Numen, as I see it, is the energy or Shakti
that shows itself
in the colors, the lines, the textures, the words,
and all other elements of my imagination –
in what I write and
in what I paint.
Some time back, at a time when my days were rather stressful,
I had a dream, a very unusual dream
of a huge white Lion.
It had a white mane,
and it was gazing at me
in a very protecting and serene way.
I could not forget this dream and
often invoke the presence of this great spirit
whenever I feel low.
I would like to believe it is my numen.