What memories do I have of beauty? Are beauty and freedom related? What am I learning passively, simply by showing up to think about beauty every day?
Reflection / Contemplation
Ah, time for another reveal: Journals. Journals attend to Beauty and my embodiment with much the same importance as cups, rocks, pens and inks. It could be the physical container they offer with the cover, the quality of paper, lined or unlined, and which pen is best suited for its filling (and what type of filling) which attend to my notions of Beauty. I have the same conversation with journals as I do with pens (and inks), especially when presented with them in a bookstore, art store, paper store. Do I need another journal, or not? I have a collection of empty journals on a bookshelf, each waiting for what passion next stirs me. You get the picture.
But then there is the Beauty with what a journal is filled. So, I have my day to day journal, one for dream-work, gratitude, mantras, meditations, plans, etc. I even carry a small one in my purse. I do not want to lose an idea or thought which comes my way.
Beauty has its own journal now. It has been a container of my thoughts these last few weeks with my attempts at showing up for Beauty. How much of this Beauty project is passive, I am not sure. The journal does not even begin to contain how much of my day is infiltrated with thoughts of Beauty as well as the guiding thoughts for the day. Nor do much of those thoughts in my head as well as my journal even make it to this page.
I am inclined to think of my Beauty journal as a cauldron, a container of alchemy of sorts. Ideas in me get stirred and my hope is that the refinements of my ideas make the page. Actually, coherency is more apt approach than refinement. It is the refinement piece which is the living part of Beauty.
All I can say with clarity at the moment is that I am getting a good dusting or cleaning with all of the memories of experiences and insights which pop up, as I write, have conversations, and move throughout my day. The cycle of visiting each of these guiding thoughts invites a deeper reordering with each round: how Beauty weaves its way around and through Big Mind and Big Love
Guest Contributor Lita Artis
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Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)
Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
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