A good family friend passed away and we made the journey to celebrate her life and legacy. She was a wonderful woman of God who lived the gospel. It was a very moving event. She has 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. They live in Quebec in a beautiiful town about an hour from Ottawa.
On our way back, Sue and I rented a room at the downtown Marriott. We had a fun evening. The town was still alive and humming at 2am. I got up early Sunday morning and went for a walk. Ottawa sure is a beautiful city. In fact, of all the cities I have been to, Ottawa still takes the top spot. I took a walk from the market out to this lookout in the park. The views were spectacular despite the overcast and slight rainy day. I noticed a fellow sitting out at the park bench, struck up some conversation and ended up sitting there shooting the breeze for an hour. Despite his clean and cheerful appearance, he was living at the mission. He was homeless. He was excited because today the rink was open to public at discount pricing and he had managed to scrape up about an hour worth of skating time. When we spoke, he did not not speak as a defeated man, yet somehow he seamed resigned to accept and find joy in his horrible situation. I asked him if he would accept some money from me and he was joyous but said only if you can afford it and please dont think that you owe it to me and I am not a pan handler. I asked him to please take it and he accepted it with joy and thanksgiving. We shook hands and I went back to the hotel to gather our belongings.
We went to my friend Jimi's place to visit, talk art and share experiences. Jimi took us to the local art supply store and help me to chose the correct quality items to help me with my painting. He shared with me some tips and pointers and |I am all fired up to return to color painting. I have been doing digital doodles now for about a year and I am enourmously gratified. I beleive that I have a nice foundation of images that I can now explore in color. People have begun to purchase my art and I have a number of shows on right now.
I have been giving and receiving and organically co-creating my future by stepping out in faith with my visions. I tred gracefully and humbly with my God, whom I have the deepest of love for. The Spirit moves me and I respond with full confidence that in so doing God will be glorified in me. My dreams become reality because they are in line with Spirit. My cup overflows. I am being blessed in so many ways and in such high frequency it causes me ecstatic joy. I found myself dancing with glee and knowledge that my movements were one with all creation and one with the One from whom all life flows. I do not fear death in any way shape or form because I am eternal. I can feel my attachment to the vine and I know, or shall I say, I beleive with all my heart that I am a part of this magnificent eternal force..........and I am grateful for it.
I watched a young lady scratch and lose on some lotto tickets. Poor girl lost $20.00. I told her that I dont put my faith or even my hopes in "winning" a sum of money. I told her it was of no use to me because I put my full trust in Spirit and all my dreams come true. While she is busy dreaming about all the ways she can spend her winfall, all her dreams are slipping through her hands unfulfilled. I dont dream of riches...I dont dream of a life without struggle and hardship. I dream simple dreams from the heart and my dreams are coming true.