Monthly Symbol: Shooting Star for December

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Star of the Hero by Nicholas Roerich. From wikiart.org. Click the image to enlarge.

Shooting star is my pick to be the symbol of December here at Soul Fields.  Wishes and dreams are being fulfilled. Connecting with our inner child we are able to see the miracles and magic everywhere and bring a sense of awe and wonder into our lives.

I chose an image of a male star gazer, because the female is so much the emphasis today when it comes to spirituality from the newer perspective. (Not that it is disconnected from the male point of view, quite the contrary.)

The Symbolism Behind a Shooting Star / Spice4Life

The Shooting Star – Symbol and Myth / A Seeker’s Thoughts

Added afterwards: Make a Wish Upon the Shooting Stars This Weekend / Donna Henes /Huffington Post (mythic shooting star meanings in different cultures)

Soulmate Story: Woman Paints Her Future Husband Before Meeting Him

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Artist Chloe Mayo. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

“An artist has married the man of her dreams four years after painting his lookalike in a prophetic piece of artwork.

In 2009, Chloe Mayo, who was single at the time, quickly dashed off an oil painting of her holding hands with a handsome, dark bearded man.

Not thinking anything more of the creation, the 31-year-old left the painting to gather dust in the corner of her living room….” Read the whole story here: Daily Mail UK

Poem: On the Road with Aphrodite

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I have shared this poem in my earlier blog (which doesn´t exist anymore), so some of you have seen it already. I just feel drawn to share it here as well.

 

I’ve been asking for the road
from the stars and the angels
from the seers and the cards,
from Egypt

I have asked,

and the clouds and the flowers
and the wind around,
from the brightest rainbow
I have asked

I have traveled through the time,
I’ve touched the stars,
I’ve been tiny as an atom,
and larger than the planet

I have fallen from the stars,
Risen up as well

I’ve been the dancer in the temple,
the priestess of the sun I’ve been,

the hierophant, the healer,
the servant, the beggar,
the young soul, the old soul,
the actor, the cobbler,

that magician too
I’ve been

All that I’ve been,
my friend, as
we’ve all been
that and all

until finally
Aphrodite
gently touches the forehead,
whispers:
Now it’s time, now it’s time,
the veils have been dissipated

You see now that
I am
in each one of you,
I am everywhere,
I am love, I am beauty,
I am love.

I am yours,
I am you and
you are me.

Please, embrace
the jewel
you’ve always been.

– Deelia © (ages ago)

 

Image: The Birth of Venus (Aphrodite), Alexandre Cabanel (1823–1889), public domain work of art from Wikimedia Commons

Fascinated by Symbolism

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I love symbols and metaphors for one thing because they transcend the limitations of the mind leaving space to our imagination, intuition and the limitlessness of the spirit beyond our physical presences. I also like to use positive symbols (according to my individual psyche) for energizing, readjusting and recharging my dreams and goals, both inner and outer ones. No labeling, nor any negative programmings relating to specific words and verbal expressions, and so on, can reach those symbols. They also work like magic, when I for example just energize the symbol and leave it there, let go. Even without thinking I then often notice my day magically beginning to adjust to support the goal/dream/purpose/state…whatever.

During my meditation journeys the universe/guidance speaks to me a lot in symbolic images, too, sometimes portrayed as “video clips” and even cartoon like images. Images are also easier to remember afterwards than verbal messages (which I receive also). They speak in practical ways as well, yet leave space for imagination and personal interpretation. It doesn´t even matter, if I am able to always translate them exactly correctly – and they often have many layers of meaning, also such that can´t even be translated by the mind. Receiving them in itself affirms my, our connectedness with the universe. I don´t always verbalize them to myself, nor analyze them further, but allow them to work beyond the mind as pure energies.

One of the images I just received during my energy meditation journey was Ankh. I received it as a part of a reply to a personal question of mine, and it carried also meanings of a more collective nature of the energies that were present. I myself reached new, personal layers relating to Ankh as a symbol, both those I can translate and those I can´t, just sensing the magic, Multidimensional Magic. Receiving the symbol inspired these two posts referring to the previous one: Ankh Meaning.

Image: Ankh, Djed and Sun

Facsimile of a vignette from the Book of the Dead of Ani. The sun disk of the god Ra is raised into the sky by an ankh-sign (signifying life) and a djed-pillar (signifying stability and the god Osiris) while adored by Isis, Nephthys, and baboons. The motif symbolizes rebirth and the sunrise.

Scanned from The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day by James Wasserman et al.

Current location: British Museum

Source of the image and information: Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Rainer Maria Rilke: Early Spring

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Pierre Bonnard: Early Spring (Little Fauns) /wikipaintings.org

Harshness vanished. A sudden softness
has replaced the meadows’ wintry grey.
Little rivulets of water changed
their singing accents. Tendernesses,

hesitantly, reach toward the earth
from space, and country lanes are showing
these unexpected subtle risings
that find expression in the empty trees.

– Rainer Maria Rilke

Poetry: Maiden of the Rainbow

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Octavio Ocampo: Mouth of Flower /wikipaintings.org

Pohyola’s fair and winsome daughter,
Glory of the land and water,
Sat upon the bow of heaven,
On its highest arch resplendent,
In a gown of richest fabric,
In a gold and silver air-gown,
Weaving webs of golden texture,
Interlacing threads of silver;
Weaving with a golden shuttle,
With a weaving-comb of silver;
Merrily flies the golden shuttle,
From the maiden’s nimble fingers,
Briskly swings the lathe in weaving,
Swiftly flies the comb of silver,
From the sky-born maiden’s fingers,
Weaving webs of wondrous beauty.

 

Pohyola = Norden

– from poem 8:  Maiden of the Rainbow
of The Kalevala (national epic of Finland)  /
translation by John Martin Crawford, (1888)

By the way: The Kalevala – its influence on Tolkien,
Tolkien and the Kalevala (links corrected)

 

Flower Symbolism: Mystical Orchid

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Odilon Redon: Strange Orchid /wikipaintings.org

Orchid

Deep in the valley, a beauty hides:
Serene, peerless, incomparably sweet.
In the still shade of the bamboo thicket
It seems to sigh softly for a lover.

– Taigu Ryokan

I seem to be bumping into orchids so often (or they into me), so I´m sharing the pleasure with you all.

General symbolic meanings of orchid: Love, beauty, sensuality, mature charm, fertility, virility, feminine-masuline balance, luxury and reaching the full potential.

More about orchid (and other flower) meanings:

Orchid Flower Meaning http://www.buzzle.com/articles/orchid-flower-meaning.html, Orchid Meanings http://livingartsoriginals.com/flower-orchid.htm

orchids

when two people
understand each other
in their innermost hearts
their words are sweet
like the fragrance
of orchids

– lisa hancox

Orchids in Bloom

In all things thought seen…
The world has once again conspired
Culminating in a soft petals bloom
Capturing, the eye of man
Illuminating hope in the darkest room

It is this spark, this aura, this radiance
This ignition of inner quality
Amid viscus conflagrations, striking in its purity
Breaching through your outer identity
Nascent, your inner beauty shines, intensely

Lighting the path of life and love

– Marcus McKinley

 

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source of poems: poemhunter.com

Image 2: worldpaperswide.com

Inspiration: Art and Intuition

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I was trying to choose a piece of art of Odilon Redon (1840 – 1916, France) to post and found myself being drawn to several ones. Afterwards the golden light of this Wheel of Fortune image kept resonating in my energy field and when I closed my eyes I also saw golden, smooth flashes of energy staying swirling. So, I chose to pick it. Feel free to pick the ones according to your own resonance here: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/odilon-redon

A couple of lovely quotes of the artist from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odilon_Redon

“My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.”

Odilon Redon wanted to “place the visible at the service of the invisible”.

“I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased.”

 

Image source:  wikipaintings.org