One of the things I really enjoy doing is letting my psychic senses roam free so I can catch the waves of energy. I like to do this in positive energy places and record my ‘reading’ of the flow by drawing. It’s something I’ve done for a number of years.
I call this way of working Psychic Art. Many people expect that psychic art will be the faces of their loved ones drawn by a medium as a message. That is certainly one way of connecting people to energy, especially of their loved ones. I also like to encourage people to connect for themselves. It doesn’t require any art training on my or anyone else’s part. Only a willingness to be still for a moment and the desire to be catching the energy around us.
In fact, the first time I did this I was the observer of a group who were trying to make Spirit connections. I had been given the job of describing what was happening to the energy flow. My tools were to be the chalks & paper provided by the tutor. Little did she or I know that I would be able to sense the colours of the energy so accurately. I still have that drawing.
And I have been catching the energies again while I’m here in Tenerife. The drawing at the top of the page is from Playa San Marco where I visited this afternoon.
The waves were quite turbulent, nearly good enough for surfing perhaps, with a fierce pull. Standing in the volcanic sand I felt the roar of Mount Teide anchoring the land as the sea pulled in the opposite direction. Some very powerful forces at work! Strip away the houses and what remains is the timeless relationship between the fixed and the flowing. That’s a duality we all have to balance – standing firm or going with the flow. Of course my pastels seems like the right way to capture this tug of war. At the same time there was a harmony in the energy. The water will eventually wear away the rock. The volcanic sand was proof of that. What seems fixed must always give way to change.
My second picture says this too. I’m staying in what was an old monetary. The religious people are long gone. Now it is a set of apartments with a roof terrace. I started the second picture on the roof terrace, inspired by the feeling that time had passed this place by. The hillsides still stood. The building was still there. In some ways people still used the rooms to discover. Perhaps not about themselves. They may be more interested in discovering the island. Yet the relationship between humans and the land we live on found me catching the energy of infinity.
I love this chance to catch the energy. It gives me a way of relating to my life as I feel each shift around me.
Tuning in to what I feel always prompts more thinking, questioning and wondering ‘what if’. Catching this on paper gives me a reminder of my experience too. I find there is a freedom in exploring creative ways to connect with energy, life, emotion. Especially if I find myself stuck with thoughts. Creative work can unstick circular thought patters by providing a space for the subconscious mind to push forward new ideas or options. So I draw and paint with no outcome in mind. No agenda. No judgement.
I’m forward to more creating over the coming days. If you find yourself stuck in your thoughts why not pick up a pencil, grab a piece of paper and doodle, scribble, sketch, draw. A shape and structure doesn’t matter. It doesn’t have to be recognisably anything. Add in some colour and let your energy express itself on the paper in front of you.
Day 307 of my blogging challenge.