Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. ~ Philip James Bailey
Do You Keep Things Simple Or Keep Adding Layers in the Hope of Getting Greater Clarity or a Better Picture?
Four years ago yesterday I was told I had 25% chance of recovery from an autoimmune disease that went rogue and caused a total kidney failure.
Today I feel so blessed that I have healed and my kidney function is back higher than the renal specialist told me it would ever be. So time for some celebration. I planned to paint a picture to celebrate my life
I started the day by staying in bed with me time, meditating, reading, ACIM, morning pages, journaling and I drew a card that delighted me.
I have been opening my windows to prosperity to allow myself to be more open to receiving. Looks like my gremlins had others ideas today!
I had my to love list written out, the painting being paramount. Somehow yesterday didn’t go as planned and little of my love list got done. I didn’t get to paint until after dinner. Tiredness had set in and I knew I must listen to my body.
As I painted the heart above, I allowed the brushes to guide me. I had had an image of hearts and fireworks that I would paint. This was not what my heart had in mind. As I washed my brushes I thought I will complete this tomorrow, I saw the painting as incomplete.
Start of my Celebration painting. July 16 is the day my life changed when an autoimmune disease invaded my body. The painting is a start and as I am feeling very tired I am listening to my body and heading to bed.
When I checked this morning there were comments on the post, I asked do I leave this or keep painting? My artist friend Jean replied:
I think it is complete, Suzie, but I also think it will tell you if it needs something. And it might take a little while 🙂 Paintings have a mind of their own 🙂
I decided to leave it and went about having breakfast and getting food ready for the day. (I am a beta tester for the Quantum Silhouette reshaping program and will reveal more about this at a later time)
I started to make my daily treat of a very simple delicious chocolate (cacao) slab and the simplicity as I was mixing this hit me! These words popped in:
Life is simple- it’s just the layers we think we have to keep adding that make it complex.
How awesome I thought, especially as I would have spent maybe an hour or more painting. I have just been into my studio to look and ask. I was tempted to add to the background and then I heard just leave it today.
I am doing what Jean suggested- allowing the painting to have it’s time. I did that with the painting that is now my new banner.
This is a big life lesson for me as I can think of so many ways I add more layers that often lead to:
I am sure you can add some more 🙂
I learned there is virtue in simplicity
Do you add layers of complexity that burden you or do you a way to keep life simple and fulfilling at the same time?
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with love and gratitude
from my ♡ to yours ♡
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