Last night I was carving the head of my newest creation, Sir Lucious the Dragon.
As I bring this character to life, I'm contemplating what he stands for. He stands for our connection to the Divine, to all life, and to each other. He is themed after the yogic concept of the crown chakra.
The crown chakra, represented by the color purple, stands for our connection to the Divine. That connection is special to me.
I believe that God is life itself- the energy pulsing through us all. Sometimes it feels like a parent I may pray to- but I think that has more to do with my baby understanding than the nature of things.
Ironically a book called The Color Purple spells it out beautifully:
Two characters, Shug and Celie, are walking and talking about this stuff-
“God is not a he or a she, but a it. But what do it look like? I ast. Don't look like nothing, she say. It ain't a picture show. It ain't something you can look at apart from anything else, including yourself.”
-Alice Walker, The Color Purple
When I was a kid my mom told me my name, Jonathan, means walks with God. It gave me the feeling I was enveloped in the love of a big, beautiful spirit. In that love, the world is just a play of consciousness and all people are beautiful, sacred, and magic. In that love, all is possible.
As I finish this final character in my initial series from Possibilitopia, I want you to consider why I'm doing this. I'm doing this for you. To remind you. To remind you, in a playful way, that you are magical. You are brilliant. You are an energy matrix that expands and contracts with your consciousness. You are your consciousness. And we are each other. It's time to feel that energy of connection and, like this magnificent dragon is about to do, embrace the sky with the wings of our awareness.