Atlantean King


30x40 acrylic/oil
Rattlesnake bone, and Ocean Water
Original $3,000

The Reading-

Surrender, return
To where you remember
Your mother’s rhythm drum
So you remember
where you came from
Trust in the waters flow

Let go…

In the painting of Atlantean King he has surrendered in a meditative state as he prepares to go down. He knows his island with her beautiful temples is sinking into the oceans of emotions. The intuition is strong, now it is the time to use the tools gathered to remain centered while the cauls cloak a shield within the eye of the storm. With him he brings the communication and wisdom of the Earth’s Tree of Life. He carries medicines for the people. As an ear ornament he wears a rattlesnake bone that holds the power to transmute negative energies to a higher level. 

Before your ego can truly be transformed, it must be known and understood on all extremes. This phase of clearing work is sometimes called the dark night of the soul. Moving beyond the boundaries of fear and surrendering into the knowing of self. All that you need is within you, to access this knowledge, you must Surrender all to God. The dark night is a productive experience; it releases you from bondage of the ego, which leads to liberation. 

Allowing shifts in your life could be like letting go of the sides of the river and flowing with the natural current. Either you can fight it, or you can float, go with the flow, go where the river takes you. Surrender your hurt, past blame, defenses, fear and limits. Surrender your ideas of wrong and right. Give up the illusion of control and feel the support offered in the stream and soon you will find out just how easy it is when you give up the egos fight.  

In choosing the medicine card Surrender, it seems you have been holding on to some aspect of your self and been doing a really good job at it, struggling all the while, trying to stay above water. On the journey we call, the road to “enlightenment,” there is no getting round, the only way is through. Let go and observe without judgment these emotional flows, Surrender, release, let go, least you suffer more. 

The unknowing mind is a type of freedom, a form of humility that trusts spontaneity over rigidity. Take notice of water, it flows and morphs it’s way through anything, it can become steam, ice, snow, a drop of rain or a mystic cloud, all without struggle. It is from water the ancient ones learned the art of jujitsu and judo. Winning without fighting, victorious through surrendering, inviting in the mysteries.

“The world has made such comet-like advance lately on science, we may almost hope, before we die of sheer decay, to learn Something about our infancy; when lived that great, original, broad-eyed, sunken race, Atlantis. Whose knowledge, like the sea-sustaining rocks, hath formed the base of this world's flexuous lore.” Sextus Pompeius Festus  2nd Century AD.

The idea of an ancient but advanced civilization destroyed by its own excesses has long been told by many cultures… Ancient writings from the Aztecs, Mayans, Greeks, Egyptians, Spain, India, Tibet, and islands in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans all speak of ancient sunken continents and their connection to them.   In 370 B.C., The Greek philosopher Plato wrote of Atlantis. Plato has preserved for us the history of Atlantis. If our views are correct, it is one of the most valuable records, which have come down to us from antiquity.

Plato said that Atlantis lay in the Atlantic Ocean near the Straits of Gibraltar until its destruction 10,000 years earlier. Plato described Atlantis as an advanced empire that ruled over many lands, from Libya to Europe. After it failed to conquer the Greeks, it was destroyed in a single day by massive earthquakes and floods; Atlantis sank into the sea. 

Plato told of Atlantis as the Kingdom of Poseidon, the god of the sea. “Lord of the Earth.”  Plato illustrates, Atlantis as an advance and noble culture, civilized, kind ethical to their laws for a very long period of time they possessed true and in every way great spirits, practicing gentleness and wisdom in the various chances of life, and with one another. "By such reflections, and by the continuance in them of a divine Nature, all that which we have described waxed and increased in them.”