“Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power.” —Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin, the French post-Impressionist artist, got it right.
Embarking on any creative journey can be a powerful healing modality. Feeling free to be who we really are, by capturing our authentic self, is such a beautiful and powerful expression of self-love. The practice of being in nature with horses is the perfect setting to align with our divine light, our inner brilliance. When we can incorporate the energy of color with our emotions and trust our intuition, we can begin to compose our new song and subsequently lay the groundwork for our healing journey.
We live in a world so fast paced that we forget to stop and truly connect with our soul. We forget that the simple act of going outside with color pencils and a journal can be a pathway to re-connecting with our divinity. You are powerful beyond all measure. You just didn’t stop and allow yourself to feel again. Social media has taught us to buy into the external world for our gratification. The end result is that we often neglect our inner brilliance, leaving it by the wayside. The magic of “who you are” lies right in the center of your chest. It begins with learning to become still again, looking within, and beginning to compose what brings you joy.
One of my exercises involves connecting our feelings to the vibration of colors:
Close your eyes and imagine yourself seated in front of a table of colored pots, paints, and pencils with happy, bright sunny yellows, vibrant, delicious oranges, adventurous lime greens, tranquil, deep ocean blues, serene forest greens, peaceful, earthly browns and mysterious midnight blacks. You sit and breathe in all the beauty around you as you experience a deep connection to the earth mother: sweet grass, fragrant evergreen trees, and of course, the horses, that are nearby grazing under a vibrant blue sky.
When you are in a peaceful space, you hear a voice arise from this stillness. Dear one: When is the last time you felt “in awe”? Think of a place(s) or situation(s). Allow your body to connect with that feeling or that awe vibration. Now tell me what color you see in your mind’s eye when you think of feeling. What is that color?
What I love about this exercise is that my experienced clients can re-visit the kaleidoscope of color; they can freely connect with and experience the alchemy of transformation. This, in turn, allows them to set the stage for a new vision of themselves—and their unleashed dreams.
Joy awaits you!
Love, Vivian, Luca and Skye Mama