Wow, Intentional Creativity, nothing I would have thought I would be drawn too, but for over a year now I have been reconnecting to my inner self, searching for my path. I know creativity is fundamental but being an artist and selling, although enticing, just wasn’t it.
When I first found Shiloh Sophia I thought to myself, nah, this isn’t me, but I NEVER say NEVER! I found myself drawn to creating from within, what I feel. Then healing entered the equation. Art does heal!
So I made a huge decision and applied for Color of Women and was accepted!!! My journey begins in 2019!
I also signed up for Fonda Haight Clark’s Down Deep class. I wanted to take it last year but couldn’t. Here are a couple of journal pages I have done so far.
This horse started off with just a random “throw down” of paint and when I added the Celtic symbol for grief and mourning the horse appeared.
I am not surprised that in each of these pages the horse, the owl and I’m not sure if it’s a hawk or a crow appeared as these are all my spirit animals.
In conjunction with Intentional Creativity I am learning about energy healing which I will incorporate with my COW journey. I will share more about that in another post.
Tea with the Midnight Muse by Shiloh Sophia is a wonderful book, invocations and inquiries for awakening!
In one of her chapters she asks question(s) as to what is your tree of life, how does it feel, etc. . . As I read her book at night I don’t often write down what I think but I am going to have to do it as a practice. This is my answer to her question.
MY TREE OF LIFE is an oak tree. It feels rough, weathered, but strong and loving, supportive. My tree is tall and broad with many branches reaching out into the universe. The leaves are emerald green, shaped like a diamond. It offers shade and protection from predators for many animals, such as birds, squirrels and turkeys. Her roots reach out like tentacles, gnarly with age and wisdom, grounding deep into mother earth.
I had the most wonderful experience a few weeks ago. I attended one of Shiloh Sophia’s Intentional Creativity Muse Days at her studio in Sonoma, Ca.
We sat in the red thread circle, sang, shared, created our inner muse and ate cake!!! I have never had an experience like this, so incredible!
AND we were gifted with the presence of Lavender Grace as she played her framed drum and sang to us while we painted!!! (Photo taken by Terre Busse)
This is my Medicine Woman from that day.
Not sure where to start, from the beginning would take too long. I’ll just say I’m starting on a journey of discovery. It’s never too late! I’m sure many of you have wondered why am I here, what’s my path. I’ve asked myself that quite a bit this last year. It’s funny how things come to be. Creating has become more of art therapy for me, journalling more and more. Something I really never thought would interest me. The journalling has been more about writing than painting and through that journey I’ve discovered things about myself, why I feel the way I feel, react the way I react. I’ve had a hard heart and am working on releasing it and it feels good to let old hurts, perceived hurts, grudges go.
I’ve been taking some online “retreats” such as Path to Purpose with Devorah Spillman
These retreats have introduced me to so many different creative philosophies and practices, one in particular has called me, energy healing. WOW! I went to my first session last week and I could feel the shift, letting go of all that negative energy. I’ll get more into that in another post!
Woman Unleashed is still going on until July 15th so if you’re interested in unleashing that woman that’s buried deep inside click on the link above and join in!!
Devorah keeps telling us that we all have a story to tell and so I am going to start telling mine . . . . although I do meet with resistance . . . I’m working on that!!!
So until next time,
Do what makes you light up!