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A blog by Louise Gallagher

Let your heart run wild

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Art Journal Entry Jan 5 ©2015 Louise Gallagher

Art Journal Entry Jan 5
©2015 Louise Gallagher

I love layering when I paint. I love combining words and images, colour and texture. This painting was created in my art journal. The words were added in photoshop and are from my journal.

I am not sure which came first. The painting or the words. Or if they evolved together.

It doesn’t matter how they unfolded. What matters is, they did.

It is part of the flow. Of being in the process versus thinking about HOW I am going to make it happen.

Sometimes, like when I’m painting or writing, I find myself in the flow, at one with its unfolding and I feel embraced and supported by grace and ease.

Other times, like when talking with someone about something that holds an emotional charge, it is a bumpy ride fraught with energetic discourse that doesn’t flow all that smoothly. It is only when I come back to the page, either written or visual, that I find myself again effortlessly easing into the flow that was always there, awaiting my return.

No matter the measure or pace of my journey, whether I willingly surrender my resistance to being present or not, when I allow myself to awaken to the evolutionary impulse to create better, to create more of what unfolds my human condition in Love, miracles happen, art appears, words become my truth.

The other day, while having lunch with my friend Mark of Mark is Musing, he asked me, “Do you know what you’re going to write when you sit down at your computer in the morning?”

I laughed. Seldom do I have a plan for what I’m going to write. Often, I begin with the words, “I wonder what will appear today as I write…” As long as I keep typing, the letters form into words, the words into phrases, the phrases into sentences until eventually, I see the wholeness of what was unfolding through me when I first sat down to type.

“I then go back and delete the beginning thoughts and simply allow what appeared to be present. I seldom edit. I simply let it be.”

It is always a mystery and a miracle to me.

It is always a journey of letting go of fear and trusting in the process.

May you journey through Love today. May your heart be filled with joy. May your body be at rest. May your mind be at One with all that is when you let go of imagining what you need to be or do is anything other than surrender to Love.

Namaste.

 

 

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Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe we each have the capacity to be the change we want to see in the world, to make a world of difference. I believe we are creative beings on the journey of our lifetimes. It's up to each of us to Live It Up and SHINE!

20 thoughts on “Let your heart run wild

  1. Namaste…beautiful Louise. I love your art…I love your words. Thank you for this beautiful blessing!! ❤ Have a super weekend!

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  2. Elgie,

    Thanks for the mention and thanks for resumption of your daily writing!

    Cheers,

    Mark

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  3. Namaste…wonderful words for my morning.

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  4. I love how I can be a part of your flow 🙂
    Thank you Louise!

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  5. It is interesting how different people write in different ways. I write and edit about six times before posting anything – hence my less frequent posts! 🙂
    I admire your ‘flow’ and courage in just letting your writing be.

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    • It has been one of the biggest evolutions that has come through my decision almost eight years ago to blog daily Elizabeth — I too liked to write, edit, again and again, but, writing every day I didn’t have the luxury of that time. It taught me to trust in the process and to simply let it be! When I write other things — I still write edit/write edit — 🙂

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  6. Namaste, Louise. I needed to hear this. Many bloggers have their posts scheduled for the whole year! Me? No way. I just figure it out from post to post. I’m happy to hear that is your process and you let it happen. Trust.

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  7. Ah the flow – thank you!

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  8. Yes indeed! What a lovely way to end my day and week. I hope to be able to create something this weekend.

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  9. Wow! that is fantastic! My poetry flows like that, I can share that within minutes but I don’t trust myself that much with my prose.

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