November 5, 2007

The Cutting Edge


Thank you for hanging in there with me during my blogging slow-down, and I love the wonderful comments you left for me :). I've been enjoying creature comforts of the season: a slower pace, staying warm, puttering and enjoying home. I've also been contemplating a crochet/knitting project, and cooking more than usual...but still not that much (ha ha)!
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Now...about this mandala. I realized after making it that it's about me realizing my Cutting Edge of awareness, and of "cutting through static"...whatever that means on any given day; be it internal or external static. Actually, it's a reminder to me that "static on the inside = static on the outside", and when it's neutralized within there's no static without, just beautiful life reigns and a deeper, more expanded dimension permeates my experience of living...everything around me is...plush. When that happens my surroundings having a depth that's almost magical...or is it me? That's the amazing experience I have after participating in a community drumming circle where everyone is a kindred spirit. I did that with a friend this summer, I swear...there's something about drumming ...its rhythm vibrates within our bodies and surroundings and a force field of healing, protection, love and peace is everywhere! It is awesome! The power of drumming is a Cutting Edge...and a greater vibration lingers in its wake. Truly an amazing experience. I thank this mandala - #80 - for reminding me of that.
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This post is a part of Leah's Fifth Annual Art Every Day Month! Thanks for the inspiration Leah. Although I won't be posting daily, I will be working on something creative every day and will post it through out the month. Maybe you'll join us? Check it out here.

6 comments:

Krissie said...

good to have you back Cheryl. Dh and I went to town a while ago and there were some drummers there as part of festival, and I swear I was just about dancing to the beat...even dh started giving me wierd looks...my body just wanted to go with the beat!!( me being an ol disco girl) and all that!

Kikipotamus said...

I am looking forward to healing drum magic. I bought a djembe recently and today am practicing posture and the bass sound. No drum circle in this town yet, but my friend Elspeth (nowiswow.blogspot) told me not to let that stop me. If you drum, they will come, she said.

megan said...

static...such an apt metaphor for the noise. once again, you've given me a gem.

Leah said...

the mandala is great!! it has a certain rhythm to it just like a drum!

Patricia J. Mosca said...

Wonderful insight Cheryl...thank you so much for sharing your journey into yourself...It helps us all remember and open our eyes to what is around us....

Cheryl Finley: said...

Hi! I'm so glad to hear from you all. Thank you for sharing your art, your wisdom and inspiration with me.