Colours of Light Healing

Colours of Light Healing

I was prompted to create this image after reading some posts on Facebook about depression. My first bout with the Black Dog came in my first year at university in 1966 and from then on I’d have bouts of depression from time to time when I felt like I had fog in my head and my feet in quicksand.

I remember one particular time of my life where I dressed entirely in black, from head to toe. I could have auditioned for Godzilla and aced it!

After I’d trained in Reiki 1 and 2, I suddenly realised that wearing black was depressing in itself and also didn’t perform its function which was to make me look slim. Instead, I looked like a fat woman trying to look slim by wearing black and failing spectacularly.

After this insight, and after I’d worked on issues of self-confidence and self-esteem (something seriously lacking in my after my father’s lifelong bullying, although I hid it well), I bought a lovely dress, cotton in multi-colours. I called it my “Ken Done” dress after the Australian artist who specialised in bright colours.

To my amazement, not only did I cheer up, but people started approaching and talking to me, telling how much they liked the bright colours and  exchanging various views out of the blue. Since then I’ve been fascinated by colours – they are so influential in our lives at a conscious and unconscious level.

So the above image represents various levels in our awareness of colour – the emotional responses; the influence of the wider environment; the moon for our subconscious awareness of colour; blue for communication and turquoise for communication with love; and finally the stars for our resonance with the colours of the universe.

The tree represents our potential for new growth and transformation as we move out of darkness and into the colours of light with their qualities of healing and awareness.

Dance with StarSong!

Dance with Starsong

I’ve been playing around with PicMonkey again, having read a couple of their blog posts on what’s available in their various gizmo offerings, where I found out how to illuminate fonts, as above. Great fun!

I used the phrase “Dance with StarSong” because I always remember the mystic and explorer, Laurence van der Post, writing about his experiences with the Kalahari Bushmen. He was out camping with them one night when they asked him if he could hear the stars singing. He replied in the negative, so they took him away from the camp into a silence space, then asked him again if he could hear star song. Again he said no, and their response was a shocked silence, then pity for him that he could not hear this wonderful music.

Well, I don’t know too many among us Westerners who can hear that song aloud, but I reckon we can hear it in our hearts and when we do, then we can dance with the song of the stars.

Have fun!

Items for Sale: Art & Pendulum

I have to be admit to being pretty kyboshed by the heat this summer – it’s started really early and days are around 36-40 constantly. The humid days are the worst as I really, really can’t handle the dampness!

Anyway, I’ve been shut away in my workroom with the airconditioner going full belt, fiddling around and I’ve created two items for sale:

STARS’R’US

Stars'R'Us

Watercolour, with Pyrite chips; sun charms; Ganesh figurine; glitter; feather; Swarovski flatback crystals; small tumbled stones: clear quartz, rose quartz, amazonite, citrine, amethyst; bead decorations on white ribbon. 17.5cms (7″) x 12.5cms (5″) x 1.5 (0.7″) canvas. Price: US$35. Postage with tracking no: US$5.

PENDULUM

Pendulum

Faceted clear quartz point; purple beads; sugilite beads; chiastolite bead; clear quartz spheres. rose quartz tube. 23 cms (9″) length. Price; US$25; postage with tracking number: US$5.

Payment via PayPal, postage within 2 days.  Please leave a comment if you’d like one of both of these items and I’ll get back to you.

 

 

Art for Sale: Singing the Stars to Earth

Singing the Stars to  Earth
Acrylic art with feathers, glitter, small rose quartz chips, Swarovski crystals. 19.5″ x 23.5″ x 0.5″ (49.5cm x 59cm x 2.5cm).

I created this piece of acrylic artwork when I lived in Australia and it’s always seemed a bit dull to me, so I returned to it today to add more life.

I think, metaphorically speaking, it also represents me returning to life and the magick, sparkles and glitter of the wonderful Planet  Earth on which we live.

I’ve been feeling out of sorts for ages, depressed, tired and lethargic. Last summer’s heat here in North Cyprus (40C most days through late July- early September) really did a number on me; I’ve had a few kidney infections; a lousy bout of the ‘flu which lasted about 5-6 weeks in early January, plus a stomach bug.

I’ve come to realise that one thing which really kicks me in the gut and starts off kidney trouble is animal abuse and cruelty which turns up out of the blue in Facebook posts as well as the terrible images of refugees and asylum seekers seeking shelter and safety. I have taken steps to minimise this as much as possible for self-preservation and my physical health.

I can tend to be a serious person, and god knows there’s plenty of suffering in the world to take very seriously. But today I realised I’d lost touch with the fact that there are stars in the sky, there are star songs which surround us at unknown levels, there is so much love around, so many people doing good deeds and spreading kindness, lovely art, good people, laughter, joy and happiness if you care to be open to it, and suddenly I felt the power of magic in my life again.

So to return to my original artwork, I’ve added colour at the centre to represent the power of a strong, loving heart, feathers in two corners to represent the flight of hope, Swarovski flatback crystals for the magick in our lives, tiny rose quartz chips in two corners to represent loving kindness, and of course glitter abounds to represent the stars, the starstuff within us and the power within all of us to sing the stars to earth.

Magick, glitter and the song of the stars rule!

(Artwork price: US$75; postage US$25)

 

 

Singing the Stars to Earth

Singing the Stars to Earth

When I lived in Woodenbong in far northern New South Wales, Australia, on the caldera of an ancient volcano, I’d go out at night and look at the stars. There was no street lighting in the small village so no light pollution obscuring the stars, and it was like looking up at a deep cloth of black rich with lights glowing brightly above our planet.

I also remember watching Hettie Perkins, a well-known art curator in Australia, interviewing an Aboriginal artist in the ABC TV series “Art + Soul”. She described how her father would sing the stars to sleep in the early morning light as the rising sun gradually obscured the tapestry of stars above the Earth. And now that artist paints stars on all her creations, bringing them down to earth.

So the above represents birds, the element of air, all flying gracefully as they accompany the light from billions of years ago, from stars in the far distant reaches of earth, reaching down to earth to light up the creativity in our soul and spirit.

Each of us is creative in our own way and we can reach out to the stars to illuminate our starstuff within to bring beauty to our lives, to the lives of others and to all beings on Planet Earth.

Portal

WormholeYears ago, when I lived in Boonah, in south-east Queensland, I came across a book in the local library of sacred earth formations around the globe. One in particular drew me – I think it was of a centre of standing stones in France, although I’m not too sure, and I have no idea of the location.

I took a copy of it which I’ve lugged around with me to England, to Western Australia, to New South Wales, to Victoria, to New South Wales and to here in North Cyprus.

I remembered it yesterday and decided to work on it. It reminds me of a sacred, mysterious place somewhere on Mother Earth where there is a portal to other dimensions.  Definitely off with the fairies.

I usually include the original when I work on photos but lost in the mist of time is the name of whoever took this photo. I don’t want to abuse copyright so I’ll just stick to the digital art version I created yesterday.

Enjoy and envision the stars beckoning you through the portal to dance to the song of the universe!