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Shelley Klammer
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Clearing Out the Negative Voices I read Julia Cameron's seminal book the "Artist's Way" over 20 years ago. She encouraged 3 pages of longhand, spontaneous writing first thing in the morning as a way to clear out negativity. I dedicated myself to writing Morning Pages for over ten years during... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” ~ Amit Ray Cracking Open Into Beauty I started my mindful photography/walking practice as a way to quiet my turbulent emotions. We do not need to do too much to find calm. Usually, we have to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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What is Depression? "Depression is most commonly known as a quiet suffering, however perhaps it is a silently screaming of the soul to express it’s authentic and creative self. In addition to the sadness and hopelessness that is commonly experienced with depression, we feel disempowered, invaluable and non-existent." - Lisa... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Looking back on the past 10 years, I am amazed at how much I have written about the expressive arts and emotional healing! Delving into the huge body of work that I have created, I realized that so many of the helpful articles I have written are deeply hidden in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Creative Process Portal Meeting author Deborah Shouse and recognizing our kindred passion for writing has been a joy for me. Deborah interviewed me for her book "Connecting in the Land of Dementia ~ Creative Activities to Explore Together." I became a dedicated writer ten years ago when I started an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Giving Through Negative Feelings "When we choose to totally give ourselves through any negative feelings, or to be in service, we create a breakthrough. Whether we are feeling ashamed, embarrassed, hurt, jealous, afraid, in despair, empty, useless, futile or lost, where we give ourselves, we create our birth. Where we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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We Only Know What We Know We all know what we know. We know who we are in our conditioned primary personality. In fact most of us think we are our primary personality and it can feel difficult to sense into something deeper. It is often challenging to access a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Focusing is a path of self-inquiry that welcomes nuanced experiences that we often overlook. We gently bring awareness into our bodies, which is where feelings and sensations reside. We allow and befriend whatever we are experiencing in a way that permits the stuck places to loosen …moving us toward greater... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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How to do Stream of Consciousness Writing "Write hard and clear about what hurts." - Earnest Hemmingway A good way to explore emotional healing is to practice daily journal writing for 15 minutes or more each day. Regular writing practice is a form of self-therapy to explore your thoughts and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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My Experiential Journey Into Expressive Arts Facilitation My journey into facilitating the expressive arts has been mostly experiential. I was lucky to be able to learn on the job. Ten years ago, I had a vision of pushing an “art cart” in a hospital. After a year of running my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Having explored the nuances, complexities and agonies of grief in my own life, as well as with many others, I can share with utmost certainty that every grief process is unique. With each loss we experience, we can find poetic and creative ways to surrender to the transformational changes that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Bodywork for Releasing Trapped Emotions For the past two years I have been doing regular bodywork in the from of authentic movement, expressive dance, massage and chiropractic. Recently, my chiropractor introduced me to a wonderful book called, "The 12 Stages of Healing" by Daniel M. Epstein. I read the entire... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"I place the future in the hands of my Creator." Because we fear our unprocessed emotions, we tend to feel panic that the future will be the same as the past. We generate fears of the future when we do not grieve and heal old losses from the past. Read... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"All things are lessons Creator would have me learn." As Lao Tzu said, "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I have a function Creator would have me fill." We can truly get to a place where we are so strong and solid in our authentic truth, that any attack on our character can be met with easy compassion. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I am a holy child of God." Often, we are here to bring a new aspect of Spirit into this earthly realm. This often can feel challenging, especially if we do not see examples of other people doing it. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I choose the joy of God instead of pain." We can love every part of our hurting personality aspects with a spiritual presence that is stronger than our emotional pain. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I feel the love of Creator within me now." Nothing cherishes us more than the spiritual forces of life that created us. When we take time to stop and empty ourselves of fear, we invite a different kind of spiritual sight. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"The peace of God is shining in me now." All of us have layers of difficult character aspects, based on the good and bad choices we have made in our lifetime. These choices cover up our spiritual core of innocence. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I bless the world because I bless myself." It is a strange truth to our ego, but as we give, we fall in love with our own goodness. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"Salvation (the happiness) of the world depends on me." It is not arrogant to accept that we each have an important part to play in uplifting the world. It is actually arrogant to believe that we are small, weak, helpless or ignorant. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"If I defend myself I am attacked." We store so many rejected shadow energies inside, we begin to attract negative experiences in order to clear them. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"The name of God is my inheritance." One way to center our attention on our divine individuality is to repeat only one word that feels sacred to us, over and over, with wholeheartedness. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I call upon Creator's name and my own." Everything we see in life has two sides. There is something spiritual happening at all times, and there is often something that is influenced by human emotional pain. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I share Creator's Will for happiness for me." All parts of our psyche must want to join with happiness. As we move towards wholehearted happiness, all that is hurting in our heart must burn away. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM