Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Elemental Earth Angel

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Earth Angel
“The earth does not belong to us. 
We belong to the earth.” 

This sweet painting was created
 not only to honor
 Mother Earth
 as one of the four elements 
but also as our home.
We not only receive
 this precious home
from our parents hands
 but we also borrow it 
from our children’s souls.

So it is our duty
 to be the best caretakers
 before we pass it on. 

Stages of the Painting

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fire Of Passion

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Fire Of Passion
“Horses let us borrow their wings
so we can feel the power of freedom they bring”.
Horses are poetry in motion...
their passion is strong
 but their delivery is gentle.
They are the most loyal companions,
teaching us how to be steadfast and faithful 
even when we want to buck and run.
Their fire burns bright and never dies
even when the last breathe is taken.

On the wings of love.........
you hear the horses sing!!!
And touch their angels’ wings.

“Some of my best leading men 
have been dogs and horses.”
~Elizabeth Taylor

Catalina, Angel of Purity

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"Catalina", Angel of Purity
“The ocean is the orchestra
 of the angels’ songs”

Catalina represents the ocean of life.
If we gently move along with the
 ebb and flow of life
we remember to let go,
For everything has its own season
 to unfold and grow.”

When we are fully present in the moment
We are able to give 
our purest and fullest attention
Which truly is our most precious gift
 to the world.

The serenity of the mind
"Stages of the Painting

Luna, Little Angel of Luminosity

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“Luna “, Little Angel of Luminosity
“If you don’t shine your light,
who will?” 
This sweet little Earth Angel is named Luna.
 Her beauty illuminates from within 
and flows out for all to enjoy. 
Luna reminds us not to be afraid 
to strut our feathers. 
If we don't share our talents
 then who will. 
She is shown imitating the peacock
 as if to say,
“see my wings are beautiful too.”
 It is good to share your unique beauty
 and talents with the world. 
We are all beautiful inside and out
Remember, you are the light of the world.

Don’t be afraid to shine your light
Stages of the Painting

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Little Red Riding Hood …Walking through the Fears.

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What we most fear doing is usually what we most need to do.

 “Face our fears      
Live our dreams.”

Little Red Riding Hood
Walking Through The Fears
Wearing a special red cloak of inner strength and power, Little Red Riding Hood sets out on a journey to claim her independence. She knows that in order to achieve this she must conquer some of her greatest fears in the forest of her past. It is time for her to let go of her dependency on external relationships so that she can move forward in her life with confidence and courage.

As Little Red Riding Hood steps into the dark woods, the snow begins to fall casting an eerie veil over everything.   Although the darkness feels scary and lonely she remembers she is not really alone, for a white dove is perched on her shoulder, symbolizing the Divine Guidance that lives within.

As she moves further into the forest she shudders from the cold and from the deafening silence of the darkness.  Sleep creeps in as her awareness begins to slip away. In the veil of sleep, her fears rise up. Although she cannot see anything, she feels a shadowy figure lurking behind her.  This shadow follows her everywhere she goes. She feels like a prisoner in her own heartbeat. Frozen with fear, she cannot even run away, for she realizes that there is no place to hide. Finally, she wakes up from the torment and calls out into the darkness, “what do you want from me?” All she hears is the pounding of her own heart. 

Again she ask in a much louder and more confident voice, “what do you want?” In the stillness of the forest, she breathes in a deep breath and quiets her mind. Echoing from the deep recesses of darkness, she hears a loud barking sound. It gets louder and louder. She tries to cover her ears but nothing can block out the deafening sounds. As the shadow creeps closer and closer, she can barely stand in her own skin. She takes another deep breath and starts to shake. Her whole body begins to tremble.

Too weak to stand, she falls into the snow as an explosion of tears erupt from the deep recesses of her body. She cries and cries from the depths of her soul. 

Exhausted by her tears, Little Red Riding Hood surrenders to a calm cleansing breeze which flows over her body.   Listening intently, she hears a soft yet angry message which seems to  rise out of the barking sounds but as she focuses more closely she realizes that the sounds are actually flowing out of her own heart. It is as if a small child is sobbing within. She ask again, “what do you want?” To her astonishment she hears, “you abandoned me in my time of need and you pushed me away. You looked for your power outside of yourself. How can I trust you to be there for me? How can I share my gifts with you when you will not listen to me? You worry about the entire world but you do not think of me. Don’t you know that I am what you seek, for everything in your world comes from within and is reflected out?”

Little Red Riding Hood begins to rock herself back and forth. Tears streaming down her face, she realizes that she has abandoned herself. She abandoned the little innocent child within.  Through her tears she begs for forgiveness and vows to try harder to stay connected to her inner child. She is amazed to learn that the love she has been seeking externally, has been right inside herself all along.

Thoroughly exhausted but confident and empowered, Little Red Riding Hood emerges out of the forest. As she stands in the clearing with the sun shining through, she feels a presence behind her. No longer fearful, she realizes the shadow is just a messenger delivering what she has long wanted to remember.

As the snow begins to stop, Little Red Riding Hood breathes a sigh of relief, she now knows that she does not need to seek her independence, for it has been with her all along. She merely needs to own it. She is aware that there will be times where she will fall back asleep, however since she found her way through the forest of darkness once, she is confident that she will be able to wake up again. Together with the child who lives in her heart, she will continue to move forward on her journey of life, creating new adventures and dreams one step at a time. 
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Little Red Riding Hood

The Stages of the painting

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Vortexes of Sedona

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Vortexes of Sedona

Sedona is known world-wide to be a spiritual mecca due to the majestic grounding red rock and energy vortexes. The healing qualities of these invisible energies touch the heart, mind and soul. Many alternative healers are drawn to Sedona’s spectrum of spiritual and healing gifts.

There are different types of energy vortexes in Sedona. These vortexes are swirling centers of subtle energy that flow from the surface of the earth.  Although the energy is not exactly electricity or magnetism they seem to offer these same qualities to many sensitive people. Some are upflow vortexes and they are called electric or masculine sites. These vortexes are said to help you soar upwards in prayer and meditation to face problems from a soul level. Airport Vortex is a powerful model of the masculine side. It is a potent vortex that is said to increase your concentration, decision making skills and to increase your ability to problem solve. Inflow Vortexes are called magnetic or feminine. These energy upflows help you go within to your inner world. They are known to help you find your life purposes and how to heal hurts in your past. Cathedral Rock is an example of the feminine vortex which is said to strengthen your feminine and spiritual inward side.

Boynton Canyon and Bell Rock Vortexes are said to strengthen the balance of the masculine and feminine energies. The yin/yang balance is what we are all ultimately striving for. No matter how evolve we are we are learning that the way we treat others is also the way we treat ourselves. If the masculine side is stronger than the feminine then we will be too strong and we could do harm to others because we can be too pushy as well as take advantage of others. On the other hand if we are too feminine we will let others push us around and allow them to take advantage of us. Our emotions are a good indicator for where we are in each moment. If we are feeling angry and less fearful then our masculine is stronger. If we are feeling more like a victim or fearful then our feminine side is too strong. Having good intimate relationships is determined by the balance of our feminine and masculine sides.

The more sensitive you are the more you will feel the energy of these vortexes. You can actually see the twisting of trees in the strongest energy vortex sites.

My painting of the Sedona vortexes was created out of a spiritual trip I took with a my spiritual friend. Our friendship is more like a spiritual partnership where our journey has been taking us on a quest within. After years of wanting to go to Sedona together we finally got to the opportunity to go on 10-10-10. It was a powerful time on our journey so I wanted to capture the essence of the experience.

The painting depicts the balance of the masculine and feminine energy. The sunny blue skies with a dabble of clouds here and there, represen the opening of the throat chakra. The scattering of clouds with the sun shining through represents the subs-conscious opening up to reveal emotional blockages. The masculine vortexes are shining bright which represents the areas of the masculine side that need to surface and expand. The feminine side is representing by the swirling vortex energy on the right side. Inside the feminine vortex you will see a crow. 

Crows are known by many cultures to be the communication spirit totems and guides. Since crows are known to build they nest in very tall trees they represent seeing life from a higher perspective. They are said to help you develop your power of sight, intuition and spiritual transformation. You might notice that crows will chase much larger birds out of their territory. This makes them a good symbol to call on when you need more personal will power and ability to speak your truth.  Crows are also very social and they band together so they are a good symbol for cooperation and working for the greater good of the community. Since they are black in color they represent the void and spiritual side. They are a good symbol for the messengers of the spirit world and they are known to dwell beyond the realm of time and space so they live in the past, present and future simultaneously. They merge the light and dark...the inner and the outer world to form balance. They are also known to aid in the courage to enter the subconscious and inward spiritual realms. They encourage you to “walk your talk” and to let go of patterns that no longer serve you. Crows are also known to represent magic. Since these animals are common all around the globe they are a good reminder that magic is everywhere.

Here is a video of my trip with wonderful Native American Music. 
We met the musicians.

Also you can see some of my photographs of Sedona from my photography shop.

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On a personal note. 
While I was in Sedona I met a wonderful Native American lady who looked just like a painting I had just recently painted.

Kachina,  Native American Earthangel