Living In Awareness: Learning To Listen To Ourselves

 “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” 
      ―Jane Austen
 
A few weeks ago a woman who hadn’t painted at Nectar before asked us a really good question: “Is it possible to ‘outsmart’ the process?” The answer is a juicy one because if we’ve painted for a long time it may seem we can outsmart the process…but like us, it is highly individual and our own experience. Painting in this way asks us to check in with ourselves; our energy level, how we feel in our body and what holds our curiosity in the moment. Because we are constantly changing, so is that which resonates with us.

This is not to say that we each haven’t tried to out-wit our paintings from time to time, or gloss over difficulties when that might have seemed easier… But in the end, our energy level toward the painting will tell us if we’re fooling ourselves or looking for bypasses. This awareness of “what is ours to do” is the absolute magic of process painting and cultivates intuition as we learn to listen and to communicate with our deeper knowing.

We have several options for painting deeply this month including a Friday morning session on July 4th! Looking forward to seeing you all.
 

Jenny & StephanieSending you much love,
Jen and Steph

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