Painting from Soul Art Day

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Title: The Path if the Highest Version of Myself as an Incarnated Human

This is Year I participated in Soul Art Day, which was June 5th. I knew about Soul Art Day for a few years but it called to me this year.

We were lead through a process to help us get clear on the intention we wanted to set for the soul art.  Part of the process was two take 2 minutes to write a spontaneous story using the words that came out of the meditation.

My story:

There was a Vibrant, free spirited woman who is on s path of revolution. She wants to have an impact on the world. It is her task to Awaken the world to the Divine Feminine through love and an open heart. She paints…she writes…she creates magic we’re ever she goes.

As she played in her mission she is joyful because she knows she is doing what she came to do. As a result she lives a bountiful, lush and regenerative life.

That woman is me.

As I opened the space to paint I asked to be shown the path to the highest version of myself as an incarnated human.

The painting unfolded like magic. No preconceived notions or thoughts about symbolism. Just listening. The hand in the painting is a tracing of my actual hand.

One of the fun parts for me is exploring the symbolism. I am always surprised at how the symbolism that shows up is perfect for the question. This piece was no exception.

“Trees remain connected to their origin by an umbilical Cord” (actual message I received)

You can see that each tree has an umbilical cord to the acorn it came from. Druid is the Celtic Word for acorn. My ancestry is Irish and I wouldn’t be surprised if I have Druid origins. This is talking not only of the tree being connected to its origins but me as well.

Acorn has deep and rich symbolism in Druidry. It literally translates as oak knowledge, and is the symbol of the Druids. Oak knowledge dealt with the survival of the Celtic People. This was the knowledge of nature, astronomy, math, growing food and of the spirit world.

The acorn teaches us about our own potential and how one acorn can grow into a massive oak and seed a whole forest. Even though we can’t see the roots, we can see their influences.

On the left hand side a rainbow spans over five seeds of possibility popping through the fertile, moist soil being nourished by the sun.

The dream seeds that I have planted are beginning to grow! The rainbow speaks to hope and trusting the process.

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“A honeymoon comet flies through the sky.” ( message I received)

The comet signals a rebirth within us, new beginnings from which we can begin the next part of our life journey. We have witnessed the death of old things, ideas, patterns in our lives. We have experienced a period of upheaval, where we are unsure of all the things we were once certain of and we have taken time to evaluate the path we were on. Now is the time to start a new path with the clarity that is reborn within us, and we embark on a new journey, towards our true destination  that is realigned with our soul.

This is exactly where I am in my life after three years with heart issues.

Couple this with the honeycomb and we have a profoundly powerful symbol.

Honeycomb takes its symbolic meaning from the bee and the beehive as well as the honey.  It is one of the key symbols used to describe cells in the matrix. It is literally the place where a bee stores it’s honey. Symbolically, a bee is a spiritual traveler, honey is spiritual input, thus a honeycomb is symbolically the place in the body where spiritual input is stored. In the painting that would be the heart. Spiritual input is healing energy.

The template of the body is a form of matrix with cells all mapped out, like the honeycomb, so the honeycomb represents the spiritual body. If the honeycomb is full it is packed with spiritual energy.

Healing angels descend on ladders of light. “ (message I received)

The ladders of light are actual strands of DNA and the Angels are going right into the DNA to repair and heal it.  The tumor parathyroid tumor on the back of my heart is the target.

The other thing happening is the darkness is lifting in the background.

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The Vine of Life surrounds the sun. “ (message I received)

The sun is a universal symbol of the higher-self, god made manifest and the central source of the light of the soul. The sun is a figure in the outer world of the Heart of God according to Jacob Boehme.  As a symbol of the higher self it is a means by which the lower consciousness shall rise to union with the higher. In this case the Christ Consciousness, which is known as the vine of life.

the Vine of Life is an early Christian symbol that was considered sacred in Ancient Sumerian. The vine is a symbol of life and represents something deeper: abundant life.

As you can see the hand, which is my own hand, has been activated with ancient healing symbols, one on each finger and the Palm is filled with healing energy from the spiral. All of life in the three-dimensional universe moves in a spiral path, from the tiny DNA helix to the greatest galaxy. The spiral represents the whole process of the cosmic evolution.

Just looking at ancient symbols can have a positive effect. They invoke an ancient remembering and instill peace with in you. They can also boost your energy levels. Often times we don’t find references to specific symbols because ancient alchemy symbols were often hidden to disguise there power from the church of Europe. The symbols on the hand are probably a combination of a couple of symbols.

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All of this speaks to the powerful healing that is depicted in this painting that permeates deeply into the psyche.

My link in the International Soul Art Day Gallery

 

 

Opening the Heart

I like to look at my paintings in groups after they were painted because it gives me so much insight into my personal process. The paintings come from a higher realm in my consciousness to they aren’t created out of thinking.

These three for example. The one on the lower right was the first of the three. You can see that the heart is just a seed beginning to sprout. In the upper right it’s a cocoon with a door opening to release the butterflies.

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The painting on the left, that I did today, is the real heart, fully open and expressing its radiant energy and beauty. The third eye is open and energy is coming from the throat as well.

The painting had to go through different phases as I did the same.

What do you notice that I might have missed.

Creating is High Play

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Art making for me is an exploration and an adventure.

I don’t just sit down and put pen and ink, pencil or paint on paper or canvas. It is an immersion experience.

The visionary artist drop into their inner landscape, open to its message, gather it up and bring it back.

And then magic happens…interacting with the medium. Watercolor for example. I have hundreds of colors to choose from, because I paint with watercolor pencils and just exploring the color palette is high play. Next comes laying down colors next to each other and watching the energy that forms where they meet each other. That energy gives life to the piece. There is also the play that happens when water is added. Watching things unfold into the final image is exciting too.

The whole process is a magical experience engaging all of my senses. I get into the process and go into timelessness.

Do you know that in the last 25 years of art making I have never thrown a piece away and started over? I trust my process so much that I know that whatever happens is inspired to be the way it comes through. There are no mistakes. Things that are perceived as mistakes are where Spirit enters the work.

I wish I could trust my life that much.

Visionary artist vs Intuitive Artist

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Many people call themselves intuitive artists and after exploring this concept watching numerous YouTube videos I believe we can all be intuitive artists.

What I was really looking for in this exploration was what is the difference between an intuitive artist and a visionary artist? There is a big difference. The only similarity is they are are both intuitive processes.

The intuitive artist is guided to move paint around the canvas, allowing intuition to guide the process. There is no plan or preconceived idea. Whatever happens, happens if you are true to the process.

The visionary artist, on the other hand, is also using intuition, but has dropped their consciousness into the visionary realm of images, beyond collective consciousness, to bring new vision forward to the world. When it is viewed by someone it is understood at the soul level.

This is a completely different kind of painting. It takes the ability to not only open to this inner visionary realm but to be able to paint it into reality. One must have highly developed inner sight to see what others don’t see and to paint it so others can see it.

I am blessed to be both an intuitive artist and a visionary artist. Intuitive art can be taught. I am not sure Visionary art can be and if it can it would be a life long pursuit. One would have to both develop their ability to access the visionary realm, trust what they see and learn how to put into an image what they have seen, and learn the painting skills to do that.

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The Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project

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I want to do this again! I am an official card holder from 2011 when I completed and sent my sketchbook in. It took months to complete. I painted a story from one of my favorite authors of the past, George McDonald, The Back of the North Wind.

I want to go there someday too. My friend M Shannon Hernandez was just there ❤️

From their website:

BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY

A FREE MUSEUM WHERE YOU CAN TOUCH THE ART
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Art Library is home to over 41,000 sketchbooks from over 130 different countries. Participants of the project order blank sketchbooks, choose a theme, fill them up and connect their books online with search terms, an artist bio and other unique content. Every single sketchbook that is sent back to us is cataloged and placed on our shelves for visitors to view. That means you, as a visitor of Brooklyn Art Library, can search for just about anything you can think of, from the thousands of search terms our participants have logged. One of our librarians will then pull the book down for you and allow you to hold and flip through it.
DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.

Visiting  Brooklyn Art Library is a practice in accepting randomness. We encourage you to let the process happen and see what you discover. Oftentimes visitors will be surprised by the most unassuming books, the ones with blank covers and original binding. There are thousands of stories created by people from all over the world.

https://www.sketchbookproject.com/libraries

 

Live Your Wild Nature

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Are you living your wild nature? This is a question for women and men. If not, why?

The truth…the current program on the planet doesn’t want us to have that much power! Because if we take back our innate power the world will transform into something unlike what we have ever seen!!

We aren’t programmed to be authentic. We have to dive deep to find our true self.

This is a quote from Clarissa Estes Pinkola, about women but can pertain to men as well. This is our innate self.

“When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer worlds. When women are close to this nature, the fact of that relationship glows through them. This wild teacher, wild mother, wild mentor supports their inner and outer lives, no matter what.

“So the word wild here is not used in its modern perjorative sense, meaning out of control, but in its original sense, which means to live a natural life.”

how would your life be different if you were living from your true nature?

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#takebackyourpower
#beauthentic

Laughter is the best medicine!

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Laughter has been my greatest medicine. On any given day if you call me or connect with me in person, no matter what mood I am in there will be laughter. Sometimes I see things clearer when I look through the lens of humor.

I think there is always something to laugh about, even in the back of an ambulance in a foreign country or in the Emergency Room if you are with me there will be something to laugh about.

I crack jokes with my cats and we all laugh. 😹😹
I love comedy, silly jokes, even groaners make me laugh.

We take life too seriously and that in itself is funny. Laughter isn’t a defense for me, it just feels good.

Even when I say I am in a mood at some point it just becomes funny. The other day when I posted about being in a mood, there was a lot of laughter at my house.

I never looked at the healing benefits of laughter before. Here is what I found;
Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Laughter burns calories. OK, so it’s no replacement for going to the gym, but one study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories—which could be enough to lose three or four pounds over the course of a year.

Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load. Nothing diffuses anger and conflict faster than a shared laugh. Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations without holding onto bitterness or resentment.

Laughter may even help you to live longer. A study in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much. The difference was particularly notable for those battling cancer.

Do you feel passionate about laughter? How does it help you?

 

It’s Easier to Hide than be Seen.

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The way I have chosen to use Facebook is to allow people to watch my inner process as it unfolds, uncensored. This is unprecedented work because people don’t do this sort of thing on social media. They probably do do it in real life either.   It’s easier to look like you are all together and positive all of the time. I don’t know about you but I am not always positive and upbeat. I like to think I am a balance of both. Sounds human to me.

I have been called to do it differently. The books I write and what I share on social media are real, authentic, raw life as it unfolds. It makes some uncomfortable and others feel the connection to something in them.

I am living a human experience just like the rest of the humans on the planet. Some can relate to something I say or feel because we all feel these feelings at times in our lives. I am just saying it out loud. It’s through our openness, rawness and realness that we heal, not only ourselves but those watching who can take it in.

The problem in this kind of sharing is it is subject to interpretation which may or may not be accurate. People might think I am falling apart when I am not. People might thing I am broken when I am not. The interpretation is based on individual filters.  I am okay with that. If someone thinks I am crazy, oh well…

Vulnerability hasn’t always been easy for me. Trust me when I say it has taken 30 years of deep inner work to feel comfortable letting people see me when things might not be so great. One has to be comfortable with what is happening before they can say it out loud to other people. Shame, embarrassment and fear of judgment usually stop us from being authentic. I had to work through all of that.

I am on the planet to help empower others. I do that by sharing who I am. By sharing my struggles and my victories and by normalizing the whole human experience. It’s okay not to be okay all of the time. It doesn’t take away from your value. In fact being vulnerable increases our sense of love and belonging.