WHEN I OBSERVE INNER AND OUTER SOUL. Sketching the skyline along the River Ness, Iverness, Scotland. (photo by Chiboogamoo)|
Time stops with me. I observe. I become part of the infinite. I take what belongs to Inverness and make it mine. I put Hallelujah Truth into the center. I am the focus of my ART. This is my SOUL experiencing NEWNESS.
When the cold May winds finally succeed in penetrating through our jackets and my hands grow too chilled to continue drawing, my cheerful and boon companion and I head into a local pub, one which has sun drenched seats by the windows. The late afternoon sun glazes over us as we consume our pints of beer. I seep into the relaxation of being far from my physical home but EVER PRESENT to my SPIRITUAL ONE. ART takes me to my CENTER bringing me into my FULL PLANETHOOD!
|TRANSFORMING, TRANSITIONING, BEING. A warm beer on a cold day and time to reflect on the PILGRIMAGE. (photo by Chiboogamoo)|
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