Mental Health Mantra 40/365
I woke up at 5am, couldn't get back to sleep, made myself a cup'o'tea and stepped into my studio space.
The sun was breaking over the houses, it peaked in as I painted, more and more. It was lightly snowing and sunny.
It felt like a Winsor and Newton-inks morning. They are highly pigmented, I just love watching them move over the watercolour paper.
I have a pot of brushes, all sizes - it's the brush size that is so instrumental in the way the colour and water merge, separate, fizzle and dry.
A great watery meditation.
At the same time I was listening to Snatam Kaur. I was so blessed to go and see her live in Toronto when we visited Canada in 2017. What an enlightening event, with such energy in the room.
I left BUZZING.
It was super lovely too as I met my Buddy from the interwebs Angie, who lived about an hour from Toronto, we ate lovely food and then went to the concert.
It reminded me of what power we all have in our interconnectedness, it helped me through today as I navigated my ship.
It is Day 40 of writing here, 40 Mental Health Mantras.
40 days can really shift and integrate a new practice.
I feel these days are just getting started.
Flower Mantras so far have been really healing for me.
This mantra 'I call on the light within' comes from one of Snatam's songs with GuruGanesha Singh it felt like it needed its own space to shine. If you'd like to listen to the song, it's below.
close your eyes.
Take a deep breath
through your nose.
Gently breathe out
through your nose
Find your own breathing rhythm
continue for 11mins 20 seconds
'Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul.'