Building on Emily Christenson’s fifteen years of working directly with the Earth and natural world in her artwork, The Painted Message is a series of ongoing mixed media paintings made for personal healing. Through a shamanic journey Emily is guided into imagery and symbolism that becomes translated into messages and visual language. She uses this imagery to create your unique descriptive painting as a record of these messages to be used for personal healing and growth.

Shamanic healing methods have been documented for tens of thousands of years, and are still practiced worldwide by both indgenous peoples and those who are called to do this work. In shamanic practice the aspect of illness is addressed through the idea that there is disharmony in a person’s life on a spiritual level. By making a shamanic journey outside of time and space into what is called “non-ordinary reality” or a universe parallel to our own, the shaman is met by spirit helpers in the form of human teachers or animals. It is actually these compassionate spirits who perform the healing work though the shaman who is only acting as a conduit.

Through her journeys, Emily Christenson opens a window by making a painting where you may receive messages for both long-term and present time healing and direction. Through mark-making, visual imagery and automatic writings she passes along these painted messages and written words for your interpretation to understand and grow in a personal healing piece of artwork. This work can be done both in person as a studio visit, or long distance and the finished painting will be shipped with a follow up phone call. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a Painted Message painting please contact Emily Christenson at emilyc@emilychristenson.com

View THE PAINTED MESSAGE PORTFOLIO PAGE 
 to see examples of some of these many unique works of individual healing. 



TESTIMONIALS:

 

The experience could be defined as a gentle awakening that can take some time to absorb and process. When working in the world of Spirit, often we are given messages that make us stop, breathe and gather ourselves differently. This Painted Message was one of these experiences for me. The art reflected an external energy around me, I feel, more than an internal phenomenon, so, as we cannot see this ourselves, it is helpful to know "what is helping" us or "in the way." I had many orb-like energies and feel like the knowledge of that is helpful knowing Spirit world is there and energetically protecting and guiding me.  
Blessings Kathleen Collins http://kathleencollinscounseling.com



My beautiful painting from Emily with The Painted Message is nothing short of incredible. The messages she received for me are helpful and spot on with where I am at in my journey. She channeled a written message for me that I have come back to several times over the past couple of weeks, to help guide me in some decision making. The images and symbols that were painted have direct meaning for my life at this moment. There are still hidden messages that will reveal themselves as time passes. The painting is beautiful, and I reflect back on it multiple times throughout the week. Thank you so much for this amazing gift.     ~Molly Price  https://www.floatqc.com


This visual message from Emily was so transforming! She wanted me to think about letting go of time spent waiting for things to change and get better, that I can change things now. This was a very special gift for a beautiful rebirth & renewal in me. My painted message painting was of a comet which was blazing in the dark night sky. Half of the painting was filled with beautiful bright stars which were infinite. Included was the Phoenix Rising which she said can burn on forever, or it can change its course and put out the energy, changing it to something else. At this time in my life, it was so meaningful and appropriate. I will look at it always as my unique message from a creative Messenger, Emily. A page from my journal of life!  - Jacki Olson



I found the experience to be exhilarating and relaxing at the same time. My body felt so free from tension and anxiety. The drumming was very soothing and quite enjoyable. Plus being in Emily's gallery is so cool! She really hit my reflections and meditations spot on. I still can't figure out how she did that. The painting she did, just for me, is beautiful. It's something I will treasure forever! Seriously...how did she know that my favorite aunt's name was Frances? – Linda Sykes



I had the most insightful experience with @untitled_dialogues_. Emily is a beautiful artist who journeyed for me and did a painted message. I have tried a lot of healing modalities and this is my favorite. She has a gift. Not only is she incredibly talented, but humble. – Jenni Ruud











  

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Building on Emily Christenson’s fifteen years of working directly with the Earth and natural world in her artwork, The Painted Message is a series of ongoing mixed media paintings made for personal healing. Through a shamanic journey Emily is guided into imagery and symbolism that becomes translated into messages and visual language. She uses this imagery to create your unique descriptive painting as a record of these messages to be used for personal healing and growth.

Shamanic healing methods have been documented for tens of thousands of years, and are still practiced worldwide by both indgenous peoples and those who are called to do this work. In shamanic practice the aspect of illness is addressed through the idea that there is disharmony in a person’s life on a spiritual level. By making a shamanic journey outside of time and space into what is called “non-ordinary reality” or a universe parallel to our own, the shaman is met by spirit helpers in the form of human teachers or animals. It is actually these compassionate spirits who perform the healing work though the shaman who is only acting as a conduit.

Through her journeys, Emily Christenson opens a window by making a painting where you may receive messages for both long-term and present time healing and direction. Through mark-making, visual imagery and automatic writings she passes along these painted messages and written words for your interpretation to understand and grow in a personal healing piece of artwork. This work can be done both in person as a studio visit, or long distance and the finished painting will be shipped with a follow up phone call. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a Painted Message painting please contact Emily Christenson at emilyc@emilychristenson.com

View THE PAINTED MESSAGE PORTFOLIO PAGE 
 to see examples of some of these many unique works of individual healing. 



TESTIMONIALS:

 

The experience could be defined as a gentle awakening that can take some time to absorb and process. When working in the world of Spirit, often we are given messages that make us stop, breathe and gather ourselves differently. This Painted Message was one of these experiences for me. The art reflected an external energy around me, I feel, more than an internal phenomenon, so, as we cannot see this ourselves, it is helpful to know "what is helping" us or "in the way." I had many orb-like energies and feel like the knowledge of that is helpful knowing Spirit world is there and energetically protecting and guiding me.  
Blessings Kathleen Collins http://kathleencollinscounseling.com



My beautiful painting from Emily with The Painted Message is nothing short of incredible. The messages she received for me are helpful and spot on with where I am at in my journey. She channeled a written message for me that I have come back to several times over the past couple of weeks, to help guide me in some decision making. The images and symbols that were painted have direct meaning for my life at this moment. There are still hidden messages that will reveal themselves as time passes. The painting is beautiful, and I reflect back on it multiple times throughout the week. Thank you so much for this amazing gift.     ~Molly Price  https://www.floatqc.com


This visual message from Emily was so transforming! She wanted me to think about letting go of time spent waiting for things to change and get better, that I can change things now. This was a very special gift for a beautiful rebirth & renewal in me. My painted message painting was of a comet which was blazing in the dark night sky. Half of the painting was filled with beautiful bright stars which were infinite. Included was the Phoenix Rising which she said can burn on forever, or it can change its course and put out the energy, changing it to something else. At this time in my life, it was so meaningful and appropriate. I will look at it always as my unique message from a creative Messenger, Emily. A page from my journal of life!  - Jacki Olson



I found the experience to be exhilarating and relaxing at the same time. My body felt so free from tension and anxiety. The drumming was very soothing and quite enjoyable. Plus being in Emily's gallery is so cool! She really hit my reflections and meditations spot on. I still can't figure out how she did that. The painting she did, just for me, is beautiful. It's something I will treasure forever! Seriously...how did she know that my favorite aunt's name was Frances? – Linda Sykes



I had the most insightful experience with @untitled_dialogues_. Emily is a beautiful artist who journeyed for me and did a painted message. I have tried a lot of healing modalities and this is my favorite. She has a gift. Not only is she incredibly talented, but humble. – Jenni Ruud











  

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