Monday, January 16, 2017

Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Last night I had a dream that really inspired me.  

The events of the dream are somewhat irrelevant, but the feeling I had upon awakening was powerful.  The house was quiet and light…the kind of light that comes from day number who-knows-what of a complete winter wonderland outside, snowflakes falling softly, but swiftly, no indication of stopping.  

I guess the overall feeling I felt was love, so much in fact that it was tangible; a love that empowered me to see and feel my burdens for what they were, almost like a release from the reflection I’ve been seeing of myself, a glimpse of my greatest, happiest self...perhaps through the eyes of one who saw me unabatedly clean, feeling separated from the torment of vulnerability.

In the quiet of my reflection before getting out of bed, the melody of one of my favorite songs came streaming into my mind -- “Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?”  I’d never thought of that song before in terms of challenges, but I will say that the question posed a remarkable viewpoint - that of creating a beautiful canvas from all the twists and turns of life.  Not feeling acted upon, or slighted in the least, yet empowered to paint with all the colors that came my way...for this life is but a transitory step forward on our journey home.   

 

3 comments:

Julie said...

So powerful and beautiful Sharee. Heavenly Father knows our struggles, our name, and our life mission. This life truly is a test. Thanks for sharing.

The Wolfleys said...

What a blessing it is to receive those sweet tender mercies from our Heavenly Father. Your thoughts made me think of the quote from Jeffrey R. Holland "Believe in God and yourself, you are doing better than you think you are." I love that we get to wake up each morning and decide to do better and even though it can be trying at times, we get to constantly grow and evolve through life experiences.

Syrina Moore said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Sharee. God has undoubtedly given you the gift of expressing your inner most thoughts with such beautiful words. Thank you for sharing the inner depths of your soul with me. :)