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I really love this one. The colors, wow, sunglasses worthy! (heheh.) The imagery has a nice flow, the hidden angels and moon face are super cool, and the vibe when I look at it is high. I’m going to put a moon face in all my digital paintings from now on, it’ll be my signature. Back in the olden days, I made a decent living making a celestial line of mirrors, chimes, wall sculptures and mobiles, and I still dig that celestial vibe……and pyramids, I like pyramids……and spirals.
My desire to communicate seems to be at an all-time low, but my creative juices are flowing pretty well, so that’s a good sign. During this phase of non-verbalism (or non-verbalocity, or no-talk-aholicism) which I have come to call “The Great Silence of the Yams 2011”, (Yams is code for vocal cords), I decided I should do another chakra angel to check in on the condition of my energy flow.
I was surprised to see the blue throat chakra so open. I thought it would have a “Closed Until Further Notice” sign on it or maybe a “Danger-She’s Gonna Blowww!!” sign nailed to it. There must be something else going on with me because I sure do feel strange….cocooned……internal…….like I’m in a womb, all wrapped up and closed off to the outside. Not stagnant or stuck, just inside myself, like in the eye of a tornado where everything is still but all around me is a wild whirlwind of debris, Wizard of Oz style. Weird sh*t, maan….
The Crown Chakra – White, the combination of all colors, (some say violet, I say white) Our connection to Source, our connection to our higher selves, everything is one, part of the whole, the spiritual aspect of believing in something greater than ourselves and the knowing that everything could make sense if the veil came off. The veil is thin right now, I get glimpses but not the whole sh-bang. The glimpses keep me hanging out in the crown because of the mystery, that curiousity, that burning desire to “know“. (Know what?). It’s so big and sparkly and bright and shiny and happy and safe. No wonder I like to hang out there although according to this diagnosis, it’s probably out of balance with the rest of the chakras because of it’s gi-normous size. Balance is everything, but then so is timing….patience, grasshopper.
The Sixth Chakra -Purple (some say indigo blue, I see purple) – The Third Eye – The Seat of Intuition – “I see you”, Na’vi style from the movie Avatar, seeing the issues behind the pain. This one doesn’t look too bad. I’ve been working on blue and purple digital paintings lately while focusing on the fifth and sixth chakras and I think this process has cleaned out some of the cobwebs in both of them. Cool.
The Throat Chakra – Blue – Communication, change, committment, verbal self expression, speaking your truth. It looks fairly open and clear but it’s out of alignment, not by much, but by enough that it needs attention, more work, the next step. I’m still convinced there’s something stuck in my throat but I can’t see it in this picture. (Maybe it’s behind, maybe I should do an image from the back side, yeah)
The Heart Chakra – Green – The Bridge between the upper and lower chakras, the mediator, love, nurture, empathy, compassion, understanding, Christ-like. (I wish I was more Christ-like). It looks open and cleared out, but not very vibrant or active. I recently finished the heart chakra painting with the intention of opening and clearing, so this is good. The next series of chakra paintings will have movement, activation, spin, and spiral. (spirals!!!)
The Third Chakra – Yellow – The Solar Plexus- thinking, intellect, self worth, self-esteem, self identity, who am I?, what is my purpose? why am I here? There’s something I’m supposed to do. I know I can do it. I’m slightly out of alignment with my higher purpose but it’s close….I think too much and don’t feel or do enough, possibly because the second chakra isn’t open enough.
The Second Chakra – Orange – Hara – the center of emotions, (easier to shut them down and pretend like they’re not there) male or female identity, sexuality, intimacy, bonding. Poor ole’ second chakra, it’s open but needs more, lots more. The color is good though, so some clearing has taken place so at least there’s been some progress..
The First Chakra – Red – Root – Kundalini – Procreation, survival, safety and self preservation, bodily life energy, stamina. And there it is, that puny first chakra. The plant is only as strong as its roots. It’s not dark, so that’s good, it’s just small and needs to be more open and activated.
And the grounding cords, what grounding cords? There’s a red light at the bottom of the angel where it looks like the grounding cords have disconnected and pulled back into a dark cave. That’s not so good, but this is a typical problem with me. I have a tendency to float….
So now I know what to focus on. I love chakra angels!
(Disclaimer: These chakra attributes are how I understand them and are not necessarily how an expert might define them.)
Until next time, whenever that may be……
Ruh-Roh Raggie… Not everything has to be totally abstracted out I’ve discovered. How about a little realism/abstract combo action. This image was just my first attempt, so it’s not a finished product or anything. I thought I’d share the very first one so that months later I can see how far I’ve progressed..
Man, I tell ya, that gimp is a fascinating tool. As I learn more and more (all completely by accident) about the wonderful things gimp can do, I see endless possibilities. Or maybe it’s just the drugs I’ve been on for the last few days for an incessant migraine, I dunno! Not that I like the drugs, I hate the drugs, they make me tired and I know my aura is filled with black clouds because of them. Nothing can really be done about a brain injury though, so I just need to feel grateful that I don’t get seizures which were also a possibility when the brain injury occurred.
I don’t know if it’s the migraine, the creative burst I’m having out in the studio, all the eclipses and solstice energy or the disturbing discovery that some people lack integrity and will steal my images and words, but I’ve been strangely mute for the past week or so. I’m still feeling pretty mute, but thought I’d stop in and say hi.
It just occurred to me that I’m also gearing up for some throat chakra work so that could have something to do with it too. Much of the imagery I’m creating right now is in blues with some purples thrown in which is a good indication that I’m moving up into the higher chakras.
I really want to put a chakra guide page at the top of this blog, but being mute doesn’t seem to be conducive to writing. I did manage to get a “What is Reiki” page up, so that’s something at least. If only I could multi-task like my sister who can do a million things at once and do them well! I’m not like that. Working out in the studio takes away my interest in writing and words (and cleaning and reading and everything for that matter!). . The creative process for me doesn’t include words. My brain thinks in terms of imagery, shapes, colors and patterns. I like fantasy land better than literal words so I might be there for awhile.
Well I’m already talked out……