For a period of about a year, beginning in 2007, I painted in an abstract style. I made a video of those paintings and have posted it here on my website under the "Art" tab for those who wish to know the story of them. One of these paintings was titled "Building the Temple".
Some of my abstract paintings were a bit more visually chaotic than others, and all of them felt very free to create. The freedom was scary at first. Freedom sounds like it would be a good thing, and it is. But when we are used to some degree of control, making a shift toward letting go and allowing things to be a lot more loose and free-formed can feel a bit daunting. After that fear passed, I found the process of creating these works invigorating.
"Building the Temple" emerged with this same freedom, but with a sense of deliberation, as if the building blocks already knew exactly where they were supposed to be and just fell into place with each brush stroke. The energy was settled and serene. It told the story of creating wholeness. I remember it vividly. I created this after I had had a healing session with the shamanic practitioner I was working with at the time and I was feeling as if pieces of me had been put back into the right place. They had been, and this was the result.
When she saw this painting, she felt drawn to it and pretty instantly felt its peace. I knew it belonged with her and gifted it to her as a gesture of my gratitude, for it was a symbol of our deep work.
Peace and Blessings,