EXHIBITION REVIEW: Out of the Ethers

MADELAINE SHELLABY Yes! You can experience healing when you stand in front of a work of art. Stand in front of one of the paintings by P.C.Turczyn on exhibit recently at the New York Open Center. Look into her botanical mandalas and become aware of a renewed sense of balance and harmony. Colorful, active, radiant, … Continue reading

NATURE’S ESSENCE & HEALING PRESENCE: Photography by David Foster

As a feature of Renee Phillips’ and Manhattan Arts International‘s annual juried online exhibition, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art, the Art That Supports the Healing Process Award goes to an artist who makes a significant contribution to the field of healing art. In selecting a winner, I was looking for beauty, communication, presence, skill, … Continue reading

David Foster Wins the Art That Supports the Healing Process Award

  I am delighted to announce my selection for the winner of the Art That Supports the Healing Process Award, nature photographer David Foster. In a previous post, I mentioned I would be looking for “beauty, communication, presence, skill, originality and a full body experience of healing. Through the use of image, color, rhythm, proportion, … Continue reading

“Embraced by the Light”

  In her classic book, Betty J. Eadie describes visiting a garden during her Near Death Experience: “The flowers, for example, are so vivid and luminescent with color that they don’t seem to be solid. Because of each plant’s intense aura of light, it is difficult to define where the plant’s surface starts and stops. … Continue reading

HOW MY HEALING ART EXPLORATION BEGAN

I used to have a secret negative voice in my head telling me that I was kidding myself about visual art having a healing effect on viewers. But I, also, felt my energy field strengthen as I set about exploring the possibility that it did. That was enough to tell me that I was on … Continue reading

SPRING EQUINOX 2014

At 12:57 PM today, we will be able to stand raw eggs on end, preferably directly on the Earth. With this little ritual you will be participating in the rare balance of forces available only on the Equinox days. Too Sacred There is a private chamber in the soul that knows the great secret of … Continue reading

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Occasionally, I am asked how long it takes me to do a painting and, usually, there is a long pause as I grapple with how to answer. When exactly does the process start? When paint touches paper? This photo essay will reveal just how integrated the life/art process can be. The genesis for my mandala … Continue reading

Eckhart Tolle on Surrender

“Not until you surrender does the spiritual dimension become a living reality in your life. When you do, the energy that you emanate and that then runs your life is of a much higher vibrational frequency than the mind energy that still runs our world. Through surrender, spiritual energy comes into this world. It creates … Continue reading

REIKI INSPIRED ART by Elynne Rosenfeld Allenson

This article is made available with the kind permission of author/artist Elynne Rosenfeld Allenson and Reiki Master/publisher William Rand. It appears with luscious samples of artwork in the Fall 2013 issue of Reiki News Magazine. My sincere apologies for the technical problems that prevent me from including those artworks. I am grateful to be included … Continue reading

Eckhart Tolle on “flowers as the enlightenment of plants”

“Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of beauty was one of the significant events in the evolution of human consciousness. The feelings of joy and love are intrinsically connected to that recognition. Without … Continue reading