The bee dream I wrote about in my last post was part of a series of dreams I had last year where plants, animals and insects were “talking’ to me. These dreams have really influenced all my carving this year, and I realized that I never spoke about the lily dream.
I was in garden and came upon a bed of lilies, every type imaginable: white, pink, cala, tiger, stargazers, etc. They had a voice that was male/female/elderly/young, but unified. They said;
To many we represent purity, to others we are the great seducers because of our scent. Some see us as death, others as life. We are not one thing, but have many facets to our personality. It can be very frustrating when people overlook our beauty and just try to label us as “one” thing. But, ultimately, people will see whatever they wish to see. It doesn’t matter though, because we know the truth.
It was quite a dream! I woke up thinking, “Maybe I should carve some lily pieces?” Later that day, while I was riding the M train home a man stepped on with a massive bouquet of pink, stargazer lilies. I was just bowled over by their beauty. Then later that week, I attended a wedding of an old friend and the minister conducting the ceremony read from the book of Matthew:
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
I took both of these incidents, in such a short period of time, as a message saying, “YES! YOU SHOULD CARVE A LILY PIECE!”.
Two pieces emerged soon after; a ring and a pendant. I decided to go with the stargazer lily, because of the big bouquet on the subway, and ,not to typecast this amazing lily, because, in the language of flowers, they are said to represent an “enchanting mystery”.