Thoughts behind my paintings - my message

I work with energy!

I think of my paintings as energy because they consist of colour, shape, symbols. All that is energy to me... and that translates into words... and sound! 
Each painting have their own message and each person may see this message completely different. It depends on where you are in your life... and each message is just as correct as my message.

Below you can read some of the messages the paintings are telling me.

More to come... I'm still uploading!

Title:             Turmoil
Medium:      Acrylic on paper
Size:              76 x 56 cm
Year:             2013
Message:

 

Sometimes our life feels like being at the centre of a big storm. Everything that possibly could go wrong does. When we think a clearing is on the way, we get thrown a new challenge… and all we want to do is to stand solid, rigid and fight what is coming.

 

But maybe that is not the best way to get us out of the turmoil? Maybe we simply need to keep low for a while, cocoon ourselves to give us enough focus to listen to our inner whispers and that which is more resourceful than our ego.

 

What if we learned from the bamboo or the palm tree… hanging on and bending with the wind? Could it be that we simply do not need to fight but rather bow, flex, listen and let go?

 

What turmoil in your life could you let go of by bending and listening?

 

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:             Pain of the Soul
Medium:      Acrylic on paper
Size:              56 x 76 cm
Year:             2013
Message:

 

Do you sometimes feel sad? Or a pain deep inside? May be in a way that you can’t really explain it with the logic of your mind?

 

Sadness and pain lures at the depth of our being… if we do not follow the true guidance of our soul. The pain comes from not staying true to who we are, from not listening to our own truth, from deceiving ourselves and not living our purpose. But when we stop deceiving ourselves and listen to the depth of the calls of our being, when we know who we are, the pain stops… and life can be like a dance of joy.

 

Did you ever ask yourself: Who am I? Why am I here?

 

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:             Collective Consciousness
Medium:      Acrylic on paper
Size:              56 x 76 cm
Year:             2013
Message:

 

We have probably all tried to feel lonely, lost or in some kind of despair. But did you ever feel the loneliness or despair of somebody else? Wondering how that is possible…?

Maybe it’s because we are all connected through the molecules and neutrons of the universe, through ether? Maybe we are connected through an unseen magic, a force bigger than we, a consciousness that we are all sharing at some level?

And if we were all connected as one, wouldn’t it be great if that ONE was a positive one?

What can you do to co-create a blissful collective connection with everybody around you?

 

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:             Peacefulness
Medium:      Acrylic on Paper
Size:              30 x 45 cm
Year:             2013
Message:

 

Life flashes by… sometimes fast, sometimes slow. When we are young we feel that everything takes an eternity and that we have plenty of time for what we need to do in life.

 

When we grow older it feels like time is speeding up and time somehow gets more precious. Yet we have the same 24 hours available per day as we always did. Could it be because we fill our lives with insignificant matters as we grow older?

 

Sometimes it’s the job, the business, the striving for position… but what happened to the gaps in time we had as kids where we did nothing? What happened to the moments of peacefulness?

 

Do you allow yourself gaps of time to stop your endeavours and envelope yourself in peacefulness?

 

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

 

 

Title:              Mind of the Soul
Medium:       Acrylic on Paper
Size:               76 x 56 cm
Year:              2013 

 

We think we feel… and when we feel we think. Two actions that we often link, yet, should we really think more… or feel more? And where in the body is it we feel what we feel?

 

Often in life we feel the urge to do certain things and sometimes it is something completely different to what we are normally  doing. We might feel a cry, a call, a sadness, a wish… or maybe a dream from deep deep inside.

 

It normally starts as a silent whisper… but our logic mind might not allow us to hear and feel it.  So we discard it… and the cry or the call continues if it is the voice of the soul and our purpose that we ignore. It will keep on calling for attention until we are in a position to hear it and start taking action.

 

Are you allowing yourself to feel what’s really on your mind and in your heart?

 

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

Title:             Intuitive Mind
Medium:      Acrylic on Paper
Size:               56 x 76 cm
Year:              2013 

Message:

 

Sometimes we put on a helmet of protection so we can’t hear what is really being said by others… or by ourselves!

 

Our whole life we have been conditioned to uniformity, to follow systems, schools, to set goals, to push our dreams aside for tomorrow… conditioned to conform, to study, to earn money and not really listen to our hearts. That’s why we might not feel confident, creative or good enough, especially if we are not like everybody else. But we are not like everybody else!

 

There is only one of each of us… and our intuition knows that!

Are you allowing yourself to listen to your intuition?

 

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:             Transcending Reality
Medium:       Acrylic on paper
Size:               76 x 56 cm
Year:              2013
Message:

 

Our reality is not always obvious even though it might appear so. We see… yet sometimes we don’t! We might think we want our world to be a certain way yet we don’t believe that this would be possible… so we can’t see it and to us it is not real! We might only see the negative, the bad and the ugly because we trained our mind to do so… but what about the good, can we see that? It’s just as real…!

What if we tried again and began to transcend the negative reality be replacing it with loving thoughts? By letting go of what is not supporting our being? By believing in the good of all and that love and goodness is everywhere we look?

What can you do to transcend the negative sides of your reality?

 

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

Title:   Clarity
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Size:  56 x 76 cm
Year:  2013

Message:



When we start the process of awakening to our true potential, we start to see things more clearly. We lift off a layer of blur and confusion, little by little, as we develop our sense of self. Eventually, we will clearly know who we are and what we are here on this planet for.
When we get this knowing about ourselves, we will also start developing the ability to see and know about other things because we are more universally interconnected. But we must be open to trust and listen to the tiny signals we get.
Are you open to listening to the clear insights you are getting? Do you have clarity?


Copyright © Charlotte Donvang





 

 

 

 

Title:   Ascension
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Size:  56 x 76 cm
Year:  2013

Message:



We are all supposed to go through some kind of ascension in our lives… the question is, what is your ascension process like?
Moving out of disconnect and confusion, away from greed and separation from self is an important step for a meaningful development in this life. Our world is already ascending to a more positive place.
With unconditional love as a companion we can get out of the darkness and into the light… our own light as well as universal light. Because that is what the world needs: More love and more light.
Are you ascending yourself into a loving being?


Copyright © Charlotte Donvang





 

 

 

Title:   Awakening
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Size:  56 x 76 cm
Year:  2013

Message:



Now is the time where people awaken, not only as a routine in the morning or after sleep but truly awaken from confusion and the feeling of separateness to their true purpose and full potential as well as global love and unity.
The awakening of this global consciousness started from love and with one individual, then it moved to the next and so it is moving on and on… until we are all in a divine state of love and interconnectedness. The process is happening each and every time we open our hearts with love… for others, for nature, animals, situations, the world, new concepts and for self. Our benefit is that with the awakening we will be living in joy!
Did you start your awakening? Are you opening your heart with love?


Copyright © Charlotte Donvang





 

 

Title:   The Journey
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Size:  56 x 76 cm
Year:  2013

Message:



Life is a discovery and a journey… and like any other trip, it’s the journey that’s important, not the destination itself.

The same goes for relationships… they are journeys that constantly evolve, mature, progress and change, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse, as life travels through time and space. Each little step and hickup in the journey is there for us to evolve ourselves.
With a conscious focus and unconditional love , we will blossom and sow new seeds, babies or projects that in turn will go through the journey, constantly evolving in a continous cycle of life.
Are you ready for your journey? Are you ready for it to evolve?

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang





 

 

Title:   Love Journey
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size:  81 x 81 cm
Year:  2012

Message:



Life is a journey… and a dance. A dancing journey in progress with time, places, moments, people, experiences… yet we often seem to forget that life is here for us to be enjoyed rather than fretted about, embraced rather than forced.

We are here to go through life in respect of the journey our individual lives follow. And as we are here for a purpose we must find it. Finding our purpose is a lot easier when our journey in life is filled with love, with love for self, for time, places, moments and all the different experiences we have. Because it’s all this that makes us uniquely us. Love is the key!
What are you doing to make your life a journey filled with love?


Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

Title:   Embrace
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size:  81 x 81 cm
Year:  2012

Message:



Life is such a gentle creature yet we sometimes forget to pay attention to it. Sometimes we even take life for granted and completely ignore the beauty in the moments we experience. It is the small moments that makes our lives uniquely ours… whether we consider a particular moment good or bad, it’s still a moment and it has a meaning for us.
In reality there are no good or bad moments, they are all there for us to embrace because they shape us into who we are. It could be a child’s smile on a rainy day, the kindness of a stranger, the tear of an elder, the death of a friend. It could be a door opened… or a door shut… but it’s a moment and that moment could be our quantum leap in life.
Are you embracing the moments in your life?


Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

 

 

Title:   Enjoyment
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size:  61 x 61 cm
Year:  2012

Message:



For some, one of the simple pleasures in life is enjoying a glass of wine. For others, that would be a luxury… however, they can still enjoy the pleasures of life!
When we think of enjoyment we often associate certain conditions with it, conditions which are costly! But why not try and focus more on the free enjoyments in life? Why not focus more on what matters most… life itself!
If we are here, we are alive! And when we decide that it is our desire to feel joy, and we start paying attention to the joyful moments, we will exude an energy of enjoyment. Which in turn, will attract more of it!
Are you seeing, feeling and acknowledging the joy in your life?


Copyright © Charlotte Donvang





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:   Sharing   (above, red)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size:  160 x 50 cm
Year:  2012

Message:



Sharing is something which normally makes us feel good. Most of us like to share a meal with family or friends to feel togetherness. We share our thoughts when we are in doubt about what to do, or when we feel very happy. We also share clothes or shelter when we have and others don’t. Sharing is a natural part of human life.
But do we share enough? Do we share our truths with others? Do we share from the heart? If we do, how come there are so many lonely people?
Are our friends really friends or just acquaintances? Are we sharing enough of ourselves to allow our family, friends and colleagues to connect with us in a deep and meaningful way?
What can you start sharing to connect deeper and more meaningfully with others?


Copyright © Charlotte Donvang



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:   Heart of Gold   (above, green)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size:  160 x 50 cm
Year:  2012

Message:



We often link the expression a heart of gold with the act of giving physical gifts as well as being at service and helping others. A person with a heart of gold is a person of who gives with love.
Oftentimes however, we don’t allow ourselves to have a heart of gold… maybe because we don’t feel we have anything to give. But we all have something to give. We can give time, attention, a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on. With a pure heart we can give of our wisdom, which is something we all have. And the simplest, yet one of the most difficult things, is to give love.
The more we allow ourselves to give, the better we will feel. Eventually it will become an automatic action and before we know it, others will feel that we have a heart of gold!
Are you allowing yourself to have a heart of gold? What did you do today for others?


Copyright © Charlotte Donvang



 

Title:   Universal Balance
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size:  81 x 81 cm
Year:  2012

Message:



The world is in turmoil… wars, flooding, drought, famines, mud slides, vulcanoes erupting. It is like the whole Universe is in revolt… purging, vomiting, complaining. We can almost sense that the Universe is sick and saying: “Enough is enough… stop it!”
To help Mother Earth, what we all must be seeking is inner balance because a balance in our outside World starts with us... on the inside! We can’t leave world peace, sustainable living and love to the politicians or the people in “power”. WE ARE the power. We are the ones to create universal balance. We are the ones we have been waiting for.
What balances are you trying to create today? What is your contribution to universal balance?


Copyright © Charlotte Donvang



 

Title:   Elemental Balance
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size:  81 x 81 cm
Year:  2011

Message:



When the elements are raging we often feel that we get affected as human beings… most of the time we tend to think that we are experiencing “bad weather” which affects us negatively.
More often than not it is actually our own mood that makes us see a particular situation, such as the weather, as raging elements… we may be in a particularly “bad” or raging mood because otherwise we would see the situation as just a situation! Consequently, when we manage to balance ourselves as human beings it is also more likely that we will experience balance in the elements around us, elemental balance.

Can you balance yourself to see everything and all elements in balance too?

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang





Title: Celestial Balance

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size:  81 x 81 cm
Year:  2011

Message:



Sometimes we find that life looks chaotic… because nothing happens the way we would like it to. We may feel that things are happening to us and that we have no will, or we simply can’t seem to make things happen our way!
In the midst of chaos we will often find that while one element looks threatening on its own, in unison with other equally strong elements everything can suddenly fall into balance. It feels like the flow of energy suddenly changes for no apparent reason… other than the presence of celestial energies which makes us flow into a new state of heightened elevation and balance. It’s not necessarily a search for balance that brings it to us… but the tuning out of the negative focus which will make our own energy change so we can open up our soul to the celestial balance we all have within us.
Did you ever tune out and find your own celestial balance in the midst of chaos?

Copyright © Charlotte Donvang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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