RAISE YOUR GAZE
“Your toes are indeed lovely.
Your room is so charming;
so familiar, so comfortable.
Grab the beyond,
beyond your doorstep!
Raise your gaze
…embrace closely the unfamiliar.”
“Raise Your Gaze” from NOTHING IS AS IT WAS Balboa Press ©CherilynSunRidge
I planted dozens of corn seeds and there are four glorious stalks reaching for the sun and sky. I remind myself that in time the seeds of expectancy will navigate their full reach, that I can look elsewhere–higher, broader, and the love of initial planting will hold the nest and the next in peace and light, and the nature spirits will dance whether or not I see them.
There comes a time, a moment when one simply cannot avoid recognition of integration. All of bounteous Nature, the Nature Spirits, the energetics, buzz, blitz, swim through us at all times, eternally. The imperative is to “Rise Out Of Rest” and participate!
©CherilynSunRidge, earlier work & “Rise Out Of Rest”
Nothing Is As It Was~Every Day is Remarkable and Remakable
©CherilynSunRidge, Balboa Press, Order Your Copy Here
This book is a rich, valuable, & refreshing combination of imagery and poetry, straight from the author’s lifelong engagement with wilderness. Encouragement & gentle support to Be Your Precious Self (from the front piece of Nothing Is As It Was).
Here is rich permission to receive a delightful healing through awareness of the world around and within yourself. Here are affirming prompts to pay attention to your mind and heart, to “open your skull and chest to review,” to engage yourself with nature, with the spirits of nature, to walk with a new sense of ease.
It is vital to affirm your own unique sense of ability and integrity, to cultivate your inner anchor if you sense complexity around you. It is vital for our precious planet and the earth for you to know that you are nature, you are natural, you can communicate and dialogue with the healing nature spirits. In a way, this is bringing it all back home, so that you can expand even further! Enjoy!
“Love Is A Temple~Love Is A Shrine” 22″x22″ (detail)
“From The Rim,” ©CherilynSunRidge, 36″x48″
I painted “From The Rim” as a tribute to Mickey Hart’s Mysterium Tremendum. Listening to the integrated sounds of celestial deep space provided by NASA, with the Mickey Hart Band, one could not help but be moved into a place of reverence for our tiny potent particle selves. We are each carrying sublime Light&Love energy, able to heal and restore and assist anywhere our hearts are drawn.
As lyricist Robert Hunter states in one of the album’s tunes: “If you can’t fix a broken heart, don’t try to save the earth.” This is a call to each to offer our best good cheer, our smoothest loving, our innate and alive capacity for holding one another’s hearts.
This is our time, to go deep and deep and deep to bring out our heart treasures, to share the vibration of movement toward expanded courtesy. Tomorrow marks our station of Winter Solstice 2016…praises to all nature and beyond for continuing to live well.
Sometimes a girl just needs a little bit of Mick gazing over her head, and then return to her studio and bring out “Seven Steps To Heaven” (©CherilynSunRidge, 16″x16,” Acrylic) for all essential grounding and consciousness converging!
Portland Art Museum offers 250 Warhol prints for viewers’ consumption and delight, until the end of the year. I was blown away–color, form, personal statement, poetry, generous–ah, Andy. Wonderful.
Archival Ink Prints ©CherilynSunRidge
Selecting your image of strength helps you stay in your seat of awareness. As a reminder of your unique internal place, using external symbology creates your sacred living space. Visual images carry a language into the subconscious, they are reference material for our minds, reminding us of our delights and innocent joys. My mission is to offer what may serve you with land and figurative interpretations, as tethers, to dialogue with your own deepest truth.
I am now working with a high-end custom printer. At long last (!) I can offer you quality prints to suit your budget. Giclée printing is the highest quality fine art reproduction available today.
My online Print Portfolio offers a selection of my images. Contact me for other custom sizes and I will send you a quote. Also contact me for a custom print of your favorite piece not yet appearing in the Print Portfolio.
Sent with Light, Cherilyn
“Enough For Everyone,” 30×40, Acrylic on Cotton, ©CherilynSunRidge
In love, She comes. In love, She offers you your life.
She is everywhere and everyone.
She is at all times.
Our Lady is in everyone’s face and being.
We each hold a name for Her–all meaning:
beauty-filled, bountiful, compassionate.
All beings can participate, all beings may contribute.
This means also you and I, making resonance into the order of things.
She is your daily. She gazes everywhere, and Her gaze is love, and Her love is a blessing, and the blessing is a healing, and the healing makes you whole, and your awareness gives you wholeness.