One nun, in particular, always said the spirit moved through me. At the time, that statement was totally embarrassing for me and I remember thinking she was full of something and it wasn’t the Holy Spirit! Now that I am older and wiser, I get the spirit connection. (Sorry, sister!)
A friend once compared speaking in tongues, a gift of the Holy Spirit, to an out-of-body experience. She claimed unfamiliar words would simply barrel out from deep within her and she had no idea what she was saying, but knew it was pleasing to God. Although I have never spoken in tongues, my designs come as a result of listening to the spirit within me. Also, like my gifted friend, I am not sure what the canvas is saying but I do know it is pleasing to God because I am utilizing the talent He gave me. I am thankful for my gift and share it with family, friends and community always. After all, what better way is there to give thanks for a gift than by using it to the fullest!