Owls are generally a symbol of paranormal wisdom, regal silence, and fierce intelligence. … While some cultures believe owls to be magicians or heralds of death, the white owl symbolizes wisdom and endurance. Worldbirds.Org
We talked about my conversation with Owl the other day. Now Owl has a name. Why? Because I sat down at my desk and had a prompting to draw him, which I did, and heard (so clearly!) that his name is Oliver.
What does Oliver mean?
Contrary to popular belief, Oliver has nothing to do with the olive tree. The name Oliver is derived from the old Norse name Áleifr, meaning “ancestor’s descendant.” <<< Taken from a baby name site here.
How perfect is that?
I told you quite a bit about the message I was given on the day I wrote last about owls, so I won’t bore you with anymore about that today.
No, today I feel led to talk about something else. You know I follow my promptings. So, what is today about? Finding your inner artist and making them sing, dance, draw, or whatever it is they are crying out to do!
You may have noticed that lately, I’ve been more artsy than usual. Funny thing about that! The more you create, the more that comes! It’s the coolest thing, really, how the simple act of DOING IT (whatever IT is) begats more of it!
In fact, to give you an idea of how this works for me…
I sat down to write. I wanted to share Oliver. I wanted to find the meanings of owls (something I hadn’t already shared) and his name. Somehow I ended up on a page of Celtic symbols and the first one was for strength. I loved the lines. I had to draw it. So, I stopped and did that. Then I shared it to Instagram.
I cut out Oliver from the book I’d drawn him in. I wanted to put him in a place of honor but he’s small. There was one small space left on my vision board for this year, which (if you remember) is a line of lights spanning a wall, above a shrine with my fountain, chimes, my Bible and other sacred literature. See, he’s up there at the top, close to the center.
Yeah, I can get a little ADHD. In fact, I *am* ADHD. It feels good, though, this desire to create! I also love being surrounded by what I (and other special people) have made for me. Like, see that guy up there? He’s Roland. I told you about him HERE. <<< This link leads to a post about this room – my library – and has photos of everything. To be fair, I add to it when I can and rearrange here and there. Already, it’s a little different than it was when I shared the post.
All I’m saying is that if you open yourself up to creation… it will consume you in the most powerfully beautiful way and you won’t be able to stop! Nor will you want to!
So, today’s an Easy like Sunday post on a Saturday. I give myself permission. 🙂
Now go out and create-ith, fellow creators!!
PS: I’d love it if you’d share your creations in the comments.