“Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already posses.”

–  Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

This is the oil of my creative life.  I am lifting it to the sky, and pouring it out onto the earth and into hearts.

From coffee with one of the 20-somethings that I birthed to teaching journal-keeping as a spiritual practice to the 20-somethings that I’m honored to serve, I am pouring out my life.  I am sewing journals, tearing paper, listening well, tending to gardens and being faithful to my own morning practice of words and paint.

Yesterday is full of maps.

Tomorrow, will come.

Today, I will BE and I believe that it is enough.

By | 2016-10-19T14:20:31+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Art is Life is Art|3 Comments

About the Author:

I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.
And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.

  • Hayley Lau

    Betsy darling,
    I just had an inner ‘oh my god!’ when I saw your quote from ‘Let Your Life Speak’. This book is a big and blazing beacon for me at the moment. Yes yes yes.

    I adore your words and adore your way and am so inspired by you.


    • wildthymecreative

      Hayley – I fell into your site today. I scooped up words. I chewed on some and rolled around in others. You’re right; your site is home.

      ‘Let Your Life Speak’ was a life changer for me. It was put into my hands by a dear friend during a dry, desert season. It was the salve my soul needed. I return to it often. To orient and to remember. I’m looking forward to more conversation. <3

      • Hayley Lau

        thank you for those words — ahh, your words! i love how you put them together.

        i’m so glad to have come across you betsy, and i’m looking forward to what unfolds between us, as well as looking forward to soaking in more of your words & art. <3