Creative Intuitives and The Energy of The Arts

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Creative intuitives  have a need to express themselves from their hearts. However it is not as easy as it might seem. We can’t just decide we would like to play some music today or paint or dance. Even if we are inspired, it might not work for us because it all depends on how our energy feels today, the energy of the space we are in, the dynamics of the people that we are with and the energy of the season. I know . . by the time you have felt into this lot you are too tired to be expressive anyway! 

I run sessions for children and adults who are creative and intuitive. As you might imagine, they are unpredictable! On one occasion I was working with my son and his friend.  I planned to do some movement with some techno music but when I started the activity I could see that the boys were finding something ‘too much’ about it – the movement, the music, each other’s energy . . . and I quickly realised it wasn’t working.  So I offered painting instead and after a little encouragement the boys accepted this as a good alternative. They decided they wanted to paint a peacock and after a little google research for images, they were away.  The energy in the room became calm and focused and we all felt we could breathe again! 

Now I am not saying that art is always the answer. It isn’t. Sometimes you can make the art fit your energy – you can paint big and wild or small and contained – but sometimes you can’t paint at all. 

 

 

 

What Type of Flower Are You?

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The Celandine

Ah, spring – just as all the leaves are about to burst forth – I always feel my energy is explosive at this time of year. But my energy is for something specific.  I can’t seem to cook or play board games or do anything where my energy is focused.  I just have to let go!

So today I painted big and painted expressive! I painted what I felt. I saw the flower – a small celandine – but I felt the flower – huge vibrant energy exploding in every direction and blending with all the energy around it.

How many of us feel like the small celandine?  It is what we see when we look in the mirror so we must be small. And yet within us all is this huge explosive energy. We know it. We feel it but can we tap into it? Can we release it?

In order to let go of our huge explosive energy we need to feed it. My celandine was growing in good, well watered soil and had been drenched in any sun that came its way.  This is why when the time came to open its petals it found it so easy and so natural to show its vibrant beauty. 

Seasonal Living – The Robot Who Hibernated!

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Do robots hibernate? According to my son’s friend, Jacob, they sort of hibernate. They go into a preservation box and that is quite an adventure!

Do cats hibernate? According to Luca, they like to have a very cosy winter home, where they can dream about the fun of hunting in the summer.

Here are some really lovely videos of Jacob and Luca interviewing each other about their Autumn/Winter creations for their favourite toys.

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Creative Intuitives – Painting the Feeling of Life!

Everyone’s feeling about life are different. Some feel things deeply,  others less deeply. My son’s friend came round and we sat and chatted about some experiences that meant a lot to us. Then we painted them.

Luca painting

The Adventures of My Toy Lamb, Tray by Luca ( age 7)

Jacob painting

The Day a Potter Came to School – Me Making My Pot by Jacob (age 7)

Jennie painting

Connecting With the World – My Big Strong Arms by Jennie (age 47)

 

Creative Intuitives – Painting the Taste of a Strawberry!

Today Luca and I met up with a friend and her son and we painted the taste of fruit! We felt into our bodies and our minds and our emotions and this is our experience.

Jacob Taste of Blueberry
Taste of a Blueberry by Jacob (age 7)
Jennie taste of blueberry
Taste of a Blueberry by Jennie (age 47)
Lisa taste of grape
Taste of a Grape by Lisa
Luca taste of strawberry
Taste of a Strawberry by Luca (age 7)

 

 

To read about how to help you child embrace their senses as a way to heal or simply enjoy their sensitivities please see my book ‘How to Grow a Visionary’