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“Pandora” by Primal Painter
I love the colors in this digital warpization of my wall sculpture “Expansion“. It makes me think of the plant life on planet Pandora in the movie “Avatar”. I’m mesmerized by the colors in that movie, not to mention the story line. To me, the visuals make that movie, but I love the “good versus evil” aspect as well. “Avatar” has that plus a little romance.
Ironically, the depiction of evil in “Avatar” is Corporate America (a reflection of the current state of America and maybe the world, in my opinion). In this movie, Planet Earth is on the verge of extinction due to our own reckless stupidity, greed, and abuse of the environment. They (notice I said “they” as I identify more with the Na’vi than the Americans) need a precious mineral that can only be found deep in the ground under the native Na’vi’s Home Tree.
The Na’vi are peaceful beings that live completely in harmony with nature, and have energetic connections with the plant and animal life. The evil corporation tries to annihilate them to get what they want, but the Na’vi and even the wild creatures rise up against them. This movie is symbolic in many ways and also gives an insight into how cultures might live in peace and harmony through a reverence for nature and acknowledgement of the energetic connections we could have with each other.
Gee, I think I want to watch that movie again today! It always seems to leave me feeling inspired, plus it gives me goosebumps and makes me all teary eyed when I see the Na’vi gathering in concentric circles with their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them in order to magnify the energetic connection. I want to be like them.
In other news, my daughter Andi had a little surprise for me today. She sent me a link to a youtube video and told me to check it out. This is what I saw…
I couldn’t believe it! How in the world did she know how to do that! She never ceases to amaze me with her support and faith in me. If only I had that much faith in myself I’d be a star, but I’m working on it. Thank you Andi! I love you!
Well I hope everyone has an awesome day!
We’ve probably all seen this little video, but it never fails to crack me up. I amuse myself by imagining my boyfriend’s face on the penguin who’s going face first into the water……Is that wrong? lol
The photo below is a view of Friday night’s full moon taken through the trees after it’s been “primal-tized”. It’s a little different from some of the wild psychedelic digital art that I’ve come up with lately, but I like it cause it’s trippy, dark and mystical.
It makes me think of my all-time favorite movie Avatar and how the native Na’vi might see a full moon at night. They seem to have the ability to see the aura and energy surrounding the plants and animals of their planet Pandora. Sometimes I can do that myself when I’m not all tied up in knots stumbling around in my left-brain arrogantly thinking I can control everything.
When I was really young, I thought everyone could see colors and feel vibrations. Then when I got older, I thought maybe there was something wrong with my eyes. Now, after reading copious amounts of books on energy work and getting three weeks of training to be an advanced reiki practitioner, I realize that what I occasionally get glimpses of are auras and energy.
If I’m relaxed and spacing out on my balcony, gazing at the sky and the tree tops, I can see the energy coming off the trees like shimmery swirly vibrations, similar to what hot pavement looks like when the heat is coming off it. If I manage to stay in that space, everything starts moving and swirling (whee !), but the colors are really subtle. I wish I could see the vibrant colors of auras, but so far all I can see are transparent pastels and only if I’m not trying too hard.
A couple of months ago, I was talking to this older lady and for whatever reason, her aura started flashing itself at me. I kept getting glimpses of this dark circle about the size of a tennis ball near her armpit. I started doing that boing boing way of blinking my eyes thinking it was some kind of weird vision malady, undoubtedly looking like I was having a seizure or something, so she asked me what was wrong. I told her what I was seeing, and she said that she had cancer in the lymph nodes near her armpit. How weird is that?! I’ve had several incidents where that’s happened, actually. I’m no expert and no diagnostic, but cancer and tumors seem to be something that shows up easily in the aura.
I’ll leave you with this secret about myself even though it’s probably too much information. I sometimes fantasize that I’m one of the Na’vi living on the planet Pandora. If you haven’t seen Avatar (and you really should), the Na’vi are 8 foot tall, big eyes, long tails, pointy ears, gorgeous blue skin, half naked and have a deep connection to and reverence with the energy of their planet. Oh and they also ride these psychedelic looking pterodactyl type birds which seems way more fun that driving a beat up old Honda…..not that there’s anything wrong with beat up old Hondas except for the fact that they can’t, you know, fly!