Art Meditation: healing through the creative impulse
Using mediation to create art
Healing and Art
What triggers healing? For some might be a consultation with to their general practitioner, for others a session with their alternative therapist, a trip to the seaside, a heart to heart talk with a good friend, mom's cooking...
All these can be healing in one form or another - it depends on the individual, his belief system, and on what it needs to be healed.
In my healing practice, I often recommend to homesick patients who live away from their country to find a grocers' store that sells some of the foods they used to eat when they were growing up. It's incredible how much healing this simple step can produce...bringing emotional stability and grounding to individuals who feel disconnected from their original setting.
There are strong reasons as to to why these approach to food can be helpful in healing allergies, and malabsorption illnesses: it has to do with grounding an individual's digestive system with Nature's elemental forces, a shamanic and anthroposophic principle.
Meditation on the other hand is food for the spirit, and through artistic expression we can ground this into the material world, helping to anchor the blue prints for the perfect balance between Cosmos and Earth.
Through meditative art, we can effect long lasting healing on emotional and spiritual issues, and effectively address psychological trauma, as well as promoting a sense of connection between our physical and our mental bodies.
In the two watercolours illustrated here, I've used Rudolph Steiner's anthroposophic principles. By meditating on his lectures for Easter, and the role played by the Moon energy in the creation of our Etheric body, I painted "Moon forces".
"In the Garden of Bethany" was painted while meditating on the spiritual principles of the ressurrection Christ codes as a blue print the perfect physical and ehteric bodies.
Anyone can use their creative energy to promote their own healing. Some people are very confident at this and can work well on their own, but often it is helpful to work with a practicioner either on one o one sessions or in a collective setting with others.
If you live in London and are interested in exploring your creative and healing abilities contact me for details on forthcoming workshops.