I’m celebrating the release of Perilous Bliss, and the completion of The Star Seer’s Prophecy trilogy with a GIVEAWAY!
To help spark your creativity, I’m giving away an on-line Creative Juices Arts class. These expressive art classes helped spark my wild creativity and inspired me to write my trilogy.
Enter to win this fabulous class and let it light your creative fire!
The on-line class is on March 9th and this giveaway ends at midnight March 5th – so enter... Read More
Expressive Arts: Good for Your Soul!
For many years, I admired fantasy and science fiction writers for their amazing creativity in making up whole new worlds with strange new creatures, while writing fascinating stories. I never imagined being that creative myself. But attending the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute’s training in Expressive Arts Therapy, developed by Natalie Rogers, changed that. I explored all the art forms: movement, writing, art, music, clay-work, collage—only for self-expression, with no concern for technique or end... Read More
Are You a Squid or Jellyfish?
Resistance and Surrender in Life and Creativity
“It’s only when there is complete surrender to the now, to what is, that liberation is possible. I do not believe that a (spiritual) practice will take you to complete surrender. (That) usually happens through living. Your very life is the ground where that happens. ……the willingness to let go is surrender. That remains the key. Without that, no amount of practice or even spiritual experiences will... Read More
Messages for Humanity from the Dreamtime
via Rahima Warren
Today—with Houston and many other places drowning, and much of the U.S. West burning; with unstable leaders in D.C. and North Korea; with sea level rising and mega-storms increasing along with hatred and injustice, wars and refugees—I feel scared and sad. In need of guidance and wisdom, I reread a powerful series of dreams with Hawk Spirit that came to me in the 1990s.
My way of working with dreams is... Read More
“An artist’s job is to risk everything
on the present moment.
To jump into the unknown
and bring back a record of the journey.
This is where all art begins.
Without this spirit there would be no art.”
~ Author Unknown even to Google ~
Jumping into the Unknown
Exactly! Every time I start a new painting, there I am facing the unknown in the form of a blank sheet of paper. Because I am an intuitive painter, I never... Read More
A Path to Peace
Quietness, stillness at the core…
Still Point of the Center…
Remaining still within always,
Knowing outer flux as Maya
The Dance of Illusions
The Play of Matter
A Matter of Play,
Divine in all ways – and –
Always the Essence is Stillness.
From the Center, from the Core
spin the Universes,
Enjoy the Dance
the gossamer illusions
the delightful weavings
of form and story
the unceasing Fountain of
darkness and joy.... Read More
What is Peace? On this day when we remember a terrible act of non-peace, I heard this question, and it resonated with importance.
Many people want peace, pray for peace for the world, and/or for inner peace. I have gone to a 24-hour prayer vigil for peace, and a two-week pilgrimage to pray for peace. But I never asked myself this question.
Is peace just the absence of war, or of inner conflict? Is inner peace a sort of still... Read More
The old, masculine definition of fierceness has to do with “ferocity, severity, violence, strength, power, savageness, viciousness.” These are some of the synonyms for fierceness that come up in the Thesaurus. But there is a new definition arising among some women I know, having to do with standing up for ourselves, protecting ourselves, being loyal to ourselves, to our intuitive wisdom, to what we love, to what we know is right for ourselves – no matter what others may say... Read More
My love of our Mother Earth has deep roots. I knew my grandmother only as an old, stern woman. But, long after she passed on, among old family papers, I found a poem she wrote about her love of “The Mountains” (see below.)
Her son, my father, took us camping every summer, as his family did when he was young. He studied the very essence of earth – her blanket of soil that nurtures all life. (He was a soils... Read More
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