Dickinson – ‘I am a poet’

Who are you?

As I am looking at the art I have created over the past three decades, I can see a person taking shape. A person I would not have met otherwise. By placing my experiences, dreams, visions, ideas on paper I made it possible for me to see me.

We believe creativity is a process of self discovery. … Through exposure to different projects and materials as well as making the big and small choices involved in the creation of art, the art process can begin to enhance the life long journey of self-discovery. Everyone creates, and everyone has their own reason for creating what they do. Explore Your Creativity. Become More of Who You Are.

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I love Emily Dickinson not particularly for her poetry but for the person who she was! I love her for her courage. She dared to look deep into her soul and put in paper what she found there regardless of the conventions of the time and disagreement of others. She boldly lived the person she was at heart: the poet.

If you want to know a bit more about Emily Dickinson, here is a funny and very entertaining video on her life and poetry.

Therapeutic-Art Enrichment Program will support you to recover your sense of creativity, ignite the Spirit within, and get in touch with the REAL YOU. It enables you to uncover and heal enervating thinking patterns so YOUR INNER LIGHT CAN SHINE THROUGH. 

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Benefits

  • Gain deeper awareness of yourself – your thoughts and behavioural patterns that may or may not be supporting you in living the life you wish for yourself.
  • Become aware of your strengths, unique abilities, and your true interests, as well as some of your hindering patterns.
  • Discover your Essence – the core of who you are. Building on that, we enquire about your passion, purpose and true vocation.
  • Step towards your dreams using the supportive power of the group.
  • HAVE OODLES OF FUN!

Why is self-awareness and insight so important?

Life is a funny kind of machinery.

Moments come and go, and all we do is react to them depending on how we perceive them. We either like them or we don’t. When we like an event we are happy and joyous, hoping there will be more similar ones to come. When saddening events are upon us, we tend to gloom, complain and wish they would never return.

Interesting we, humans, don’t tend to like or dislike the same things. We are particular in that way. I like or dislike something depending on how I perceive that event which depends on my previous experiences in similar events.

Have you ever noticed that if you concentrated on a certain colour or a type of car for instance, you suddenly start seeing them everywhere around you? That is how attention works. We internally decide – unfortunately mostly unconsciously – what to focus on. And where we focus that is where our attention is held.

As soon as you take your attention away from something it does not exits for you any more. I know that many of us are afraid that as soon as you ‘ignore’ an issue it does not disappear but you just become vulnerably to its effects.

I am not advocating ignorance. I wish to draw your attention to awareness and being present.

Being informed is different from being consumed. When you keep all your attention on something it grows in your consciousness. It is essential that you withdraw from the craze of the outer world and find console inside. Without awareness of the present moment and of your self being in that moment you don’t have choices. Your attention keeps on swinging from one topic to another whatever the world offers you at any moment in time. You are just a puppet in a muppet show.

Maybe, you would also like to know that your life does NOT actually HAPPEN ‘out there in the world’. It is a misconception. The brain cannot differentiate between you physically experiencing or just imagining an event. Your life experiences is therefore the result of your attention and where you direct it.

If your life is full of challenges and uncomfortable experiences then it is time to have a deeper look at where you ‘look’ most of your life – because it is where you are going! If you concentrate on the unfairness and hardship of life, this is exactly what you are going to get because this is where you engage all your energies.

As you become present you also start becoming clear on who you truly are beyond the layers of misconceptions (conditioning) and as a result you will surely realize what it is that make you truly happy. So, you can focus more on these things.

Life tends to cooperate greatly with undivided attention. So, why don’t you focus on your greatness and happiness instead of investing your energy in the gloom and doom of life?

More importantly, you could concentrate on the cup half full and ask yourself:

who am I and how can I experience my greatness?

Making a journey into your self offers great discoveries and enlightening insights! Finding your answer to the questions above can be a life altering experience.

(originally posted in April 2020)

“A self evident truth is that people who have a clear understanding of themselves enjoy more successful careers and better lives.”

Tasha Eurich, organisational psychologist

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STARTS ON 26 JUNE 2021

Benefits

  • Gain deeper awareness of yourself – your thoughts and behavioural patterns that may or may not be supporting you in living the life you wish for yourself.
  • Become aware of your strengths, unique abilities, and your true interests, as well as some of your hindering patterns.
  • Discover your Essence – the core of who you are. Building on that, we enquire about your passion, purpose and true vocation.
  • Step towards your dreams using the supportive power of the group.
  • HAVE OODLES OF FUN!

Awareness and responsibility

Becoming ‘aware’ of myself and my life has been a long journey for me. I am so committed that I created a two-months long program around awareness. Though the program revolves around different themes such as patience, acceptance and more, it is designed to provide powerful and playful ways to become aware of who we are in our Essence (in our core) and who we are not (the conditioned mind-patterns).

To my observation, most people find it ‘scary’ to become present. It is understandable because as soon as awareness takes hold in your consciousness, you become fully responsible for your life and your decisions.

Until you stay ‘unaware’, you can blame the world – the family, the neighbour, the government, God, etc – for anything you feel uncomfortable or frustrated with. As soon as, you start seeing your ‘patterns’ you will start having choices how to respond. Having a choice in how to respond to any situation is LIBERATING! You stop feeling trapped and life becomes a journey rather than a drag!

When you become aware, you will become powerful!

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STARTS ON 26 JUNE 2021

Benefits

  • Gain deeper awareness of yourself – your thoughts and behavioural patterns that may or may not be supporting you in living the life you wish for yourself.
  • Become aware of your strengths, unique abilities, and your true interests, as well as some of your hindering patterns.
  • Discover your Essence – the core of who you are. Building on that, we enquire about your passion, purpose and true vocation.
  • Step towards your dreams using the supportive power of the group.
  • HAVE OODLES OF FUN!

Your Success

Whether you experience the journey inspiring and helpful is entirely up to you. You walk the journey yourself the way you chose it. Your success is in your hands.

We live at a moment in history when you REALLY need to know your worth! You must gain deeper insight into what makes you tick, know what road you want to take, hear your own truth so to know which crowed to follow. The THERAPEUTIC-ART ENRICHMENT GROUP PROGRAM is designed so you can discover all that in a fun and joyful way!

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STARTS ON 26 JUNE 2021

Benefits

  • Gain deeper awareness of yourself – your thoughts and behavioural patterns that may or may not be supporting you in living the life you wish for yourself.
  • Become aware of your strengths, unique abilities, and your true interests, as well as some of your hindering patterns.
  • Discover your Essence – the core of who you are. Building on that, we enquire about your passion, purpose and true vocation.
  • Step towards your dreams using the supportive power of the group.
  • HAVE OODLES OF FUN!

I am only your humble guide who is holding the space for you with loving intention.

Intimacy + the REAL ME

It seems that the whole word is on a mission to finding THE one SOUL-MATE and experiencing real intimacy. I often notice that people are upset with their partners, friends, and family members because they don’t seem to be able to guess correctly what they want, what they need, how they feel, etc. Relationships should not be guessing games.

True emotional intimacy exists when two people can be completely free to be real.

Practicing true intimacy means that I can love what I love, say what I want to say, be who I want to be, do what I want to do without fear that you will not like it, or like me.” I can be REAL with you.

In order to discover the REAL ME, I must take some time to explore everything I love. It is important for me to find my passion and power, to uncover all my parts, to bring to light what it is I came here to do on the planet. I want to be real, authentic, genuine and true to myself. So I can be REAL with you. Sometimes I have to figure out what that really means.“*

I cannot experience real intimacy without discovering the REAL ME. Discovering all that I am and all that I love can be a joy-filled process of exploring and experimenting.

COME AND JOIN ME FOR A JOURNEY OF PLAYFUL DISCOVERY OF THE ‘REAL ME’ @ the upcoming THERAPEUTIC-ART ENRICHMENT PROGRAM starting on 10th April.

*Some of the text was borrowed from BY WENDYNE LIMBER

What is CREATIVITY and how to live it?

I believe that CREATIVITY IS LIFE ITSELF.

It is the way we discover ourselves, the depth of who we truly are and how we express the Essence inside of us out in the world.

So, my areas of interest lie along these lines; Self-Discovery and Self-expression.

I have travelled a lot. I have lived in at least 4 different countries over the years and I have visited many more. I observed people, the way they live and the choices they make.

In conclusion, I have to say that most of us live in plans and routines.

Yesterday I watched a rom-com about a girl who is about to get married to an old family friend because they match so well. They had a 50 year plan of marriage, buying a house, having 2.3 kids, expanding their dental practise, and retiring in Miami. Her approach to life was ‘having a list’ and following a well thought-over plan: playing it safe.

As a result of an encounter with an old friend, this girl starts remembering her dream, as a child, to travel to Europe, to visit Paris and Rome, learn to speak French, and more.

When I asked elderly people about their regrets in Life, most of them expressed a sadness about not finding out and pursuing what brought them real joy. The world around us tells us how we should live our lives and we follow the instruction book blindly.

Creativity has nothing to do with being able to draw. Being creative means to be active, responsive, courageous, resilient, curious, and more.

A planned Life is restrained. BEING CREATIVE IS LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST, experiencing Life without planning but being present and responding to Life’s kind offers, learning from each experience with gratefulness.

The programs I run are full of opportunities to reconnect with our Core, our Essence and to discover the experiences we seek in Life.

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Why it is so hard to let go?

Have you seen the film: LOVE, PEACE AND MINSUDERSTANDING?

There is a scene in the film where one of the protagonists decides to let of the resentment she feels towards her mother. She makes it a ritual with her mum present. She releases balloons, that represent her feelings, into the air and says good-bye to them. It is pretty awesome!

So, have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to let go? With me, it is that I feel greatly invested. When it is time to let go, be it an object, a person, a concept or belief, I feel that I am tearing a part of me off and saying good-bye to it. The the result of letting-go is more Freedom – which is super great! But the process of letting go is often torturous! I realized that every time I need to say good-bye to something that has been part of me for a long time, I need to grieve it.

It is not by accident that we make such a fuss of burying our dead. It is a ritual of letting go.

During the Therapeutic-Art Coaching Program, we create a ritual and spend time with letting go of any outdated elements of our lives that need to be released so we can feel freer.

Program starts on 10 April and lasts for 2 months with 6+2meetings.

Would you like to be successful?

Then enter your flow! 🙂

Roger James Hamilton created a system called WEALTH DYNAMICS that helps you recognize which ‘wealth flow’ type you are. Becoming aware of your ‘bests’ and ‘worsts’, the way you naturally work, what comes easily and what you struggle with, will help you greatly find your right place in the world of work.

I am a creator – I prefer using the word: creative – who is usually a visionary and runs twice as much as the rest of her/his team. It can be a great advantage to see the whole picture of the business or any project that I initiate. However, I am always above my head with what we can and cannot actually achieve in any given time frame. My downfalls are that my thinking is complex and I am often impatient.

So, the solution is to learn to delegate. I have initiated and created many businesses over the years, but, similar to Steve Jobs, I have been sacked from most of them. The reason for that was that I was too impatient and eventually I went on everyone nerves with pushing them all the time.

Creative should never enter the office where real work is done! LOL I am not joking! Creators should come up with ideas, get the people who help them create the foundations and then let it all go. It is my greatest challenge but I am learning.

Here is a link to the WEALTHS DYNAMICS (click) website where Roger Hamilton explains the different types and how they can get into their flow, regardless of the type of work they do.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE TEST where you can check which profile you fit the most.

Therapeutic-ART Coaching 101

Discover how to share your gifts in every area of your life, enjoy truly fulfilling relationships, and experience a deep sense of living “on purpose,” through the path of self-awareness and understanding your (and others’) personality.

Are you seeking a deeper understanding of who you are… and greater insight into your unique gifts and talents? Would you like to develop your personality strengths to truly serve your happiness… and that of others? Or maybe you’re looking for guidance to transform deeply ingrained patterns limiting your growth…

Come work with me and answer your questions during our coaching sessions!

Therapeutic-Art Coaching Sessions will support you to recover your sense of creativity; enhance the flow of creative juice, ignite your Spirit, and bring you closer to the Core of Who You Are. It will enable you to uncover and heal debilitating patterns of thoughts and behaviour so YOUR INNER LIGHT CAN SHINE THROUGH THE DARK STUFF.

Coaching with me

Discover how to share your gifts in every area of your life, enjoy truly fulfilling relationships, and experience a deep sense of living “on purpose,” through the path of self-awareness using art as a ‘divining rod‘. 

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* Are you seeking a deeper understanding of who you are and greater insight into your unique gifts and talents?

* Would you like to discover the strengths of your Essence – the uniqueness of who you are – that can truly serve your happiness and that of others?

* Are you looking for support to transform deeply ingrained patterns of limitations that dims your inner light?

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Come join me! I use SPIRITUAL&THERAPEUTIC-ART COACHING technique to support my clients. Art makes the journey of uncovering highhearted and fun!

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Sessions are in a group setting so clients can benefit from the healing power of peer support!