REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Monday, January 11, 2010
Tuesday 1/12/10 - "BASKING"
The moment I saw this photo I fell in love with it. How I wish I could paint in oils. I see this picture in oils. Why am I blogging this? I guess just because I feel like it. :)
I love the lines, colors, shades, everything about it. The sunlight weaves its magic all around, kissing the head, the back, the surface on which the subject rests. It feels peaceful, calm, serene, one with nature.
The photographer named it "Basking". This picture and the title evoke strong emotions in me. There is a feeling of basking in the love of God, a feeling that all is well, as it should be in the natural order of nature.
I typically write about recovery. What does this have to do with recovery? STEP 11!
I can use this picture as a meditation. I find objects of meditation everywhere - a phrase of music, a combination of words, a reading from one of my daily readers, a flower, a grouping of bushes, wind blowing, a painting, a photograph - all these things are possible subjects for a meditation.
I'm going to print out this photo and use it for a meditation. If I go into the silence, sit quietly in that place, and reflect on what I experience with this picture, I will be lifted up. I will experience STEP 11, "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.