Hi, I am Larissa Davis and in 2016 I made a pledge that changed my life. From that moment, a new world unfolded that connected me to my inner wisdom, inspiration, and passion. Soul Path Art is the practice that got me here, and it is what keeps me connected to the true me. It is a creative path that helps you expand your mind and transform your life.
What is Soul Path Art?
Soul Path Art is a fusion of creativity, meditation, guided visualization, journaling, energy medicine, sound, and movement that help you connect to your soul’s wisdom, discover your passion, and release limiting beliefs. It uses the symbolic language of the soul to gain insight and connect to our inner wisdom. We scribble, we paint, we laugh, we cry. Emotions and energy flow and insights and awakenings occur on the creative journey to you.
Our brains are brilliant, but they can limit us when left unchecked. As Dr. Joe Dispenza shares in Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, in order to change who we are, we have to change our minds or, more specifically, our thoughts. The stories we tell ourselves about who we are, our history, what we are capable of, these determine how we act, our expectations, the quality of our relationships, jobs, homes, and so on. The longer we have held a thought, belief, or story, the more ingrained it is. A thought repeated over and over creates a deep neural pathway in the brain. Like a rut in a muddy road, it is hard to break the habit of a deeply held and often repeated thought, belief, or story.
But when we create, we enter a space outside of time, outside of judgment, outside of to do lists and competition. We become quiet, focused, and in the moment. The busy thoughts that fill our minds and rule us by day, begin to become still, to recede. And in the moments between our thoughts, we find our true self.
On a neuro-scientific level, creativity creates new neural pathways, changing our minds. These new pathways enable us to change the story of who we are and free us to become our true selves. They connect us to our inner wisdom and our inspiration.
To start building your right-brain power and creating new neural pathways now, try a simple exercise called a Soul Scribble, with roots in art therapy. All you need are paper, pencil or pen, and 5 minutes.
How to Soul Scribble
- Take 3 deep breaths and close your eyes. Think about an issue or situation for which you would like some guidance. Maybe it is an issue at work, a relationship, a dream or idea that came to you. Avoid yes or no questions in favor of something more open ended like “Tell me what I need to know about…” And if no specific issue comes to mind, you can simply state “I am ready to know what I need to know.”
- Write down your question or intention on your paper, someplace along the edge. It should not be big. This is just for reference when you look back at this later.
- With your pen or pencil in your non-dominant hand, close your eyes and scribble for 3-5 seconds. Any longer and your left brain will start to try to control it and make it into something nameable, recognizable. The key is to scribble without thinking about it BEING anything.
- Now open your eyes. Look at your scribble, think of this as cloud gazing, just keep looking until something jumps out at you. Turn your paper in any direction you like, de-focus your eyes.
- Once you recognize something in your scribble, use your pen (or markers or crayons) to make that image as clear as possible. Add elements you feel would help make it clearer. There are no rights or wrongs here. This is not a work of art, it is play, and it is communication with your soul and inner wisdom.
- After about 5 minutes stop and look at your art, and write down 5 words (they can be a sentence, a poem, or just separate words..no right or wrong here) that come up as you are looking at and thinking about this image.
Continue to work on your scribble as much as you want. Keep it someplace you can see and reflect on it. It if is an animal or symbol, do a search online and see what comes up. If you do this, pay attention to the things that you respond strongly too…both positively and negatively. A strong reaction indicates that it resonates and has a message for you.
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