Here’s how I did yours --- the way I do all of them: specifically, I thought of the two of you as a couple, and then relaxed into a light trance, in which I “see with my heart.” This is the way I can see the energy flowing and moving. As I began to see intuitively, I started the painting, and simply continued until I couldn’t see any more of your energy flow. Ordinarily I begin to receive words, songs, and chants which I express and audiotape, but here, I held back to maintain your privacy. When I do an Energy Portrait, I open myself completely to the other person’s whole life, and I often experience a rush of emotions, pictures of possible moments in the person’s history, and I also feel and see the other person’s hopes and dreams, fears, and wounds. The Energy Portrait process is really a kind of soul reading. Because of this, I never do one unless I have been asked to. This includes my offering to do them for people and people accept … in any case, it’s always with the person’s permission. Each Energy Portrait shows different colors and shapes in the various areas of the physical and energy body, but patterns do exist, and your Energy Portrait includes some of those patterns. One of the words I use to describe the areas of the portrait is “Chakra.” It’s a Sanskrit word and is used to denote the body’s energy vortices, or centers of concentrated physical and emotional energy. The enclosed diagram shows your Energy Portrait with the various chakras and their general associations. Here’s a more specific interpretation of exactly what your flow of energy, combined as a couple, shows:
The yellow shows that the predominant nature of your higher consciousness is clear-headed and given to strategic thinking. The blue shows that you are aware of and committed to being open-minded and that this open-mindedness leads you to being very service-oriented in the way you conceptualize your lives. The white spiral in the middle illustrates your strong, intuitive, central connection to the divine as your main link to higher awareness. This white spiral means that no matter what is going on in your life, you maintain a constant, whether conscious or unconscious, communication with God and your higher awareness of possibility, and this constant link keeps you aware and present in the stream of your life.
The flush of pink is an indication that affection is what you show to the world as your mode of greeting and self-presentation.
The blue area with the more intense blue circle in the middle shows that you maintain a strong, even, centrally moderated flow of conscious, articulated thought and verbal expression. The circle is like a roundhouse: the thoughts and feelings you have are incorporated into an acceptable pattern (acceptable to you) before they are released into the world --- so you don’t say or even think consciously of all the ideas and feelings you have; you edit them (as do most people) before releasing them to your conscious thoughts and to those around you. But you do release them; the breadth and gentle form of the color across this section shows that there is no substantial restriction or blockage.
I love looking at heart chakras, as they show so clearly the two main modes of how we feel and express love. Pink means that you feel and show affection. Green means that no matter whether you do feel affection or love for others consciously (and because I know you I happen to know that you do), you in fact show love for others by being generous with that nourishing energy we call love. I liken the green in a heart chakra to the drawbridge in a castle being lowered s all the people can come and find safety in the castle. People with a lot of green in their heart chakras do this. It’s very interesting --- I’ve seen people whose hart chakras have no pink – meaning that the feeling of love as affection isn’t strong --- but a preponderance of green shows that in fact these people are beacons of safety and nourishment for others. Yours combines the two. Now --- in a couple, this may well mean that one person has a lot of affection and the other has a lot of the nourishing kind of love, or it may mean that the two kinds of love exist in both.
Here’s where I will tell you something about the process of my doing your Energy Portrait that was different than the others that I do:
Solar Plexus Chakra:
Whereas the green in a person’s heart chakra broadcasts itself as a feeling in others of being very safe in your presence, the solar plexus is where you, yourself, maintain the feeling of safety. Your combined solar plexus shows a deep orange --- a powerful, steady, enthusiastic confidence that permeates your existence with apparent ease. There is a steady, unchallenged flow of safety that means that as you go along, you don’t have to shore up your sense of safety in order to move forward in your lives. As you know, many people seem always to be held back by uncertainty and fear. Not you! Part of the configuration that shows the source of that strength in you can be seen in the copper-colored metallic symbols in the orange. Those symbols are indications (whenever and wherever they appear in an Energy Portrait) of specific pieces of understanding that you embody in your multidimensional consciousness – in the complex of layers of knowing, understanding, and memories that come from the vast, interconnected experiences that make you the way you are.
I can explain this idea more this way: there are many versions of you as a couple, and of each of you, floating around in your whole self. Think about how it feels when you suddenly “come back” from daydreaming. It feels as if you are being pulled back into “real life” from an entirely different realm. Some people are comfortable with this explanation: you are being pulled back from an entirely different realm, a realm in which, in fact, the “you” who is aware is connected to but living a separate life from the “you” who lives here and now. Other people are more comfortable with an explanation like this: daydreams are our forays into other rungs of consciousness. Choose which one you can work with for the purpose of this explanation of those symbols. The symbols are artifacts, or expressions of patterns you use, in those other realms, or in those other lives you are living. They are a kind of code. I have never taken the time or made the effort to intuitively decode them, but I see these symbols appearing in other intuitive artists’ work.