We all are working through our unique version of trauma from childhood!! From the pressure to boxify our personalities to gender assignments, we are all positively and negatively affected by our society. Our parents. Our ancestors. We are shaped by so many people from the youngest age to mirror and reflect the people who mold us! And when we grow up to be ourselves we are shunned by those people we love most.
How can we stop this cycle of pain and suffering with art? When we can recognize the journey of others, we start to forgive. Things that are in pain require twice as much love to heal! And it starts with you, my friend. If you are thinking right now about a relationship you just cannot heal because they’ve caused you too much heart ache, or they are dead, or not in communication; you can heal it simply by making art. The love you are giving yourself in the act of creation touches the inner child and nourishes your adult soul! You too deserve the sweet release of creativity.
Just remember, do not put pressure on your art. Because it is unlikely to be identical to the idealized version you have mentally concocted. The reason is, art is a collaboration between three parties: You, God (spirit), and the art materials themselves. Allow space for your co-collaborators to make their contribution and relish in the healing they want you to experience.
Keep open your heart and mind. And pray to your Highest Self for guidance, preferably when pen is at hand and paper is below ^_^ This way the result will always surprise and delight.