December and the fallow field

One of the things I’ve been learning over the past few years is how to be in harmony with the seasons.As my awareness of self has increased through meditation and journaling and introspective observations, I’ve noticed that my energy levels ebb and flow dramatically with the seasons. Spring and summer are ripe with creative energy. Seeds are planted, and then tended. Things grow and blossom. These rhythms were particularly distinct this year. 

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The Oracle arrives! And a Black Friday sale occurs.

The long-awaited Faces of the Divine Feminine Oracle has finally arrived! And it’s even more beautiful in person than I’d expected. There was a bit of an exciting moment on Wednesday as I was waiting for the delivery to arrive at my home and I happened to look out my window to see the Fed Ex delivery guy wheeling a tower of boxes to my neighbor’s doorstep.

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reflections on gentleness and the creative process

My word for 2017 is gentleness. I came to this word-of-the-year after spending last December reflecting on what wasn’t working in my life. I was doing too much, working almost constantly; and when I wasn’t working, I felt like I should be working. Full of so many ideas and inspirations, my energy flying off in a million different directions, and unable to really follow through with any of my ideas, I was exhausted and overwhelmed and in dire need of a long rest.

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listening to your heart; birthing dreams

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a writer. I don’t know where this dream came from exactly; it’s been with me since I was young. Since the time when I believed I could do anything. It’s strange now to recall the un-self-conscious confidence I had then, because it’s so foreign to my adult self. My child self though— she had that mix of non-attachment and self-assurance I would pay good money to get back. 

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seeking the divine feminine through the art of deep play

This summer has been rich with deep exploration of my purpose in life and my purpose in my work. Journals have been filled with explorations of the threads connecting my work as an artist and my work as a therapist and how both of these aspects of my work flow directly from my values: connection with others, deep play, self-discovery, creative expression, transformation, beauty, and heart-centered living. 

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new website and a new blog

July marks my three year blog-iversary. Since summer of 2014 I've been blogging, sometimes more regularly than others, on topics related to the exploration of living a heart-centered life. Over the past several months, as my focus has shifted more and more toward my artwork and ways to incorporate my two passions- creativity and personal growth/healing- I've realized that I'd outgrown my previous blog and wanted something more closely tied to creative exploration and healing

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adventures in charcoal portraiture

On the first day of June, I found myself longing for some charcoal sketching, which I hadn't really done since the winter and then only briefly. I decided, rather impetuously, to complete one portrait sketch per day for the month of June as a way of improving my drawing skills and my eye.

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