Hey there ,
Today I would like to write some thoughts about my Koi Fish Painting.
I try to send a message to the world with each painting, each mandala, each symbol on my canvas. trying to make people to look beyond the dots.
Like the Lotus Flower , Koi Fish legend gives us a beautiful lesson of Life.
Koi fish are a common symbol, as a representative species or icon for luck and prosperity, in both Chinese culture and Feng Shui.
The history goes way beyond that.
Hieroglyphs , the writing of Ancient Egypt , have been around for thousands of years.They are fascinating to look at, because many of the signs are recognisable as pictures of people , parts of body, animals, birds, insects and plants.
Put together in rows and columns , these symbols form an infinite variety of pattern that were a part of ancient Egyptian art. These hieroglyphs were not just pictures , to those who could ream them , they were a system of writing, stories, love poetry,and above all, magic spells.
The most easily recognised symbol of Ancient Egypt is the Ankh ( a symbol of life) , so frequently used now as charms , pendants.
The Eye of Horus (wedjat) , acted as a protective device in amulets and jewellery, while millions of amulets were made in the shape of the Scarab beetle, a symbol of eternal life and resurrection.
Hieroglyphs were mainly carved into the stone walls of temples and tombs.
To the ancient Egyptians , writing was a gift from the gods. Thoth was believed to have invented writing and so he was the main God of writing.
English is written and read horizontally from left to right, while Arabic is written and read horizontally from right to left. Hieroglyphs could be written and read horizontally in two directions : either from left to right or from right to left. In hieroglyphics were read from top to bottom ( never bottom to top) , either starting with the left-hand or the right-hand column. The direction of writing and reading in both horizontal lines and vertical columns of hieroglyphs depended on the direction in which the hieroglyphs faced.
On my Bastet painting the hieroglyphs are written and read from left to right.
The direction of reading is best taken from “Snake” , “woman face” , “bird” , who is here facing left (although its head is turned to face the reader).
After days of researches and reading some amazing books about Hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt , I have chosen the following combination of hieroglyphs that represent wishes, symbols , expressions to nurture our Spiritual Life.
A lot of us bought at least one time in their life this talisman known as mystic knot, infinity knot or endless knot.
In my opinion is the most famous symbol I have seen in Oriental and Feng Shui Stores.
The mystic knot is also recognised by other names (lucky, love, infinity or never-ending knot) is one of the eight lucky signs of Buddhism. It has this position because of the way it can be twined into a figure “8” without ever having an end point. The number 8 has always been a lucky number for the Chinese due to the fact that saying “8” in Chinese sounds like “fortune”. Because of this reason, this all-round good luck symbol has become an icon for the endless flow of longevity, prosperity, triumph, love and health.
I love 8 :) ... is my Life Path Number and also my Heart's Desire/Soul Number
Apart from being used to encourage longevity and prosperity, it is also commonly used as a symbol of everlasting love, and is therefore used as a gift for couples getting married.
The Endless Knot symbol can be placed on gifts in order to create a favourable link between the giver and receiver of the gift. This symbol will simply act as a reminder of the underlying unification between two or more individuals.
Also, by reminding one’s self and others of the important philosophy of interconnectedness and spiritual consequence, both the giver and receiver can enjoy a small dose of good karma.
The all-seeing eye is a powerful esoteric symbol which is widely misunderstood and misused today; few know what it originally stood for.
When the All Seeing Eye makes an appearance, a lot of people associate it with the Illuminati, with the power and domination, but its original use is quite different.
Many believe that this illuminati symbol actually represents the eye of Lucifer and the supernatural power that flows from his control. We have too much imagination :D
The All-seeing Eye is a powerful esoteric symbol which is widely misunderstood and misused today; few know what it originally stood for. It was originally symbolic of a higher spiritual power or God, a watchful caretaker of humanity or an awakened spiritual part within.
Over time , esoteric symbols that for thousands of years were used to convey positive, helpful, uplifting spiritual messages and principles ,are widely misunderstood and misused today.
The All-Seeing eye is just an example from hundreds of how spiritual symbols have been hijacked and inverted.
In Hinduism and Buddhism an eye represents a spiritual deity being in ancient times.
The Eye-in-pyramid symbol we find it on the front facade of the Hartegbrugkerk Church in Leiden, the Netherlands. The Latin words “Hic Domus Dei est et Porta Coeli” translates to “This is the House of God and the Gateway to Heaven.”
In Christianity, the all-seeing eye or “Eye of Providence” or “Eye of God” has been used as a symbol from at least the 16th century .
No flower can lift someone’s spirits quite like sunflowers. They are bright and cheery, and as warm and inviting as the sweet summer sun.
Sunflowers symbolise adoration, loyalty and longevity. Much of the meaning of sunflowers stems from its namesake, the sun itself. These flowers are unique in that they have the ability to provide energy in the form of nourishment and vibrancy—attributes which mirror the sun and the energy provided by its heat and light.
Sunflowers are known for being “happy” flowers, making them the perfect gift to bring joy to someone’s (or your) day.
It's yellow color signifies vitality and intelligence. It's a symbol of happiness too.
Symbolically, this is spiritually akin to the heart/soul of humankind always seeking and attaining unity with the light of faith and keeping a connection with the Source/God/Goddess of one's own understanding.
Hamsa hand is one of the most ancient amulets used in modern culture.
The symbol has been adopted by diverse communities from different religions who have shared a common understanding of the symbol's meaning - the ability to ward off the evil eye and attract divine protection.
The Hamsa is shaped as a symmetrical five-finger hand with a thumb on each side.
The Hamsa Hand symbol can be found in many places: home blessings, key chains, home décor, Hamsa pendant designs and much more.
With its many names Hamsa, Hamsa Hand (Arabic), Chamsa, Hand of God,Hand of Fatima, Hand of Miriam, Hamesh Hand (Hebrew) to name just a few - the meaning is for the most part the same
Does anyone have Sri Yantra at Home? Where did you place it?
Yantras are beautiful, geometrically precise diagrams with symbolic meaning and potent life supporting vibrational energy from India’s Vedic tradition.
These exquisite pieces of art pulsate with healing magic. As a technology of the sacred, they generate nourishing, life-enhancing energy fields and rectify dissonant spatial energies, both inner and outer. Yantras as archetypal images create sacred space; they embody cosmic divine energies, the Pure Being that we are, radiating into the physical world in which we dwell.
Proper placement of Yantras acknowledges and honors the forces of nature. The impulses of the directions, elements, deities, and planets exert powerful but subtle vibratory effects on our bodies, minds, and emotions. Yantras can help us be in tune with nature so that we have the support of nature rather than the experience of resistance from nature. Yantras used for particular ceremonies, buildings, and gardens. Their sacred symbolism can be constructed on the floor or a wall, incised on metal such as copper or gold, inscribed on rock crystal, or drawn or printed on paper.
What is the Sri Yantra? Why is it so difficult to draw?
Sri Yantra Mandala has been the most difficult geometric pattern I have drawn. If you have ever attempted to draw this figure you already know that it is a lot more difficult to draw than you might have thought at first. The reason for this is mainly because the triangles are interconnected. If you move one, you need to move all the others so that they will intersect properly.
When looking at the figure we notice that there is a high degree of interconnectedness between the nine triangles.
This the main reason why it is so difficult to draw. This means that every triangle is connected to one or more of the other triangles via common points. Changing the location of one of the triangle usually requires changing the size and position of many other triangles.
On my picture -It took 5 hours for me to draw it :) -it shows where the triple intersection points are located. These are the points that lock together the triangles. You can't move one without also moving the others.
This summer while taking a casual walk along the beach, I bought one blue dreamcatcher. I like it a lot and I hang it on the bedroom window. :) Then I said why to not paint one by myself , the symbolic meaning, the sacred geometry and numerology are my source of inspiration ?
Dreamcatchers originate with and are used by Native American Indians. Today they are also promoted as a spiritual tool within the New Age Movement and are popular in mainstream society as a craft and an in-home decoration.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.