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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Secret of Happiness -The Sun



The Sun is definitely the card of happiness, warmth, love, growth, accomplishment and success.

I was very happy after a wonderful trip away to see good friends. Upon return, I was tired out, but am now starting to feel more rested and less stressed.
I went to see a life long friend's art installation of 5,000 paintings he was commissioned to create, for the newly built Halifax Public Library. Wow, was that inspiring! The whole experience left me very reflective and introspective, happy and sad simultaneously, for reasons I won't go into, but in considering this card, it helps me to understand on a deeper level. After all you can't have the light, without the darkness.

 The Sun card is very timely for me to draw, and it makes me feel happy, especially because it mirrors much of the way I am feeling at present, and it gives me a deep gratitude.

 The sun-god reflects the power of the consciousness to dispel darkness, and where the bright light casts away shadows in the dark places of the Moon. The sun-god Apollo dispels fear, bringing faith and hope. The Sun symbolizes clarity, optimism and a renewed trust of the human spirit, moving toward our goal.

The Sun and the Moon are so closely related and one without the other, we would be lost. I am so grateful for both, grateful for happiness, pain, rainbows, and the rain.


8 comments:

Neopagan Priestess said...

Wow, 5000 paintings! That sounds like a life's worth, rather than a single commission. Glad you had an inspiring trip, and that you are finding the light.

thesycamoretree said...

I recently started reading the book "Practicing Happiness" by Ruth Baer. The title drew me in because it's not about how to attain it, but practice it - quite a different way of looking at things!

Ellen said...

I am so happy for you, you've had such a wonderful trip and that the sun has brought light to your sadness. Happiness and Love always prevail
This is practicing true gratitude: being grateful for everything for life as it is here and now:
I love the quote. If it wasn't for my sad times I wouldn't be sitting here so content with the little things.
Hugs

Catherine Meyers said...

Thank you Kerry!
Actually this is over a period of two years he produced this monumental work! Cliff creates a piece of art every day.
http://catherinemeyersartist.blogspot.ca/2014/10/the-secret-of-creating-5000-paintings.html

Catherine Meyers said...

That sounds like one of those books you read and re-read. I must look for it. Yes that's for sure Bev! It's all about the practice!

Catherine Meyers said...

Thank you very much Ellen. That is a beautiful quote...so very true. I find myself more and more grateful for the sweetest to be found in the daily little things.
I remember someone on the radio talking about aging and how the person gave the example of a elderly man being grateful for a great pickle! Lol. That reminds me I'll have to pick some good crunchy dills, next grocery shopping day!

Neopagan Priestess said...

Ah yes, one day at a time. That is definitely quite a creative work ethic! I try to write a little every day, hope it'll net me an equal sense of achievement one day :)

Catherine Meyers said...

:) Little by slowly makes all the difference!