Friday, August 19, 2011

Creative Energy in Shadow Periods

The energies of this shadow time can be very troublesome.  I find my energy can easily be over run with sadness from the waves moving through the air from person to person.
It seems necessary to not just clear on a daily basis but to find an outlet and for me it is my creativity. It is the one thing that can guarantee my moods staying more even and calm during shadow periods.

The more I create the better I feel.

Take time to stop your thoughts long enough to put pen, marker, crayon, paintbrush to paper and just begin to move your hand any way that it likes. Don't worry about what you are creating or who will see it. Just breath and create lines, hearts, stars, circles and any other shapes you wish. Create new shapes.

Allow for spirit to move through you as you create and add color to the page.

I never know what I am going to draw when I begin.  I just know that I am feeling compelled to express myself through art. While I am drawing, my breathing calms, my mind stills, and all feels right with the world in that moment.

May you find peace in your artful creations.


  1. It is so true about how good creation can feel - even if it is for no one but yourself. While I have returned to my writing, I still have yet to return to my drawing. I think soon I will have to make time for this as well.
    Happy to see you on #flashbackFriday :)

  2. Hi Nicole, I love drawing but mostly I have been drawing in the paint program on the computer. I love it! Probably because it is easy to erase if I want to change something about it or make a mistake.

    So glad you stopped by! Love chatting with you on Twitter!


  3. My outlet for pushing away the darkness is exercise. I run. And today it again worked it's magic. But I might something creative too.

  4. I recently tried using a pottery wheel for the first time. It was harder than I thought! Now, when I work with clay, I just see what I end up with rather than trying to make it into something in particular. (My first vase, for instance, turned into a cat dish!) I really like the feeling of clay.

    I tend to get anxiety rather than sadness, but I can certainly relate to what you are talking about above. Creating something - anything - is so therapeutic. Often, for me, something as simple as taking a photo and posting it on Instagram is enough to shift me out of an anxious state.

    Love your posts!


Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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