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LADY WISDOM by Kiernan Antares

Sophia... Sophia...  I am contemplating on courage as that was part of my prayer for my latest painting.

I am feeling that it's not courage we seek to deal with what life brings us, but rather, courage to look within: to see what we are holding on to, our own follies and dysfunctions, and the courage to release them!

Because it is in the release that an unknown world/life lays beyond and that is what we fear. Painting is my spiritual practice, a way to explore my inner worlds and be who I wish to be in the world.
My ‘Lady Wisdom’ painting is certainly not what I imagined She would be, but then no painting ever is. She has a delicious message and maybe just maybe, you'll do as She asks
 
Lady Wisdom

Ah… the shimmering light
illuminates
the Me within me
the You within you
the World within the world.

The translucent rainbow colours
dance,
weaving in and around,
dipping and swirling,
down and down and down
and up and up and up.

Beckoning the wild woman
naked and free.

Oh yes… She emerges
giving birth to herself anew
from the deep dark abyss
to the light of day.

Come!
Sing and dance
and moan in ecstasy
with me.

Throw back your head
and let loose
wildly

Into Infinite Bliss…
                                                The land of Lady Wisdom.
~


As an artist, and one who is often reclusive I really want to step out of my comfort zone and become visible more often - this is a scary thing, to share things that are close to my heart out in the world. Maybe you can relate? Well, because a lot of you have really enjoyed seeing photos of my paintings as they progress and Lady Wisdom is really so raw, with her soul layers left bare for all to see, She beckoned and I decided to create a little video this time just for you. I hope you enjoy seeing how She began and how She evolved into the wild woman She is…




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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