IF THIS IMAGE SPEAKS TO YOU …. KEEP ON READING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT MAY MEAN… PART OF A COLLECTION OF SILK & DYE WORKS BASED ON MARI*, C.JUNG, J.CAMPBELL… PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMBOLIC AND ESOTERIC MEANINGS BEHIND THEM WITH AN EXTRACT FROM THE ACCOMPANYING WRITINGS. ( artwork and writings copyright Tilly Campbell-Allen 2011 )
Queezy,sickly and heavy,this sanative burden ,engulfed by malevolent mother nature of the deepest darkest woods-rejected-dejected-fearful-distrusting and bitter…trying too hard and immobilized in this stagnant quagmire at the witch’s door.Bereft,my heart-jumping at shadows of manic swampy elementals born of some toxic cosmic womb…… But, in
truth,this is no pernicious witch – I am,in fact,at the door of the shaman-the gate-way to the Divine mother. Born from my chrysalis,these Devas nourish my joy in this fresh new world. I am actually enveloped by creation. I swim in the healing deep clear waters of the universe and walk in confidence,compassion and total trust and acceptance here on earth.My expansive intuition,heals myself and others. I am in total harmony,able to radiate my love,as I let go and let grow……the good of Man on my back,as I spiritedly walk this Earth.
This turtle,this immortal earth mother,according to Native American folks legends,having saved man kind from the great flood,now carries the burden of humanity on her shell , stoic and silent,through the universe. She is sure and steady,patient and wise. She is known to have created the universe,and with her shell divided into 13, we can associate her with our own moon and luna cycles-also with water,both remind us of the feminine and intuition. motion and emotions,fertility and renewal
Shamans are messengers..gateways…humans who can communicate with the spirit world. They commune with nature and fly in pure energy. They see things that most others cannot. They may appear strange and scary at first,but they have the ability to heal from a soul level. Both Shamans and our great Mother Turtle, are expressions of pure love …. the Great Love ….the most powerful protection of all.
What perception of events, is making me so fearful?
Can I accept that I am loved?
What is my messenger to higher truths?
Do I trust and act on my intuition even if it is unconventional?
My experiences are for my own growth
Am I ready to heal , love ,fill my lungs with oxygen and throw my arms open and wide ?