Therapeutic-Art + Me

I’d like to share a bit about the way I use mandala and therapeutic-art making for ‘healing’.

Actually, I don’t like the world ‘healing’, I prefer the word ‘letting go’. It is because I don’t think that there is anything wrong with us, anyway. The word ‘dis-ease’ perfectly demonstrates that.

All that happens is that we get disjointed from the Essence of who we are, the Divine within

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Enneagram8 – Female perspective

What is it like to be an ENG8 woman? Watch this fantastic video! Very enlightening!

I am an ENG type8w7. All that is being said in this video I can relate to. As a final note: Yes, I wish that we were seen and appreciated more for our contribution to the world around us rather than our aggressiveness. Please see that when one is aggressive, one feels threatened. Whatever you want me to change into, please have the decency to have it yourself first! 🙂 Just because I am strong and capable it does not mean that I wan to carry the burden of the world on my two shoulders. I am grateful when you chip in and support me. I am happy to support you too! 🙂

Being a misfit

To those who feel like they don’t belong: there is beauty in being a misfit.

Author Lidia Yuknavitch shares her own wayward journey in an intimate recollection of patchwork stories about loss, shame and the slow process of self-acceptance.

Even at the moment of your failure, you are beautiful,” she says. “You don’t know it yet, but you have the ability to reinvent yourself endlessly. That’s your beauty.”

Life is …

This sweet video is about coincidences, life choices, successes and failures. An honest account of what life really is like … full of tiny miracles! <3 

 

ENNEAGRAM thru Cartoon Characters

This post intends to help you to understand the System of the Enneagram and find your character via Cartoon Characters. What fun!!! I personally found it very easy to realize which character I may be just by watching these cartoon figures.
So, which one do you feel dawn to? Or which one repel you? These questions are your guiding lights! 🙂

The Ennagram Personality Types in Cartoon Figures

Type 9 – Baloo from The Jungle Book

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The revealing power of ART

This scene from the Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, displays vividly the revealing power of the ART.

The System of Enneagram

Well, let’s start with a short introduction to the System of the Enneagram. There are a lot of books about the Enneagram. My favourite is The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Riso+Hudson but I also like the Sacred Enneagram by Christopher L Heuertz. Further down you can find some video examples of ordinary people talking about their own type as well as videos of famous people of different Enneagram Types.

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The unique power of Mandalas

It is a ‘funny’ story about coincidences! After our Mandala session on a Thursday morning where we received a SYMBOL OF TRANSFORMATION that I personally found rather confusing at first, in the afternoon, I participated on a workshop run by a lovely American facilitator.

As we were contemplating on different matters, I once gain saw the sword similar to the one I drew that very morning as part of my TRANDFORMATIONAL SYMBOL. I was very surprised. I also saw a lady holding that sword with some kind of a halo around her head. She looked like an angel except that she was dressed like a warrior.

Astraea, the Greek Goddess of the Golden Age; the Goddess of Justice (innocence and purity)

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Power of Vulnerability

I officially hate the word ‘vulnerable’. The original meaning of the word means that you lack the defences you may need to protect yourself from harm. Rene talks about an aspect of vulnerability that makes us capable of connecting with another person. This kind of vulnerability is not a weakness but a strength. It is a personal power that makes us feel strong and still be in touch with our humanity. 

And you know how I feel about vulnerability. I hate vulnerability. And so I thought, this is my chance to beat it back with my measuring stick. I’m going in, I’m going to figure this stuff out, I’m going to spend a year, I’m going to totally deconstruct shame, I’m going to understand how vulnerability works, and I’m going to outsmart it. So I was ready, and I was really excited. As you know, it’s not going to turn out well.

Because, by the time you’re a social worker for 10 years, what you realize is that connection is why we’re here. It’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. This is what it’s all about. It doesn’t matter whether you talk to people who work in social justice, mental health and abuse and neglect, what we know is that connection, the ability to feel connected, is — neurobiologically that’s how we’re wired — it’s why we’re here.

Left vs Right Brain + Drawing

Betty Edwards wrote a fantastic book that helps people learn to draw with ease. She believes that by switching off our left brain functions we can start seeing in a way that helps our hands to draw what we actually see.

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