Spending time expressing yourself through art and drawing helps you stabilize the mind in the present moment. Much of the time the mind is either in the past or future, regretting or rushing. When we rush too much in life, we can’t feel Life as deeply as it really is. Art Therapy helps us calm the mind and improve our observational power. It nourishes our inner child.
Art is free energy that heals our mind. It does this by letting go of our preconceived notions in order to experience the perceptions of possibility, rather than being stuck in any narrow opinions. Mindfully drawing helps to identify our unconscious patterns. Constant observation and spontaneous creativity gives us the opportunity to connect deeply with our true selves, and helps to improve our creativity and quality of meditation. It allows us to engage in our emotional blocks and traumas, and release them freely without associating with them directly but through the medium of art.
Steps to Practice:
Step 1: Begin with a sheet of white paper, along with your art materials. Relax the body and mind.
Step 2: Use any coloured pencil or crayon, and let your hand flow freely on the paper. Whatever movement arises, simply allow it flow non judgmentally. Be objective to your flow. Be aware of all your movements very closely.
Step 3: Let the art complete itself according to the spontaneous flow you experience. Later sit in meditation.
Step 4: Go back and observe your art and check in to see what your art might be communicating to you. What kind of unconscious patterns or subconscious insights are being revealed to you?