I created this painting on the night of the Full Moon earlier this month. The light of the moon spilling over me and my easel till 11 pm that night. It was a really warm evening as I painted at my kitchen table, with the doors wide open. I felt so alive and happy painting her. Here is a photo of the joyful scene that greeted me in my kitchen the next morning.
The words for this painting had not yet come to me and then as I stood under a gorgeous golden oak tree yesterday, I received the wisdom and this is what this painting was expressing:
It is called “Taking a stand.”
“Taking a stand” … To feel beautiful. To feel alive as a woman. Taking a stand to no longer play it small and hide in order to be more accepted. Taking a stand to no longer diminish joy so that someone else can feel better about themselves.
Taking a stand to radiate our personal dreams, to honour our calling, our purpose so that we can feel even more alive.
Taking a stand against shame in all it’s faces.
Taking a stand for JOY instead. Wherever shame lives inside of one, in whatever way, a woman becomes a tiny small diminished awkward version of herself. Taking a stand to finally draw a thick, solid boundary between the words of someone else and our own truth. To take a stand and say: “That is not what I am choosing to believe about myself.” That is not my truth.” I am choosing to feel worthy …to feel beautiful …. because that is my inherent goodness. To embrace a joyful alive way of living because that is what has always been Divinely intended for me.
Not this. Not this business of hiding and playing it small. Not this business of feeling unworthy.
And even if one is still transitioning between the 2 worlds …and the door to the new is not quite open yet…what matters is that a stand has been taken.
She expresses a woman in her personal power, ready to begin living a life that is aligned with truth. With joy. With freedom. May joy free your Feminine spirit. May you and I allow this for ourself. She has just arrived in my Etsy shop and is available for you as an original oil painting or as a cover to a blank journal.
She is no. 40/100 #expressionsoflove… a painting project I began to draw a new energy into my own life.
You can experience her presence in your own daily life by collecting here: