‘Every Moment is Sacred’ Podcast with Rain Elizabeth Stickney
Interview with Rain Elizabeth Stickney on her ‘Every Moment is Sacred’ podcast. This episode: ‘Nature Speaks in Silence’.
Rain’s notes about this podcast:
Born in Dublin and living in Taos, New Mexico, Seamus Berkeley gently shares with us the profound practice of entering the contemplative realm through one’s visual experience. A professional and very talented artist, Seamus illustrates how the natural world is a teacher bestowing gifts upon all of us. Gather together and listen as we unfold a meditative conversation in presence, celebrating the ability we all have to let go of constructs and begin to see things as they are.
Seamus Reminds Us:
~ Thomas Keating says: The fruits of contemplation… are in everyday life. He also says: Set an intention before meditation.
~ Take a contemplative walk and ask yourself, “What have I not seen today?” and “How is the light today?”
~ Beauty is a doorway into spaciousness presence awareness.
~ What is blue? Rest in the non-answer.
~ What if we choose to see everything as a gift?
~ Entering into the visual field is a letting go of agenda.
~ Awake = aware of awareness.
Suggested Practice: Sky Meditation
Look at the sky. Are there clouds? Is there movement? Look up… be present to what is.
Teachings by Thomas Keating, Gurdjieff, James Baraz, and Anam Thubten
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
‘Full Moon II’ Giclée
Robyn Comfort was inspired to write about this piece. You can read her poem ‘Sugar Moon’ and her thoughts about this artwork on Artful Awareness.
Here are a few examples of the museum quality giclées:
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