I have just recently opened my world to meditation painting. I’ve been doing it unknowingly for many years. I would get so into abstract painting and the flow, that I would loose regard as to the outcome of the painting.
And that’s exactly what the healing powers of meditative art is, losing yourself, or letting go the conscious mind. Finding no judgement in what you’re painting or creating.
From the serious artist to the kid with Down Syndrome, this is a rejuvenating and self expressing form of art.
So how exactly do we get into meditation painting?
Start by relaxing the mind and breathe slowly in out with each strike or turn of the wrist (foot, whatever, no judgement here). If you’re the type of person that your mind races constantly, affirmations just may be what you need to start painting in meditation.
I have a video that you can watch with relaxing music and affirmations. Please feel free to paint with me.
Remember that frequent practice in meditation painting will bring more focus and allow you to let go of any disrupting thoughts.