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Monday, April 21, 2014

Recipe for Happiness

These are B.O.T.A. Tarot Keys (cards) that I colored using acrylic paint. I was given a large set, 14"Hx11"W, to color for use in the Study Group here in Houston.

B.O.T.A. recommends using the Keys as visual suggestions to the subconscious mind. I am showing you, in this case, a remedy for sorrow, unhappiness, or depression.

First, The Sun shows us the truth about human consciousness. We are the children of the Sun, which is a living entity, whose outer face is our physical Sun. Meditating on this Key will help remind you of who and what  you really are, and you will find the power surging up in you to face the stresses of daily life in the physical realm.

The Fool symbolizes the limitless power at your command every second of every day. He tells your subconscious mind that anything is possible, that you are an expression of the One Will of the Universe. Live, dance, love, laugh. All is as it should be.

Finally, Strength. This Key shows us the power of suggestion, and teaches us that we must have courage to work with the Kundalini, using the subtle means of suggestion. This is a gradual method of working with this powerful force. This method does not require a guru. Dwell on what you want, and see it as a present and vivid reality. It will come into manifestation gradually but inevitably.

Don't worry, be happy. Happiness is our responsibility. Defend yourself against the forces of separation, the manipulation of the various media which pander to fear. Remember you are a child of God, and you are lovable, exactly as you are, and you will blossom.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Let the Gazing Begin

Stick a Fork in It?
I have to look at this painting for some time to be sure it is finished. I like it a lot, and it is very near completion if it is not competed.

Curiouser and Curiouser ...

Constance in Garudasana
Today I asked for guidance, because I was really unsure how to proceed with this painting. It is a complex image, and a lot is going on in it. I changed the colors of the background, added skin and hair tone, and then I decided to change the window panes from greenish-yellow to light cerulean blue. DEAD! was the result. 

I had all that color mixed so I went over Garuda, making him more solid. I was not sure I should do that. However, we still know he is not in the physical plane, somehow. Then I mixed up a light green with a touch of blue in it, and put that in the pane shapes. I like this painting, but it is very odd. It is completely unlike my older work, yet I feel it is true to my process.

This painting is nearing completion. I find it extremely satisfying to work on. Looking at it feeds my soul.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Spiritual Unfoldment Series

Beginning of the Whirlings

Matrix of Matter

As Above So Below

Leaves and Fire

First Breath

Middle Pillar Meditation

Heart Centering


Activation of The Higher Centers

Thousand-Petalled Lotus

Last Breath


If I had been able to make these all vertical or all horizontal, I think the series would be more successful. As it was, it seemed important to get the ideas on paper. Perhaps one day I will make "Touching the Shadow" in a vertical format. I don't know.

Facing the Shadow

Touching the Shadow


Shadow Dancing