My connection to the word “spirituality”
As I am writing this article I am immersed in what I feel is the most spiritual place: nature. I am camping on a point, on a lake among the spectacular colours of autumn in Ontario, Canada. Last time my husband went to this spot, I love what he said when he came back: “Gaia, I feel like I have been on a meditation retreat, but this is not it; It is when we meditate that we feel like it is to be in nature!”… no wonder Buddhist teachings always talk about finding our true nature. In our cities and busy lives we certainly are disconnected from any true nature!
When immersed in nature, all the clutter from our human brain starts to dissipate. The rhythm of the day is slow, simple and basic. There is no distraction, it is quiet, peaceful and naturally harmonious. Slowly within this absolutely perfect environment the toxic thoughts and harmful stresses of our unnatural lives go away; our whole being starts tuning with the surroundings. We feel alive in all our senses, the untouched beauty beats any religious architectural gem of the world. This is my church where I pray by simply breathing.
The thread that connects all my paintings is this connection to nature and spirit. It is found in:
– Wholeness series with the intricate geometric and harmonious patterns also manifested in nature from the microcosm to the macrocosm of life.
In seeing all these aspects of my art you can feel that it is basically with my bare feet on the ground, feeling the pulse of Mother Earth that I most connect with the word spirituality.