Do you know why I've been writing about letting go of limiting beliefs like in my posts:
Do you think it's because:
A) I've been there, doubting and holding myself back?
B) My art is about overcoming limiting beliefs by rediscovering your magic to get through the darkness and self-doubts?
C) I'm a therapist by day and a painter by night?
D) Both A & B
Well, the answers is D. Yeah, I've been in such deep, darkness, I've forgotten I have magic to get me through the doubt and pain. I almost gave up, but the way I got through those struggles was to create art. The art that came out of me wasn't about denying where I was----in the dark, in pain, suffering, angry and alone---I embraced that darkness with dark fairytale art. But I also recognized that it was temporary. If I hung on, I would discover a way to get through it. I would find the resources. I would say yes to what I needed and no to what I didn't. My art reminded me of my magic to get through the darkness.
For example in my painting "Catch Yourself", being in pain and struggling felt like I was falling upside down without anything to catch me. But if I remembered I had myself, I had knowledge and connections and MAGIC, I could catch myself on the way down. It was like having a MAGIC book to help me.
I also knew if I didn't become conscious and release my limiting beliefs, I'd end up stuck and just creating more pain for myself like in my painting, "Vicious Cycle". I'd think I was changing by leaving a relationship or bad situation, however, unless I let go of the subconscious limiting beliefs, I'd still find bad relationships and bad situations. Those negative and invisible beliefs created a vicious cycle of my life. I had to heal in order to progress.
My painting, "A House Divided" is about trying to reunite the dark and light sides of myself to become whole and to love all of me. When I reach total acceptance of myself, it's like having a love affair. It's big, beautiful and magical.
This is the mission of my art to keep reminding you and me of our magic to get through those dark times. They will never cease, but we'll get better at remembering and we'll get through them quicker and easier when we tap into our magic. Join my newsletter to get reminders of these things and to invest in art that will remind you that you are good enough and you have magic.