BIRDIE HAS A BATH – Work and pleasure on earth – Seagull Flight oil painting
Born from an idea
Maintain what you have and use with wisdom
Lest on the way, you fall out of the sky
The premature victim
Seagull Flight oil painting was inspired observing a seagull bathing in this pool of fresh water on the Mahurangi River in Warkworth, New Zealand. I am very blessed living in an environment where so much wildlife lives. My creative inspiration is everywhere and every vision of my eye has a story to tell.
From my studio window, I watch the flooded river bulge under the bridge and meet the incoming tide. The autumn season, heralded by Oak trees falling leaves. The spring heralded by Kowhai trees flowering and the busy roadway carrying unceasing traffic. Like a line of ants busily heading somewhere with purpose, the vehicles mix with the sounds of nature. God has given me the privilege to live in this domain and watch the antics of creation.
As I am a prayerful observer in most things, I talk to God* asking the question, why? To me, it makes sense to ask the manufacturer (God) about His products. Everything we see with our eyes has a purpose. I wanted to know why this seagull regularly needed to wash.
Here is his story of Seagull Flight oil painting.
A bird’s feathers have a function. If feathers are not washed practical functions turn to malfunctions. Life slowly becomes dysfunctional. The unwanted negative cycle of life in everything created on earth is evident in dirt, dust, mites, fleas, cockroaches, disease, decay etc. It is what we call, a part of the curse. To be optimally functional the decaying cycle needs regular cleaning maintenance, for all working parts. This maintains maximum efficiency. If you want to be fully functional for any purposes you have there is no room for laziness and birdie has his story to tell.
The family seagulls are probably the most common seabird on the planet. They tell the same story in New York, Sydney, Auckland, Paris, London, Odessa, wherever there is plenty of water and leftover food.
This principle is seen in everything as revealed in Seagull Flight oil painting. Look at cultivated orchards, vehicle engines, ball bearings, our bodies food intake, cattle in the paddocks, the way we think, discarded rubbish in space, politics, religion. All that we imagine and see is influenced by the same principles. Unwanted passengers, dream stealers, haters of good, that would make the gulls flightless efficient must be cleansed for it to live in its own abundance of purpose. Like me, birds too would appreciate the imperfect to become perfect … No more scratches, no more disease, no more washing and no more enemies to peaceful living.
Seagull Flight oil painting reveals a gull needs to wash because it feels uncomfortable with dust and nits in its feathers. It has an inbuilt knowledge that washing is necessary for a proper functioning of its engineered parts and proper functions. A dirty body, an unclean conscience, a broken bone, a disease, a malfunctioning piece of machinery all show a need for maintenance and for want of a better word, healing. The goal … an inbuilt wish for restoration to a desired functional purpose to fulfill the desired destiny. Birdie needed to clean up so he could fly efficiently in search of his next feed. A freer flight with more pleasure and better functionality of purpose.
Some would call this heaven on earth.
Faith exercised from a hunger for what is true
This observation reflected a deep want in all creation for peace … the absence of conflict, the absence of war, rest from hard labor, the absence of disease, rest from vermin and the knowledge of answers to our perpetuating conflicts that rob us of freedom. The code is written in all creation. It waits for the revealing of Gods sons. We all know something is deeply dysfunctional in mankind and we are all hungry for peace and rest.
“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. From this exhortation by a Jewish God man named Jesus, I find an interesting observation. It was His answer to a question His appendices asked.
“On earth, as it is in heaven” has inspired me to hunger for more revelation. As Jesus apprentices observed Him exercising dominion over disease and sickness their curiosity was ignited. This washing people from their ailments and frustrated functionality leading to a full life inspired them.
I want to know why we aren’t seeing more of this today, as He has promised.
This man, Jesus, had demonstrated a relationship with an unseen presence in another dimension, another Kingdom that was greater than the disease and suffering on earth. Jesus talked and communicated all the time with the subjects of this supernatural world as a normal part of daily life and He acted out what He saw and heard, the instructions to heal the sick and deliver people from evil spirits. He told them how to reach this spiritual, supernatural world by talking about and acknowledging its existence. We call it prayer and what’s amazing about this is that it has not been unavailable for us to contact. We never believed in its reality so we mocked what we couldn’t see and created our own philosophies to fill the gap.
Is there a reason for boredom
I have no reason for boredom. All life needs maintenance. You could be in Italy, America, New Zealand, Russia or Syria and the maintenance is the same. We all need to strip away the political, religious and philosophical pride filled walls and find reconciliation first. We all have a common spiritual Godless vacuum which needs feeding on the source of life.
Coming soon to a planet like ours, a new earth and a new heaven. No more death, crying, or pain, and birdie won’t need a bath anymore. He may swim happily with the abandon of a free spirit, just as his heart desires.
* (Or Mr. Universe for my dear, new age accounts lady. Ask me why “Mr. Universe”? It’s a story that has a delightful intent in the reasoning)
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