Mystic Hinterland - Connecting Mystical Experiences with Abstract Painting

Mystic Hinterland - Connecting Mystical Experiences with Abstract Painting

This magical, abstract piece is one of my favorites. I love the “starry” background and rose-like blossoms swimming in green.

I’ve always been interested in the mystical. Mysticism has provided me a reliable connection to spirit for nearly twenty years. I suppose it started with watching the Oprah show and learning to “love” myself. Or, maybe it began in my teens when dabbling with astrology. Maybe it was earlier than that and began during childhood games with a Ouija board and visiting rumored haunted houses.

For me, it isn’t rooted in religion. I grew up Methodist, and even though some of my friends felt “saved,” the spirit never moved me during that time. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed church. I was an altar girl. I sang in the choir. I loved our pastor’s sermons. I read the entire Bible, and I treasured the wisdom of Jesus. I prayed. I just never heard or saw God.

In adulthood, a friend taught me to pray the rosary. I learned about adoration, and I had some very mystical experiences while reciting the “Hail Marys” and “Our Fathers.” For the first time in my life, “God” spoke to me. Like, I actually heard a clear, distinct voice. During that time, I learned that if you quiet the ego voice inside your head long enough to listen, a truer, more universal voice will speak. I converted to Catholicism for a time, but quickly lost interest in the religious aspect of it.

I only wanted the mystical connection to Spirit, not the congregating human part of religion.

Since that time, I’ve read many books on quantum physics and mysticism. I’ve attended talks and seminars, and I’ve taken classes in a variety of “woo woo out there” studies, like Tarot, and more practical retreats, like Jack Canfield’s “Breakthrough to Success.” Being in real estate for over twenty years has provided me many opportunities to study the mind, get over the ego and seek balance in the soul in order to “attract” sales in business. It works. I have certainly been “blessed” with abundance in my life.

Lately, I have found mystical connection to Spirit by studying and applying the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza. To describe all the miraculous experiences I have had during and after meditation would take too many pages to explain. I would say the most magical result I’ve had from meditating has been that the negative voice inside my head is ninety-nine percent gone. If my mystical journey in life has all been to banish the critic, then, for that, I am truly grateful.

The artwork is a wonderful side effect of my found peace.

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