What a year! As excited as we were for 2020 to begin twelve months ago, I know we are all equally eager for it to soon be over. Now more than ever we need to believe in the promise of a better future with the coming of the “new”. With the Covid blues in our recent memory - or present, for some - we can be hopeful to replace them with a new horizon, with “somewhere over the rainbow” hope with this eminent new chapter. Let’s turn the page!
That overwhelming feeling which moves through our bones and swirls in our hearts. That sense of belonging. The cord connecting us all to the ancestral and ancient. It’s the intangible “home” that we carry around with us and hold oh so dear. It’s the flame which lights our senses when we are awakened to something sentimental, something familiar… Whether it’s the smell of home baked bread, seeing our Mother’s favourite garden flower, or hearing a bird singing outside our window, we come home, yet again.
This month, my Northern Rivers art gallery is reborn in Bangalow. The Concetta Antico Gallery originally opened on my beloved Tooraloo Farm in Ewingsdale earlier this year, but with the perfect building on Byron Street becoming available, I leapt at the opportunity to base my art in the charming village I originally fell in love with when visiting from the US years ago, and to free up the original space for my private studio and art school.
At times like these we need to draw on our superpowers! Primarily, our Magick - the art and science of bringing shifts through will and intention, which can effect change in our lives. We are all capable, yet so many go through life shrouded from the power they possess.
SIGH. Our days are OH SO long during these ongoing lockdown times. So often we are finding ourselves in the mundane of morning. Or rote in our daily routes and routines. We long for different. For change. For travel…or simply a new view. We are confined, or so we believe. But are we really?
How do you see? What do you perceive? What is your unique impression of the world and your experience in it? Did you know that the amount of joy you feel each moment corresponds with the way you “see” what’s around you? Fact is, if you aren’t looking for happiness in your world you won’t see it, and you won’t feel it either…
As I write my journal entry to you today on the dawning of another of my creations, the opening of the Concetta Antico Gallery at Tooraloo Farm in Byron Bay, I am struck by how much our creativity creates our reality, which in turn creates our life.