"Hello, Beloved" (Illuminated HEart)
36" x 36" x 1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Sally Fuller Richard - All Rights Reserved
Inspired by June 14, 2014 “The Illuminated Heart” Livestream with Shiloh Sophia & Sue Hoya Sellers
Conroe, Texas, USA
My Heart of Hearts
I stand within your secret chambers
I AM sheltered in this cathedral’s sacred walls
There is room for all
These walls are strong
I feel PEACE – the PEACE that passes understanding.
I wandered in the wilderness of Fear – of pain – of sadness
Each wound a brick – a barrier – a hardening to limit LOVE
I thought to protect myself
I merely added to my burden
I rest in the sanctuary
I lay my burden at the altar
I cry – I release
I lovingly lay each wound open, honoring the experience
– loving the lesson
I am bare – I am raw
I am open to healing – to wholeness – to re-memberance.
Grace – Grace – Grace
From this moment forward
I know the LOVE – the compassion – the peace of understanding
I AM whole
I AM enough
I AM safe to LOVE
Hello, Beloved! Hello!
I see you!
I see you everywhere – always!
All is LOVE All is Well
The canvas was blessed with holy water, and the painting began with an anatomical drawing of the physical heart to relate the physical to the Spiritual Heart.
The focus of this process was to set the intention of keeping my heart open, to love the imagined wounds into wholeness, to lovingly patch the holes, to love & honor the scars and scratches. I intended to remember that I AM enough, to know that my heart is SO strong and adaptable. I released the walls & trusted that my heart is protected.
I believe my soul resides in my Heart Space. I believe my heart is resilient beyond my imagining. I believe the key is unconditional LOVE & the remembrance of Oneness. My heart is as BIG as this world & is strong enough to hold & heal each piece. I re-member wholeness. I re-member Oneness. All is LOVE. All is WELL.
This Knowing I bring to myself & to my beloveds.
Sue suggested that the “heart is a cathedral of love.” We should see through the eyes of Love.
Inquiry: “What is between me & having the open cathedral of my heart?” what I’m holding in my heart is informing EVERY decision.
Writing of affirmations / a love letter from my heart, collaged into the painting. A friend’s mother had suffered a heart attack & her name is included with prayers in the painting also.
I see you. I am so proud of you. Sacred Sensuality. Juicy Life. I accept you just as you are. I am enough – perfect. I forgive myself & all others. I am always me – vibrant & radiant. I love my lungs. I love my female parts. All is love. All is well. I re-member One-ness. I love myself & my thoughts & desires. My heart is filled with enough LOVE for all. I re-member Wholeness. I always have support. I forgive God. I joyously share my gifts & talents. I welcome my beloveds. My heart is strong & adaptable. I am healed. I love my mind. I have understanding.
Sue reminds us that you “cannot depict Light without Dark.” Think about the heart becoming illuminated by the Divine where there once was darkness.
The sides of my paintings are painted red to honor the “Red Thread” tradition of many cultures. This tradition says that people who are destined to meet are connected by a red thread from birth. The thread may tangle and stretch, but it will never break.