I have been slowly working on this painting since August, when I had a summer breakdown illness. This lovely plant finally was in bloom then in my back yard, I came to know her and she helped me to get well!
So I am going to tell this story because a lot has happened while I have been working on this painting, I feel good now that I almost forgot that I was ever sick! At first I wasn't sure if this is the way the painting was supposed to be or if I was forcing it be this way, but now that we have decided that it is done I like it more and more, and when I walk by it down my hall way I look at it and say "I love this painting!" or I say, "I love you!" That is because it is a painting of the soul of the flower essence "Olena" Which has now since disappeared in it's flower form, even in it's leaf form, but she has left me with her golden roots to make tea and cook in my beans or soups, all for my benefit. A beautiful gift, but also a remembrance that she will grow again next season from some of the root left in the womb of the earth, rebirth, never dead, always there in her spirit form to be so gracious and loving, so caring, that is the beautiful soul of "Olena".
So how did the plant in flower help me to get well you might be wondering? Well, I communicated with her soul, and even though I must admit I really did not "see" her until I painted her on the canvas, then there she is! That is the way my third eye works I guess, I have to just let it happen then see what happened and surprise my self to see what happens on the canvas. Isn't that the most fun! Now to see the little plant spirit emerge with her energy transferring to the canvas is so wonderful, when I see her portrait I can be reminded of her essence and say, "I love you!" It's not necessarily the painting I love, but it is the spirit of the Olena plant is what I love! The painting just reminds me. I hope it will remind you too.
Thank you, Olena
Now I want to tell the story that I read in one of Dr. Zhi Gang Sha's books in his Soul Series about the plant that was used to cure Malaria. This was a story in ancient China. When the people ran out of the plant a wise man said to the people to just say "I eat #%@ (name of that plant)" and they began to get well. So they were connecting with the soul of the plant and it helped them to get well! He said they also used this method in modern times with the SARS epidemic.
So I thought it would be nice if you might like to communicate with the spirit of the Olena plant by looking at her portrait. You are very welcome to do so. She will be glad to get to know you I do believe. Perhaps she will help you to heal if you are in need of healing. We would love to hear your stories.
By the way, Olena is the hawaiian name for Tumeric.
Thank you to whoever is reading this blog!