The urge to experiment in a different mode was strong and the need to create insatiable. This is the result, a perchance encounter on a blog post, (How About Orange), that drew attention to this very fun programme called Scribbler Too: Mario Klingermann update.
It seems to tie in the year, this deeply contemplative owl, drawing on all around and within to assess and to direct thought and action. Black and white, sunshine and shadow, light and dark, yin and yang, a balance of all that is and all that will be.
At this time we celebrate the light and renewal, the hope that the season promises, and the joy and love it offers. It is said to be a time when the veils are thin between the worlds and when imagination and creativity are empowered; a time of magic and an opportunity for deep insights.
However, the solstice also also leads us to prepare to withdraw, to set goals for the year to come that are the fruits of the heart providing the harvest and the seed for our future actions.
The Solstice reminds us that the frenzy and heat of summer are at a peak and now will start to wind down slowly. Change is all around and it is up to us to implement action for the better and for renewal.
Owl, as Guardian and Wisdom Keeper, is reminding us that we are only guardians of the planet for a very short time and it is up to us to leave it a better place, to care and to protect, to cherish and to heal and to remember that all things are connected.
This very mindful owl, as does every spider web I encounter, brings to mind a message of ancient wisdom, that of Indra’s Net, found in the Veda’s. I have no exact source reference as it is something found many years ago when I was a student at art school, and that period in my life, by now, is also ancient history.
The passage that I refer to often I leave with you as a gift, an inspiration and a powerful reminder.
There is an endless net of threads throughout the Universe.
The horizontal threads are in space : the vertical threads are in time.
At every crossing of the threads there is an individual,
and every individual is a crystal bead.
The Great Light of Absolute Being illuminates and penetrates every crystal bead.
And also every crystal bead reflects not only the light
from every other crystal in the net,
But also every reflection of every reflection throughout the Universe.
(from the Vedas written about 7,000 years ago)
For in reality we are all one and in one another.
May your season be bright and loving and the New Year one of deep peace.