2 May 2013
This "realization" all came to me beginning yesterday morning during meditation and was probably "encouraged" by the fact that I awoke
around two o'clock Tuesday morning and watched an owl "zipping" past the house and around the street in front of the house where I'm staying......then "shot" down the street toward the south and disappeared.
31 March 2012: at 1100 hours, Universal time (used to be
called Greenwich Mean Time) the following heavenly bodies were at 11 degrees of the Sun: the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Chiron, Saturn and Pluto. This was a
significant and very rare alignment and very "activating" of the energies. The
number Eleven is a "Master" number.
1 April 2012: When I got back where I'm staying from using WiFi I realized I had left my thumb drive on the desk - which has an enormous amount of valuable information on it - especially since my own computer is in storage and the thumb drive is my only access to many of the jpegs of my art.
After feeding Kit-E Kit-E I rushed back to the house and retrieved the thumb
drive. While walking back, almost to the house where I am staying I happened to look up to the skies in front of me and suddenly there was a Shooting Star.
It's direction was toward the Southeast, which for me denotes Money, Success and Wealth.
2 April 2012: While walking back to the house where I'm staying, along one of the paths for golf carts on the golf course the houses are built around, I just happened to look down and there was a large feather lying on the ground. Something in my head said, "Owl feather" but I had no idea that it was. I had been hearing an owl around the neighborhood for a few weeks at various times of the day. I had seen it's silhouette once at dusk as it flew from tree to tree. Even though it isn't every day I come upon a large feather on the ground, for some reason I just walked past it. Then an "inner urging" almost forced me to walk back and pick it up. I dusted it off and walked toward the house.
When I walked in the house where I'm staying the person I'm staying with and some friends of hers immediately said "That's an owl feather." I wondered what "medicine" it possessed and what its message might mean.
For the next few weeks I thought about the feather and checked it for its energies with my pendulum and the energy around it was very strong. I also had the inner "knowing" that it was somehow related to my Spirit Guide, Lone Feather, who was the first Guide I was ever aware of even when I didn't really know what they are. Every reading I've had by a Spiritualist or Psychic since I was in high school has included information about my main three spirit guides with the first one being "Lone Feather." Even the late Clifford Bias, when I went for a reading with him in New York City (who was Spiritual Adviser to FDR and his wife Eleanor when they were in the White House) immediately was aware of Lone Feather. (This information is on my website.......hence, "The Power of Three.")
During my morning meditation period I've begun keeping the owl feather as a book mark for my Aramaic version of "The Zohar"......something else that emits incredible energy. I was impressed to do research today about the owl feather and see what I could learn. Here it is:
1. The feather I found is a tail feather of a Great Horned Owl.
2. Native Americans viewed the owl as a Protector against harm and their feathers were ritually worn to ward off evil spirits.
3. Ancient Athenians used the owl as an emblem of Wisdom. To ancient Greeks the owl was a symbol of Athena, who is Goddess of Foresight and Knowledge.
4. The owl is a creature of the night - symbolic of inner-knowing, psychic ability and intuition.
5. If an owl has visited you, an incredible gift has been bestowed. Keep in mind that animals are only called to those who share the same energy. You hold within you some of the same symbolic attributes the owl represents.
6. The owl is a Messenger from the Spirit World.
Oh, and since I channel my paintings and all the details in them I never thought about what the feathers are I painted tied in the hair of
my Shaman in my painting, "Anasazi Shaman." They're tail feathers of the Great
The number 4 represents the establishment of a firm foundation. it is very important in the Numerology of the Bible as well as with Free Masons and the Rosacrucians.
My friend Jo planted the last of the four crystals at Findhorn in Scotland, today. Now let the "manifestng
This morning, in Plum Village, Bordeaux, France, my friend Jo Angelina “planted” the third of the signed (dvb) triangular shaped natural crystals. It is a Rutilated clear quartz crystal (Rutile are tiny gold threads running through the clear quartz).
She planted it at the feet of a statue of Buddha in the gardens. I have included pictures of the exact location of the “planted” crystal, a picture of locations at the Retreat and a picture of one of the “most” enlightened inhabitants of Plum Village.
The fourth and final crystal will soon be "planted" in Findhorn, Scotland.
My friend Jo Angelina is "planting" triangular shaped crystals I have signed my signature on with gold paint, at various locations around the world. Each of the four crystals to be planted has been kept in a red Feng Shui envelope, denoting "Prosperity."
Here is the e-mail message I received today along with three of the photographs she sent commemorating the event:
"Hi David, Suzanne and I went to ALBI (about an hour and half ride from Toulouse) for the day and I decided that Toulouse LautrecMuseum would be the right spot. It's up to the Universe now, as always! Hugs , Jo"
My friend Jo is "planting" signed, triangular shaped crystals for me during her travels over the next few months. Due to a mix-up she was unable to "plant" the clear quartz that was to go to Machu Picchu. So, Enrique Velasco, whose family owns the tour company for Machu Picchu volunteered one of their guides to plant the crystal for Jo. www.colturperu.com
;This morning I received these two photographs of the "planting" - Before and After. Within the next few months Jo is going to "plant" a signed, triangular shaped pink quartz and a rutilated clear quatz in France and a signed Hematite at Findhorn in the U.K.
The word for “Mother” in Aramaic is Ima – pronounced with a long “E” sound. In Hebrew it is – Aima - sounds almost the same but depending on the way it is used can denote various concepts. The name of my latest painting for the Fioretti Collection refers to a more expanded usage as the Female aspect of the Creator….the manifestation of the Creator within the physical world.
In the Semitic/Eastern mind there is no division between “heaven and earth” – it is ALL the Creator and all of Creation exists in Unity and Oneness. Historically, the Western mind views its “universe” as “us versus them” and bases almost all of its beliefs on a separation between “heaven and earth.”
At the time texts now considered sacred were written in the East the aspects of the Creator and of all Creation were defined under the category of Abba – or Aba – (Father) and Aima or Ima (Mother). Aba was the presence of the Creator that manifested within the non-physical realms and Ima was the presence of the Creator in the physical manifestations of Creation. Eventually, Ima/Aima was also referred to as Shekinah. In the stories written about the Hebrews wandering through the wilderness after leaving Egypt ( the Exodus ), the Shekinah guided the tribes as the Pillar of Dust during the daylight hours and the Pillar of Fire during the night. The Shekinah later evolved into the concept of the “Holy Spirit” and during the first three hundred years of the growing Christian sects and communities the Holy Spirit was referred to as “She.”
When scribes first wrote about the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth everything was written in Aramaic. Jesus spoke in Aramaic. The Aramaic word he is quoted as using for “Kingdom” - as in “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you” - was “Malkuta” (a feminine gendered word). Later, when “Malkuta” was translated into Hebrew, the word used was “Mamlaka” (a feminine gendered word). When Hebrew writings were translated into Greek, the word “Basileia” was used (a feminine gendered word). When Jesus said “The King-dom of Heaven is within you” what his Aramaic audiences heard and what the literal translation should have been is “The Queen-dom of Heaven is within you.”
In the year 325 C.E. the Roman Emperor Constantine assembled the regional leaders of the young Christian movement together to decide on a unified Articles of Faith. They met in Nicea, in what is now modern day Turkey. Systematically, the Council, under the direction of the Emperor, eliminated all references to the “Feminine Divine” (among many other radical actions taken). Within a few days, in 325 C.E., the Holy Spirit went from being referred to as “She” to “He.” The Emperor and the Council of Nicea transformed what had begun as a sect within Judaism into the world’s first totally “Male” religion.
"Where Two or More Are Gathered"
Feng Shui: The dominant purple in this painting makes it perfect for placement in the “Wealth” area of a room for an auspicious Feng Shui arrangement. Or, with the six (6) Calla Lilies as the subject matter the painting will compliment the area of a room directly across from the “Wealth” area, which is “Helpful Friends” and whose numerical value is “6”.
The title of the painting certainly harmonizes with “helpful friends.” “Where Two or More Are Gathered” is a scientific (quantum physics), metaphysical and spiritual concept and statement substantiated with much documented research and facts. The police departments of many major cities in the United States have extensive files on “controlled experiments” by Sociologists and Psychologists in what is now referred to as the “Maharishi Effect.” Primarily, there is documentation that the crime rates of Washington , D.C. , New York City and other major cities that were part of the controlled experiments were dramatically lower during the time the Control Groups were involved in Meditation – primarily the type taught at the Maharishi University in Iowa .
After drawing out the painting FOUR TIMES!!! “Reluctant Godmother” is FINALLY on the canvas and I will begin washing in the sky after I finish with e-mails.
I drew out three different compositions on 46” x 68” paper (the size of the canvas) and just couldn’t get motivated to transfer any of them onto the canvas. I thought it was my general despondency due to being stranded in this part of the country (but I’ve painted 15 paintings so far and have been extremely depressed about being in Oklahoma while painting them all, so that
shouldn’t have been a factor).
All 3 compositions depicted Georgia O’Keeffe in her “later”years, after she had become an American icon of the Southwest. Apparently, “Georgia” wasn’t pleased with any of those and during a moment of frustration, a totally different direction began to emerge from the ethers as I began drawing the 4th version of “Reluctant Godmother.”
Apparently, “Georgia” wanted to be depicted as the “young and sensuous Earth-goddess” her husband, the photographer Alfred Stieglitz depicted her as at the beginning of her career as an artist, while living in New York City. As I look at many of her paintings, that “earthy” and youthful spirit continued to be expressed by her on canvas, until her eyes began to fail her (well into her 90’s) and she could no longer paint. I am now happy with the composition and apparently “Georgia”is too, because I have spent the past few days completing the drawing, transferring the drawing to the canvas and will begin “washing” in the sky and background tonight before going to bed.
Depression aside, I am pleased with the direction and “message”of the painting and am FINALLY back at “slinging paint!”
“The First Two Years – July 2009 to July 2011”
After living all of my adult life in cities like New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, and an important center for art, Santa Fe, I began the current “Life Chapter”in a location with no “tourist attraction” distractions (maybe that was the important factor for self-activation).
On the first of July 2009, I had a conversation with myself, during which time I finally “got” what I had heard others say so many times: “Someday is NOT a day of the week!!!” So…I faced my fears (“what if I can’t paint or am lousy at it?”), began stretching canvas and started to paint two Collections with Santa Feand its lore as the underlying themes. I decided to use Santa Fe and its eclectic topography, histories and cultures as the common “thread” for
all paintings - eliminating a common problem among many painters who constantly ask themselves, “what am I going to paint next?”
Not wanting to limit myself to only one painting style, I began to paint two Collections: 1) Realism (“Santa Chi”), and, 2) Combining
Impressionism, with whatever styles I felt were necessary to convey the message of the painting (“Santa Fauve”).
Once these two Collections are complete I have many other topics and themes I want to express on canvas. For example, I want to explore further Figurative paintings of Saints, Icons, Deities, etc. – similar to my interpretations of “Brother Sun” and “Our Lady of Guadalupe. I also want to experiment with the various ways I might express a Collection of studies and still life compositions, much in the style of my first Impressionist painting, “Geranium Morning.”