Dragons, dragons everywhere…bringing in new energies of expansion and wisdom!

Have you ever entertained the notion of having your own guardian dragon? This has been an artistic focus of mine for over 2 years now in painting dragons for individuals, each as unique as the person commissioning them. This magical and quite joyful process has deepened my connection with others and with their multidimensional realities. To understand dragon speak is to intuitively play in the dragons world of magic and possibility…..to be innocent, free and to explore realms and dimensions of growth and transformation together. This is dragon #13. A very heartfelt, embracing energy of going within to empower others to live their best lives. There is great wonder and magic afoot with this dragon! (shown with the owners permission) Enjoy! You can find out more about this delightful process by going to my website at Soul Paintings…remembering your magnificence – Living Works Studio

A WORLD WITHOUT WALLS-an inward journey

Hi family and friends!  It has been a long season since I have written. Please know that you are in my heart and that distance holds no boundaries in this eternal divine web of love and light.

I thank you and I am blessed beyond measure with your generosity and kindness as I have worked energetically, socially and lovingly with you these many years.

My journey with Jon, traveling fulltime in the motorhome, has been seven years now!!  Wow, so amazing with lots of contrasting colors in this dance we call life!!  While I have seen and experienced beautiful poetic wonders of landscape, the journey of my inner landscape has become even richer and treasure laden.  On this trek of consciousness in play, I have been honored to meet a kaleidoscope of incredible and loving, generous people.   Rich and savory have been our connections and filled with joy and wonder.

So,..the wall……

This weeks turbulence has become a resonating catalyst of frequency and vibration. As such, I have given myself the gift of time and attention to go into many untapped feelings of darkness and the dwelling within of both loss and grief.  I am allowing “what is” the simplicity of my heart and its feeling nature. I am also discovering and I am being nourished by these necessary, though uncomfortable pieces of this jigsaw puzzle of a life.

As many of you know, our son Sean died quite unexpectedly when he was four as a result of a sand cave-in.  This tragedy dramatically changed our family forever.   At the same time this gift of knowing and losing him shifted my focus from the seen perspective of content and form in the world to a space which is vibrant and rich in spirituality, where there is a knowing and holding of greater purpose and design in the unseen but felt.  As many of you know, this has been expressed through my love and passion of intuitive painting and energy work for the last 20 years.

Days before Sean died he came to me and with the sweetest most innocent voice  said, “When are the walls of the house coming down mommy?”  He knew and I knew of his impending mission.  Those words spoken created a momentum to change his fleeting “in the blink of an eye” loving existence on this planet and to set me on a new course.

I am embracing these words today as I write this, as they have been echoed this week by a conversation that I had with some of my living mentors of love.

“When are the walls of the house coming down?”  These words have floated through my consciousness over and over for weeks now.

Clearly for many in this time and space, there is the lingering feeling that the walls of our home and hearth are coming down as we have known them. I am a witness to what is being perceived and I am hearing these words resonating in voice, in government, health, our livelihood, our way of being and our living in this world. Nothing it seems will ever be the same is repeated like a bell clanging to wake all after a long winters sleep.  To me, the walls of the house are coming down and now the question that arises is what choice am I going to make to move forward consciously and in freedom with my own designs, created boundaries and love story?

I realize that I have an amazing opportunity to now envision and create the world that I want to see and experience.  I can do this through the gift of my presence and my wanting and desiring more for myself, my family and my world.  This is my legacy, my inheritance and my birthright as a spark and manifestation of a loving God.

I am choosing to remember and embody this luminous nurturing world that I am a part of.  There is a foundation of love, respect, support and freedom that is inspiring me to “be” successful and to know how deep and wide and loving the “I am” substance of God is as my true design and love story. …the one beingness of source.  I am a creative unique expression manifested of this one love and so are you.  There is no separation in this…we just wear different costumes.

My desire and focus continues to awaken more and more to this truth within every playful cell and fiber of my being. Like our son Sean, who embodies the essence of  innocence, play, inquisitiveness, wisdom and a love for our all life and creature, I am choosing to live into the true, the beautiful and the good.  I am creating a new space with envisioning luminous inclusive transparent movable walls of thriving in joy, love, prosperity, artistic creations and exploration in the Beingness of I Am.

May we all envision and create through the “I Am God Presence” a world humanity, that is com passionate , kind,  loving, honest and caring.   A satisfying peaceful place that brings a smile to our faces when thought of and that we embrace in equality wholeheartedly through the light of our truth and knowing within in our authenticity.

 I am so grateful and thankful for each of you and your presence in my life.

grace and gratitude, Teresa

I also wish to share a few beautiful friends gifts and resources for exploration!

Sourcing The Way • Enlightening Journeys & Expeditions

Uplifting Articles, Talks, and Transmissions


Also Jeff  has created an engaging platform named “Embodying the transformed world”    which is intending exploration  and vibrant connection and much much more…This is an ongoing participation on zoom…. sessions beginning Jan. 24th  still a few spots available I understand. 

For manifesting your dreams and desires in a playful, easy and spectacular way!….My dear soul sister, Priya Beatte Laasch has a great fb group to connect with at the site Illuminaissance Community Mindset & Manifestation Mastery.  It is a fun group of amazing individuals intending prosperity and wellbeing for everyone through our own personal growth and transformation.  Illuminaissance.org

And my latest offering for 2021!

“Creatrix” Energy work with painting – Your authentic blueprint through the Akashic Records » Healerly 

The spirit of Hearth and Home painted

the essence of a Floridian bungalow

dusk serenity in Maine

midnite magic in Colorado

Painterly energies and impressions of your home’s “essence”!

This becomes a unique and loving reminder of the special qualities of your home, painted in acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil on canvas or watercolor paper.

How do you begin this co-creation? We have a chat on the phone to connect, and you can share with me your feelings and impressions about your home. We decide on price and size specifics. You email me photos of your property.
I paint the essence of the house and the specialness that you have conveyed to me. You receive, hang and enjoy! A wonderful gift too!

A magical day of play and discovery!

      yes, that is it….

…a day of creative play and energy work!

All of the things that make the heart sing!!!  I fortunately was introduced to a beautiful healer /energy worker in Broomfield Colorado.  Her name is Leanne Holitza and she owns and operates “The Healing Studio”.   One thing led to another, as so often it does with magic, and we did readings for each other.    You can see more info about Leanne’s studio and her wonderful  and intuitive energy work at http://healingstudionow.com/events 

Through this meeting Leanne and I are collaborating on some informative and transformational events that are coming up in August.   I wanted to share with you, my faithful friends what I am offering.  I have wanted to reach out to the healing community while we are here and this will be a great way to share in Leanne’s talents and to do soul paintings as well as attune people in the Reiki I and II.  I have over the years seen such healing and transformation that it is time to offer these gifts of light once again.

How Akashic Records, Soul Paintings and Subtle Energy Fields Heal

August 5th 10 – 11 am.

This complementary session is offered by Leanne Holitza and Teresa Dunwell to put you in touch with the powerful world of energy healing and how you might benefit. Teresa will offer a talk on the grace and importance of the Akashic records during this time in our evolution. She will help you to understand the Akashic records and soul painting, what they are and how they can help you in this lifetime to release habitual blocks that have kept you from living your life to the fullest, and integrate this understanding into your awareness. This is done through the grace of forgiveness and empowerment which is translated into an understanding of the creation of a soul painting. Leanne will talk more about how your belief systems and your subtle conversations your energy has with the world, impacts what you experience and create in your life.  She will cover a brief idea on how to get started shifting things.

Individuals who register and attend the workshop, will be offered the opportunity to book a one-on-one session for a discounted rate of $110 for a 60 minute soul-painting session with Teresa or a reading with Leanne, later that day. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.   click on The Healing Studio at 303-881-0796

Reiki Level I and II Workshop

August 18th: 6 – 10 p.m. and August 19th: 9:30 am – 7 pm

Reiki I and II workshops will be taught together as it is increasingly been proven that this gives each student more comprehensive skills to not only use Reiki for self-improvement but also allows them to help others right away.

If you are interested in learning an effective method for  relieving stress and anxiety, reducing pain and promoting healing, if you are looking for something to help you with spiritual growth, this workshop can help you.

The workshop size is kept small (3-6 people) to provide more attention to each student to make sure YOU get all the attention you need.  You will learn Reiki I and Reiki II with Teresa Dunwell who is not only a Reiki Master Teacher, she is also an Akashic Level III reader, Magnified Healing practitioner and soul painter. She has practiced in the Lafayette/Boulder/Denver community for over 20years.

Cost: $375, spot reserved after payment is received. Materials provided.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.   click on https://thehealingstudio.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentType=3671535


A Guiding Hand

giving me a hand

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…   A moment of weakness (we all have them)..yes?  There is a self-deprecating thought that rolls through and is sticky like molasses on a hot and humid day.  “So I am no Picasso, Matisse or Michaelangelo.”

 I muse….unsatisfyingly and prepare to paint.

 There is no measuring up or comparison to these great Masters and yet the doubt in my self makes its timely arrival once again.

 I pick up my brush and offer to be an open vessel for Spirit.   The painting begins to flow….the valley, the hills, feeling the freedom of just painting for the joy in it.  Music is playing as my brush moves across the paper and suddenly a hand is revealed…that great aha…… then a line becomes the brush and the landscape becomes the palette.   All of this under my watchful gaze has taken form quite to my surprise.

  As the hand appears,  I am reminded, once again,  that there is a mysterious, incredibly beautiful guiding force.  Something that breathes life into everything and gives each of us a “hand up” in life.  This guidance helps us to re-member that it is our soul’s purpose and greatest delight to find our authentic voice and there is  mystery in that so deep and so profound that our consciousness has a hard time excepting this formidable truth.

and so……I shall create for the joy, the love, the freedom in each moment and know that by living my joy and my passion, my path will be made clear and I will be guided by that loving mysterious hand.

.  I am not Picasso or Michaelangelo…I am Teresa.

A big universal hug!


let us all consider giving a certain someone including the Universe a nice big hug!  http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

Have you ever received a hug so grand that you felt loved by the whole of the universe?    I have a dear friend who offered this to me in a moment of not knowing what the heck I was up to and belaboring my decision to take this next giant step and move!  She came over on this particular morning  just to give me a hug.  She did not know that at that particular moment,  that is what I needed the most.  Through that hug, I have to say, I felt embraced with an instinct that no matter what, in every cell of my being I was cared for and that all was perfect in the chaos.

The universe holds those hugs for all of us in each moment of everyday…..  are we open to receiving them and do you know how powerful a hug straight from the heart can make someones’ day!  She did that for me….and I am grateful to you huggers’ in the world!  As we celebrate International Peace Day on Sunday and the People’s  Climate March in NY ( the largest climate march in history!)  ….let us all consider giving a certain someone including the Universe a nice big hug!  http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

The deepening stillness

The Morning Path

On this breezy September morn in Crestone Colorado

With every step that I take on this new path, I am steeped in the awareness of this infinite connection with everything and everyone.  This morning I am reminded that this connection feels like a painting that I did over 15 years ago named the Hologram of Love  or at times referred to as the Flower of Life.  As I walked I could feel myself shifting my awareness back and forth within the Flower of Life image.  The sounds of nature, the birds, wind, the gravel underfoot became color, the deafening welcome stillness in my spirit became the web of light that makes up  the painting.  This 6000 year old symbol was first discovered in Abydos Egypt.   The Flower of Life  is carved with laser-like accuracy on huge granite blocks in the temple walls and even through modern methods we are not able to replicate the delicateness of this pattern  today.  The temple was a subterreanean complex dedicated to Osiris, the god of the Afterlife, symbolizing death and regeneration.  

I am feeling inspired to paint from within this image!  Stay tuned!!!

The Hologram of Love…..available in print at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/teresa-dunwell.html

He’s a Soul Man!

He's got soul!

He’s got soul!

For those of you old enough to remember it,  this title is taken from a really cool song done by Sam & Dave called “Soul Man” .  It has a very upbeat 70’s tempo and full of syncopated surprises.  You can even hear the trumpets and horns proclaiming the “coolness of motown”.


This post is dedicated to the “cool” in a great being of light named Marty who allowed me to photo him with his new painting.   Marty and I began doing some Akashic energy work together and it led to this dynamic representational soul painting of his powerful energy.  Each painting that I do  is so unique to the individual.   Like an energetic tarot card it resonates with the vibration and frequency of  ancient energies as well as working with the soul in its transformation process.  The paintings have been described as portals that can assist others in re-membering their divine purpose and awakening them to their talents and abilities.

“Sessions with Teresa ushered me into a wonderful, new phase of my life, which culminated in this incredible painting.”

I have a feeling that it will take lifetimes for some of these paintings in soul to express their true content.   Of course, it gives me such great pleasure to serve others in this form, combining the “veiled oil” painting and the energy work.   I am just the channel for whatever colors or designs wish to come through as I believe from the minute the patron decides to have their painting done, the energy begins to percolate.




A vision held for 12 years has come true!!! Viva Andalucia!


In the luminous landscape of the outer journey!

In the luminous landscape of the outer journey!   The hills of Andalusia!

Mystical visions… they hold a spark….undeniably special and profound.  They hold an immeasurable tendency to reorganize your whole way of being in the world.  This wordless vision was the energy of “Andalucía”.

Today I stand as living proof that what you hold in creative awareness can manifest delightfully on this plane of planetary juiciness.  I have just come back from a months stay in Europe….visiting Switzerland, France and Spain….and yes “Andalucía”.   I have received the greatest of gifts in knowing and surrendering to the fact that language does serve its purpose but the heart breaks through all barriers among people and cultures.  As I do not possess the languages of French, Swiss or Spain in my repertoire,  I found this out very quickly.  My way was continuously studded with angels as bright jewels in a foreign landscape to lead me to my next destination through the regions of Francais and Espana.   I am eternally grateful for how the Divine manifests such perfect balance and freedom as I navigated the narrow streets of southern France, the metros of Paris (egads!!) and the generosity of the locals in the mosques and churches and streets of Spain! 

When you sink your teeth into a journey of this magnitude it is good to have both an “outer” map and quoting the advice of a cherished friend “an inner map.”  Let me explain….  in each location there was the route, the location, the how to get there.  There were many beautiful sites and sounds to enjoy.  I have taken a tram to the highest peak in France,  visited the finest museums of painting and sculpture, and heard the angleic harmonies of a Russian men’s choir in a towering cathedral of rose colored light.  While this was nourishing my senses and appreciation for unparralleled beauty what was weaving itself through my energetic blueprint was the inner map…of lifetimes remembered and spent in these mystical places.  Chartres, Montabaun, Carcassone, Toulouse.   These were places of healing, places of releasing, places of renewal.  All of these had been held in my consciousness as if coats of many colors and designs were being shed along the route on my way to the southern rolling, expansive light filled, olive laden hills of Andalucía.  I understand that it does not take one to travel to some foreign place to shed these coats but through this experience I feel that I was able to walk each step feeling more and more the anonymity of living as a member of the human race with no identification to bind and relishingthe inner journey the freedom of complete aliveness and sweet surrender.   I am grateful for the journey and all the beautiful people who crossed my path on the way.

More is to be unveiled…of that I am sure……right now I am enjoying the “joie de vie” and the visions and promise of new paintings!

Viva Andalucía!!




Creative spirit in the florida breeze

florida ala great memories 010One truly knows they are in relaxation mode when the painting journal is resurrected and there is both the time and the creative energy to paint to my hearts content!  Fort Meyers Florida is an amazing place of strong gulf coast breezes and radiant sunsets to fill the heart and the soul.  Jon and I encountered many angels along the way, specifically in our dear longtime friends, Steve and Maggie. They are so very gracious!

This being said………….

I just might have to succumb to the snowbird magic and take up part time residence to explore and paint. In Florida,  the colors are radiant bursts of light in form  and vibrate with the songs of the many birds that Jon and I had the privilege of viewing in their natural homeland waters.  There were a plethora of pelicans, cranes and my very favorite blue herons.  The tree aviarys on the water (cannot for the life of me remember their actual name)  are vibrant with spots of color in the shape of many feathered friends.    We also were blessed to see manatees, dolphins and to my delight… no gators, even though I saw many alligator and turtle crossings.

This small watercolor painting, from my journal was done in front of Steve and Maggies house, where daily they wake to an incredible view of the Collusahatchee River from their front porch!   Palm trees, long walks, and the sound of water lapping against the docks rocked my soul deeper and deeper into the quiet of what a vacation can truly be when you have no agenda and no serious timelines to be on the go.  This was a magical, creative, spiritual experience of healing and joy.  I am grateful to this Divine oneness that holds all of us within this silence.  No doubt about it….we will return to this tropical haven.