Featured Sign – Leo

 Leo BlogWorrell-Spiral-Circle of Life

 

Leo is all about Love, the Heart and the Circle of Life. SO many things come to mind when I think of the Circle of Life, thanks to my Native American training and affection. What a Universe that Idea encompasses! My artist friend, Bill Worrell www.worrell.com gains much of his inspiration for artwork like the Spiral above from the petroglyphs and pictographs found on cave walls the world over. On a recent trip to Tibet, I discovered that it really is the world over. Similar images are found on the Roof of the World as well as in the caves of our lowest deserts here in America, transcending cultural differences in favor of our human similarities. Indigenous people recognized that life is not linear, as modern day society tends to think, but circular.

Leo – a Fire Sign – is about all things circular, including our very breathing, the pumping of our rich, red blood, Life – Death – Life again; the never endingness of it all. . . Fire and Air – the winged ones, circling together all come to life in Brenda Heim’s painting below. www.heimart.com. I am fortunate enough to be an owner of both of these remarkable pieces of art. They touch me so deeply, evoking such visceral response that it can take my breath away . . . but never fear . . . it will cycle back again. 🙂

Heim-Persimmon Swallow-Circle of Life

With artwork like this feeding my Soul on a daily basis, I can face just about anything in the world. I encourage you to find those pieces which nurture you. They are priceless in one’s life.

“You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles and tries to be round. The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours . . . Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.”  — Black Elk, Oglala Sioux holy man