Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Power of Images

I'm collecting together images and insights to share with the audience in a presentation at Women's Voices for (a) Change next weekend.  My presentation will focus on the power of images to connect us to our authentic selves, and I'll be sharing the SoulCollage® process.  I am honored to be teaching along with a list of teachers I admire and respect, which include Jan Phillips, Melissa Harris, Inocente Izucar, Suzi Banks Baum and others.

This promises to be a powerful weekend of connecting the dots between creativity, our potential, and our desire to be a force for good in the world.  I am so looking forward to learning from everyone attending.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Circling within the Archetypal Labyrinth Circle

This past weekend, Cat Caracelo presented a Mythos Journey workshop in my Studio. It was a magical time of myth and personal story, of journeying and connecting, of creating and circling, made even more magical by holding our sharing circle outside in the center of the labyrinth - our smaller circle being held within the larger archetypal circle of the labyrinth

Sitting in the labyrinth, rather than walking the labyrinth was a very different feeling, although I experienced the same feeling of sacred connection that I feel when I walk my labyrinth.  I encouraged everyone to take off their shoes so they could feel the earth beneath their feet.  For me, being connected to the earth, surrounded by trees with a slight breeze touching my skin, made me feel part of a larger story. 

I have a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on the bench next to my labyrinth which says: "Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet."  I like to walk the labyrinth with this in mind, and sitting with my feet touching the ground during our circle time, felt very much like being blessed by the Earth.