Fireflies represent a message to listen to our hearts and let them lead the way toward truth and light.
They remind us of the importance of our internal character, their light represents hope, guidance, inspiration, and awakening.
It is a rare and wonderful gift when a simple act of play evolves into an experience of inner grace.
Taking a break from another project, I lamented that I had not painted for over two months and just wanted a few moments of playing with some colour.
Quite soon I was thinking of a child of the earth and if I were to paint one, the colour of its skin would be of pine wood, golden and brown. The moment I began to add that possible position into the piece, all thoughts left my mind and the painting seemed to paint itself. The quite peace of not thinking and merely observing the process was a wonderful gift. Four hours later I heard myself say “thank you” as I stopped painting for the day.
I felt I had been invited to a special moment as a guest. This was a painting for myself really. It follows no rules, it might not even make sense to anyone, but it is absolutely delightful to me. However, there was one last step, something was missing.
The next morning I sat before it and wait for inspiration about the missing piece. I waited, I fiddled, I moved on, then would look at it from across the room. Then I watched the inauguration and came back grateful, weepy and inspired.
One firefly. Simply one firefly that carries the light of promise and healing, reflecting the light within us all. We are the fireflies. We choose each day and in each moment to share that light.
Be a firefly.
I hope you enjoy this painting, and I thank you.