Gazing again upon the painting, waiting, listening within . . . I sense the veil. I produce this veil in the image by painting a glaze over the painting in two colors. I can clearly see the painting below the glaze, yet the glaze obscures something of the image.
This veil is a thin transparent layer, hiding something, revealing something. Often, in doing my inner work, looking at myself, I have an obscured understanding or image. A veil covers a part of me I want to know more clearly. This veil can seem like a hindrance or barrier and discourage me from doing the hard work. But I choose to see the veil as an invitation, a bidding to look more closely. Inner work is just that, work. It takes effort and commitment to stay in the process of learning more about myself.
In the coming week I will contemplate this veil that has emerged in the painting. To what am I being invited? What in myself is bidding me to look deeper?