The canvas of life

Artists follow their hearts, expressing their creativity in whichever direction their passions take them.

by Sherry Anshara — 

Famous artists of the world, and even not-so-famous artists, have one thing in common: They put the particular aspects of their artistry out there. Whatever the techniques or media used, artists express their creativity in myriad ways. Their methods of self-expression are as unlimited as their approaches to art.

Artists follow their hearts, expressing their creativity in whichever direction their passions take them. These remarkable examples of creativity can be seen as the “multiverse” in action — as diverse as the artists are, so goes the diversities of their canvases. Who better, therefore, to take a lesson from?

Taking a lesson from an artist does not mean you literally take a lesson in the physical sense (though it can mean that, as well). Rather, in this case, it refers to the invaluable lessons that artists provide on how to focus passion to create a physical manifestation of a vision.

Though your vision is unique, you can learn from the visions of others. As with the diversity of the artists’ ways, dare to be as diverse in your own life with your passions. Infuse your passions into every aspect of your life. Be like the artist as you paint your own distinct canvas of life.

Start by observing your life from where you are now. Yes, sometimes your past experiences were great and sometimes not so great. For artists, sometimes the artwork is fabulous and sometimes it requires adjustments. The same goes for your life — it might simply need a tweak here and a tweak there to make it better than good.

Sometimes things turn out for the best, like a fine painting. Much of the time, however, life is like a fine pencil drawing with a smudge here and there. Erase the smudges. You cannot completely undo them, but you can release them from your life, like the eraser helps to correct a mistake.

See the smudges as experiences that do not have to affect your entire life. A smudge is just an experience. If something does not turn out the way you thought it would, then re-draw it. If you cannot erase it, do what an artist does and paint over it, get a new canvas or explore a new medium. You do not have to remain stuck in one venue — you are not a single one-dimensional entity, but rather a multidimensional singularity.

The beauty of life is that it moves on. So when a mis-take happens, look at it another way. It may simply be a lesson for the expression of your artistry — a smudge on your canvas. Instead of remaining stuck, trying and trying to re-do something that did not quite work out, allow your creativity to find another way to express itself. If your current canvas is not expressing your life, get a new one.

You are the artist, the passion, the creative ideas, the brushes and, most importantly, the canvas. Be bold with your strokes. Create. Welcome to the multiverse universe.

 

Sherry Anshara is a medical intuitive, author and founder of the QuantumPathic Center of Consciousness, creator of the QuantumPathic Energy Method and founder/president of the Blended Healthcare Consortium in Scottsdale, Ariz. www.quantumpathic.com, sherryanshara@quantumpathic.com or 480-609-0874.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 2, Apr/May 2010.

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