With these flowers, I hoping to encourage some more warm weather to arrive in the Northeast of North America. It has been a little chilly. One nice thing about spring (here in the northern hemisphere now) is that it breeds new beginnings, fresh starts and hope. For me, spring is about both inspiration and “allowing.” The life force is in a phase that supports growth and upward motion.
Flowers XIII, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
In the spring it is very clear that the life force itself, the universal flow, actually is a power in itself that moves us along if we “allow” it to. Part of taking action is the active part, the “yang” in some cultures. Another crucial part of action is the receptive (rather than passive) part, called the “yin” in some cultures.
In many western cultures, such as the U.S., the active or yang aspect is emphasized, over-emphasized according to me. The receptive part of action often gets dismissed in this culture. Being in the flow and allowing is an important part of my creative process. I think that is true for most artists.
But being in the flow is an important part of my living and marketing processes also. I have been learning and acting quite a bit about whole new aspects of interacting and selling on the web. I need to absorb and integrate some of this new information. I need to go inside and allow my soul to guide me now that I have learned quite a few new facts.
I would love to hear how you balance your own processes.
~ Diane Clancy