Bow of gratitude to all that contributed to the co-creation of our gorgeous community mandala during the People’s Climate March. We added our blessings, gratitude, and intentions to this offering that was gifted to the river, sending out our prayers for the healing of the earth and her creatures in all directions. This process is a meaningful symbol of our solidarity and interconnectedness in the web of life.
May this day ignite action in the hearts and minds of people around the world to begin the necessary ecological reparation to ensure a livable planet for future generations and all creatures. For love of the earth!
Interesting what is emerging on the canvas. The egg came first, certainly a symbol of birthing, but wasn’t clear where this wanted to go. Owl came to me during my recent Animas soul journey and had this vision Saturday. I see a holy threshold, where shape shifting invites transformation and new ways of being.
From Victoria Covell’s “Spirit Animals”
Owl symbolizes Introspection: If Owl has chosen to appear to you, it is asking you to encourage that part of yourself that, because of inner awareness, is centered within. Owl spirit understands everything with wisdom because it has made a priority of taking the time to introspect and to know itself first. . . . Owl can also signify that one facet of your life is coming to a close, and that with inner awareness you will safely take a step forward into your next experience.
Good day in the studio yesterday. Putting the final details on the ‘Mihrab Tree of Life’ (working title) painting inspired by the Sufi/Islamic tradition. I so appreciate all the meaning and symbolism behind each pattern of sacred geometry. It’s no wonder the works of art from this region feel so holy. To quote the late poet John O’Donohue: “God is beauty.” ‘Arabesque designs, or islimi in Persian, are complements to the geometric patterns. They aim not to imitate the plant kingdom naturalistically but to distill visually the essence of rhythm and growth it manifests, recalling the archetypal Gardens of Paradise.’ (from Islamic Designs, by Daud Sutton). The five pointed star, or pentagram, crosses numerous spiritual traditions including Islam (as well as Wicca!) and embodies numerous interpretations. It also appears on mosques and in their religious icon. It’s amazing to me that we humans share more similarities than we are often aware of, if we could only look beyond differences and dogma.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -Rumi