Lessons Learned Through Modern Energy Art
Nothing in life is worth doing if we aren’t learning any lessons from it, either good or bad lessons.
For as long as I can remember I have been a student of life, I guess I have one of those personalities where I have to have answers and if the people I ask don’t have them and I get to work and I do whatever it takes to get those answers.
I believe there are no mistakes or errors or booboos of f*ck ups in life, simply feedback and lessons, we will continue to “mess up” until we learn these lessons and then eventually move on.
Recently talking to a friend I commented on how blessed I was, as for most of my life I have learned through other people’s “mistakes” and “testimonials”, so my learning curve has been rather quick and pleasant too.
In personal development it is said that the first step for change is: awareness.
When you have awareness you literally see magic unfold before your very eyes and EVERYTHING seems to ‘make sense’, it is a great feeling and life becomes a walk in the park.
But what happens when you don’t have this awareness?
Truthfully, not much!!! Life, work, romance, you name it, these things do NOT seem to work at all; we are stressed, ‘under pressure’, we feel useless, overwhelming feelings, etc., etc.
Without awareness life isn’t as joyous or fun. Without it, you don’t know what you are doing right or ‘wrong’, what mistakes are being made, what needs to be improved, whether what you are doing works or not. Simple tasks can take up to twice as long, EVERYTHING becomes a burden or a chore!
If you are like me (especially if you are in personal development), there comes a point when you get to the ‘good stuff’ in your life, and by this I mean the stuff that has not being dealt with before AND this is when real and incredible transformation starts to take place.
Though, two things tend to occur here:
- We might not want to talk to anyone, for various reasons; or,
- We have no idea what is holding us back.
So, if we don’t have this ‘awareness’ to solve a ‘problem’ because we don’t want to talk about or because we don’t know what it is, what do we do?
More personal development? Or, try something new?
I guess this would be a very personal choice and I will share what I did and what insight and awareness it shone into my life.
Modern Energy Art
When we talk or hear Art, we immediately thing of Picasso, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, etc., people that history has told us are the greatest and most amazing artists EVER, and when we see their art we either think: what a masterpiece or what the hell!
I grew up thinking I was not good at drawing, never mind art.
Memories from childhood would haunt me, having to draw vases, or fruit baskets, or landscapes (the idea of art would trigger the hell out of me!); so, it’d end up either asking my mum to do it for me OR paying my cousin to do it for me.
Arts and Sports were my nemesis at school!
Every time I was colouring something in I’d go out of the edges and I’d lose my temper. In a nutshell, I quit the idea of EVER being an artist at a very young age.
There was no hope in hell for me as an artist, or at least I thought that.
In order for healing to occur and take place something magical has to happen or be done; though, in my experience our instinct (or 6th sense) always knows and when we listen to it we give this healing permission to take place.
I am blessed to say that I ‘almost’ always listen to my 6th sense and when I don’t I regret it immediately.
So, last year a friend, mentor and role model, Silvia Hartmann announced she’d be opening a coaching programme called: Modern Energy Art Apprenticeship; the second I heard about it I knew I had to do it.
However, at first, I made every excuse under the sun as to why I couldn’t do it:
- Was it worth it,
- Do I have all the resources needed,
- I am not an artist!,
- What if I can’t do it, etc.
The typical excuses we all make and the ones I encourage my clients to dismiss when they REALLY want something!
Here is the thing, Silvia only opened it to 12 people and the spaces were flying real quick, as many people I suffer from F.O.M.O (fear of missing out), so every time she announced there was another space gone my heart would skip a beat.
I was sat on the fence for days and when there were only two spaces left I jumped in.
So, I got to work and I emailed Silvia for my first task! Originally the idea of doing art by myself without a tutor or teacher by my side was terrifying.
I loved how everything started! Silvia simply asked:
What were your first memories of art?
That was easy for me to answer: I loved playing with crayons when I was a child, I loved the freedom of doodling on the paper for hours on end, the smell of the wax and feeling of the crayons on the paper.
As I was typing the answer I had my first breakthrough and insight! I saw how this was a great investment, opportunity and the vehicle I needed to move to the next level AND I was thankful to my 6th sense for guiding me to it.
Then we moved onto the first drawing, an egg, what a metaphor! The beginning and birth of something new…
So, I did my first egg, it was painted using crayons. When I was drawing and painting the egg I was a child again, full of hope and dreams, the joy and love that irradiated from me at that moment was so healing and powerful that I lost track of time.
The feeling was so addictive that I did 2 more eggs and I had another insight:
I realised how much I judged people! I used to comment about people who were buying colouring books and colouring in instead of getting one with their work and lives; I learned I was the one missing out, I was the one who wasn’t healing nor giving myself the time to reenergise or clear my mind.
More tasks came in and I was producing even more paintings, when I thought I couldn’t paint or do any form of art.
I was making excuses for the sake of making excuses! How can I know I can’t do anything if I don’t give it a go? I couldn’t draw as a child but that doesn’t mean I can’t do it as an adult!
As the days, weeks and months went through I was learning so much about myself, without even looking for these answers!!!
I started to notice improvements in other areas of my life too!
Lessons learned through Modern Energy Art:
- I judged people without knowing their motives for doing what they were doing,
- I was making excuses for the sake of making them,
- I discovered how much of a perfectionist I was and how it was holding me back!,
- I realised I dislike the idea of being told what to AND following instructions/systems,
- I learned that in order to solve a problem, I must focus on the solution instead of the problem,
- When you are ready to be healed the healing event will manifest itself,
- Best healing occurs without words,
- Energy is ever present and the more Energy you put into something, the more you will get out,
- You are responsible for your happiness and joy, you ought to look for what’s missing,
- Intuition is everything, our 6th sense is there for a reason, lets use it,
- Energy well spent is Energy well invested,
- I learned I can do anything and that I am unstoppable, I am the only one who can stop me,
- I learned that the past really doesn’t define me, it is what I do in the now that does,
- Art isn’t rocket science, it is a form of self-expression therefore an Energy exchange,
- I am creative and not just an Artist, but a Modern Energy Artist,
- I discovered that I am awesome,
- I learned to love my creations, people’s opinions count but they aren’t everything,
- I learned to give myself a pat on the back, I am creating magic in my life,
- I realised the importance of feedback and how powerful and healing it can be,
- I learned there is so much more to discover about me and that I am only getting started!
I have taken a small selection of the lessons I have learned so far, it pleases to know I made the right decision when I took on this programme and how far I have come.
Energy is awareness and it is this what moves us forward and closer to our enlightenment and the life of our dreams.
Energy art is not just art, it is a self-healing tool where you the artist creative art as well as evolve and learn valuable lessons about yourself and your life.
You grow, you evolve, you discover what you are capable of.
Magic appears in your life, stays in your soul and you continue to sparkle towards your awesomeness.
What’s not to like?
Thank you so much for reading and comment on this post and let me know your experiences with art either as an artist or as a admirer.
Till next time,