About The Embracing The Mystery Painting

Embracing The Mystery

Embracing The Mystery, 2017.

Golden acrylics and Mixed Media on canvas.

40 x 30 cm.

This small painting was created in a few days after I dove deeper into working with the mind and the different voices of our sub-personalities that we all possess. I revisited a practice I learned about seven years ago by Genpo Roshi called “Big Mind Big Heart” in which you let the different aspects of yourself present themselves so that you can understand them better and ultimately unify your whole Self. This process gives access to our innate wisdom, compassion with ourselves, openness of mind and ability to shift perspectives. It brings about a greater presence and empowerment. We learn to appreciate the wisdom within all of our many sub-selves, even ones we tend to dislike or disown, like fear and anger.

The painting shows a dimmed but partially illuminated landscape of the subconscious mind. Our inner sphere where mystery lives and that we can never fully understand, but by approaching it gently we become more alive and connected to ourselves and the way we perceive and live life.


“These mountains

that you are

carrying, you were

only supposed to


– Najwa Zebian



Dr Jessica Szelag Goralski is a licensed physician and psychotherapist with her private clinic in Malmö (Oxie) and online. Specialist psychotherapy degree from the Baltic Institute of Psychology in Gdansk 2011 in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy. Training in Jungian analysis. Specialist training in clinical hypnosis, visualization and image therapy. Additional specialization in psychotherapy for managers and companies. Psychotherapy training and supervision at Lund University in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Unites rational brain oriented knowledge with creative art making and bodywork to release and facilitate deeper healing from trauma and unresolved emotions.