WRAPPED UP IN LOVE
Written in 2012 ...
QUESTION: What did I get when I crossed the spirit of my Grandmother, a foot detox and a highly recommended Intuitive? ANSWER: Original, one of a kind, hand painted silk scarves. Didn't see that one coming did you? Neither did I that day!
I am a huge believer in all types of healing; energy and crystal healing, angel readings, colour therapy etc. On one fateful day three months ago, I went for a foot detox and within thirty minutes, the direction of my creativity would shift and change my future forever. As I sat on a chair with my feet dangling in a tub of hot water, toxins releasing rapidly, Jan Christie and I discussed many things. The spirit of my grandmother was present in the room looking over my left shoulder lovingly. Listening to messages that were channeled, Jan asked if I had ever thought of painting on silk. I of course replied 'No', and asked 'Why?' She explained that due to the traumatic relationship I had gone through my aura was grey in colour. I needed to rid myself of the darkness that surround me and reclaim the colourful light and energy I once wore invisibly. In her vision she saw me surrounding myself with silk. It was elegant, sheer, white and soft. This texture and brightness would comfort me and wrap me up in my love again. She then envisioned it would take on the form of silk scarves.
The thought of this triggered an instant excitement in my heart. I rushed home, went online and found out what supplies I would need in order to start; stretcher frame, silk and paints. I watched videos on techniques but realized quickly it would be similar to painting with water colour. No problem! In only three short weeks, I went from the vision to purchasing supplies, creating the final product and selling my first scarf. The instant the paint hit the silk I was consciously aware I had done this before. A sort of deja vu. I felt alive again and no longer constrained by the greyness that shrouded me. It was the first time I freely allowed colours to flow together never really caring if, in my eyes, it wasn't perfect. Each intended stroke was of happiness. It is not a surprise then that I was to find out later I had been a silk painter in at least one of my past lives.
When I look back only three short months ago, I am amazed how quickly and easily everything fell into place. The act of painting these scarves was pure healing. Like the intentions in my paintings, these wearable creations will also hold the key to purposeful healing. I am filled with gratitude that I listened and trusted the messages I received. I was completely open to what was to come and what is yet to arrive. I am thankful to Jan for this amazing push into a future filled with unexpected blessings.
I have come home from the past.