This painting is the expression of a process change in my conscious as caused by observing my emotions.
The rats are depicting the variety of complexes we have such as fear, greed, hate, anxiety, etc., growing in an occult place inside our body like in a basement as is depicted in the painting. The food the rats are eating in the basement represents our complexes taking our vitality and strength. The window allows tenuous light to enter the basement symbolizing the first calling of conscious.
Even though, we do not like to hear their bothersome noise, we do not want to be aware of our complexes, we ignore and let them develop into something else. Let us say, greediness brings fear if we do not accumulate more of what we want, fear brings anxiety and so on. By permitting that kind of noise to continue, we are not able to listen to the subtle murmur of our intuition which is trying to enlighten our complete being.
The figure shedding light onto the basement symbolizes the self-discovery, being conscious of its complexes. I would like to converse about being conscious of our complexes. We feel disturbing that something is not right inside of us, but we do not understand what it is. It is annoying that it is tearing and exhausting us. It comes from a place that is part of us. It makes an irritating noise but we like that noise which make us deaf because we do not want to know what is the noise. For instance, avarice steals a great amount of one’s vitality and we do not dare to see that to be avaricious is what is taking our food and is involved with fear resembling a gratification, believing that having more and more we will feel a sense of completeness and the fear that is a companion with avarice will again take more food from us. Is not it?
The tenuous light entering our conscious moving us to remove the obscuration of our well being. The first time its call implies if we do not listen completely to the irritating noise and go to the deepest place in us, our basement, it will degenerate into something worse, to fatten the rats. Doesn’t it?
As well as, we do not want to perceive and do not want to search inside one’s basement and understand what type of reality is taking our power and distorting it incessantly toward an insane place sensing complete anguish and resentment. Observing what is inside of that occult place in us, we can start letting go of the misery and feeling free of the terrible noise. There is a perpetual sparkle waiting for us to reflect its knowledge in us and restore us.