Archive for March, 2011

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Introducing: Avatara

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av·a·tar

the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape; the incarnation of a god.

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~*~  This is my newest addition to the Family  ~*~

THE ORIGINAL PAINTING IS FOR SALE

{9x12 acrylic (no airbrush) on canvas panel}

Prints (on paper or canvas) up to 24″x30 are available.

Contact me for further inquiries: ishkanexus@gmail.com

Infinite Love ! Infinite Joy ! Infinite Light!

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~*~ How it all Happened ~*~

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The concept for this piece was originally inspired by music. I drew a sketch of this face while attending an amazing Middle-Eastern music performance in Mendocino last August. After some time, I decided to paint it. I rummaged through some old canvases, and found one that particularly captured my attention, a canvas panel on which I had drawn (back in ‘07) many overlapping circles with a compass (i.e. The flower of Life). I hadn’t seen it for a couple years, and well, as any artist might relate, there is a time and place for every vision! I immediately converged the face I had drawn into the Flower of Life image with pencil.

I worked on it almost everyday for an average of two hours or so over the next two months, allowing the Holy Trinity of Purple, Gold, and Turquoise to do their dance. These colors hold a very magical vibration, and just happen to make my favorite analogous color scheme. I wonder why. 🙂 As I always do, I sat with this new creature for sometimes an hour or more before or after a painting session to simply absorb guidance and clarity. I prayed often, asked for Divine Inspiration, and continually surrendered to the flow of creation. And, often I would see the painting start to glow, with all the colors, shapes, light, and shadow taking on an incredible brilliance of their own.

When the piece was almost finished, I moved my easel (with the painting on it) to another room as to not be in the way when other people came into the dining room for breakfast (which also happened to be the room with the best lighting). I sat there in the dim light, in meditative communion with the piece, and it came alive once again, only this time the name Avatar came through at that moment. I exclaimed, “Avatar! It’s Avatar!” to my beloved in the next room, and he yelled back, “Avatara!” and, well, that completed the transmission.

Sometimes, finding the words to try and describe what I experience making this art is like trying to dig a hole in the ground with an egg. That feeling arises that there’s only so much I can say in “regular” writing, and then pure poetry is best. As difficult as the description of “my” creation/process may seem at times, I know there is great value in doing it anyway. It is my humble attempt to share what I’ve found, and be as transparent as possible. I want to engage with you in a conversation about what is happening.

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Avatara is many beings, encapsulated in a flash of 2-D. She is feline, fractaline… She is the form/formless expression of Third Eyesight…focus, intention, clarity of vision, and COURAGE. Some people are disturbed by Her presence, and I wonder if perhaps they are afraid of the intensity and depth in which Avatara peers into their very soul. She is pure beauty. She is the aspect of shamanism that dives into all that is, knowing that no matter what She finds, it all comes back to Source. Look into Her eyes, and be transformed. Open your third eye.

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My Indigo Nature allows for me to discover the essence of all that is in many ways. I feel things. I sing with heavenly choirs. I dance the dance of many archetypes. I see the Star of David when I close my eyes during a really good hug… I hear angels speak to me when I ask for their help… I make art in the only way that true inspiration brings, allowing the creation to move in a way that I am simply “discovering” it. It’s not always easy, and I don’t always understand or feel understood, but I know that inner smile that emerges when my art comes out just right. I know in my heart that all souls, no matter our origin or role in the universe, are here to share our brilliance. Through whatever unique medium, messages from Spirit sift through the layers, and there is that knowing inside when our truth is at hand.

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May we all experience deep gratitude for each moment, and act from this place.

I hope this message finds you well, and I wish many many blessings to you in every aspect of life.

May we all find happiness and the causes of happiness!

In Love,

Ishka Lha

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The Miracle of Creation

 

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I am {continually BLOWN AWAY!!} (by) the miracle of Spirit’s infinite BEAUTY.

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Everyday, we uncover worlds upon worlds of ephemeral joy and despair; and, everyday, we have the opportunity and ABILITY to find acceptance and appreciation of ALL that is. How incredible is that? How absolutely MIRACULOUS is that?

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The presence of angels in my life is palpable. Their wings, my wings, engulf every cell of my being, and propel me into the greatest depths and highest heights within a single point of my third eyesight. There are prayers and visions, welcoming gestures, the most glorious of surprises awaiting our every small step into our true nature. The ground may come crumbling down, but when we choose unity, the heavens open up below our feet. Notice the grand horizon, join hands with others around you, and move into the breaking dawn.

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What word beckons you to live in complete alignment with what you were born to do?

What people tell you to NEVER STOP doing whatever you are doing because it

makes the world smile?

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May we all walk with the utmost appreciation for life. May we savor every moment, in all its grandeur and bittersweetness. May we celebrate the blossoms, and weep for the dying, and may we all realize the middle way. May we all see the humor in every situation, and remember to laugh in the face of chaos, chuckle at our own attempts to grasp the ungraspable. May we contemplate our death with an eye of knowing that to run is futile. One of the greatest mysteries of life is not just something that will take care of itself, and yet, it will, if we take care in noticing it.

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What are you eager to share? Don’t hold back! Even when every bit of fear is screEeaming for recognition, don’t give in. It is our divine BIRTHRIGHT to shine. We were born to shine shine shine. Even if it may feel lonely to be so bright at first, don’t worry. Others, like moths to a flame, will come rushing in to join in your melody with the utmost exquisite harmonies.

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The heart is all there is to pour ourselves through….