What does healing have to do with drawing? You might ask.
Creativity and Healing? Is there a parallel or inverse relationship between the two? You bet!
So I have found that I really wanted to do something creative for years. As luck or synchronicity would have it, an art studio opened up around the corner from my home about 3 years ago. I have been in, collected biz cards to make a time. But never actually got round to going in and doing a class. The intention was there but something stopped me. That is until today. I drove past and there was a sign out that said “today life drawing 1-4pm”. Today was the day. I was ready to explore this parallel of creativity and healing.
I walked into the studio – an absolute novice and jumped in. There was a life model, posing for us, in position for us to create. I started at the beginning, became grounded and then created. Whilst dissecting the model, I felt it was not unlike what I do with energies and anatomy. I started to look at patterns and shades. Actually cool when you just stay present without expectation. It is healing in itself. Just being – without judgement of self or others. It just felt good. Exploring the right brain creativity in such a different setting to the norm.
Effect: Relaxed my nervous system
I am so thrilled with the results. I found that it totally relaxed my nervous system too. By the end of the session, my breathing was slow and methodical – just the sweeps of the charcoal I was using.
It was delightful to be in a room with people who were just present and focused on the life drawing, creating, enjoying, being. There was a synergy in the room.
Feeling disconnected or frazzled?
So next time you feel disconnected or just frazzled with life, do something creative and play – no expectations – just fun.
How do you relax your nervous system? What fun things do you do regularly?
If you would like to heal through creativity, find something fun to do – something that nourishes your soul.