“Creative acts have the power to transform us.
By connecting to the Creative Power within, Spiritpainting® can help a person to break through ‘creative blocks’ and enhance their Spiritual connection to their Creator- whatever that may be for the individual. This "breakthrough" with Spiritpainting®, is what happened with me. Before being gifted with this method, I was struggling for two decades to finish any painting I began. When I did paint, I was never satisfied with being able to express the joy when connected to my Creator until I began Spiritpainting®. The fractal nature of them, the colors and the symbols that are revealed, touch me in a place that is ineffable. (I call it Spirit even though this word does not come close)
The paintings themselves, have led me to investigate their meanings, by learning and researching about colour therapy, vibrational healing, iconography, symbology, and quantum theory, to name a few.
When people ask me "How are they done? Just by folding the paper? Like a Rorschach ink blot? I respond, "My modality is different than the inkblots that used for psychological testing. The individual does their own painting and sees what they need to see and expresses it verbally. It does not matter what others see in the person's painting; it only matters what the "spiritpainter" sees. If someone says they see something in another person's Spiritpainting, then it is usually meant for them, alone. For example, if someone sees angels and another sees devils in the same abstract image of a painting, this is purely subjective and would lead to the practitioner asking what they make of it.
When we access the "logical" and "creative" aspects of the brain in an activity, then healing is faster and more powerful. I have observed that when one explores through any form of Creative Expression, the opportunity for integration is greater if verbal and non-verbal expressions are used. I found this to be true with my experience of Psychodrama, and other forms of Creative Expression such as Drumming and other music playing and listening.
The idea and urge to use this method as a form of personal healing and Creative Expression came to me in 1997. I am infinitely grateful for this gift, and I have respectfully and with humility responded to the requests to share it in whatever way I am guided.
Through this method, I have had direct and indirect experience of people manifesting their thoughts. I have only begun to understand the Universal truth of how we manifest our thoughts, consciously or unconsciously. It has been over twenty years and there is still so much to explore.
Sometimes it is difficult to put into words what I see, but I can always say what I feel. I keep going until I get the breathless "Awe". That is when I know that my painting is done. “
Each Spiritpainting® creation is individual, is unique, mysterious, and, interesting. Each and every time the paper is opened, it is an expected surprise!!
Love and Gratitude, Jennifer “Lightwolf” Jones