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!
‘The Meeting of Sound-waves’ by Jacob (Age 7)
‘The Joining of Voices’ by Jennie (Age 47)
‘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!
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.
The Adventures of My Toy Lamb, Tray by Luca ( age 7)
The Day a Potter Came to School – Me Making My Pot by Jacob (age 7)
Connecting With the World – My Big Strong Arms by Jennie (age 47)
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.
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’