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Creative Workshop Teachings from Home

Updated on August 2, 2017
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Nadine was born in Holland and emigrated to South Africa in 1971. She has always been an entrepreneur and is a self taught artist .

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Awakening through doodling

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Learning the art of seeing

This is how it all started for me during the eighties, but today I hope many people all over the world will give these doodle and drawing workshops from their own home.

I knew that I could teach anybody the art of drawing by showing a different way to look at an object, and by using different exercise formulas, so for several years I gave normal drawing technique workshops from home. They became my eight week drawing classes, but after a few years these workshops were starting to bore me. There had to be more to the way we can tap into our creative abilities. These years during the eighties and into the nineties were my investigation periods. I was searching for the deeper meanings of life.

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Any Creation starts with an Idea

I’m totally convinced that every human being has the ability to manifest anything they want out of life, but how do we access this creative ability? Personally I was a great doodler and I would often feel that my doodles were telling me something. This feeling spurred me on to find out why that was so . My ordinary drawing classes already followed a workshop structure which I called The Five Stages of Creativity, and after some thinking an idea started to form when I read all about Atoms and molecules. Could we tap into our gene codes while doodling?

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What have our gene codes got to do with a symbolic language?

Let me give an example: at the age of six years I was looking forward learning to write at school, but all I saw were a sequence of symbols on a blackboard. I understood them to form a given alphabet, but my mind could not grasp how the shapes that formed letters were symbols that stood for something. I could not understand why the three symbols that formed the word cat, could truly mean to be a cat because these scribbles didn’t look at all like a cat! My mind seemed to only think in pictures. I was diagnosed as severely dyslexic. Many years later my disability has become a blessing. The World of a Dyslexic

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Our ‘reality’ is created moment by moment.

Each of us is on a spiritual path and our daily life in the physical leaves much more than a carbon footprint, we also leave residual emotional, mental, spiritual, and vibrational energy along our journey. For eons human beings have been locked in a shallow understanding of who we are as spirit beings. While our linear thinking may help us feel safe, it can also limit us from communicating on a deep soul level.

Our thought-forms with their ability to create, are stored in our auric field; the body of our soul. This means that our soul consciously projects an 'elemental grid field' that includes all our disunity thought-forms plus the thought-forms that are genetically inherited beliefs and programs from our forefathers. Because of that conditioning, we are compelled to assume that the world of daily life is the one and only world.

Every waking moment we engage our five senses and through the spoken or written word, our perceptions and mental projections of them creates our reality, but...what happens when we doodle? Is there a body language that we are not aware of? It seems that an inner language in the shape of symbols lightens our aspirations, needs and feelings.

Light is the Language of creation

The Language of Light is like a sacred geometry that allows us to communicate directly with our higher self without the interference of our mortal mind. That is what is happening when we doodle. Read more on What-is-a-Universal-Language-of-Light

It took me a while before I could grasp the concept of a soul language that stood for a soul quality, and that these 'qualities' ( like the quality of forgiveness) is linked to the energy vortexes called Chakras. My own doodling symbols helped me to rationalize something that at the same time can't be rationalized. I found a Linguistic device that breaks all barriers.

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The Language of Light
The Language of Light

When the soul descended from the higher spiritual plane and took on human form, the individual lost their memory of how to access the Language of Light. Written as a companion piece to her Awakening series, Nadine May offers the reader an opportunity to awaken those lost memories and as a result achieve a higher level of consciousness. Guiding the reader through the five stages of creativity, the author provides the tools to understanding the subconscious through the drawings that one produces and hence makes it possible to connect with the soul on a much deeper level and makes the process of awakening that much easier.

 

The Five levels of Awakening

What if any idea or inspiration we have during the course of our daily thoughts, results in an idea being formed by our thinking that is tapping into the first conscious awareness level? I came to a conclusion that if our minds travel through the five stages of creative awareness levels that I describe in my workbook, then we need to activate these soul qualities in order to help us in our daily lives.

In my workbook these five creative stages are connected with the seven energy vortexes These vortexes are areas of high energy concentrations, originating from magnetic, spiritual, or sometimes unknown sources. During my drawing classes I learned that when we doodle while expressing a past event ( like a meal with a loved one) instead of writing about the feelings and listening to the five senses we used during the meal, these doodles could become the gateways or portals to other realms; the realms where our imaginative skills are born and where our creative thinking takes place. Through many creative activities we can find The Hidden Blueprint of our Lives.

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The idea of a soul language was born

In our dream world we call reality; we perceive everything through our awareness of contrast. All our senses work that way. Our vision sees the differences between light and darkness. Our hearing reacts to the difference between sounds and silence. Our touch responds to distinction between variations of contact-pressures or absence of them. The smells we are aware of or even our inner senses follow the same laws. We created a world of polarities; right, left and center; good, bad and indifferent; positive, negative and neutral. Also, in order to make anything manifest on earth, we have to process it through a whole collection of figures symbols or words before it appears in material form. We can create our own symbolic expressions, and these symbols could be translated as being soul quality vibrations of color, light and shape. That means that the language of the soul is a symbolic Language of Light.

Gradually my teachings on how to learn to draw changed into a more spiritual esoteric workshop which I explain in my video that was filmed by a TV film crew in 2003 before the workbook was published.

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The Wisdom of our Chakras

Through doodling and by using different exercise formulae (as described in my workbook), a new idea started to emerge for me.
“Why is it that most of the time we attract the very thing we least want?”

It’s because our thoughts are overshadowed by our unconscious mind that cannot discern between good or bad, light or dark, cold or hot. That is why we attract, on an energy level, what is in our thoughts!
Throughout my workbook we associate this awareness level with both our Base and Throat chakra.

From our energy vortex, the Base chakra, most of our thoughts deal with survival issues, taken from our past or future. Many associate this energy with the color red. This does not mean a solid color red, the colors orange and yellow are also seen in this vortex by clairvoyants. This energy vortex will be speed up when the six soul qualities of Forgiveness,Peaceful Bliss,Perseverance,Purpose,Friendship and Global Unity are awakened throughout our daily lives.

(The color Red It’s the longest wavelength in our visible spectrum and it is an outgoing vibration, mostly related to aggression and conquest. I learned this from watching participants when they were doodling after I gave them a specific doodle exercise. The colors they used often showed me what chakra was activated during their drawings.)

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Conclusion

Most of us have many Base Chakra issues to release, especially to do with obstacles that are survival driven. These energy blocks have created obstacles in the journey back to where we came from; the journey to becoming aware that we are unaware. That knowledge in itself creates an awareness. My workbook describes in detail how the doodle drawing formulas can be followed and at the back of the book I have included my own interpretations on how to look at someone elses doodles.

My online doodling workshop idea was only recently born because of the products on Zazzle. Here I can publish each card and the plain line drawing sheets that could be used in a workshop They allow me to add links to the workbook and the articles I have already written about the Language of Light on Hubpages, so people can start doodle workshops from their own home.

Thanks for reading my explanation on the Language of Light.

Nadine

Have you ever tried doodling to come to an idea?

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      Nadine May 6 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Many thanks Nell I'm so glad you liked it.

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      Nell Rose 6 months ago from England

      What a great article Nadine! so interesting and something to think about, thanks!

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      Nadine May 19 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I'm glad you being a school teacher, that you found it interesting to read about how I have experienced my dyslexia, especially as a young child. I do see mentally colors as well, so I can relate.

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      Susan Haze 19 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Intriguing article. I do doodle to come up with ideas. When I design a piece of jewelry or a cross stitch I see the colors in my mind and then look for them. It sounds backwards but it works for me. I have never quite heard such an interesting description of dyslexia.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks for finding the time to comment on my post Nell. Ive been so busy with other projects that my writing time has gone to almost nil. that has to change and it will in January I'm sure.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks for that comment because I do hope so. Creating designs for all the print-on-demand shops has taken me away from writing during September ,November and December.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Many thanks for your comment Frank, I'm glad you find this hub original...

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Being synesthetic I totally love this! color is everywhere for me, in words, music and all sorts of things and sound, love it!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      What an interesting idea! It sure helped you. Your work is very beautiful, but even more importantly, it seems to be taking you towards the Light. Hari Om!

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks so much for sharing your brothers sense of color without seeing them. He can feel the colors, like blind people often do. The warmth of Red being the easiest to feel. Blue is cooler and yellow has a more mental feel to it as an example.( told by a blind friend)

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Hi Genna thanks for reading my hub and for your comment. especially about the connections with our energy vortexes, the Chakras

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Nadine, first what a clever idea for a hub.. secondly, this should be hub of the day because of how well detailed you present things.. and lastly.. I love the concept of everything is created with the start of an idea.. hmm... that's so right.. yet I never really thought about it like that.. :)

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks for your very kind words Flourish.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Yes that is it. We channel from our own higher self. NEVER allow any channeling from another entity... unless you really know far more about the astral world by consciously traveling there. Very few people can truly do that and clearly recall what happened while awake in the physical. I write about that in my two novels starting with the Astral Explorer.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks for reading my hub and watching my video Ruby. Its often the simple things where the secret to our inner power lies.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Always love your comments. love your straightforwardness. Glad you tried it. It Works!

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks Duane

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Ha Ha Billy your comment reminded me of several male students who were coerced by there wives or girlfriends to join my art classes, and they became my best doodlers!

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks Reynold for your great comment and I loved you calling it "explosion in a spaghetti factory"

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Hi Jodah thanks for watching my video. I'm sure that your doodling ignites your poetry.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks for reading my article on one of my favorite topics, bringing our true stills into our lives.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Nadine, this article explains why my brother, who is a color-blind artist, chooses the colors he does. I know that he sees hues - not colors. They directly relate to the emotions that govern his paintings. He's phenomenally talented. I understand his view of hues and each of his paintings make perfect sense.

      I am the proud owner of three of his pieces of art. Most of his artwork has a story that drove it. However, two of his pieces were absent of such. He asked me to write a story for them. One is a poem I wrote based on it's title "Bridge to the Dream" and the other is a fictional story entitled, "Forbidden Love", both of which I've posted here. My favorite is my brother's photo that inspired the short story. The colors are amazing. It graces my hallway and "Bridge to the Dream" (which he named) is sitting above my laptop in my office. I'm looking at it now.

      After reading this hub, I now better understand what drives my brother's sense of color. It's his soul/spirit.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great ideas!

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is a fascinating article; I especially liked the Wisdom of our Chakras. Your illustrations are just amazing. I am a doodler of the mind and the pen; I never thought of scribble/drawing in color but will definitely give it a go. :-) Thank you.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      You are such a wildly creative, visual thinker, and this was interesting to get more insight into your process. I enjoy doodling, too and am pretty visual myself.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      So interesting Nadine--I often write without any clear goal--it is like the doodling I think--I laughingly have called it channeling someone else--it is my most calm and peaceful place to write from--the place where everything works without working at anything--is this kind of what you are talking about?

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I have never used doodling to form an idea. The concept is interesting. I listened to your video. My drawing is shameful but I will give it a try.Interesting hub. Thank you.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      OK, I doodled. My five year old draws better to me so I doodled again trying to let go. Still bad stuff but I liked the feeling. Very cool article, thank you and more doodles to come.

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      Duane Townsend 2 years ago from Detroit

      A very nice read...thanks.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Always an interesting read, Nadine. The idea of me drawing anything that would look like anything is a bit hard to swallow, but I love looking at the work of others.

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      Reynold Jay 2 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Sounds great to me. I did a doodle and called it explosion in a spaghetti factory. Yep it did look perfect to me. Seriously now, I had an art teacher that assigned us a doodle or scribble due every Friday and he graded it! I began to see that great doodle got great grades and became quiet a doodler. Great article that goes to the why this is important.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is all quite incredible Nadine. I enjoyed your Language of Light video. I am an avid doodler but much more basic and random sketches. Very rarely do I use colour. Very interesting concepts. Have a great weekend.

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      Buildreps 2 years ago from Europe

      An interesting article. I've never heard of doodling in this way. I will certainly give it a try. Thanks for bringing this light to the world!