Recently I went through a dry time, doubt. I have been making visual blessings for nearly a year, and then couldn't seem to do it. I wondered if it was over, if it mattered anyway, and why I was feeling a sense of loss. Was the making of visual blessings a season or is this dry period a season? Fortunately, it was the latter. Last week after a difficult conversation with someone I headed to the studio and asked God to work in my heart and take the emotions and thoughts, turning them from darkness into light.
I had a glimpse of creative hope earlier that week and actually made a blessing and started another one. Now, I thought (or was it the still small voice talking), "I need a visual blessing, hope." This blessing grew out of that and another one for someone else that evening. God answered my prayer, and I found the joy of collaboration with Him.
Today I got an ad in the mail and cut out the last phrase I put on the top of the blessing. It is not shown here because I scanned the image before I saw the phrase. But I knew when I read the phrase, saw the colors and how it fit perfectly that the message was for me to take courage and pursue some art adventures I've been considering. It was also time to post this blessing. The phrase added from the ad is: "The time is now."
May you be blessed with a sense of God's loving Presence and Creative Power.