zena's art

Alex Grey - Progress of the Soul pt. 22

“Zena Lotus” 1990, oil on linen.

Our daughter, Zena, was born November 15, 1988. Astrologically she is a Scorpio, very passionate and curious about scary things. In this painting she pulls from her center a rainbow sphere, a heartdrop of spiritual potentiality with the Tibetan syllable Ah. The Ah is used in the Dzogchen teachings as a symbol of primordial purity. Joyful children radiate this purity and spontaneity, free from conceptual thought, but it is not integrated or stabilized as true realization; that only comes after the conceptual mind has developed and been transcended by spiritual practice.