Every Artist Dips His Brush

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Yes, our world mirrors who we are back to us. For every action there is always and without fail, a consequential reaction.

When we get upset by something outside of us, our reaction kicks in. The reaction is most often a reflection of our inner state of ‘beingness’. It shows us that we have an inner wound to be healed.

Just as we can be unconscious of our wounds, we can also be unconscious of our strengths. If you are really drawn to the positive qualities in another person, you are being invited to own those same qualities in yourself. So being constantly aware is important in moving forward.

So too we find that the people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. What is meant by this is by way of an example is…. the critical thoughts you have of others are your own weaknesses too.

A relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth… if we look honestly at our relationships we can see so much about how we have created them and who we really are.


6 thoughts on “Every Artist Dips His Brush

  1. Suki x

    hi Kate
    This is a hard one!   Being married to an artist and being the strongest critic of his work, do I see myself reflected in his art?   Well he paints Pet Portraits!  A short while ago he was asked to do a picture of a Chiwawa, who was very old, blind, and thought she was a Rotwiler, vertually impossible to get a good photo of her as she hated the camera and knew when when I had it out, however I got the shot he did the painting and the owners are please.   But I hope the portrait is not a reflection of me!  LOL
    Love Suki x

  2. Coffee With Kate

    Giggle…….hello Suki and thanks for the comment. And I am sure you well know that the heading and introduction of this post is not specific to an artist per say, but to us all.
    thanks for the visit.

  3. Kenneth

     I DON’T try to figure out the HOW’s of it… that’s not my job! I only need to know WHAT I want, then, just follow my instincts and let the Universe figure out the how’s…
    This is my reaction to this post, so, dose anyone think I have a inner wound that needs healing. ?

  4. LAIRD

    Relationships also stifle and destroy growth. How many men are chained to paying off mortgages, tied to producing family wealth? How many women are pot-bound to the dictates of modern society? There is only one person who can release the inner self and that is oneself!!

  5. Judex

    Hi Kate,
    What a pleasure to read your page !
    Yes, indeed, critical thoughts, negative ones, never bring anything good !  
    As from 2008, I built a virtual shelf where i put all compliments and critics, too.  They all need stay on my virtual shelf for a while.  I realized that the Compliments are then more meaningfull and the Critics have lost their destroying power.  Those who criticized expect an immediate reaction.  When this is not they case, I guess they got their own bullet hard on their own forehead !
    Kate, take care,
    Judex. xxxx


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