Yesterday I told you about my struggle to draw a mandala. Today, I want to show you my first ever unicorn and phoenix drawings. Unlike the mandala, which made me cry buckets of tears, these were fairly straightforward. I got them right on my first practice run, and then I just took a deep breath and drew them out on the page.
Sure, the unicorn could use some more work – his mane looks like it’s stuck on to his body! – but for a first try, I’m pretty happy with him! And I’m totally in love with this phoenix! In fact, I recently reimagined her in another piece – you can take a look see on my instagram feed, and while you’re at it, do follow me there too!
So why these two animals, you ask? Because they came to me during a meditation as my animal companions, and I loved the meanings associated with them.
The phoenix represents death and rebirth, transformation and regeneration. It’s the protector of all fire. This totem gives hope in the midst of despair.
The unicorn gives you the ability to make your dreams come true. It has the ability to restore broken spirits and helps you develop your own personal power.
Pretty interesting, right? Here’s a guided meditation to help you find your power animal if you so wish.
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