Here is the finished version of my new painting “Angelic Artist Superhero Focused on his Mission”. I came up with this archetype a couple of years ago in Norway, as I was digesting my then recent divorce. Then earlier this year, as I was digesting my breakup with Arianne in Thailand, I finally drew him on the canvas. But then it was only till I started travelling again, in my recent Hungary trip that I manifested him as a painting. The title of the piece pretty much explains the intentions of the painting, to stay focused, at this stage of my life, on my mission as a travelling artist, even if that can be a lonely path sometimes. It’s been a couple of years of hard self soul-work too, wrestling my demons (shown on the right side) purging them, and building a pyramid of light force-field that dosnt allow them back into my influence. Then on the left side are my 3 angels, shown as sirens, who have captured my heart at different times of my voyage, but who I also have to release. At the bottom is my ex-wife @valerie_tasherit , and on the top part are @themetanoist and @molassess_ , two 20 year old south Florida special girls (crazy synchronicity), one who paints moons, one who paints suns. I Love all 3 of them so much individually, yet they are not meant to fit into my journey and also who I shouldn’t rob from their own path. It’s a bittersweet situation with so much love, yet the first love has to be for oneself and for the blessed mission I’ve been given as a travelling artist servant. My art is my therapy in the process. If you resonate, and would want a print, they are already available on my @chrisdyerspositivecreations webstore. #travelling#angel#artist#mission#light#pyramid#acrylic#painting#therapy#focus#love#girls#demons#superhero#visionaryart
I have 3 part-time jobs (2 outpatient clinics and schools) on top of putting in full-time for developing Therapists Without Borders. 🤹🏼♀️ 4 part-time jobs if you count preparing photos for Instagram, which has been really neglected lately. I started this account as a way to photo-journal and document my trips. Since getting that camera you see there ⬆️ 1.5 yr ago, I think I’ve been to 11 countries with it and have only posted like 10 photos from those trips. I’ve been posting mostly older trips lately because they’ve been easier and less time consuming to do. Thank you for the continued support on here while I juggle so many things! 🤹🏼♀️ My life has been a crazy balancing act lately and this is a piece I need to get better at because I don’t want to neglect why I started this account in the first place, especially because it got me to where I am today with TWB. 🙌🏼⠀
Shoutout to @the.ot.movement for capturing a rare moment of me slowing down to actually look at my photos 📷
Calling up the weekend like.. 🤗
It’s Friday! The weekend is here! What’s something you’re excited about this weekend? Have any plans? What’s something that’s making you smile about the upcoming days? #commentbelow
Remember to be kind to you today. 💛
🌈trigger warning 🌈
Sexual violence / domestic violence is not something that only happens to “lower class” people . I am a well educated girl who was raised right & come from a middle class family.
Once a person gets in the cycle of abuse , it’s hard to break , it is normalized & you miss the red flag warning signs about people (an example I’ve heard is a girl gets hit by her dad growing up so she doesn’t notice as a warning sign with men & the possession is actually comforting )
I am a 3x victim of sexual violence (once as a minor ) 1 time survivor of domestic violence
I can see in the patterns of my own life how things spiraled from my first sexual assault which was actually my first kiss and how I lost my virginity (sorry over share but I gave a trigger warning )
I started to miss the signs of what is “normal” behavior in men in part because of my #mentalhealth Problems & in part because of my history of abuse & What I numbed myself to
I have a bachelors degree & am doing well now , the last assault was 4 years ago & I gave myself the gift of #therapy to become a better person & heal #healing#motivation#inspiration#domesticviolence#womensrights#wellness#healthylifestyle#healthychoices#therapy#bipolardisorder#mentalillness#mentalhealth#inspirational#wellness
Stress isn’t just an emotion – it’s also a physical response that can have consequences for the body.
Adverse childhood experiences are known to upset the regulation of what is called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which controls the release of stress hormones.
Prolonged elevation of these stress hormones can alter both the structure and function of the brain’s limbic system, which is the seat of emotion, behavior, motivation and memory. MRIs have found alterations in structures and connections within the limbic system both in people with a history of childhood maltreatment and people diagnosed with migraine. Stressful experiences also disrupt the immune, metabolic and autonomic nervous systems.
Both childhood abuse and migraine have been associated with elevation of c-reactive protein, a measurable substance in the blood (also known as a biomarker), which indicates the degree of inflammation. This biomarker is a well-established predictor of cardiovascular disease and stroke. #heal#mindbodysoul#therapy#nyctherapy#energypsychology#mindbodyconnection
@taylok this picture perfectly represents how you left us feeling after our mediation, bowl, reiki session last night. You ignite light, peace, and beauty with your gift. You’ve certainly triggered something beautiful within me and I can’t wait to see how that transpires. THANK YOU. ❤️❤️ #meditation#reiki#therapy#soulfamily#aware#awake#tribevibe#misskitty
Remember to take some time out of your busy schedule to do something that moves your soul. Unless that means putting pineapple on pizza. In that case go sit in a corner and think about your life decisions.
Just a reminder that Instagram is not real life. For every "shareable" photo, there is probably one of the person looking cross-eyed and in the middle of a sentence. People choose what they show the world, what they let the world read and see and hear and absorb from them. Don't let it fool you into thinking they don't have their own cross-eyed moments, or tears, or doubts, or sadness, or fear (hint: they do). Happy Friday, friends! 💛
The wisdom of nature. When a seed is in right relationship with sun, soil, water, and patience, it grows. Do your part and trust the process. These were once seeds and with time, they are manifesting into what we intended them to be when we began this garden. Your goals are your seeds... Plant what you want and trust the process! #Cejsorganicfarms#community#mentalhealthawareness#therapy
I left my heart at school today. Just like that 4 years go by and you are starting Pre-K. We spent the last 4 years preparing you for this very moment. I hope that you have a good day. I can't wait to hear all about it this afternoon.
That Person You Are Talking To☝🏼💞
I posted this picture yesterday and then ended up deleting it an hour later🤦🏻♀️. I wasn’t satisfied with the way I phrased the caption - it was a bit of a downer to read and that’s exactly the opposite of what I want my posts to be these days. So, I’ll try to say the same thing minus a few of those negative vibes (- still gonna be a cheesy one though):
The way we talk to ourselves within our own minds sometimes resembles the way that only internet trolls speak to other people. We can be harsh, ruthlessly insulting and cold towards ourselves, because we feel that’s what we deserve if we are not currently exactly where we want to be in life.
The thing is, that person you are talking to when you do that is the softest, kindest most innocent part of you. The part that doesn’t know how to defend itself yet and that can easily be discouraged through harsh words. It’s the part that WANTS to be good and do good by others. It doesn’t need to be shamed into the right behaviour, or punished for motivation, but it does need your support and it does need YOU to believe that things can always get better, and that some things that seem like they need to change are actually fine just the way they are.
If you show that part of yourself love, forgiveness, patience and support, you will be amazed at how quickly many of those things you’re feeling resentment about improve and how many of them won’t end up mattering at all.
The child within you looks at the world with an open mind and open heart. It’s still pure and expectant enough to hold on to your dreams, even when everything in the world has taught you to doubt. It comes up with the most creative ideas out of nowhere and has just the right timing. It knows how to connect easily with others, minus the masks, the small talk and the pretence. If you allow it, it will take you by the hand and lead you to the places most adults have long lost the ability to see, the ones where we all secretly still want to be❤️🧚🏼♀️
P.s. I think I let that little hand go for a moment yesterday, rushing myself instead of listening to my inner voice, but it’s never too late to reconnect.🙂💫