Discover one technique I use daily to get free of limiting beliefs. Now’s the time to expand and find your true artistic voice.

There’s a quote by Paulo Coelho (Author of The Alchemist) that I absolutely love. It goes:

“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading The Alchemist. This idea usually comes with images from stories and movies of someone who finally hits rock bottom. Their life is a dumpster fire and they finally turn it around.

For most of us, the truth is that we are not going to totally wreck our lives to find ourselves. Why would we? Why all the drama?

The not-so-dramatic reality is that most of us walk around with a shit ton of rules in our heads and attachments to identities that aren’t serving us.

Statements like: I’m an introvert, I’m just a hobby artist, I hate doing xyz, I have this trauma, I’m not educated enough, I’m too old to do that, I’m no good at this, that’s not me, that’s not my nature or personality, etc.

Why can’t we have nothing to lose right where we are today? Why can’t we let go of our fears and limitations without a train wreck drama occurring?

I believe we can! But it takes conscious effort. It takes setting aside the time to ask really good questions about ourselves. Most of us are on autopilot going from one thing to another. Our lives aren’t falling apart. We’re doing good.

But what I see from most artists that I coach is that there are a lot of little insidious rules, limiting beliefs, and fears that keep them trapped from truly finding themselves. These identity roles keep them from being their true authentic selves.

Did you notice that all the statements above keep us limited and narrow our options?

My goal is first for myself to be free and then to help other artists be free too. Because as long as we’re walking around limiting our expansiveness, we suffer. And everyone else suffers too.

I see artists get trapped in seemingly small confusions like: “What genre should I paint? I’m loving painting all kinds of different things, but maybe that’s not the right thing to do?”

Confusions like these are an attachment to how we should be or what the right answer is in order to be a real artist that fits in with the art crowd. Words like should and right are key trigger words that we’re narrowing our possibilities.

Here’s a technique I use when these attachments try to trap me. I encourage you to do the same exercise:

Envision your future self five years from now.

Deep breath.

Really see where you are. What you look like and what you’re doing.

When you feel total peace and connected, ask her/him for advice on your confusion. “Future self, what advice do you have for me about this?”

This is the inner wisdom of our true authentic self. Her answers will ALWAYS feel expansive. Meaning the answer will make you feel open, free, and not limited.

So she/he might say, “Paint whatever you’re inspired to paint. Be free. Everything else will take care of itself.”

If the answer comes back narrowing and feels fearful – then you’re still trapped in fear and false identity.

It’s a daily practice to be free and to find your own authentic artistic voice. But it’s so worth it! The reward on the other side of freedom is expansion, possibility, and trust in your true self.

If you’re interested in working with me further to gain this freedom and trust in yourself I’m happy to help. I’ll be opening my Finding Your Artistic Voice course next month! Get on the waiting list here to be the first to be notified:

Love in Light, Kelli

2 thoughts on “Discover one technique I use daily to get free of limiting beliefs. Now’s the time to expand and find your true artistic voice.

  1. Hi Peggy! Yes, of course! For this particular course, it doesn’t matter what medium you use since the course is focused on finding your artistic voice rather than specific painting technique 🙂

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