Expression is often something we are not taught how to do in a healthy or productive manner. The pressure builds and we explode, or implode. We do not know how to say what we want to say, or to get across how we feel.
There are so many ways to express: writing, drawing, making, creating, talking, screaming, singing, drumming, laughing, building, moving, dancing, being silent... We can communicate so much, is so many different ways, and here we want to encourage and explore Expression in as many forms as possible. If we approach life as if it were art, we remember that we cannot get it wrong. Art can never be wrong. That is the beauty of it. It is the same with life. Yes, we make mistakes, and will continue to do so, but as a great man once said "if you re not making mistakes, you are not doing enough." And really, is anything a mistake? Or is it just an opportunity to realise that the way we tried did not work, and an invitation to find another way that does?
We are often scared to be seen, scared to be heard, scared to say how we feel, and yet conversely the people we respect and admire the most are those who make themselves vulnerable and express their emotions and their gifts openly. Think of your favourite musicians or artists, or your closest friends. Why do we love these people? Because usually they are the ones who somehow, in some way are able to say "yes, me too." They understand. They give words to feelings we cannot. They create art that hits something deep inside of us. They sing and play the music that can bring us to tears; whether those tears be of joy or of pain, they are almost always tears of recognition.
And so here, we invite you to explore Expression and Connection. As well as our Creative Expression workshops, over on the Creative Meditation page, we will be giving suggestions of things to consider/explore. Any creative expressions, interpretations, insights and experiences you may have had during your exploration can be shared on the Creative Meditation section of the Connection Space. The Connection Space is available at all times. Here you can connect with others in a safe and supportive manner.
And if you just need to remember the magic of quietness and the Wild, head to the Silence page and enjoy Mother Nature's glorious Expressions from around the globe.
When we came we were the stars.
We were the light.
We manifested here as the keepers of the sacred earth.
We were here by choice.
We still are.
We came because we chose to.
And you see us reflected in the eyes of those who’s hearts bear the star light; which is all of us.
We are One.
We are united by the soul spark, in its pure form.
It is an indescribable colour beyond the spectrum of human eyes but it is the very essence of the Heart.
It beats with the Earth Mother and waxes and wanes as the waves of the moon, in a gentle symmetry so profoundly beautiful that is is missed even by trained eyes of heart at times.
The rhythms are intrinsic and ingrained.
They were hidden in the safest places.
In the hearts of the wanderers and the lost.
In is no coincidence that wonder and wander are so close.
To journey into ones heart is to meet wonder that is beyond the language of man.
It can only be told in the language of the heart, or the soul tongue which cannot be comprehended in the ways you know.
The ways of listening need practice.
The skills need to be relearned and remembered.
The time is now.