Years ago I read a book by…I think it was by Marianne Williamson, and she made the point that we should look at our lives sort of like the hero journey(she’s not the first to have this idea but the way she wrote it stuck with me). At the time, I was on a fairytale kick in my art. So I set about translating her idea into the whole fairytale theme, you know, as one does lol. In any case, that whole idea stuck with me over the years. I began to intuitively translate subconcious stuff into stories. About me. And my world. And what it meant to me. Thoughts and ideas became creatures in my artistic shorthand and emotions became characters. Now…I rarely have thoughts or feelings without sort of seeing a creature or character in my mind. This either makes me very imaginative or mentally ill. Could be either one. I’m not saying which.
So I was thinking the other day about how we sort of pull into our lives what we need to know to learn or grow or heal. As I was journaling, I started to get the idea of that part of myself being “The Summoner”. Rather than life happening to us, it’s working for us. This made me feel a lot better. ( I mean I knew that, but I haven’t been internalizing it lately.) Because no one wants random chaos and crap in their lives. And there seems to be a lot of it around these days. So then I thought…”what am I summoning into my life”…”am I even aware of that process” yada yada. The answer is no. I’m not aware. But I see the results. Oh yes I do. I know that I am summoning experiences to make me flow right outside of my comfort zone. I know that I am stretching and morphing from one day to the next. I know that I am working on many levels. Because that’s what artists do….they transform the world around them with their vision. And that right there…is the biggest summoning of all!