Have you ever wondered what the purpose of your life is? Is it really just waking up, working, eating, sleeping and repeat? Is it really going to be about getting through the day to day, and living for the weekends when you can finally do what you want?
What if you could just stop and say, I want be at home and spend time in my garden for a living, or I want to be my own boss and start my own business, I don't want to work for some big corporation who doesn't even know I exist. Sound familiar. I felt like that for a long time and then one day stopped and said, 'I want to draw for a living and I want to teach and connect with like minded people'. I did it, I teach art online, I get to draw almost everyday. Now that I have improved my skill and developed a decent following I'm facing a transitional time.
I don't just want to teach others how to draw, I want to also create something that has meaning. I've been teaching the skill for a while now but I haven't even touched on creating art from the heart, art that provokes an emotional response. I didn't want that before so that is why it didn't bother me. But now...I'm changing.
I think around every seven years many of us reach a period of 'phase completion'. We've learnt something, we've mastered it, we've been in it for a long time and now...its boring. It either needs an upgrade or it needs a whole new beginning from caterpillar to butterfly. I've just reached this time in my life. It's been a few months of feeling lost, having this idea and then another idea until finally I just knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I want to create art from my dreams.I want to use them because I have so many of them. Sometimes five or six in one night and I can remember every detail of each one of them. I want to pick one every once in a while and understand it, feel it and be with it and then I want to use it to understand its message in my life and its message for everyone as one collective mind.
This will connect me to my higher self, and of course bring some sort of message out into the awareness of someone else. This is the meaning I want to place into my art and this is the journey I want to embrace.
What is your dream and are you going to make it happen?
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Saturday June 30
We were three woman living together, we were very close like sisters and we always made all our decisions together. We decided to adopt a young girl aged about 12, she was special and had a Spanish Aunt looking after her. We met them at a busy place in town to sign the papers. The girl seemed very shy, I could tell there was more to her that meets the eye, she was powerful with vibrant energy. We wanted to teach her how to use it. We signed the papers and we took her and her Aunt to look at the house and the girls new room. The Aunt and her friend left and the girl got to stay with us. It was her first night, she was shy and we were respectful of her space so made sure not to bombard her. We had a lot of friends. One of our friends was asking for advice and support for some idea she was considering selling to the government. It would get her a lot of money. The first night had passed and the girls aunt and aunt’s friend came back to check on her. She was very happy and her birth name was Maskerofka. The aunt was also happy to leave her with us, that was her final visit. Myself and my friends had a midnight lunch under the stars and we spoke about how amazing Maskerofka was. I said to them that I called her babe twice because I forgot her name. We were all happy to have her live with us, we were her guardians.
- by Sheldene Papasidero
The Maiden, the Mother and the Crone also known as the 'Triple Moon' waxing, full and waining respectively.
The Maiden (waxing moon, spring, summer)
A symbol birth, of inception, promise of new beginnings, youth, carefree nature, purity. You can call on the Maiden Goddess for new love, new friendship, wealth and health.
The Mother (full moon, summer - early fall)
A symbol of life, fertility, power, giving, compassion. Call on the Mother Goddess for protection, peace fertility, beauty, love and health.
The Crone (waning moon, winter)
A symbol of wisdom, life experience, awakening. Call on the Crone Goddess for knowledge, dealing with grief, wisdom and power.
The Young Girl - 'Maskerofka'
'Maskerofka' is a Russian word and means to mask, disguise or camouflage. A word I've never heard before but dreamt of it as the name of a little girl. Young children especially those aged between 1 and 3 seem to have a very strong sixth sense. They tend to pick up on spirits around them, whether they see them or hear them or get a very strong feeling of something there. My sister-in-laws 2 year old daughter has been caught numerous times talking to seemingly no one, when asked she would say things like "I'm talking to the purple lady, or the pink lady". I think it is such a beautiful thing that spirit speaks to her through colours. It is also so easy for parents to dismiss the notion by thinking they have over active imaginations or they've been watching too much TV. Kids then grow up thinking its wrong or bad and their intuitive connections begin to become suppressed or forgotten. In the case of this dream art the girl hides her truth behind a mask. I forgot her name twice in the dream which means the mask was no longer there and she could be herself in the environment we created for her.
Selling an idea
The dream shows a friend who wanted advice from the three of us (maiden, mother, crone) on whether or not she should sell her idea because it will make her a lot of money. Within the context of the dream 'government' means a powerful force I do not trust or understand enough to trust. So the question is then, do I sell my idea to a force I do not trust just in the hope that I might get paid for it? Or do I give away a part of my self to a force I do not understand in the hope of something in return? Well...this is where you ask for help from your guides. Whether your guide is an animal, a passed loved one, a Goddess, a deck of cards, the universe, whatever you feel drawn to. Just ask.
The exchange of something important to your for money can also mean you are exchanging benevolence for egoistic growth.
Why I named the art 'The Seeker'
The little girl went from being with a family to being adopted by another family. She is masked by her name and has no sense of life direction. She, just like most of us are 'Seekers', seekers of our purpose in this world, seekers of our identities, seekers of love.
WANING GIBBOUS MOON IN AQUARIUS
Crystal: Dessert Rose
FROM TERROR TO JOY
From terrified to complete peace and pure joy...that is what I experienced in todays livestream. I was terrified because today was my first time streaming about my new workings in spiritual art and things. Delving into the unknown is very daunting. I was just a few minutes in to the livestream and wow, my terror transformed into that of bliss. I experienced like minded people in the chat, happy and exciting vibes and all out general fun with the entire live. It was like hanging out with friends and talking openly about 'stuff' and just enjoying each others company.
DEVINE AWAKENING OIL
What a magical oil, I cannot stop smelling it, it smells so wonderful. And the energy of those wonderful souls in the livestream most certainly added to it.
Thank you so much <3
Today's date: 08:08:18
A day of Synchronicity.
Here are three screenshots I took when I looked at my phone at synchronised times:
The day was filled with an incredible happiness. I slept in, I felt revived and energetic, the afternoon synchronicities kicked in I took note and did another intuitive painting. At 12:12 pm I thought of someone, in this post I will call her Q. When I thought of her I was wondering if I should do an intuitive artwork for her. I then got distracted by something else and at 12:21 I though of her again and decided, 'right, I'm going to do an artwork for her'. I brought out my Brusho paints and supplies. I set up my camera and then took a few moments to ask her guides to help me with the messages they'd like me to bring across to her and I asked my guides to help me to not be bias as I already know Q quite well.
Spraying the paper with water I got started. I kept Q in my mind constantly.
Once I was done I loved the way it looked. The way the colours blend into one another, the diversity of colours and the shapes.
HUMMINGBIRD DROPPING A SEED, WINGED FIGURE LOOKING DOWN TO HER BELLY.
Did you know, the pattern that hummingbirds wings form are the infinity symbol? Isn't that so beautiful? In this image, from the infinite a seed is dropped. A seed in the shape of a heart, a new life, the potential for growth. The seed is the same colour as the violet. It shows that the seed will grow into a beautiful flower. 'The Language of Flowers - Smithsonian Garden' says "a purple violet symbolises that the giver's 'thoughts were occupied with love' about the recipient" meaning that the seeds (giver) thoughts were occupied with love about Q (the receiver).
It looks like the violet seed will grow into a violet and that the figures feet are planted within the violet. Also note the figure looks like a pregnant winged creature looking down to her belly. She is almost head to head with the humming bird. They almost appear to be reflections of one another because of how they are positioned in front of one another. Each showing the planting of a seed and the growth of that seed. There is also a very subtle shape of a butterfly on the figures lover back. Butterflies are the greatest symbol of transformation. Exactly what is happening with the growth of a seed or a baby.
TRANSFORMATION FROM AN OLD FACE TO A BABY. REINCARNATION.
This was a super interesting part of the painting. When I thought the painting was done the image on the left was there. I later felt compelled to tweak it a little and it changed into the image on the right. It transformed from an old person into a baby which to me shows reincarnation and rebirth. What I also love about this soul is the open mind that appears to be filled with light. Orange is a mixture of fiery red energy and calming happy yellow. According to Bourne Creative "The meaning of the colour orange is stimulating, vibrant, and flamboyant. While made up of red and yellow, it carries less aggression and fierceness than the colour red due to its combination with the calming colour yellow." The orange chakra is located a few inches below the belly button. It brings passion, pleasure and sexuality into play and can make you feel safe, sensual and abundant. This painting seems to have a lot of symbolism about pregnancy and birth.
THE FULL PICTURE
From left to right a perfect sequence of events is unfolding. From reflection, to the planting of a seed, to the growth of a flower/baby to the birth of a new life.
How much can you see?
When you have the sudden urge to do something and you do it?
Have you ever wondered what that is? That sudden desire or urge seemingly popping into your mind out of nowhere? It is so easy to just accept it as being there. Next time you have a thought or idea randomly pop into your head with absolutely no relevance to what you are doing in that moment, consider it as a message, perhaps from your guides or your higher self. Surely it comes from somewhere.
I had that very strong urge come over me today. I was sitting at my desk working on a spreadsheet to keep track of my subscribers and I was thinking about an uncomfortable family matter we are currently facing where our existing plans for a day that is important to us is being changed. Out of nowhere I wanted to do an intuitive artwork using my Brusho paints. I quickly got everything I needed. I sprayed my page with some water, dropped the Brusho powders in random areas and started looking for shapes. The first shape that appeared was an elephant, the next a Phoenix, then the two Koi fish, then the Lilly flower. I thought I was done at this point but turns out I was only done with the very guides I needed at that moment.
When I had completed the painting with just the Elephant, Koi, Phoenix and Lilly (like below), I called my mother. We were having a great conversation and we started talking about the images in this painting. I was wondering what the Pheonix meant. Before I go through the Pheonix a little backstory is needed. For the last few months I have had such a hard time making a decision. I knew what I wanted to do but I was too scared to take the leap to do it. My decision required me to choose one of two things. Carry on with what I know works but no longer makes me happy, or start something new that I know will make me happy but puts me at risk of loosing money, students and followers. I also didn't just want to stop my current work, I want it to still continue, but the decision is impossible because I also want to put all my focus into something new. The second I try and continue the work I no longer want to do my energy slumps, I feel like I have to force myself to do it, I have no drive or motivation to do it and even watching other videos makes me want to do stop it even more. I've been feeling like this for months so how long do I continue to do this to myself. I have had so many things come up confirming that I need to make a big change, that transformation is happening, that I'd be facing a difficult decision. But regardless of that, I've chosen to ignore it because I'm too scared. For months I've been telling my close friends that I want to create something with meaning, I want to use my dreams somehow, I want to inspire others in more ways than just teaching a skill. I think they are sick of hearing it.
Okay...back to the Pheonix. Right before I looked up what Pheonix meant I found my answer. I found a way for my work to continue with high energy, incredible content and perfect quality and at the same time I get to put all my focus into exactly what I want to do. I then told my mom about my thoughts as I was having them. She was so happy I found my answer and agreed there was no better way. When we then finally got back to the meaning of Pheonix my mother and I couldn't stop laughing. We laughed at how obvious the universe can be with its messages if we are just willing to listen. The Pheonix is a mythical creature, when it dies its own fire turns it into ashes and from those same ashes the Pheonix is reborn. Pheonix is the ultimate symbol of transformation, death, rebirth and fire. It represents strength and renewal and a guide from the sun which sets (dies) each night only to rise (be reborn) each morning. In essence the Pheonix never dies, it continually rises through its ashes. This was the confirmation I needed that my work will continue, it won't die. And the transformation I seek will be in effect.
The magic of this painting doesn't end there...
According to Greek lore the Lilly means birth and is a symbol of motherhood. In the painting the Lilly is placed right beneath the Pheonix and the Koi fish. Yet another way of confirming the birth of this new idea.
All I can still say in these moments of getting abundantly clear answers and confirmations is 'wow'. I probably said it a thousand times while on the phone with my mother.
Once we realised what it all means my mom was starting to notice a few other things happening within the painting. On the bottom right she could see a fox, I could see it too once she said it and so I started changing the painting some more. I wondered what fox meant and it turns out it was the exact message my mother needed. Isn't that just so profound? We continued and even my brother ended up wanting to find some things within the painting too. Between the three of us we also found a Rabbit, a Dear, a Hedgehog, a Red Panda, a Rhino, a hand and two tiny people walking toward a tree. We were on the phone for 2 and a half hours! We had so much fun we just could not stop.
One of my dear beautiful cousins suggested I do these paintings for others. By keeping the other person in my mind and creating an intention to create an intuitive artwork just for them by asking their guides for help. Who knows, maybe I'll do that one day.
Before I end this very long post I want to point out just how much can be learnt from it. We don't have to do the things that gradually add to our unhappiness, we can transform it into something that brings us joy and helps us act with love if we simply ask our guides for help and pay attention to what comes up. Our guides can come to us in all sorts of ways, through dream, through sudden random urges, through visions (that very random and irrelevant image/thought that pops into your head), through animals, through synchronicities, through feelings, through our five senses (like a sudden smell that brings a memory back to you), or seeing someone walk by that you haven't seen since school. There are millions of ways. Just stop and pay attention.
With love and blessings.
Dream Monday the 9th of July.
I went to go visit a sacred tree on an ancient mountain. I went with another woman around my age, tall with beautiful long black hair. The two of us were the only ones who booked for the tour of the tree. While we were being taken up in a four wheel drive the scenery was magnificent. The mountain I was looking at out the window had a tree on the very top, it was a tall rectangular looking mountain. It was transforming before my eyes, like I could see it’s current state, it’s reflection and it past or future state. When we reached the top of the mountain we were driving on, the other woman and I wondered around. We went where we thought the sacred tree was, we had to almost crawl under a huge flat bed rock, when we got to stand up we found an open field with a fence around it and two puppies playing in the middle, one black and one white. No tree. When the puppies saw us they raced towards us. We were giving them pats in between the fence. We returned to the main area of that mountain. There were crowds of people there now, all eating junk food. I wanted to get away from so many people.
Maybe the real tree was what presented itself to me on our way to seeking it.
About the artwork. My intention was to do an artwork about the dream, it was supposed to have the mountain and the tree but it didn't end up that way. I used brusho paints and just let the image transform itself. I managed to develop a tree out of it but not the mountain. I felt like something was missing and wanted to paint a silhouette of a woman with a scarf blowing in the wind. But...I accidentally dropped some paint right where her belly is, the only way I could actually make the image work was to make the figure pregnant. I actually love how it turned out. Please don't let this image make you think I'm trying to tell you I'm pregnant because I'm not. But the beauty of the image and the representation of growth and transformation is a beautiful symbol from both the tree and a pregnant woman.
Dream meaning to me
REMEMBER: Only the dreamer can interpret the meaning of their dream. You have to consider what is happening in your life at the time of the dream, how you felt in the dream, from what perspective you viewed the dream. The colours in your dream and so on. This dream has a lot of meaning to my personal life and I will always cherish it. I might be able to share this personal meaning later down the line.
Moon: Waning Crescent in Taurus.
A tree symbolises your life. The roots are your foundation, the trunk and branches are the growth of your life, the connections you make. The fruit and flowers are the beautiful things you share within your connections.
Envision yourself as a tree. Are you standing tall with the sun shining upon you, or are you limping to the drought forlorn ground? Are you sharing your fruit or are you refusing to even grow a leaf? Are you surrounded by trees or are you isolated and alone? Once you know what your tree looks like, can you work out what it requires to sustain it? Does it need sunlight, does it need water, does it need other plants? Tree can teach us to observe, to take note of its condition. Are the roots growing in a nourishing foundation, is the sun shining upon it, is it hydrated, are you sharing your positive energy through flowers and nourishing fruit? What is the state of the trees around your tree? What is the condition of your life?
A mountain represents obstacles. Climbing a mountain means working through it, reaching the top means overcoming and obstacle. Descending from a mountain suggests overcoming the hardest part. Looking at a mountain suggests evaluating a big decision or contemplating the approach of a decision.
A mountain is something we all know the meaning of. We immediately think of an obstacle. I like to envision myself at the top of one mountain while at the same time still remaining at the bottom of the next one. I want to embrace each mountain because it shows me my journey continues. I will constantly find myself stumble, overcome, get stuck in a sink hole, walk on thorn, have a cloud carry me along the way from time to time, lie in a field of flowers, feel the sun on my face and so on. Whether you are at the foot of a mountain, climbing it or at the top, embrace its lessons and take note of the terrain. Know that you have thought of your mountain, stop, turn around and look at the horizon, look at all those mountain way below, and realise you climbed them and started since the day you were born. How high would you like to climb for the remainder of your earthly journey?
Dogs symbolise interpersonal connections. Puppies suggest that you will grow an existing relationship/s into something more.
I adore my dogs so much and couldn't imagine my life without animals in my house. I think we can learn so much from them. The hardest lesson being 'patience', when dogs are puppies they know nothing except what their instincts tell them. We can choose to be good guides and teach them how to survive in this domesticated world. But I think this dream is more about them teaching us. Sometimes we need to try and let our own instincts guide us, not be so restricted by what society tells you is the only way. Puppies remind us to be care free, to explore and play and be around others. Take a step back and listen to your higher self. What does your instinct tell you, how is nature trying to guide you? Listen and be a little childlike/ puppy-like.
Yin and Yang
The black and white puppy suggest yin and yang. Meaning balance, flow, give and take, male and female, unity etc.
Spiritual meaning: The energy created between two complementary opposites creates a perfect balance.
This one really speaks for itself, opposites attract, left meet right, there can be no such thing as light if you don't know darkness.
The overall message
Allow your life to give live through the fruits on your branches and allow your roots to expand from mountain to mountain until your root system connects every tree and climbs every mountain. Use you instincts and embrace natures guidance. let there be a balance in your life. Accept any darkness and thank that darkness for existing because it allowed the light to be known. You decide the condition of your life and the progress you want to take on your journey, you decide if you want to take note of the guidance given to you through dreams or animals or strange coincidences.
SHOP FOR 'A SACRED TREE PRODUCTS'
"For the love of being consumed by the definition of my pencil." Sheldene Visagie