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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Power of Art for Healing

Conference meditation paintings ©Sikes

Art, Healing, and Meditation--I believe in the power of all three, especially when they are used together. 

A few years ago, I presented a workshop in San Diego, California, for which I demonstrated the process of intuitively creating art and poetry for meditation and healing. This was at a World Healers Conference, sponsored by the Institute of Thought. Dr. Joseph Costa and his staff were in charge of the weekend event. (Sadly, Joe left the earthly plane earlier this year, so there will probably be no more conferences like that one. I always learned a great deal from him and from all those attending.)

During this event, I demonstrated my creation of meditation paintings, and I developed unique pieces of healing art, for several people, including Joe. I , also, wrote intuitive poetry for each painting. The work I made was with Robert Doak intense watercolors on Yupo, a favorite painting surface of mine.

There is a special element that develops in my work that I make in this manner. I believe there are important messages to be found  in both the painted image and the words that come as part of the process. There is power in the discovery, and meditation can bring healing for mind, body, and spirit.

Sometimes I use the Robert Doak intense watercolors on canvas and am amazed at what develops on that surface. These are two of the canvas paintings I created about the time of the conference.

"Optimism" ©Mary Montague Sikes

"Love" ©Mary Montague Sikes

Sometimes I believe everything I paint is done intuitively. The words on these paintings can offer healing. I believe in the meditative power of art for healing.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sometimes artistic creation comes from a divine source or a place inside we didn't know existed.
I'm sorry there won't be anymore workshops like that.

Cindy L. Freeman said...


Your art speaks to me as it speaks to so many others. Each piece holds a unique message of healing. It is your God-given gift to the world. Thank you for sharing it.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

I think combining words/poetry with expressive art is wonderful.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Alex, I'm sorry Joe is gone, but I hope others will provide workshops with divine energy.

Cindy, thank you. I love the symbolism and meaning I find in each piece of art.

Diane, thank you so much. I find great joy in your smile.

Lorena G. Sims said...

I love love love your painting. I love how you incorporate words with your painting.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, Lorena Sims!!!