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.
A desire that has been growing in me for the last several months is to create a series of online offerings that bring my heart-centered transformational work to a larger audience. I envision these offerings as deep play for self-discovery, growth, and transformation. There is so much power and energy in play. We are a culture that worships work— especially hard work. We see hard work and struggle as the path to success and thus when we have something we want to achieve, we generally approach it with this mindset, including when it comes to “working” on ourselves.
Deep play is a softer way-- of allowing, listening, feeling into what wants to unfold in our lives. It is the way of the heart, rather than the mind, and it leads us into the light of our radiant being-ness, not by avoiding the dark and difficult, but by bringing the light into these places where we can discover our inner beauty, resilience, power.
In my studio
I've finished the charcoal portrait project, Faces of the Divine Feminine, that I began at the beginning of June. I am now deep in the process of turning these portraits into a set of oracle cards. This is a collaborative project with writer Megan Matthews, who is providing the meditations on the qualities each of the portraits reflect. I'm going to be including a little sneak peak of one of these cards in my upcoming newsletter. If you haven't signed up already, you can do so below.