Archives for art as healing

The Quest of the Bohemian Enchantress

Released and unleashed from her genie bottle, the Bohemian Enchantress awakes and blossoms. She is so ready to dazzle the world with her potent magic. Thousands of years in the making, she is finally free to her wild potent self. She is over the moon excited to be on this quest as she dares to dive in deep exploring her inner world with paint, canvas, brushes, pens, poetry, dance and the written word. She is transformed by their potent magic and shares this powerful alchemical brew and fragrance with thousands and thousands of women worldwide. She finally claims her artist self in ways she had never dared to and that feels so incredibly liberating .
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Intentional Prayer

I felt drawn to go the studio this morning. It was a spontaneous invite I chose to honour. Within me was swirling different emotions and rather than let them get stuck on a spin cycle which I have been guilty of doing more times than I can remember. I chose to give a voice to what was stirring within with paint and oil pastels. One of my morning rituals is to sit with a cup of tea and then pull an oracle card from one of my decks. these days I am playing with the Mother Mary oracle deck by Alana Fairchild with artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud. Today the card said , Our Lady of Answered Prayers. As I dove in to read it messages, floating within me was resistance , dismay, disappointment and frustration. I also felt embarrassed that I was feeling this way towards a holy message that is meant to encourage and inspire me. Your prayers are being answered. Well the thing is what is the answer and how do I recognize it? I am still learning to decode this. I also believe prayers are answered in their way and most certainly not in the way I am seeking them to be answered for we are all playing a part in the unfolding of the divine.
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