Meditation drawing is a simple, yet powerful way to connect with your feelings and thoughts. It is also a great tool for developing your creativity.
To start, find a comfortable spot to draw and relax your body. Close your eyes, take several deep breaths, and let go of any concerns or distractions.
Then, identify a feeling that is bothering you. Is it anger, anxiety, fear?
Next, replace that feeling with its opposite. For example, if you feel angry, replace it with compassion.
This can be challenging at first, but as you practice, it becomes easier and more natural.
You might have an instinct to close your eyes and stop, but keep going! You might find that your emotions are too intense to draw.
When that happens, try to focus on the sensations of your hand, wrist, or fingers and the movement of your breath. You can do this without lifting your pen from the paper.
After a few cycles of this exercise, you should be able to recognize what emotion you are feeling and what it feels like in your body. It is helpful to have a word that you can focus on, such as calm, centering, energy, peace, humor, or surrender.
During this drawing practice, you will notice how your breath affects the movements of your hand and how the shape of your line transforms as it follows your breath. It may be that your circle-scape grows under your hand, or you might have wobbly lines, or even oval-shaped ones.