S/he Shall be as a Tree

In the 5th grade, I fell in love with jazz, images of the Divine Feminine in art, and the Psalms. I went to a Quaker school, so I was encouraged to develop as a spiritual being and a global thinker. Lots of rigorous study and Western-style, mostly silent meditation in just the right blend for me.I loved it, and it was fertile ground for me to become myself. It nourished me as an artist, writer and minister.

I think we all get just what we need to be who we are. When we dare to realize how loved we really are, we begin to see the consistency of the good that has been given us. We begin to appreciate the way the Divine has been leading us into acomplishment, both in terms of productive service to the community and in fruitful spiritual practice. We live juicy lives!

The painting here depicts Pomona, the Goddess of Fruit, who represents Divine Intelligence within us that is nourishing us as we unfold and that has already solved the “problems” that we face. Eat the problem, chew on it, savor it and get to the innermost part, and you have the seed of the solution. As Rev. David Ault says, “The Solution Was Already There.”

“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalms 1:3

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