The Golden Egg

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Blog, Pictogram Blogs | 0 comments

The Golden Egg

This pictogram of the primordial universal egg symbolically encapsulates the birth of creation.  When the evolutionary and retrogressive forces interact and separate from the universal field, they birth an egg-shaped energetic envelope containing the blueprints of the four kingdoms of nature. When this archetypal symbol arises in our dreams or on the inner planes of our personal awareness, it is a messenger of great importance and holds a promise of rebirth, hope, and new possibilities. At a personal level, this symbol is associated with becoming responsive to the impersonal creative currents of creation when “my will” surrenders to “Thy Will”.  This transition is also associated with the emergence of the Balanced Mind of the Soul and stepping into ones rightful place of service, as a natural expression of all that we...

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Death of the Human Heart

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Death of the Human Heart

The portrayed struggle between the two men in this pictogram gives us a sense of the energy behind the intense inner battle between the higher and lower aspects of our psyche. Even though this battle might be experienced as life falling apart, the struggle is safely contained within the circle, symbolically representing the Soul. While engaged in battle, the man extends a hand and draws down the sword of higher Wisdom and Knowledge. With focussed intent, he uses the sword to pierce the human heart.  As the human heart, an organ symbolically representing love and compassion, gives its last fluttering beat, the Phoenix opens it’s wings and reveals the higher wonders of the vast consciousness’ universes of Light beyond this world. This pictogram of the drama of our self-inflicted death is imprinted into the very chemistry of our being.  It is also a clear reminder that there is a difference between simply believing and becoming experimentally awakened to the higher consciousness planes. Ultimately, what is important is not the Knowledge and Wisdom that we attain, but how that Knowledge and Wisdom becomes an active part of our daily...

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The Universal Mother Receives

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The Universal Mother Receives

The following pictogram is, in essence, a drawing explaining our receptive capacities.  Please study the full picture in some detail  On a universal level, the feminine principle is associated with the womb of matter represented by the red female form, and the ascending virgin birth of one’s Divine nature pictured as the newly born baby at the top of the picture. In essence, the feminine principle represents instinctual knowingness and the substance in which the embryo child is seeded and nurtured to gestation. The lower correspondences are those of motherhood, receptivity, the hidden inner light and the right side of the brain. The pentagram or five-pointed star symbolises the lower self, or the human will and the ability to control the elements of air, fire, water and earth. When it points towards the earth, the energy is earth directed but when pointed upwards, the energy is directed heavenward. In the case of this particular pictogram, it points towards the soul, represented as the golden orb in the woman’s hands. Thus the lower mind recognises the greater wisdom of the soul. The soul, in turn, finds itself in front of yet a greater splendour and surrenders its creative impulse to this Light. This is the Light of Spirit symbolically represented by the golden capstone, the holy of holies that is beyond space and time. In the next blog, I will be focusing on the masculine aspect.  These two are yin and the yang of our Being, and they are to be understood in relationship to one another. Working with our receptive capacities means that we can rely directly on our inner guidance for information.  We all have this capacity. It’s inherent in who we are, and the challenge is to engage in practices that strengthen this...

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The Universe is Infinitely Nurturing

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The Universe is Infinitely Nurturing

  Not all things in life can be anticipated, and the experience of this drawing took me by surprise.  At the beginning of 2003, I received this intuitive drawing. I remember looking down in total disbelief at the image which I had “accidentally” drawn while I was connected to a feeling of deep peace and serenity.  I suddenly heard, or should I say felt, the words “The Universe is infinitely nurturing” unfold from within me. This statement about a nurturing universe was not a reflection of my life experience at the time. In fact, it was a challenge to all that I held true.  The whole experience was confusing, and it left me with more questions than answers. To feel whole one has to nurture the inner child, just like a mother lovingly tends to the needs of her young child.  This restores the inner child to its natural state of innocence so that it can be a resource within. But in the context of the word “universe”, I understand that it is evoking a universal, rather than an individual, community or global application. The universe is commonly defined as the totality of existence, including all planets, stars, galaxies, the content of intergalactic space and all matter and energy. The observable universe alone is estimated to be 46 billion light years in radius.  The claim that the universe is infinitely nurturing is, therefore, immense. From this, I concluded that I was being challenged to explore the relationship between creation and the creator.  Do you experience this relationship as nurturing?  I would welcome to hear your thoughts on this...

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We are inherently conflicted

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

We are inherently conflicted

As a therapist and scholar of the Consciousness Sciences, the depth of our inherently conflicted nature and the strength and complexity of these involutionary and evolutionary forces, fascinates me. Where others joined peace movements, my intuitive response has been to study myself so that I might bring my inner house in order and learn the skills to support others through the same process. It has not been an easy journey as I soon realized that even the most wounded parts of me did not give up their domain easily.  Unresolved identities and primitive impulses are always there, hiding behind the thin mask of our well construed and sophisticated social facades. The turning point in my journey came when I started to embrace these inner battles. I started to engage playfully with this game of opposites.  In my mind’s eye, I transformed the critical, judgmental, loving, sensitive and spiritual parts of me into caricatures.  The rebellious, angry strong and outrageous parts of me all conjured up their unique personas.  The primitive, happy, frivolous and indulgent parts were not left out either, and I remained open to new aspects that were as yet unnamed.  Over time I started feeling more stable as I became ever more creative in reconciling the inner squabbles and inner battles of my psyche. It was only then that I paused to reflect.  Which part of me was doing the reconciling? If such conflicting elements are a part of our human nature, they must serve a greater purpose.  In nature there is no design without intelligence, so even our inherently conflict inner nature must serve in some way. For me, the awareness of the many inner aspects and the full experience of the force of this inner battle strengthened my connection with the part that was directing and witnessing the struggles.  This aspect is commonly known as the Observer but in my more playful mind’s eye I called it the Inner Mediator. As a caricature, my Inner Mediator resembles a serious judge with three hands.  In each hand, he holds an item. The first is a sharp sword for protection, the second a fairy wand that can inspire and the last is a pen that records my experiences.  Over time, this the identity of this Inner Mediator caricature has been changing, but the events that triggered this process I will share at another...

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Follow the Icon Painting Process

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Blog, Healing Blogs, Pictogram Blogs | 2 comments

Follow the Icon Painting Process

This is the sketch for the pictogram showing the three women at the cross.  This sketch was drawn in under a minute.  I include it as an example of what the images looked like before I transferred them to boards and painted them in colour.  Every pictogram has a life of it’s own and the colours used are very significant.

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