Sunday, March 31, 2013

Counting the Omer with Visual Journaling - Day 6

Bonding within Love - sounds good!  Yesod (the ninth of the ten Sefirot) is the quality within Chesed today.  Since Yesod is associated with sexuality, it is nice when it is the quality in the week of Chesed, or Lovingkindness.  I had fun using collaged images on the left page, and writing "sexiness for connection and attachment," and  "Love your body,"  back in 2011.

This year, I took my collograph print called Betrayal over to DaVinci Art Alliance, an artist's co-op where I am a member, for a show in collaboration with Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre featuring art inspired by their production of Othello.  Do we need a more vivid picture of what happens to our relationships when they are torn by jealousy, mistrust, revenge, and betrayal?  It is the shadow side of Bonding within Love!

Something on the collograph plate actually tore through the paper in this print, leaving an area in the paper that looks like punched out teeth.  It was unintentional at the time, but I like the effect.

The emotions connected with betrayal and feelings of jealousy and mistrust are part of the human condition - something all of us have experienced in our lives at one time or another.  It is good to have a whole day to feel the energy of Bonding within Love, Yesod withing Chesed, as a reminder that those qualities are something to be nurtured with awareness.

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