Moving Forward…

January has been a month of digging, in the tough and challenging consciousness. Ever since I chose the word “courage” as my word for the year, I’ve been battling some big fears and learning to trust my intuitive voice completely. It’s the same fears,  I battle when the darkness of winter comes…am I strong enough, confident enough, financially secure, smart enough, helpful enough, generous enough, doing enough…?

My rituals and spirituality keep me nurtured. My family keeps me cocooned, safe and loved. As always in the dark nights of the soul,  the light comes through, reminding me that there is balance and that fears will always be there, but it is the moving forward in those fears that the courage comes.

Love is the strongest engine of survival, life’s calling and I’m moving forward with the light of courage.

Peace to you and yours.

(“Life’s Calling” Collage/Paper-5″x7″ – ©2012 Indigene Theresa Gaskin)

  1. Sounds like you have a very strong, healthy mindset. Keep moving forward :)

    Comment by E R Stanton — January 31, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

  2. Yes, I can hear it! That is a moving and wonderful collage. Fantastic image! So you have a 'Nuff Demon whispering in your ears. I do too, and sometimes he screams. But you are right. The only way through the darkness is to keep moving forward.

    Love to you. xoxo

    Comment by bella sinclair — January 31, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

  3. Wonderful thoughts and imagery for "forward" coinciding with the start of a new year!

    Comment by Abby — January 31, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

  4. The image is absolutely beautiful, the message is very inspiring… I'm glad I came across you post today: I needed it!

    Comment by Wanda Torres — February 1, 2012 @ 9:11 am

  5. This is really lovely Indigene!

    Comment by Roberta — February 1, 2012 @ 11:00 am

  6. Rilke wrote, "…to commence is ever in itself a beautiful thing." Find that beauty in moving forward. I love you, my friend.

    Comment by Zurn Perry — February 1, 2012 @ 11:01 am

  7. To you and yours as well.

    Comment by elenacaravela — February 1, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

  8. Lovely collage, and that from someone who doesn't usually like collages. I liked your comment at my blog. Anytime you're in Cleveland, I'd love to get together with you! I love your approach the world.

    Comment by Linda Hensley — February 1, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

  9. “Courage” is a wonderful thing. So is love. So is your illustration this week. You continue to surprise me in terrific ways! Best of wishes for your year of courage!

    Comment by ellen byrne — February 1, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

  10. Those are lovely and moving thoughts. Of course I just hope that Winter moves forward in a hurry!

    Comment by sharon wagner — February 6, 2012 @ 9:26 am

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