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REVOLUTION by Kiernan Antares

 I had a wonderful opportunity to go to France in the summer of 2013 with my art teacher and a group of women...

I had a strong feeling it was going to be a pivotal point in my life, and indeed it was. Having found my passion of painting, and being very committed to bringing the sacred feminine to the canvas, I had also begun to feel something more calling. I felt France would help me clarify what it was, and again indeed it did. I sensed that there was more than painting calling me to Paris.

One day after lunch, I waited outside of the restaurant for the rest of the group and my heart compass began to vibrate, I turned and saw this structure down the street that looked like a temple. Somehow I knew I had to get there and then I discovered it was the Church of Magdalene and we were going there next.

Yes, oh yes, the minute I walked in I knew this was the reason I was called to Paris. As I meditated Mary began to whisper. However, it was only after painting my internal experience of Her that I began to understand.

She was urging me to allow my dreams to live,
 that they were mine to live.

She spoke to me of the Revolution she led and that we continue, hundreds of years later – to stand in our truth as women and help others do the same.
Revolution painting by the author: Kiernan Antares


Gaze your eyes upon me
and invite your heart to come along too…
Now breathe with me
into the rhythm…

Can you feel it?
Maybe it makes
your heart skip
maybe it strengthens
and fortifies you
maybe it scares you
just a little.

The smoothness… the roughness
the lightness… the darkness
brings balance to chaos.

So tell me dear heart
what do you long for?
deep deep within?

Do you remember
the seed of revolution
you said Yes to?

Within me is within you
the mighty and the wise one
the strength of conviction
to Rise Up
and lead a new era into being.

Kiernan Antares is a visionary artist, poet, and teacher based in Toronto, Ontario whose paintings and writings tell deep and rich stories through contemporary symbolism that offer healing, hope, and empowerment for the feminine soul ~ the heart of the world that has been suppressed in each of us, but is now re-awakening and emerging as a powerful force of love and wisdom. "It is my hope that something in my art will create a tiny explosion in your heart and that you will see that something, that Sacred Feminine Soul you’ve hungered for all along as a woman. She lives within you, She calls to you ~ to remember and awaken." You may connect with Kiernan via her website here, or find her on Facebook. 

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