|Posted on January 10, 2018 at 3:55 PM|
The first layer of the artwork was the beautiful sky with lovely white fluffy clouds and the sun beaming high up in the distance.
The message of the clouds is that they are very much like thoughts. Clouds take on many forms, some are light and fluffy and some look really quite freaky. Clouds are transient, they come and go, just as thoughts do. Sometimes a cloud will fill the sky and block the sun just as a bad thought can cloud our vision. Trying to control our thoughts is like trying to control the cloud, it is best to simply wait for the thought to pass, this then frees up lots of energy. It’s so easy to focus on the clouds and forget about the sky. Imagine, you are the sky and the clouds are your thoughts, this way we get to practice observing our thought patterns, from a higher place, without feeling so attached to them. Allow all the dark clouds to just float through your awareness and into the distance.
“I am burdened with what the Buddhists call the ‘monkey mind’ — the thoughts that swing from limb to limb, stopping only to scratch themselves, spit and howl.”
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love -
“The route of true happiness, the Buddha argued, was to achieve a visceral understanding of impermanence, which would take you off the emotional roller coaster and allow you to see your dramas and desires through a wider lens. To truly tame the 'monkey mind' and defeat our habitual tendency toward clinging, meditation was the prescription, and sitting and actively facing the 'voice in your head' mindfully for a few minutes a day might be the hardest thing you'll ever do. Accept that challenge and improve your life drastically. It's about mitigation, not alleviation. It's that simple. The only way out is through.”[Dan Harris, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works]
The Buddhists prescribe meditation and as the title of this artwork explains ‘‘Give yourself Time’’. Meditation is an ongoing endeavour, we circle in and out and that is great because we know we have that tool when we need it. Perhaps your meditation is art, gardening, yoga or something else. It’s time to give yourself the space to get back to your favourite meditations.
The fairy seated within the flower, up in the clouds is a symbolic representation of you and your need for some peace, tranquility and calm. You may not get this in your outer world but this fairy conveys the message that you can find that serenity in your own inner world.
The artwork offers you some energy healing with the colour blue.
Blue is peaceful and soothing. It calms tired nerves, alleviating the agony and pain from physical stress. It has a pacifying effect over our nervous system and brings great relaxation.
“Blue is linked to the Throat Chakra which controls the throat, thyroid, parathyroid, lungs, mouth. The throat chakra is often referenced as the "power center" and "the greatest center in the body" because it is the primary center of expression and communication, through speech. Blue allows for the freedom of expression, both verbally and artistically.
It helps with the easy flow of communication either with other people or listening to your own thoughts and feelings.
Offers reliability, gentleness, kindness, integrity, honesty, loyalty, endurance and commitment”. [Healing Journeys]
There are lots of butterflies in the artwork., they have come to remind you of the more beautiful things in life, those fluffy white clouds and joyful things. They ask you: -
What changes are you needing to make to live more in alignment with your authentic truth?
What could you do to live with more joy and freedom?
What could you do that would light up your soul and invoke a sense of joy and wonder?
The butterflies encourage you to transcend. You have the power to make a choice, to pick your own path and shape your own destiny. You are capable of re-sculpting your mind, body and spirit.
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