Symbolism

acrylic on canvas

acrylic on canvas

The meaning behind the painting Symbolism

Just like the saying, “all the worlds a stage”, so is, “the world is full of signs” Signs that have been around before Christ was born. If we slow down our life and observe our surroundings we will find that there are messages everywhere. Messages from God, the Angels, our past, messages from those who made mistakes, messages from those who found truth, messages about reaching enlightenment, spirituality, peace and harmony. The world is full of teachings, lessons, mistakes, and promises. It’s our human ego side that blocks us from recognize the lessons that are waiting to be learned. Our human ego that keeps us bound in doubt, self-loathing, unhappiness, despair, addictions, and anxieties. It’s time to free ourselves of these burdens that our human ego has placed upon us. Breathe and let go. Breathe and learn from the past, let go and begin again. It’s never to late to learn. It is never to late to forgive. It is never to late! Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Signs, support, and love are everywhere, just open your eyes and see. You will never reach a state of pureness if you cannot let go of control and just be.

The meaning

The birth chart = From England in the 17 Century. It starts with birth, so this painting begins in the beginning.

Ladder of Transmigration = Medieval Christian sign for the soul’s pilgrimage from earthly existence to paradise. Our only way to true living is reconnecting with our souls purpose and as we learn, we climb the ladder of existence to paradise.

Infinity = Referring to time, distance or numbers. Time, it goes on and on, locked in a cycle of forever, even after one’s soul travels to Heaven, time still remains. While we are gifted with the earthly life, it is imperative that we live a Godly life. Painted here, it also represents the eyebrow of the eye, which is long, and forever connected to wisdom and old age for a life long lived.

The Eye/Eyebrow = The ability to see, vision (literally and metaphorical), associated with magic or spiritual power in many traditions, in Chinese Buddhism long eyebrows are a sign of wisdom and old age. One eye open for the seeing of the world, one eye closed for the seeing of the soul.

Om = (Aum) the greeting of peace in India. The symbol represents the four states of consciousness: awake, dreaming, sleeping, without dreams and the transcendental state. I believe if we can live in the state of Om, then we will have found true self-peace. In meditation we begin with the chant Om and end with the chant Om. It’s the worlds most scared vibration and should be vibrated to the very tips of your toes to the top of your head.

The Cross = ending in the center of the eye is the symbol I feel is most widely know. The sign of the cross that represents Christ, many variations of the cross exist with many different significant meanings, but here it is simple and what I think we should never forget as we live each day and that the ultimate sacrifice Christ gave for us.

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