Becoming Wise Like a Serpent

This is one of the Poems and Collage Images from the Avalon Grail Code Oracle that I am currently working on. I am finding that I never really understand the encoded Messages created by the combining of a Poem with an Image until I start to write about them. Creativity really is a mysterious process!

Pearls of Possibility

Your pearls of possibility

Could be trampled into dust

Your path lost in distraction

Or betrayed by misplaced trust

Look out for the traps of glamour

The snares of lies and deceitCollage. Blessing from Mother Earth

The raping of divine intention

That leaves you incomplete

Treasure the keys to your Knowing

The Serpent-fire in your bones

Your Dreams are sacred music

Your Song is a library of tones.

Focus on becoming more aware of the ways that your Body’s intuitive, gut reactions can help you fine tune and validate the guidance and wisdom of your direct knowing

Being grounded in the sensory physicality of your Body gives you a greater awareness of the instinctive, gut feelings of your body’s natural responses while, at the same time, providing you with a growing appreciation of the influences of the different kinds of subtle energies around you.

These subtle dynamics can be both positive and negative; creative and fulfilling or wasteful of your time, efforts or other resources. These sorts of influences can even be harming or damaging. This is why it is important to have greater awareness and discernment of these kinds of influences at this time because they are colouring or shaping your interactions with others in ways which may not always be beneficial to you.

Become Wise like a Serpent

As the greater spectrum of human relationship dynamics are revealed it is important to stay aware of the sacred connection or bond between your Soul-Self and the sacred consciousness of Mother Earth because this is the touchstone or bedrock of why you have chosen, on the Soul level, to be alive at this time. This sacred connection is the source of your growing sense of how to be wise to the ways of the world without losing sight of your dedication to your personal spiritual principles. You are learning more about how to honour all paths without giving your personal pearls of wisdom away to those who are not yet able to respect their value.

© All Rights Reserved Mano Mannaz 2015

Getting Ready for my Journey with Goddess Art and Poetry Exhibition

The last few months I have been very busy getting the Artwork and Poetry finished for an Exhibition opening later this month. The New Year unexpectedly brought a flurry of new Collage Images and then I was offered the chance of displaying them at the Blue Cedar Print Works in Glastonbury. This sort of opportunity doesn’t happen very often so I bit the bullet as it were and said ‘yes please!’

Avalon’s Loom of Becoming                                                               

My wet feet follo1. Avalon's Loom of Becomingw a rabbit path             

After the storms of night

Morning’s mist raising dawn

In a tapestry of light

Avalon’s Loom of Becoming

Weaving time and space with soul

Her Dragon Fires and Sacred Springs      

The treasures for making whole.

Each of the 10 Collage images is linked with a Poem which offers a Grail Path Message. As usual there is more to do than I first expected but the good news is that I am sharing the exhibition space with David Stone of Gurumarketing fame and this makes it a much less daunting a prospect. We decided on the Title of ‘Journey with the Goddess’ because we both a deep connection with Avalon’s Sacred Landscape and we both use Vision Path/Journey techniques as a part of our Spiritual practice.

Avalon Grail Code Collage

I will never forget making my first Collage in the summer 2009. I had been using various mindfulness practices for many years but that summer I was feeling so stuck and depressed that none of the usual techniques were working. My first Collage was made from materials immediately to hand – a selection of pictures from a local newspaper. I chose a set of images just because they grabbed my attention. When completed, my picture surprised me but somehow, this first Collage succeeded in giving a clear voice to the personal issues that were bothering me.

Messages in Picture Form

I quickly made more Collages with pictures from old magazines. It was easy, it was costing me next to nothing and it was fun. As if by magic, inner doorways were opening and forgotten realms of renewed creativity were being unlocked. Each picture was acting as a dreamlike image that could be explored like an imaginary gateway or window. By the end of that summer, with just some old magazines and a Pritt-stick, I was on my way to a real sense of greater wellbeing and renewed self-confidence.

The Grail Seeker’s Journey

After a few years of Collage making, I realised that this type of creativity could also be used as an avenue to explore the Glastonbury’s rich and ancient past. After living in the area for over 20 years I had become entranced by Avalon’s Arthurian myths like so many others before and beside me. The result was that, as I continued to be creatively inspired, the dreamlike qualities of making Collages began to open poetic doorways and channels of communication with the Mythic or Unseen Realms.

The group of Collages and Poems for this Journey with the Goddess Exhibition have been chosen because they reflect this more visionary connection with Avalon’s mysterious past. As each image is contemplated, the viewer can experience an inner meeting or merging of symbolism which may then communicate a personal message or insight. Eventually there will be a collection of 33 Avalon Grail Code Collages and Poems in the form of an Oracle; a set of 33 images each with a Life Path Message designed to support the Grail Seeker’s Journey.                             

Come along if you can! Journey with the Goddess Art Exhibition with David Stone at the Blue Cedar Print Works Gallery in Glastonbury between 18th June and 19th July 2015. A selection of artwork and poetry inspired by the Myths and Legends of the Sacred Landscape of Avalon.

The Angels: Living with Paradox

This sums it up all those nitty-gritty spiritaul issues we are currently facing so well. Thankyou Elizabeth!

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The Angels: Living with Paradox

Note to Reader:  It seems that whenever I determine not to do something, I end up doing it.  That is living with paradox and being willing to follow the ebb and flow of our inner being…

We are here alongside you in the eternal Now even as you step into a new sense of self. You are re-membering who and what you were, are and will be beyond the temporary boundaries of the flesh that you wear.

You are not your body.

You are not the ideas and conditioning of your childhood and culture.

You are magnificent beyond words and yet few of you have any conception of your true nature.

You ARE a fractal part of “God”, that unknowable essence of Creation that brought this world and trillions beyond trillions of others into being.

What are you?

Are you a man, woman or child?

You…

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