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Third Chakra Issues

Well this was me yesterday, hence no blog post as I was too stressed out and thought it wouldn’t be cool to inflict my angst on the masses…or maybe I should say my nine followers….ok, the one or two who might actually read these posts. lol. 

So what was the problem I ask myself.  Alot of it was issues being stirred up from working on my third chakra painting.  Some of it might have been full moon weirdness. Does anyone else have weird days when there’s a full or almost full moon?. 

When I started on my third chakra painting, my intention was that my third chakra would be opened and cleared of all the crapola I undoubtedly have stored there. I laid down the first stage of the painting, and while waiting for it to dry, I became overcome with fear and insecurity. Now I’m talkin’ that “tied up in knots, feeling sick to my stomach” kind of fear and insecurity.  Upon reviewing third chakra attributes, one of it’s functions is protection from danger and self confidence, so it makes sense.

Now the question arises, these issues are there, what do I do with them? The finished painting will depict a damaged third chakra that is being opened and cleared with a healing white light.  If I was smart, I would have powered through and finished the painting,  healing the issues without the need to examine them.  But NOOoooo, I wuss out, give in to these very unpleasant emotions, stop what I’m doing and have to explore the issues that arise.   Most of them are old experiences and woundings that never got resolved. Good gawd, what have I gotten myself into… layer after layer after freakin’ layer……  I got overwhelmed and allowed those emotions to become my mood….it wasn’t pretty!

My technique is (1) acknowledge the emotion (2) try to find the specific incident that created the emotion (3) visualize myself in that situation (4) thank God for giving me that experience so I can learn from it and establish appropriate boundaries (5)  forgive myself and everyone involved and then (6) release it by moving the visualization and all of its emotions outside of my aura and  blow it up into a gajillion gnarly pieces.

When the painting is finished, I’ll envision a golden sun at the top of my aura which calls back all those fragments, purifies them and lets them flow back into me as renewed and healthy energy.

My Big Lesson:  From now on when I do a chakra healing painting, my intention will be to open and clear the chakras without having to review and relive all the ugliness. I’ll work on the painting while I’m feeling those emotions and allow them to clear out through my hands rather than through my brain. 

Sometimes I think the brain is a big pain in the ass….so literal and complicated, and it’s always wanting to butt in and control everything.  It seems much more efficient to bypass the brain analysis and connect directly with healing and release, whether it’s through reiki, other forms of energy work or through art.

 A big thank you to the Universe for opening my eyes……again!

Later,

Laurie

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Second Chakra Abstract Energy Art

This is a cool image, in my opinion. It’s called “Healing the Hurt“, it’s made from 1/4″ birch wood and measures about 13” in diameter. It was really fun and interesting to create this abstract wall sculpture that represents the movement and clearing out of old energy, second chakra style.

I’ve started on a little journey, or maybe in my complicated case, a looooonnnggg  journey…lol   For whatever reason, the thought of doing energy work on my chakras is a mixture of fear, dread, procrastination, and gratitude for the noticable improvements.  I can feel a definite difference in my energetic sensitivity and more amazingly, how to keep it up and healthy since working with my first and second chakra abstract paintings.

So what’s this  fear and dread about anyway?  When I visualize the health of my chakra system, it seems to me that my third, fourth, and fifth chakras are a mess.  Actually, I think my heart chakra has been seriously damaged and it’s screwed up the chakras on either side of it.  There’s going to be issues to confront, things that I’d rather just sweep under the rug, uncomfortable emotions, facing some harsh realities about myself, then acceptance, forgiveness, and release.  The opening happens….the light radiates out through the chakra, clearing away all the crap and debris that’s clogging up the flow.

The first chakra wall sculpture  I did is called “The Red Portal“.  I noticed that there’s an evolution in the rendering of the rays and the light source from the first to the second.  I’m interested to see how the third, yellow chakra painting turns out….and all the rest of them, for that matter.  I connect with the chakra and let myself visualize its appearance.  Then that visual energy bypasses my brain and comes out my hands. lol  I never really know what’s going to happen.

After I’m done with the series of energy paintings intended for chakra opening and clearing, I’m going to do a series intended for chakra balancing and strengthening, you know, with SPIRALS!!!.

Playing with Colors

Wow, that’s cool…Let’s see what this next one looks like….

Love that sky color!  Uh oh, the creative juices are flowing and it’s 7 degrees outside….not a good studio temperature!

Raising the Visual Vibe

Oh yeah, that’s more like it…..  You know, on some levels, the grays and whites of yesterday were appealing…for a minute……but then I came running, not walking,  back into the “gotta have color” mode!   I almost posted pictures of how it actually looks outside today, but it was kind of a  downer, so I  altered one of the pictures to be more color gratifying.  It lifted my vibe a little, so cool. 

It’s funny that when you start paying attention to how things make you feel energetically,  it gets easier and easier to identify the drop or the lift in energy.   Then we have a choice of whether to keep going with it, or do, think,  or visualize that which changes it.  Choices are good.

Here are two more that are pretty cool.  That bottom one is really cool….it makes me want to do some energy art using the white silhouettes of trees.  Hmmmm, sounds fun!! I’ll get right on that after I do my “Third Chakra” wall sculpture. I keep putting it off for some reason. I’m pretty sure my third chakra is soft and squishy and there’s going to be issues to clear out.  Groooaaannnnn.  The sooner the better.

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Inspired!

Today has been the most gorgeous day ever! Sunny and 70’s, holy cow.  Yesteday and today I soaked up the maximum amount of rays,  and I swear, it’s like a creative barrier has been lifted! I’m totally re-inspired to make healing art, super cool wall sculptures that represent energy and healing.  That’s a testament to sun energy and vitamin D if I ever heard one,  wow, what a lift!

I’m ready to start on my “third” chakra painting, the yellow one. I’ve done the first and second one, and they both sold on Etsy.  I was so happy that something I had done with the intentions of clearing out the chakras  for myself and for others , found good homes!  I’m really hoping that I can create some spiritually meaningful wall sculptures that will be found by  just the right person at just the right time. 

This is a couple of photos of the first one I did called “The Red Portal”.  It’s made of wood, 1/4″ baltic birch, and is about 13″ in diameter.  It sits off the wall about an inch and has some texture so it has a mild sculptural look.

The photography for this was hard for me because the very bright  center threw the exposure off.  Ok, excuses, excuses..  Actually I just knew nothing about photography at the time.  I’m better now….I think!  Anyway, here’s a close-up:

When I created this piece, I set my intention for clearing out the debris trapped in the first chakra by connecting with the light and allowing it to chase out the shadows…an opening to purification and healing…a portal….”The Red Portal“.

When it was finished, I set my intention that this piece would have a healing, cleansing, opening effect on anyone who seeks it.  I attuned it to the healing energy of reiki.  It found  a  good home.