Teresa: Because I was familiar with this hieroglyph from my temple-of-birth in The Temple of the Feathered Serpent, I allowed myself to plan this one a bit.. Like we experienced painting the CIB glyph, the actual shape of the ETZNAB glyph set the overall composition of the painting, simply because of its strength and symmetry.
This was Moon number four, a number of balance and stability, and also representing the heart chakra. So the heart became the bridge between the light and the dark, the hinge, flexible but firm at the center point.
The hieroglyphic composition is very precise and focused, but fluid, too.
The swords represent truths, crossed at the center of heart consciousness. The spiritual warrior takes action from this place. Subjective truths, that is, those we uphold with our egos as "our truths", become one objective reality. Through the tempering of the Heart a sacrifice is made: in the release of the ego we gain true insight and clarity.