Journeys across water – can take many an unexpected turn….

Journey Across Water

I’ve decided that journeys across water, while being fun and sometimes exhilarating, can also be very growth enhancing. Which is another way of saying, challenging to greater or lesser extents.

I have come face to face with learning about my own impatience, attachments and lack of presence on this trip. Each one of these items has a story attached to it, difficult and challenging. And so we have Lessons from a Travel Diary Pt I ……

As you more than likely know, many, well let me amend that, to all, things that happen to us are created by a combination of our own emotional states and the universe delivering us opportunities for growth in relation to this. When things aren’t working out our first reaction is often to blame someone else for what’s going wrong.

Sometimes the signs are there well in advance, however we have not learnt to read them.

Do you find yourself sometimes just knowing that something is going to happen, even though you don’t want it to?  I had just such an experience, getting to the airport on Thursday. I was waiting around in Auckland for my ‘X’ to deliver our granddaughter back to me so we could fly home.  That was supposed to be at 12.30pm. Well after 3 changes of location  for the pick up and half a dozen phone calls, he finally turned up with her at 3pm.  To say I was stressed just comes nowhere near it.  Even though I know all this stuff about manifestation etc, do you think I could let it go.  Nope. What I did come to realize, however, was that, if one was wanting to point the finger at someone, then that finger was surely pointing right at me!  I have a thing about being late and the universe was delivering me a Mac Truck on the subject!!!!

However, there  was a silver lining to this very gloomy black cloud.  While we were waiting, we had been looking for a birthday present for me with no luck.  My friend suggested we check out the shop at the Auckland Museum and there, lo and behold, was the most exquisite piece of Pounamu. Ironically the piece we bought was a Toki or Maori adze which is used to clear away negative energy!! I love this piece, which appears to be filled with journeys across water, waves, or is it mountains? Great thanks to my friend Prue for this wonderful early Birthday present.

Journeys across water Pounamu - New Zealand Jade

Pounamu – New Zealand Jade

 

I also managed to get out from under my black cloud of waitingness, for long enough to engage my creativity and find some interesting things in the Auckland Domain Winter Gardens which we had wandered off to have a look at.

Journeys across water - Auckland Botanic Gardens

Monument at Auckland Domain Winter Gardens

 

Interesting vistas and unusual, dying plants……

Dying flower

Dying flower

 

Look For Next Thursday’s Post: More on Travelling and what else it can teach us – Lessons from a Travel Diary Pt II

The Hinchenbrook Passage is a work about water.

Something that has always attracted my painting instincts is reflections.  I guess you could say I’m drawn to water really as I love mist, reflections, oceans, streams and so on. There is something quite magical about water and its many different forms; water catching light, rainbows and tiny prisms, water is always changing and offering us beauty.

Hinchenbrook Passage - under painting

Hinchenbrook Passage Under Painting

The next stage began with blocking in the colour in more detail…

Hinchenbrook Passage

Under Painting Continued

The final result….

Hinchenbrook Passage

Hinchenbrook Passage

 

Next Thursday’s Post: The Dance of  Life

Next Monday’s Post: Colour Theory Part One

Posted By: Kadira Jennings

 

 

 

 

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