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Painting As A Powerful Spiritual Practice

Click Here NOW for a FREE psychic reading at PsychicAccess.comAs a visual artist, I find painting to be a powerful tool for spiritual growth and manifestation. Art has been used as a medium for self-expression and energy channeling for centuries. Painting in particular is an enlightening way to tap into one’s innermost thoughts and feelings and connect with your higher self.

One of the ways that painting can be particularly helpful in growth and healing is that it offers a way for us to let go of what no longer serves us. We too often hold onto old traumas, fears, and limiting beliefs that keep us stuck in negative patterns. Channeling these toxic thought patterns and emotions into art can help us to release it and create space for new energy to flow in.

The act of painting itself can be deeply meditative and calming, allowing the artist to quiet the mind and tap into their intuition. When we allow ourselves to be mindful and entirely present in the moment and focus solely on the act of creating, we access a state of energetic flow that is incredibly soothing, healing, and transformative.

Additionally, painting can be used as a powerful tool for manifesting. When we create art with a specific intention in mind, we are essentially using our thoughts and imagination to give physical form to that intention. Making an original painting is much more powerful and intentional than creating a vision board, for example. By painting images and scenes of the things we desire, we are sending a clear message into the universe that we are ready to receive it.

Making art is very much the same process [as meditation]. It consists of starting at zero every time; trusting the emptiness, the space, the gift of uncertainty; not judging too quickly; letting the materials remain themselves, until the time is right to weave them together into a form ~ Meredith Monk

If you want to introduce painting as a part of your spiritual practice, here are a few tips to get started.

Create a sacred space. Set up a dedicated area in your home where you can paint in peace and quiet. This could be a spare room, the loft, basement or garage, or even a corner in a bedroom.

Gather basic supplies. Invest in a few high-quality paintbrushes, canvases, and paints that speak to you. You don’t need a lot of supplies to get started, but having a few key pieces that you love can make all the difference.

Set an intention. Before you start painting, take a few moments to set an intention for your painting practice. This could be anything from releasing old patterns to manifesting a new job or relationship.

Let go of perfection. Remember that the goal of painting as a spiritual practice is not to create a perfect masterpiece. Rather, it’s about allowing yourself to express your innermost thoughts and feelings without self-judgment or criticism.

Trust the process. Cultivate the belief that the act of painting is powerful enough to facilitate healing and manifestation. Even if you don’t see immediate results, know that you are planting creative seeds that will eventually bloom in their own time.

The practice of painting can be incorporated into your daily spiritual practice as it suits your lifestyle. You might set aside a specific time each day to paint, or you might simply allow yourself to create whenever inspiration strikes.

Artists love to immerse themselves in chaos in order to put it into form, just as God created form out of chaos in Genesis. Forever unsatisfied with the mundane, the apathetic, the conventional, they always push on to newer worlds ~ Rollo May

You might use your canvas as a vision board and fill it with images and words that represent your deepest desires. Paint a portrait of your spirit guide or your favorite spiritual or religious figure, such as a prophet, ascended master, saint, archangel, or deity. Create a mandala or an abstract painting of the spiritual symbol you find most inspiring. Or simply allow yourself to paint freely, without any specific intention or outcome in mind.

No matter how you choose to incorporate painting into your spiritual practice, the important thing is that you allow yourself to be fully present in the moment while you are painting. Allow yourself to let go of any self-limitation, judgment and expectation. Simply allow the creative process to unfold and surrender to the process. This way it becomes an act of spiritual channeling.

The time I spend painting in my studio is often very intense. Sometimes I violently splash the colors onto the canvas to let things go, while at other times my brush flirts tenderly over the canvas. The other day, when I returned home from my studio, my husband remarked, “You are looking so happy. So, there must be something in this process right?”

Consider exploring the practice of painting as part of your spiritual routine. Through painting, you can let go of what no longer serves you, manifest your dreams, and connect with the infinite possibilities of the universe. May your creative process be filled with joy, inspiration, and abundance.

About The Author: Runa

Runa is a reader with unique gifts and she, herself, is a gift that keeps on giving to others and her community. She is spiritually, artistically, and creatively talented, nourishing her soul through selfless work with incarcerated teens and through her reading practice in Germany and with clients around the world. She is a Rune expert, a Reiki Master, a gifted oracle reader, accompanied always by her Northern Light Guides, present at every reading. Along with her compassionate, direct truths and the non-judgment readings she offers, Runa provides positive energy that relieves burdens and reveals a pathway to future goals. From early on, she could read the energy of those around her, but her study of ancient runes and symbols opened a book for answers to assist and guide others along their path. Runa has read for over 20,000 clients from all walks of life, and for many corporate clients, as well. She owns her own reading praxis in Germany, where she lives with her husband and beloved cat, “Monster.” For 15 + years, she's inspired, enriched, and emboldened the lives of adults and teens, helping them to fearlessly embrace and creatively express themselves to achieve their dreams. If you'd like a reading from this extraordinary Rune goddess, you can find Runa at

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