With the addition of shading to the purple sections I’m done with giving the background all of its dimensional look. I have to say, I’m really excited about how this is going.
My painting progress:
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In the process of painting the purple sections today, the rabbit with a blue cotton tail appeared! (image #5) What a cute surprise. I decided to explore the meaning of this animal totem.
From Shamanic Journey about “Rabbits”:
Rabbits are guides into the shadow world, where our personal fears lie. When the rabbit shows up it is time to examine those deep reflexive fears that hold you back from growing. Do you keep bounding for the safety of your old patterns every time something new or challenging presents itself? If the answer is yes, the rabbit asks you to face your fears with compassion for yourself. You must accept that it is part of human nature to feel fear at times, but also believe that our fears need not paralyze our growth and movement.
Rabbit medicine is also very positive, showing us how to attract love, abundance, health, and a warm, dry burrow. We are guided to move through fear, living by our own wits, receiving hidden teachings and intuitive messages, quick thinking, strengthening intuition, and paradox. Rabbit represents humility, being quiet and soft and not self-asserting. If you see Rabbit…this may be a sign for you to wait for the forces of the universe to start moving again, to stop worrying and to get rid of your fears. Rabbit always indicates a need to re-evaluate the process you are undergoing, to rid yourself of any negative feelings or barriers, and to be more humble.
Duly noted. Thank you, Rabbit.
Read about the “Behomian Sunset” Mandala as this week’s Mandala of the Week.
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