Honoring Green Tara…


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So, I'm painting Green Tara. Her and Her 21 emanations...

This is the first thing I painted on my canvas. It's Green Tara's Seed Symbol, "TAM" (pronounced "tahm"). I am taking a class by Whitney Freya and learning a lot about Green Tara.

I am pretty anxious to see what manifests.

I have never painted Green Tara before. The experience has been soul soothing and very deep so far -- I'm only on day 2 or 3 (out of 22)... It has peeked my interest to learn more about this deity, and in doing so, more about Tibetan Buddhism.

It is fascinating to learn about other spiritual traditions, especially ones that honor the Feminine. There is deep connection, liberation, and compassion in working with Her -- She is known as "a goddess of compassion and love." (Wooten PHD, Rachel. TARA: The Liberating Power of the Female Buddha, p. 1). I also love that it incorporates setting intention and making art.

That's the "intentional creativity" part if even not referred to as such...

At least that's the way I see it. Whitney's presentation of the process for this Tara painting is very much in line with the way I always start my paintings. I am, however, excited to progress through her whole process. It is especially intriguing because I don't know what lies ahead.

This is how the canvas looks after several days...

This is just so freeing! Painting with abandon while deeply connecting, asking for your needs, shedding all of your "problems". The class has truly begun to deepen my spiritual practice -- something I was seeking. In addition to the painting, I have been doing a lot of reading and research on Green Tara.

I only wish that I had felt the connection sooner. Or maybe this is when I was supposed to stumble upon Green Tara. #DivineSynchronicity Who knows... Even still, I am happy that I have been introduced to Her. I feel really drawn to Her, to learn more, to incorporate homage to Her in my spiritual practice...

All my life I have been seeking a stronger, deeper connection to the Divine. Until I began focusing my practice on the Divine Feminine, I was never able to form the connection I was seeking. I am glad to have that connection now. And it strengthens each day...