‘The Accidental Universe’

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‘Faith is the willingness to give ourselves over, at times, to things we do not fully understand. Faith is the belief in things larger than ourselves. Faith is the ability to honor stillness at some moments and at others to ride the passion and exuberance that is the artistic impulse, the flight of the imagination, the full engagement with this strange and shimmering world.’  Alan Lightman

Silent voices from the past

statue-venus of ranencourtStatue of the Venus of Ranencourt 23,000 years old

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It is amazing moments and discoveries like this, that fill me with joy and a sense of profound connectedness. The fact that 23,000 years ago a tribal sculptor was carving an effigy of the Mother; using art to represent something higher than himself, gives me chills.

This quest, this journey, this calling is what connects us all. The fact that art and beauty remain as a silent voice from the past, giving us an insight into the beliefs and existence of far removed selves. These people believed in a Higher good, had rituals and rites that glorified those beliefs in visceral ways. They celebrated the cycles of life and death and were aware of their mortality.  Yet, equally, they were aware of their place in the loop of time and left messages for their later incarnations.

They left time capsules to say ‘I am here, remember what sustains us and connects us all’.

Take a moment to remember today lovely friends!

Rise higher and shine brighter

All my love to you on your journey ❤

Martha