Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wandering Star:: Stardust & Vangogh, and Positive Energy:::

Happy Saturday morning, lovelies!!! I hope each of you are enjoying a beautiful day:: full of wonder, peace, and traveling with an accepting heart:: rise to meet the day or night;: it's going to be beautiful!!

Wandering Star by K Petruzzi
Acrylics, Watercolor, Inks, Happiness

I was listening to Osho this morning, and he mentioned Vincent Van Gogh (who sits so close to my creative heart)::: it's interesting how there are so many so called "coincidences" in life:::
I've had many of these this week: feeling eccentric & often "left out" of the social circles, my husband making a reference to this painting as having a "starry night" vibe, Osho mentioning Vincent van Gogh this am during my daily morning meditation, and the list goes on:

"What am I in most people's eyes? A nonentity or an eccentric and disagreeable man... I should want my work to show what is in the heart of such an eccentric, of such a nobody." -Van Gogh

Who cares about fitting in anyways? Enter big smile here:: So when people come to me, as they often do, when they NEED something creative, they often say, "how did you get so creative". Why bother with an insightful answer? I simply reply with a big grin, "I ate paste as a child".
 I am rarely appreciated or recognized for anything other than a "quick remembering" when one needs "creative help" and I am just as quickly forgotten as I am remembered. I am accustomed to it, and rarely even think about it::: it's good to be invisible::: heehee

 "Accurate drawing, accurate colour, is perhaps not the essential thing to aim at, because the reflection of reality in a mirror, if it could be caught, colour and all, would not be a picture at all, no more than a photograph." (Vincent van Gogh)

This morning I heard it in Osho's dharma talk:: he said, rarely do "eccentrics" or gifted people get appreciated. He explained that the world is still "JUDGING" or critiquing by "old standards". Old standards that are "accepted", the normal, the typical. So anyone whimsical, different, is just dismissed pretty quickly. The difference is not appreciated, because it is ahead of it's time, or out of the time space continuum for accepted success in this time period. Kind of like judging a whimsical piece of art to a photograph:: it doesn't "pass the popular judgements our typical mind makes:: where as a very realistic piece of artwork would. This is why Van Gogh was extremely "invisible" and unappreciated in his time period: his trees were LARGE and his stars were small:: they were not accepted "realistic" copies of nature. He was his own person and he painted what his soul saw::

"To express hope by some star, the eagerness of a soul by a sunset radiance. Certainly there is nothing in that of stereoscopic realism, but is it not something that actually exists?" (Vincent van Gogh)

Often Van Gogh was ridiculed by this: he knew and responded that he didn't paint things as the world saw them, but as he "saw and felt them". He once was asked about his "black sun (charcoal) and responded that the sun in this world is black compared to the sun inside:: wow.  GO Vincent::

"Now when one blind man leads another blind man, don't they both fall into the ditch?" (Vincent van Gogh)

At any rate, there is more if you go inward, when you become in this world, but "not of this world". Things outside start to look "different" than when your were blind-folded and saw only as a photographer:: what is reflected right back to you. It is a good place to be, a very misunderstood and unappreciated place to be. But as my husband says, "who cares?" Who cares if those who don't see your soul appreciate or includes you". How can a fish appreciate a nest in the tree?

So carry on Wandering Star...not all who wander are lost...many times they are truly found:: truly at peace with the world:: inside and out.

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Love & Light,