This is another image incorporating standing stones – I have the feeling that they are activating around the world, sending energy through ley lines, to offer love and support for defence of Planet Earth and for humanity’s journey from a society based on mega-profit for the few to one of peace, co-operation, compassion, respect for all regardless of income, and good health, educational, welfare and housing services. As the possibility develops of working less hours, the opportunities open to feed and nurture people’s creativity and collective organisation on a scale never seen in history.
I live in hope!
I’ve returned again to a photograph of the Standing Stones of Callenish by Dina of The World According to Dina.
In this image I have linked with the concept of Australian Aboriginal songlines. Aboriginal people, as far as I can understand, have songlines which criss-cross the country and relate to physical elements, reflected in song, which act as place markers. An Aboriginal person can sing their way across the country by reflecting on the song and knowing what physical place it relates to. A person can sing a song to another person who can then traverse the countryside solely by the songlines and their relation to physical elements.
I remember watching an Aboriginal Elder being shown a painting created by another Aboriginal artist, and the Elder started singing as he “walked” through the landscape of the painting. It was astonishing and really a cause for humility in that so often we are disconnected from earth energies and yet consider Western civilisation so “advanced”.
In this instance I’ve represented the songlines or ley lines emanating from the Standing Stones of Callenish as ribbons of energy at the bottom of the painting. The white, dotted wheels represent the turning of the wheels of time as these energy lines permeate Mother Earth and connect our whole planet via the ephemeral energy lines.
We are, literally, never alone as earth energies reverberate below our feet wherever we are and anchor us to this lovely planet on which we live.
This image was developed from a photo of rock layers. I’ve added in the images of birds as they are symbolic of communication and flight into the unknown as well as an image of the Moon representing the Mysteries resonant in life on Mother Earth.
It seems to me that the Spirit of Rock, whatever form it takes on Planet Earth, is the holder of information throughout the eons of Earth’s existence. Rock Elders are guardians of wisdom through the ages, something we can often overlook as rock communication is subtle and symbolic rather than the oral language we are more accustomed to use to communicate.
The green in this image reflects growth, healing and continuity, something that is easy to overlook given the turmoil on Earth at present. The pink colour relates to the power of Love and its transcendence above the mundane.
Still on the Standing Stones of Callenish, this image relates to the energies of Earth, Fire, Air and Water. I find I’m adding water more to artwork these days, in recognition of climate change and the rising power of the water element in Mother Nature.
Again I’m indebted to Dina, for her kind permission to use the images of the Standing Stones of Callenish in photos she took during a visit to the Orkneys. Her blog and messages from the wonderful Bookfayries can be found at: The World According to Dina.
Another return to the Standing Stones of Callenish, and a photo taken by Dina, whose blog is: The World According to Dina
On this occasion, I worked on a background of hearts and then superimposed a photo of the standing stones. It seemed to me to remind us that, while we so often see stones as solid and impervious, in essence they are the Earth Elders with unlimited abilities. They are able to absorb the energies of joy, happiness and regeneration and release those energies on the ley lines of the Earth to infuse humans with positive vibrations to help cope with the challenges of daily life. The black spaces above and below the central image represent timelessness and the unknowable.
And if you’re wondering where I’m getting these ideas from, it’s as if the dream I had, I Am Memory, has unlocked an intuitive understanding of stone energies which lurked before but which now seem to be unlocked and flowing through me.
I’ve got a photo of rocks on Langi Beach, WA, but which I’m unable to trace to any particular spot, certainly not in Western Australia, as far as I can ascertain. Nevertheless, the rock formations are stunning, as if earth energies frozen in time are listening to prayers for grace led by one particularly large stone.
So I’ve worked on the image of these stone formations with Toolwiz, then superimposed them on an urban landscape to reflect the concept of stones standing as guardians for earth energy in cities and built-up areas around the world.
The concept is indivisibility between urban and rural landscapes, however separate they may seem to be at first glance. All energies are interwoven and particular rock formations act as channels of earth energy and as guardians of urban life.