Last weekend at Art More Place Melbourne, Whitney Freya, Creative Visionary, Spiritual Teacher, Artist, and Author facilitated “Vision Quest“.
At Art More Place Melbourne, it began on Friday night, 17 artists gathered in circle to paint, share stories, and to discover their inner artist.
When women gather…magic happens, especially at Art More Place!
Whitney explains that “Vision Quest” will accelerate your life’s journey to your soul’s highest vision for your life. It will open your intuitive, infinite mind so you can receive your soul’s guidance.
As women we thrive in a creative environment, but most of us live in a “left-brain” world…how boring is that!!! “Vision Quest” opens the door to the right-brain…the fun and juicy side.
On our blank white and very intimidating 24″x24″ art canvas we began by painting symbols that represent the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Everyone’s interpretation was divinely different, yet powerful in so many ways…this became Layer 1…of many more layers to follow.
No one wanted to leave Friday night, we could have painted all night, but we knew a good night’s sleep would surely enhance day 2 of Vision Quest!
Saturday opened with a guided meditation…and then we continued to paint. By mid afternoon images began appearing on our canvases: turtles, mandalas, women, birds and other spirit animals…some were abstract…others were realistic.
It’s not easy to be fully “in the process” when painting. We tend to focus on the end result or outcome which often creates disappointment and frustration. We paint over parts we hate, hoping, begging, for the “perfect image” to show up, but sometimes we need to step back and ask the painting…what are you telling me…what do I need to hear? Listen. Listen carefully.
Sunday afternoon came much too quickly and it was time to close. We brought our paintings to circle one last time. Whitney read an excerpt from “Return of the Bird Tribes” and then she guided us in a powerful and symbolic “Artual” ceremony.