Uranus Pluto Mars …… Individuate Heal Initiate

Find myself thinking all the time about these planets. How they effect my thinking, my feeling, my counseling. Meditation on rising and falling calms the attachment to ego, the desire for recognition. And yet…. human for a reason. Living through these volatile times for a karmic contract.

I like mentoring other souls – a lot. I yearn for a time and the space to create the drawings that I work on here and there. And yet, I want to write more than I want to paint. I want to paint more than I want to talk. I want to talk more than I want to study. I want to study more than I want to work. And yet…. I like my work. I meet students/alumni/artists all the time who want to sit and listen and watch me draw, write, paint, talk, study. Perhaps that is the heart of mentoring as we approach our cronehood time. Be ourselves. Share ourselves. Teach what we have learned. And let the others decide what to keep, and what to ignore.

There is this continuous image, of downloading the teachings of the Buddhist manadala wisdoms captured by the Rishi’s over time. Perhaps I will have the opportunity to study after all. And rock. And integrate.

I want to sit and listen more than I want to be acknowledged. Perhaps that is the first sign of progress.

Perhaps I am evolving after all.


About Rhonda Schaller

I am an artist, gallerist (on sabbatical), writer, creative mentor and educator. I am the Director, Center of Career & Professional Development and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute. I am the author of Called or Not, Spirits are Present, Blue Pearl Press 2009, and Create Your Art Career, Allworth Press 2013. I sat on the board of Directors and Faculty of the New York Feminist Art Institute. I am the co-founder of the Ceres Gallery, NYC; founder of Schaller Jaquish Art Projects, NY, NJ; Director, Create Meditate and co-publisher of Blue Pearl Press along with my husband environmental studies professor and Vedic scholar Dave Jaquish. My artwork is in the permanent collections of the C.EVERETT KOOP INSTITUTE at Dartmouth University The Art of Healing Gallery; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington D.C. - EXIT ART, Reactions collection; MEMORIAL ART GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART- Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, Mail Art collection, and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation.
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2 Responses to Uranus Pluto Mars …… Individuate Heal Initiate

  1. Andrea K says:

    ….and Rhonda, you are a wonderful, wonderful listener!
    Which means you listen with both an active mind and an open heart. (The kind soul doesn’t hurt either!).

    As someone fortunate enough to currently be benefiting from your mentoring abilities, I know!
    Andrea Kahn

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