When chaos enters our lives, I believe, it is a call to be still so that we can listen to our higher guidance within. In the stillness, I am reminded that the further I get away from my inner self, the more bumpy and chaotic my external world becomes.
Whether we call this internal guidance the Divine Within, Our Intuition, Our Higher Self, God, Allah, Krishna, Buddha, Shiva, Gitche Manitou, the Universe or any other name, to me it is all the same. I see this communion as ‘Oneness’. to the” All in the One and the One in the All.” For me there is no separation, except when I forget who I truly am. Then I know it is time to return to the Stillness.
This painting was created as a message from my Higher Self, who I felt was nudging me to add more stillness into my life, so that my connection to my Higher Self and my intuition could expand. The symbols in the painting represent the Divine Feminine and the spiritual world within.
The first time I learned about totems was when I began to notice crows entering my consciousness and in my external life in a profound way. Everywhere I went, I saw tons and tons of crows. I began to feel a deep soul connection to them. Our house in Birmingham, Alabama was sitting in the middle of a very large family of crows and they spoke to me often as I dove deeply into my spirit. Among this family of crows was also one lone Hawk that often flew in and out of our vortex. Each time he flew in there always seemed to be a quiet stillness that came over me. In that stillness, I would hear some kind of message that would help me to see the synchronicities that were flowing into my life. These synchronicities helped me to feel the Divine Presence guiding me along my path. To receive these messages, I had to dive more deeply within the stillness and listen more intently to the whispers. In quiet moments with my soul, I was reminded over and over to be more gentle with myself and others, as I traveled along my journey of self-discovery.