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Article Teaser: Once you've made your first heart-centred drawings, you may wonder how to interpret the results. Here's help in seeing through to the other side of the mirror.

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'Making Sense Of Your Surprising New Ability To Draw.'

Copyright (c) 2007-2017

Alice ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror, and to her surprise, is able to pass through the looking glass to experience the alternate world. Just a child's story?

It can be a real eye-opener to see your first heart-centred drawings. Often they look like nothing you've ever done before. What did you find there right behind the veil of your normal, outward view?

Fingers curled towards you will be in perspective but still look loose and alive. How can you do this without any formal instruction in foreshortening? How peculiar not to recognize your own ability when you see it! And yet, it is surely your own drawing.

We really don't see things as they are, we see things as we are - which means our external reality is surprisingly connected with what's going on inside us. Drawing from a deep connection inside can yield surprising results, whether or not you can recognize or interpret them.

Are they accidents? What's going on, and how can you make sense of these drawings?

The first drawings I made of my hand, my ring finger kept coming out half its length and too wide. Then I realized that my husband had cut off half his ring finger on a table saw, and my marriage was going through a rough patch too. I know I didn't intend to draw my finger like his, but my heart-centred drawings reflected this truth.

Interpretation is for you the artist to make, being the only one who can know what resonates as true in your heart. One client couldn't seem to draw her own mouth and chose to leave it blank, deciding it meant she'd lost her voice in her family.

Sometimes you will find no reason why your drawing appears the way it does. Other times, nothing will appear to you as surprising at all. That's perfectly okay too. There's no reason to expect every drawing to be a life-altering event.

Everything in the universe is interrelated, made of the same particles, varying vibrations and wave lengths. There are far more possibilities in this world than we can begin to imagine.

When your mind gets too engaged, it acts as a veil hiding your soul which longs to be free. The simple act of drawing from your heart can move you past the prison of your usual expectations to the unlimited higher power that is your birthright. The fact that the spirit is expressed through your hand, via your eyes and your heart is an ordinary, everyday miracle.

Many of us had no way of knowing that this pathway for deeper self discovery exists for anyone to walk. But that doesn't mean this access to the spirit hasn't always been readily available. Real freedom is to experience the open sesame to the true nature of your spirit - a door which always opens for the asking.


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Hello, I'm Celeste Varley and it is my passion to work with people to discover, uncover, and recover their wild artistic potential. You can learn to draw with heart like you've never imagined! If this article speaks to your heart, you may want to see more "Fresh Horses" articles on my website. Check it out and see if it's right for you. Celeste Varley, http://www.heartsongstudio.com Discover, uncover and recover your wild artistic potential!

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