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Higher self is seen as a reflection. A spirit guide can be seen talking to the woman when she was a baby with it having its own reflection. Higher self is also depicted as an older sister on the beach with reflections in the water. In the present moment the woman has her guide speaking to her. The arch represents a doorway and a dividing bridge showing an alternative reality. The ‘Sketch figures’ are the ethereal information streaming through the divide. They are events and people either coming into her life or leaving. Some figures are interwoven such that a beard becomes a woman’s head or two faces are one. I am the only person looking out, as if I am reflected in a mirror but at the same time existing within the painting because my hand is painted on the woman’s shoulder.