As you know I have taken an indefinite painting hiatus, feeling drawn to focus my creative energy elsewhere, but now and then have accepted some painting commissions if it felt in alignment. This is the first of three commissioned paintings I had promised, which takes me back to my beloved Crystal Illuminations paintings that many of you lovingly embraced. The next two custom pieces will be a continuation of the spiritual animal paintings in the Universal ARKitecture series taking us into the realm of bird symbolism.
This was commissioned as a gift from a dear client to her sister to support her in her life with her personal journey and challenges she has been facing. I was given the opportunity to intuit the crystals for this intent and then channel the energy forth that they reflected in support of this.
What resulted, I instantly fell in love with and while I haven’t painted in a REALLY long time, this piece magickally came together and flowed more quickly than any of these crystal pieces I’ve created.
When I tuned in I had immediately felt Amethyst for the energy to support her sister, but did some research anyway into crystal properties to make sure I wasn’t overlooking anything. I found a couple here and there that supported one thing or another she was looking for, but nothing all-encompassing and truly as intentfully potent as Amethyst in any and all of these regards. So in the end, indeed Amethyst was what spoke loud and clear, without getting into the personal specifics.
Amethyst Properties Include: extremely powerful and protective, high spiritual vibration, enhances serene and higher states of consciousness and meditation, calms and stimulates the mind, improves concentration, emotional centering and contentment within self, brings peace to any challenged experience, uplifts, one of the most spiritual stones, promotes divine love for self and others, selflessness, spiritual wisdom, opens and strengthens intuition and enhances psychic gifts, works with crown chakra, third eye and heart opening, promotes peace and inspiration, represents principles of complete metamorphosis, soothes, relaxes, heals, promotes healthy sleep habits and channeling, good for prosperity, because of its transmutational energies it helps open gateways into intense and transforming spiritual experiences while protecting the wearer from black magic, a protection stone in general, breaks up old emotional thought processes, attracts justice, protects and wards off danger and violent death, increases the activity in the right brain, cuts through illusion, as well as raises thoughts and aspirations to a higher spiritual level. Amethyst brings clarity to the conscious and unconscious mind. Amethyst is well known — as from the ancients — as a sobriety stone and used for millenia to assist in getting rid of addictions to alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc, and destructive compulsive behaviors of all kinds. Physically amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing.
When I visited the Gem Faire (by the way this commission had come in the night before I was set to go there), I was open to whatever would come through, but everything led me to Amethyst. I found the two stones that are used in this painting from my good friend who sells crystals. I love his stuff because they are very pure and high vibrational. But I was drawn to two stones, one of which I didn’t know about, and was pleasantly surprised to come to find it was actually an Amethyst as well, but an even higher vibrational one!
So the longer, larger crystal is an Amethyst and the smaller one at top is what’s known as a Vera Cruz Amethyst. I knew instantly I must get both for her, as they would work on different levels of the integrative healing and support, as well as align with current energies and where things are moving more into vibrationally.
Vera Cruz Amethyst properties include: this is an extremely high vibration stone attuned to the transmutational violet flame. It works with the etheric blueprint and DNA to bring about profound inter-dimensional cellular healing. A stone of spiritual purification, it removes imprints and attachments of all kinds. A protective stone, it facilitates safe out-of-body experiences and spiritual journeying. Instantly takes you into a beta-brainwave state, facilitating meditation, trance and divination skills. A powerful tool for shamanic work at high levels. It activates and cleanses all the chakras, especially the third eye and crown or higher crown chakras. Supports overcoming addictions.
So, so powerful!!!
And immediately what started channeling through for this painting was to create a violet flame, nautilus portal that would access the many layers of the integrative healing and transmutational process, helping to journey to the core and work on all levels physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually when meditated with and gazed upon, or simply having near you.
Violet is a ray of highest healing and purification and symbolic of transmutation to the octave of light. Of course it is also connected with Reiki.
The Nautilus shells to me are of an ancient nature and with its integrated chambers is symbolic of continuous progress, balance, new ideas, visionary discoveries, innovation and inspiration, renewal, eternal continuity, expansion, consistency, evolution, interconnectedness, divine perfection, natural flow, stability and internal harmony within regeneration, abundant creative energy – in general, a symbol of life and “the journey home” to Source within All That Is, through a succession of transcendent spirals. When gazing upon the Nautilus it provides a serene sense of balance and well being.
The spiral itself is a symbol of creation, movement, fluidity, surrender/releasing, holistic growth, and awareness of the one within the context of the whole. It reveals the cyclical nature of life, the consciousness of nature from core center expanding outward, and the relationship between unity and multiplicity. It is the limitless spirals that move both “inward towards the Source of creation and eternally outward with Source’s continual self-creation.” In this way, the spiral reflects the contiguous journey home to who you really are and the journey to be one with Source.
The painting is done on an 8” x 10” canvas and in layers of deep purples to ethereal violet and then I was guided to infuse touches of white, cream and this beautiful golden green to access a high level of healing from the higher heart. There’s a very organic feeling, like birthing from the womb of the sacred feminine, but also like a multi-dimensional vortex of energy.
I took two photos..one of the painting before I placed the crystals on it, so that you can see what is layered underneath the layers and then a photo with the crystals on. There is a lot of energy embedded into the piece with each stroke of paintbrush and each placement of color and lines.
I have titled it simply, “Violet Flame”.
As you can see, depending on lighting, it shifts. It’s so hard to capture paintings in photos. These are the best I could get, but think they came out quite well.
The large crystal is quite heavy, so I put some cardboard reinforcement into the back of the canvas in order to keep the canvas supported. And like always, I was so surprised to see how perfectly the crystals fit into the design, as I don’t place them first and paint around. I just create what wants to channel through from the energy of the crystals, as their reflection and essence, as well as the energies to work with, and then place the crystals on.
So amazing how they flow with the design and it’s the first time I create movement happening with the crystals, as they seem to be flowing with the painting and the Amethyst is anchoring and emerging from below, as the energy transmutates into the essence of the Very Cruz Amethyst at top of the flame.
I so enjoyed creating this piece and it has gotten me all inspired for the next two large paintings that will be channeling through this month. There is a lot of love I put into this, and all of my creations, as I so want to provide a pure essence of powerful support and inspiration to any and all who view this pieces.