Does anyone else pick-up bird feathers when out walking about? I like to think feathers find their way on my path to let me know I am being guided and protected as I move about in my day. Anyway, I bring them home to use as tools in making marks in my paintings. I had collected a lot!
I googled the spiritual meaning of feathers, and this is what astrofame.com said: “Feathers are carriers of energy, and depending on their colors, they symbolize hope, love, balance, energy, etc. A feather is a symbol of the protection and benevolence of an angel. Finding a feather on the ground means you are sharing a privileged moment with the higher power who watches over you and guides you.
What do you know? I was kind of correct in my thinking!
Sitting on my balcony in the quiet of the morning, I saw in the distant pine tree several birds sitting up on the high branches, singing a morning song. I am sure it was for me! An idea for a way to use all those feathers I had collected entered my mind, and this is the art that came forth.
Feathers made the tree!
When deciding on a name for this painting, I thought of HunterGirl's song "Red Bird." I love this song. I borrowed the title for this painting. I hope HunterGirl doesn't mind!
HunterGirl - Red Bird (BTS Visualizer) - YouTube
Noah's Ark Metaphysical Thoughts:
Definitions are from The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.
It has a hyperlinked ASV Bible. I love reading bible stories for their metaphysical interpretations rather than their literal meanings. I can put myself in any story and learn something about myself and my consciousness when I read the stories metaphysically.
Noah’s Ark symbolizes the spiritual part of oneself, built in the midst of the flood of error. One builds one’s ark on the scientific understanding of the wisdom, presence, and power of God. The ark is built upon the affirmations of what one is in Spirit.
Noah typifies the consciousness at rest in God. The 3 sons of Noah represent states of mind. Shem typifies the spiritual. Ham typifies the physical, and Japheth typifies the intellect or reason.
Noah took his wife, their sons and their wives, and of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort “male and female” the positive and negative activities of life in the organism. One affirms Spirit as in all, as primal essence.
Flood- Man, having free choice to open his mind to divine intelligence and KNOW the creative law, or he can work out his character through blind experimentation or reliance on his own understanding. When we choose the later, we are sure to create error, and we can transgress the divine law to the last limit and a great reaction sets in. This is “the flood.”
A spiritual assessment of living through a flood could be judged from our humanity as awful and undesired. And it can also be seen as an opportunity to inquire and learn claiming “all things work together for good.” Without the flood, we might not look deeply at those things in our consciousness that are in error.
We have a choice! There is no judgement either way. We grow our souls in all experiences.
Gratitude for the jewels I used in these two paintings, donated by Jon Erb.
Lisa Tousignant is a local artist in Broomfield, Colorado. She considers herself an intuitive and experimental, abstract artist working in acrylic and mixed mediums.