May 24, 2013

Living the Vida Creative!

Hello Beautiful People!

I have missed you! The past couple of weeks have been... about practicing courage, creativity, community, and a bit of relaxation.  Courage to step out of my comfort zone and make some videos for the fabulous Corazon Sagrado course Claudia and I are offering. We are creating communities and tribes of women all over the world and loving every minute of it! 

There I am facilitating a Goddess Chronicles creative afternoon. Thanks to De Anna from Creative Counseling Solutions for the opportunity to live my mission! 

Ever since I started on my creative path, I have been working day and night on my mission of facilitating creativity in the lives of people I meet. Why? Because it heals us in ways we cannot imagine, it connects us to the place inside where wisdom can be accessed, and... it's FUN ya'll! 
In the last few weeks I have learned the lesson of balancing between my mind and heart and my body and soul. I listen to all four of these guides. I allow myself to not let any one of them take over but in the last three weeks my soul has been in touch with my Muse, gave her the pen and said WRITE. I have been writing so much to the point that my Muse did not want to let go and my right hand wound up in a brace!
I have been so used to schedules and planning that when I began to follow my dreams I became so much more abstract and a little bit all over the place. 
Some people might think this is silly but truly a force came over me and for about 2 weeks, 12 hours a day, I was writing, typing, scribbling, note-taking....all the above to get it all down.  A tremendous amount of energy has been spent on writing what 

I will call my Soulful Metamorphosis "book"  I am envisioning it exactly as it is defined in the dictionary:

A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.

What started out as a 20-page workbook has turned into over 100 pages and I am not sure what will come of it. I know it is the story of my soul. A good friend put me in touch with a professional editor and I believe I am on my way towards a special chapter in my life. 

Also this week started I started listening to a series of interviews with professionals in the publishing business through Christine Klosers Transformational AuthorExperience. If you are even considering writing your own book I highly suggest that you check these interviews out. They are free! So much good information is coming through and I am learning so much!

Now I am ready for some much needed relaxation! I will be thinking of you all tomorrow during my mini spa day enjoying a mani-pedi! 

May 14, 2013

Give-Away Winners!

Yay! Today we are announcing the Winners of the Hermana Sagrada (Sacred Sister) Online Course! 

I have to say thank you to everyone for their love and support! Claudia and I appreciate the comments left on our blogs and the Hermana Sagrada Facebook group page as well! We are so honored and happy to share our belief in healing through artistic expression! 

It gives us much pleasure to say that we have 3 winners for Corazon Sagrado! Drumroll please.....

Anahata Jade Scarlett
Cynthia Hanna 
Elizabeth Padilla

There is still time to sign up! Class starts on Friday, May 17th! Check out what is in store! 
This beautiful visual was made possible by Claudia and her oh so talented husband Sergio!

Oh joy! Oh rapture! We got some ART! You feeling it? Sign up here!

May 9, 2013

I Love Collaborations Like This!

Seriously! I am not sure how I find myself in the midst of all of these beautiful and talented people. As a result of saying YES, yet again, to something that moves my heart, today at 6am Australia time, Lucia and the wonderful gang of gurus and experts share their love for Liberating Inner Beauty!

Can I get a YAHOO?

Will you join me in Liberating Inner Beauties Revolution? Its a 28 day revolution and best of all it is FREE! For 28 days you will receive 28 amazing soulful, inspiring, juice, yummy, fun and short emails. 

Lucia has partnered with amazing health and life coaches, spiritual healers and mentors, personal and yoga trainers, body image experts, artists, and experts in various fields – together they will deliver amazing content that will inspire you, motivate you and guide you to the liberation of your inner beauty and true being from Abuse, Fear, Guilt and Self Imprisonment so you can welcome your true majesty with Awareness – Acceptance, Appreciation, Gratitude and Infinite Love.

What will each email will contain to Liberate your Inner Beauty for 28 days?

  • One Empowering and Inspiring Quote with a beautiful art work.
  • One Liberating Juice recipe to cleanse/detox your body from self-created, inheritance and environmental toxins.
  • One Liberating SuperFood that removes toxins from your body, promotes healthy cells for a youthful body, preserve and improve your energy levels.
  • One Empowering Body Exercise for a Succulent body to show off this summer.
  • One Inspirational Relaxing Exercise or Visualizations to free your mind, heart and soul from those vicious feelings and thoughts that are keeping you stuck and limiting you from moving forward and preventing you from reaching what you desire.
  • One Empowering and Liberating Meditation to release Abuse, Fear, Guilt and Self Imprisonment and imprint Awareness-Acceptance, Appreciation, Gratitude and Infinite Love – one meditation per week.

In 28 days you will experience an amazing YOU and welcome your forgotten True MAJESTY with awareness, acceptance, appreciation  gratitude and love. 
I would love it if you would support Lucia's vision and empower YOURSELF towards a more healthful life!

May 6, 2013

Give-Away on Hermana Sagrada

Yay! We are having a giveaway! Join us on Hermana Sagrada  (Sacred Sister) for our introductory art lessons. We are giving away a spot on our Corazon Sagrado Course, and two printables for newbies and those who have already signed up just for sharing with friends! 

Our Corazon Sagrado Course is an introduction to each of us and our art as we lead you to create your very own special pieces. I will be leading a Sacred Journal Cover lesson. In these beautiful books you will be able to write, doodle, or sketch from your heart. 

The fabulous Claudia will lead you in a step by step porcess of making a meaningful acrylic painting on canvas to honor your sacred heart! 

This is a random giveaway. How do you enter? 
To enter:

1. Post the picture link of Hermana Sagrada (two cuties in aprons with the course start date) to your Facebook or Blog page and share it with your friends. Tell them you want more art and more sisterhood in your life!
2. Leave a comment here on my blog just below or leave some comment love on Claudia's Blog

Find us on Facebook 

We are so excited to share our love of art and sisterhood with you! 
Come play with us!  

May 3, 2013

Spiritual Intelligence and Painting as a Sacred Practice

Hello Beautiful People of the World! Today's blog post ties together two things that I recently realized were inextricably connected. The journey with the Color of Women has me uncovering insights that inform my daily decisions, my creation of art, and what it means to be teacher of this kind of sacred work. 

Conversations within the COW vessel sparked some connections between my interaction and experiences with my mentor, Shiloh Sophia, and a book I am reading called SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence. 

As we began to talk about the topics of Archetypes and Personality Types, immediately my awareness intensified and I began to deepen my thoughts about what I have been learning and interpreting in COW and SQ 21. 

In the book, Cindy Wigglesworth talked about the MYERS BRIGGS Personality Test and how it relates to MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES. The author stated, "Typologies like Myers Briggs are descriptors of innate personal preferences that stay with a person regardless of the state or stage that person is in. 

              Shiloh Sophia Queen of Her Own Heart

For example an Introvert remains an introvert at all stages of development. However, how that introversion expresses may change as people mature through stages. Typologies merit discussion in terms of helping people to develop their skills – as people will have preferred means of learning based on typology, and preferred forms of spiritual expression/devotional practices." 

(stay with me...)

I have seen this in my own life. I am characterized as an INFJ personality type. As a child I was fiercely introverted and lacked social skills. As I moved through life situations, I would force myself to do things that would push my social limits to expand and interact with others. I am still introverted and absolutely must have my alone time. Understanding this has helped me tremendously. 

Although I think I already knew, I realized that for me, painting is a very sacred and spiritual practice. It is an extension of my prayer to GOD the ONE CREATIVE SOURCE. I understand NOW that is why many times I don't know HOW i painted it magically appeared on the canvas. It is SPIRIT guiding me through that deep dimension within. This is why I believe in the sacred work represented in The Color of Women. 

I also believe that there are Multiple Intelligences we should pay attention to in ourselves and in others. Wigglesworth talks about the emphasis placed on IQ and that we forget about the other forms of intelligences. Here is another excerpt: 

"Our “Intelligence Quotient” or “IQ” is generally thought of as our analytical or mathematical intelligence and our linguistic intelligence (think of college entrance exams – verbal and math components). Initially it was expected that IQ would be a strong predictor of success in careers. In fact it has turned out to be a weak predictor of success. IQ appears to be related to minimum standards to enter a given a profession. Once you have chosen your career, what actually leads to success is far more complicated."

This was HUGE for me because I have long believed that our society created a system that valued only MATH and SCIENCE. I think this may have something to do with so many being unsatisfied in their current jobs. I don't know... I am still researching potential correlations...but I do think that in this way we are producing a nation of employees and not citizens. It is time to balance the value of the Arts and the Sciences... not work from only one extreme. Truly, we need both. Last week at church Reverend Linda reminded us that there is a gift in flowing from the right and the left brain, the Critic and the Muse as we refer to in COW. All of these concepts tie together. It reminds me of the Yin and Yang of life. 

                                                                          Moira Gil

"Howard Gardner opened the door to discussion of “multiple intelligences” with his book Frames of Mind in 1983. He listed seven different types of intelligences in that book:

1. Linguistic
2. Logical-mathematical
3. Musical
4. Bodily-kinesthetic 
5. Spatial
6. Interpersonal
7. Intrapersonal

Gardner’s 6th and 7th intelligences are combined into the study of “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman and others."

Now what really made me LIGHT UP was this...

"In Intelligence Reframed, 1999, Gardner offers that one might add a “philosophical intelligence” which would combine spiritual, moral, emotional, transcendental, cosmic, and religious intelligences." 

I think that much of the work we are doing in COW falls under Philosophical Intelligence. I feel that we are exercising the spiritual, moral, emotional, transcendental, cosmic, and religious muscles each time we listen to an audio, watch a video, write or paint towards The COW method. IT IS MORE THAN PAINTING. The amazing thing about this is that we are all FEELING this! Each person involved in the method has expressed it in one way or another. 

Wigglesworth goes on to say this, which I think speaks clearly of what is occurring with me and many of us within the COW vessel:

"In the end, we are alike in our suffering, our hopes and our joys. We are all striving to reach the same goals: peace and love. Perhaps with a clear, concrete and faith-neutral language for SQ we can see our commonality and work together towards getting there."

This is EXACTLY what I am doing now within COW. Shiloh Sophia has asked us to give birth to the language of our souls. Finding the LANGUAGE of this sacred work has required hours of writing, listening, meditating, painting, honoring, and holding a space for others! 

I am doing this work so that I can bring it to masses of women, men and chidren....seeking PEACE in their hearts, minds, souls, bodies, and environments. I whole-heartedly feel that all of us in the world today are closer to practicing building our SQ, spiritual intelligence. My sisters in COW are building SQ so that they can begin to articulate the Vision of their lives, bring others towards this way of BEING with the MUSE, who is directly connected to the ONE CREATIVE SOURCE, and find a common ground on which to live with a greater sense of peace in all we do and touch in life. 

I am super excited about these connections! I have been wanting to express them as I make my way through learning about spiritual intelligence and my unfolding journey through COW

Thank you for reading! If you are interested, here is a link to some of Cindy Wigglesworth's writing: