I Surrender - CANVAS
"I Surrender" © 2015 Sonya Shannon. All rights reserved. Detail from, "The Narrow Gate."
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Canvas Mantra edition is direct-printed on durable gallery canvas wrap.
Canvas Mantra Open Edition
- 16" x 24" Canvas Mantra - $222
MANTRA around canvas edge - THIRD STEP PRAYER:
God, I offer myself to Thee—to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of Life. May I do Thy will always.
'I Surrender' started with a vision of truly releasing everything, including the "work" of standing up. When I was 11 and my body was light and strong, for fun I used to back into the water from a jetty. The initial splash of surrender led to floating on my back, looking up at pictures in the clouds. That feeling of floating free, drifting here and there on the gentle waves is the energy I wanted to capture in this painting.
I also meditate on my Higher Self, the Angelic part who is always highly aware, who loves this lower self even when I don't love me. She holds me when I fall in life. She is part of the Divine Realm. So the vision shows a larger, more powerful and perfect Self cupping the smaller self in her hands.
This artwork was done for the Surrender card in the Transformation Oracle and is the second card in the Water Element.