Shortly after I left the church in the spring of 2010 I and my family went for a day’s walk at Fundy National Park that’s on the Atlantic shore of New Brunswick. It’s rugged and beautiful. I came across this tiny little piece of driftwood. I had just started drawing my Sophia series and I thought I would use this as a subject in one of my drawings with her. I may still.
I realized when I found it that it had significant meaning for me. I didn’t understand why at the time. Now I do. This tiny piece of driftwood symbolized me and my journey. I certainly felt adrift… a small entity in a huge universe. I also intuitively knew I was being shaped by the rough waters and stones of my life at the time. I also instinctively knew that I was unique and beautiful. I also felt confident that, just like this tiny beautiful piece of driftwood was found, so would I. In fact, I felt assured that my place would find me. I wrote about it in my journal.
I look at it every day. It comforts me.
So here’s your Spiritual Supplement for today:
- Find an object. Maybe a stone. An antler. A leaf. A glass. Something you are drawn to. Or something that “desires you”.
- Why were you brought together? Why is it attractive or attracted to you? Is it pretty? Rough? Broken? Ugly? Complicated?
- How does this object symbolize you right now? What about you or your journey does this object reflect?
- Write about it in your journal. Or write about it here. Leave a comment and tells us about it.
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