Working through the first strokes of surface design on this hand crafted gourd rattle.
It will take time, self-compassion, trust and patience to see the work through, what I am calling Plentiful Time – without a sense of urgency and with a knowingness that life and art unfold.
Life is a process and not just one event while we are embodied – perhaps when we travel back into spirit, we are able to see the whole of our lives as an event. Until then, there is mystery today – in the creative process.
Stepping up for the balance of flow and the challenge of getting it “right” is the tension that allows for something new to emerge. In order to be the creators of a new story – especially in times of uncertainty, first and foremost is to harness the courage to speak out and worthy ourselves of being heard.
This is the radical self-care of the spiritual warrior and the visionary artist. We are the authors of emerging energies channeled into this dimension of many frequencies yearning for harmony.
May we be guided with the light of the universe to work through us with love and for the highest good of all. In gratitude.
Black and White Shamanic Gourd Rattle on INSTAGRAM.
Elizabeth Izzo, master gourd rattle maker has produced rattles throughout her artmaking decades. Recent rattles are available for sale on etsy.