For those of you that know me you know that I love shapes!
I wanted to know more.... why was I painting shapes so I went along to a symbol workshop. The chick that ran the class introduced me to a book SIGNS OF LIFE - The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them by Angeles Arrien. That night I went home and purchased it online and another one of her books that I also love 'The Tarot Handbook'.
I learnt the Significance of FIVE shapes
There are five basic shapes that appear in the art of all cultures the Circle, Cross, Spiral, Triangle and Square. With over seven years of research and application of emerging material Angeles discovered the 5 significant shapes and their meanings.
The Basic Meanings are:
The Spiral symbolizes the process of growth and evolution. It is the process of coming to the same point again and again, but on a different level, so that everything is seen in a new light. The result is a new perspective on issues, people, and places.
Those involved with the spiral have a strong need for variety, novelty, and change. They dread routine and they are capable of doing multi tasks well.
Flexibility is the major requirement for relating to people who are deep in the spiral process.
The square symbolizes stability, solidity and security. Those attracted to the square are ready to build, to implement a plan, and to manifest ideas. These people have a strong need for consistency, accountability and completion. They want results and value integrity as well as responsibility.
The circle symbolizes wholeness and the experience of unity. When people search for wholeness they aspire to independence, individuation and space to find ones identity. Being caught in a situation of entrapment will restrict or retain them.
It is the symbol that demonstrates integration and balanced connections to a creative project, to a group, to another person, or to oneself. People who favour the cross will emphasis on quality not quantity, of time shared with others.
The triangle symbolizes the theme of self discovery and revelation. This shape stand for goals, dreams and visions. When people are focuses on the triangle they are pursuing a goal; attaining it is extremely important to them. They have a gift of vision and their greatest need to follow their dreams.
Here are the last 3 paintings I did using shapes..
My card for the day was PRIORITIES it said.. Let go of procrastination or perfectionism. Break your major goals into baby steps and take one step at a time. Revamp your schedule so that you devote regular time to your priorities. Be assertive in saying no to anything that diverts you from your path.
I think I might have to sit down and re-write my goals today :)
Here is a website with Affirmation Cards - Free Positive Affirmations