Thursday, February 24, 2011

Intuitive Drawing - what is it?

I was recently asked in an email, "What is intuitive drawing?" I wanted to share the answer with you because I do a lot of it. If you've seen paintings or drawings on this blog, you've witnessed the end result.

Intuitive drawing is a method of channeling energy patterns. The end result is a drawing which can be interpreted in a meaningful way to help you locate and heal from energy disruptions. Here are the basic steps:

Supplies Needed:
pastels (my favorite medium), colored pencils, crayons, markers or any other colorful writing tool. Colors needed include red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Other colors are optional.

1. Start by writing down what the colors of the chakras represent. For example, green is the color of the heart chakra so deep emotional love would be represented by green. Do this for all of the colors you can. If there is no chakra color, with white for instance, just ask yourself what you feel when you see the color white. For me it means purity. Your list will be refined as you become accustomed to the process but in the beginning these are a good guide to interpreting your drawings.

2. Set up your space. Sit in a comfortable place and lay out your supplies so you can easily reach them. Make sure your area is organized and quiet. You need to listen to your intuition for this process.

3. Ask a question. What do you want to ask yourself? Simple is best in the beginning until you learn to trust yourself and the answers you receive. If you are having trouble with a friend, mate, child or anyone close to you, you can ask yourself what is causing the problem. After formulating your question, state it in your mind.

4. Draw. When I am teaching new students, I ask them to close their eyes to draw. This eliminates judgment from the mind. You will pick up one color at a time and allow your hand to move freely on the paper. You will instinctively know what to do and when to put that color down. You will also get a feeling of completion when the drawing is done. It's ok if you only pick up one color and it's ok if you pick up a color, draw something, put it down and pick up the same one again. Everything you do is ok. There is no right and wrong to the process or the outcome as long as you are listening to your inner guidance. These messages are subtle so don't second guess yourself.

4. Decode your drawing. After you are complete, open your eyes and review what colors you have used. Look at your color guide to figure out what each color means. If there are overlapping colors, the color that is underneath means that that emotion/feeling is located deeper in your system than the one on top. Address the top color first and work your way down. For example, taking the question from the step 3, if the top color is yellow, the surface problem is located in the solar plexus. This means there may be anxiety when you think about this person or are with this person. If the bottom color is green, the deep issue is in your heart. Are you blocking the love you feel for this person? Are you projecting past relationship issues onto this relationship? When you hit on the right answer you will feel it resonate in that chakra. Feel your way through this process using the drawing as a map.

There is much more to it, but starting here is an excellent place.

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