THE LUCKY 13!
Secret mutant power:
Finding the beauty amongst the everyday ordinary moments.
Current art medium/creative endeavor I am exploring:
Lately I’ve been working towards creating a life for myself filled with pleasure
– pleasure in the movement and flow, pleasure in the unknown, pleasure in the everyday delights, and that which ignites my soul.
A Secret Message I found in the last week:
“Perhaps love is not something you need to seek any longer. It is not something you will finally get more of one day, just as soon as you pray enough, meditate in the right way, forgive better, accept more deeply, finally ‘let it all go’, rest as the ‘witness,’ stay in the ‘now’, and become a perfect spiritual person. Friend, you will never find more love, for love is what you are.”
A stranger I interacted with recently:
This past weekend, I interacted with several strangers in one spot during our morning yard sale.
It was so interesting to sit back and see what everyone was searching for - what sort of treasures caught their eye, allowing you a small peek into their being.
A word that means a lot to me right now:
Space has been something that I have been aching for lately, so I’ve been exploring ways to create it literally, spiritually, and emotionally in my life.
When I don’t feel like my art matters I tell myself:
that it restores me.
It allows me to live in the moment and connect to my Self.
I knew I was an artist when:
I could no longer keep the words contained inside.
They fought to break free and leapt onto the pages in front of me when I was younger. They’ve been spilling out ever since.
A rule I like to break:
The rule that says once you’ve started something, you have to finish.
I like having the option to change my mind once in a while – or several times, if desired.
This is what the Secret Message Society means to me:
The SMS makes me feel at home, like I am walking amongst a group of kindreds, who are all searching for guidance from unseen forces that circle around us each day.
Even though we are spread out around the globe, I can feel their essence reach out to me when a secret message touches my soul.
Here is something I created that I want to share with you:
In amongst the exploration to create a life of pleasure, here are the whispers that poured forth from my pen about what I hope to create…
A life that I can fall deeply in love with each and every day.
One that cradles me.
Allows me to roam free.
One that breathes in the sweet scent of sensuality across the nape of my neck.
A tantalizing adventure of the senses.
A life that allows me to break out of my shell.
One that mirrors my desires and
illuminates moments of beauty.
A life steeped in the divine nature of our Earth.
Where my words will be heard - my thoughts, my guidance, my intuition, and voice.
One of seeing,
one that I could sink into each day and feel the release of time well spent.
One that makes something from nothing.
and changing whims,
that dabbles in this and that.
Where I am tethered to nothing at all.
But bound to my pleasure.
If we meet on the street we’ll know each other as undercover artists by:
the gentle tug we feel as our souls reconnect.
Gina extracts connection and is witness to nature’s divine beauty daily. To find the truth that she pens as she captures them both, visit ginakimmel.com
Each month I am featuring one Secret Message Society Member, both in the Zine and on my blog. I want you to see some of the creative ways these artists think, explore, live. When you open the Zine to the middle you will see an enticing double page spread designed by the centerfold artist. There will be a companion post here on my blog where I ask them a Lucky 13 questions. Want to join this grassroots movement of artists? We are actively collecting, creating and inviting Secret Messages into our life and we'd love for you to join us! You can subscribe here and/or get more details.