Within. Without.

“Within. Without” is probably my favorite painting. It is named for the Hermetic principle of Correspondence, “As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” It is a reminder that the world we perceive is one that we create, for it is a projection and a reflection of our inner selves. It’s easy to get swept up in the chaos of the everyday and forget that we are empowered with the ability to transform and shape our realities. We wield this power best when we allow ourselves time each day to take a breath and move beyond the constant, reactive chatter of our thinking minds. Meditation doesn’t mean that the noise stops. It merely allows us a little bit of breathing room to step back and consciously reclaim and redirect our energy so that our world within can bring the world outside into alignment once again.