Monthly Archives: June 2012

Many Ways to Kiss the Light

Lovers sit together quietly,
in tune with the exquisite
silence Love brings,
they listen to one another
with the other Ear,
wide open, still and subtle,
lost in their own World,
drawing closer and closer
to their soul’s murmur:
“Welcome here in me,
I’ve longed for you
all my life!
I have a secret:
I know many ways
to kiss the Light
that made you.

© 2012 Aïda Touré

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Creativity & External Validation

© 2012 Aida Toure’

In materialistic cultures, creatives are conditioned to seek external validation whereas creativity is an inner endeavor, impulsed by the cosmic movements called Love~ Creativity is a grand manifestation of divine Love and Freedom, to approach it with the quest for fame in mind defeats its sacred purpose.

With creativity, one learns the cultivation of sublime intimacy as a constant state of being, there is nothing more beautiful than this as consciously, one works at being present with Love itself in a consistent way~ Once one understands this, there no longer is room for ego desires or attachments such as fortune or fame since the soul is fully fulfilled in its expansion and all that it brings. As a matter of fact, the pursuit for external validation with its restlessness tends to thwart the creative process and to taint the artist, it can be highly destructive… There is so much that comes with creativity that one must learn to be selective and understand that worldly or institutional considerations are best taken with detachment.

Eagerness for the recognition artists are conditioned to seek causes them great distress since it conflicts with the very essence of creativity which is hidden, secret, subtle, sacred, silent and of The Divine~ Creativity is indeed a perfect and powerful phenomenon that offers itself to shatter the narrowness and weight of a coarse dimension, it is in itself a triumphant experience where Light reigns, it is the ultimate form of validation from The Divine to the human soul; after IT nothing the world claims it can “offer” one even matters.

© 2012 Aïda Touré

“Run forward, the way will spring open to you
Be destroyed, you’ll be flooded with life
Humble yourself, you’ll grow greater than the world
Yourself will be revealed to you, without you.” ~Rumi

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Light Dream

3″x6″ wearable painting “Light Dream” © 2012 Aïda Touré

I am Nameless,
like the currents
that constitute your presence,
let us be the Light Dream
S/He softly blew inside us;
Love is a whisper,
the subtlest of dances~

© 2012 Aïda Touré

This wearable painting is an all hand-made cuff bracelet, it is available here.

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