I am hundred percent nature, and so are you. Day 2 of the 30 day blogging challenge.
I get a lot of inspiration for my art in nature. Every form, color, and impression can be found there. Basically, it’s all outside and all in my mind. Mind in this case would be imagination.
There is a difference between imagination and fantasy. Imagination is a way to travel through time and space whereas fantasy is something, some item or scenario, we wish we had.
Imagination is accessible to everyone. Have you ever tried to connect with metaphysical nature?
All you have to do is to be willing and ask for a connection, say, to a tree you like. Then you have to be still and listen. That is often the hardest part. You can ask the tree questions and you might get a sense of an answer as an impression, or a thought, like a revelation. Nature will use your imagination to communicate.
It can be quite an adventure to work with nature. The God of Nature is Pan. He has gotten a bad rap with the horns and the cloven feet in history, but he has a very high, pure, yet earthy vibe. This morning I asked him which part of nature to work with and he said: “there is no part of nature that is not you. You are all nature, nothing else, so there is no separation.”
Consciousness is the spirit part we also share with nature besides our physical manifestation in the world. His simple words were profound. I am all water, minerals, other matter, and spirit. Most of the time, I feel separate, but that is the mind, the chatterbox upstairs that doesn’t like to be silent and just BE.
When I AM I do feel the connection without beginning or end.
Modern people are often afraid of nature. All they see is the challenge; the bugs, the “dangerous” wildlife that carries all sorts of diseases, the creepy crawlies on the ground. How many times do you interact or touch, say, a raccoon or possum? Pretty much never, so why the fear? It’s the programming we receive. Living a fearful antiseptic and sterile life to shut out any connection with the “earthy” part of life equals a deep lack of something. A bit of earthiness will not harm you as any farmer will tell you.
A connection with nature is healthy, natural, and healing. No reason to deprive oneself of that. Concrete buildings and streets are not as conducive to communing with nature even if the energy is present everywhere.
What does nature have to do with art?
Since art originates from within, it’s totally part of me, and since I’m one with nature, art IS nature. I don’t have to go to the park and paint a tree, but by feeling into my inner self, how does a particular tree feel like? I can paint that feeling. It might not end up looking like a tree, but the energy will be there.
Communing with nature is a truly exciting journey. It is inspiring and inner growth inducing. That can be uncomfortable, but it’s even more uncomfortable to live with all the hang-ups we carry around.
Nature is free and filled with inspiration. Art is free and nature can be like a vitamin injection to one’s inner life, which then shows up on the canvas or in the art journal.
Nature wants to work with you! Bring a new level to your art? The sky’s the limit as they say. It’s up to you. 🙂
Many creative blessings flying your way today.
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