JOSEPH CAMPBELL'S PICTURE hangs high on the wall at Pacific Graduate Institute where I teach a summer course with Tina Stromsted and Meg Wilbur.
His words are a constant reminder of the gift of finding one's bliss.
TWO STRANGELY ACCURATE MESSAGES CAME TO ME LAST WEEK - about my bliss!
My Canadian friend Susan even dreamed that I loved creating with 'bits and pieces from nature'. A psychic from San Francisco told me that I am an ARTIST (really!) who must work with natural textures and colors in unique ways.
I should have recognized long ago that
MY ALMOST OBSESSIVE COLLECTING OF NATURAL TREASURES
and my utter joy arranging, loving and photographing them
reveals an aspect of my true essence.
INSTEAD, I TRIVIALIZED THAT PASSION
I'm so blissfully happy
playing with the 'bits and pieces of nature'.
My mentor, Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman, says:
has slower rhythms,
moves in spirals,
turns back on herself,
finds what is meaningful to her,
Photo of Marion Woodman by Barbara Susan Booth