I have always been artistic as a child. I remember I have used art as stress relieving even as young as 9yrs. I would usually hide under the bed or close the door and do the artwork in case I am caught as I should be studying and not drawing. As growing up, I loved shading and portraits. Would save my pocket money to buy these books at school. Books they are another companion in my life.
Once mum figured it out her was supportive other than at my exam times. I am average at academic as never could understand whys of the subject and if something was practical it’s in my mind.
The stress of exams has always been relieved by my art. Expressing it. Wanted to study art and joined FETAC when I moved to Ireland but didn’t persuade to college as a limiting belief that it wouldn’t fetch me career or money.
But had a tool and amazing partner who never refused to buy me the art materials. My treats would be mostly Art set or Easel etc. 🙂
I have done from many mediums and have stuck to few and change them like seasons. Or my pattern of work is very varying on the time of my mind.
So when Healing journey came in my life back in 2009 it clicked yes Art as a therapy was always been there and healing me deep within. Acting as a meditation or a mindfulness tool.
When Reiki level 1 journey came into my life I saw art more in depth with my confidence skills.
I wanted to learn self-healing techniques to heal my children and personal issues but I never dreamed Reiki would become such an integral part of my work as an n artist. Now I approach a painting session as a healing session.
Before I hold a canvas I bring in Reiki energy and Angels to calm me and then channel the images and work on the artwork. I state my intention of this art and doing relaxation meditation. And state the intention that this piece of art is going to heal me and others who look at it. And it has happened that when people look at my artwork they have felt immense pleasure or satisfaction and healing happened deep within where it was hard to find words to express it.
After the work is finished I find myself much calmer and relaxed and recharged. Art is always closer to my heart to bring that deep heart sense satisfaction. I don’t judge my work as my intention to creating is without any expectations. I give my best knowledge and skills I have gained over years.
It’s one of those art evenings where I was channelled ed to do workshop on healing through art and where I started to I combined Art, Meditation and Reiki together students felt amazing shift and deep wounds to be healed. No artwork is judged and criticised. Well, to be fair we are the worst critics rather anyone else. And we come together to create a better us and relax ourselves to grow stronger in our life’s.
This helped people to bring back happiness, passions, listen to their inner guidance. And understand who they are rather who they thought they are.
They take the canvas work home and place it up in the room and feel that sense of healing vibes transforming in.
We realise we are perfect in every way and we create perfect work that has a deeper meaning to us. It’s about our journey and our path. Sometimes we need to clear the outside channels intuitively off to gain insight to our own inner wisdom.
When in that state of healing your thoughts are clear and more constructive. Another thing I noticed is how my mind comes in balance to now rather past or future. As working on the artwork, I need to be conscious of lines and colours using or cleaning brush etc. Art of engaging my mind in recent moment happens.
I invoke to Archangel Gabriel to fill me with creativity and give me an idea/inspiration or an image that I can use bring out in canvas.
At the end of each work, I thank my guides, angels, Reiki, my parents and family for awakening this gift I have and providing me with funds and space to do what I enjoy most.
This is wonderful way to give a slight break or a detox to brain as I say 🙂
Some of my artwork can be found here – http://abharat.wix.com/30smart#!portfolio
-Happy ArtTags: art therapy, healing through art, relaxation, stress releiver