If you are facing a few different choices, do a Wisdom Painting for each choice.
The two paintings shown here, are the result of using this method, just this week.
Here’s what to do:
1. Grab your paints, paper, and a journal.
2. Set up your paint space if it isn’t already set up. Refer to my blog post on set up.
3. Write out a statement of intent on Choice number One. It could be a simple as “I discover more about _______.”
4. Meditate or bring your thoughts into focus upon that choice.
5. Begin to paint without thinking about your choice. Just let the colors and tools (brushes) do the work.
6. Write down any thoughts that come to you during your process.
7. When the painting feels complete, do more writing about the painting and what it might mean for you. Ask the painting what it wants to tell you about that choice.
8. Repeat for your second or more choice.
When I did this process this week, it was interesting. Choice number one looked so clear and joyful. While painting Choice number two, a childhood memory popped up that I had not thought about for years. It helped me understand a little better about this choice. Also, while I was moving Choice number two to another location, the lower right corner ripped off with the tape. The process of painting and everything that gets invoked are all fodder for thinking and contemplating on your choices.
Try it. Let me know how it goes and if it helped at all.
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Mary Rush is the creator of Wisdom Painting. She paints, writes, leads creativity workshops , and resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loyal sidekick Sir Kitty.