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Drawing Somatics – A Gateway to Good Vibes

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Drawing Somatics – A Gateway to Good Vibes

My Experience with the Good Vibes of Drawing

I didn’t really understand the power of drawing somatics until I had to heal some misaligned aspects of my being.

Violence, criticism, hate and disconnectedness are super low vibes and indicative of misaligned regulation in mind and heart. I have endured and been the cause of some seriously disempowering behaviours from which I have learned, lost relationships and had to undergo some serious self evaluation and healing. Drawing was a gateway which offered a good amount of positive and peaceful energy into my experience. The contrast of these experiences are what led me to the beliefs I carry with me now.

Drawn from Life

I am of the belief that we are all made to exist optimally & in order for us to do so we have to govern ourselves in a vibration of APPRECIATION & LOVE.

The contrast experienced both living fully in the highs of a state of love and the lows of a state of hate is how I determined this to be a fundamental truth, and I am pretty sure if you take some time to think about it, you may find this resonates in your experience too. Love Draw

I live for now, the present, and find absolutely no value in looking back. What is done is done and I have knowledge and experience that remaining present, setting goals, caring for your mind and body, practicing self responsibility and moving onward is the way to move upwards and towards ultimate freedom of self.Freedom is Sweet

Our physiologies as humans, however, mean that we get conditioned to behave and respond in various manners based on our early developmental associations. When we develop as kids, our beliefs about the world are formed and if those beliefs were not indicative of worth, value, connectedness and love, or even based on archaic and disempowering ways of thinking, then chances are this has impacted you as a teenager and an adult and the life in which you are now living.

You have full control & responsibility over how you govern your life.

The way you do this is to believe that you do and take on the mind and heart sets that the world doesn’t happen to you. It happens for you. If you let it. I believe these flashbacks and suppressed memories arose in order for me to repair them within myself so I could move forward optimally in my life and become the best lady boss I am capable of becoming.

Drawing as a tool for healing has proved aces in my recovery to optimal and solid mental health. I didn’t recognize the Peace Rocksvalue it was yielding to me in my life and my interest in it until after the healing of these traumas took place.

My Skill in Drawing

My skill in drawing went from basic drawing skills, doodling in sketchbooks to animation college and then eventually drawing detailed and dialled in storyboards for television shows such as Barbie’s Dreamhouse and Super Monsters on Netflix. It is actually a pretty cool vibe to know that you took a given script and then infused it with your own ideas from your life experience, take the written word and make a visual story come to life for many people to enjoy and be entertained. This was done through the use of pencil and paper – in my case it was a Cintiq tablet and stylus pen. Really cool tools for a professional creative.

Life is a journey and through my own expansion, and looking back in hindsight, it proved exponentially powerful for me to choose a career in animation. There is a good deal of drawing involved in this career choice. Coloured Crayons

Drawing encompasses, presence, peace, creativity and inner expression. 

All prove to be of great value to the regulation of any being, but especially so, for anyone needing to reduce anxious or disempowering vibes from their life.

Draw on Your Creativity

A sketchbook as a companion is a solid vibe. You need not be Rembrandt to be able to make an impression from observation or imagination to paper.

Drawing shapes, forms, people, buildings, doodles, whatever – the act of drawing with focused attention and connection to yourself yields a space of presence and peace.

The only hindrance is a mindset that states they cannot draw.

If you have a working brain and some good digits and you can write, then you my good vibe companion, can dial in basic drawing skills.

Vintage Animation CellThe cool thing about drawing is it is delightfully all for you. In the story art game the drawings are super messy and done super fast but their purpose is to convey the action of the story.

Traditional animation cells called for a steady hand in inking and the most optimal manner in which to delineate basic shapes and forms that best described three dimensions to encapsulate the audience.

Drawing has its techniques and its methods across the board of various pursuits. Making drawing an activity you engage in with frequency can really allow you a better relationship to yourself and your mind.

It really was a magnificent art form back in the early days of animation with hand drawn and painted cells. The Disney archives would be a very good vibe to rifle through.

My beautiful dude scored me this hand drawn cell (above) from the original animated feature Snow White. Very cool indeed. A vintage drawing infused with the energy indicative of that entire movie.

Share in the Activity of Drawing

When you approach this activity and draw like a kid, you may find that drawing yields mindfulness. One need not teach kids drawing, just give them a bunch of pencils and paper and they will just throw down what their beautiful developing brains have within. It is a great tool for a child to express their feeling states nonverbally. Dink Momma

I love my little guy unconditionally and think that pure light emanates from him. I am also a responsible person and hold him accountable for his actions so he grows to be a man who does the same.

When I do so, and he experiences discord or anger I always encourage my spirited and fiery little guy to express himself and his feelings authentically to demonstrate to him that his feelings and being are all validated.

Drawing is a way for him to do so with little conflict and diminished aggression. It also makes for some really memorable keepsakes.

This one makes me laugh because it makes me grateful that we are so close and dialled in with one another that he feels comfortable to express himself authentically.all smiley guy

I also have drawers filled with much more loving and vibrant expressions. I am okay being referred to as dink stinking momma dink if it means that my son is able to express his true feelings at the moment he feels them without consequence.  Acceptance of oneself and ones genuine emotions is huge in an esteemed governance of self.

We are all human and are physiologically wired to be emotional beings.  When we understand our own emotions and how they impact our lives, we can become empowered in governing ourselves with great control and expansion.

Drawing is a super handy tool for self-expression and release of thought and feeling states.

This validates his experience, so in the aftermath of slammed doors and vocal resistance,  it is way more chill for me to receive his energy he is emanating through a drawing.

I encourage him to express himself freely and reiterate to him that no matter what is thrown down it does not affect my esteem or love for him. It’s cool.love bugs mama and max

 To me, and to him and to our dynamic, that yields a good vibe.

It is actually pretty effen cool how much you can dial in living harmoniously with another being when you take an invested interest, not only in your child but in how humans evolve and grow.

Drawing Yields Mindfulness

Drawing lends itself to using the imagination. When a person harnesses and engages their imagination it allows for them to gain a further sense of themselves and their perceptions.

It can prove a useful tool for emotional intelligence and developing the neural wirings that encompass regulation and peace in the body. It is a recommended practice for improved memory for peeps with Alzheimers as it enhances recalling skills that are diminished by this disease.

Improved memory, expanded creativity, emotional expression and regulation and harnessing the imagination are just a few of the many benefits that drawing encompasses.

That, my fellow humans, sounds like a very good vibe to me. How about you, what is your experience with drawing?

Can You Dig

21 Comments

  1. I love to draw, I used to as a kid draw a lot and I was very good, but then you get older and start to play more, hang with friends more and stop drawing.  It is in my mind the beginning of the end of your imagination, life tries very hard to get you to work and stop dreaming.  I found then as an adult you never have time, but I know have begun to draw a little and really love it, it is very good for your mind and spirit especially when you really want to master a picture or graphic from the mind.  Kids just naturally draw amazing things, it should be encouraged more and not locked away because it is a waste of time.

    • Hi Kris!

      It is a true statement that for some, as they age, they lose a connection with the childlike aspects of themselves – the pure unadulterated joy that is a free and innocent child.  Drawing can encompass those vibes as an adult and I am super happy to hear that you have taken the good vibe of drawing up again!  

      Absolutely, drawing should be encouraged and I am pleased you think so too!

      Thank you for your contribution and have a most solid day ahead!

      -Bex

  2. In my family my brother was the one blessed with free hand sketch talent while I was given the engineering skills. I found it most frustrating that my freehand drawings resulted in little more than incoherent blobs on the page that ended with them being thrown across the room in anger.

    Engineering drawings I have found give me great pleasure to create and though they are not entirely the same as what you have described in your post, the process of creation is definitely something that produces the same result in both cases.

    Thanks for a great post.

    Rich

    • Hi Richard! 

      We all have our own sets of skills and talents, some come easily and others need an investment to dial in to the degree that we would like, but it is all good – if you accept fully yourself and your abilities with no judgement.  

      Then your blobs could still be considered of value to educate you on your abilities and signal to you any skills where you may want to invest some time to hone.  

      I agree with you that engineering drawings are very different, but you are very correct in your statement about the process of creation.  

      The process is where the joy is!!  Enjoy it and thank you for your comment!

      -Bex

  3. Hi this is a great informative article about drawing. I have little bit knowledge on illustration but I need to improve my skill and creative imagination for innovative design.Your article gives me inspiration and few concept about drawing. I am going to refer it to others. Thanks for sharing this helpful tips.

    • Thanks to you for sharing your good vibe experience with drawing!  It is a worthwhile pursuit and always lends itself to expansion and growth.  

      I am stoked that you find inspiration in my post and am super happy that you deem it of value to share. 

       Enjoy your drawing explorations and thank you very much for your comment!

      -Bex

  4. By nature we are all creatives, Drawing is a creative skill that can be learnt just like every other skill. It is a means of expressing the views of our mind just like music. It does more to our self esteem than we can tell, Its like been a creator of the non existing.  We look at what we’ve birthed and see ourselves in it. Its an aweaome feeling.

    • Beautifully put Zuchii! 

       You are a poet it seems and your observations are enrapturing!

        Thank you for such a lovely contribution and have a most solid day ahead my friend!

      -Bex

  5. Nice article! I have a family member who swears by the positivity that drawing gives them, exactly like you say. I remember as a kid I was upset with a fight I had in school, and when I got home my mom got me to draw what happened and I felt so much better aftwards!

    I also think the fact you are teaching your “little guy” about this and introducing him to it is so important. Too many parents are letting an iPad raise their child….

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Eran!

      I appreciate you sharing your own experience with the advantageous benefits that you experienced as a child.  Your Mama Bear sounds like she knows what’s up! 

       I am fond too, of your commendation for my investment in my little guy.  It is at the forefront of my values as a parent so having it acknowledged proves to be of value to me. 

      Sincerest gratitude for your supportive and vibrant comment!

      -Bex

  6. Hello there

    Oh, such a great article! Drawing is really therapeutic. It creates inner peace and calmness. I love to draw and paint too – pencil sketching, charcoal, and colored painting too. 

    I love the way you talked about the positive emotional and psychological effects of the art particularly drawings. When I was in the psychiatric department working as a nurse, one of the tools we use for our patients is to keep them busy with drawings. So it is really true that drawing or art, in general, is proven to be effective for any psychological and emotional disturbances treatment.

    Thanks for this valuable article. I enjoyed reading it and it really made me want to draw even more with my kids.

    Best regards, 

    Che

    • Hello Che!

      I am pleased to hear that you too, have witnessed the good vibes of drawing especially so in beings who need to dial in a little more mental peace.  I hope you have fun drawing with your kids and I thank you kindly for your comment!  

      -Bex

  7. Awesome article, I really enjoyed the reading!I used to draw a lot when I was 12 years old, but I don’t know why I stopped, and since then, I’ve never tried again. My husband and my daughter, both draw beautifully in black and white. They make portraits of people that sit in a cafe shop. They love it:) I sometimes envy them:) Anyway, I would like to ask you if there is a place on your website where people can upload their work? I would love to show some of my daughter and husband’ drawing:)Thank you for this excellent post!

    • Hi Daniella!

      It is great that your husband and daughter enjoy the good vibes of drawing and I hope you are able to delve into the activity again if it feels like a good vibe for you! 

       I am still building out my site so presently I do not have a forum in which you can display the mad skills your famjam throw down,  but you have definitely inspired and idea to be able to offer a forum where people can share their experiences in the gateway of their cultivated good vibes!  

      I appreciate your comment and hope you have a most solid day ahead!

      Cheers!

      -Bex

  8. This is a great post. I like drawing very much, although I don’t paint very well. (laughing)

    I often dream when I go to sleep. If I remember when I get up, I will draw the pictures in my dreams one by one and combine them into a simple animation. Although it took a lot of time in the process, I felt very happy when I finished it, if it was a happy dream.

    • Yu-Hsien!

      I absolutely LOVE that you did that!  I would really be interested to see the results of that super cool and very creative idea you implemented.  Dreams are wonderful and the exploration of your own is advantageous pursuit.  Well done and a kudos to you dude!  Keep those good vibes rolling my friend!  You have it dialled in 🙂

      -Bex

  9. Hi Rebecca, I have watched in films how people get better by engaging in art work. I have read about it as well but none them hits as real as your post! You have helped me understand how it works and why engaging in drawing would make one feel better. I am not talented in drawing but I might try my hands on some painting. 

    • Hello Juliet!

      I appreciate that my post was able to have an impact on you girl and am supremely stoked to hear that you are down with delving into some painting.  Such a good vibe!  Get on into it and enjoy!  Thank you for your comment and have fun with your paints 🙂

      -Bex

  10. Hi Rebecca! Here is another great post! I really enjoy drawing. But what you have presented here has made me view this hobby from a very different perspective.

    Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us.

    You have made me remember my years as a child, when at school I discovered I could draw. Then I was constantly drawing. All the other kids were also excited with my drawings. As time has gone by, other activities have come in. But I still enjoy drawing very much. And after reading your post, I’ll focus on drawing more. I’ll even buy a sketch book to carry around with me. Thank you very much for this cool advice! 🙂

    • Hey Henry!

      I appreciate the kind remarks and exuberant vibe of your feedback.  I absolutely love that you are all about the good vibes of drawing and am super pleased to hear that you will be buying a sketchbook to keep in tow.  Enjoy my friend and thank you again for your lovely comment!

      -Bex

  11. Love the Vibe! Drawing is such a connected activity. I’m been in business for some time, and there are more than a number of times, I need to get up and just draw my ideas as I speak. Sometimes the end results aren’t amazing, but the act of drawing ideas helps me to conceptualize and focus my attention. It also helps for me to communicate with people that are visual. Thanks for sharing! Keep up the positive vibe intentions.

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