Category Archives: Sacred Creative

Stepping Into The Fire

Kali Ma by Jenn Grosso

Our Lady of Light
Great Mother of Fire
Goddess of the Flame
Liberate us from ever-deeper layers of the lower-self.
Burn away what hinders us on our journey.
Om Mata Kali, Sri Ma Sri Ma.

“I am immersed in the flame –
The flame of time,
The flame of love,
The flame of life.
The universal fire flows through me.”
~ The Radiance Sutras, Yukti Verse 29

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Paper Prayers

New Year Paper Prayer

Open space
becoming sanctuaries
cyclical return
new birth
New Year‬.

Many blessings to all as we embark upon a new year with new adventures and lessons. I don’t really do resolutions or yearly words, however I do feel the New Year mojo and set intentions for myself and my work for the year ahead. I’m beginning 2015 with a new Found Poetry Project: Paper Prayers.

The words will make themselves known…

A Desperate Effort

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Perilsoftheliving On Etsy

Moon & Void

I’m excited to share with you this morning, that my mini zines are now listed over on Etsy. Both my mini zines Moon Mail and Void Worship are available to purchase here.

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Healing Void

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Inner Alchemy {A Giveaway} *Winner Update*

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Photo: Mindy Tsonas

*Winner Update* A big thank you to all who have entered! And the Random number generator has chosen comment #5 as the winner of a spot in Mindy’s {Inner Alchemy Circle} congratulations ivymarie8!!! You’ll be contacted shortly!

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of featuring Mindy Tsonas as Be You Media Group’s Artist of the Week. Seeing artists work from their heart, and offer their gifts and perspective to the world, inspires me tremendously on my own creative path. Mindy certainly puts her heart and soul into her work and into her Alchemy Cards.

“The foundation of my work and practice is in the cards – Alchemy Cards, that I create and call upon as part of my grounding daily intuition and creativity. I circle with women in creative covens to teach them this practice and to use this powerful tool and personal talisman in their own lives. We learn to focus energies, delve in to personal truth, connect authentically and boldly, and manifest JOY and LOVE together. The cards are the physical magic we create – the actual magic is in the guided process of creating your own deck.” ~ Mindy Tsonas

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Photo: Mindy Tsonas

Mindy’s next Inner Alchemy Circle begins October 19th and is an online gathering and course that is “focused on creating your own one-of-a-kind themed Alchemy Deck, and learning how to use the cards as a powerful tool in your life and work. You’ll be guided with stirring prompts as well as easy how-to’s, to ignite your intuition for making your own beautiful personalized deck.”

Sounds awesome right? I’m excited to say that Mindy has given me a spot to giveaway! Want that spot? Simply leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick a winner (via random number generator) on Friday, October 3rd and will announce the winner here.

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Moon Mail

The Moon My Compass
{A short poem}

I don’t know the way
Out of this deep dark.
The Moon my guide
Compass to my heart
Sheds the Light
{In cycles} one step at a time.

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Moon Mail – A Mail Art Project

 

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Chaos & Cosmos

I’m excited to be embarking on a new art series that I’m calling “Chaos & Cosmos” where I’ll be exploring the mandala, the alchemy of self-transformation and our interconnectedness. Check out my beginnings here on Flickr:

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“There is a thinking in primordial images, in symbols which are older than the historical man, which are inborn in him from the earliest times, eternally living, outlasting all generations, still make up the groundwork of the human psyche. It is only possible to live the fullest life when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them.” ~ C.G. Jung

Primordial Spiral Mandala

 

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The Bundle That Holds The Medicine

Medicine Bundle

Medicine bundle

“The sacred tree, the sacred stone are not adored as stone or tree they are worshipped precisely because they are hierophanies, because they show something that is no longer stone or tree but sacred, the ganz andere or ‘wholly other.” ~ Mircea Eliade

Medicine bundle Treasures

Medicine Bundle Treasures

Finding healing in the medicine bundle… so what is this anyway?
The medicine bundle is a collection of objects which symbolize a spiritual path or intention. Creating a bundle is a powerful tool for manifestation. Objects such as charms, beads, crystals, stones and herbs that represent the intention of the bundle keeper are gathered and called upon as medicine totems and teachers. Through this representation (hierophanies), the bundle keeper connects with its powers and keeps their intention in the forefront of their consciousness.

Medicine in this context refers to all that is mysteriously healing to the soul, that which has “powers” that we don’t quite understand but we know is there. In this sense, everything around us can hold medicine, if we are open to it.

Have I peeked your interest? If you’re in the Ottawa (Canada) area, I’ll be offering a workshop where we will be creating our own non-traditional medicine bundle. This is part of my Sacred Creative workshop series that helps us tap into our sacred core and connect deeper within ourselves in a fun and creative way.

Sacred Creativity?
Sacred creativity is a call onto one’s own personal creative powers. It’s connecting into our inner selves for the purpose of creating something sacred and highly personal. It’s creating for the sake of creating, keeping it fun and as an expression of healing and joy. It’s not perfect and always meant to be an enriching creative experience. Sacred Creativity is a path and journey bringing us back to ourselves.

Medicine Bundles

Medicine Bundles

Sacred Creative Workshop: Creating a Medicine Bundle

In this Sacred Creative workshop, I’ll be leading participants through a breathing exercise and meditation to journey and connect with their chosen intention. Afterwards with their intention firmly in mind, I’ll be teaching participants how to use symbolism and medicine totems to create a non-traditional medicine bundle so they may carry the physical representation of their intention. Participants will be invited to connect with their inner creative to personalize their bundle and invite that creative energy out to play. With the combination of grounding breath work and meditation, as well as fun creative crafting, this workshop will definitely provide participants with a new perspective on a sacred long standing tradition.

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 1:30-3:30pm at The Crystal Dawn, 217 Dalhousie St, Ottawa Canada. Details and registration info here.

Come connect with your inner sacred creative, bringing yourself back to yourself.

Medicine Smudge

Honoring the medicine

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