The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration – Claude Monet.
“You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us.
What the river says, that is what I say.” William Stafford
Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic energy striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time.
And so, once upon a time, there was word of a long forgotten sacred spring. Yes, of course, I had been dreaming about it for years.
“Somewhere, there under 12 foot of briars high and to all sides.”
And so with my friend John’s amazing lust for adventure and discovery, we set about to find it. And find it we did NOT, just an empty dry form in the rock. It had run dry. But to our immense joy, the next day produced a miracle: the water had mysteriously reappeared.
…. And so it remained, apparently stationary and static – ONE
It was only later that I kept having this recurrent dream, water on stone, water on stone and the image of a mirror. No sense to it, until one day, my daughter, Patricia, says she’d like to create a pond.
And so we noticed the little stream overflowing from the spring – water on stone, water on stone. TWO.
And so all we needed to do was to dig a ‘basin’ and support it with some stones to create a pond – to ‘ponder’ over… THREE.
Now, you are wondering what could be the point of this ONE, TWO, THREE process. Well, a week or so later we got the answer – wild boar had been there looking for roots. And so new life had appeared in a rather dramatic fashion! And more subtly other forms of life take up residence; fish, lilies, waterboatmen and many more. You notice a changed atmosphere, beautiful blue and red luminous dragon flies emerge – a clear indication of metamorphosis and transformation.
But the process doesn’t stop there: you look into the pond and SEE beyond and above infinite possibilities. For we have created the mirror of all mirrors, a living mirror.
What happens when you look into a mirror? You don’t see yourself as you might imagine, but a parallel self. If you let it, your mind expands into new possibilities, the present may become the future as was the case of The Two Fridas, where you can witness the process of transformation and healing.
So we witness three simple steps to revelation inspired by nature.
You might be curious enough to wish to look into this living mirror yourself to catch a glimpse of the divine force that transforms us.
Do you see, do you understand? YOU are the realization of a dream stemming from the beginning of time.