The Fire That Burns Within

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Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of
history’s shame
I rise
Up from past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide”

~Maya Angelou

This poem and my painting go together like peas and carrots!

My interpretation of the second chakra is displayed in the painting above as the fire that burns within–allowing us to create and maintain a healthy and pleasurable life. This energy center  is associated with sexuality, sensuality, creativity and desire.

When we develop the ability to nurture all aspects of ourselves, we can truly live passionate lives. I have noticed that my life transforms the most when I start asking myself the right questions.

Happy Friday!



Original art @Lauren Suzanne 2012