Totem Pole Inspiration.
In elementary school I loved learning about Indigenous people - I was obsessed with Totem poles as are many Canadians to this day! Hand carved on a grand scale - months of work if not a life time… a lifetime of experiences during the gift of the journey - enabling these masters to carve Totem Poles from our great Canadian treasures - PINE TREES!
We have some tall Pine on the property that tower and sway gently some days - mesmerizing me for hours. These are the trees many totems were caved from If we have to cut one down - it’s on my to do list, lol. Imagining Totem poles… I’ve already sketched the next. Totem poles are sacred, I am grateful for Canada's Indigenous people for their contribution to our country then & NOW. .
I researched online for Animal Spirit representation and Totem poles animal meaning, Indigenous belief, traditions and art - I think back now to how little was actually taught about indigenous people of Canada and the loss of that knowledge, was truly a loss to our entire Canadian culture. NOW - learning how Indigenous have been treated & continue to be treated - with more than most in incarceration, living in poor communities, struggling with addiction, racism, government neglect, police abuse & even hospital neglect - it is absolutely not a part of Canada, I am proud of.
There’s no time like the present to learn about others, to celebrate their gifts so we can all continue the journey together wiser & stronger… as we all walk each other home. All these Totem creatures mean something, according to charts, my spirit animal is a wolf - my next Totem will be a wolf praying while painting, I intentionally ask God to continue to show me LOVE which keeps me in Awe - creating for the creator… much like the indigenous artists before and after me.
We highly recommend Amend on Netflix. WOW. Grateful for the education and sad for the realization… there are humans who judge for many things still. I must continually remind myself people who sit around and INTENTIONALLY think nasty thoughts & acts are miserable, fearful & faithless.
RISE Above, your faith in God & yourself WILL INDEED change the world for the better.
Leave it to God, shit will get done! lol I think Ill paint that for my desk today.
Norm & I were shocked at what we learned, well… I was until they got to the part about women, it is by far one of the most inspiring & educational shows I’ve watched, ever.