Spiritpainting - "Unfolding the Mystery"
"Thoth" - a spiritpainting by Jennifer Lightwolf Jones
Spiritpainting® is a method of Art and Creative Expression developed by Jennifer "Lightwolf" Jones.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is The Mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science" Albert Einstein
Spirit is the energy permeating all material things. It serves matter in various forms.The word Spirit, in the word Spiritpainting®, is not connected in any way with any particular religion.
The elements of matter are composed of material things we call atoms or quarks, and are infused with the same energy which is referred to as Spirit.
Spirit is in everything and everyone. Spirit materialises in an infinite array of forms. Spirit is also manifest in our thoughts and in our actions.
By attuning to their "Highest good and for the good of all concerned", the Spiritpainter may connect to their Highest Consciousness.
Our Highest Consciousness is named as many different names and perhaps it is un-nameable. Very simply, when Spiritpainting®, Lightwolf asks, with reverence, prays for the highest good and for the good of all concerned.
Spiritpainting® is inspiring and playful and helps to increase spontaneity. It is a method of Creative Expression that does not require any previous formal art training. All that is required is an open mind.
Some Benefits that may occur:
- Easy to Learn
- Feeling Inspired
- Feeling Lighter
- Useful leisure tool for addiction or other types of recovery
- A form of therapeutic energy from using the colors
- Accessing the Playful Child within
- Healing old negative messages about creative expression
- Care for the Caregiver- helps to prevent compassion fatigue through self- care when doing paintings for the self
- Healthy family activity
- Therapeutic group activity
- Useful as a fundraising activity
- Increasing spontaneity
- Helping trauma victims have a safe way to connect with themselves and others
- Helps to integrate body, mind,spirit and emotional well-being
- Learn to have more fun!
Some say they have experienced some inner healing from viewing Lightwolf's spiritpaintings. This may be because they have helped to reveal their internalized polarities or disowned aspects. Any type of therapy that integrates opposites or the right and left brain functions can be a healing experience. In the process of a Spiritpainting® session, the right brain is active when we are painting and then afterward when we are verbalizing what we see in the abstract expressions, the left side is active. this helps to create and strengthen positive synaptic pathways.
Each creation is a surprise and open to individual interpretation. They are not retouched after the folding thus the painter cannot totally control the outcome.
The painter aligns the will of their ego with their Highest Power (whatever that is for them) which allows their creative spirit to be expressed.
If you would like to see more Spirtpaintings® painted by Lightwolf then click on "Galleries"
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