Sunday, February 05, 2012

Ashes and Wind

Ashes & Wind by Nieve44/La Luz
Ashes & Wind, a photo by Nieve44/La Luz on Flickr.

title inspired by song I am listening to from Stephen Duros CD, Urban Flamenco. At the end of December into January my patio was extended giving me a second oasis. The extended patio was given another unique design of significant meaning and beautiful craftsmanship by Dan Axton. Concrete blocks and flagstone pavers were carefully selected and inspired from Kundalini. Kundalini, which literally means coiled and thus the a/c is the mechanism or sleeping serpent if you will. Kundalini is described as being coiled up at the base of the spine and through meditation awakens and travels through the chakras. The progress of kundalini through the different chakras leads to different levels of awakening and mystical experience. There are seven chakras and thus in the design of my patio there are seven flagstone pavers. I asked for four corners of white concrete blocks to pay homage to the four elements of earth, fire, water, air and/or four directions of east, south, west and north. Sacred red dirt from Chimayo along with a special flower from my altar were burried as a thank you for blessings given to me since I've owned my house.

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