The end of a busy period, a rather challenging time on all fronts, but the project has been completed………. The bar area below is part of an interior design project my company completed friday, and ended the day with a wonderful Gin and Tonic. It reminded me recently of a hotel I stayed at in Woodstock recently, it had a bar with 80 different types of Gin………. Me I like Tanqueray , nothing outlandish but I just love the taste. I am off now for a break, and teaching a workshop in Malta, so looking forward to it.
Have spent some of the weekend writing up guided meditations, visualisations and all manner of stuff for a forthcoming workshop in Malta I run with a couple of friends. In doing so I was inspired to create this image. I call it THE MASK ………….. of perfectionism.
I have worked with many people who are crippled by this, unable to sometimes even make any steps forward because of the immense anxiety. Often this control comes of out of a real sense of sadness within, it cannot be revealed at any cost so the person controls their external environment to such a degree that absolutely everything around them has to be perfect. I too have this incidious trait, it can be so cruel, I have battled with this a long time, its a lot easier now I have learnt to let go a little and life has become somewhat less anxious but the creative process can sometimes be a nightmare. Dr Estes wrote a letter on facebook about perfectionsism, she explains it so well, I have posted it on my other blog, click here
The image is done in oil paint, oil pastels, scanned into my laptop and layered digitally……………
LIVING ENERGY HEALING
are pleased to announce
An initiatory five workshop series in Malta
from April 2009 to April 2011
“THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN”
It is the Time to Honour and give deep gratitude for this Earth and our Lives. Time for us to stand up and step into the vision of the life we have been dreaming of from a place of power, love, gratitude and wisdom.
An opportunity to feel truly alive
The Shaman operates at the level of spirit, the level of pure energy, working with the luminous energy field that surrounds and informs the body. In this course we will learn how to operate at this level too and thus we will gain access to the matrix of the Universe of living energies and be able to weave for ourselves and others wonderful new worlds of our becoming.
Throughout this course we will seek to connect with our inner guidance to ask important personal questions, to ask for healing and help in our life and receive practical spiritual wisdom in return. The course takes us through a process of personal development and empowerment, where ultimately we can become self-referencing human beings.
Ground-breaking shamanic teacher and practitioner Michael Harner once wrote:
‘People say that what we are all seeking is the meaning for life.
I don’t think that this is what we’re really seeking, I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being Alive.’
The Medicine Wheel as a framework for the workshops
The Medicine Wheel, originally a Native American conceptualisation, with its focus on the four cardinal directions of south, west, north and east, provides an excellent framework for our workshops. In Peru, the ancient Inka capital city called Cusco, was known as the belly of the empire and it was built as the hub of a great wheel, the spokes of which radiated in all four directions.
The Inka constructed this extraordinary and beautiful city as a living metaphor and symbol of the world of universal energies – in this course we too learn to work with our own Cusco (or cosco in the ancient and still-living language of the Inkas) and how to understand ourselves as the hub of a great wheel of creation, spanning out in all directions, connecting to the living energies of all things.
A Series of Five workshops
Each workshop focuses on the practices and teachings of a different direction. In the final, fifth workshop scheduled for April 2011 we will bring all the teachings and practices of the Medicine Wheel together into an integrated whole. It represents the end of one journey and the stepping off onto another, preparing us beautifully for the time to come, the Taripaypacha as the Inka named the period after 2012 – the Time of Meeting Ourselves Again. Our True Selves
TO REGISTER email Livingenergyhealing@yahoo.com
A 50% non-refundable deposit will be required to register and guarantee your place on the workshop. Please contact by email on or phone the above no’s to obtain details of registering.
Any enquiries about the workshop and it contents please email the address below.
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Living Energy Healing look forward to meeting with you all and helping you take that first courageous step on the path.