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Painting the Healing Story

I understand what it feels like to have an image that holds the medicine for pivotal issues. I have painted my own and found them to be reminders, some of which are celebratory and others a clear acknowledgment and empowering. My first Shamanic Portrait that I did in 2000 for myself is still supportive of my path even though my path has changed many times over the years. This painting represents a particular energetic pattern that will continue to be a motivational source throughout my life.

These paintings come out of my training as an artist and shamanic practitioner. I paint the healing story to convey the message from your spiritual guides. I take a shamanic journey on your behalf, ask your guides your question of importance, and retrieve the information that addresses your question. The healing story comes in many forms, some are words that need to be conveyed, some are embedded in the images themselves, and some come energetically in the painting process.

The Shamanic Journey
Discovering non-ordinary worlds

This kind of journey refers to shifting consciousness and going into a trance state. While in a trance, the shamanic practitioner travels to “non-ordinary” reality with a specific intention to meet with their spiritual guides to get information (for themselves or on behalf of others) and then intentionally returns to ordinary reality to share the information.

There are many ways that we can see or perceive information while making a shamanic journey. Many of us have a mixture of the “Clairs” while journeying. The most common of these is Clairvoyance, the ability to receive information about a person, object, land, or physical event through means other than the known human senses. Clairaudience – Sound, Clairsentience – Feeling or touch, Clairconscious – Knowing, and Clairsalience – Smell are all ways to convey the information in a shamanic journey.

Commissioning Shamanic Portraits & Chakra Totem Portraits

Commission a Shamanic Portrait

A visual reminder of the spiritual guidance that is available to help us on our journey

A Shamanic Portrait is a two-dimensional glimpse of your spirit guide’s message. The image is taken from the information obtained from a shamanic journey that is done on your behalf. These images are created as an inspiration for the soul’s journey.

Spiritual Paintings that Help Manifest Your Intentions

From our earliest history, we have sought spiritual signposts to mark our journey through life. For people on every continent, the shaman provided a channel to the guiding spirit forces. From the earliest images found as cave paintings, petroglyphs, and sculptures, the shamans, as healers, created art to help their communities to heal and manifest their intentions.
Our tools and dwellings have changed, but we continue to face physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges. When we feel tested by life, it is still immensely helpful to have a visual reminder of our spirit guide’s message. That is why I have combined my classic training as an illustrator with my shamanic practice to create Shamanic Portraits for individuals.

Samples of portraits from shamanic journeys can be found on the “Shamanic Portrait” page and “Chakra Totem Page”.

Commission a Chakra Totem Portrait

A Chakra Totem Portrait is a painting of the spiritual guides for the main chakras.

On behalf of the client, a shamanic journey is taken to learn about each chakra totem guide. Each chakra has its own spiritual guide, which can take the form of many different beings, most of which are animals but can also be other living beings.

The word “chakra” is a Sanskrit term meaning circle or wheel. These specific chakra areas indicate the health and balance of a person’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects by regulating the energies.

Why a portrait of chakra animals? This is a powerful way to connect daily with those who can remind us to check in with the energetic flow in each chakra and between the chakras. We can also create a relationship with each chakra guide to utilize their medicine to help us with our awareness, healing, and spiritual growth.

I am aware that many of us may have many other chakra points within our field, above and below the main chakra points. If other chakra points show up and need to be addressed, I will include them. These paintings are focused primarily on the seven major chakra areas from the crown to the base.

The simple steps to order your portrait

Getting started.   Let me know a good time to contact you by phone. We’ll have a conversation to clarify your intention for the artwork, discuss the process and schedule your painting.

 In our initial conversation, we will be identifying the focus of the shamanic journey(s) on a specific item of importance. The discussion will take approximately 20 minutes to 1/2 hour. At this point, payment can be made for the shamanic journey(s). You will receive a receipt for your payment, and we will schedule a date to discuss the journey information. A written report from my notes will be emailed after discussing the journey information.

For the Chakra totem portrait, I will need to journey to each chakra to find out the animal, plant, or “other” that represents that chakra and their messages for each chakra. I will contact you to schedule a time to discuss the information and then send you a written report. The fee for this work is higher due to the number of journeys needed. 

Your painting is completed.  As soon as your painting is completed, I will arrange delivery to your home or office. Each painting will arrive with a copy of the shamanic journey information.

Do you already know your chakra totem animals? A chakra totem painting can be created based on your own shamanic journey information. Deduct $350 from the cost of any portrait by submitting your list of chakra animals.

Schedule your painting.    Your painting can take anywhere from two weeks to five weeks to complete (depending on size). When you contact me, I will let you know when your painting can be scheduled and completed.

Payment Schedule

1. Deposit of 1/2 to schedule your portrait.

The shamanic journey information is reviewed with you by phone and then written up in a report emailed or mailed to you.

( For the Chakra Totem Portrait, the Shamanic Journey information for all seven chakras will be included)

2. Balance of 1/2 is due upon completion.

Notice is given by email, and your payment arrangements can be made through PayPal on this website or a check via USPS.

3. Artwork is shipped.

Notification of the shipping date and a tracking number to you.

Artwork Size and Price

Please contact me for sizes and pricing list for any commissioned portrait artwork.

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