at the same time?
Yeah. I reckon so. It’s called Divine Play. Or ‘Lila’ (which means Divine Play in Sanskrit). Or Creativity.
I travelled to
a Creativity and Meditation retreat called ‘Impossible Joy’.
I jumped inner and outer hurdles to get there. It was well well well worth it. My creative well well well was replenished.
You haven’t yet heard about this life-changing experience because my stories from the retreat don’t squish easily into bloggy form. They are deeply spiritual, Big Stories. Would you cope with a slightly more serious (and longer) blog post?
Please let me know.
Meanwhile, here’s a (not too serious) snippet.
We made Ancestor Boats.
A retreat leader offered up twenty years’ worth of greetings cards and fancy papers for us to play with. Generous abundance.
Select, cut, paste, glue.
A Klimt Kiss-nest for inside the boat.
Possibly finished, possibly not.
Three weeks later, sister Jen and ten year old niece Ruby come to visit.
The dining room table transforms into the Creative Flurry Studio.
We immerse ourselves in paper, paint, colour, story, art journals, water brushes, metallic pens and…movies.
What do you use as a prop when you have ten minutes to make a stop-motion animated movie?
You grab what’s at hand, even if it’s an Ancestor Boat.
I love it.
I love that Gumby and Pokey got to star in their own dining room table movie.
I love that my Ancestor Boat can be sacred without being solemn.
It’s a wondrous case of Divine Play, or Sacred Silliness.
Go on. Click the link. Watch it. It’s a whole 24 seconds long.
And it’s my first time ever sharing a video on my blog, technical wizard that I am.
How about you?
Indulged in any Sacred Silliness lately?