This is part of a series of articles that dig behind the symbolism and the story in my pieces of art. They are not ultimate truths, but more of guideposts to open up the communication between you, me and the art.
This is the sword of truth, the eye of justice.
It indicates the power we all have inside us - the laser-sharp sword of intuition and inner built mechanism of truth and honesty. It guides us to a life of potent dignity and pride, stemming from the value of truth for our spirits.
So what does this really mean then? We all have this ability to know the truth and make the right decisions, but often most we do not. And mostly we sure hell have no idea what is the truth for us. It can seem like everything is hidden behind a thick fog.
1. Choosing to be blind to the truth
This is where we cover our vision for truth. It is when we choose not to see. The reasons can be many - the fear to face the pain, fear to face the fears, a shame of our circumstances, shame of ourselves, fear of facing the reality, fear of change. Facing the truth requires us to stand up to our true power. It requires us to stand up in dignity and act in the manner of pride and honesty. It can mean going through uncomfortable feelings, conflicts and fears.
When we live our lives with our blindfolds on, we compromise our truth, we compromise our spirit. It can feel like your life is in a constant misalignment and unbalance - where no matter what you do to try to "fix things" everything stays the same. It is when a difficult situation, drama or theme keeps on revolving over on over in your life. It's like being in a loop that never ends, and you have no way out.
Sometimes we choose not to see, because something hurt us in the past and we were not able to fully digest the experience. It maybe happened when we felt unsafe and insecure. It is a way to protect ourselves, a defense mechanism. In some situations it might be useful for our systems to have this shield of protection, but if it stays on it starts to grow in it's size. It is our blind spot - things we keep on doing over and over without realizing it's full consequences. And even when we might logically know it is not good for us, we still can't stop ourselves from doing it - without knowing why. That is where we sabotage ourselves.
Even though the warrior in the picture is blindfolded, it doesn't mean she is blind. It tells about two things - the blind spot and also the ability to see with the body.
2. The body is an intuitive antenna
I sometimes have thought that my body is like my third eye. I literally feel like I can see and sense things with my body, without my physical eyes. This is what it means that we don't need our eyes to see. Our whole body is an intuitive eye - the more that we tune into our bodies and learn to be present for it, the more we can receive messages from it. And it is telling them all the time. It is like a constant feedback machine - what ever you do, your body reacts to it.
Food and eating is a really simple example of this. When ever you eat something, your body feels something afterwards. Do you feel groggy, tired, bloated, or energetic and purring after a meal? Those are all messages of intuitive honesty from your body. How about social interactions - what does your body feel in different social situations? How do you feel among the people you work with, live with, spend time with? Do you feel drained, afraid, confused, tight, tense, or supported, warm, peaceful?
It is a constant communication that happens between you and your spirit. Your body is like an antenna that messages you all the time, so you can act on ways that align with it's true needs. It is not a black and white story of "good and bad", it is a dance of life, dance of decisions and actions. Do your actions align with your truth? When we ignore the messages of our intuition and body things start to gear out of balance.
3. Intuition cuts through the veil of disguise
It is a decision to deny ourselves from seeing the truth. We disguise ourselves from what really is surrounding us. It is a way of not having to face the world. Or your problems. Or difficult situations, difficult people. We think that it is safe to us. But here we actually harm our inner ability of judgement and decision making. We start to avoid the things that make us feel difficult - we go around it like a cat avoids water. This feels like living in constant low pressure area, where you're waiting for the storm to arise.
4. It is often closer than you think
When talking about a blind spot, we don't usually have to search very far. We are most often blinded to the things that are most near to us. We choose not to see the very things in front of our eyes. It is like our eyes becoming lazy - where we kind of look around but we don't really see.
My grandmother used to say "Look with your eyes, not with holes" if I was searching for something and didn't find it. Altho then it felt a bit annoying, there actually is great depth of truth in it. This tells about the very thing that happens when we just switch "automate gear" on in our lives, where we push on without really even realizing what is happening.
What happens when start to use our sword of intuition, the eye of truth, is that we become aware of what is really happening in our lives. We start to see things for what they really are, not what we try to disguise them to. We accept the truth for what it is. We allow ourselves to see the truth. And seeing the truth is all about receiving. We receive what is real, we are not trying to make it into something, do some sort of hoax to avoid the discomfort.
It takes up a little bit of your courage. It does ask you step into your full upright posture. It calls for your pride, it calls for your dignity. But the reward is great, it is priceless. We start to live with more intention and awareness, with more respect towards ourselves and the worlds. We stop sabotaging ourselves. We start to carry mindful responsibility of our actions. We learn to accept, love and embrace.
Affirmations for this artwork:
I am ready to see the truth behind the fog.
I cut through the veil of disguise with my sword of truth.
I can sense the truth with my skin.
I know what is true to me.
My body knows the truth.
My sword of justice is sharp and accurate.
I start to see more and more every minute.
How does this speak to your spirit? Did you receive some thoughts related to this artwork or article? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear your insights.
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