After a day of wild painting we snuck away to Plaza Blanca (The White Place), a full moon on the rise, lighting sinking fast.
“Making bold commitments, while staying open to change.” Something you will often hear Flora say in her classes.
Magic happens in that space, doesn’t it? When you take action, going with your gut but at the same time stay open to possibilities.
This is how it is with painting… with photo sessions… with life…
“It was all unknown to me then, as I sat on that white bench on the day I finished my hike.
Everything except the fact that I didn’t have to know.
That is was enough to trust that what I’d done was true.
To understand its meaning without yet being able to say precisely what it was,
To believe that I didn’t need to reach with my bare hands anymore.
To know that seeing the fish beneath the surface of the water was enough.
That it was everything. It was my life – like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred.
So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me.
How wild it was, to let it be.”
-Cheryl Strayed, Wild:From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
You don’t always have to know where you going or how it’s all going to turn out. This mysteriousness, this wildness is the sweet nectar of belonging to life.
(All photo’s taken at the luscious and incredible Call of the Wild Soul Ghost Ranch Art Retreat by: Erin Faith Allen)
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