Art for the Soul

I invite you to join with me as we journey through grief and healing with the use of art and journaling.

 

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There is a light at the end of the tunnel - the questions are how dark is the tunnel, how long is the tunnel and are we alone in the tunnel?

 

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It is hard to believe that it was two years ago I attended my first Wine and Canvas social event.  It was this event that triggered the artist within me.  Since then I have spent much of my time getting to know the paint and the process.  The journey has had its twists and turns.

 

I began painting as a form of therapy.  Unlike what we are sold in main stream marketing, we are not multitaskers.  I have come to understand the same is true with our mind.  While our physical bodies perform millions if not, billions of tasks simultaneously--the same is not true for our minds.

 

Our minds jump from one thought to another but can only hold one thought form at a time.  So while I am actively engaged in painting the physical pain from Fibromyalgia has to take a back seat--no longer front and center weighing heavily on me mentally, emotionally and yes, even physically.

 

The journey has traveled from painting a beach scene like everyone else's to painting Galaxies and on to Abstract Expressionism.  But today the journey has taken even another galactic leap as I am learning to paint 'fluid'.  Which is ironic when you consider the rigid state my body takes with Fibromyalgia unable to flow freely and move without limitation.

 

The artwork has become fluid-flowing motion.

 

The energy and imagery this produces literally makes my soul jump for joy!  Something that I haven't experienced in quite sometime. 

 

However, this morning something else was revealed to me about the new method.  See with the Abstract painting I gathered my colors and within minutes I could have a finished piece.   The Fluid painting is much slower.   The paints have to be mixed with the bonding agent, alcohol, water, silicone--all depending on the result you desire.  This can be a very tedious process.

 

It also seems as though I never have everything I need and I am always picking up one more piece to the formula puzzle before the act of painting ever begins!

 

Such as it is with our Spiritual Journeys. 

 

As long as we are still here on Earth we won't ever have every piece we need--we continue to gather and to build as we go.  The process is very tedious as every piece needs to be in place - the formula just right - ingredients measured and balanced.

 

A tedious and slow process for those of us who live to see the end of result of things.  Those of us who are on the impatient side or have impulse riding shotgun in our lives.  Enjoy the process they say--it will be worth it they say.

 

This morning I believe Spirit confirmed just that.  It is the focus and the energy that is invested into the process that will deliver the jaw dropping results everyone hopes for.

 

So take a few minutes, slow down, breathe a little fresh air, smell the roses and stir paint one more time because when all the pieces are in place and the paint is measured and balanced when the last stir is swished around the end result will have been worth every minute.

 

Blessings,

 

Cindy

Spirit Art by Cindy

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Art for the Soul

 

 


Because I had attended a festival last weekend, I have been trying to get things back in order this week as well as work.  A demand for any young, healthy person but for a grandmother with significant chronic health issues--well, it can be a bit overwhelming.

 

It had been days since I had time to pick up a paint brush, though I know this is what fuels my passion to get up everyday. 

 

With headphones in place and my favorite Enigma tune playing I began to paint.

 

Once again, the free flow of the Universe through Abstract Expressionism was breathtaking.

 

The Eye of God, God's Holy Mountain .... whatever it is that you see please know I did not bring this image forth.  God did.  I simply put paint on the brush and applied it to the canvas and God did the rest.

 

This is how we should learn to live our daily lives.  With the faith and trust to believe that all we have to do is show up ....  and God will do the rest.

 

I know it's much easier said than done -- but it is not only possible it is God's greatest desire for us.

 





So if you live in the United States you are probably familiar with Hollywood, Disney and blockbusters like Finding Nemo and Finding Dorey and before that was Finding Waldo.

 

But we weren't born into this lifetime to find Waldo, Nemo or Dorey.  We were born to find ourselves.  We weren't even born to find God.  God was never lost.

 

We were born to find 'me'.

 

I am by nature a person who enevitably takes the long way around to get from point A to point B.  And well, life hasn't been any different.  But to listen to many Masters who have achieved finding themselves, they will tell you that everything has been in its perfect time.  We took no wrong turns, no delays.  It is as it should be.

 

There is no past and there is no future --- there is simply now.

 

I wanted to share this post to say that I am happy to arrived--to now.  The here and now.  And though I still struggle and have the mental battles and some of the same old habits that I always had --- it's different.  Because I have found me.  And when life gets a little overwhelming I know I can go to that still place, that safe place, that place of me and now ... and well, there is no struggle.  There is no drama.  There is well, simply put, there is nothing.

 

It is a beautiful place.

 

If you have not yet found, you ... I hope you will begin the search.  I hope to meet you in the here and now and together we can experience something quite beautiful.

 





"Art is the lie that enables us to realize the Truth."

                                                                                              Pablo Picasso

 

With no formal art education in my portfolio, trusting and following only in the Universe who is guiding me; I stumbled upon this quote today.  I was awestruck when I heard Dan Millman, The Peaceful Warrior share in in a recent satsang.   It was as though he delivered the quote just for me, for the very night I would go to YouTube to watch one of his videos. 

 

No coincidences.

 

Since June 11, 2006 I stopped believing in coincidences and now choose to believe in an finely orchestrated tapestry of life that knits our lives together like a silk scarf.

 

Abstract Expressionism is just that.  A form of art that allows me to paint 'non-reality'.  I paint the lie.  And in doing so, I allow God the freedom to reveal the Truth of His choosing.

 

Why not see what God may want to reveal to you?  Check out my Gallery Page.  Commissioned work is available at affordable prices.

 

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I grew up hearing the saying, "You can't teach old dogs new tricks."  Well, I am living proof that you can.

 

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