Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Art Spotlight: 'Aum Awakening'

'Aum Awakening' by Cristina McAllister

'Aum' or "Om' with wings.
“The “Aum” symbol is said to represent the pure sound of Creation and the singularity of God – a mystical syllable sacred to Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains.  It is often a part of yogic practice and is chanted as a mantra to facilitate meditation.
Lotus, stars, hearts.
     The lotus flower begins as a humble bulb in the muck at the bottom of a pond, growing toward the surface to emerge into luminous full bloom.  This rising toward the light has been likened to the spiritual journey of a soul seeking enlightenment, and the unfolding lotus blossom has become a symbol of spiritual awakening.Wings represent ascension, freedom, divinity, transcendence.  Stars embody the heavens, celestial motion, lights in the darkness.  Hearts symbolize compassion, love, emotion and truth.
            ‘Aum Awakening’ is a visual mantra that expresses the desire to rise above our mundane troubles and connect with our highest potential and the primordial vibration. 

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