A week of chanting paintings and learning more!

At 4:30 on Friday morning, I was dragged from sleep by a whispering chorus composed of The Muse and Grandmother Moon and, well, my bladder.

You can probably guess which voice won!

Then, back in the bed, I tried to convince the rest of the team that the world would, in fact, go on while I slept at least a bit more.

No luck.

Grandmother Moon, it seems, has taken up chanting.

We were born for such a time as this…

Well, yes! And I, at least, am more useful when I sleep!

We were born for such a time as this…

And so on and so forth.

Until my curiosity won out and, tea in hand, I went hunting for the quote.

It didn’t take long to get close.

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes!

And, suddenly, I was back to the era known in my personal calendar as the knee surgery years.

Huge pain and mobility challenges. Massive medication allergies. A whole lot of camping in the magic chair during the wee hours, listening to the Dangerous Old Woman (!) cd’s and waiting for better.

The author/editor who lurks inside me, though, was not quite convinced. So, button pushing!

Allowing for linguistic diversity and translation challenges, I encountered what I suspect are the roots of all this whispering in the Hebrew scriptures.

It took quite a bit of hunting, for the book of Esther was not, in my day, a popular choice for the Bible Content Exam…

If you’re curious, check it out. Especially Esther 4:14… I’ve read a bunch of versions in the last 24 hours and, since I’ve got this particular “pen in my hand,” I chose this one:

Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created.

Do you feel that?

I do! I feel it in the sudden flash of tears in my eyes and in the chills along my arms and legs.

We used to call those chills goose bumps, which is kind of ironic if you also claim the Celtic spirituality tradition that wild geese are symbols of the Holy Spirit!

And what if – just maybe – it’s true?

That we, you and I, and all of us who are paying attention, were created – or intended, perhaps – for this moment…

What might that mean in your world???

I’ll give you just a glimpse, for now, of what it means in mine.

A whole new vision of working with people just like you to make your answer real.

There are lots more details on the way. For now, if you hear that question, deep in your heart, if your arms are covered in goose bumps, let’s talk, soon! 30 minutes, on me!

This is one of those five people things for me. We all need them, especially our littles, and it’s going to take a lot of us!

Not sure about the five people thing? Ask me!

For tonight, though, the actual words Dr. E. wrote in a blog post kind of like this, just a few years ago…

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times!

And, so we were.

I can help!

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pps… this little painting is an intentional prayer for health and abundance. Kind of a Feng shui activation for a special corner in our library. And, yes… there’s a goose! Wonders never cease!!!

Sue Boardman, Certified Intentional Creativity®
Color of Woman Teacher & Coach