Intuitive Painting As A Spiritual Adventure

by | May 3, 2021 | Articles | 1 comment

I often think of the intuitive painting process as a spiritual adventure.
It reminds me of this lovely quote from the poet John Donahue:
“Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.”
 I really see creativity and spirituality as coming from the same place. They are both rooted in a deep connection to the primal source of everything. They allow us to see what can’t be seen with the naked eye. They are portals into the invisible realms and unseen dimensions of infinite potential, wild imagination, profound wisdom and mystical inspiration.
They invite us into the mystery of the formless energies that shimmer behind the veil of all earthly existence. They are both practices in the art of surrender to something larger than us. They both rely upon and develop our intuition. They both require that we let go of our allegiance to left brain concerns like logic, linear thinking, rational analysis, objectivity, productivity and of course… our need to control the outcome.
They are both expressions of divine love.
So every time you open the door to your creativity, you are also opening the door into these magical cosmic worlds where spirit lives. You are touching spirit directly through your paintbrush as you dive into the world of image, shape and color.
The Creative Muse and Great Spirit are part of the same sacred clan. And you can be pretty much guaranteed that when one is talking to you the other isn’t far behind.

If you would like to go an intuitive painting spiritual adventure of your own, come and join me and my partner in life and all things creative,Tim Lajoie,  for one of our upcoming weekly online classes. For more info click on the banner below. 


1 Comment

  1. I like this idea and more and more often I notice that other artists have started to use the method of intuitive painting. When you just trust the process and let the work flow on its own, not controlling every brush stroke and a particular shade of color.

    I started to create works by myself giving myself more freedom. Focusing on the process of drawing, rather than the quality of detail or technically correct drawing.

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