Why Visionaries Don’t Have Friends – Just Meaningful Encounters

 

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We’re not good every day givers as we are always saving some of our energy for our big plan – our vision

The muse might turn up and tell us to do something, say something or go somewhere which is tricky when you have arranged a coffee with someone and are required to do chit chat!

We tend to be one tracked. We don’t have that much energy to talk about things that are not in some way related to our vision.

We’re not good at hanging out OUT as we tend to be sensitive to everything. Take us out to a shopping mall and all the sights, sounds and smells will quickly become too much. Take us out for a walk and we may find the place too lonely or not like the sound of the wind! Yes, it can be that difficult!

Intensity is our only state and we are only really happy if we feel a lot of energy in a conversation or an activity. Once we feel the energy go down we are miserable and just want out!

So all in all we’re not too good at friendship. People can be intrigued by us for a while but when all the above kicks in we don’t see them for dust!

However we are excellent at meaningful encounters.

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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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Know Your Purpose For it Will Unlock Your Voice!

There is so much noise in today’s world that maybe children are not able to hear themselves any more – their own feelings, tastes, thoughts and opinions. Some are happy to  take on other’s thoughts and opinions and have become followers of other people – like celebrities. But others are rebelling and saying “Please be quiet. I want to hear what’s in my own head.”

 

Deep Feelings – Processing for Others!

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Have you ever had a situation where you have gone through something traumatic and your child seems to have ‘picked up’ your feelings . Maybe after the event you notice a change in their behaviour or they seem fatigued or distanced. Below is a simple way that you can help your child process trauma or difficult situations – either their own experiences or other peoples’

Our story:  ‘Healing Mum’s Trauma’

I had an implant and Luca (8)  was in the waiting room. This conversation took place 4 days after the event.

Jennie (Mum): What’s the matter? You don’t seem right today?

Luca: I think I have caught your dentist time. It has got stuck in me and I can’t get it out.

Jennie (Mum) : Oh dear, I wonder how you could let go of that.  Could you draw or paint it out?

Luca: I don’t think I can let go of it because if I let it out it will smash.

Jennie (Mum): Why would it smash? What does this thing look like?

Luca: It is like a rock in a tube.

Jennie (Mum): Become the rock. What does it feel like to be the rock?

Luca: Well, I am made from lots of different things and trying to protect myself

Jennie (Mum) What are you trying to protect?

Luca: My core.

Jennie (Mum) What does it feel like to be your core?

Luca: I’m a pebble.

Jennie (Mum) Why are you trying to protect your core?

Luca: Because then I won’t feel any bad feelings.

Jennie (Mum): Is this about me going to the dentist

Luca: Yes, I think so.

Jennie (Mum): Maybe it’s OK to feel those feelings. Maybe you’re processing them for me. I had a little cry after the dentist. Maybe you need a little cry too. Perhaps you felt my pain.

Luca: Yes, I think I did.(looking weepy and as if he is trying to hold in tears)

Jennie (Mum): It’s ok to cry. When we have a hard shell things can hurt us and puncture us but when we are soft, sharp things can’t get through. They still touch us but they just go ping, we go ‘Ah’  and they fall to the ground.

Luca laughs

Jennie (Mum): After all the softest membrane is the strongest of them all!

To read more about this way of working with your sensitive child and how to heal or help others heal by embracing the power of vulnerability please read my book ‘The Beauty of Vulnerability – Being Healed & Being a Healer’

 

 

Creative Intuitives – I Want to Hear My Own Voice !

Luca’s friend came round the other day and I talked to him and Luca about their throat and voice. Both the boys said that sometimes they didn’t want to hear what people were saying or things around them  because it seemed to interfere with what was in their own heads.

There is so much noise in today’s world that maybe children are not able to hear themselves any more – their own feelings, tastes, thoughts and opinions. Some are happy to  take on other’s thoughts and opinions and have become followers of other people – like celebrities. But others are rebelling and saying “Please be quiet. I want to hear what’s in my own head.”

I asked the boys to paint their throat or their voice and I did a painting too. And an amazing thing happened. We all started off painting our own voice but as the panting developed other people’s voices crept into our pictures. It was as if we all had this revelation that to be a lone voice is lonely and ineffective but to join voices – well, that is power!

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               ‘The Meeting of Sound-waves’ by Jacob (Age 7)

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           ‘The Joining of Voices’ by Jennie (Age 47)

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                 ‘The Universal Voice’ by Luca (Age 7)

Why not have a go and paint your voice. You may be surprised about what is inside you waiting to be expressed into the world!

 

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’