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Shelley Klammer
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Reconciling Conflicting Aspects of Self In my work as a therapist, I often see different personality aspects of self showing up in people's artwork. I have seen this same phenomenon in my own expressive art - especially my collage work. We all have aspects of ourselves that long to grow... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Expressive Art Inspirations
Y - for someone struggling with the core wound of non-existence - tangible practices that "leave evidence" of existence are supportive. I love expressive art and writing for this reason. It leaves a tangible visual record of the self to see and reflect upon.
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"There is no cruelty in my Creator and none in me." When we are certain of our unconditional worth, we neither act aggressively when attacked nor do we turn away with cold indifference towards our attacker. We can grow to the point where an attack on our character does not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"By grace I live. By grace I am released." Grace stays in the background as we try to do our lives all by ourselves. It is only when we reach the point where we cannot figure out our purpose for being here, that grace instantly arrives, and life feels richer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"Your grace is given to me. I claim it now." When we are feeling fear and lack, we can choose to make an opposite gesture of faith. We can bear our current reality, even if it feels difficult, with an open heart. When we do, we open ourselves to intuiting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"There is one life, and that I share with my Creator." Our thinking is a form of labeling, and it breaks up the whole picture of our life into separate fragments of personal opinions, ideas, needs, aversions that seeks to appease or avoid our emotional wounds. Spending time in silence... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I am entrusted with the gifts of my Creator." When we progress past the idea that we have the power to create our best life without a connection to our soul, we come to see that it is our ego prefers to be a dark and tragic figure. From our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"Let not my mind deny the thought of my Source." When our life begins to feel too small, we begin to intuit toward something that we cannot think with our ordinary mind. We see that something far more creative than our limited personal psychology could live through us. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"Now we are one with Creator who is our Source." With our soul at the helm, we can participate in the created world through our authentic self-expression, our embodied creativity, and our unique point of view. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"There is no death. My soul is free." All ego-based suffering has at its foundation the fear of death. The ego fears death and frets about its own survival. Most of us live in a near constant fear of loss. The fear of death is the root of all fear.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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I am as Source created me. It often seems easier to project all of our unhealed pain onto outside circumstances. If we,​ instead​,​ look at our human life as a divine design, we see how our emotional struggles in life are sculpting us into who we are meant to be.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"Give me your blessing Creator." If someone is unkind it is possible respond with uncharged, loving firmness. But if we feel judgmental and emotionally charged, there is often a repressed part inside of ourselves that needs to be accepted. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I am at home. Fear is a stranger here." When we feel fear, we must immediately ask, "What story am I telling myself right now?" There will be a story about why we are not worthy of love that needs to be relinquished. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I give the miracles I have received." We can become too self-focused in our pain, and use it as an excuse to not offer our best to life. Instead of focusing on what feels uncomfortable inside, we can consciously choose to create a loving bond with other people as a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"Today I learn to give as I receive." See people as connected to you, rather than separate. Remember that whatever good you see shining in another person, you will automatically be able to celebrate within ​yourself. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"Into Presence I enter now." The Course encourages daily spiritual practice. "Every lesson, faithfully rehearsed, brings you more swiftly to this holy place." This holy place is the place beyond your ego perception where the world feels clear and free of your emotional pain filters. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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My Creative Healing Story: If you prefer to listen to my story rather than read it Click HERE! Losing Connection with Authentic Expression I was an expressive artist, like many of us were when we were children. I even sold my intuitive drawings at age five, door to door! By... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Embodying Peace I have been reviewing past interviews I have done with many beautiful, creative souls, and I have been ever more deeply struck by the legacy of luminary wisdom that spiritual artist Bebe Butler gave to the world. I have been listening to her beautiful guided meditations on You... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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A Deep Conversation Being a counsellor, there is nothing I love more than having deep conversations about emotional healing. And, while I share deeply with every interviewer I meet, I took this conversation (below) with Bebe Butler to a more personal level than ever before. So many of us in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Finding Self-Love Through Honest Self-Expression “We are on a journey not to be perfect, but to be whole.” ~ Eileen Anglin It is often challenging to parent a teen, especially when as parents, we are in emotional pain. Anything that we have not emotionally processed from our teen years will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Inhabiting our Bodies Again Most of us reside in our thinking mind. We dissociate from our bodies because that is where all of our unprocessed life experiences are repressed. Breathing into our emotional pain unravels the patterns that are packed into our body. When we are deeply present to what... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Trying to Find "Better Feeling States" Can be a Form of Resistance "If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation." ~ Krishnamurti When we are feeling heavy emotions we are often encouraged to “practice” higher feeling states in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"I walk with Spirit in perfect holiness." We waste too many precious years believing we are bad. When you stop beating yourself for all of the mistaken actions that you took from emotional neediness, "the light in you steps forward and encompasses the world." Read More... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I will step back and let Creator lead the way." As you help, you also open yourself to receive help when you need it. Nothing on the outside needs to change for us to begin to spiritually uplift the fabric of our life. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM
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"I extend the Will of Creation." Following through on our highest inclinations incites soul joy. Simply listen within, and ask the higher Creation what the best use of your energy is right now. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Emotional Healing with ACIM