Thursday, April 10, 2014

MOTHER CREATOR, MOTHER MYSTERY, ME: Outward realities coming to symbolize internal being

MOTHER CREATOR, MOTHER MYSTERY, ME. This image comprises four stages in my life (maybe more). The background is Chinese language homework from the 1980's when I was in my twenties. The snake imagery began developing in my late twenties and early thirties because of transformational dreams I was having. These dreams were the impetus that took my creative expression from writing poetry to expressing the metaphors into visual images. Then in my forties when I began my travels in Australia (a total of five months), I imbibed with great thirst the snake imagery in the creation myths of the people indigenous to that continent. And in my fifties, the influx of female students from the Middle East began to attend classes at the Language Institute where I taught English. These women dressed in hijabs became symbols for the mystery I had yet to explore in my life. Today, I am combining all of these symbols together in one image. What does it mean to me? (Art by Hallelujah Truth)
Hallelujah for ACTS OF CREATION! Hallelujah for the MOTHERS in our lives and for how they cared and nurtured us to adulthood. Hallelujah for the way in which outward realities become internal symbols...eternally....
MOTHER CREATOR AND ME. I am represented by the four-petalled flower, a mystery in itself. More shall be explored about the four-petalled flower in future blog posts. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)
SHE, EARTH SNAKE, uncoiled, stretching, opening her body. Sweet water seeped into the spaces between her long sinewy flesh. SHE brought rain. SHE brought the rhythm of life—stirred the wind, started the tides and currents. SHE holds the climates and seasons in her tail…(see the source of my poetry below).
MOTHER MYSTERY. Open hands receiving the unknown, Mother Mystery is fearless. She says with her eyes, "Trust ME." (Art by Hallelujah Truth)
All events, in their passing leave traces…

Those experiences we have in our lives are there waiting to be reviewed, transformed, released, shared....

That's Coffee with Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me and tell me about your MOTHER and what you internalized about the eternal. What will you transform, release and share?

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: (SOURCES)  Information about the Australian Aboriginal creation story about the Rainbow Serpent was found in the book, Yorro Yorro: Everything Standing Up Alive, by Mowaljarlai and Jutta Malnic.  This quote about "all events" was a part of the 1993 Chris Handran’s essay for Susan Faraday’s “Remember Me,” an installation at the Institute for Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, 2001-2002)

1 comment:

  1. Wow...this blog is really insightful...I have read it several times and still am learning a bit more about you when I do...I love that you point out how all events leave 'traces'...I had never really thought deeply of my life in quite that way before...Following Tony and his writings has also made me think more about the traces we all leave...Thank you both for giving life and the passing of life more meaning.