This was done in my Intro to Art Therapy Lesson Day 4 and I love sharing this and what i m going through. Today we started with a little mindfulness exercise and i was so relaxed that i felt i was sinking into a cloud. We sat on our chairs and put out hands on our laps close our eyes and regulate our breathing. And our art therapist calmly gave us directives, starting from our toes relax our all of our muscles, all the way up to our jaw, cheekbones, eyebrow.... I didnt realised that there areas where i could be so tense. After that, i was sinking more and more into my chair. She played some smoothing nature music (you know those with waves and nature sounds) and we were told to draw our current state. I took a piece of charcoal, place it down on the paper and i slowly drag it out in one direction. (in reponse to my calming state and the music) I repeated it on different papers until an image formed in my head. I was also inspired by chinese ink landscape painting at that point of time because those paintings are an reflection of the artist themselves. I drew and add in the eagle. Then I had wet wipes and i was curious what it could do, wet + charcoal, it gave me that arch line which felt like a rainbow to me. This eagle is flying in the misty mountains towards the rainbow into the distance. Then the verse came to my mind, "But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31. I made a connection that in our every life we are bombarded with so many things and we are affected my so many things. The mountains that are closer are our present moment. Those further is the future that we sometimes worry and are often unclear of, just like how it is shrouded in mist. But theres a rainbow a promise from God to Noah to save His people, a hope. I have faith that God will guide me. Our art therapist explained how amazing that everytime after a mindfulness exercise, people will do circles, repetitive patterns, finding order in a safe place.