IF THIS IMAGE SPEAKS TO YOU…READ ON TO SEE WHAT THAT MEANS…PART OF A COLLECTION OF SILK & DYE WORKS WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL ( MARI* / C.Jung / J.Campbell ) SYMBOLIC AND ESOTERIC MEANINGS BEHIND THEM – WITH AN EXTRACT FROM THE ACCOMPANYING WRITINGS. ( artwork and writings copyright Tilly Campbell-Allen 2011 )
Abandoned and dwarfed, I am confronted by some colossal mountain, not sure of my place or if I am even wanted. My soul feels wounded,bruised and unable to heal-heavy and betrayed. Anxious,scared, sensitive, powerless,….I explode with rage.I feel the sacrifice – I’m finished .
In truth though,I know that my sacrifices are through my choice, as I am co-creative. Yes, I am highly sensitive and passionate, vital, a sensual spirit in human form, awakened in flesh, fertile and new….and my survival fight,is spiritual ecstasy-balanced and grounded, I assert and focus my compassionate energy, sharing my wisdom as I ascend this over-sized hill, until I am resolved , resolved with myself and with the Divine.
Here we have a combination of the first and second chakras …
The 1st is red – the root chakra, power,physical,providing and survival. It is represented by the elephant. The archetypal masculine rage yet also matriarchal compassion and gentleness …the elephant is unstoppable,with it’s strength and power…its inner power,a representation of our higher self…The elephant is at home in Neptune,as we create our reality,we must remember to discriminate , to follow our true highest dreams and not succumb to illusions, whims and fantasy…and the root chakras petal formation is 4 and 4 represents stability,calmness and endurance…it is ‘home’…. all of the raw energy channeled and grounded constructively within our own basic physical survival.
The 2nd chakra, sacral chakra , is orange…emotional balance , harmony,sexuality and brings forth our creative brilliance .It is represented by the crocodile……such a prehistoric creature, known as the gate keeper of knowledge … the gates of hell , ancient scrips say …….interesting – is ‘hell’ where the sacred knowledge is?..or,has this ancient wisdom been ‘demonised’ (so to speak) ? The crocodile is likened to the dragon…I wonder,if this is the coiled up ‘monster’ slumbering at the base of our spine-kundilini….. that has been kept suppressed …? Here,we develop from our first chakra…and all too often ‘giving in ’ to our highest passions , our ’shadow side ’ have been demonised over history…yet it’s only through this shadow work,that we may become complete. The sacral chakra is represented by a 6 petal leaved flower-6 is balance and harmony…as we allow ourselves to align with our selves, solutions come about with inner calm-we know – our pure inner primal energy transforms us and brings us ‘home’ – though – unfortunately, this journey ,this mountainous ascent ,to be,to live as our true self, is often not easy at all – generally, as a result of a life times self or socially-imposed rules,expectations and modalities ,
What passions reside with in?
Am I being authentic, genuine , to myself ?
Am I channelling compassionately , all that I know is with in me,to be at one -with myself?
What am I happy to sacrifice for the greater good