“Earth our bodies, Water our blood, Air our breath, and Fire our Spirit”. Each 4th Saturday of the month from April through August, we will explore our relationship to a specific element and how it connects us to our Selves, all that is around us, and the Divine. Using creativity, intuitive experiences, ritual, sound baths, and guided visualizations, I will guide each participant to a deeper understanding of life as a Divine Elemental Be-ing having a human experience.
In this session, we will call on the element of Earth for Wisdom. Earth is the symbol of abundance, manifestation, groundedness, growth, the ancestors, fertility, and connection. Connect to Divine Feminine energy found in the Wise Woman (Crone), Gaia, Demeter, Persephone, and Rhiannon. Connect to cow, bull, horse, bear, ant, and other beings of the earth. But most of all, connect with your Divine Elemental Self.
Register by calling Radiance at 717-290-1517. Call for price (save by registering for all 5 events in advance!)
Cost includes all art supplies and materials. Bring a lunch, a journal, and a small object/picture to represent your connection to the element for our monthly altar. Dress comfortably (slippers welcome!!).
Intuitive painting is a relaxed, mindful approach to creativity that uses words, colors, and mark-making to build up layers that reveal personal meaning and symbolism for the artist. It allows participants to focus on process and self-discovery rather than product. No art experience needed. $35. Supply list available through York Art Association, York PA.
Register at yorkartassociation.org or at 717-755-0028.
At 11:40am, I will be speaking on the topic of Creativity Reduces Stress. Speaking from experience, I can share the benefits of how an intuitive, creative practice has provided balance, enhanced self-worth & empowerment, & connected me to my inner wisdom. The techniques I use can help you “Come Home to Your Self”.
How do we find and maintain balance? Part of us is logical when we long to return to our intuitive selves, our inner wisdom. Part of us is busy “doing” when we want to be fully present in the moment. I hold sacred space at the captivating Moonstone Manor for women to explore their creative, powerful, loving selves. Nourish the part of you that longs for balance. Reveal your intentional focus and discover ways to manifest what you truly desire. You have everything you need. Let’s use art, meditation, movement, a sound bath, and intuitive experiences to tap into your Inner Wise Woman. With balance comes power. And with power comes limitless opportunities!!
Winter Solstice is the darkest time of the year and holds the promise of the returning light. This workshop, held at the magical Moonstone Manor, is the sacred space to connect with your Inner Wise Woman. Identify limiting beliefs and replace them with new, expansive beliefs to guide your coming year. Gain insight through activities such as guided visualization, intuitive art experiences, meditation, and ritual. Creativity and intuition illuminate the path back to self.
I developed my intuitive art journal practice after years of working in written journals and traditional art journals. For many years, I faithfully recorded my thoughts in a notebook every morning. It was full of entries that explored the same issues and concerns, day after day after day. I became frustrated. I already know what weighed on my mind and made me feel like I was spinning my wheels in mud; I wanted guidance.
Interestingly, I knew the answers were within me, I just couldn’t access them this way. I came to the conclusion that the process of writing sentences kept me in my left brain, the linear and analytical half. This hemisphere is very helpful for planning a budget and making decisions but not so helpful when I want to get in touch with the source of my own wisdom, my intuition.
An Art Journal Was the Next Step
I turned to my art for answers. Art journaling gave my right brain freedom to fly into areas my left brain wouldn’t dare to go. The right hemisphere of the brain is in charge of creativity and artistic expression. It wants to play, explore, and be adventurous. I splashed colors on dry surfaces and watching as colors flowed into one another on wet surfaces. Then, I grabbed spray inks, stencils, stamps, water-soluble crayons, and bits of paper to layer and create different effects. It was fun and relaxing. I explored colors, compositions, and subject matter that made their way into artwork I exhibited and sold.
Like a written journal, an art journal has a purpose and I value it when my intention is to experiment and discover. But there was still an aspect of myself that hungered for something more. I longed to integrate my artistic side and my logical side in a way that honored my uniqueness and opened me to deeper inner knowing.
Intuitive Art Journal Practice
My intuitive art journal practice is one way I awaken my authentic self and access the wisdom I already possess. By weaving together ritual, meditation, guided visualization, and artistic expression with what I learned from spiritual guides, artists, and writers along the way, I am able to tap into information that has always been available to me. I just had to learn how to access it. Intuitive art journaling is a sacred process that allows me to hear the quiet voice within. The piece above, Accept and Love, is one example of the messages I receive when I’m open and willing to surrender to my higher Self. In other words, I allow the process to inform me. I become my own guide.
Do you have a practice that allows you to awaken your authentic self and receive wisdom?
Are you interested in learning more about intuitive art journaling?