This painting is called "Intention" was such a pleasure to create; it just seemed to flow and go its own way at times without much input from me it felt. Again, lots and lots of dreams. As always, the intention with the artwork is for healing and that is the energy it exudes. So there was intention, but there was also flow and allowing. The geometric flower of life morphs into an organic pattern and back into the geometric forms...the balance of masculine (action/structure) and feminine (allowing/organic) energies. Intentionality and also allowing are so important…in everything we do really! This is a universal phenomenon, occurring in all of nature and in the whole universe. So when we can balance the two, we are in harmony...universal synthesis!
I love this quote from the wonderful Carlos Castaneda:
“In the universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamens call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.”
However, sometimes we can hold our intentions too firmly...we get rigidly set on a particular outcome or goal. We grasp onto a fixed notion of how we want a situation or thing to be. I often hear artists bemoan this...'it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to' or 'it's not as I envisaged' and often they will abandon the work to begin again in utter frustration.
We can do this in just about every area of life. Whereas if we can relax more, and allow what we perceive to be a mistake or a wrongness to lead us in a direction hitherto-fore unknown to us, we can land in the most magical of places! That is when co-create with the universe. We allow ourselves to be led into the unknown and perhaps out of our comfort zones yet still having an idea of our intention, just not as rigidly. And if indeed we do end up in a place we really did not want to go or thing we did not want to do, the 'mistake' serves as a learning tool to ensure that we do not repeat that action or pattern of behaviour. So nothing is ever a waste!
This painting measures 70cm x 70cm