Ancient – Future Wisdom: The 3 Vibratory Realms, As They Apply to Your Painting Practice

Ancient – Future Wisdom: The 3 Vibratory Realms, As They Apply to Your Painting Practice

Ancient – Future Wisdom: The 3 Vibratory Realms, As They Apply to Your Painting Practice

The Hermetic Teachings describe the levels of vibration within the physical, mental and spiritual planes. 

They also encourage the student to imagine life as a journey upward on a vibratory scale, with some aspects of life being of lower or denser vibration that mean to be superseded by experiences of higher and higher vibration. 

It occurred to me that this could be understood even more clearly through the analogy of the artist and her painting process, in order that you may look at aspects of your life in a new light and be able to remove your attention from those elements of life that are lower vibration and raise your attention to those aspects of life that are higher and higher vibration. 

Of course, this does not mean that the lower vibration elements cease to exist or that as one journeys upwards on the vibratory scale that these denser vibrations do not still play a role in the day-to-day reality. It does mean that one can live with an intentional focus on that which is higher and higher vibration and allow the lower vibration elements to require less and less of the “artist’s” energy.

 

Paint this Rainbow Owl with me in Art Gypsy Guatemala . The Owl Painting Experience

 

The Three Vibratory Realms of the Artist

To use the painting analogy, you can imagine that the first, or lower, vibration realm of this process would include the material supplies one needs to paint: paint itself in multiple colors, brushes, water, rags, a canvas, etc. Perhaps, rags, the water container, palette, etc. may be considered “lower” on this scale than the paints themselves and the surface, the canvas. 

 

 

The next higher vibration realm of the artist who paints is inhabited by skill and technique, lighting, and the overall experience of the artist. This vibration is mental. This realm is closer to the manifestation of the painting, than simply a collection of supplies. However, when we allow the mind to take over creation, the results are inherently limited by the artist’s training, knowledge, personal beliefs about what they are capable of or not. The artist is creating from her individualized aspect and logic, not from energy and infinite possibility. 

 

 

Finally, the third realm is characterized by pure inspiration. This is where the subject of the painting transitions from infinite potential and pure energy into matter. The artist creates. Within this realm there can be layers of vibration: the lowest being exemplified by finding an image that the artist decides to copy onto the canvas for technical or pleasurable reasons, and the highest would be closer to a lightning bolt kind of ah-hah that instantly illuminates the vision or the scene that is being given to the artist from “THE ALL” (as described in the Hermetic Teachings). The artist may describe being “taken over” by a vision and nothing can stand in the way of its manifestation.

 

 

How does this apply to you? 

Any painting requires a degree of participation from each of these realms of vibration: material supplies, ability or knowledge, and inspiration. However, which painting do you think would be the most “valuable?” The painting that was dominated by the realm of material supplies, by the realm of skill and technique, or the realm of inspiration? 

Can you imagine an artist taken over by a vision of what she is to paint and grabbing whatever supplies are at hand and whatever surface, losing herself in the process, perhaps painting on a piece of scrap wood or a wall in her house, because it is as if she is embodied by the vision itself and will do anything in the moment to bring it into manifestation? 

Likewise, if someone wants to express herself as an artist at the canvas and becomes completely absorbed in whether or not she has the right materials, the best brand of paint, the best lighting, time and personal ability, doubting whether or not she can paint dimension, shadow, perspectives, etc., do you think she will be able to create a masterpiece from this vibration? 

 

I have witnessed new artists, with very little training, taken over by a vision and, independent from what exact paints, surfaces, brushes, etc., creates a piece that astounds them and those who know them. “Where did that come from?” “I didn’t know you could paint!” 

 

So, dear Life Artist, what do you want to manifest into your life? You may want to manifest a masterpiece on canvas or a new business, a new job, a new lifestyle that allows more free time, time outdoors, etc. From which level of vibration are you going to create this vision into reality? Are you going to focus on the material, the mental or the spiritual? 

 

The higher vibration you engage with in the act of creation, the more rapidly your vision is able to come to fruition. And the vision manifested from higher vibrations will inherently be at a higher vibration. 

 

I have seen individuals taken over by a vision of what they want new in their life, only to watch it dwindle in brightness until they give up. Their initial enthusiasm is dimmed by a preoccupation of whether or not they have what they need to “do it,” by paralyzing self-doubt, feelings of unworthiness, or by not allowing the natural ebb and flow of the creative process to run its course. 

Your vision wants you to focus on the nature of the vision itself, all the ways it will serve you and your world, the beauty, love and passion that are being triggered within you to inspire you to stay present as you take one step, one brush stroke, at a time towards its manifestation. The opposite is to receive your vision, your dream or new idea and then bury it in logistical needs, self-doubt, worry about if it will work, etc. The initial energy and enthusiasm of your vision gets zapped by lower vibration worries. 

Your vision, or whatever “wild and crazy idea” you have been dancing with, does not require an exact set of “colors” or a perfectly smooth and square “surface” on which to manifest. It wants you to open to the energy and the  inspiration in the moment. It requires you to match its vibration so that it can enter into your world harmoniously. Don’t get lost in the details, get lost in its vibration and the beautiful possibilities surrounding it! 

Create from the highest vibratory realm, focus on all that is possible, and enjoy the journey! 

I can’t recommend enough my book 30 Days to Unstoppable, Be the Dream Made Visible and its Companion Journal to go deeper into your ability to create all aspects of your personal wellness on an energetic level. Both are available on amazon.com.

 

 

Whitney Freya is an expert in Inspired Living, providing practical tools & practices that free your mind from limitations and scarcity to create more in your life that lights you up from the inside out. Buy her book Rise Above on amazon.com and learn more at WhitneyFreya.com.

 

Introducing Susan Kizaric

Introducing Susan Kizaric

What I know for sure is that the MORE we honor & lift up others, the more we honor our own journeys and receive exactly what we need, when we need it, to RISE ABOVE ourselves!  Today we want to introduce you to Susan Kizaric. You can explore her world even more...

The Creatively Fit Coaching Training has sparked something inside you…

The Creatively Fit Coaching Training has sparked something inside you…

The Creatively Fit Coaching Training has sparked something inside you…

 

 

 

I know what it is like to feel called to something, while also feeling a bit nervous. It is new. There is unknown involved. What I know for sure is that you want to follow your heART, your intuition. Why? Because logic can NOT perceive, or feel comfortable, in the unknown. It is like your inner administrator, not your inner guide.

Watch this video for a tour of my studio & my tips on how to KNOW if the Creatively Fit Coaching Training is right for you. 

 

 

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Go HERE if you are feeling the call and your heART is telling you, “Heck YES!”

 

heARTfully,

 

Introducing Susan Kizaric

Introducing Susan Kizaric

What I know for sure is that the MORE we honor & lift up others, the more we honor our own journeys and receive exactly what we need, when we need it, to RISE ABOVE ourselves!  Today we want to introduce you to Susan Kizaric. You can explore her world even more...

Whitney’s Recommended Paint Supplies

Whitney’s Recommended Paint Supplies

Whitney’s Recommended Paint Supplies

My Recommended Painting Supplies

Brushes:

  1. I love these from NicPro and use them for acrylic and more detailed watercolor: https://amzn.to/3pabItC
  2. I also enjoy this set by BOSOBO! https://amzn.to/3o0ckT0

Acrylic Paints:

  1. This set from Artezza has lots of colors and is fun! https://amzn.to/3HV777b
  2. And this is an Artezza set that has fewer colors and would work great: https://amzn.to/3D29L7h
  3. I also often use the Studio Acrylics from Dick Blick in titanium white, mars black, magenta, primary red, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, cadmium yellow light and I also like payne’s grey.

Canvas:

  1. I really love, and try to only paint on, “gallery wrapped” canvas. The edges are wide / thick and look great hanging on the wall without a frame. This set is great: https://amzn.to/3D29L7h
  2. Especially starting, learning… allow yourself thee freedom to paint on anything! Anything you already have, that fits your budget, etc. There are no “have-to’s” when it comes to painting (anything, really!)!!
  3. I also enjoy painting on unstretched canvas that normally comes in rolls. I do like the heavyweight canvas from DicckBlick: https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-premier-heavyweight-cotton-canvas-rolls/
  4. GenieCanvas.com sells canvas that comes in a tube and easily rolls out into a nice, gallery wrapped canvas. This is great if you might need to ship your canvas due to moving or selling! They are a bit more expensive but SO worth it if you want to paint big and then be able to ship easily.

Watercolors:

  1. THIS is by far my favorite set and what I always use for pan watercolors. They are Pelikan Opaque watercolors: https://amzn.to/3D6gPzH
  2. Brusho Crystal Colours is what we use in Art Gypsy Greece . The Watercolor Experience: https://amzn.to/3p6Y0ri
  3. My favorite watercolor AND painting journal is this one by Moleskine. It is nice and BIG and takes all media: https://amzn.to/3nZfs1r

 

Miscellaneous:

  1. I do not buy paper towels anymore, so I use old t-shirts, rags, etc. I clean paint off my brushes on my paint pants (most of them all) or an apron. Also, you can have your next canvas ready to go and use it to paint off extra paint and skip the water completely.
  2. I use meat trays or tofu containers for palettes. I try to use recycled objects as much as possible.

 

Hope this helps! The links above are my Amazon associates links.

Can’t wait to see you in the STUDIO!

 

heARTfully,

Introducing Susan Kizaric

Introducing Susan Kizaric

What I know for sure is that the MORE we honor & lift up others, the more we honor our own journeys and receive exactly what we need, when we need it, to RISE ABOVE ourselves!  Today we want to introduce you to Susan Kizaric. You can explore her world even more...

Ink & Alchemy . Interview with Whitney Freya & Chelsie Aniceto

Ink & Alchemy . Interview with Whitney Freya & Chelsie Aniceto

Ink & Alchemy . Interview with Whitney Freya & Chelsie Aniceto

I am so happy you are here to join us in this magical conversation. 

I love working with sacred symbols and know that you can receive invaluable guidance the more you tune in to what images, symbols, animals, colors… you are attracted to or that are repeatedly attracting your attention or showing up in sequences. 

I created this art for a local artist calendar in my town.

Here’s the crazy thing…

A couple nights after I completed this painting, I was with my man leaving an event “at the lake” and riding home on his motorcycle. While we were putting helmets on, etc. he said, “Do you hear the owl!?” Sure enough. Two owls were hooting high over our heads in the ponderosa pines. OWL.

As we drove home, he had to brake quickly as a big buck walked out into the road. DEER.

Then, no more than 200 yards ahead of the buck, a fox ran across our path! FOX. 

I said out loud, “Hmmm. Owl. Deer. Fox. Hmmm… wait a second! You have to see what I just finished painting!”

We got back to my house and I led him into the studio to show him this piece. I painted these three favorite allies of mine in that exact order: OWL, DEER, FOX. Boom! 

Enjoy this conversation! 

 

 

This conversation is so much fun!

Chelsie & I talk about the power of sacred symbols, how our Sacred & Personal Painting Practice actually teaches us how to live life more in flow and less in forcing, trying, controlling….

I share some personal stories and talk about… of course… TATTOOS!

Please comment below to share your biggest take-away. SO happy you are here!

heARTfully.

 

Introducing Susan Kizaric

Introducing Susan Kizaric

What I know for sure is that the MORE we honor & lift up others, the more we honor our own journeys and receive exactly what we need, when we need it, to RISE ABOVE ourselves!  Today we want to introduce you to Susan Kizaric. You can explore her world even more...

An Encouraging Message for You in Fall 2020

An Encouraging Message for You in Fall 2020

An Encouraging Message for You in Fall 2020

I want to encourage and inspire you today. 

Frankly, I need encouragement and inspiration. 

We are crossing SUCH a tremendous threshold, of this I have no doubt, and it is exactly because you have been nurturing your Artist Within, your Rainbow Warrior Awareness, your Life Artistry, that you are feeling the energies so profoundly AND that you are being called to create space for what is surely to come. 

Here are three things I know for sure…

  1. We learn best through contrast. 
  2. It is through the energy created by polarities, or polarization, that we move FORWARD.
  3. Your number one priority right now is to care for yourself as a vibrational being. 

 

Allow me to expand….

CONTRAST… We know this. We can’t truly know freedom until we have felt stuck or trapped. We can’t fully appreciate “home” until we have spent time away. The stars are so brilliant BECAUSE of the darkness. 

The great news is that if we are experiencing one “side of the coin” we MUST also be on course to experience the other. If you are currently experiencing fear or scarcity or loneliness or hopelessness… you are being prepared to experience the opposite: love, abundance, connection, or hope. 

AND whatever you have experienced dramatically in your life (i.e. poverty, a chaotic family life, extreme self-doubt…) is part of your greatest reason for being here. You have experienced these dramatic lows SO THAT in your life you will be inspired (inspire = spirit within) to move towards the contrasting experience. The DESIRE you have born out of the lack of that desire is the fuel that will empower you to continue to create your life, one day at a time, in a way that will eventually result in you arriving at the fruition of that DESIRE. 

Right now, for YOU, what is challenging you the most? Where do you get the most fearful? Is it around health? Finances? The social tensions and discordance? The environment? Really, take a moment. If you could wave a magic paint brush and solve ONE “problem,” what would it be? 

Got it? 

NOW… allow that challenge to illuminate your DESIRE. What is the desired future you would create with your magic paint brush? Bring it into your imagination right now. You are strong and healthy. You experience abundance and the sense of security abundantly. You are thrilled at all the new ways people are working together, realizing our interconnectedness and shared values while also celebrating our differences and diversity. You are living in a world that is sustainable and honoring Mother eARTh. 

FEEL it. EXPAND it.

Doesn’t it feel so great!? Can you remember back to October 2020 when life was so chaotic? Now, you can see clearly how those tumultuous times created the space and the desire to take all the creative action needed to get to where you are now–realizing the fruition of your desire. What did you do to get here? Follow that thread starting right now. 

What is the opposite of what I have shared above? Worry. Imagining what you don’t want to happen is using your magic paint brush to create future realities that leave you feeling worried, anxious, sad or fearful. Life Artist, Rainbow Warrior, the time is now to cease worrying. Oh, and complaining too! Worrying and complaining are channeling your creative power towards more of what you don’t want. What you focus on expands. Like attracts like. 

So! You have permission to DAY DREAM!!! You have permission to be as idealistic and optimistic as possible. Pollyanna-it-up! Doesn’t that sound way more fun than worrying!? YES! 

 

POLARITIES… You are probably familiar with the statement “everything is energy.” Every atom has a positive and a negative charge. ((Fun perspective… one hundred MILLION atoms placed side by side would measure one centimeter!)) So at our most micro level, we are made up of positive and negative energies. Magnets have a positive and negative charge. If you picture the sacred geometry that is a TORUS, the energy flows in this donut-like shape because of the flow between positive-negative-positive energies. 

It is because of the difference between the positive and the negative that energy moves and flows. Likewise, it is the polarity in our life that inspires change. 

We’ve all heard the phrase “necessity is the mother of invention.” Exactly. 

Here’s another interesting facet to this truth. It is the polarities in your life that keep you growing and learning. This is related to the subject on contrast we explored above, but from a more elemental angle. Imagine a swing at a playground. Remember how the really long swings got you the highest? I loved swings! And the higher you got going backwards, the faster you went and the higher you got as you swung forward. It’s like we are on a r-e-a-l-l-y big swing right now, swinging back and forth between huge highs and super deep lows, and because of this we are MOVING FAST. The #1 ingredient for speeding up our individual and collective evolution is POLARITY. 

It is darkest before the dawn.

The calm before the storm. 

Or the storm before the calm. 

The eye of a tornado. 

This is where we are. 

It is fast and it often feels like we are just barely hanging on, right? AND sh*t is MOVING! 

So, here is the call. Are you ready?

Instead of sending fear, anger, judgment…towards whatever, or whomever, is on the other side of this polarized state for you, send compassion. Send gratitude. Yes, even to the people you think are the most horrible, the behaviors you despise the most. TRUST ME, this is not easy and I often allow my human self to spew condemnation and judgment towards the polarizing symbols in my life and, then, I (mostly) allow my compassionate, “Infinite Self” to remind me that the dark inspires and attracts the light. 

I do believe we will look back on 2020 and remember how challenging it was AND how it led to, laid a foundation for, our greatest achievements, breakthroughs, and resolutions. 

Sometimes I imagine that the people that piss me off the most have volunteered to play the a##hole to help me and us to create the change we really desire to see in this world. They’re doing a great job, from what I can tell. Thank you. 

 

YOUR NO. ONE PRIORITY is to care for yourself as a vibrational being. 

See how each of these are building on each other!? LOVE when that happens! 

Ok, so you are made up of atoms. YOU are pure energy. YOU vibrate. And your vibration is the greatest determinant of your overall well being–physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually…. 

AND since your energy is not contained within your “body” and we are all living in a big energy soup, your vibration interacts with and impacts the energies of others. ENTRAINMENT is a term in physics that describes how when two or more similar energies (energies of a like vibration) interact, the lesser, or lower vibration, energies will rise to entrain or harmonize with the higher vibration energy. Here’s the GREAT news, it does not work the other way. The lesser or lower vibration energy will never entrain other energies. How awesome is that!? 

Here is the coolest part: whatever makes you feel high vibration, happy, hopeful, grateful, safe, secure, loved… is what you want to be doing right now. And since it is all about energy, it does not matter if it is taking a bubble bath, eating dark chocolate, sitting under a tree, hugging a child, making love, donating to a cause that you are passionate about, teaching someone something new… whatever raises your vibration will help raise the vibration of everything and everyone around you. EVERYTHING is energy. 

My next book, in the final editing stages now, is a super fun and magical meditation practice to help you to remember how to care for yourself as a vibrational being. So…stay tuned! 

 

What would make you super happy right now? I wrote this for a Freya Fridday email the day before Halloween, so right now  I am psyched to put on my pink wig and it sounds like some friends and I are going to do a full moon hike on Halloween! Yayyyyy! AND I am intending to volunteer to help make sure we get as many voters voting as possible! 

 

So, Life Artist… Rainbow Warrior… allow these three ideas, these three energies, to percolate and sink in. Explore them for yourself. If you were writing this love letter to the world, what would your three things be? Maybe write that? Share your wisdom! Share what is coming through you with your world. 

I am going to be creating an email series starting next week… thinking it will be called The Magic Paint Brush to the Rescue Series … to encourage and inspire you through these final days of 2020. I do believe the choices we make right now will be TREMENDOUSLY creative. The “magic paintbrush” is your mind, your thoughts, the stories you are telling yourself and the dreams you are dreaming. The canvas, the actual paint brush and the paints simply make this visible. So we can PAINT our desires into our reality and bring them that much closer to fruition. 

Woohoo! We got this! YOU got this. You are being prepared for so much joy and gratitude and compassion and love and happiness!

And so it is.

 

Introducing Susan Kizaric

Introducing Susan Kizaric

What I know for sure is that the MORE we honor & lift up others, the more we honor our own journeys and receive exactly what we need, when we need it, to RISE ABOVE ourselves!  Today we want to introduce you to Susan Kizaric. You can explore her world even more...

Wild Woman & Starry Eyes Inspiration

Wild Woman & Starry Eyes Inspiration

Wild Woman & Starry Eyes Inspiration

I opened up the email arriving to my in-box for Day #15 of my own 21 Day Painting Meditation Challenge and read this quote from Clara Pinkola Estes: 

With the wild nature as ally and teacher we see not through two eyes but through the many eyes of intuition.
With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes.
The wild woman is fluent in the language of dreams, images, passion, and poetry.

What beautiful musings, right? 

I had JUST been speaking to a group about the feminine nature of creativity and the role we are all being called into right now, and so I had to hop into the Painting Meditation Group to share my own musings… I believe YOU (and me) are on this journey. It is a journey into our own wilderness–our own WILD NATURE. 

Please watch this video now…

Are you called to be a part of the awakening of this Wild Woman, the intuitive woman who sees your life through a billion starry eyes? 

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So, today, connect to your own Wild Woman (men, you have her within too!) and ask her what she wants to teach you today. 

Get out your paints and allow your inner child and your wild woman to WOOP it up and tap you into this Starry Eyed vision. 

Life can be so magical. 

Join me in this next coaching training if you are committed to MORE magic and MORE freedom in your life. Go HERE to explore the possibilities. You can also preview the training schedule, the welcome video, the supply list and more! 

I think this may be the inspiration for my next painting… 

With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes.

Happy Freya Friday! 

May you be inspired & well. 

heARTfully,

Introducing Susan Kizaric

Introducing Susan Kizaric

What I know for sure is that the MORE we honor & lift up others, the more we honor our own journeys and receive exactly what we need, when we need it, to RISE ABOVE ourselves!  Today we want to introduce you to Susan Kizaric. You can explore her world even more...