Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Symbol of Peacock and Good News

I found this artwork of Gabriel, the Archangel associated with the Annunciation on the web.  With my recent affinity for peacocks, this seemed like a perfect companion for the blog.  The keynote of peacock is resurrection.  With its colorful feathering, resembling eyes, it is also symbolic of watchfulness or wise vision. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was chosen for her purity, although Joseph initially grieved  over her condition, knowing he was not the father of the child she carried.  Her reputation was at stake.  The Angel visited him in a dream to set him straight; Mary was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

The angels help us to see that things are not always as they appear; there is a higher truth taking place, beyond our current comprehension:  Do not fear. Keep the faith and stay watchful.  Look to God and not the problem.  Love is their message. 

This week I came across these peacock boxes at Bell's.  They were the answer to a storage problem in my new little office. With only one desk drawer, I needed more space.  The decorative boxes can help remind me to be more vigilant for what I'm "storing away" both mentally and physically.  Thoughts are things.

"The light of the body is the eye:  if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." (Matt. 6:22)

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and stay open to receiving joyful blessings.