Friday, July 31, 2015

Songs of Light - TalisWoman

Songs of Light

Songs of Light
 We are the Bright ones
Sprung from Stardust
wind in our wings and a song in our hearts!
We are the Light bringers, the ones who ignite soul fire
Soaring into the golden web
Encircling Mama Gaia
 Do you hear us singing at dawn?
Do you feel us, tugging at your heart cords?
 It is time, and more than time
To Sing our Songs of Light,
 To add our voices, full throttle,
to the great choir of life!
 To break the silence
To sing
 To dance
to love, accept, allow, envision
 To call the tribe spread to the directions
It is time! Wake up!
 It is time
Oh Sada, it is good!

I am a Way shower & visionary guide
My internal compass is strong & points true
I sing my Songs of Light,
Inviting you to awaken & share your gifts!

I have long been someone who loved the stories, & helping others shift their affirmations, What's possible? How can the old stories & affirmations shift into the new, I love the image of the hummingbird whispering to the flowers, admiring them & thanking them for sharing their gifts. (Northwest Natives called Hummingbird Sen Sen, & this is one of the atributes.)
The song of the heart calls the circle, and sparks the radiance present in each ... Singing songs of Light, the chorus joins in, each with its own sacred, beautiful notes.

This is the Second painting in my Color of Woman/Intentional Creativity Teacher Training, a time to claim ourselves as Artists, & move closer to sharing the method with others.  "This is the time and space in Color of Woman to go further in your own healing journey and practice, to prepare yourself to teach in a very empowered and conscious way. ...  Be mindful yourself not to try to save anyone else - let them have their process without needing to fix. Just witness. Which is what you will be doing as teachers - witnessing, not fixing."  
& from Shiloh Sophia:
"Artist is one of the most sacred of names. It is a name which puts in context all the pieces that before seemed fragmented. It is a space and place of no apology - an archetype which assumes personal authority and whom is willing to look at all her stuff  - her jewels and her BS. Artist."

How does YOUR sense of being an artist live in you? What is your 'Touchstone' for this role? 
 
Talis - Chinook jargon: Darling, beloved
Talisman - an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck.

Happy Paint Party Friday - thank you for visiting!!  

Friday, July 3, 2015

Wine-Down, Biz-Muse

Last week my friend Audrey & I remembered that the last Friday of the month, Walnut City WineWorks features a 'Work Week Wine Down,' with trays of goodies & staying open till 6:30. 


My lady Sekhmet from last summer's Art of Allowing course hangs behind the bar, & as one of the 'featured artists,' I can bring a few friends to tastings at no charge.

Brooke & Sekhmet at the WineWorks
I love seeing her behind the bar on the maroon wall! She is still one of my favorites! And the Tasting Room hostess Brooke often gets asked if she posed for Sekhmet! (not really, but I have known Brook for years, 

This month, we move from painting into the Biz-Muse part of our Color of Woman Teacher Training. "We chose business to fall in the domain of the Archetype of Artist for various reasons - the primary one is that your artist self is often the part of you that longs to 'be seen' and get your work out there." ~ Shiloh Sophia

And so we work on biz-Muse ideas & plans, delving, enquiring .... as we begin to share these offerings in the wider community.

TalisWoman 6-30
While some have completed, others of us continue to paint our Talisman/Woman throughout July. "Talisman comes from the root word in Greek teleo which means “To Consecrate.” The meaning of it has to do with the person who makes it, charging it with powers, blessings and/or healings through choice. They are charging it up, in essence, with prayers, hopes and dreams....The act of making it itself is what makes the opening happen in the universe for the information, the in-form-ation, to come through and is what brings our awareness into alignment and harmony with what it is we are choosing to focus on."  
~ Shilo in a post on Intentional Creativity 

This Creating with intention, with the focus, is at the heart of the work we are doing. We set an intention, and as we paint, we continue to delve into that, we examine our 'old stories' through writing & creativity, & "each step is a revelation in both consciousness and in design that creates the breakthrough (they just begin to happen there in the subconscious without effort.)"

Sah Sen
On the weekend, a hummingbird came & hovered in front of me, & I added a NW tribal Hummingbird to the symbols on my TalisWoman. As I looked up information & meaning, I found this line captivating; "Hummingbird's ability to hover back and forth at great speeds is believed to be a skill for guiding the people; if they fall behind Hummingbird can easily back up to keep pace." 
 

Humminbird is a messenger of joy. "This beautiful tiny bird, also called Sah Sen, represents friendship, playfulness, and is a symbol of good luck in Northwest Coastal Native art. It is a positive sign to see Sah Sen prior to a major event such as hunting or travelling to another village."
Sah Sen has a message to take to deliver - to thank each flower for making our world a more beautiful place!

How PERFECT for us as teachers, to remember to 'hover' and keep pace with our students, or fly ahead to inspire! And to affirm that acts of creation make our world a better place! 

Happy Paint Party Friday!!