On Wednesday evening, we began our art and quiet time with a story from the Kaballah as told by Rachel Naomi Remen in an interview with Krista Tippet. You can hear the conversation entitled “Listening Generously” at this link:
The story is rich in imagery and connects to themes from Celtic Christianity about finding the light and inherent goodness in all of creation.
These themes emerged in our discussion and sharing as well. One participants shared Quaker ideas around prayer as a way of holding someone in the light along with the idea that there is dark and light in all of us.
Another participant heard the part of the story about the breaking up of the light of the world and connected to the way a prism breaks light into colors of the rainbow.
We shared images of spirals, stars, and the new light of day as well as other images from the natural world.
In discussing the process of creating with collage we noticed the way some creations began with a specific intention and then found pieces to fit the plan while others began without a set idea and let the work evolve as they found different elements to add.