“Stand Up And Show Your Soul”

 “Show Your Soul”

“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.                                          Clarissa Pinkola Estes

As often happens, I didn’t know what this piece was about when I first started making it.  I didn’t even know from one drawn line to the next what would happen.  In the end it came together quickly.

Then Sabina sent me a writing by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, called “We  Were Made For These Times“.   In it Estes says the most important thing we can do, especially in difficult times, is “stand up and show your soul”.

And that’s so much what this piece is about.

What actually happens when we let our souls shine?  Unafraid to stand up and say this is who I am.  This is what I believe.   To actually know and believe in our ourselves well enough to allow our passions to ignite sparks in others.

Pulling from the ancient, the mystical and  now.  Bringing all the pieces together.  The fiery goddess.    Nature personified.  Grounded and nourishing, strength and transformation.

To read Clarissa Pinkola Estes piece, “We Were Born For These Times” click here.

(I believe “Show Your Soul” is sold.   I have a few people interested in it.    If not, I’ll be posting it for sale sometime soon.)


8 thoughts on ““Stand Up And Show Your Soul”

  1. Dear Maria,
    If you ever wonder if your blog posts are worth the time, Yes!!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful, heartfelt art and the link to
    Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ heartfelt words.

    1. Oh Thank you Mary. That’s always so good to hear. And I have to say, when it’s quiet out there, I do wonder…. So thank you for letting me know how you feel.

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