Art and Alignment

‘Bright Flight’ ~ Louise Oliver
“When we see a bright color, we are witnessing our own inherent goodness.  
When we hear a beautiful sound, we are hearing our own inherent goodness.”
Chogyam Trungpa

Art and Alignment is concerned with connection and expression.  The manual contains personal stories of healing through creativity and gives a perspective on personal alignment and the soul journey.  Here we are looking at the importance of strengthening our connection to our higher self and engaging with creativity and imagination.  Creative activity, when aligned with higher awareness, can bring the messages of the soul into physical expression and become a powerful force for healing.

My name is Louise Oliver author of Art and Alignment. 

Making artwork has been a crucial part of my own healing journey in recent years, as I have been recovering from a life-threatening illness and major surgery.  Painting, drawing, writing and making objects has given me a way of mending my broken self and healing wounds, gathering together the splintered pieces and creating afresh.  The creative process has enabled me to make a shift and helped me to respond to challenging circumstances with a fresh awareness.


Through artwork I have been able to see what I need to nurture and what I must weed out.  During recovery, I knew that it was important for me to map my own creative process as I went along.  In Art and Alignment, I document some key aspects of this journey in the illustrated articles ‘Mapping Soul Memories’ and ‘The Object In Hand’.

I came to appreciate how engaging with creativity can provide access to vital inner resources.  I gained a deeper understanding of the ways that we can use the power of our intuition, imagination and creative energy to heal and to grow.  Our subconscious will often talk to us in pictures and the messages come through to us in layers and over time.  Engaging with the flow of images can help to release some of the deeply held imprints that are affecting our lives.

‘Restoring the Flow’ is a video in three parts ~ a story told through three paintings that I made before, during and after serious illness and surgery.   Memories from my current lifetime and also from previous lives have found expression in artwork that I’ve made and the images have been instrumental in the healing process for me.  Imagery and imagination are powerful tools for transformation and can reconnect us to our soul’s purpose and vitality.

Art and Alignment brings together my own accounts along with personal stories of healing through painting from two Friends of Rainbow Light Trust, Nancy Wait and Betty Warters.

Nancy Wait has contributed ‘The Painted Path’,  an account of her own healing journey, illustrated with her colourful paintings.  Images from memories and dreams are brought to life in Nancy’s vibrant paintings and she reveals how the activity of painting guided her way.  Nancy tells the story of her search for meaning over decades and gives her personal understanding of art and alignment.

Betty Warters began painting flowers when she was 82 and her story is told in a short video called ‘It’s Never Too Late!‘

Betty found herself able to heal from deeply-held traumas and past grief through her delight in watercolour painting.

Art and Alignment
is based in an understanding that creativity can help us to heal, as we cultivate our imagination and trust that the soul connection may be restored.  As we discover the beliefs and perceptions that are out of alignment and choose to change them, our consciousness can be balanced and transformed.   Artwork can assist in this healing process.  We all have gifts and strengths, as well as challenges to be overcome and we each have our own unique story.   Here we are telling the stories of what has been true for us and trust that this will be of value to others.

‘Alchemists Dream’ ~ Nancy Wait

To find out more about imagery, healing and soul connection,
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