Sunday, August 26, 2012


        Running (Painting) at the Speed of Light

I picked up a brush.  Using paint leftover on my palette, I blocked in a young Cheetah cub and some golden ochre rays of grass.  I had imagined the "Cheetah Running" image in my head quite awhile before actually painting her.  What will she become?  

I set her aside, gradually adding to her portrait as the months went by.  One day I placed her far away on the mantel piece to view her from a distance.  Paintings present themselves from far away as well as close up and personal.  Light, color, shade, and raw energy are all needed for complete unified wholeness. 

How like life?

As I gazed at the spotless unfinished Cheetah youngster, I noticed some faint rays of white light brushed in below her feet with random brushstrokes.  It looked as if she had an invisible companion on her journey, teaching, leading?  I stepped nearer to take a closer look.

I took my brush again and whisked in the invisible helper guide making the white light slightly more visible.

Now the Cheetah cub had direction, she seemed to smile at the unseen presence.  Now!  Spots can now be painted on her youthful  body.  I made the spots "dimmer" on her feet and legs to suggest dimensions of  fluid and frozen light that download into solid forms. I felt like I were looking through windows into the invisible.

The finished Cheetah cub presented herself for viewing.  "Mom!  She looks like a photograph from National Geographic."  Edging closer to view, the white light form makes a subtle appearance.

Invisible to Visible?  How?  Through vibrations (sound-word) and unseen light, downloading to visible?  What are Colors and how do we perceive them?  Unseen dimensions (* branes-universes) we feel but do not (yet) see?

** Smiling, I remembered author Jasper Fforde wrote about a "color based economy" in an imaginary world in Shades of Grey.

*** Standing on the Edge of Time....
What is going on?  I feel like I'm swimming strongly upstream but floating peacefully downstream at the same time?

I remembered words from a friend:
"Are you the same as your paintings?"

"I don't know, I never thought about it?"

"The paintings, I feel, are messengers from unseen dimensions coming into solid paint from thought-forms, dreams, or 'light bulbs' of inspirations."

"They feel like children being born to me.  I free them to be themselves as they take ever changing turns in their colored lives.  I am open to painted surprises!  I release visualizing completed finished pieces.  I release control of texture, color, line, darks and lights.  Each painting has intrinsic life and energy (qi), an individual frequency or frequencies, a life story timeline all their 'own.'  What can these painted gifts teach me?"

"What is inspiration?"

"Incoming spirit."

****  "When you are inspired, the qi (energy) feels different,"  He, Weiqi, Tai Chi Master

Richard, a writer, told me, "It's like you pick up a frequency band or beam.  It's either there or not there.  And if it's not 'there' you can't make it happen!"

Painting qi (energy) feels different from writing qi, both balance each other in an interplay of colored words.  Intuitive qi (everyday spontaneous life) is also uniquely alive with feelings (Yin) and actions (Yang).  

Way to Glow!
Sound, Water, Light, and Color = Harvest

The Daily Inbox:
*****  You are accepted,
accepted by that which is greater than you, and the name of which you do not know.

Do not ask for the name now;
perhaps you will find it later.
Do not try to do anything now;
perhaps later you will do much.

Do not seek for anything.
Do not perform anything:
do not intend anything.

Simply accept the fact that you are accepted!

After such an experience we may not be better than before, and we may not believe more than before.

But everything is transformed.
In that moment, grace conquers sin, and
reconciliation bridges the gulf of estrangement.
Paul Tillich

"Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given:  A full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage," St. Francis of Assisi.

Related Posts: 
Tonal Vision (The Power of Music) and What Kind of Animal Are You? (Jan 2011), See Spots Run (Mar 2011), In the K(now) and T-I-M-E (Dec 2011)

* Brian Green, physicist, string theory 
program: Welcome to the 11th Dimension.  PBS series, books and more

** Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, a fantasy romp with color, "Technology from another time litters the landscape...."

*** Lyrics from song Mandy by Barry Manilow
Other Songs:  Love is the 7th Wave, by Sting,Your Wildest Dreams by the Moody Blues, and Salisbury Hill by Peter Gabriel.

****  He, Weiqi is a Yang Style Tai Chi Master and Sword Expert.  She helped create 18 Form Taiji Qigong (Shibashi) with Lin, Hou Sheng, a Qigong Master.  This form can be used by itself or as a warm up for Tai Chi practice.  18 Form is practiced by millions of people world wide.  Free DVD downloads for personal practice from Sifu Wing Cheung who studied with the creators of the form.

***** Paul Tillich, writes about Acceptance.  If I had written these words, I would edit "grace conquers sin" to "grace enters." with Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D, and Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT enhance personal healing for yourself, others, and pets.  Debra's New book, Stories From My Heart  Read More  Request free PDF illustrated E book Silver Butterfly, Create A Vision:  Awaken Your Creative Spirit.

Running With The Speed of Light, oil painting by Dahlis Roy
Rainbows of Light and Gull on Weko Beach,
photos by Dahlis