As I have given myself permission to answer this call, despite the pressures from outside to stay productive, I have felt a deep longing within me that has been untended for far too long. This longing is the profound realization that GodDess/Source has appointed me to be an artist for the Soul. Somehow I have always known this, but never found a way to honor the deep impulse to create solely as a messenger for the Divine. The many times I have attempted to answer this call it has gotten twisted and distorted and derailed by parents, schools and commerce and mostly, myself.
When I allow these regenerative energies to fill my weary mind and body I discover that I can no longer ignore the creative impulse to resurrect a medium that I left long ago…..painting. And I am slowly allowing myself to delve into this rich and murky terrain of listening to my Soul’s messages and translating them into color and shape that hopefully conveys the intensity of emotion that they hold.
For years I have allowed myself to make drawings on black paper that are snapshots of what I carry inside me. For those of you who are interested, I share this process in http://www.blueearthawakening.com/visual-journaling-process.html. But painting was the medium I loved growing up, which I abandoned in art school when I was admonished for my attempts to render what I was feeling inside. My fledgling attempts to paint my inner world did not prescribe to the modern, abstract ideals of the time. So I found refuge in 3D ceramic sculptures that reduced my messages to abstract symbols of colorful ruffles breaking out of white spheres. Not until decades later did I finally see what my wounded heart was trying to express through these abbreviated yet beautiful forms. My Soul wanted to fly without regard for the conventions of the time.
So now is the time to let these energies percolate and amplify within me in order to give new life to the expression of my Soul. This will be reflected in Blue Earth Awakening as well, for it is a vehicle for Source to flow through me into the world. And the first unveiling of this new phase of my life is shared in this post. My newest painting, Regeneration, is my offering to all who, like me, welcome this time of inner nourishment. She is a reminder to me that regardless of what the world chooses to do, during the deep, dark, winter months….I choose to nurture the creative fires that smolder within me. Nature will tell me when it is time to emerge from my hibernating cocoon. And when I do I shall be regenerated and able to offer a freer Self into the world.
I am also announcing my new online gallery at ImageKind.com/JeanetteAmlie, where some of the images that illustrate my articles on the website will be available to purchase. In addition, there will be new paintings, like this one, that speak of transformation and rebirth. And the SomaPsycheSoul services I offer in support of those who are in the midst of transformation will focus on exploring the creative spark that lies within us all. For it is only by reigniting this inner fire that we can truly heal. All of the wonderful tools and process I have learned along the way through art therapy, counseling, trauma resolution and spiritual awakening will all be utilized to tend this divine goal. And we shall awaken this Calling together so that our divine purpose remains dormant no longer.
Thank you for joining me on Blue Earth Awakening. May we all realize our true potential together!