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‘hamsa’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on March 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm

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The swan known as Hamsa in Hindu mythology is said to be the vehicle of the goddess Saraswati…..patroness of wisdom, learning music and the arts. Or they may be one and the same. That would make Hamsa the divine swan-maiden.

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bella luna

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on March 11, 2020 at 3:51 pm

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I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.

The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.

……… Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

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sister to the seventh moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on February 20, 2020 at 2:14 pm

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‘She lost herself in the trees among the ever-changing leaves. She wept beneath the wild sky as stars told stories of ancient times. The flowers grew towards her light, the river called her name at night. She could not live an ordinary life with the mysteries of the universe hidden in her eyes.’

    …..Martine

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loves fiercely

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on February 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm

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O’ Great Spirit

help me always

to speak the truth quietly,

and to remember the peace

that may be found in silence.

……..Cherokee Prayer

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‘inari’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on January 29, 2020 at 3:17 pm

 

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Kitsune in the literal sense is the Japanese word for fox. Imortal foxes….kitsune are revered as part of Japanese folklore. Ancient stories depict legendary kitsune as intelligent beings and as possessing paranormal abilities.

Within the folklore, kitsune are born either from one or two kitsune parents or a drifting kitsune soul possessing an unborn child’s body. Mortals may also be turned into kitsune through ‘sharing’ spirit with another kitsune, or by divine figures.

Regardless the stories of immortal Kitsune….most foxes are the mortal furry creatures that are familiar to every culture. In Japan all the foxes are given loving care.

Inari, in Japanese mythology, is the god primarily known as the protector of rice cultivation. … The fox, symbolizing both benevolence and malevolence, is sometimes identified with the messenger of Inari, and statues of foxes are found in great numbers both inside and outside shrines dedicated to the rice god.

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mi lobo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on January 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm

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‘If you listen close at night, 

you will hear the creatures of the dark,

all of them sacred

-the owls, the crickets, the frogs,

the night birds

and you will hear beautiful songs,

songs you have never heard before.

Listen with your heart.

Never stop listening.’

…..Henery Quick Bear, Lokota

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the sentinel

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on January 14, 2020 at 3:49 pm

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‘Benevolent spirits surround us as silent sentinels. They watch. Holding the space for our awakening. Sending a nudge when we reach a crossroads horses help us find the trail…… The way back to our true selves.’

……… Kim McElroy

I cannot remember a time when I could not see the cosmic beauty within animals. Animals were my closest friends when I was a child and they still send me the gift of guidance. I feel truly blessed to have this experience and would welcome all to see the animals with knowing eyes of the heart. Be still and connect in the stillness. Then see what happens for you. Do this with all animals as often as possible. Then see what happens.

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solitude

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Owls, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on November 21, 2019 at 11:19 am

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Barred Owl

You cannot save people. You can only love them……..Anais Nin

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earthfire

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on November 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm

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To walk the Red Road

is to know you will one day 

cross to the spirit world, 

and you will not be afraid.

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‘snow bird’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on October 20, 2019 at 5:14 pm

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‘The wind is my mother’

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