Sunday, May 17, 2020

Musing Around the Medicine Wheel

Everything inside us is held in a web of stories. When we create around stories, we discover juicy new chapters, can begin to hear with new ears, see with new eyes. The creative process engages both sides of the brain, and gives us new access and clarity going forward. Often we discover new paths around old obstacles. 

Over the last five years, I've led circles and taught classes from this perspective of bringing Intention to the creative process, since the reintroduction to my Muse of creativity. I've designed a series of classes around the Compass that can be taken in series, or stand alone. Many of these were first offered at my friend Margot's beautiful rural retreat outside Corvallis. 

Each turn of the wheel offers opportunity to explore different aspects of ourselves, and navigate the terrain of becoming more true to who we are. 

Spring is a potent time as Mama Gaia invites us to stretch out limbs and reawaken. This is the perfect time to listen for her call and tune into fresh energy. The urge is to plant and nurture new life and ideas. East, sunrise, element of air.
She Changes - 2018
Muses light fuses and nudge us to grow. In summer, our creative juices are flowing, and our days are often action packed. The world needs every Wonder Woman to recognize and engage her own Supper Powers, Muse inspired creativi-tea can be the perfect way to harness them! South, midday, element of fire.
Wonder Woman - 2019
In the fall, our Harvest Queen beckons us to go within and discover our inner Queen's wisdom ways. A true Queen is not a diva, or someone who 'rules' over another. She is privy to her own heart centred wisdom, and a steward of resources for the people. West, sunset, element of water
(The Harvest Queen class demo is a good example of how far we get in a one day class.)

Queen's Harvest - 2019 
As days lengthen and winter sets in, we appreciate each bright day, and are reminded to Shine our own light more brightly. This is a time of contemplation and renewal, of remembering that, like snowflakes, we are each unique and perfect in our own way. North, night, element of Earth. 
(Snow Queen also began as a class demo - this post shows her in both phases!)
Snow Queen - 2017
I invite you to join me in this journey around the Medicine Wheel, deepening with the teaching of each direction, and into your own true essence. Classes include instruction, time for journaling, group sharing, and chocolate!! 
Harvest Queen, fall 2019
Happy Paint Party Friday!


sirkkis said...

Gorgeous assortment of impressive art.
Happy PPF xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Love your energy shown within your artwork, it really is a time to reach out and grow.
Fabulous shared art, Happy PPF Tracey

Christine said...

Beautiful art!

Gillena Cox said...

Beautiful art

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Elkes Lebensgl├╝ck said...

that are very beautiful artworks, I am very touched by these colors!!!
Greetings Elke

DVArtist said...

Wow these are all so beautiful.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful paintings.