When it was first suggested that I could do soul paintings, I’ll be honest – I laughed out loud. It seemed so way out there, so esoteric that I thought the person saying it must have been mistaken or joking!
How could I do something like that?
What would people think?
It took me nearly three months before I actually sat down to try to do soul images for a few friends and family members. After meditating, I allowed the images and colours that came to mind, to flow onto the page and evolve.
I put the name of each person on the back of their drawing. As I was meeting a few of these friends the next day, I decided to bring along some of the drawings and without showing them the names, I asked them to choose whichever one they were attracted to.
To my surprise they each picked their own!
I tested myself on various scenarios over the following months and things evolved from there over the years.
I totally ‘get it’ when someone is sceptical when they hear I create soul paintings because to begin with, I was as sceptical as anyone could possibly be.
For years I only told people I knew really well, about my soul art.
So, what held me back for so long?
Fear of being judged, fear of failing and fear of being laughed at, fear of people thinking I was mad!!!
FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real.
As more people shared the benefits they felt after having their soul painting created, the more I realised I had a responsibility to let more people know about the process, how straight forward it was for them to order and how it could support them along life’s ups and downs.
Through creating a series of soul paintings for myself, I got to the point that I started to care less about what people might think and instead I became more concerned about the regrets I might feel, if I didn’t get out of my own way and reach out to the many people who could feel the benefits of what soul paintings can offer!
Time and time again, I have created soul paintings for others, to guide them through this time of uncertainty and resistance. In general, people who are at that point of facing their fears, know deep inside what they are meant to be focusing their energy on, yet distractions and fear are stopping them stepping onto their true path and aligning to their greatest good.
Having a soul painting created removes these distractions and instead it offers a wider perspective of your true potential. It’s like gaining a bird's eye view of your life path, without getting distracted by the nitty gritty of daily details.
'I feel a wave of tranquillity wash over me when I look at my soul drawing. I feel a deeper connection to who I am, I feel more centred and grounded. Pondering over the painting eases any tension, fears and doubts.’
‘It is extremely restorative to look at. I use it in my relaxation zone at home. The colour and image represent who I really am.’
A soul painting can ease you through times of doubt by bringing your attention back to the bigger picture and tapping into what your heart truly desires.
As Marianne Williamson famously wrote,
"Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. ... As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."