Divine Nature

Prepare to be inspired! This photo set holds the attention like an ancient monument… too big to grasp with the eyes… yet understood immediately by some deeper consciousness… primordial form… Goddess Incarnate. LOVE!

 

“Albino Boa Constrictor” Portland, Oregon. June 2013 “Snakes symbolizes transformation; shedding of the old and embracing of the new.”

“Albino Boa Constrictor”
Portland, Oregon. June 2013
“Snakes symbolizes transformation; shedding of the old and embracing of the new.”

“This project is a series of images that represents the crossroad where woman meets the divine spirit of nature in the form of animals, and where she embraces it. There’s a long history in shamanic traditions and ancient cultures where humans have imbued themselves with the special qualities that animals have and their relationship to the world. Eating a part of the animal, or wearing a part of the animal, or using the animal as a totem deeply permeates us with their special powers. We want to come back to that state of grace where we are aligned with nature as animals are in the right relationship with their environment.”—Holly Wilmeth

“Olive Ridley Turtle Shell”  Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexico. February 2013 “The turtle symbolizes Mother Earth as well as being well-centered and well-grounded in life.”

“Olive Ridley Turtle Shell”
Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexico. February 2013
“The turtle symbolizes Mother Earth as well as being well-centered and well-grounded in life.”

Learn more about the artist at her website: http://www.hollywilmeth.com

Visit the original article here: Musings: Holly Wilmeth’s Divine Nature | PROOF.

Our Morning Medicine: Day 11

Following up on last week’s post:Ganesh Mantra~Our Morning Medicine.

My 2 year old sun Cielo and I have been meeting each morning to sit with this Mantra. It has been a powerful way for us to bond and re-connect with ourselves after sleeptime. (I recently took private quarters in our home, so we are no longer co-sleeping! A huge step in our personal worlds.) I am finding, with deep gratitude, that co-creating ritual is a most stabilizing force with which we can gently guide ourselves through this transition.

I gravitated spontaneously to Ganesha after having many long conversations with Cielo about Elephants: “BIG” “STOMP” “TRUNK” “ELPHAN”… and after a pretty dramatic play session in which we “Elephant Danced” I felt prompted to look up a Mantra we might incorporate into our time together.

So far it has been very powerful… I had no idea that Ganesh is known as the Obstacle Breaker, or that this Diety is associated with the Root Chakra, which related to survival, physicality, and personal identity.  I have personally experienced deep moments of release as blockages are spontaneously liberated.

Yesterday morning was the first that we skipped our practice, and I ended up having some MAJOR insecurities/nervous energy/distorted self-talk while I was pushing through the finishing touches on my most recent Costume Commission:

https://rainbowbridger.org/2013/05/22/hand-made-by-azrael-oxumare/

I was creating a very powerful little hell for myself… my vibration was so chaotic that I even created a seemingly “unfixable” glitch in my sewing machine. Suddenly, and with no reason, the tension went bananas and I was forced to completely slow down and finish several details by hand! This was excruciating (I had a deadline to meet) but perfect Medicine as I slowly started to connect with my breath and let go of all the nervous mental chatter.

Today, as we met in practice again, I shared my gratitude with this Great Ally Ganesha… for I was able to transform deep shadow yesterday and re-connect with a more embodied sense of being.

OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAHA