When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, we become void of the filters and judgements that our awakened reality holds on to so tightly, we become free. We drift off into the paradigm of dreams.
Connecting to inner peace and that place of spiritual connectivity is to enter the state of creative bliss. There's been a lot going on recently with family, friends and situations around me and one night a couple weeks ago I felt an overwhelming need to express myself through some visual journaling.
With no preconceptions nor plan, I began painting. Lines and shapes began to manifest on the blank canvas. Surrealistic forms emerged and emotions flowed through me which were trying to alter my path. I felt fear telling me not to proceed. I sensed insecurity wanting to protect me from criticism. Excitement overtook me to see what was happening next, because I really didn't know. I was abundant with gratitude for having the ability and courage to push through.
I have been journaling a lot lately. I have granted my busy mind this gift as a means to release the chatter that clogs up my creative process. I have found wonderful pleasure and resolution through this process.
I don't know which author first gave the advice to “write for the trashcan” but I have used that wisdom many times to allow myself to just create for the sake of creating. With this piece, I wasn't even convinced it would reveal itself in a way that I'd want to share.
As it took shape, I looked on as if an outsider watching a time lapsed film and became centered in the power of the now. It painted itself as I let go. This visual documentation of my unfiltered mind is my “Vision of Surrender”.
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