Time to take the leap of faith
As I work on my Earth painting in the Creatively Fit Coach training program, I am being shown things in my dreams and soul scribbles that are calling to be included.
The first dream came the night I started the painting. I had painted my outline (actually my husband had painted it! I just curled up in a ball on the canvas!) and filled it in with color...green body, orange flowing hair...but the next morning I woke early recalling a dream in which my mother had painted a beautiful landscape image and instructed me to make it a reality. My mother's painting featured a beautiful water fall cascading down onto purple rocks and, at the top, leaves in golds and oranges. When I woke I had the urge to add all this to my earth painting. I felt that my MOTHER represented the EARTH element and energy, and was showing me what this painting needed.
Now it was time to plant my seed, the intention which I wanted to grow. You can see it here, it is about my business, my soul path work, and about rising to my full potential.
When I thought about the earth I felt the energy in me, and this idea arose to tuck myself in an expanding globe/fetal position.
As the painting developed I continued to add images from dreams and soul scribbles.
After a dream in which a passionate and powerful young female artist with red hair (ironic, right, since my earth figure has red hair) told me I needed to "fix my vision." I asked for clarity on this in a soul scribble and got a crocodile. I added this to the painting.
And then a lotus from a meditation.
Recently, I had another dream featuring my mother. She had been given 4 baby eagles by a man who was a master of flight. I was helping her gather the eagles. I felt how young, precious, special, and vulnerable they were. Adding them to the canvas was important. Rather than painting 4 of them, I painted one baby eagle next to the number 4.
The significance of the symbolism of the eagle hit me hard today. Just yesterday when I wrote my post "Fearlessly Calling my Future" I had an ah-ha moment at the very end as I realized that I had to be willng to give up security. This was a HUGE moment for me. I started bawling. I read the post to Jeff and I could not even get through it. When I am moved to tears I know I am on target...the soul message is coming through loud and clear. So today when I painted the baby eagle, I jumped online to look it up. Check this out from pure-spirit.com: "You must have the courage to relinquish stale and comfortable habits and beliefs to soar into unknown realms and new realities - continually expanding your view." I am not sure what the proper letter combo is for a scream, but that is how I felt when I read this. It speaks to so many things..."fixing" my vision, giving up security, and achieving my big huge dream, the one I wrote onto this canvas. And among other things, the number four represents earth. I tell you, the power of this Soul Path work blows me away time and again. I feel tears in my eyes, and my heart is vibrating.
Away we go!!!!
The Eagle has landed
A dream in which my mother had been given 4 baby eagles was a powerful symbol. I found an insightful post on eagle symbolism on pure-spirit.com. This bit particularly resonated with me: “When Eagle appears to you it means that you are being put on notice. Eagle totems appear to inspire (push) you to reach higher and become more than you think you are capable of. They tell you to be courageous and really stretch your limits and see what you can do. They bring a sense of courage and a desire to explore and grow.” pure-spirit.com