We are all a part of the body of Mother Earth. Our bodies, our blood are her soil and water sparked to life. Our breath and her air are one. Her fire burns in our souls. This painting serves as a reminder.
"We Are A Circle" incorporates loads of archetypal symbolism, including the triangle/pyramid (trinity, unity); sun/moon (masculine/feminine balance), and the 4 elements.
The Story and Message Behind "We Are A Circle"
The original artwork was a Soul Essence Painting, where I tune into an individual person and channel an image based on what their soul wants to relay. There will often be an accompanying message, and very often that message, and the image, have universal meaning.
In this case the image came to me first, but it felt like something was missing. So I took a break from creating and started cleaning out a shelf in the studio. And as luck would have it a piece of paper fell out with these words printed on it:
The Sun is a Circle/The Moon is a Circle/The Earth is a Circle/We are a Circle
Everything that is, is alive/And everything has a place on the Circle.
I remembered someone handing that sheet of paper to me at an event I had attended a few months prior, but I don’t know who the author is (or if it even has an author.) Regardless, it provided the missing element.
The message that comes through to me with this painting is all about grounding, balancing, and relaxing into the art of being.
Being, in terms of feeling oneself a part of all that is.
Knowing that simply being is enough.
We often spend such time and energy worrying about “Purpose.” And indeed some of us do have a burning mission in life.
That’s beautiful when it happens, but what if your purpose isn’t clear to you? Or if you're not yet sure how you will accomplish it?
I think the bird in this painting has something to say about that.
You might think at first that the bird in the painting is a Crow or Raven. I did, when I first saw it in my mind's eye. But once I got it down on paper it was quite clear that this spirit animal was not a Crow, but a Grackle.
Grackle's message is to appreciate the beauty, magic and majesty of ordinary, everyday life. To honor one's physical being and delight in the strength and power of the body as a divine vehicle for Spirit.
It also invokes the night, a time of feminine power. In fact, the grackle with its white eye resembles the feminine “yin” of the famous Chinese yin-yang symbol.
Is it not enough to simply be? Were we not born into the world as sacred beings? Can not our most simple, everyday actions become so infused with love that they are in themselves a prayer that is felt, seen, heard and understood without need for words or explanation?
That is the power of the divine feminine – a power that is felt, wordless, in the body and expressed naturally when we share the joy of living with others.
Just as a gorgeous iridescent rainbow lies hidden in the Grackle’s “black” feathers, so there is hidden treasure in the commonness of our lives. A treasure we often miss in our pursuit of Purpose.
But sometimes, when we allow ourselves to quiet down, to ground ourselves and simply be, Purpose has a way of revealing itself after all.
The smallest print is ideal for use in a personal altar. Use the larger sized prints to bless a room.