Several years ago, I had the colors black and red come up during a Focusing session. I don’t recall exactly what their meaning was, but a while later I wrote a poem called “A Deeper Passion” and made a paper collage to symbolize the poem. I think perhaps black symbolizes grief for me, and red, life.
Seeds: Round Monkey Comb, Sea Heart, Ox Eye, Sand Box Tree seed, Starnut palm, A. cornigera thorns, Nenes (Ormosia monosperma? Red and black seeds), red Adenanthera pavonina, and seed pods.
Invitation: Embrace your life. Honor your grieving. Release your fears. Seek your passion.
I have had the center, spiky, elongated pod for years. I love. It is a Pithecoctenium crucigerum, also known as “monkey comb.” I wish I could find more of these.
Hanging pods: Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) – Known as Woman’s Tongue (Malinche Tree);
Sea Heart (Entada giga)
Ox Eye; Almond Seeds
Prioria Copafeira (hanging in center)
Invitation: Let your heart be your guide. Seek balance. Hang loose.
WESTERN DIRECTION –
This is the third one I made. The bottom dark piece of driftwood is lovely. It has an indigenous feel to me.
Unusual “Monkey Comb” (Apeiba aspera)
Mary’s Bean (crucifixion bean) (Merremia discoidesperma)
Two lovely small black seeds (Oxyrhynchus trinervias)
Guanacaste Tree seed
Brown and white driftwood, with a mix of drift seeds and shells. Includes Sea Heart, Ox Eye, Guanacaste Tree seeds, Grey Nickernut, Little Marble, pods from Acacia Trees, palm fruit stems, and shells from Costa Rica.
Invitation: Follow your heart. Stay on your spiritual path. Be willing to grow.