Vessel of Light


Bowl of Light

“Vessel of Light”

Hand formed and carved ceramic bowl Made in 2004

I often ask myself, and I encourage you to ask the same, “am I being a vessel that bears light or darkness, love or hate, peace or fear, health or disease?

About 30 years ago I had discovered that who or what you spend time with rubs off. In other words we emulate and even physically, emotionally and spiritually change to become like those we spend the most time and energy with. We know this is true because we have proof, for example, when we look at programs that help people break free from addiction, one of the first things they teach is that the addicted person can no longer hang out with the same people who shared in their addiction in any way, they also have to get rid of any “triggers”, anything that reminds them of the activity that was familiar and linked to the addiction (s). We see this in commerce where the sales team are told that if they want to be millionaires, then they have to start hanging out with millionaires. 

Beyond the obvious, we also know that we have the power to physically change matter just by speaking or thinking. A Japanese scientist and photographer, Masaru Emoto, proved that we alter matter by how we speak. He did this when he took water and spoke hatred and angry words to the water, he then froze the water and took photographs of it under a microscope. The form of the water looked like unstructured blobs. He then spoke loving and positive words to water (from the same source as the previous) and conducted the same steps of freezing and photographing it. This time the water had magnificent crystalline shapes which were beautiful to behold. 

Today I would like to point out that we humans are made up mostly of water, what kind of effect do you want to have on your body and mind? What kind of effect do you want to have on the minds and body’s of those around you? How are you allowing other people to affect you and those that you love?

This is a very short and very simple explanation of something that has been on my mind and heart for a very long time. I desire to spread this great news in more detail soon.

…whatever is true, whatever honorable, whatever is right, whatever pure, whatever lovely, whatever of good report, if of any virtue, and if of any praise, think on these things. Ph. 4:8 

We are all connected, we are all affected by each other. I say it’s high time we realized the power of our words and thoughts and that we start being the change we want to see in the world.

Best to all of you. Love and kindness. ❤ 

Thanks for stopping in and for your encouragement. 

 

 

Cheryl


Cheryl 16 x 20 oil on canvas

This young lady has my heart!

She is the youngest of all of my children and the only one left at home. She is now only a few short days away from graduation which will be the close of another chapter in her life and the beginning of a brand new phase…..*bittersweet sigh*

I remember when I was a young woman working in sales it was often told to me that whatever you want in life, associate yourself with people who are living it. It stands to reason that this can also work in the opposite direction, as humans we are affected by those that we spend the majority of our time with. Some studies promote the idea that the reason for this is that we have “mirroring neurons” in the brain which modify our thoughts, feelings and behaviour to mirror the people that we spend most of our time with. I couldn’t do it, I tried to be the ‘successful sales person’ that made millions but I didn’t have ‘it’ in me, it takes certain strategies and a certain mind set that I did not want to adopt and I could not put my physical desires first. At this point in my life I am happy that I took a different direction. Having a family, homeschooling and dedicating time to study and prayer, to be available for my family, my husband and others who needed a word a hug a prayer are some of the true gems that adorned the days of my life’s journey.

Cheryl is one of those gems, being the youngest she could have allowed herself to moulded by those around her, she could have followed the direction of her siblings, but she decided to not mirror others, she decided to be Cheryl and stand in her own space. She is a unique girl with a flare for her own style, she doesn’t follow the crowd, doesn’t know the popular songs; she’s eclectic and ‘indi’ 😉

she doesn’t dress or act like the majority of other teens her age;

she is a beautiful tapestry being woven

a diamond being formed

a pearl that is not yet finished

a unique work of art

a vessel that the Potter is shaping for honor.

Mirroring neurons are a part of our being yet we still have a choice and the proof is with this young lady (and others in this world)  she has often been faced with situations that were uncomfortable yet she took the straight path and did not compromise, I can say that my heart is truly touched by her and I am so thankful to have been granted the privilege of being her mom.

This painting was made being inspired by a photo that my son Jeremy took. To me the light coming in the window shining on her face speaks of the Light that is available to us all, ever shining, ever present, love, life and truth; quietly warming us, leading us so that we do not stumble; the Light that asks nothing in return just accept and BE made whole. Thank You \o/

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