The day started with talks about iconpainting - especially in Scandinavia. It would be such a delight to have Theodore come to Scandinavia! And the best thing about this - is that he is not unwilling to do that. So now I will have to start making some connections... What a joy!
Today, after we finished the garment of blue and beige colours, Theodore decided we should paint the Book... Seems so easy, just a book - a little darker in the middle, fading lighter towards the edges.
Now I am beginning to learn - alert when Theodore says something is easy...
With this book, we start with a proplasmos, and make it a bit darker in the middle. Fading is softly out to the edges. Seems easy! Theodore tells me I am working too fast. I thought he meant the strokes were too fast, so moved the brush more slowly. But he still said I was moving too fast...
Finally I understood - I was moving too fast from the darkness to the light!
I have to move slowly from the dark to the light...
Hm Reminds me of my life, I have to be patient. I want the light, I want it now.... but I must move slowly - step by step. It says so in a Course oin Miracles, every step can only be taken when I am prepared to do it,.
Like my brush - I cannot go further until the work is done where the brush is - not moving too fast forward.
When I learn to be patient, finishing each step before I go on, I will succed.
Dear God, thank you for this blessed day.