On the cover, Phoenix Rising by Nikoletta Bersentes, a reminder of these transformative times.
The Phoenix is a mythical bird that consciously consumes itself in flames to be reborn new from its ashes. What the phoenix symbolizes for me is regeneration, rebirth and transformation. This is a time for renewal; a time to rise up and out of the ashes, emerging victoriously having walked through the fire again and again.
It is important to our creative endeavors in that it is one of the myths which probably best describes the transformation that the ego must undergo in a creative endeavor. The phoenix is the symbol of the transformation of human consciousness and the creative spirit each of us must undergo to one degree or another to create what we desire. The method that is used is our choice but the process is inescapable.
About the Artist: Nikoletta Bersentes
Breath • Art • Empower
A native of the California central coast, Greek Goddess, Nikoletta Bersentes is a pioneer, mother, artist, healer, visionary, medicine woman and open channel. Answering her calling, she is helping to clear the way and be a beacon for those who seek the spiritual pilgrimage of deep self-exploration and liberation.
After deeply unraveling herself like layers of an onion, as a Phoenix Rising, Nikoletta is returning to Lake Tahoe, where home is and her journey continues. In celebration the public is invited to say farewell and view her work at an art exhibit /sale July 17, 18 and 19 in the Gallery at the Information Press. Visitors can adopt a piece for home or office to stir and heal the soul. Information Press is located in the Pacific Coast Center at 75 Higuera Street, Suite 100 in San Luis Obispo. Exhibit hours are: Friday 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday 3 pm to 6 pm.
“My vision with the art is a direct reflection of my devotion to spirit through my heart onto the canvas. May they touch or teach that part of you which remembers the ancient truths and longs for that familiarity beyond what you may think you’re capable of reaching. I have creatively infused intention, prayers and spirit thoughtfully channeling my vision within each art piece. As we follow our path into the unknown and make our way on this journey called life may we embody a trust walk of unwavering faith. Let us unravel ourselves to discover the essence of who we truly are, like the lotus flower that blossoms gracefully to the surface through the mud, unstained.”
Nikoletta is deeply connected to trees and nature, Saints, angels, guides, spiritual matriarchs, master teachers, and gods as well as all animals and the essence of existence as we know it. Her nature work and sacred moments are of high vibrational spots all around the globe. In additional to Phoenix Rising, her works include Ganesha the Overcomer of obstacles, Durga, considered to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation and destruction of the world and other Hindu gods. She will unveil a few new pieces: Harriet Tubman one of her spiritual matriarchs from the Underground Railroad, no one left behind, as well as a depiction of her journey with plant medicines grown in Peru.
Learn more about Nikoletta Bersentes at www.organikhealing.com.