Golden Heart, Surrender and gratitude

Christmas day. I always like to be on my own those big festive days, somehow not entering into the whole commercial hype of it. I like to rest and surrender into the heart. Surrender in  the Golden Heart is my deepest longing for Christmas. Looking beyond the religious ceremonies, seeing the pictures of Jesus with the shining heart, shining from inside out…open. It has always engaged my curiosity and been part of my study. I know  the capacity of the heart  and the extraordinary qualities of the heart, beyond my understanding and yet part of my knowing. This day I surrender all my  activity to the stillness and gratitude of all the gifts that I have received. Yesterday my daughter had prepared the most beautiful Christmas eve with candles, food and gifts. She gave beautiful gifts but also very much love and stillness this first Christmas without my dad, her grand father. And a gift from him. It is a miracle and a true gift to be here.  Alive and well. One of my grandchildren gave me, so proud of it, a card he had drawn and written himself, 5 years old. The other a candle he had made himself. Beautiful gifts of appreciation. The gratitude of being here, together. Alive and well.

I choose this picture by Sarah Moon, late 60s, of mother and child resting in the heart together to illustrate  this Christmas filled with so much beauty.

Ingmari Lamy

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Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari är modell och konstnär samt håller i events och kurser i inre skönhet. Hon har varit omslagsmodell för magasin som Harper's Bazaar och Vouge, jobbat med fotografer som Bob Richardson, David Bailey och Gil Bensimon och gått visningar för Jeal-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto och Kenzo. Här delar hon med sig av anekdoter från förr och inblickar i de projekt hon driver idag.
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