Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Lady Washes her Face

We are at one of my favorite 'cross quarter' points, halfway between Winter Solstice & Spring Equinox; Imbolc; when the goddess washes her face, and all is made fresh & new. 
She Stands Between the Worlds
I'm busy preparing some of my ladies to take to my friend's Yoga Studio for the First Friday Art & Wine Walk. 

'She Stands Between the Worlds' was painted a year & 1/4 ago, at Hallows, (another cross-quarter) & is one of my favorites. She recently came home again, after being on display at a shop downtown.
I'll also offer a little Red Thread Class on making Joyful affirmation cards or a Valentine Card. 
I spent some time today making up some artsy biz. cards, as I still need to order some 'real ones;' (these are sometimes more fun!) I also updated my website this week - adding a page for classes & events.

Biz Muse
This cross-quarter is a good time for a bit of cleaning & decluttering inside, for lighting candles and saying prayers; and  a time I like to do a 'Land Clearing & blessing.'

My flower Essence friend Molly Sheehan of Green Hope Farm Essences shared this process several years ago, & I share it with her permission. She feels the more people who do this in harmony with their bit of land, the better! She has had several experiences where bad weather was avoided or diverted, after being nudged by the angels to do this clearing every day.

** Imagine the boundaries of the land you wish to clear (you may want to have a map of your property, if it's larger, & may be guided to clear it in sections. 
If you're in an apartment, clear your own space, imagining the grounding cord of the apt going into the earth below you, & clear the land surrounding the apt. Invite guidance for what best suites your circumstances!

Energy Cleansing Process
Find a quiet & comfortable place to center yourself. In the beginning, you'll want to be in the garden/ on the land you're clearing.
"Ask for assistance from:
The Overlighting Deva of the piece of land you want to clean. This being from the Angelic realm holds the divine plan for this piece of land. (Deva is a Sanskrit word meaning 'being of Light')
Angels Overlighting the land. They work with the Deva
The Elementals of the land. These are the beings who bring land into form & then hold it there so we can live in a physical world. Gnomes for the Earth element, Undine with water, Sylphs work with air, & Salamanders with fire.
Pan, Head Elemental of Earth (one friend calls Pan the 'CEO of Nature')
Any Ascended Master of God realized being who is connected with you or this piece of land. There may or may not be any connected, depending on the piece of land. (You can always invite the presence of the Ascended Master Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, Quan Yin, St Germain, & other Masters with whom you you feel connected.)
Deva of the Earth's atmosphere, Lunaria
Deva of the Earth's surface, Sapphalo
Deva of the sun in the center of the Earth, Darndella
Our Sun, Helios & Vesta.
"After you call in this group, ask them to CLEANSE, CLEAR, RE-BALANCE & ILLUMINATE the land you are clearing.
"You can visualize all the negativity being removed from the land both below & above the ground. You can visualize yourself or an angel holding a sword (Michael/Michaella) cutting all the negativity free, perhaps spinning in a circle holding the sword out; or you can imagine a big gyroscope whirling & cleansing. The image only needs to work for you.  
"If visualization doesn't come easily , it's OK. The land will still be cleansed because you have asked to have it done. Close the session with a thanks to everyone involved.
"This is the bare bones of a process. Over time you will probably develop your own individual approach. For example, you may get to know the names of the Deva & Angels of the land. You may get shown a process that will improve on this one. You may get asked to do several pieces of land. Thank you for doing this service."

~ Violet Transmuting Flame ~
** I also like to imagine a hedge of roses (think Brier Rose) with portals of violet flame at the entrances, clearing folks' energy as they enter or leave. (The Violet flame can TRANSMUTE denser feelings, actions, deeds, karma, etc. into a higher vibrational frequency) 
At times I erect a golden pyramid above my property (rectangular here; or a violet bubble - check in & see if any images come! I also occasionally clear the public areas in my town, as I figure any place someone can drop litter, I can do a little 'clean up,' with the intention being to bring safety & balance for the community. I live a few blocks from the High School, & bless the kids who walk by daily.
Molly and others who are sensitive to land energy feel that nature 'holds energy' of events that happen nearby, and will gladly release that energy to its own evolution when invited to do so. We live on a 'free will' planet, so we need to ask for this to be done. 

I have at times felt something that happened on a piece of land - decades ago, the landlord had our back lot mowed, (right after we'd scythed around the garden) - & the employee mowed our garden! As we drove back to town, I was napping while my husband drove,... I suddenly sat bolt upright & said 'They mowed the garden!' ... 
We were blocks from home - but when we arrived, sure enough!! We had several perennial herbs in one area - all gone. I was SO sad! If I had known this process at the time, I'd have used it! (I did write a letter to the landlord, and we were given a check to reimburse us for the loss of the perennial plants!)

If this feels harmonious, any time you feel vulnerable, are concerned about weather or safety, take a few moments to do this process. It helps to have quick name for the clearing: you may simply invite 'Devas, Angels & guides of land clearing, please CLEANSE, CLEAR, RE-BALANCE & ILLUMINATE this land!' 
I have a little slip of paper with that phrase up on my fridge.

Imbolc Blessings, & Happy Paint Party Friday!


Clare Lloyd said...

Super art. Happy PPF

Nadya said...

Thank you, Clare!

sirkkis said...

Great. Love the goddess, gorgeous.
Happy PPF ♥

Laila said...

She is beautifully done, and I love the colors used.

Linda Kunsman said...

they are both so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the cleansing information too! Cleanse clear re-balance and illuminate-I really love that. Happy PPF!

Janet said...

Beautiful painting!!

Giggles said...

Beautiful face!!

Hugs Giggles

DVArtist said...

she is truly beautiful. Wonderful post.

Ayala Art said...

Spring weather started already where I live... happy PPF!

Gloria j Zucaro said...

I really like your symbolic art and the explanations. They feel very warm and comforting.