The method has its source in the Vedas. The Vedas describe universal laws, God, Cosmos and truth about human potential, and a way to reach it.
This ancient wisdom, which was born 5000 years ago, in a natural and simple way, assists the man awakening the inner power of creation that is hidden inside each man. For centuries, it was available to yogis and those fluent with Sanskrit.
Master Maharishi Mahesh Yogi wished that the wisdom is widely spread and is available to the Western people. He knew that this knowledge, the truth can set people free and make them live a happy life, in accordance with Universal laws.
He was looking for the right method to make it happen. In the 80ties he found the right person, Swedish artist-painter, Curt Källman, to whom he passed Vedic wisdom and 17 principles. Based on that, Curt elaborated a method of spontaneous painting thanks to which we are able to know the truth about ourselves and discover our own creative potential
You will not find those 17 principles written down anywhere. To understand them you need to have your own experience during painting, a creative process. If I present them now, they would be just simple words, but there is a great wisdom behind them.
What do we paint?
During Vedic Art workshop you express what you carry inside yourself, in your heart, you paint your life, things you love, things you desire, things you are afraid of and we want to be gone. The only inspiration in this process is our inner life and not what we may see outside.
The way we paint and behave during painting shows us very precisely how we create our life in daily life. The painting we may practice new behaviors, overcome our limits, for example, take a great size canvas and feel how it is to have great dreams and realize them. You may paint sorrow and transform it into joy.
You learn to be open for changes in life, as Life is nothing but change.
But mainly we learn to listen to our intuition. We give up control and let the hand paint spontaneously, with no effort...
Ending of the creative process is also very important. We take responsibility for our creation, we become Creator of our life. We build our own authority and learn not to be depended on somebody else’s’ opinion.
Finally, we accept ourselves, just as we are.
The Vedas says that every man has already all necessary resources and wisdom to realize our potential, we only need to remind what we forgot. The Vedas are the way to get back to us, to our Home, to our Higher Self.
Playing instead of achieving
In Vedic Art, it is all about playing and not so much about the result.
We are aware how much achieving is a part of our upbringing and every time again when we are beginning to paint we have to
let this go, otherwise, there is no FUN, only stress!
This is what Vedic Art is all about, painting with your heart and soul, no matter the result.
The amazing thing is that because of this, you can start to make things that will utterly surprise you, exceed your expectations and, the biggest magic of the 17 steps is that: what you experience while painting continues in your daily life ...
after all Vedic Art is the Art of Living.
Allowing is have the child eyes again.
"Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul." ~Friedrich Froebel~
“Play is the highest form of research.”