Category Archives: Beginnings

Dreams and Adventure

The crest of a mountain becomes  visible and anticipation  grows in my heart . Each  time there is a subtle building up of excitement  and alone , or not , I can’t help but smile a little . Or maybe  a lot .

My gaze is pulled towards the sky and then to overview of the landscape ahead .  Thrilling my senses and awakening inspiration  in my thoughts  .  Opening my arms as if that singular , simple act will welcome new adventures into  life .  Welcoming , inviting and daring the forces of my soul to come forward .

To be continued …

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ART SHOW February 25th thru March 2018

New and original works of art by Barbara L. Chapman to be shown  at the

Dorothy A. Little Gallery  inside of Trinity Parish .  Located at 609 8th Ave. Seattle 98104 .

Opening reception  to be held on February 25th at 12:30 pm .

‘INNER VISION’

Beautiful ,Wild Road

The wild so real it’s beautiful .  It runs so deep that all the thorns have fallen away and turned into dust .  As  it opens up , stretching ever wider ,  it’s magnificence will envelop your heart . There may be a song  to ignite  the stirrings or a lullaby to soothe the spirit’s lonely wanderings .

There is joy in the beautiful , wild road  .  It seeks for you all the while that you sleep . And it holds your heart so dear that the comfort that you feel becomes real .  Feel the lightness in the touch of the stars when they dance in your eyes .  It’s an invitation to twirl  with all of your heart.

The beautiful , wild road will show you the magnificence  that is you . 

 

Is This Freedom ?

It lends itself your fears .

Deeper still a light shines through and forgives the tears .

Yearning  to know compassion ,

learning to know …

Is this freedom ?

When the Spirit is Free

Whispers

Whispers in the heart , sweet and kind  , lead us to each other  .

Whispers in the trees  , breathe in and breathe out , lead us to live.

Whispers from friendships  , alive and strong , bring a new day …

again and again .

Friends

It Was a Dream

It was a dream  imagined long before  the first step ever happened  . The places and their specifics were not yet in my sights but somehow I knew that  I would be  going  on this exploration  .  A marvelous  mystery was showing itself in parts and leading to an adventure .

Delighted by the unknown in front of me and , in moments of questioning ,  I recognized the choice  .  Give my questions to trust and be on the way or feed them , turning them into fear . I chose trust  and was rewarded greatly .

A magnificent adventure unfolded and lives in my heart still .  It reminds me again and again of the beauty in the unknown and of the delicate language of the trees . A peaceful visitor  can witness  the rhythms  of the sun shining through the branches and leaves and dancing on the forest floor while  the birds follow the visitor’s movements with songs .

In a moment here and there I felt as though I as feeling the footsteps of the Souls that had gone before me . As if I were walking with them and they  with me .

The combined solitude and camaraderie  amongst the fellow pilgrims reached a place so deep that it continues to teach me and comfort me so many years later . 

Wisdom in the Shadows

The murmurings are there , ever sweet and dear .  They are there . The challenge to know oneself better than any other is truly what the world has asked of you . You may choose to make a fancy flight of getting away or a plain ‘ole barn to stash away , but the light that is you will find it’s way . It will find it’s way out  and into the world .

There is wisdom  in those shadows that you shy away from . wisdom so dear it will take your breath away . Give  pause and listen to the  splendid  quietness and you will hear the wisdom in the shadows .

‘Jewel of Life’ Acrylic 18×17″