a new path begins – The Fool and his journey

That childlike confidence, stepping out without a care in the world.   The Fool, the archetype thats take the the hero’s journey through the numbered cards of the Major Arcana.

For me these represent the journey we all embark on, its called “Life”.    Guess this is the big picture, but within this inevitable cycle of birth, death and rebirth, that keeps turning, there are many smaller “wheels”  many deaths.  We need these deaths to give space , we have to let go of things that no longer serve us, all the areas of our life where “we do” just out of habit, or some preconcieved thought processes that we may have adopted from out parents limiting belief systems.   Their comes a time when you wake up, enough is enough !  suddenly there are new possibilities, new challenges on the horizon that are beckoning……….

Quietly sitting in the solitude of my studio I felt drawn to create a lino cut,  THE FOOL instantly captured my thoughts and it wasn’t until I was looking at it the finished result this morning, I realised the signifigance of the subject I had chosen.    I have a new path that is about to unfold next month, something that has been lurking in my mind for so long, years in fact.   In September I am to embark on a 3 year training programme to become a  Transpersonal Art Therapist.  I first heard about this course some years back when I attended sculpture classes at a studio based on the teachings of Rudolph Steiner.  I new then that one day when I wasn’t so busy I would apply.  It took a literal death of someone who had a big influence in my life, this made me sit up  and think, follow your dreams……… and I have

I am so excited, I feel like this child like person embarking on a magical journey, not knowing what to expect, taking that leap of faith.  I know too it will have its challenges, just as in life but now I know how to be in the flow of life, not resist, to accept “what is” and left life unfold in front of me.

 

A path well travelled

 carols-personal-mapI haven’t posted much in terms of my artistic creativity of late, have been busy creating in other areas of my life.

There are many seeds that are constantly being planted deep within, some are small and need constant tending to enable them to flourish and burst through into bloom, some have vigorous growth, some are dormant having spent all their energy on seeding themselves, resting and restoring their energy.  Some have strong roots and healthy growth that have flowered and are now bearing fruit.  As you can see by my image, there is abundant growth that constantly changes, this was actually done in 2006, if I were to to do this again the paper would have to be huge, so much has grown, born fruit and self seeded !!

One of those strong root systems with loads of new shoots that are bearing fruit is a PATH WELL TRAVELLED.  This path has been a long journey in finding me, a healing journey for many, many years, leading me to numerous adventures, teachings, teachers, therapists, workshops, training, research and books.  The path has led me far and wide, Hawaii, India, California, Egypt, China, Mongolia, to name but a few, a rich tapestry of colourful experiences.  Two of the most significant shoots that set me seeing my world differently and ultimately changed the course of my life is The Hoffman Process And  The Four Winds Society Healing the light body school, culminating in myself and two fellow graduates creating magnificent fruit in the form of our own collective teaching and workshops, LIVING ENERGY HEALING http://www.livingenergyhealing.com

During 2008 we helped many people through an energetic process that has allowed us to sow seeds for them, to see that they too can grow them and bear fruit and stand in their own true power.  For 2009 and beyond we are in the midst of producing a series of workshops THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN to help even more people start that journey.

I also do shamanic energy work on a one to one basis and remotely by phone, please visit my site at http://www.livingenergyhealer.com for more details