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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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Faith and Loss

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Do you believe in signs? I have always believed in signs and symbols. I believe that things happen or are placed in front of us at times when we need to be reminded of or cautioned on.

I have not been out walking in over a week. My young dog had surgery and is on strict house arrest to heal. My elder dog has not been able to walk in a long while, suffering from a weak heart and just too big to get around much. She’s been on heart medication since February and was given less than a year to live. She has been my best friend for the last nine years. A pet loves unconditionally, they listen without interrupting, they don’t care what you look like, they don’t care how much money you have. They don’t give you negative opinions, comments, or question anything you do. They simply LOVE you. So after the hardest decision my husband and I have ever had to make, we decided that it was just too painful for her to be on earth any longer and made the choice to let her go. Is time ever right for this? I sit and question myself over and over. Did I do the right thing? Should I have waited longer? As I sat with her in the Vet’s office and looked into the trusted eyes of my beloved dog, my heart was breaking. But I knew deep down inside that she was going to a better place, a peaceful place where her heart would not have to beat so hard. I begged her to forgive me and I let her know how much I loved her and that we would be together again someday, I kissed her and said goodbye as her heart beat its last beat on earth.
I have always had a strong faith in God and the spirit, I believe without question in a higher power and have always given my worries and praise to God but today as I went out for a walk my heart was heavy. I was in that place where I just didn’t quite know what to do, so I trudged up the hill and as sometimes someone does, they leave messages written in chalk on the paved path that say, “Believe in God, Jesus lives, and God will save you”. As I walked and read the messages, I begin to cry; the grief of losing my friend seamed to wash over me. “I know God”, I would say, “I know, you are with me, I know you are here” I walked and let the tears come, but then I came upon my name written in chalk, as if this message was just for me….. Out of all the names that one could write, it was my name… Debra. “God is with you Debra”. Well, needless to say, I cried like a baby at that point. Is this a sign from God to me? Yes, I believe it is. Some act of Spirit worked through the person that had written the messages, and if that message was written for some other Debra in this area, one will never know. But, I believe it was also written for me. So, open yourself up to believing in signs and messages that are left. Perhaps even leave one for someone else to stumble across; you never know who you might end up helping. Leave the outcome up to the Universe.

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