August 18, 2015
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love,
they will bloom like flowers.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Looking at “Yellows” by Lisa Rivas
Being present through painting is a wonderful moment of mindfulness.
June 29, 2015
A few years ago I had an astonishing dream of my deceased mother.
She was this amazing TORTOISE in this very exotic room.
Since then I started finding small Turtles and Tortoises here and there.
I would bring them to her as offerings asking: “What does this mean? — tell me.”
Through the years I always wondered about that dream.
This is what I have found so far:
“Guidance” is the special gift of the TORTOISE.
The Tortoise carries “the map of our treasure” within the markings of it’s shell.
It requires deep patience and inner peace to be able to decipher it’s magical code,
this is achieved only through meditation.
Your own treasure will then be revealed.
June 17, 2015
I created 12 mini booklets (with writings) from folded sheets of paper.
(a beautiful way to follow a stream of consciousness)
There’s so much more to a book than just the reading. ~ Maurice Sendak
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
May 28, 2015
April 5, 2015
• First I had some toast, bacon and eggs…
• Then I went outside to enjoy the garden and…
• Look what I found in the nooks and crannies outside…
• A beautiful array of eggs perfectly outfitted!
• HAPPY EASTER to you ALL!
Reason enough for me to call them • • • “Rolling Colors” • • •
Easter Eggs handcrafted by Lisa Rivas © 2015 (inquiries are welcomed)
Easter is not a time for groping through dusty,
musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal.
It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope,
a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising,
to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and,
the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.