Teresa: As we approached the seventh
Full Moon we started to visualize a larger painting. We had been
cooking this one for quite some time as "The Global Synthesis
of Love", and this title urged us into contemplation of
its content and composition. It was to be life-sized, and it
would describe human existence in its expanded form as Planet
Mind merged with Cosmic Consciousness. It was a huge concept
to consider, and it required more effort than we had applied
We had scheduled the painting
for Full Moon, but got only as far as a large sketch on paper,
as the idea took form.
It was a week later
when we finally stretched canvas onto an eight-foot stretcher,
primed the surface with pastel colors, and took flight with brushes
We worked a full three
days from early morning to late night. We had relatively few
differences in opinion as to the content, considering the wide
array of elements we felt needed to be included.
There was some vacillation
about the attitude of the hands and arms, so we included both
ways: the lower hands are colored to represent healing and nurturance;
the upper ones are raised to receive the gift of consciousness.
The main subject of
debate was the inclusion of cultural references. In the end,
we decided to keep it as universal as possible, leaving out Mayan
hieroglyphs, Chinese I Ching hexagrams, and Sanskrit symbols,
although the presence of these elements can be understood in
As we neared completion,
we felt the title of the painting change. "Light Body Activation"
describes the PROCESS the figure is engaged in. It is a dynamic
energy, an action, AS WELL as a homeostatic, condition outside
of space and time; a journey intrinsic in the destination, a
destination intrinsic in the journey.
destination is in the light at the top. The process is the growth
arising from the primordial seed at the core of the Earth, along
the meridians, up through the chakras, to flower at the crown.
Just as the energy
rises, it also descends: the light from Spirit gives rise to
physical form. The primordial radiates from the Seed at the core
of Creation, mirroring the primordial, thus, causal nature in
This painting is an
invitation to all humanity enter into a fully activated state
of awareness wherein lies unity with all of Creation. The doorway
exists in every moment and place. Love is the key. Bliss is the
Dwayne: Our friend Carol
Trueman recently toured the English countryside in search
of crop circles and reported her findings back home to Cortes
Island. I experienced a number of striking synchronicities in
relation to the images she sent. For example, the following image
spoke to me of the fundamental structure of The Temple of the
Feathered Serpent with the stepped pyramid structures indicating
a lunar year of thirteen Moon cycles.
To my eye, the elongated
rectangle at the top of each pyramid corresponds to the 7th Moon
of a lunar year. It depicts the zone of expanded opportunity
the 7th Moon of any lunar year provides us for opening to a greater
Reality of Spirit. This is the same sort of opening Terry and
I experienced during this, the 7th Moon of the current lunar
year, as we painted what we initially called The Global Synthesis
of Love !
Dwayne: As Terry said,
this painting depicts the fusion of global awareness with universal
awareness. In this process, the chakra system acts as a practical
"lightning rod" , grounding this energy to the human
vehicle. empowering it with life-giving energy and information.
As a whole system inherent in every human
body, the chakras provide a universal interface for conscious
entry into transcendent realms of consciousness.
The chakras represent the divinity inherent
in our Earthly existence. They call us back to the divine Source
of our physical bodies.
In the painting, the hands are depicted
as mudras and can be modeled by anyone wishing to become empowered
with transcendent energies. The ones filled with images of the
Earth are giving hands, healing hands. The ones reaching up to
the Light are receiving hands, cosmic receptors for the Earthly
The meaning of "the hand" is
"doing", "action", "will put into action".
As Alex Grey says, "Art is love made manifest." Our
hands are tools for that .
Astrologically speaking, the figure as-a-whole,
represents the Chirotic "Rainbow Bridge linking the domain
of Saturn (form) to that of Uranus ( free energy). Planet Chiron
sits between the two and is here represented by both the hands
of the figure and by the chakras.
Uranian empowerment occurs through facing
our deepest wounds (Chiron) and fulfilling our limitations (Saturn).
This is an omnipresent opportunity and requires only that we
be willing to shed limiting beliefs about who we are and about
what is possible for us.