We all have our painful places that we run from in some form or fashion.
It is the pushing away that causes so much suffering. When we can meet these energies of fear, grief or rage head on with vulnerability, curiosity and willingness to bring them in even closer they get to be integrated back into our Wholeness. This is truly an act of surrender. We allow life to flow through us.
Intuitive Painting is a great catalyst for allowing this life force energy to move. It gives us the ability to inhabit the present moment while exploring and fully expressing what is alive within us. Creativity is a benevolent force and will never give us more than we can handle. It is connected to the whole and moves from a great wisdom that the mind can’t begin to fathom. As we surrender to the creative process and allow images, colors, and shapes to be birthed onto our paper the freer we feel. Energy opens in our paintings and in our bodies. We start to paint from a bigger Universal place and not the separate small self. We feel and paint simultaneously. Insight and Aha moments, and great love are experienced. We feel connected to the Whole of Existence.
I always say to my students "Your painting doesn't need you to like it. It just needs you to keep moving."
Life is just like that. It doesn't need you to like it. It just needs you to keep letting it move through. To keep saying yes.
Like the great poet Rilke wrote in his poem called
"Give Me Your Hand"
Go to the ends of your longing
Flare up like flame
Make big shadows I can move in
Let everything happen to you
Beauty and Terror
No feeling is final
Just Keep Moving