Listening can be a true ‘mindful practice’ as we stretch to understand our part in deep listening. As an artist I routinely use my Paint Brush as the talking stick, when I am working to discern new understandings. By following my brush, I have come to discover that I now listen with an open heart and an open mind as I allow myself to process. I listen with my belly as well. I have heard these called the ‘Three Intelligences’. My painting process is known as Intentional Creativity!
At times I struggle with the inner critic as my mind tells the stories of the past or is anticipating the future. My body/belly often is caught up in the entanglement of emotions and feelings of the moment. My heart will connect me to that Universal knowledge, but sometimes that wisdom can be stuck in a personal attachment. None of this is good or bad, it just is information. We all have stories, perceptions, desires and fears. Holding those thoughts without judgement is frequently the key. By using the process of Intentional Creativity, I can be present with all three, my intellect (mind), my emotions (body/belly) and my truth (heart). I commonly discern a new way of listening and taking action in the moment.
In working with these stories, feelings and wisdom, allowing them to surface and acknowledging each one in turn, their energy will change. The true awareness of the moment can surface. Sometimes it just is all a big jumble! WhaT? Where? WHY? How… Then is when I try to remember to breathe and grab the brush with an inquiry! I will begin an inner dialog. If I am patient as the inner dialog continues, things begin to become clear or soften. Often I will come up with simple questions to get to the core of what is being said/thought. Paying attention to the energy in your mind, belly and heart often allows the vibrations to change and makes it easer to acknowledge when the truth or solution arrises. That Ah-ha moment comes through.
Signed in Red Thread and Chocolate!
I invite you to join me for a weekend of deep listening with Intentional Creativity. Even if you have never picked up a brush, this painting adventure will create time and space for you to explore those things that have been calling to you. Really feeling, sensing, and listening to your inner guidance. Saying ‘YES’ to what wants to happen in your life.
Finding the Divine Heart Within...
A Two Day Intentional Creativity Painting Event!
Saturday January 27 10am-5pm and Sunday January 28 10am-4pm
with a Welcome Evening with Red Thread on Friday January 26 6pm-9pm
Please find my EVENTS page under Intentional Creativity for more information...
I AM REMEMBERING WHO I AM! I feel driven to create! I am looking forward to walking (Jumping, Crawling, Dancing) on this journey with all of you, into the Universe of Creativity and sharing this Magic with others... Tugging on the Red Thread just to say hello!