Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Power of Intention. Also, Shiva.

Evolutionary Leap acrylic on board (4 panels) ©Tabetha Hastings
I went to bed last night wishing to recommit to myself, and indeed woke up with a refreshed sense of renewal. Intention can be powerful.

The song running through my head when I woke up was "God Shiva" by MeShelle Ndegeocello (below).

I did a quick online search for Shiva and found this very relevant tidbit at sanatansociety.org:

"...Shiva is responsible for change both in the form of death and destruction and in the positive sense of destroying the ego, the false identification with the form. This also includes the shedding of old habits and attachments. All that has a beginning by necessity must have an end. In destruction, truly nothing is destroyed but the illusion of individuality. Thus the power of destruction associated with Lord Shiva has great purifying power, both on a more personal level when problems make us see reality more clearly, as on a more universal level. Destruction opens the path for a new creation of the universe, a new opportunity for the beauty and drama of universal illusion to unfold." 

I am listening, and allowing.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sporadic Haiku: Five Senses

music food nature
intense conversation
senses satisfied

T'was a lovely day in Boulder CO. Photograph ©Tabetha Hastings