This painting was done for a friend of mine who shares her strong faith with all those she touches. She sees God's love in all the natural world around her...the stars, the clouds, the flowers and plants, the butterflies and birds, the sand on the beach, the powerful ocean or a summer storm. She lifts us up with her prayers and kindness.
Poem is "My Shooting Star" and is part of my "Lifting You Up" series: http://liftingyouup.blogspot.com/2012/06/praying.html
Inspiration: Poem was inspired by my friend's story of how she prayed for God's help. He did not answer her in the way she thought He would, but His way was even better than she could have imagined.
Yoga Series: Namaste
Our practice teaches us to free ourselves from competition and to let go of things that hold us back. This allows us to open our hearts and connect with one another on another level. "Namaste" embodies the spirit of yoga to surrender oneself and let the world flow around you with trust and truth.