The ego collapses when the Soul soars.
The ego collapses when the Soul soars.
A Soul of considerable strength
and flexibility is required if one is
to turn and face the storms of Life.
Be such a Soul.
This image and posting is to honor those Souls who see a storm coming, and rather than crumpling and turning away, open themselves up to the winds and bravely hold their ground making way for the Light.
The Sun is the Soul.
Arising every day, unchanged by
The Sun becomes the consistency
by which our faith is trained.
The Moon is the Mind.
Traveling phases, evolved only
The Moon becomes the talisman
by which our wholeness is trusted.
I liked this image. It caused me to pause and think about what I learn from the Moon. The Sun is always so steadfast. It speaks to me as the Soul- forever present and beyond any circumstances.
From the Moon, I learn to honor the transitions, the movements, and the phases. The Moon teaches us the balance of light and dark, the seen and unseen, the revealed and the hidden, always returning to wholeness. It reminds me of the cycles of the Mind- always changing, but there is a wholeness underlying it all.
The Mind works to remove the
Veil of separateness-
While The Soul sees the world
and asks- “What veil?”
See with the Eye of the Soul today 🙂
Spirit will use any means necessary to help us understand how wonderful the energy of life is.
The above picture is my current version of our family portrait.
Family and home have always been very important to me. The older I become, the more of a drive I realize this is. I became a college professor vs. working in industry for the simple reason I wanted more time at home. I had also at that point envisioned having 4 children and I wanted to be there for them.
Families and home, as we know, carry so much energy and power within them. They can be at once uplifting, joyous and one of the more tangible ways of coming to know love. They can also be frightening, tension-filled, and chaotic.
We do a very poor job in this society painting realistic views of families and family dynamics.
In this current portrait, I believe I am the ant with her Heart upon her back. Ants as totems, of course, represent hard work and diligence. As most of you know, I have put my heart and soul into creating a good home environment for my husband and stepchildren.
Ants symbolize to us that we are architects of our domains. Things may not happen overnight, but each brick we lay down serves as contribution to the life we are living.
According to Spirit Animals website the following sayings can be attributed to the ant:
“You are stronger than you think! Sure things are tough right now but KNOW you will soon be reaping the rewards of all your hard work.”
If you see yourself also as the ant with your Heart upon your back, this totem should give you hope. Things may not change over night, but every step you spend building your dream will pay off in the end.
The ant is crawling towards a bee hive. Bees and their hives are highly symbolic. They represent family and community and with their hexogonal honeycombs, they represent love and union. The bee and its hive represent domestic stability, wholesome child-rearing and harmony.
The hive is the home I hope to have.
The hive is protected by a lion-like creature. I purposely drew the face a little different. It’s a bit more heart-shaped, and the face is more questioning than the normal self-assured posing of most lions.
And as I sat and titled this image, only then, did I understand the lion represented my husband. My husband is a Leo, through and through, by the way. Always well-dressed, with a mane of hair that I have always referred to as “anchorman’s hair.” He can be King of the Jungle in all the best ways.
However, my husband recently began a new job and although it is going well, the King of the Jungle is feeling a little bit less than confident with all the changes afoot.
His job change has also substantially affected his time at home and his time with his children. Thus, we see him with his energy protecting the hive (home), as it is important to him, but he does not know what to do in regards to new job, changing children, and the changing home dynamic.
I place a winged-snake as the lion’s tail, to symbolize all of this awakening energy within him.
Lions are very strong solar symbols, speaking of hope and light. Thus, I drew the mane more solar-like in appearance.
And the clock on the right is a play on a grandfather’s clock (symbol of home) with an egg as the clock face. I think we would be well-served to have all clock faces egg-shaped. Eggs speak of transformation and newness and that is what time should represent to us.
Certainly, this represents my family at the moment. A new place of being waiting to emerge.
Spirit signs and symbols cross all boundaries. Above is my interpretation of a dynamic currently affecting my life, but I wonder as I look to this image, where are you today?
Are you the ant carrying the glory and hope of your dreams upon your back?
Do you believe every step you take is bringing one step closer to your dream?
Is something in your life represented by the egg in the clock? Currently, it is kept safe and sound, but is there something awaiting to hatch as time ticks by?
Maybe you are the bee hive today- a place of love and union. You feel secure and in that security you can be a home to others seeking a place to manifest their dreams.
Or are you the lion? King of the Jungle, smart and proud, but also a little concerned. What are you, with your beastly ways, protecting? Are you letting your solar mane shine your light or are you hiding?
We must not fool ourselves about the endings in our lives. We may end relationships, jobs, acquaintances, living arrangements and so on. The request for an ending is but a prayer for change and within the prayer of change is a call for our soul’s release.
We must not hang onto that which is not ours. When you must release something or someone in your life know it is you- who you are setting free.
Take away the shackles that bind you in misery and you will find it is yourself you are releasing.
Spend not a minute in worry over that which you have “un-bound” yourself from. Guilt is but another way to remain bound and claimed by another. Each soul walks its journey and has the strength to do so.
Relish your freedom when the call to end something within your life reveals itself. Know you are an eternal soul and eternal souls reign along sovereign domain taking no prisoners as claim.
With the skull-ful
Remains of the
I took the old, creaky way
To the circular ascent
Arriving at the precipice
Worn weary and uncertain of my claim
I touched the glass pane
Holding the image
Frozen since childhood
Eyes locked open within
I begged and pleaded to no avail
Until a Woolly Mammoth
Heard my appeal
“Dig you idiot. The food you seek is underneath.”
I stooped down and upon
the surface knelt
Bread from Heaven
Manna for the soul
And I had tread upon thee
Only to be rescued by that which is extinct.
Staring at our old reflections. Eyes locked wide open, we do not even see where we stand any more. We are adults, powerful creators, not the little children of long ago.
In the poem, I am staring at a pane containing a child, frozen.
The woolly mammoth in this poem, had to point out the way to me. Our soul, in my mind, is eternal. I needed to dig past my current projections, to realize I was no longer locked inside myself. I could express and live. I was not on the path of the dying, in fact I was standing on a path of manna, bread from heaven, food for my soul.