What do you think being awake means? A little talk about Spiritual Awakenings.
In this video (link below) I talk about the idea of being spiritually awake or awakening. I touch on many different ideas about what this may mean in different philosophies and world views, including Christianity (John 3:3) talks about being ‘born again’ and how this relates to the Holy Spirit and the heavenly realms, especially the Kingdom of God, the awakening of the third eye and the Kundalini spirit and the 9 Chakras, Jewish mysticism, the Tree of Life and the 10 nodes and Norse mythology and the symbolism of the 9 realms residing in the branches and roots of the world tree Yggdrasil and the significance of the Rainbow bridge and the wells.
Another video done. I know I have done 3 videos in quite quick succession but that’s just because I was making them all at the same time. It will probably be a while until my next one. But please watch, like, subscribe and share guys, especially my closer friends and family – I need your support. Thank you. And if you feel so inclined – comment on here or more importantly on You Tube – positive comments only please!
I am posting the first video in a series that will be me talking about dreams. Hope you like it guys. Please share it around and subscribe to my You Tube channel. If you know me, you know I am into my dreams. I will follow up with a video on dreams in general soon. This one has me telling you about a dream I had yesterday (Friday 24-01-2020). It’s also a pleasant little walk along the promenade looking at a local landmark.
Welcome to the new me – writing more, painting more and blogging and vlogging more. Please help me to embrace this new chapter in my life by liking, subscribing to my new look You Tube channel and sharing my endeavours. Please let me know what you want me to blog and vlog about and then sit back and enjoy.
Please note, there is a couple of very small glitches between 3 and 4 minutes in the video but it doesn’t affect the content of the video so please just wait for it to clear and carry on watching. It took me so long to get the video up that I didn’t want to risk not having it at all. And hopefully I will have ironed out all the glitches by the time I upload my next video, which should follow within a week.
When I was 14 I wrote this little poem; I think many a teenager with your typical teenage angst will relate, and maybe a few adults as well: –
Why am I here on this planet of ours?
Why do I do what I do?
How come I make the choices I make?
Which door do I go through?
How did I get here?
Why was I born?
How do I know if I’ll see the next dawn?
How can I hear?
How can I see?
What is the reason?
And why am I me?
The questions we ask
we must answer ourselves,
if we can’t find them,
wait till life tells…
Well 32 years later and life has taught me a lot, but my life never made sense until I found Jesus or rather he found me; and all the confusion, fear, doubt and anxiety was washed away.
Today at church we had a guest speaker – Thomas Fretwell, and he spoke on the subject of identity. His book “Who am I” is next on my reading list – in today’s confusing world, not only do individuals suffer with identity crises but society does too. There are so many World views, philosophies, gurus, voices…
I know the voice I listen to – do you?
My identity is as a child of God. If you want to explore who you are and do a little soul searching, maybe this is a good time and place to start.
I realise that I haven’t updated for a while, so I just thought I would add this post to show some of my new paintings. I will also be adding a post about an Arts exhibition that I was involved in recently, so please look out for that.
A while back I posted about a dream that I had and posted what I thought God was speaking to me about in it. You can look back at that post if you would like; it was entitled “The Reluctant Time traveller and the Orange tree in the Garden.” Just click the link below, read and come back here…
Eventually I was inspired to paint some imagery from this dream. So here it is; it is entitled “God the Gardener.”
I was also at that time looking at Genesis. So another painting I have completed recently is entitled “The Fall” and as you can see it is Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Lastly I want to share my most recent painting entitled “Blue Jay and Jacaranda” and it also was inspired by a dream; this was a dream that I had many years ago, over 20 years ago in fact. In that dream I was actually shown a little blue bird in the Tree of Life, which had every fruit possible in it ( I didn’t include the fruit in this painting but it had the feeling of the bird in the tree. ) In the dream the bird told me what fruit to eat to bring me healing. And it did heal me.
So, a little while ago I was ill with a strange vertigo bug and after having healing at church, which led to me being on the floor with the Holy Spirit working in my head ( my eyes behind my closed lids were going nineteen to the dozen and I knew God was healing me.) This wasn’t an immediate healing, although I had no dizziness the next day, I did still have it on and off for a while but I definitely felt the healing. But after this healing I was reminded of the dream and took the fruit I had been told to have in that dream as part of my healing. Then I painted this picture.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at some of my new paintings and as you can see they are all very much to do with God the Gardener, who once walked with us in a garden that he created just for us! He walked with us and talked with us and gave us the job of looking after the garden and everything in it.
Unfortunately we let sin into the garden which polluted it. One day we will be given permission to eat from the actual tree of life once more; God really does want to walk and commune with us again as it was in the beginning.
That snake Satan may have reached out to bruise the heel of Man but Jesus, though bruised has crushed that snake’s head once and for all and he will not enter the garden again. I for one cannot wait to walk up that golden path and reach out to pluck the fruit from the tree of life and spend an eternity communing with God -my creator who from the beginning had amazing plans for us, his beloved children.
Wow! We just cannot imagine the amazing things in store for us in the garden our Heavenly Father has prepared for us.
Hi everyone. Thank you to those loyal few who always follow my few and far between posts on here. I would just like to post this video, as an end to the little Psalms series I presented to my church of 4 poems and 4 paintings after spending a lovely time in God’s presence through the Psalms. Please enjoy my recitations and please share.