I awoke with the first stanza of this poem drifting through my mind.
When I wrote it down, the second stanza wrote itself out as if it knew its truth long before I heard the words calling.
When I went in search of an image to include with it, the image above was the first image I opened on my computer. It is from the Sheltered Wonder art journal Icreated last year to mark all I’d learned, experienced and grown through during the initial months of our sequestered solitude.
The body knows even when the mind doubts.
Yesterday, in response to a comment by the lovely and thoughtful Kiki, I told her I wished I’d taken a video of the raw journal. And then… while I was looking for something else, I accidentally uncovered the 19 sec video I’d taken of my Learning to Fly art journal before I started to create the images and quotes.
The body knows even when the mind doubts (or as in this case, forgets).
Since completing the LtF journal, I have been working on pieces for the Vale’s Greenhouse, Cultivation of Art Show and Sale I’m in June 18, 19, 20.
Initially, I was hesitant. Worried. Fearful of moving from art journal to canvas.
I love the freedom of the art journal. There is no right or wrong way. There are no rules. Anything goes.
The Canvas… well there my mind starts to impose rules. It has to be ‘good’. Sale-worthy. Meaningful. Impressive…
I balked. Stalled. Procrastinated.
And then I listened to my body. I sank out of my thinking mind into the font of knowing deep within my belly.
Just start, my body whispered. Just start and let whatever is yearning to appear find its way into expression.
And so I did.
And so it has.
And I am reminded again, the body knows even when the mind doubts.