Please recap on last weeks article HERE.
I left off with saying that I still felt something was wrong. An inner imbalance, something was crying out!
What Could Possibly Be Amiss?
I sat on my couch looking at my painting, still feeling that something was out of alignment. Do I still have to dig even deeper?
“If you don’t try, you’ll never know…”
A voice seemed to be asking me questions in my head.
Higher Guidance from my Higher Self (HS)?
HS: What are you feeling?
Me: I want to paint bigger.
HS: A-ha! You’ve been wanting to do that for the past 2 years now. What is stopping you?
Me: Big canvas is expensive and it means more paint and materials — I also want to experiment with different materials and it is all costly.
HS: If you don’t try, you’ll never know. Take the expense risk just for one week and see how it goes.
Stepping Out of the Box
It dawned on me how I put myself in a box. I subconsciously and consciously limit myself by talking myself out of something for whatever reason. And usually, they are not good reasons.
“You’ve got nothing to lose except living with regret for not trying.”
If you don’t try, you’ll never know. So try and at least you can say you have taken that step. If you succeed — great! If you don’t, well then just see it as feedback. You’ve got nothing to lose except living with regret for not trying.
So with that in mind, I came up with this:
I have called it ‘The God Code‘ after the revelations that Gregg Braden has discovered that we possess a code in our DNA that literally translates, in Hebrew, to ‘God Eternal, in the body’.
I also had an epiphany to use all 4 senses whilst painting, I mean why not?!? Before I started I got the distinct message that I was going to paint something that was healing and enlightening to the observer. So I wanted to incorporate smell, touch, spirit and sound (I left taste out, for obvious reasons — unless you want a tongue full of chemicals!).
So this painting has been infused with:
- Rosemary and Lavender (I instinctively chose these two out of my garden. When I later looked up the properties, you guessed it, lavender is for healing and Rosemary is for remembering — which you could say would be ‘enlightening’). I made a tea out of it and used it in my brush water. I also lit myrrh incense which is apparently good for tranquility.
- Prayer for the observer to obtain healing and enlightenment through the art/visual resonance (trying to emulate Dr. Masaru Emoto‘s fine work with water and the effects that positive words and emotions has on it).
- Bach. I played my Bach CD on repeat until I was finished with the painting. So it is infused with sacred, cosmic sound.
- Different textures. I used a great granulated paint that is awesome to touch. I also used a glass liner to add some raised pattern effects.
Let me know what you think? What comes up for you when you look at this painting? Come on, let me have it — the good and the bad.