Yesterday, my post was the story of Sister Swan and her message in Native American Totems. I told you of her message of Grace. Today, I would like to tell you about what and who inspired me to write that post. I would like to introduce you to a Native American Artist from Canada, Darlene Gait.
Darlene, a contemporary Coast Salish First Nation’s artist, moves my soul with her art. Over this past weekend I was searching for someone that I could feature on my blog, as I want to bring to light the talented authors, artists, and people of note who are from the First Peoples (Native Americans). So, I lit my sage candle to purify the room and my thoughts and humbly asked my Spirit Guides to help me find the right person to promote this week. They guided me to Darlene Gait.
When I landed on her website, I was mesmerized by what I found. Her art shows the beauty of the North West and her people. I was guided along to images of her interpretation of people doing everyday things with incredible detail. My breath was taken away with Spiritual images that I felt a connection with.
As I clicked from beautiful page to beautiful page, a thought was forming in my head. And then I came to the picture of a Swan and I stopped. I was transfixed on that picture finding such joy in it. Such peace! I wondered why I was moved more by this than the others because it didn’t really have a Native American theme to it. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it, though. I found myself looking deeper and deeper into the picture and suddenly felt like I was gliding on the water like that graceful swan. “Are you talking to me Sister Swan?” I asked my computer screen. “You must be because I feel I’m swimming with you.”
So I took my book out to see if there was a Native American Totem of Swan. I read for the first time the beautiful story of Sister Swan and her message of Grace. One message is to act on our hunches.
I wrote to Darlene and asked her permission to use the image in this blog post. Clicking on this next word Opalescence” will take you to her website page for the picture.
I invite, no encourage, you to visit Darlene’s website to learn more about her and to visit her galleries. You are in for a most delightful treat! She is an internationally recognized artist whose art is in both private and public exhibits. Her website is: One Moon Gallery
I want to thank Darlene for giving me the permission to use her “Opalescence” image and graciously allowing me to introduce her to you.
In other blog posts, I’ve talked to you about Totems choosing you to bring a message that you need to hear. This is an example of how it works sometimes. Swan stopped me. I relaxed and went with the flow and I acted on my hunch by contacting Darlene. There is something in the Great Mystery working here. We can grow in so many ways when we stop and listen to our Native American Totems.
~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related