THE CYCLE OF HEALING
"The Cycle of Healing” is a hand pulled one color screenprint in a Rainbow Foil edition and Cream Speckletone edition. The paper size is 12" x 12" with a 1" border and the print is hand signed and numbered in an edition of 200 for each variant.
This print comes with a second bonus print and is also a 12" x 12" hand pulled one color screenprint and features the accompanying words to "The Cycle of Healing".
it feels as if you are breaking into hundreds of pieces
you think nothing could possibly feel this bad, but this does.
this is suffering, and it hurts.
it takes over you and washes over your skin
it is in this pit of pain that a new understanding is born.
but you will not notice it, because in this moment
the possibility of anything good is inconceivable.
after the pain has hit you will question its validity
it is a visitor and it is not welcome.
you despise it and detach yourself from it.
you isolate yourself
ashamed that your pain can be seen
as weakness by others.
eventually you must face pain,
in order to fully heal you must rid it from your body.
this awareness is key in understanding why the pain had to happen
within each experience of pain is a chance for enlightenment
a moment that illuminates your mind.
the acceptance of this pain
is your opportunity to listen to yourself.
this passage is a part of something greater,
pain, the terrible thing that it is,
exists for us to feel what it means to be alive
and without it, we would be numb to the joys of life.
it is when you realize that you have the ability to realign your mind,
and that through other senses you can still feel joy,
that you separate your mind from your body
and the transmutation begins to take place.
your mind begins to alter
allowing this new understanding a space of its own.
physical objects may take on a warm glow,
you may feel a lightness of being.
if you do, hold onto this feeling,
this is what comfort feels like.
it may not last long yet,
but slowly it will start to come back.
you have experienced the worst of the pain and the healing has begun.
there is a newness to everything
what once seemed mundane is magical
and you may be hit with enlightenment.
your realization may now seem obvious
but know that you never could have understood
without knowing the pain that came beforehand.
as the healing continues you begin to forget the feeling of the pain
and the mundane creeps back in and your life returns
until you are met with the pain again
and the cycle is revisited.
may you find comfort in these words in times of great