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Shelley Klammer
Expressive Art Therapy
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"My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts." If you are contemplating the past, you are missing the wisdom of the present moment. Read More... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ACIM for Emotional Healing
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"I see only the past." Each moment reveals a deeper truth that we will not be able to see when looking through the filters of emotional pain from the past. Read More... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ACIM for Emotional Healing
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"I am upset because I see something that is not there." You are not denying your feelings in these lessons. You are just opening the door to question what is real about your perceptions and what is not. Read More... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ACIM for Emotional Healing
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"I am never upset for the reason I think." This practice introduces the idea that the cause of any small or large upset is always inside of you, and is never caused by external situations, people or events. Read More... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ACIM for Emotional Healing
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"These thoughts do not mean anything." Everything you know based on your personal past is not in touch with the more visionary thoughts that are trying to enter your life. Read More... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ACIM for Emotional Healing
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"I do not understand anything I see." Simply repeating "I don't understand anything I see" opens us up to creative vision. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at ACIM for Emotional Healing
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"I have given everything I see...all the meaning that it has for me." Consider that when we give meaning to everything we see, nothing new can enter into our awareness. Read More.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at ACIM for Emotional Healing
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The key to healing emotional pain is to build a connection to spiritual love and presence that is more powerful than the intensity of our emotional pain. This is difficult to do alone. To activate our emotional healing, we all need consistent access to genuine spiritual support to heal the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at ACIM for Emotional Healing
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"Nothing I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] means anything." When we are not labeling life from our minds, we become open to the mystery of what is actually happening. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at ACIM for Emotional Healing
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Understanding Mandalas on a Symbolic Body Level In the book "Metaphors We Live By," author George Lakoff explains that our fundamental language is metaphorical. As children we live in a world of stories, symbols and metaphors before we grasp literal language. Exploring mandalas as symbolic experience in my body is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Women and Creativity It is my pleasure to introduce you to Victoria Van Zandt - a vivid and creative art therapist and LMFT in Los Angeles USA. Victoria works primarily with women and she finds art making to be powerful tool in helping women to explore the critical and judgmental... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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This process will support you to identify and care for the hurting aspects of your personality that resist and fear moving forward towards your goals and creative visions. A Ten Step Process for Emotional Release 1. Identify, and visualize a positive change you would like to make that feels difficult... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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How to Create an Intuitive Collage Collage seems to cross all barriers and is immediately accessible to young and old alike. There is an overflowing abundance of images that can be recycled into opulent, personal works of art. All it involves is sitting down with a pile of old magazines... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Expressive Art Inspirations
Thanks Briana - I so appreciate your comment!
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Apr 28, 2016
Thanks Briana! I love all your juicy mark making on paper too! With care Shelley
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Intuition Arises from the Body Most of us do not remain in our body when difficult emotions arise. Rather than feel our emotions, our minds try to figure out how to change our discomfort. This is where so much of our unnecessary "doing" comes from. Learning how to move forward... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Spontaneity vs. Conditioning We are often unconscious about our deeper motivations, and do not understand why things do not always turn out well in our life. The Buddhists call this unconscious, repeated suffering the "Wheel of Suffering." We perpetuate our suffering by doing the same thing over and over again,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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I am Teaching in Spectrum this Year! I feel honored to be a guest teacher in Spectrum 2016 - and I have a free art and healing scholarship to give-away. Spectrum is an online Holistic-Creative workshop organized by Hali Karla. Hali is a deep artist healer and an amazing teacher.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"The art of life is to stay wide open and be vulnerable, yet at the same time to sit with the mystery and the awe, and with the unbearable pain - to just be with it all." ~ Ram Dass Pain Body Processing - Our biological instinct is to turn... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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I have a large library of inspiring expressive art books and I share some of my all-time favorites with you here. In my opinion these books come from the depths of the artists/writers/therapists who wrote them. These books will truly inspire you to create, heal, and express yourself honestly. Spontaneous... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Creativity as a Form of Addiction / Compulsion / Workaholism True creativity invites a mode of heightened awareness that is a vivid contrast to the emotionally repressed state of living. In my earlier life I was blocked creatively. My character was not yet strong. I was not expressing my truth... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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This course on deliberate creation will support you to focus on and attain what you want to create instead of creating your life from unconscious emotional pain from the past - so that you can access and prosper your visionary potentials. I created this course for artists and art facilitators... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Ego Creativity vs. Intuitive Creativity Creativity can serve many purposes. My journals and drawings are at times bright with body-based intuitive insights, and at other times they repeat the limited mental stories that create my emotional pain. Depending on whether I am coming from my fears or my soul's directives,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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“I surrender myself to everything. I love, I feel pain, I struggle. The world seems to me wider than the mind, my heart a dark and almighty mystery.” —Nikos Kazantzakis Young Spirituality Tries to Be all "Positive" Years ago when my emotions and creativity felt blocked, I became a "spiritual... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Expressive Art Inspirations