Last night I had a dream of a woman in a Native American bird mask and wings. The wings, were filled with drawings of everyday things, like lamps and dishes and furniture. The mask and wings glowed yellow. Another woman who was standing next to the masked woman said “Shawna makes it glow”.
When I woke up I looked up the name Shawna, a name that has no meaning to me. The Wikipedia definition is “God is Gracious”. The Urban Dictionary meaning is “a sexy woman”. It made me think of the Divine Feminine and the idea that pleasure connects us to divinity.
When I looked for images of the mask and wings I saw in my dream, I found it was similar to the Native American Thunderbird. Traditionally the Thunderbird is said to make wind and thunder when it flaps it’s wings and lightening comes from its eyes. It’s a symbol of strength and power.
I’m still sorting this out and I want to research it some more. But I have no doubt it will make its way further into my work.