I have inadvertently taken a hiatus from creating – without even realizing it- Life got in the way – and I began to feel it – a very strong pull from my heart center that something was off – that I wasn’t allowing my authentic self to be. Which is the truth – Art is to me, is a healing ritual – where I can hear my soul speak to me, and I wasn’t allowing myself the time or space to honor that need.
I have been taking an online class by fellow artist Alena Hennessy, called A Year of Healing – it is so in line with my heart and I am so grateful to be part of this experience.
Yesterday, I decided to take some time for myself – and I looked to this course to find my inspiration to create – in a completely free intuitive way, with no attachment to aesthetics – with no goal to create a masterpiece – with no thought to creating something someone else may like to have in their home. This piece was created for me, from my soul.
I choose an exercise from guest artist Cassia Cogger. I feel so blessed and grateful for this lesson – as it allowed me to release a big message that my soul clearly wanted me to be aware of. These messages often come thru to me as I am creating. Often times – I will take it to my journal as part of my ritual of creating. But here, I decided to just let it spill out onto the back of this painting itself. It was a very powerful to experience which is fitting for the message that was coming in.
Step into your POWER, the whole universe resides inside of you. You have the power of decision. The power to do or be anything you want, wish, or dream. Be true to your soul, never deny it, always listen to it’s whispers. Your soul will never lead you wrong. Every decision, obstacle & challenge – is there to teach you a lesson. Instead of resisting it, accept it, ask – What do I have to learn from this situation? With that, you have the POWER to DECIDE – to move on, to shine bright & rise above! Stronger & more confident in mind, body & soul.
You are a powerful warrior goddess! never forget it! xoxo
I like to think of my art making process as a perfect combination of free intuitive expression with just the right mix of intention. A healing journey that takes place within each layer of each painting.
For example, I start with prayer, meditation, and connecting to my inner self, my soul…and I listen to what it has to tell me…from there I just go with what feels right. I choose the colors that I feel attracted too and sometimes I make a horrible muddy mess, but that is 100% ok, because I can choose to change it and celebrate it’s impermanence…then I start to think about how that can be applied to my life…right here right now, in the future, or a past experience…and the healing process begins…Sometimes I will use that experience as a journal prompt and let my feelings flow. I may also take this time to intuitively sketch – and discover some new symbols, shapes, words or designs or even revisit old ones that I may have been connecting with for some time now….which will transfer back into my work.
In this journey that I take – I go deep within and allow that to translate into my work – a form of expression without speaking – allowing the colors and symbolism to communicate and heal on a deeper level, on a soul level.
I will be teaching this process in my upcoming online workshop “Journey of Intuitive Creativity” If this sounds like sounds like something that resonates with you, if you would like to experience this healing journey through intuitive art & creativity – If you would like to get to know yourself on a deeper level – or just explore some new ways to find inspiration on your creative path – I would be honored to have your join me on this deeply healing journey of self discovery & expression. This course is for absolutely everybody – no prior experience is necessary. Sign up below to get on my waiting list and be the first to know about early bird pricing.
There are many uses for a mandala. I personally create my mandalas with a mixture of intuition and intention. Making them visually appealing so that any irritating or negative thoughts are unable to get through, a spiritual essence surrounds the individual observing or in the presence of the mandala, which in turn allows the individual to attain a higher level consciousness or awareness.
Mandalas are primarily used as a form of meditation to gain knowledge from within. Additionally, my original works are infused with healing energies & intentions that will illuminate the space it resides in, whether or not the individual is focusing on it. They are made with the intention to raise the vibration of its space, bringing a sense of peace to all those in its presence.
If you are interested in having a custom mandala created specifically for you, I am currently scheduling consultations. Please email me at email@example.com for an appointment via phone, skype or email, or you can click on the link below.
What a divinely timed release of the first every Thrive True E-Zine issue that I am honored to have contributed to. My dear friend Julia Osterc of Thrive True lovingly put this together as a beautifully and inspiring offering for Earth Day. Filled with beautiful and inspiring ART & SOUL from Julia herself along with other contributing artists – A true treat that will not disappoint.
You can download the latest copy by clicking the picture below. (It may take a bit to download as is is jam packed with magic)
Please share the love and feel free to share this offering with as many souls as you can – Lets all work together to help raise the vibration or our world – it is our job after all 😉
Thrive in Harmony – With Nature, with Life, with Love.
Do you find yourself asking, “What is the purpose of my life” or “What am I supposed to do?”
Each one of us is made up of light or energy. All we have to do is tap into that and let it shine.
Each one of us has a job to raise the vibration of this planet.
If you find yourself wondering about your life purpose, think about how you can raise the vibration and go out and do it.
It doesn’t have to be complicated at all, a simple smile and hello to a stranger is a perfect way to shine your light.
Try this little exercise: Sit down with your journal an answer the following questions:
What do I have to offer?
What skills do I have that someone else would love to learn?
How can I help someone today?
How can I help someone right now?
Now, look at your answers – choose one (or more if you are feeling it) and take action. Do it! Go make it happen and shine your light.
Try that every day for a week, maybe a month. See what you uncover about yourself, journal about it, allow yourself to go on this journey of self-discovery as your light comes forth.
I would love to hear about what comes up for you. Please feel free to share in the comment section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.