We all understand the need to chill out and recharge our batteries once in a while as we do feel the benefits of our wellbeing… So why don’t we do it much? Over the years I have learned and taught many ways of spending quiet Me-Time with ourself. It is a quiet sacred time to connect and converse with the Divine and loving part of ourself that wants nothing more than to nurture and balance us. One of my favourite Me-Time’s is playing with colour and shapes in the form of Intuitive Painting.
What is Intuitive Painting?
The original reason for art is its access point for the SACRED. When we experience it, we experience ourself. It is important that we become the artwork. It is important that our Human self becomes transparent so that our Divine self can shine through our physical body and express itself.
We are all born knowing the truth of our Divine light self that lies deep within us and loves us unconditionally… but along our Human journey we learn patterns and conditionings from our forefathers, from society and focus on our daily experiences, getting caught up in the mundane struggle of survival of the best or fittest. This has created a limited and fearful society we live in today. We have severed our connection of our origin and cannot remember that we come from a source of pure love and indeed are, at our core, source itself. We don’t remember how to love and nurture ourself… instead we serve others and live in a state of fear. We have closed down our emotions and feelings because of what others might think. We are only conscious of the patterns we have learned. It is time to change… and what better way than with having fun and playing with colour.
Intuitive Painting is a quiet, creative and mindful way we can allow our Divine self to express her/himself to our Human self… through colours and shapes we can open up to a safe and new dialog with ourself and encourage our Divine Expression.
What you need…
Canvas or sheets of painting paper
A colourful assortment of paints… you can use watercolour, acryll or oil
An assortment of paint brushes
Getting out of the mind
It is necessary that we allow ourself… to get out of our mind and allow ourself to be spontaneous and paint or draw whatever inspires us. We ask no questions… We don’t think about what is happening… We don’t judge ourself and there are definitely no mistakes made. There is no good and bad, right and wrong because everything is an expression of who we are… If we consider something to be a mistake we can integrate it into our artwork. It is about allowing our Divine self to express our truth.
The Conscious Breath
Relax for a little while, close your eyes and breathe… Breathing in and out… Feel yourself relaxing on your stool, imagine your thoughts clearing a space within your mind. Feel the eagerness of your mind to meet your Divine creative intelligence, to have time to play together and create something fun. Breathing in and out…
Painting your Artwork
If you have a specific question for your Divine self that you would like answered, say it or write it down. Otherwise allow your Divine self to generally express itself to you.
Pick up a paintbrush, choose a colour and begin painting… breathe and allow…
When your painting is complete
Do you feel satisfied that it is finished?
Answer the following questions, write the answer down on some paper
(the first answer that comes into your mind).
How does your painting make you feel?
What is the theme of your painting?
What colour is dominant?
How does this colour make you feel?
Do you use light or dark colours?
What is this saying to you?
What other colours have you used?
How do they make you feel?
What shapes have you used?
What do they mean to you… curves… straight lines
Do you use thick or thin brush strokes?
Do you use heavy or light brush strokes?
Do you use erratic or neat brush strokes?
Does your painting look harmonious?
What part of the painting stands out to you?
Where is this part… top… bottom… right… left
Now that you have taken a good look at your painting…
What feelings do you hold now?
What do you know your painting is expressing to you?
Now its time for a nice cool glass of water or wine… and celebrate the wonderful communication you’ve just encountered with your Divine self. You can know for sure that you are feeling totally relaxed and balanced.
Call to Action…
Yesterday I published my Image quote Loving Self First is... with a Call to Action that I have copied again here. One of my missions in life is to Create Awareness for Loving Yourself First… especially with our children… which I will be bringing the idea to them during my creative visits in local schools here in the province of Andalusia, Spain.
I would like to ask you, my friends, to write a small piece about your own experience loving yourself first and similar to our selection of True Awakening Experiences, create a Free E Book to share and inspire others. You can post your quote on an image, quote, short story on your own blog in the month of June and mention this Call to Action… Lets call it… Why it’s important to Love Yourself First. I will collect a thread of all our posts, so you will be getting a lot of ping backs too… Thank you and here’s to us all being the change we want to see in the world.
Barbara Franken… DivineHuman Master Creator
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness