He came out of the mist and became a strong, clear vision
* I saw an image of a young male wolf in the silent section of a guided [I had typed "gilded"] meditation. He was alertly lounging on layers of rock. He seemed restless, anxious as he looked back over his shoulder. His claws dug into the rock ledge, ready to spring into retreat or assertiveness in seconds. Like a cat, his ears were pointed in two different directions: listening, waiting, watching. "He sees, He Knows...."
There were only two colors in the painted vision. The black and tan wolf and the dark golden ochre background, the color of natural oak wood. The vision looked like black ink brushed over a wooden surface.
After the meditation, I came slowly back into full consciousness. Wolf Vision begged for paint.
** Wolves are teachers. He had floated into my quiet mind to teach me.
Relaxed Alertness is a good description of Tai Chi practice.
Then my mind drifted into Tai Chi meditation/exercise.
*** In Tai Chi "Become like a Young Kitten," Jou, Tsung Hwa's words came in clear.
A kitten is so playful and curious! Her mischievous shoe button eyes open wide with wonder as she chases a butterfly.
Then I smiled as I recalled Master Jou's description of the mother cat teaching her young. The older cat's reflexes are slower than her kittens' scattered actions but she has wisdom and knowledge to teach them how to hunt and lessons for survival.
The young wolf in the vision is like our Tomcat poised to spring at the slightest hint of danger. I noticed this as Tom ate his meal on his cat counter, his hind claws "dug" into the quartz as he prepared for possible fight or flight, even in his home as in the wild.
After the meditation, I "found" a small canvas already painted with the thick slashes of golden ochre oil paint! I had stashed this away years ago and forgotten it! This is the exact background I had seen in my mind picture. Eagerly I brushed in the wolf and rocks with quick strong strokes and black oil paint, "painted" in ink brush style.
Painting completed, I stepped back to inspect the results. In the speckled afternoon sunlight, I noticed "golden halos" surrounding figures or objects. One friend saw a Big City in the full view painting above. The photo below shows detail.
What do you see?
"What Is My Life Challenge? To Be Myself,"
How to Know God, Deepak Chopra
Key Words: Story Title or Wolf, Cat, Tai Chi, Meditation
Winter Wolf and Stars and Snow, Spirit of Phoebe, (Nov 2010), What Kind of Animal Are You? (Jan 2011), Escape Artists, and Silent Runner (Feb 2011), Intuitive Teachers (Jan 2012), Thin Ice (Feb 2012), Mrs. Harris is a Sand Cat, (May 2012), and The Invisible Cheetah (Aug 2013).
* http://www.deepakchopra.com Deepak Chopra, M.D., spiritual teacher and author. Various meditation programs include 21 Day Meditation Challenges such as Perfect Health, Miraculous Relationships and more.
Chopra Center Meditation: video library, free meditations
** Ted Andrews Animal Speak
*** http://www.taichifarm.org Jou, Tsung Hwa, Tai Chi Master, Author, The Tao of Taijiquan, The Tao of Meditation and more
Big Cats on Facebook, free wallpaper and more
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Painting by Dahlis:
Wolf Vision full view and close up