Thursday, August 19, 2010
Creative expression is an opportunity to be present in the moment, to release what you no longer need and lift the veils of doubt and fear. To create is to be in the now, its energy allows you to experience, integrate and embody who you really are. It creates the space for you to access and express your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies, paving the way for abundant benefits to
Monday, March 29, 2010
In the words of Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), "You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star". If we hold the chaos, rather than hold on to it, we create the space for its creative transformation.
To hold a thing is about creating a safe space for it to be, allowing it to open up to what it needs to become. This safe space may be an imaginal one you meditate upon, an attitude you embody or a literal vessel that you find or create.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
There I was in the garden collecting zucchini flowers for eating when I had an a-ha! moment. Picking ripe flowers continues to birth new ones on a consistent basis. But when left unpicked, creates a limited supply that become over ripe and when past their use-by-date eventually wilt. The amount of flowers that blossom doubles when the ripe ones are regularly picked. The same occurs for the rest of
Friday, February 26, 2010
I finished my morning meditation, opened my eyes and spotted a surfer bobbing around on his board, searching for a wave. Suddenly he layed down on his board, flat on his back. He seemed calm, free and unbothered about water he had been so intent on watching. Minutes later he shot up, caught sight of a potential wave, got on it and rode it in.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Creativity is a transformative energy, it can help you with where you are at, if you are willing to be present to it, and open you up to what is there for you right now. Transpersonal art therapy consciously works with this to assist you to live a more authentic life. But what exactly is art therapy?
Monday, February 22, 2010
I love my morning soy chai. It has become a ritual that marks the beginning of my day, no matter what the weather. Stormy, cold, blue skies or humid, I like to have my tea. Much like art and creativity for me, no matter what my inner weather. Joyful, refreshed, hesitant or frustrated, I tap into the creative realm daily. It is not so much what I do. It's the movement behind it, what's going on behind the scenes that is nourishing to the self.