This was the first attempt I ever made at drawing a spirit guide. During a class exercise at Arthur Findlay College, I had done a reading where a fellow student's spirit guide had come through with a message for her. She had not previously known of that guide and really wanted to understand more of what I had "seen." Since I had brought some pencils and a drawing pad with me, I spent my free time between classes trying to draw something for her. This is what I came up with, and I've included it in the gallery to help developing mediums see the progression of my drawing abilities as I learned to blend more with spirit.
In Spring 2015, I felt an internal voice prompting me to try drawing again. I was at times beginning to get brief glimpses of clairvoyant images, and perhaps more importantly, I was beginning to trust my claircognizance -- just knowing without "seeing" the way non-mediums and newly developing mediums often envision that others see. This guide that I call "Scout" had begun to appear quite regularly around this time. A friend would see him more often than I did when we were doing readings for each other. I decided to do this sketch. I worked on it for days. I could hear him tell me that it was "pretty good" for a start but that it wasn't quite right. What looks like a mask is actually face paint. He told me that he didn't wear it often and the red is wrong, but it was a way to help me define the eyes since I couldn't seem to allow myself to draw them.
I put the drawing aside and didn't attempt another drawing of a person or a guide for several months, thinking that this was the best I could do without taking some art classes. So I focused on other things until at the beginning of May 2015, Spirit prompted me strongly to pick up a graphite block, an eraser, my very basic chalk pastels and a drawing pad. These drawings flowed out within a matter of a week. Some took hours to get down in a way that satisfied spirit. Others flowed onto paper in 5-7 minutes.
This spirit guide was drawn during a practice class where we asked for a guide of someone in the class. She came to me before we finished meditation. I drew the initial drawing in 5-6 minutes but she kept making me revise her shoulders and the upper body ... each time a little thinner and a little more petite. Then she showed me gardening tools and her caring for a rose garden, so I drew the rose. It turned out that this was the instructor's grandmother who died when the instructor was a very young child and is also one of her guides. The instructor laughed as I said that this woman wanted to help her with gardening, that she'd loved to nurture her roses. That morning, the instructor told me, she had purchased rose bushes to put on her balcony even though she usually doesn't have much luck growing things.
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