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A linguistic device called doodling - the language of our soul.

Updated on January 20, 2017
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Nadine is from Cape Town and is both a visionary fiction author, an art therapist and a graphic designer. Loves gardening, reading & writing

Tieneke the Art therapist of the Jaarsma Clan
Tieneke the Art therapist of the Jaarsma Clan | Source

Doodling is a communication device we can all use.

Our creative tool is a pathway to our inner library – the body of our soul; the language of our 'inner' feelings. Some call it the voice of the Soul-body. By awakening our inner voice, this process will enable us to express all we held back from saying or feeling.

Annelies ( I often write through my novel characters) told me that our voice is like a map mirroring our inner state of being. It speaks the language of our emotions, our unconscious limiting belief systems, and the energetic blocks held within our body. She said that by ‘Awakening our Voice’ we then bring forward the soul energy that wants to follow our evolutionary calling.

While I had always felt that there was more to the voice than words communicate, it was through my own doodling that my first real ‘inner voice’ spoke to me.

I started to doodle while asking myself questions to see what answers would come up for me, and discovered a new kind of gateway; not only for healing, but for each of us to discover and express our true essence and infinite capacities in life.

My inner spirit or life force felt at first like a love-force that had come over me, encouraging me to be honest with myself. It was O.K. for me to be unhappy, discontent or even angry at life.

Awakening your inner Voice

  • Do you experience a lack of self-confidence in the strength of your voice?
  • Do you fear rejection if you were to express your true feelings?
  • Have you felt silenced because of your ideas or for who you are?
  • Have you felt embarrassed by the very sound of your voice?

Those were some of my own issues and deep in my heart I knew that I was the only one who could change the way I was going to speak my truth.

Who is in control?
Who is in control? | Source

Our best teacher often arrives in a period of unhappiness

By moving beyond our shadow persona, we will find freedom; freedom from reacting to an illusionary reality that does not reflect LOVE.

Only then can we feed ourselves with the help of our own healing rays of unconditional love.

We need to become the observer of our persona mind-set, (our EGO) that aims to stay in control. We need to step back and look at our true selves; to see ourselves in any situation. We must then ask ourselves, “Who is in control?”

That can be hard at times, especially when someone has, or is hurting us. Learning to see that person or situation as our best learning curve, is an empowering thought in itself. To acknowledge our truth is often more difficult than going into denial. Our egos would rather file anything away that is not at that moment conducive to its agenda.

The agenda of our EGO
The agenda of our EGO | Source

Have you ever tried asking a yourself a question while doodling?

See results

What is the agenda of our EGO?

For example: It is easy to know when the body needs food. Our stomach growls, our energy level drops, or that "time of day" creeps around, but how do we know when our soul needs food?

Imagine that our soul energy leaves messages as a voice mail, or let’s say it leaves a text message, a sms on our cell phone? What would the message be? How would we interpret the message?

Joseph Campbell wrote in The Hero with a Thousand Faces that the hero's journey begins with the call to adventure: "The call rings up the curtain, always, on a mystery of transfiguration – a rite, or moment, of spiritual passage, which, when complete, amounts to a dying and a birth.

Are our life journeys in themselves rites of spiritual passage? I think they are. Many months later, I knew that my own journey was definitely a spiritual calling. It was not my persona that would communicate, because there was nothing to gain. My own doodling called upon all the stuff I am made of and more; everything I taught, I lived.

Annelies the workshop facilitator of the Jaarsma Clan
Annelies the workshop facilitator of the Jaarsma Clan | Source

How to release the distortions our EGO have dumped in our energy field

Instead of the true real me, our persona's store energy that can be seen as Karma; and we all know that on this ascension path we need to shed as much karma as we possibly can.

In Annelies' journal Vanishing Worlds, I feature in it. I'm one of her best friends. I share with her how I gained my freedom from an unhappy marriage by learning to be compassionate; nursing him until he passed away, as well as healing my grief for the loss of our only daughter Hennie.

It takes courage to see the many shadow mirrors of ourselves.
When we doodle, our aim is to become mindless, away from our intellect or programmed internal dialogue. We draw out on paper our feelings, through doodling. Our artwork reveals both in color, line and symbols how our mental energy mirrors our physical experiences.
This creative Journaling can expose the shadow expressions of ourselves that are not who we are. Doodling can be seen as a pathway towards our higher divine self.

The many shadow mirrors of ourselves

Our analogue drawings are often a reflection of our state of mind at that moment.

The tools you need

If you are on your own or in a group, play some meditative music in the background.

  • Pencils, color pencils,felt pens or any other media you best express
  • A hand or stand mirror.
  1. Ask your higher self to partake in your doodle exercise.
  2. Always state an intent before you proceed
  3. Give yourself a hug be fore you start.
  4. Invite your soul to embody more of its divine energy during your

Art Analogue Symbolism
Art Analogue Symbolism | Source

The above video shows a typical workshop where people are creatively drawing their own symbolic language, their language of light.
By going into our inner being, our secret space, where we store away grief, pain, hurt, anger, fear, disappointment, or where we can access our feelings of contentment, happiness, joy and love, we have an opportunity to surrender to it. By surrendering we release the emotional connection cords with our past or perceived future. Because time and pain are inseparable, we surrender to what is and the past ceases to have any power in the present. We become mindless.
Any emotional mind games we still hold onto from our past, like holding onto memories of the good old times, or bad times, renders us useless and depressed. Our expectations of our future and our state of mind make us equally incapable of evolving. Our thoughts and their attached feelings become the creative force that shapes our experiences in this life.

Only we ourselves can interpret our hidden truth, by exposing our inner feelings through doodling. This creative pathway can be explored in order to reach our higher self's loving voice, which is the link to our soul. It's then that a language pattern emerges, especially when we connect our feeling nature and our awaking soul qualities. By embodying more 'conscious' soul energy vibrations, we absorb more light. These light particles of soul, must awaken through our physical body. It’s then that our body of light emerges.

The Language of Light
The Language of Light

It was through my own doodling that my first real ‘inner voice’ spoke to me. Years later I published this fully illustrated mind drawing workbook that takes the reader on an inner journey by tapping into the language of their soul.


We are all true artists

When we doodle out our feelings on paper, while staying in the Now moment, we move fully conscious into a stillness where our mind cannot enter; where there is no-mind there is no pain or sorrow, only peace. True consciousness never dies; it's only in our mind that it does.

When Annelies told me that my future was already shaped by the decisions I made now, and that if I had a direct link to humanity’s shift in global consciousness, would I not want to be part of a future where humanity had truly evolved? I knew the answer to that question.

Our mere thoughts can create enough influence to get us what we want.
Yes, whatever you are asking for, you will receive. It's in the wisdom of how to ask, that the whole secret of enlightenment lies.
Learn how Richard's journals; The Astral Explorer and The Cosmic Traveler reveal, through storytelling, how his remote viewing and non-local awareness skills enhanced his intuitive skills; skills we all have, but which are hardly used when our intellect is in charge.

With love and light
Tieneke de Beer

Doodle our feelings on paper
Doodle our feelings on paper | Source


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

      Janessa I take it you mean my post was informative? Thank you for your e-hugs.

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      Janessa 2 years ago

      Clear, inivfmatroe, simple. Could I send you some e-hugs?

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

      Thank you for your compliment. Yes as an art therapist from the past, doodling became a way to bring children's emotions out through drawing without using words. Years later I called doodling an art analogue expression of the mind.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 2 years ago from Ljubljana

      What an inspiring idea! Wee all can benefit from better communication skills and doodling sounds like a fun way to improve them. Thank you!

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

      Holland I'm glad you liked my conclusions.

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

      Glad you liked my idea of mind drawing Keischa. Have a great 2015.

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      Holland 2 years ago

      Imspisreve brain power at work! Great answer!

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      Keischa 2 years ago

      That's an inoiuegns way of thinking about it.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks for your comment Ruby. Every person is an doodle artist and you be surprised how creative doodling can be.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a totally new concept of reaching one's inner self. I might try it, although i can not draw a straight line. lol..Thank you for sharing..