A BRAND NEW watercolor and ink Animals of Inspiration illustration for you all this morning!
I always go into a new illustration by asking 1) which animal wants to come through, and 2) what the most important message might be for right now. HERE is this morning's result:
JUST BE to SHINE.
BEing is really all we need to do. BEing meaning full presence. Fully grounded. Emanating our truth as energetic leaders, as Veronica & Eloheim would say. That emanation is our individual SHINING. YOU are a beacon, just be BEing YOU.
This may seem "ordinary," but it's more than that. It's letting go of the striving, letting go of the constant goal-setting and list-making that "manifestation experts" advocate. LETTING GO. And letting yourself BE. Sounds simple, right? Because your simplicity, your purity, is what is NEEDED in this world. Your honesty and authenticity of self expression.
Just by BEing, you are SHINING. Know that you are loved AS YOU ARE.
Some additional wisdom and energy carried in this illustration:
I intuitively used two especially potent pigments from the Daniel Smith (my FAVORITE watercolor company) Primatek "Paint with the Earth" series, where they grind up ACTUAL GEMSTONES AND MINERALS to make their watercolors! In this illustration, among the other gorgeous pigments, I used Blue Apatite Genuine and Bloodstone.
After I intuitively use a pigment, I'll often look up the additional energy it carries, and these two are absolutely lovely:
Known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. It clears away confusion, apathy or negativity, then, stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good. It is a Stone of Manifestation, promoting a humanitarian outlook and service to others. Blue Apatite is a deeply spiritual stone with a cleansing influence on the aura, especially in the mental body - the vibratory level associated with psychic perception and paranormal abilities.
Called the Sun Stone, and later Christ’s Stone, its energy carries the purity of blood and inherently speaks of life and birth, vitality and strength, passion and courage. As a talisman it is both mystical and magical, and its virtues are protective and nurturing. It provides a mental boost when motivation is lacking, and can revitalize the mind and body if you are exhausted. Bloodstone stimulates dreaming and heightens intuition. It is marvelous for increasing creativity and cultivating a project from the idea stage through to actualization. It encourages blessings and prosperity.
So HOLY COW, let yourself SWIM in the energies of this illustration!
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If you want to amplify the energy in this illustration, you can download a higher res image from Dropbox. Use as you please; I only ask that you credit me and my soul work. :)