Today’s Sunday Snippet is from the book Intuitive Art: How to Have a Two-Way Conversation with Your Higher Self by Rachel Archelaus
About Intuitive Art: How to Have a Two-Way Conversation with Your Higher Self
With no one to trust and in an abusive marriage, Rachel Archelaus found truth and guidance in the practice of Intuitive Art.
This book chronicles her journey of making life-changing decisions with the aid of this intuition-booster and she teaches you how to use it, too.
Rachel gives every reader the tools to directly connect with their intuition and make all of their decision making easier and more effective.
From small choices (should I cut my hair short), and self improvement (how can I reduce my daily stress), to big changes (what will my life look like if I take this new job) the Archelaus Method of Intuitive Art empowers all who use it with quick answers and clear action steps.
How different would your life be if you could see the future? What if you always knew the right decision to make, when to risk it all, and how to take the best next step to create the life you’ve always known is your true destiny? What do you feel when considering these ideas? When I contemplate these questions I feel freedom.
I feel the freedom to express my true self. Freedom to make decisions based on my actual preferences. Freedom to slow down and actually be. To savor what is in front of me without fear of losing an opportunity or offending someone. When you make space for yourself, you also unleash the genius that is often tucked away under the surface. It’s hidden from view because we’re always so busy meeting obligations and putting the wellbeing and feelings of others first.
Is it time to let your genius out and relax? If you’d like to get to know your essence, the truth of who you are, then you’re in for a colorful treat. In this book I will be showing you how to turn the above questions into habits. I’ll show you how to use Intuitive Art to craft your dream life, ditch the confusion, and go deeper within yourself in a simple and easy way. You don’t need meditation to achieve this. You don’t need spiritual seclusion either. Just five minutes, some paper and a few crayons.
I stumbled across this special art form at the age of 11 while sitting on the floor, back against the tiger blanket overhanging my bed, painting a picture on the top of a small, decorative cardboard box. It was for my mother’s birthday.
The box was only about four inches wide, and it was square. I loved buying different shapes and sizes of craft boxes from JoAnn Fabrics because they were easy to paint. The paint I was using was rescued from the trash. My best friend, Amy, was the daughter of a costume designer for the Broadway production of “Les Miserables.” They were moving again and had a huge heap of garbage lining their sidewalk. I spotted a jewel amongst the refuse and while Amy didn’t really want me to take the wine box brimming with her mom’s discarded oil paints, I couldn’t let that treasure go.
Oil paints are not the best idea for an 11 year old, but I felt they would allow me to create new colors more easily than the art supplies I already had. This tiny painting for my mother looked like a checkerboard. There was a thick black line that separated the top of the box into quadrants. In each corner of the box was a slightly different shade of coral. One a little yellow, the other more orange. It wasn’t a very pretty painting, nothing refined or delicate about it; just a few blobs of color.
When I finished painting I sat there staring at it and suddenly I was gifted a new understanding. I knew what those colors meant. I knew what the painting meant. It was as if I discovered a new magic trick. To see if I was making it all up, I went to my mother and shared the download that I’d received.
I told her that the painting showed me that she compartmentalized her problems; that she wasn’t as happy as she wanted me to believe. I felt and knew from the painting that she was hiding aspects of her life from my dad and that she was putting on a brave face for my sister and I. I also mentioned that I had no idea where that information had come from. No one appeared and whispered it in my ear; no one signed the letter that had been deposited in my head. That part didn’t concern her much and I was sort of used to things like that happening so we let the “how” part go.
The all important validation did come. She was taken aback by what I had said, especially as I was only 11 and didn’t even know what compartmentalized meant. She said that yes, she kept her problems to herself and didn’t want to upset me.
That was all I needed to know.
In retrospect, that first session of Intuitive Art married all the loves of my life: psychology, creativity, art, spirituality, channeling, and connection. Revealing my finding to my mother felt like a therapy session, a chance for her to view her own truth in a nonjudgmental way. And for me, I got to witness how we alter our personalities for the sake of other people. I got to know my mother’s values: keeping a brave face and putting her children first. And I also saw the power in art and intuition. Suddenly, the creativity that I cherished all my life grew into a multidimensional healing modality. But I wouldn’t fully realize this for some time; until I desperately needed it myself.
I’ve used Intuitive Art to overcome the roughest circumstances in my life. It’s in our darkest moments that we often don’t trust our intuition. We doubt ourselves and it can be very hard to trust our closest friends and family—even when they take the risk of showing us a truth we’re failing to see. In my darkest hour, I used Intuitive Art to provide me with a source of reliable, unbiased information that I couldn’t find anywhere else.
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