Art from the Heart - healing art course starting Sat 9 Sep at Waterside Arts Centre,Manchester - course now closed
For details on this exciting 6 week art course please visit the "Art from the Heart" page on this website that goes into what each session will include as well as details on how to book!
This work was inspired by a vision I had during a meditation in which my heart chakra (energy centre) opened up and allowed in healing energy. I could feel my heart opening up like a large flower many times the size of my physical body. At that time in my life I was going through deep personal transformation and healing on many levels.
The pinkish-orange body is me and my back is arching up from the natural force of my heart/chest opening up so much. The opening allowed both a release of energy in the form of pain from unhealed relationships and traumatic past life memories as well as an influx of loving healing energy from the universe through my guides directly through my heart centre.
I create art motivated by emotions and passion and instinct and allow the communication to come through me via my heart centre.
This is symbolised by the large Octahedron over my heart centre and the striking face within the Octahedron is my Spirit Guide. This guide is a being from another dimension and is pure love energy. This guide protects me, guides me through my art and communicates with me via my creativity allowing me to heal and heal others.
The skull over my throat area in the painting is of an American Lion which are symbols of protection and leadership through knowing one's sense of purpose. The throat chakra (energy centre) is linked to one's sense of truth and living your sense of purpose which is what I was realising at the time of doing this artwork. The presence of a skull in the painting also suggests death. In this case it is linked to the death of my old habits, my old pains and old beliefs and a death to how I used to express myself and connect with the world allowing for a true transformation.
You will notice that my arms in this artwork have transformed into angel wings. This is because when I meditate I become aware of myself as a spiritual being and at this time I was focusing on my spiritual growth and awareness in a way that I never had before.
I also believe that when I leave each physical life and body that I have come to the end of the lessons for that life and that my spirit, my soul gets to "go home" and return to the higher state of consciousness that originally manifested from.
In this artwork I am between the physical and the spiritual realms. A part of me was dying; I was metamorphosing into a newer version of myself closer to my spiritual origins and closer to living in a state of love than before. Spiritual growth, to me, is the one and only reason that I have a physical body. When I have learnt all my lessons, I will no longer need to incarnate into a physical form and will remain in the spiritual dimensions and on the highest level of consciousness. This is why my toe is "dipping into" the pool of the greater and highest universal consciousness which is where I go when I fully let go of my physical body. In this artwork I am partially in the physical and partially in the spiritual realms so I am at the point of about to cross over but am not totally ready yet.
The top of my head is not in the artwork as my "mind" is not present. I have let go of thought through meditation and this artwork focuses on me as a soul rather than as the physical being. Also, as a self portrait this is not about my "face". My face is not who I am.....my soul is.
The watery swirls either side of my head is how it feels when my mind slips into an alternate state and I can swim away into other dimensions.
The Green leaves around the face are the petals of the heart chakra opening up to let in the love and guidance. The face is Green as it is embedded within the heart chakra and Green is the colour of the energetic heart centre. The top point of the Octahedron is linked to the angels above and the bottom is linked to my heart centre creating a geometric connection between the angels and my heart.
The Angel on the left is symbolic of the feminine aspect of my soul often referred to as the divine feminine and the Angel on the right is the masculine energy referred to as "the divine masculine". When these are in balance with each other the soul is in harmony.
This artwork symbolizes the masculine energy coming in with the Yan, sunshine energy into the Yin, darkness energy to achieve balance. The yin side of me was struggling emotionally feeling weighed down and thrown into darkness by being overwhelmed by my emotions. through meditation I called in support allowing my Yang masculine energy to come in and apply the more practical and positive approach to emotional challenges. This reminds us of the usefulness and purpose behind all struggles and challenges. The Yellow on the right is the colour of hope, creation and warmth brought in to heal and uplift through guidance and the divine masculine.
The angels also symbolise a "meeting of the minds", a strong spiritual connection between a man and a woman on a soul level that can come together in the physical world. When a man and a woman unite at a time when they are spiritually aware they are able to fully understand and "see" each other and can communicate and live in a way that embodies true unconditional love.
I fully believe that my spiritual and emotional challenges are opportunities for me to evolve to a point at which I can then fully recognise and appreciate my soul mate and live in a state of true unconditional love.
Octahedron - This geometric shape is symbolic of the heart centre in sacred geometry. It signifies intelligence and a scientific and metaphysical link with spirituality via the heart.
Divine Feminine - This is the term used in spiritual teachings when referring to the evolved feminine energy and aspect of a soul.
Divine Masculine - This is the term used in spiritual teachings when referring to the evolved masculine energy and aspect of a soul.
Heart Chakra - This is the energetic and metaphysical energy centre symbolising love; in particular unconditional love.
Throat Chakra - this is the energetic and metaphysical centre symbolising communication in particular speaking truth and living one's sense of purpose.
This artwork reflects a personal journey but the message in it can be shared with all of us as we are all souls having a human experience. The main message here is to embrace the changes in particular the challenging ones instead of resisting them because when we do we find the true purpose, we grow, we learn and we come to appreciate the lessons and liberation that change and challenges bring us. When we accept all that is and react with dignity, truth and compassion we release the lessons so that we no longer have to repeat them.
the only way to prevent recurring negative patterns is to accept the role we play in our lives and let go to give way to unconditional love.
I recently had a trial run at giving an Intuitive Art workshop which ended up being just my Mom and I and it went really well! I'll be uploading the outline of the course structure and will include some feedback from Rose but for now, here are some lovely pics :) xxx
We then did a very quick yet effective centering meditation to connect more directly with our intuition while Rose created this wonderful sketch depicting the various layers of her auric field.
I guided Rose through each layers by simply asking her to reflect on the physical and spiritual aspects that each layer of her aura is linked to in her life.
Rose then had time to reflect on this allowing her to complete that cycle of her gaining more insight into her spiritual self through art.
xxx All we need, is already within xxxxx
A massive thank you to my Mom for allowing me to do this with her and for supporting me on my journey to becoming the most authentic me I can be. Love you Mom xxxx
19th,20th and 21st May Mind Body Soul at Event City Manchester. Spiritually inspired/channelled artwork for Sale as well as personalised Auragraphs and personalised spiritual artwork channelled just for you. "An Auragraph is a rather beautiful and unique way of giving a psychic reading" created by tuning in to your aura and sketching the colours and various energies that are picked up on.
*** Auragraphs are £20 each and take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. These are created on A3 artists quality paper in a variety of colourful materials.
***Psychic Art Readings are more in depth and artwork is created over a longer period of time, half an hour to 40 minutes, and includes working with whatever positive energies want to come through for you including guides, angels, symbols etc.
***Psychic Art Readings usually £60 will be £40 each at the shows***
For tickets please go to this website: https://lnkd.in/gQB6EVp
I will also be at the Mind Body Spirit festival at the Sale Masonic Hall on the 3rd and 4th June. For tickets please go to this website: https://lnkd.in/gcYC-RB
Please contact me for more details
"Auastin's Jester" has been sold and will be packed up tomorrow to set sail to the Isle of Man. I'm so grateful and the money from the sale will be going straight towards my stall at the Mind Body Soul festival in May! ***Dreams do come true*** :) xxx
A very big thank you to Anka Pietrzyk-Simone and Ena Rawbone for donating to my project this week! I'm so grateful and motivated thank you! xxxx
**Announcement** Hi all. I'm looking for 3 volunteers for Psychic Art readings via post. All you need to do is message me and over the course of the next week, I will tune in to your energy and create an artwork for you. You'll then get an email with any information and guidance that comes through while I am drawing. I'll then also take some time to reflect on the image afterwards to see if there is anything else. what's also important, is how the image makes you feel and what it means to you. This would be really helpful to me as it will give me a great idea of what it feels like to do this without actually being in the presence of the person i am channelling art for.
Looking forward to hearing from you! And of course, you get to keep that artwork which I will post out to you.
Thanks to June Andrews in Cape Town, South Africa who pledged today, the total is now at £200 so with 47 days left, I should be well on my way to raising the £650 for the stall. I'm so excited and grateful as ever. Thank you Ouma! Lots of love xxxxx
"To define is to limit"
"Art is the instinctive application of the knowledge latent in the subconscious"