We spend our lives in two different worlds, cycling back and forth between waking and dreaming. Which is the true, the beautiful, the higher world? Strangely, there are some who prefer the reality of dream life to the reality of waking life.
Anyway you look at it, dreaming is a paranormal event, a nightly miracle of creativity. Oops! Here I am in dream space flirting with a nymph by a waterfall. How did I get here ?
How you get from physical space to dream space is a total mystery.
I believe that the dreaming part of us keeps on dreaming even after we wake, just as our memories live on in the subconscious.
Question: What is your dream self doing right now?
Our greater mental life takes place below the threshold of awareness. We’re afloat in a sea but trapped in a little iron submarine. How to cut loose and explore the sea of the psyche?
Painting for me is one way to explore the dream space we normally get to through sleep. How is that possible? By letting the painting paint itself. Place the brush in the hand of your subliminal mind. Something wants to reveal itself. It needs you to be its voice. Obey the impulse, never check yourself once you begin, and don’t be afraid to fail.
Spontaneity is key. No resistance; no boundaries.
From the prehistoric cave-painters to Kandinsky and Marc Chagall, art has been about contact with magic, dream, the symbols and secrets of the Great Mind.
If the intersection of art and the paranormal interest you, try my art website paintingthepsyche.com. Fed up with the horrors of normality, lose yourself in my book on miracles:
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