Friday, January 17, 2014

Numen - Great White Lion.




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. 




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33 comments:

  1. wow its gorgeous. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Love your lion. I was trying to decide what made it look almost human. Decided it was the eyes. There is a smile in those eyes.

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    1. The eyes did turn out more human, I agree! Thank you for visiting.

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  3. your painting is magnificent-that lion-wow! I am a firm believer in an animals presence through out our lives. In "Animal Speak" the meaning of the lion is "Intuition is working; success in group situations." Happy PPF!

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    1. I thank you for the wonderful comment! It must be a strong presence to have made me decide to paint it...and, I felt happy after painting.

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  4. So very pretty! I think this reminds me of the Narnia Books, so symbolic!

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    1. The Lion in Narnia is so wise and awesome, I'm so happy my white lion reminds you of Aslan.

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  5. I love what you have shared about the numen and your understanding of it!

    How wonderful that you have a dream that stays with you, that you can call on, a spirit helper.
    Sounds like a powerful dream, I feel that dreams that stay with us are more than a dream.

    such a wonderful painting!

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    1. Tammie, I must thank you for this super challenge which made me think deep and self reflect. Drawing it was such a beautiful experience for me.

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  6. oh so very wonderful!!!!!!!! lovely!! Powerful lion protecting a wonderful and special woman. Truly fantastic! I never thought of an Animal protecting me. If i were to think or feel about what animal it would be...it would have to be a big brown grizzly bear.

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    1. Wow! A grizzly bear would be a strong protector indeed! Thank you for visiting my Numen.
      ♥ Zafaran

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  7. Very beautiful to see your dream! I know that Christ is known as a lion too.

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    1. I'm truly humbled reading the deeper meanings of the dream which moved me so much. Thank you.

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  8. Wonderful Numen, dear Zafaran. See your divine lion with his fantastic white hair!
    Happy PPF and greetings from Erika

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  9. Wonderful! Love that lion!! Wonder what he is suggesting to the lady??...

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    1. In my dream I sensed a deep sense of a quiet strength watching over. Gave me a feeling of security as I was feeling orphaned after losing my parents.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful..your dream is spellbinding..and the white lion is very special! Gorgeous art..the energy is very alive and spiritual! I have encountered white animals only during very special time on my journey...enjoy this special time and blessing!
    Beautiful for the numen challenge!
    Victoria

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    1. Thank you Victoria. The challenge actually gave me a chance to depict a special moment or experience in my life.

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  11. This lion reminds me of the tarot card STRENGTH (sometimes card 8 and sometimes card 11, depending) and that it is white is completely astonishing and amazing to me. How lucky you are to receive this image that you have always. I think the white lion represents strength in your, or of your, spirit. Awesome art and an awesome art-idea and how completely perfect for this theme of numen. Hugs, Norma, xo

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    1. You are right. I would like to believe it was the message given to me when I needed to find my own inner strength. Thank you, Norma for visiting.

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  12. I am sure of it.
    So strong and loving, your numen-lion.
    Nice to meet you!
    -sus

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    1. Hi Susan,
      Nice meeting you too! Glad you liked my submission for the Numen theme.

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  13. Oh wow! A white lion! That's really a strong symbol! I think it must be overwhelming to come across such a special creature within nature! That's numen indeed!

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    1. In my dream I was rather comforted by the presence of this magnificent creature! In real life, I would have probably fainted! It is the strength I remember and want to retain. Thank you, Tania for visiting me.

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  14. you painted the white lion just as you described it,
    this is a numen to cherish, x

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    1. Yes, Renilde, I believe so too! Thank you for dropping by.

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  15. love this portrait of you both, you actually go very well together.
    naturally, your lion is your numen!
    lovely to meet you!
    n♥

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    1. I'm happy to have found kindred spirits too through this challenge! I loved painting this and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  16. I'd never heard of a numen before but I've been doing my 2nd degree reiki recently and focusing a lot on angel and reiki guides so I do like this idea very much and I love that yours is a gorgeous white lion. Beautiful depiction of him watching over you.

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    1. Hi Nic,
      I'm glad you liked my Numen and I'm learning more about spirit guides through this experience. I know Reiki is about chaneling energy - have you felt any special guiding force?

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  17. Hello, nice to meet you.. I'm sure that the white lion is your Numen or what is called your inner leader or spirit. I really like your stroy about it and the expression of the faces, the lion and the women with this muted color tones.
    Barbara Bee

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I am always happy when you comment. It gives me the push to go on painting, writing. Thank you so much!