Stella d'Ora (Black Madonna 2014)
“Stella d’Ora”(Black Madonna 2014)
Sally Fuller RIchard - All Rights Reserved
30”x40”x1.5” acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Inspired by August 30, 2014 “Our Black Madonna” Livestream with Shiloh Sophia
Conroe, Texas, USA
The canvas was blessed with holy water, and a prayer inscribed on the surface.
Our Lady of Darkness, Our Black Madonna,
[I give myself permission to be whole & free.
I am strong & can look at my powerful, creative,
Passionate dark side with compassion & love.
Nothing & no one can stop me now. Fear no longer paralyzes me
Or keeps me stuck in being less than I choose to be.
I choose freedom, aliveness, joy, wisdom, & total self-acceptance.]
~written by Edwene Gaines “Dancing with Your Dark Side”
The theme of “Our Black Madonna” suggests that within the dark, there is always the light, and within the light there is always the dark. This represents unity, wholeness, that ALL is One. I called for the “Black Madonna of Total Self-Acceptance” to emerge from my canvas.
Part of Our Lady’s message to me was to realize that when I accept all of myself in Peace, I can accept all of you [others], and in this, you [the other] do not cause me to fear, for I SEE YOU, the Beloved.
Stella d’Ora’s Message:
You are stunning! I can’t look away from your face! It shines!
There is Peace, Joy, Knowing, Self-Acceptance, Gentleness!
You are sensual in your adornment, so feminine.
The Light is always there, even inside what seems dark.
That’s what “dark” is — an amalgamation of ALL.
Queen – Royal – Self Possessed – Calm Confidence – Beauty
– Divine Feminine – Perpetual Restoration
We can try to white wash our darkness to please others, to keep them feeling safe,
but it doesn’t last, it is all there underneath.
You can’t cover it up, and when you try to deny it, you lose a piece of yourself.
You judge yourself to be less than, to be damaged, to be wrong.
There is nothing wrong with you & all of your colors!
Accept THAT, Dear One!
LOVE yourself – It frees us all!!!
The sides of my paintings are painted red to honor the “Red Thread” tradition of many cultures. This tradition says that people who are destined to meet are connected by a red thread from birth. The thread may tangle and stretch, but it will never break.