Dancing to the Rites of Spring


SFT Door Protector by Lidia Kenig-Scher

Created for a couple who collects very unique art and live in a home designed by a star architect, this Door Protector was commissioned to assist them in living consciously, freely, creatively, and compassionately. They desire to age gracefully by bringing light and wisdom’s insights into their lives, deepen their relationship and permeate all other relationships and endeavors with such qualities. They hoped that the art would help them nurture and embody their values, assist them in empowering their intuition and inspire them to own and express their creative talents. In fact, the wife said that she was ready to take one of her dream projects to a deeper level.

A new Door Protector begins by gathering the client’s statements and payment along with the pre-selected surface, also known as supports, and then I bring all of it into a deep meditation that is followed by a contemplative focus on the people who commissioned the art. Working with various divination tools, which include cards, crystals and animal spirits I end the session with a silent intuitive reading.  I listen deeply for patterns, meaning and guidance and complete the initial work by purchasing the stones and preparing the surface. Sometimes I must wait for crystals to arrive while the prepared canvas or support sits within my altar, but the blank canvas becomes part of my daily meditation until I am moved to begin painting.

Daily meditation continues, respecting the timing and the process, as I am always attuned to the guidance I receive. I found that when several days go by and nothing shows up on the canvas, I am urged to connect with the client and inquire about their lives so that in facilitating the understanding of a difficult issue, they may help get the images flowing. I talk about aspects of the intuitive reading and invariably, our conversation uncovers events and situations that gripped them. I reassure them that what they are experiencing is part of the process of birthing their Door Protector. I explain that with their thoughts, beliefs and emotions, they are creating the sacred art through me and I invite them to release the resolutions to the higher power that oversees the creation of the piece.

And just as invariably, after the intervention, the images begin to flow on the canvas! By turning their attention on the artwork I am painting for them, the clients and I are co-creating with Spirit.

While working on the Door Protector featured here, and seeing that nothing was showing up for several weeks, I called the client and she confessed that she had been distracted, confused and worried about upcoming pre-planned trips and the impact that one of them, a solo journey, would have in her life. She was also worried about her husband’s health and the outcome of a planned, but potentially difficult surgery.

Alas, our chat seemed to help, because the next day images began to appear on the surface, and within a short time the art was completed and installed, just before the first trip!

Behold the images in the SFT Door Protector, where a magical sun-dappled forest provides the perfect backdrop for the Wish Granting Jewel mantra, appearing to emanate from the sun’s rays and bringing forth the light and wisdom of the ancient syllables.  The trees seem to joyously sway to the sound of Igor Stravinsky’s Rites of Spring, prompting all who behold the art to dance to their authentic rhythms.

Tall peaks rise on the left, in the foreground, with a raw Cuprite crystal embedded in to assist the clients in connecting with the grounding and nourishing earth energies and offering the reassurance that all is well; always.

A Rhodonite stone sits at the bottom near the center to remind the couple of the love they share and teaching them to love and appreciate who they are individually. A mountain path strewn with Aquamarine chips helps them reflect on their resolve, offers calmness and flow and as the road dips into the water, it provides clarity and inspires truth in living, provided that they release outmoded mental constructs and allow in the aid of a higher power.

 

Door Protectors are designed to be installed above a home’s front door, the physical element that provides a clear transition between the outside world and the inner sanctum of a dwelling. Many, many owners of this art report that seeing it upon entering or leaving their space provides everyone, even those who pass under it, with a reassuring sense of safety and well-being. By regularly connecting to their art, owners tell me that they feel at ease at home or within their business. Openness and trust, enables their chosen intentions to manifest in an even better form than anyone could have imagined. They learned that the Universe has their backs and will present them with a broader vision than any human mind could see.

The owners of this Door Protector report that every planned trip unfolded wonderfully, that the woman’s solo trip proved to be more fruitful than she had anticipated and that the husband’s operation was a total success.

See the sacred art up close, find out how to order yours and start to dance to your authentic rhythms by clicking on SFT Door Protector.

Is it Mostly About Endings?


LauraC Door Protector by Lidia Kenig-Scher

 

The woman who installed this door protector in her home approximately a month ago wrote that so far, this has been mostly a journey about significant endings. She noticed which relationships or aspects of some of these liaisons drained her energy, and resolved to keep clear boundaries around them.

Laura C.  knows that she is making room for new relationships, situations, and opportunities and is quite passionate about it.

As she began to consciously focus on self-love, new levels of healing became available to her.  Deeply buried feelings of anger arose, yet she was able to move through the pain and shift it into hopefulness.

And then Laura noticed an increase in physical energy which enabled her to accomplish new tasks, entertain new business ideas and spontaneously start a powder room remodel on her own. Wow!!!

The powder room Laura considers symbolic of her brave and fresh outlook on life. She loves the creative aspects of the project, trusts that she will be able to complete it and find help if needed and revels in the courage it took to undertake it.

Above all, Laura trusts the unseen influences at work in her life sensing their protective and benevolent energies around her.

The divination that preceded the creation of this Door Protector guided me to provide lots of Water energy. This element represents our emotional intelligence beckoning us to accept our feelings and integrate them into the fabric of our lives.

Our life journey moves along like frothy water sprays that delights us, or like high waves by exciting us. The gentle undulating movement works with the tides and the wind yielding to wakes. “The higher the wave goes”, said Osho, “the deeper is the wake that follows it. One moment you are the wave, another moment you are the hollow wake that follows.”

Water cannot forever freeze as a wave, nor always be the wake. It moves along by virtue of being in continuous relationship with the elements. So it is that we move forward in life and experience growth through our human relationships.

Our natural ability to thrive depends on the emotional charge we invest in relationships and the levels of attachment we spend in maintaining them to make them into what we think they should be.

When we mirror the ocean we count on the variables for growth and transformation. We accept who and what we encounter expecting to find jewels after the storm. We trust that even when we can’t see land, the sea will carry us to the shore and witness a new dawn.

In the sacred art, Tourmalines of various colors and energetic properties bob above the waves easily and gracefully, surrounded by a golden bubble. These crystals were included to remind Laura that she will find the jewels of adventure, abundance, love, joy, peace and wellness by deepening her meditation practice and staying fiercely present to variables.

The 9 butterflies streaming from the mantra represent Spirit’s guidance whispering that Grace is a birthright. The mantra itself broadcasts truth, foretells of a magnificent dawn always rising to summon courage, unleash her creativity and live the life she came here to live.

Laura C is not seeking to know what her passion is. She is allowing her heart to speak by doing what she loves, taking time to savor both the waves and the wakes of her journey, feeling the wind as she looks for the jewels in the endings and expecting the sun to rise by passionately delighting in the possibilities.

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Dwelling in Peace, Love and Fulfillment


Fondulas Door Protector by Lidia Kenig-Scher
Fondulas Door Protector by Lidia Kenig-Scher

I don’t need to tell you that our planet is in distress and so are all who inhabit it. I mentioned it last week. I also don’t have to tell you that living with stress is not living fully or authentically. It is like we walk around with an invisible fence around us, yet one that can be punctured and can collapse at any moment.

We feel unsafe.

Safety was identified by psychologist Abraham Maslow as being the second most important need we must have fulfilled in order to thrive. According to his pyramidal Hierarchy of Needs, when our physiological necessities are taken care of, these form the basis for our ability to perceive ourselves unlikely to be at risk.

When we can get food, water and can breathe and sleep; we feel safe.

When we feel under attack from other people and circumstances, we contract. When we are unsure about our employment, our health insurance, our property and the availability of resources, we live in fear.

This provides a very weak base for the next hierarchy of needs: Love and the sense of Belonging.

Such layer now becomes filled with suspicion and tensions we cannot even see. Total honesty is difficult and our relationships contract. We become needy. We huddle around others we perceive as kindred and hold on to life situations constricting us even more. We unhealthily attach to life, jobs, marriages, friendships, neighborhoods, beliefs and so on.

Thus, the next layer provides a creaky foundation for what Maslow called Esteem, or our ability to feel truly confident about our achievements and happy about other people’s milestones. We cease respecting ourselves, become weary of others and feel powerless. Anger swells and turns into disrespect for those with whom we disagree.

It is easy to see that the top layer, which according to Maslow provides the ground for self-actualization, cannot sustain our desire to live an authentic life. Our moral compass is badly tattered; our creativity suffers, stumped by our lack spontaneity. We have trouble solving simple problems and refuse to accept things as they are.

Prejudice pervades our lives; we lose faith in ourselves and blame others for our lot in life.

I started to create Door Protectors, when I looked at the world we share and saw how many people near and far were unable to fulfill even their basic physiological needs. Flint, Michigan’s cost-cutting measures resulting in lead contaminated drinking water is a perfect example of this.

Frustrated and pondering on being effectively helpful, I looked at a paper placed above my front door containing the Wish Granting Jewel Mantra I received from a beloved Buddhist monk. I noticed that since the Tibetan syllables flanked my entry, I felt more grounded, productive and happier. I also successfully changed my career.

Coincidentally, an out-of-town client requested what she termed “big Feng Shui help” for her new business. Unable to travel to the site, I proposed to create a special art to be placed above the front door. I meditated, chanted the mantra and was guided to write the ancient syllables and surround them with pictorial symbols, like in the art shown above.

The results were to our surprise, outstanding. Within a month, the turnaround in finances, interpersonal relationships and customer feedback were so dramatic that she ordered one for a relative. That was the beginning of the mixed media art I call Door Protectors, which seem to help people create strong layers of fulfilled needs flowing toward self-actualization.

Created in an atmosphere of sacredness, aided by the mantra and guided by an intense focus on the needs and desires of those who commission it, the art affects people in profound ways. The world around them has not changed, but how these art owners perceive it, has indeed changed and from within.

The energy of the paintings also affects those who see it and pass under it, and are strengthened by the owners’ deep connection to the art. As where attention goes, energy follows, it is a win/win exchange. I found a beautiful way to be helpful and blissful. Passing the bliss on to others, we each generate more bliss enabling us to build the strong base under which our authentic selves become fully actualized and…

We can beam bliss to our centers of influence.

I invite you commission your own Door Protector, or order any of the available prints and be on your way to dwelling in peace, love and fulfillment. You can also read more stories on the Blog.

Life as You’ve Never Known It


Paula H Door Protector by Lidia Kenig
Paula H Door Protector by Lidia Kenig (c)

When I first spoke with Paula H, in her voice I heard confusion, despair, and a sense of being stuck. Her energy level was low, which she said was due to the negativity that surrounded her in just about all aspects of her life. She even seriously questioned the decision to move to Miami five years ago.

Not seeing her way out, she consulted mystics, therapists and doctors when a chance meeting with one of my former students coupled with testimonials she read about the sacred art I create, led her to commission a door protector this past April.

Paula was beaming when we chatted this morning and offered an impressive list of good news that started at about the time we installed the completed art via Skype, in her Miami home about 5 weeks ago.

The formerly unappreciated sales associate in a Biotech firm got a promotion with a substantial raise and a private office. She started diving regularly and appreciating the beauty she found under water and shared some beautiful pictures of recent diving trips with me.

New friends, resting better at night, and an improved relationship with a sister with whom she had not spoken in 2 years, led her to state that “for the first time in 5 years I enjoy living; I am a happy person, working in a successful business, enjoying my new friends and diving; and I love being in the water!”

While I cannot say that it was the art alone that helped manifest Paula’s dramatic improvements, I can say that it was a powerful catalyst since the moment she put in the order.

Masai Mara
Masai Mara

When the client first laid eyes on the art, she began to cry because the scene seemed to have come out of her computer’s screen saver; the sunset in Masai Mara, Kenya seen on left. The mountains, she was sure, were Mount Kilimanjaro, which she still had on her mobile device, all from a recent trip to Africa.

Mt Kilimanjaro
Mt Kilimanjaro

 

I too had to take a deep breath, as I had not known of her trip, nor had I seen the pictures. However, it reassured me that the intuitive work I engage in when I create these artworks that are installed above the door, come through me and not of me.

Seeing the photographs reminded me of the beauty and power of what comes through in each finished product and the breadth of the images, ranging from very realistic to extremely abstract work and a huge diversity of color schemes. Many clients have commented that what I produced deeply resonates with them and often it comes from past experiences.

I can say that the divination and meditation work I do before I start painting and that seems to inform the images and colors, is always correct. It is confirmed by the final report and consultation I provide to my clients, of which I also had no previous knowledge. Present in the images, are life situations that they may use to dive deeper and transform their present lot, as they live and work with their door protector.

In this case, the fog lifting from the mountains implies that in Paula’s life, her “fog” would lift through a greater reliance on developing intuition, trusting inner knowledge and connecting more deeply with Spirit’s counsel.

Eight silvery butterflies portend deep transformation, while one red butterfly at the rear predicts that it will happen very soon. Hematite flower petals, with a Phenacite crystal center, present opportunities for Paula to experience her inner light shining brightly.

Hematites have excellent grounding and balancing energy and are powerful aids in stimulating the mind, enhancing memory and evoking deep thinking. They also have a highly protective energy and are good to help women who lack courage and feel desperate and stuck.

Phenacites are rare crystals, here also seen crowning the mountains. They embody pure light and are known to continually beam blessings. They are also particularly helpful in healing the past and attracting angelic forces.

The mountain peaks are aimed at the gold leafed Tibetan script of the Wish Granting Jewel mantra * appearing to be beamed out of the brilliant afternoon sun, beckoning Paula to trust that her life is already transforming into a lovelier, warmer and brighter life.

paula-herman-pic A recent photo provided by Paula, is encouraging you to order your own door protector and begin to experience life as you’ve never know it! See the Door Protector’s Gallery and for more information on ordering your own, go to Commission a Door Protector.

Thank you, Paula and thank you to all the clients and collectors who have been enjoying the art, growing with it and gifting me with their trust and support!

 

Read more about the Wish Granting Jewel Mantra.

 

Gliding Toward the Perfect Shore


Stacey Arb Door Protector -LidiaKenig
Stacey Arb Door Protector -LidiaKenig (c)

A Charoite boat, with a black and green Tourmaline boom, a pink Tourmaline mast and mirror sails is calmly aloft on the somewhat choppy waters.

The sailor knows that she is being divinely guided to glide with the rhythms of her heart toward the perfect shore.

The sun above the sails has become the Wish Granting Jewel mantra, while the winds arch in a protective motion against a magnificent pink sky.

As purple confetti showers giddily fall upon her ship, this sailor celebrates her newfound power.

She now knows how to turn off the mind’s noise, embrace the quiet and allow the silence to nourish her body, mind and spirit.

From the bliss of inner calm, life sails on the waters of truth.

Stacey ordered her door protector when her health and the state of her home reflected her inner turmoil. She was not sure what to change first, but knew she was ready for both direction and support.

Faced with a long time waiting for her custom sacred art to be completed, the client decided to order a blessed reproduction as a physical reminder that she was ready for change and indeed she was!

By the time I installed the original, Stacey had regained physical strength, she was in the process of removing decades of accumulated clutter out of the home, and with renewed clarity of mind, was planning for a complete home renovation.

Upon unveiling the art, Stacey was visibly taken by its beauty, and when I told her that the art reflected the beauty of living her truth and once again feeling empowered, I saw tears of gratefulness, joy and love mimicking the showers of confetti on her door protector.

The reproduction art helped her safely move forward on the most prescient issues. The customized original art would assist her, as many door protector owners attest, in uncovering deeper life circumstances and sailing through any storm as if protective winds and loving skies were showering joyful confetti to calm the waters and steady the lifeboat.

Stacey now knows that by working with the energy of her door protector, and embodying its ancient wisdom, she becomes a powerful sailor, sharing her authentic self, her skills and her talents with grace and ease.

I invite you to order your own Door Protector, or purchase blessed reproductions right now.

Go to Door Protectors and begin to glide with the rhythms of your heart toward your perfect shore!

 

Creating the Life She Deserves


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Door Protector Kristin K, by Lidia Kenig

When you make a decision to move your life in a different direction, it is not easy to find your compass. All you know is what you do not want, and the decisions you make under those circumstances are always based on what you already know. Kristin K. found the courage to make geographical and spiritual changes. Some alterations were indeed based on the known. Other choices were guided by a willingness to suspend judgment and trust the unknown.

She made sure of it.

Besieged by a series of very difficult life circumstances that culminated in a house fire, the young woman began to seek radical change. Backed by the financial security of a job she loves, her first decision was to move away from the town and the relationships she felt stifled by and that continued to engender suffering.

Along with various new experiences geared to make changes in her lifestyle, Kristin decided to take the Painting from the Heart Classes I offered, and when it was time to sell the old house, she ordered a Door Protector even before she moved to her new digs. She stated that faced with the many unknowns, she was confident that the sacred art I was to create would help her feel supported.

The painting classes revealed untapped artistic talent and provided reassurance when trusting her intuition. She enjoyed playing with new materials, successfully dealt with frustration and created unexpectedly beautiful paintings that she was pleased to hang in her new space.

Soon after we installed the Door Protector, Kristin stated that she now feels safer, was inspired to make room for an art studio and started to meet people whom she felt were kindred spirits. She also made positive changes in her activity levels, adding variety, emphasizing exploration and dedicated time for reflection.

The artwork I created for Kristin reflects her deep desire to heal negative past karma and end the suffering caused by incorrect perceptions. As I chanted the mantra and painted, I felt that she was ready for an entirely new vision.

Looking at the left side of the painting, the red colored section implies fire that burns and transforms. It is balanced on the right, by the splashing waves of a blue ocean ready to cleanse and purify the soul.

The Ancient Chinese coins on the fire side are a symbol for the solidity and abundance of heaven and earth, offering the wealth of lessons learned, while the gold mirrors on the water side provide sources for wisdom and reflection upon which to build a new life.

The bottom center is dominated by a beautiful Seraphinite crystal; one of the premier healing stones, emphasizing that healing must occur at the cellular level, in order to allow old patterns of imbalance to be flushed away and new patterns of radiant health to be formed.

A bright double rainbow emerges from the purifying and regenerating effects of fire and water, implying that today’s troubles will come to pass, if one holds strong to one’s vision. The pure light will illuminate the path to awakening and to a life filled with blessings and abundance at all levels.

A tear-drop Bloodstone, the consummate heart healer, points directly to the Ancient Wish Granting Jewel mantra, and is supported on the back of the painting by the Negative Karma Cleansing mantra, both written in Tibetan Sanskrit script. See, A Well Built Hut for more information on the mantra and its meaning.

Bloodstone has been recognized since ancient times as the stone of courage and healing. The stone’s green background stands for the heart chakra, while red is the vibrational color of the first chakra, thus the stone instills courage of the heart in the face of difficulties and offers the emotional balance of the first chakra’s connection to the earth.

As all the symbols converge on the mantra, we can observe that it reveals infinity and its field of possibility beyond it.

The Door Protector is thus intended to support its owner in summoning the courage to act upon inner guidance, cut through seemingly insurmountable difficulties and own the power to create a deserved new life.

Kristin K. is happy to share her door protector with those who are attracted to it, through the limited editions canvas prints that I embellish and bless. Go to KristinK Door Protector  to purchase yours.

If you desire to order a customize door protector, see pricing and details in the Purchase Info tab