I Will Live Fearlessly from A Spirituality series, Printmaking Poster 2014

The autonomic nervous system's automatic response to threats seems to be at the root of all problems, creating relentless and constant fear within. It's a biological survival method, but now that we have secured ourselves at the top of the food chain, that reaction is triggered when we are threatened by insignificant things all day long, causing fear to consume our lives. Some people are just better equipped to deal with that fear than others; older souls know better how to control these reactions. Our mind is also what keeps us from pure consciousness; it drags us away from the present moment, the now. Your mind can terrorize itself with what ifs, buts and maybes, keeping you from your potential and your best self. 

This poster was inspired by the following words that I recite each morning as a part of my energy medicine routine:

This is a new day, one I have never experienced before. I will stay in the present and enjoy each and every moment while expanding my memory and increasing my intuition.

I love myself unconditionally and I will live fearlessly. I will recognize the divine in myself, and all others, and all things. I am magnificent. I will show kindness and compassion to myself and to others. 

Thank you 60 trillion cells for keeping me healthy, each and every one of you. 

Using the linoleum block I had cut from my Self Compassion piece from A Spirituality series, I created this four-run (2 linoleum runs, 1 letterpress run, 1 screen print run) poster in my Printmaking II course as a reminder for myself and others to have the courage to live fearlessly. The rough, energetic hand drawn "lessly" conquers the word "fear" by overlapping the blue text in gold ink. Because the ink is transparentized, you can also see the background image through the blue text when up close, a beautiful effect.