I'm humbled and honoured when someone asks me to create their soul painting. After overcoming my own doubt and scepticism, I have a deeper understanding and appreciation for people who may be sceptical or feel fearful of the unknown.
Time and time again, I have been touched to see people face that fear, overcome their inner battle and come forward to ask me to create their soul image.
Ana Dorado was definitely one of those people who dared to step out of her comfort zone and trust the process.
“I am a very practical and sceptical person. When I first heard about Soul Paintings, I probably raised my eyebrows a little. How can anybody paint a soul? Is that even possible? What’s the value of it? Is that something I’d invest in? I really had no clue about what Soul Paintings were, how the process worked and what it would have meant for me.
Isn’t it true that a lot of the time we are sceptical about things we simply don’t understand?
But then I met Breda. She asked me to do some photographs for her website and of her work and I dropped in to her studio.
I was able to step into her world and learn about her creative process. That changed everything for me.
I think we can all recognise when things are created from a place of truth, so I decided to open up to this idea and for Breda to work on my Soul Painting.
I can’t really describe how it felt, but it was a little bit unsettling; I felt quite vulnerable. What will she find in my Soul!?! I was also going through a lot at the time. I didn’t feel grounded or connected so I wasn’t sure it was the best time for it.
Breda was right in suggesting that, for that reason, it could be a very good time to do it, as it would help the process of grounding. And it did.
A few days later we met again. She presented me with a beautiful framed art piece. We talked about the images and symbols that she had experienced during her meditations when working on this piece. I found it fascinating and I was trying really hard not to forget anything she was saying. I didn’t have to do that. The Soul Painting comes with something else, that I will forever treasure. It came with a personal letter explaining my piece in detail. Something I can go back to anytime, and that helps me discover more aspects to my drawing and myself as time passes.
It was a beautiful experience. Breda has a very special energy and light and I was honoured she shared it with me.”
Thank you Ana for giving permission to share your experience.