What our intuition sees first can often reveal interesting aspects of our personality and higher self.
Our minds and spirits are attracted to certain images for certain reasons. While the interpretation is ultimately up to each of us individually, it can be fun to try out spiritual tests like this and see if we can learn something new about ourselves.
Self-image is probably one of the most important psychological aspects of the human mind. People tend to manifest themselves and create their lives according to who they think they are.
If we believe we are a good person, for example, we tend to engage in specific pro-social behavior such as kindness and compassion, two acts that help create a peaceful world.
On the other hand, if we feel we are not good enough or have no value, we tend to create lives that represent this way of thinking.
It is very important to be aware of our deep psychological ideas about who we really are because they greatly influence the lives we lead and the paths we choose in life.
Self-image is a collection of every thought we have ever thought about ourselves, and often also of what others have told us about ourselves during growth. Always remember; you are lovable and you are pretty good.
These two healthy statements of self can lead to a healthy self-image and a healthy and happy life.
Watch this beautiful painting by Rafal Olbinski below, see which image hits you first, then read on to find out what it says about you:
If you saw the dolphin first, it means that at the moment you are very focused on success in life.
As the dolphin is jumping through a circle, you will probably feel that you are jumping circles in your life and career to get what you want.
It is possible that one of your priorities in life is to make enough money to live the life you want.
Focusing on making a certain income to have a certain life is natural. But it is important to remember that you do not need a certain amount of money to be happy and to live the life of your dreams.
Rather than working in a job that you don’t like or that you’re not passionate about, look for something that supports a cause you truly believe. If you can find something that meets your basic needs and helps make the world a better place, your days will be spent in a truly satisfying way.
The woman of the stars:
If you first saw the shape of the woman of the stars, it indicates how deep and complex your inner landscape is.
You’ve probably spent a lot of time understanding your feelings, thoughts, beliefs and personal ideas, and even if you don’t necessarily “understand everything”, you’re on your way. When you look for who you really are inside, it is important to remember some key things: what we are is not our body.
If we identify our body as what we are, for example, our hand, even if we lose that hand we will still be who we are. This can be said for every part of our body, we will survive again and we will remain what we are even if we lose every piece of our body.
Who are we then? The mind?
The same can be said of the mind, since many people have lost different parts of their brains, yet they have remained alive and those that are.
This is a question of what we really are as consciousness and awareness, and the answer is not something that can be read. We must experience it directly for ourselves in moments of silent reflection and meditation.
According to many ancient texts, the quiet space in the heart is a good starting point when searching.
The woman of the sky and the ocean:
If you first saw the silhouette of the woman of the sky and the ocean, it indicates an illumination of clarity and that you begin to discover the true you in your life.
Who you really are, as you probably discovered, is not something your mind can tell you, but it is something you know deeply from your heart.
You also saw that what you consist of is the same as what the universe consists of.
As the famous Zen philosopher Alan Watts explains, we as human beings are not extraneous entities present on a planet Earth floating in space. In fact, we are the planet Earth that made people grow, we are one and the same thing as the Earth.
“When a man is no longer confused with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique.”
“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”
The woman in a red dress:
If you first noticed the woman in the red dress, you are one of the few and rare individuals who have seen through the veil of illusion in life and found their deepest being.
You are kind, loving and completely satisfied in this life.
Years of emotional self-growth, meditation to calm the mind, and a deep ability to listen inside have allowed you to let go of all the false ideas of those you thought you were.
And after letting go of everything, the real person you are has remained. The red dress represents your dress of love: you tend to freely give your loving and kind heart to others.
You deeply appreciate being committed to random acts of kindness as often as possible, and you are one of the bright lights that help make the world a better place.
The sky or the ocean:
If you have seen the sky or the ocean first, indicate your deep love for nature and your ability to discover more of who you are when you travel, or even when you are out for a walk or an outdoor walk.
Being surrounded by the natural energy of plants and nature allows us to open up and soften inside. Often it allows us to relax and our true self to come out into the open.
After traveling for a while, you may find that what you are looking for has always been in your heart.