Wednesday, January 2, 2008

welcoming space

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." Carl Jung

The word ‘welcome’ rings in my ears. Welcome the New Year. Welcome creativity. Welcome old & new friends. Welcome the stranger on the street. Welcome wholeness. Life. Rain & sunshine. Warmth & cold. Open your arms and welcome the world. Do your little part to co-create.

Co-create—for I do not do anything alone and it is not a puppeteer God who pulls the strings and says, “Do this or do that.” It is fully me and yet it is bigger than me—this wholeness of which I speak.

With the face of another, we create ‘welcome.’ One offers. One receives. The circle broadens. Preparing space. Setting the mood. Cleaning the house. Preparing the food. Lighting the candles. Pouring the wine. Breaking the bread. Welcoming friends. Welcoming conversation. Welcoming the New Year. Creating space to be together. To create conversation. Relationship. Renewal. Something that did not exist before.

Welcoming creativity in old & new ways this New Year.

This post is dedicated to A & C…I hope you recognize your part in this creation ☺.

photo by lucy



The Jung quote is a keeper. Thanks for sharing it.

The Dream said...

I LOVE this post, Lucy. Truly.
Quotes I have read recently, over and over again:

"To paint is to love again." - Henry Miller

"How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside of me, what can it be?" -Vincent van Gogh

Glad we are on the creative journey together!

Abbey of the Arts said...

great post lucy, and you made your space so very welcoming, a space where souls could meet and flourish together. thanks again for the gift of you in my life. XOXO C

Your friend A said...

You have defined, in person, what "welcome" truly means, and I have been the recipient of that welcome. I am truly grateful for that gift....

Much love and peace,

lucy said...

ss--glad you like the quote

dream--your quotes are very cool. i never new vincent was a rhyming poet :-)

c & a--thank you honestly & deeply...words cannot express just kind of have to be there, you know? so glad you were. it was a fabulous way to begin the new year!!!