The Art of Becoming Medicine.4

Here are two more paintings from Becoming Medicine: Pathways of Initiation into a Living Spirituality. The first is one of mine and the second one of Joseph Rael’s.

Rainbow Medicine Wheel, D. Kopacz c. 2016

Joseph told me that he uses four colors always in his rainbow paintings: yellow, orange, red, and blue – I follow his convention here.

Night Eyes of Direction Finder, Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) 2006

I love this painting of Joseph’s and it starts of Part I Separation (Seeking). Seeking is the start of everything, the start of the book, the start of life – the start of what we are trying to do at this very moment in history – seeking peace and love to move through these challenging times. The painting comes right before chapter 1, “Becoming Medicine.” Joseph’s quote we start off the chapter with is below:

“The thing I should have said in my books is that everyone already has their medicine. The way you become a medicine person is you practice who you are because you are already medicine. No one gives it to you, you are already it.”

(Joseph Rael – Beautiful Painted Arrow)

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