During my depressive phase, I was living in Chennai and I met a psychologist. She said that I should get a hobby and should try art therapy. During childhood I hated ART because my Art teacher in school was very strict and did not appreciate my art ever. This was a big step for me. I wanted to get better and was willing to try anything. So, I just picked up some colour pencils and I started my first Art work as an adult.
And this came out:
As you can see, I am not an artist. But a strange thing happened, after finishing the artwork, I signed the work as ZENONA. I myself was confused. Who or what is Zenona?
I went online and searched for this name. This name does not exist. Closest Name was Zenobia, meaning “the force of Zeus”. Zenobia was a queen of the Palmyrene Empire.
I was not satisfied. I kept looking. Another meaning of a similar word I found was”A spiritual Seeker”. I thought this could work for me. I am seeking. I am a seeker.
As I chanted the name Zenona in my head, I got goosenumps. I felt good. I felt powerful.
I felt that this is the name for the part of me that was not sick, which was a healer, a seeker, a creative genius. And I know that you too have your Zenona. I know because I feel it in every person I meet. Every one of us have an innate strength and self-love when we are born and then it is suppressed by our society. And no matter how deeply you have buried it, together we shall shine the light on your Zenona and awaken your inner healer, seeker and creative genius!
Note : I am not an Artist 😉
The words on top also came to me, I don’t know what they mean.