To aspire, reach, soar for a lighter feeling
was my art journaling focus.
I felt a reaching up,
from my heart,
as if drifting out of a dream.
With an upwelling of desire to feel better,
I was inspired to doodle and paint in my art journal,
to express this yearning.
A woman emerged on my page,
her face turned upward,
hand reaching up,
love surrounding and dripping all around,
pooling into flowers with soft flowing colors.
The feeling flowed through my hands,
from my heart,
towards feeling uplifted.
To aspire, ascend, soar towards a lightness in my heart.
Writing words, doodling simple shapes in an art journal,
exploring colors and images are ways to find
expression for the deeper feelings and knowing.
Opening to a sensing beyond words
and letting this flow through the paints onto the page
is a method to reach into desires
and give them expression.
To give the ‘inner felt sense of aspiration’ room to be accessed, explored, received, created.
This woman is helping to transform
the shadowy darkness
of deep grief after my dad died.
She shows me the light
just beyond the sense of dark.
She is a reflection of my innermost being,
the Soul of me shining through.
These paintings access unseen energies
bringing them into the physical world
in a way that is tangible, relatable.
This woman helps me know,
and allows me to see through to the reality
of love energies that are always present…
if we only seek to grow, know and experience
beyond our current vantage point,
we can all tap into these vibrations.
Feeling the contrast
between what doesn’t feel good
and what you desire
gives you motivation to change, grow evolve.
This is your Soul Knowing
moving through and talking with you saying
“See what else is here for you? Let’s go!”
I am awed
by the drawings or paintings
that emerge in my art journal.
In the past I could never draw a face, eyes,
figures with any kind of accuracy that felt satisfying.
In retrospect, I can see I was always trying to
draw from the logical part of mind.
The part of me that was trying to draw from
linear directions from either a book or a class,
and ‘trying to get it right, perfect.’
Connecting with the emotion, the energy,
the being, the feeling and nature of something is the focus now.
What flows out are beautiful colors, lines,
shapes and images that reflect something
far greater then me and my mind.
This internal expression
coming out onto the page,
in connection with someone,
or something, some energies, a desire.
Letting go of the need for this to be ‘good,’
or for this doodle to mean anything to anyone else,
another ongoing aspiration.
Meaning unfolds from each doodle,
with colors and messages
which reveal themselves.
to be learned and understood
through the painting or doodling of art journaling.
The process is a journey, deeply comforting and soothing,
opening, uplifting, softening.
“Don’t just create; create to change;
change to improve;
improve to increase.
Aspire to inspire.” ― Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You
What if you could cultivate, and grow
the desires and feelings
of what you want to create more of in your life
in a simple way?
Doodle, Paint, Write Lesson To Aspire, Ascend, Soar:
Reflect to find and connect with a FEELING
of something you desire – rather then the ‘THING,” goal, or outcome.
- Doodle about the FEELING using simple shapes.
- Add color.
- See what emerges.
* Even if the doodle doesn’t make sense to you in the moment,
give yourself the space of 5 minutes for your expression on the page.
* See what happens.
Are you Game to give yourself permission to try?
If you do this lesson, I’d LOVE to see it!
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