There are moments in my life that I remember really well and this art exhibition was one of them. While living in New York City, my friends and I went to see Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow exhibition. His photography worked moved me and struck a chord within me that had me in awe.
In my studies at ISHTA Yoga, I was first introduced to the Chakras. The body has seven subtle energy centers that reside deep in the body known as the Chakras. The information contained in our thoughts, feelings, and actions travel through these energy centers and there is a physiological and emotional response to the information that is received. A balanced heart chakra is when you feel a sense of gratitude and this art spoke to me in that way in all it's magnificence. In a balanced throat chakra, you are comfortable with speaking your truth. See the article written by Mind Valley about the chakras.
Here is a joke about a little girl speaking her truth.
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales and how she had heard in Sunday School about how a whale had swallowed Jonah.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.
The little girl remained steadfast in her position and reiterated that indeed, a whale had swallowed Jonah.
Irritated, the teacher again stated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
The little girl said, "I'm not sure how it happened, but when I get to heaven I will ask Jonah."
The teacher replied smugly, "What if Jonah isn't in heaven?"
The little girl replied, "Then you ask him."