This weekend my husband and I drove to Uffington to visit Whitehorse Hill. Sometime between 1380 and 550 BC a 350 ft long figure of a horse was cut into the hill at about 3 meters deep. It was a bright sunny day but the wind on the hill made the climb challenging. It was amazing. Through the centuries the folks in this area have worked to preserve the figure. It is now part of the National Trust.
From the beginning of time people have created art to express beliefs, emotions, struggles and life in general. This make me think of The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and the Toltec belief that we are artists and we create our lives. This is good and bad news. The bad news is we are responsible for what we have created- not other people. The good news is that if we don’t like what we are experiencing we can create something else. This is a powerful concept. We have the power to create.
When we consider the First Agreement- Be impeccable with your word – the power to create with words is clear. If we watch the news, browse the internet, listen to music, listen to the laugh of children or the sounds of nature we experience the power of words and sounds. On one level being impeccable with our words means speaking the truth to others and to ourself. The self part deals with denial and other defenses that keep us out of truth. Another level is the sound of our words. “Mind your tone!” Is a phrase that my daughters heard regularly growing up. Tone is important for all of us to mind. The tone used by speakers can calm or bring a crowd to a frenzy. For Lent/ Spring I’m going to practice being impeccable with my word and mind my tone and notice what I create.
What are you ready to create?
I’m returning to the US on Wed. I hope to see you for Reflection and Meditation on Saturday.
Sending with Blessings.