I had a dream a few nights ago where my spirit guides visited me, showering me with love, peace, and a beautiful sense of stillness. In the dream there was a black bird offering me a gift, and a curious black cat wondering (as was I) what the gift was.
The gift is this present moment. It's a reminder to slow down and enjoy NOW. It's all we really have. THIS present moment. The gift is stillness within my being. Calm. Allowing myself to just BE. The gift is an awareness of the love that comes to me in so many different forms, people, and circumstances. The gift is my own intuition that guides me and a reminder to pay attention always because my intuition never leads me astray. The gift is joy and a sense of wellbeing and knowing. Everything is going to be okay and everything that happens in all of my present moments happens for my higher good. In the painting within the painting (or is that a window?) are my spirit guides overseeing the presentation of the gift and holding hearts filled with love and light to wrap me up in. The cat and the bird must be spirit animal totems for me because they keep showing up in my dreams and waking life.
While painting this (and now that it's finished) I felt a sense of peace and stillness and a knowing that everything is going to be better than okay. I am filled with an eager anticipation as to what's next on this beautiful journey we call life.