Night Meditation

Night Meditation

Large Abstract painting

54 x 41 inches

Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Canvas

This piece is titled Night Meditation and is based on my night ritual of falling asleep. I have been suffering from sleep paralysis, insomnia, lucid dreams and lucid nightmares most of my life. When I was young I would be able to choose my dreams overnight, but as I got older I started getting stuck in between consciousnesses which is known as sleep paralysis. I discovered meditation after a traumatic event and knew I needed healing.

This piece was made only a month or two into my meditation practice. What would happen to me when I closed my eyes at night I was feel a JOLT of fear (because sleep was always so stressful). As I settled into the meditation practice it became easier and softer. This is a visual representation of my experience.