Art That Heals (aka Abstract Energy ART) is a terminology that I like to use when sharing information about how easy and effective it is to be able to utilize the healing properties found in Colour, Art and other Complimentary Therapies to help awaken creativity and enhance one’s self-healing.
Being in pain is not nice and being a long-term sufferer of pain is even worse, especially when you are so physically and mentally challenged to see if anything at all positive will actually eventuate.
This is a statement that I can totally relate to as I am a long-term pain sufferer and although my pain was invisible to the naked eye and evoked many a snide remark by the naysayers, I was determined to battle on scars and all.
All I knew was that I was SICK and TIRED of being SICK and TIRED and that something had to change and that change had to start with ME! I simply got sick and tired of people telling me “but you don’t look sick”.
I may have not looked sick (as I had no obvious tell-tale signs of being sick/injured) but I was seriously sick and my body was depleted of energy as a result of living a life of constant pain … my life sucked big-time.
As my pain intensified and my frustration with the Health System grew, I knew that there just had to be something else that would work as I was truly sick to death of popping chemical-based medications (their effect had long worn off and I was no way increasing the dosage in fear of overdosing and doing more damage to my already depleted body systems).
My search for answers led me far away from any Allopathic Doctor or Pain Specialist Surgery/Clinic as I researched everything that I could about Alternative and Complimentary Medicines/Therapies and fell in love with some and out of love with others.
I resonated with Energy Medicine and Energy Healing, in particular Reiki, Crystal Healing and Colour Therapy as well as Art Therapy.
It was whilst studying to qualify as a Colour Therapist/Practitioner that I re-discovered my love of art and in particular Abstract Art.
Abstract Energy Art To The Rescue
This newfound love was to prove to be my saviour … it picked me up from the deepest depths of despair into a world of colour and positive outcomes.
Painting away my pain became a major pain-coping mechanism for me and I was able to do so without a pain-killer pill in sight. Just for the record, my pain has not disappeared outright just because I started painting.
My ever-so-friendly PAIN DEMON/s still lurks about waiting to catch me off-guard and I still have my bad days just like before … I just have fewer of them nowadays.
The difference is in my mental state and in me having the belief and knowledge in my own ability to cope with my PAIN DEMON when it does surface and comes out to play.
I am proud to say that I am no longer a VICTIM to my PAIN … on those days when the going gets tough I just simply grab a paintbrush, my vibrant colour palette and creatively PAINT Away My PAIN.