“Imagination can become as active in meditation as it is in dream sleep. Sometimes the mere vividness of the experience can convince the practioner that what he or she ‘remembers’ is a true recall of events. Since the critical faculties in the meditative state are somewhat repressed, it is important not to take some of the revelations that may occur too literally. There is a saying: “Even if the angels of heaven come to one with a special message, simply ignore them and simply carry on cultivating your focused attention.””
from ‘Natural Mind Meditation: Dzogchen Mahamudra and the Dynamic Awakening of Human Consciousness’ by Rodney. P. Devenish.
For fun I had offered to have a go at a design for the logo for a freind’s bar in Corfu, as a gift to them.
The local owl there is the Scops owl, famous for its transformative powers. This image is based on its ‘I’m big and scary’ mode. He had been very specific re-including an owl as he had had an amazing moment when a rare white owl had flown into his buzy bar.
Unfortunately all this work was done too late, as the season has just begun and he has commissioned a lovely sign from a local artist. Pretty similar in many ways, but more welcoming!! Probably a good thing.
Not sure when I will have time to work more on it. I also was going to tame the owl down and stop it drinking!
Intend to finish this project for the sake of completion and as a present for my favorite freinds from Corfu, but studio list is getting pretty long these days so do not know when.