I am feeling so inspired at the moment. My trip to Peru was life-changing - I'm still integrating the incredible energy and healing vibes that I experienced. I've come back and moved into the city with a great creative gang, and feeling totally empowered on my path. We have named the house 'Shambhala House' and will be launching workshops and productions soon. We have a phrase "we deal in magic in Shambhala House" as we are determined to live our passions and experience the abundance that flows from such commitment.
Hot off the press are my Tee Shirts! Created for World Vegan Day - and on display this Sunday Nov 6 at the Abbotsford Convent and on my Tee shirt page. I hope you like them.
Today I'm very excited as a bunch of good looking young south american musicians just moved in over the road. I must be in Heaven...
In Just one week I make my pilgrimage to the Sacred Valley in Peru. I have always dreamed of going to this exotic destination, and I can hardly believe that I am finally going. The Time Is Right!
I discovered that there was an International Expressive Art Therapy Conference AND and Indigenous Education Conference happening in August. I heard the call. The nice thing was that I found out about the Arts Conference while looking at an orphanage online called Casa De Milagros (House of Miracles). Unfortunately they are not taking volunteers at this time as they are still coming to terms with the passing of their beloved Mamma Kia; an extraordinary woman who set up the orphanage to look after all the poor homeless children in Cuzco.
But the House of Miracles has set me on another path...
...and then its onto San Francisco and the Burning Man Festival out in the Nevada Desert. This incredible 25 year old festival has massive art installations that blow your mind, not to mention the culture of leave no trace and gifting - no money changes hands once you enter the week long festival. Quite a Transformational experience, this year's theme is Rights of Passage.
I'll be off in a week - for a true right of passage. Nothing will be the same after this.
I have been reading 'Dreaming Reality' by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell. Their work on dreams and the role of REM on how we see reality is breakthrough work! I love it.
Basically we can utilize our ability to dream by inducing the REM state through meditation and guided visualisation, so we can consciously program our sub-conscious. It looks at why we dream (to resolve unfulfilled expectations during the day) and the importance of dreaming (how REM affects us physiologically). The process is simply self-hypnosis and shows how we can direct our lives. Their work is making major breakthroughs with Depression and has implications for Schizophrenia and Psychosis. Probably the most exciting thing I have read in years. I am very interested in exploring this work and recognise the many cross overs with art therapy.
The most striking thing have taken from this work is their view that "
Artist and Graphic Designer, Transpersonal Art Therapist and Labyrinth Facilitator.