Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

I am Xerxes

You might wonder why I am posting up pictures of my own hands. I just thought of recording down the random things that I do for myself. Just last week I decided to paint my nails gold. Very gold, gold! We had a bottle of gold nail polish in the office because we were doing a charity project and designing the organisation’s leaflets. One of the designers who were working on it thought of experimenting it by using nail polish to give a little touch up before presenting it to the clients and my bosses. I thought it’ll be fun to do something I’ve never done before- painting my nails gold. Haha! I thought to myself, I’ve always lived my life with routine or that sometimes it’s pretty predictable with me. If those who knows me well, like Justin, he would know what I’d say, colour that I’d choose, what I’d order at the restaurant, stuff like that. Those who know me well would expect that I’d prefer black nails than any other colour.


(Just a simple scenario) Sometimes, even in my thoughts, those who know me well, like my beloved, would know what I’d say or how I’d think. I know it sounds like I am predictable but I think it’s more than that; I think that we humans are comfortable with ourselves and what we were surrounded with all these while.
So when I painted my nails Gold for fun, doing something authentic; I thought to myself- hey my mind can do this too! A bit slow in realizing even though it’s something really common, but I got all that from the gold nails! Haha! It was fun though; painting my nails gold. At first it was weird and I had quite a few negative comments for my self too, like “eww, it looks like some trailer park woman’s nails!” My colleagues found it weird too. My beloved said I looked like Xerxes from Persia, like in the movie 300! My other colleague said I looked like a queen in gold asleep for a million years. That’s nice, like a goddess! Haha!
Eventually I grew to like it; I saw that it was more than just the colour. The colour gold was how elegant and sophisticated if I knew what to wear it with. It made my skin looked nice too like honey. And for once, I actually decided to be nice and compliment myself for a change.


Silly me, I got this all out of just nail polish! Haha!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A treat for myself



Got this for free after buying RM40 worth of Sharpie Markers on promo!

With cute little badges too!







I should've posted up this a long time ago, but i didnt; well, i think it is not too late at all to express how the little things makes me happy. These sharpie markers really did made my day when i purchased it. It was last month, and there was a day i was feeling really down. It cheered me up and inspired me to do more with art. =) I love them so much and i cant wait to use it when i attend my next art therapy session with Eva.

Facing each other




It was really strange how i drew these two; i drew the first one because i crave freedom, but a part of me feels strangely sad, as is something i couldn't release and express.. so i drew picture two.



Monday, October 10, 2011

The "Perfect" stranger

To the man that i never offered kindly when you are on the streets,
i could've given it to you for free,
but i was silently shocked at the moment.

Now i questioned myself,
why did ignore you,
It was just a cigaratte which is all you need.
I don't pity you in fact for being frank,
I pity that the world does not understand you.

So, now you walk on the streets unaware and unguided,
you are harmless and polite.
Just your appearance in one feature in my life
made a different to me the main character.

I am breaking down my thoughts now,
you gave me the chance to understand and search.

You are a perfect stranger,
you are not lost in your world,
you are not crazy as what they would say,
you are perfect in your way.
-10th October 2011, SL.-

On Love, Integrity, Relationships

Love - "Don't pity those who love are not loved, but pity those who cannot love. Give glory to the people who can love and give out love so much unconditionally"

Integrity- Integrity means taking responsibility for your emotions & being honest with yourself while you amend the errors of the mind.

Relationship- Relationship doesn't end, they change form.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I know one day i will

I know i have not been posting much of my healing art lately, but i'm the kinda' person who also seek music to heal my soul. And i like the feeling when friends or colleagues recommend me new meaningful songs and i listen to them; if i like it and i connect with it, i know that i meant to like the band or the singer. A colleague of mine recently recommended me this band called 'Lady Antebellum', genre- folk pop. I don't usually listen to much pop, but i like contemporary adult songs to rock / metal and Jazz blues.

Ever since i was a child, i was connected to music, lyrics, poetry, etc. My mother told me that as a baby/toddler (too young to even understand words) i would cry / laugh each time my sister either sings a song with sad / happy lyrics. yes, lyrics. As if i understood it. haha! Hence, my love for music. My loving boyfriend used to ask me about my strange interest in certain songs that so happen is sung by mainstream radio friendly over-rated singers; i would tell him that strangely, i was connected more to the lyrics, the rythm rather than the singer.

Anyways, not to get diverted again... i was telling my colleague that the songs sung (especially Just a Kiss) from this band gives me the feeling of.. well if i describe the picture in my head it would be- A house, painted in white, there is calm silence, by the sea... with bright sun... the air smell of fresh ocean smell.. . Beautiful isn't it? haha! And she told me that this is what 'bliss' probably feels or look like. So, i decided to listen on to this song.. and i think it has quite a profound meaning. I would like to share it to you, my reader. Hopefully it would speak to you like how it has spoke to me about my inner-journey.Do read the lyrics. Enjoy!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Understanding By Evanescene

This video by Evanescene (An alltime favourite band/singer/song) has a profound meaning behind it in the first few parts of the lyrics (the male voice narrating). I never knew the meaning, well the mind was quite young and raw when i first heard it in college. Nonetheless, until much recently, i began to understand it bit by bit, and each time i listen to it, it unfolds a certain kind mystery of wisdom in it. It somewhat reminds me that if 'I AM a problem' then 'I AM a solution'



"Understanding (Wash It All Away)"
"You hold the answers deep within your own mind.
Consciously, you've forgotten it.
That's the way the human mind works.
Whenever something is too unpleasant, to shameful for us
to entertain, we reject it.
We erase it from our memories.
But the imprint is always there."

(Can't wash it all away)
(Can't Wish it all away)
(Can't hope it all away)
(Can't cry it all away)

The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Releases life in me
In our mutual
Shame we hide our eyes
To blind them from the truth
That finds a way from who we are
Please don't be afraid
When the darkness fades away
The dawn will break the silence
Screaming in our hearts
My love for you still grows
This I do for you
Before I try to fight the truth my final time

"We're supposed to try and be real.
And I feel alone, and we're not together. And that is real."

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Lying beside you
Listening to you breathe
The life that flows inside of you
Burns inside of me
Hold and speak to me
Of love without a sound
Tell me you will live through this
And I will die for you
Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know I cannot
Bear it all alone

"You're not alone, honey."
"Never... Never."

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away, No

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

(Can't fight it all away)
(Can't hope it all away)
Can't scream it all away
Ooh, it all away
Ooh, it all away

"But the imprint is always there. Nothing is ever really forgotten."
"God, please don't hate me"
"Because I'll die if you do."
"Because I'll die if you do."
"Because I'll die if you do."
"Because I'll die if you do."

Monday, October 3, 2011

A relationship from within

On Saturday night, i attended a talk at Clove & Clive; a preview talk by Geraldine. I was prompted a question as well as other participants too. A question that i was never really asked before until that night- why do we need relationships?

I like the fact that i was being asked that question because i found a little wisdom in it; I have never really stop to ponder on this or check back with my intentions so that I dont find myself caught in a web of unwanted situations.

Throughout my journey, currently love, relationships and compassion has become quite an interesting topic in my phase (i call it phase / level become each time it gets harder as i learn from everyone around me as earth is my school and people are my teachers) and something i know i can begin to work on as it starts with me.

Back;

So when i was asked, the first thought that came to my mind was "to spend & share the rest of my life with someone".. but as i dwell deeper, breaking it down...another answer came in from pondering about what exactly is it that two people want from each other; hence my answer was "to fulfill each other's needs & wants".

My eyes are now opened i began to take note that this is happening in various forms of relationships such as work, families, friends, acquantainces and yes, strangers... i never noticed this before.


It began to dawn on me we are all naturally interdependant on one another, and i find that there is actually quite a beautiful act of compassion behind it. Some might disagree because the world has shaped and stereotyped for us that we should all be independant, and so individuals are trying to find various ways to fight for their independence in relationships, countries, etc.. But what if for once we change the way we see things? What if we try to see interdependence as a beautiful act of compassion instead of something that is struggled to obtain or acquire... another ponder; what is compassion?

The word compassion is commonly used, yet there is quite a profound meaning behind it which i think many have not realised it. Words are just words after all, but it is in the act that brings out the meaning of the word itself. I learned that the word compassion means "common passion". And so, it is easier said than done, but i find that not many, even myself, are able to practice it unless until we fully understand the act of unconditional love by understanding that you do not want the other person (enemy or friend) to suffer the same conditions or consequences because you have experienced it before.

Again these are just my thoughts and my opinions...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Innocence

A funny thought came to my mind this morning on the way to work with my mom in the car. I reminisce back on my childhood days and a familiar incident came to my mind. (i don't even know how my mind can lead to there) and it was something quite unsolved and i wondered to myself at the same time; why haven't find out yet at all? I could just easily ask around now. =) I laughed to myself and so i said asked my mom..

Me: Ma, what do you call a woman who is not married?

Mom: You mean, in english ar?

Me: -_-" ya la. Is it a 'spinster'? Is that the term?

Mom: Ah, ya lor. But got difference wan, ah.. women who are above a certain age is called a spinster i think. Why ar?

Me: Coz hor, you know when i was young you used to buy all those english exercise books for me to do and practise. So, there was once exercise i remembered ya, that had all those terms for people who are not married or like the term to label someone whose husband has passed away- things like that la!

Mom: Ah then..

Me: So hor, there was one time i remember i was excited that i learned the new word-spinster. So one day, PS(My cousin's wife) came over to our house and i think i was about 10 years old at that time. So, she asked me about Aunty.A i think, and i was so excited to be able to use the new word so i told her "Ya! Aunty.A is not married! She is a spinster!"

Mom: (She started laughing)

Me: Then, PS told me i cannot call people a spinster, she said it was very rude of me to call someone that. But how would i know wor, i was excited to use the word because i learned it from an exercise book. It was educational to me! And she never told me why it was wrong. She just said i cannot use that word coz its rude and she said it should be a bachelor / bachelorette. But i was young, and i can only remember that i was just using a new word i learned ma! i was so innocence. So actually what is the word?

Mom: Oh.. if its a young girl then you call her a bachelor-girl la. If its older then its a spinster la.

Me: Oh ... (not satisfied because it didnt answer my query)

lol! Just a funny moment to share with you. =) I remember back then at that moment, i was wondering to myself "does it matter what if i label her as a Spinster?" (Of course not in such an adult way-lah!) Anyways, as a child i used to question alot. If someone tells me no, i'd ask why. Though i dont understand what made me not ask my cousin back why can't i say the word-Spinster. I noticed that this is the way of the world. There isn't really right or wrong at all. Just terms and labels we give to ourselves that makes it more complicated. And some of it are man made rules which makes ourselves even more frustrated when others dont follow. You hear some people say "You Must.." but if you track back down, who said it is a must? This is just something i do, i question, i am not trying to imply anything at all so don't get me wrong. This is just one example in my life. Just that my child-like innocence sometimes enables me to question and ponder about the way of the world. So basically, is it really wrong (or rude) to say the word- Spinster or is it us (people) who thinks it's wrong just because it doesn't sound nice at all?

But isn't a label, just a label? At the end, what matters is who we are inside, isn't it?

Monday, September 19, 2011

On Alone

Alone isn't loneliness; it is a chance for realization to happen on true happiness and wisdom when time spent in silence.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wonder

I wonder...


When it is full moon night,
I am engrossed at the very sight.

Wondering the illuminating light

that surrounds it, glowing bright.


Death comes easy,

like falling asleep.

Travelling into the light,

Who do you see and what can you touch?

So if you want to know,

give in, give in, don't fight.


Music heals your soul,

to read in between the lines.

Humming to the sweet rhythm that speaks to your heart,

only you and the singer understands it so.


Another day goes by
another hour not to waste.

Yet I still do,

am still learning, am still new.

Yet I know not pain or anger,

but illusion that is uncontrollable.


I was born of a white piece of paper,

the world splats ink and colours of all sorts.

I strive to give, give, give,

I also strive to take, take, take.

No i am not ungrateful,

i've learned; merely the ones who take have taken what they need.

And I have give, given to those who need or want,

I took, took what i deserve and what is given.


This is the way,

is this the way?

could it not be another way?

and i wonder, if there was another way, would i still be here?

So if there is another way, could this be a wrong way?

Or there is no right or wrong way?
Just things happen, happen for a reason.

A reason to happen, to let it happen for another reason.


And so I wonder...


-SL. 15 Sept 2011-

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ego & Emo: New Painting

Note: You will only see imperfection if you choose to see imperfection. Art isn't just about perfection or technique, for it is about connection with your inner self thru colours and drawings of images you see in your mind's eye.

3rd Sept 2011~


Here's some updates to my painting.. its almost done. I'm doing some final finishing touches on it. I think the tough part is the embossed moon and sun. I've also added some bronze hue for some shadow so it doesn't look so flat. Anyways, there are still much more to do on the sun and the moon. I'll be touching up this real soon. Everytime i see the halo around the girl, it always reminds me of a picture of Our Lady Madonna (Mother Mary).



16th August 2011~










A new inspiration; i drew the card-God from the deck of oracle cards. Now i am painting on my relationship with God.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Divine Art Soul's first session

S'funny how the recent 3 day raya holiday felt as if it was the weekend. On Tuesday i thought it was a Saturday, on Wednesday it felt like a Sunday. Yesterday felt like Sunday again because today i have to be back at work and it feels like a Monday, though actually its a Friday. I've got the monday blues on friday... i have 3 articles waiting for me but my mind is still on holiday. Not that it is resting.. no.. it is always chattering, worrying, thinking thinking thinking...


My mind is still thinking about my first creative healing session with a good friend of mine. =) (*Thanks Li Ling). It was fun; I remember waking up on Tuesday morning and getting ready. As i took a cab to Empire, i thought to myself.. wow, such a beautiful morning. I even took a picture of Empire's entrance to show that how beautiful the morning was. haha!
We had our little session at Starbucks... it was so nice to be in a cozy corner watching Li Ling doodling away with oil pastel. I told her that my oil pastel has been with me eversince i was 12; won it at a local art competition. I remember how i didnt have the heart to use it, afraid i might damage it or something. But i told myself that someday i am pretty sure i will put it to good use. And i did. =D


My day was pretty interesting. I had a really good session with Li Ling and great conversation too. It is true that we are constantly learning all the time, and everyday, a little insight comes along the way to us. Little lessons...


I am really happy that finally i am able to put my method to use. I must admit that before this, i was feeling down because i wanted to so much to conduct case studies but i dont know where to start. Eva told me to surrender to the divine and just ask. And so i did... i guess being the impatient me, foolishly i was eager for results. What i fail to notice was that I wasn't positive enough.. When i decided to change things around and started writing methods just in case for future workshop sessions; i was already manifesting for things to happen. When Li Ling volunteered, i experienced a sudden burst of motivation to improve the entire method.
I felt like a child once again...looking forward to meet a play mate. =)


It only took two hours; after that we talked. I learned that there's a place to paint on plaster figurines in empire and i can't wait to check it out soon. =D


Good place to meet up with her again and do some therapeutic painting. Also a good place to go with Justin to do some therapeutic couple painting. hahah! I definitely look forward to conduct more sessions; i realised that being there for someone isn't just about helping but rather, i am learning from the other person as well. Though what i love most was being able to touch someone's life with light and love. Til then.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cold Magik


I've recently returned from my 6-year anniversary and it was truly memorable. Ups downs flowing smoothly and so on. I learned about love and how beautiful love is when it is merged. I learned connection in the soul and how beautiful it is when two people share a profound relationship. The paradox experiences has brought us this far and more to come.

As we rekindle, our interest unfolded more and more while the little things like yummy ice cream and winning plushies excites us. Because we were children once again, our inner-child emerged and like little boy and little girl, we held hands to enjoy the present moment. Everything there was allowed us to go within and brought the little child in us; it was pure innocence and love was not lust but love was compassion, forgiveness, wisdom and peace.















It was wonderful. My friend, my lover, the mate to my soul.
I loved every moment because I was child again. And I can be that child, we can be that child while we remember the things we love again as a child.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Recycling cool calendars



I like what i recently did with an old calendar i have been keeping aside for so long; just waiting for me to use it for the right moment. It's been bout 3 years now that i've kept the calendar; i knew i was going to be able to make use of it sometime and luckily i followed my heart (hoarder or not! lol!) and kept it. So, since i had to do my art therapy homework for colour-emotions encyclopedia, i thought to myself, "hey! i like things that are handy, cute and organized." i thought maybe for a change since i am on the whole new me path, why not be creative with it then. That's when i decided to dig this out and started planning.







I actually skip one page each on the calendar because it had some really nice inspiring quotes on it. Plus, it was professionally designed by a design house. So, i thought i would use some artblock paper to cut them into plain swatches, glue them on the page and label each of it with emotions and then paint a picture of how i would describe the emotion.



When i was doing this last night, i noticed how different my colours and images were compared to the first one i did during my level 1 with Eva. I still use orange for most of it, but i also noticed i started using alot of brown. I associate many things with smell, colour, images; this has helped me sort them out alot.



PS: I've uploaded new pictures on my Shia Lynn Folio (Black and White series). feel free to check them out.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

On Priorities




1. begin my relationship with the divine


2. building my creative intuition with guidance


3. healing my heart through art; my heart to bloom with love


4. with a balance of communication, self-acceptance and material world




~much love


Heal me.. heal me now.




Daily Reminder






I am Strength


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thank you Emily & Li Ling

On how we can have anything we want in life, even money. On how it is actually so easy to have and ask for it...


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dewdrop of tears

I've got dewdrop of tears,

woken by a nightmare to stress & fear.

I've been managing with my self and I,

I thought you should know,

that it isn't really a pretty sight.


Dear Divine,

this dewdrop tears of mine.

tastes bitter this time,

Can I shout or cry? Is it a crime?


"Don't cry, don't die" said I,

"Don't ever give up, said I without a sigh.

Twas' not a dream but an inside voice,

Twas' that inside voice that won't tell lies.


Dear Divine,

listen to the trickling dewdrop tears of mine...

Help my self and I,

oh please if you may, oh please,

Please help me, this dewdrop tears of mine.


-SL. 19th July 2011-

Friday, July 15, 2011

To the world



Something I found on the net; twas' for free

Friday, July 8, 2011

Little White Witch

I always knew that the law of attraction is a very powerful tool if one knows how to use it.. well it's almost the same as knowing how our mind works; we would be able to manifest almost anything we desire for in life.

Recently, I learned that creative journaling is almost the same as the law of attraction. Also the same as creating spells, you are writing down a wishlist except, instead of writing, you are drawing or painting.



When I was in Level 1 Art therapy training, painting my pain body and healing seemed similar to this concept; except that in my art journal,

I am painting what my heart desires most. As I paint, I am manifesting with the bottom of my heart of my deepest desire or wish. (I forgot to include- gratitude too)

I dugged out my old long-ish journal that is wrapped with white fabric- it was still empty and I recalled many years ago I was trying to figure out what to do with it. I like collecting notebooks and sketchbooks of all sorts. Its like, i'm reserving it for something divine to write in it.
I've seen many creative healers who does art journaling. Even a dear web friend- Shelley Klammer (Expressive Arts) who does intuitive collages does this as well. And its very empowering and effective. I used to think that painting about what hurts you will make you feel better. Well, in a way yes it does- but its always good to balance it with a healing picture. That way, your mind is readjusted while your entire energy is directed to manifesting THE healing picture that you have painted.

I remember as a little girl, I was un-self-concious when I paint. I used to draw fashion models and design clothings, and my mother was amazed with me. When I draw, I believed in it and I believed in myself. The feeling was great, and people started having faith in me too... sadly, it wasn't too long after that, that slowly I lost faith in myself and in my drawings.

You see, the world is always filled with blockages, and there I was stuck in the rut of blockages growing up; but hey, its okay. This is part of the mysterious journey called life- its been unfolding one at a time... though sometimes, I can feel the gentle silence when things are slowed down for abit... then one day when I wake up, I'm on my next journey.

I used to question God and his motive of making me go through adventures of all sorts; as time goes by, I'm starting to accept that this is meant for me. Every individual has a personal badge, biodata, mission report and unique skills or differences paired with individual suitable equipments. Mine's books, paintbrush, craft tools, music, a blog (lol!) and yes, video games! Don't laugh, you'd be surprised at how much one can learn from video games- its created by people who are equally unique and quirky as me while they journey through their paradox life creating games with paradox meanings. (Like Alice Returns: The Madness) Haha! Anyways, probably more to come.

Okay, so back to my art journal; sorry i tend to get off-tracked! I was thinking so much about having a new home; my current outer-world mission now is finding a suitable home for my mother and I and buying my FIRST new home. Of course, I have the finance part to fret about. So, I thought, hey, the friendly people at Light on Earth Centrepoint told me that it doesnt hurt to dream (but with the condition of being positive and chanelling your entire energy on it) So, I did it. I manifested my FIRST HOME.

I begin to intuitively journaling with cuttings, soft pastels and such.. I asked for the divine's kindness to hear me out and be patient with me while I excitedly draw and colour and paste my wishful thinking! Now, everytime I flip through the pages to draw on the next; I'll come across these particular pages and smile to myself- I take a moment to be still and focus my entire loving thoughts of wanting a wonderful safe haven for my mother and I, so that we no longer have to move and be homeless; "A Place I Can Call Home..."

As an Art Therapist in training, I truly recommend you to try Art Journaling too. Anything you wish OR hope for, there's nothing wrong with painting a pretty picture about it. And if you feel a little sad, ask yourself "what do you desire most? or what would make you happy?" then paint it! and wait for the magic to begin...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dear Magdalene...

I have just purchased the Magdalene Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno. Thanks to Eva, my creative sensei; I have fallen in love with his intuitive paintings. I remember when i first laid eyes on them and held them in my hands during my first Card-Reading lessons; i was mesmerized his Universal Love cards. My first reading was to connect intuitively with the colours and read them.. it was kind of easy with Eva's cards because the artist's colours are very expressive.

As stated in my previous post, i decided to make one of it come true. Last week, i googled for the artist's website, and found a collection of his cards, books, paintings and more. The one that caught my eye was the Magdalene Oracle Cards (right). I was mesmerized again, it took my breath away. The same feeling came back again when I asked God to show me which Saint i should be named after. Twas' Mary Magdalene.. the intuitive, graceful, mysterious & creative Saint who was loved greatly by Jesus. I cried, i thanked God.. there were so many other names, yet it fell on this one. Means Repentance.

Twas' the same feeling I had when I saw a book called the Book of Mary Magdalene written by an inspiring author (sorry, cant remember her name). It was paradox!

So, even with this cards, i kept thinking about it. Its the same feeling everytime i see that name or hear it, or read it somewhere. Magdalene is mysterious to me, the name is magical to me...

I looked up in Malaysia and found Lightworks had it, emailed them, and turned out they only had ONE left. Twas' the Magdalene cards. There were alot of thinking, tossing, doubtfulness because I was worried about cash- but i thought of my creative advancement, and of course to make myself happy... so i purchased it.

Thank you Lightworks!

If you would like to know more about the cards or the artist, do click on the link below. You'd know why am I in love with the colours and paintings!

Picture courtesy of : http://www.tonicarminesalerno.com/

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Indigo


Indigo,


My trouble-colour no more.


As I visualize you,


there I sit safely in your Indigo-pool.


Like soothing water flowing over me,


from above you reach into my soul,


and here on earth you connect with me.


-SL 1 July 2011-

Monday, June 27, 2011

Divine Art Therapy Lessons

I had a fulfilling weekend (25 & 26th June) I shall never forget because it is the weekend where my wish came true.

What wish? one would ask. Well, let's see...

1. To learn art / colour therapy
2. learning how colour plays an important part in our lives
3. learning about chakra and chakra meditation
4. intuitive card reading (this is funny, i was just thinking, manifesting it to myself not too long ago of how i wish i could learn how to do readings)
5. Healing
6. Discover and unfold the goddess within me (my inner beauty)
7. A journey with self
8. undersanding my relationship with others and how i can improve them through therapy
9. painting- enhancing my art skills thru therapy
10. abstract painting! I always admired how some artist could just paint freely, wihtout restrictions- and their colourful painting could mean so many things (like jackson pollock's)

Now i understand how my favourite artist, Van Gogh feels.. maybe i can analyze his paintings too with the colours he uses.. =D

Thank you Eva for making it wonderful!

" An art therapist helps people work through their psychological problems through creativity. You combine knowledge of therapy and art to help clients handle stress, work through trauma and realize their potential as human beings. You must be a good listener and believe in the healing powers of art to do this work. " (adapted from E-How: How to become an Art Therapist)

Friday, June 17, 2011

My 1st Session with Eva Diva










It truly feels good to be able to draw freely. During my first healing session with Eva San (who has inspired me to paint again) so many feelings and emotions evoke. I drew with crayons so freely, felt like a child again, except now someone can direct me with my drawings, using them to heal me. I am glad that i have started painting once again. A part of me has awaken, even though its still in a roller coaster ride, but I am starting to think, starting to feel, starting to communicate with my mind and my heart, my body... thanks Eva. =)


*Dear visitors, if you wish to take my pictures here, please email me for permission as these pictures are only for personal keepsake.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The 6 Characteristics of Highly Creative People by Michelle L. Casto

Thomas Moore said, "We are all poets and artists as we live our daily lives, whether or not we recognize our role and whether or not we believe it." Human beings have an innate need to create. Even you! There is a continuum of creativity, ranging from being slightly creative to highly creative. The good news is that you can learn to be more creative by observing creative people and modeling yourself after them. Artists, writers, and creative types seem to have similar characteristics. Some of the personality traits listed below may seem eccentric, odd, even "out there"---but that is where creativity lies--- in the outreaches of our consciousness, in the depths of our souls. If you had the opportunity to speak to Picasso, Walt Disney, or Jane Austen, you would probably find out that they are ordinary people, much like you and I. The difference is that they have allowed more of their soul to come out and play and have freed themselves of convention and restriction. Creativity is essentially the art of discovery and an act of faith. When you create something--- a work of art, book, software program, dance routine, or role for a play, you discover parts of yourself that you never knew existed. Creative people have a strong need to express more of who you really are and often have to fight for that right. The character Isabelle in the movie, Fire and Ice, has a great outlook on what it means to be creative, she says, "To create, sometimes you must rebel."

1. Unconventional

Creative people do not feel the need to conform to society's standards. They often swim against the current and flow with their own way of thinking and living. They have original ideas that literally turn the world upside down and right-side out. Take for example, the 16th century Italian astronomer, Galileo, who proved that the earth revolved around the sun (instead of the other way around), which was revolutionary in his time.

2. Individualistic

Creative people want to find out what the truth is, and they have a strong need to decide for themselves what works and what does not. Often they are ahead of their time, and much of their work is appreciated/acknowledged after they are dead and gone. Many writers are famous for marching to the tune of their own drum, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wrote the book, Self-Reliance, and Robert Frost who penned, "two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less-traveled."

3. Inventive

Creative people live in the world of ideas, and don't always have the best interpersonal skills. Because they are so highly intelligent, and live in the realm of possibility, they are constantly coming up with bright ideas. They also take notice of what is missing in the world and/or what could be improved. Take for instance, Thomas Edison, who invented hundreds of things in his time, his most famous invention being the light bulb. He saw that there was darkness and then created light.

4. Driven

Creative people cannot "not do something"—they are almost compulsive until they can bring their internal vision into fruition. They have that "fire in their belly"---a passion to contribute to the beauty and betterment of the world. Because of their high drive, they can produce a lot in a relative short amount of time. Talk about drive---the material girl herself, Madonna, has not let public praise or criticism stop her from being a super star. She is a modern day Diva, multi-talented as a singer, dancer, and actress who has released hundreds of songs, albums, videos, movies, books--- all the while reinventing herself as someone new.

5.Visionary

Creative people have a guiding vision in their head, heart, and soul that they are often called to bring to life. Who else but Michelangelo could look at a large piece of marble and "chip away at everything that wasn't David?" According to him, "I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." One of his best-known works is the immense ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took him three years to complete, where he often had to work upside down for hours at a time. If you ever have seen any of his work, you can easily see that it is a vision to behold.

6. Intuitive

Creative people are very in touch with their inner selves. They pay attention to the signs, synchronicities, symbols around them, and make use of that information in their work. They often act as a channel, where ideas and inspiration come from a higher plane. They allow the work to guide them to where it needs to go. The work clearly originates in their soul, not from their ego. Talk about ideas coming from out of the blue, remember how the scientist, Isaac Newton "discovered" gravity? He was sitting under a tree and an apple fell on his head! Had he not made a connection with his intuitive nature, he would have missed a major theory about the world we live in!

As you read this, do you find yourself relating to some of these traits? If so, it is time to start creating. Getting started can often be the hardest part, because we often limit our creativity by listening too closely to our negative inner voice. But so did all of these examples of creators. Even the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh struggled with that, but he created a remedy for that, he said, "If you hear a voice within you saying, you are not a painter, then by all means, paint, and that voice will be silenced." Robert Henri says, "When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature." Once you have created, you now have to put yourself out there for all to see. This is where your faith comes in to support you. Remember that if you are creating from your soul, it will not matter whether other people accept your work or not. You are simply doing what you are called to do as a human being, create.



About the Author
Michelle L. Casto is a whole life coach, speaker, and author of Get Smart! About Modern Romantic Relationships, Get Smart! About Modern Career Development, and Get Smart! About Modern Stress Management. Her coaching practice is Brightlight Coaching, she helps people come up with bright ideas for their life and empowers them to freely shine their bright light to the world. Contact her for a free 30 minute coaching session: http://www.getsmartseries.com and http://www.brightlightcoach.com

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

God spoke to me thru a friend

I've learned something very meaningful today from someone very wise-

"Asking for help doesn't mean in terms of physical support, but also setting your intent to experience the uplifting at sharing sessions (Clove & Clive) to learn more and letting the universal forces do its work. And recognise doubts in mind as thoughts - you don't need to indulge / feed energy to them!"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poetry - The Innovative Butterfly

A creative phenomena has happened,

An innovative butterfly is born.

A complex change led to a great effect,

Bearing an artistic & talented result;

Fly with your colourful wings of success while you stand out from the world.



-SL 27th April 2011-

Friday, April 15, 2011

Poetry - To Be or Not to Be

Dualistic wants non-dualistic; but still is dualistic.


Yet tries to walk and talk non-dualistic,


but still man-made dualistic.


-SL 15th April 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Poetry- I and Self

I is not my self,


but self is responsible for I.


though I can teach myself,


but self is a deep-rooted I.


I want to free my self,


therefore, only I can free my self.


-SL 14th April 2011-