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Shelley Klammer
Intuitive Art Explorations
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I am so excited to be a part of International Soul Art Day this year, hosted by beautiful visionary artist Laura Hollick. Soul Art Day is a unique online event gathers thousands of people from across the globe to create art together for the day. It is quite an extraordinary... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Twenty years ago, I worked as a junior art curator in a "bricks and mortar" art gallery. In 2011, I started curating expressive art on my virtual Facebook Gallery Expressive Art Inspirations. In support of the emotional healing process, I fell in love with the pairing of expressive art with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Expressive Art Inspirations
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If you are an empathic, intuitive, creative, emotionally sensitive person, one of your greatest challenges will likely be to learn how to process the uncomfortable and disturbing emotional energies around you, and within you. Besides processing your own quota of personal pain, you might consider that emotional healing is also... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Over the past 20 years, Paolo Knill, Shaun McNiff, Natalie Rogers and Steve and Ellen Levine have pioneered the evolving theory of intermodal/multimodal expressive arts practices as a way to "increase the range of play" in therapy. As a way to care for yourself, you can regularly take breaks from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Win a Free Art Course Bundle! Did you miss the Art Bundle for Good #3 last fall? If so you can enter to win $4000 of Art Resources. The Art Bundle Giveaway starts today April 20th and runs to April 26th. Three people will win. There is no cost to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke If you love creating mixed media art and care about the earth, this is the course bundle sale for you! Lovely Tarara Laporte from Willowing Arts has invited me to contribute... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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When I created my educational website Expressive Art Workshops over ten years ago, I had no idea what a large portal it would become for people interested in the expressive arts. Over the years, I have initiated three sharing portals that you are welcome to participate in: Creative Healing Stories:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Anticipatory Fear "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Fear is defined in the dictionary as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something dangerous is likely to cause pain or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"The negativity bias is the notion that even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature (e.g. unpleasant thoughts, emotions, or social interactions; harmful/traumatic events) have a greater effect on one's psychological state and processes than neutral or positive things. In other words, something very positive will generally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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I keep a "Focusing Journal" where I regularly listen to my body's wisdom. I feel that daily Focusing tunes me up as a therapist and grounds me into my body. It also helps me to be a more compassionate human being. I have been studying Inner Relationship Focusing for many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough." ~ Brene Brown "How do I heal the "not good enough" wound? How do I love myself?" These questions come up so frequently in therapy sessions, I thought I would share a brief list of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Softening to Emotional Pain “If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain—in time you will move through your pain.” ~ Bryant McGill It is so challenging to "sit with" emotional pain until it reveals its story. Yet, to feel peace within, we must... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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We do not always know what is best for our growth. Because our ego is split into parts, with various factions competing to get differing emotional needs met, we cannot always perceive our own best interests. When we follow our (ego) self-will we will make many mistakes. But, this will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace." "Without support we will fail" said Lao Tzu. Take comfort, that every step that you take toward emotional healing is celebrated in the spiritual world. Read... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace. In our humanness, we can get lost in dysfunction for periods of time, but we are never without spiritual support and comfort. Whenever we ask for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace." At the end of the Workbook, we are left without a book to guide us, and we are invited listen within to follow our own unique... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace." When we join with the spiritual world we are helped to emotionally heal. As we ask our spiritual Source to take the pain out of our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace." Sometimes, we are meant to rest in restorative presence with a tranquil and open mind. This in itself heals our nervous system and calms the world.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Peace to me, and peace to my brothers and sisters, who are all one with me. Let all the world be blessed with peace through us." When we learn to love ourselves first, we overflow with love for others. When we allow life to unfold as it must, and tend... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Spirit's answer is some form of Peace. All of my pain is healed, and all of my misery is replaced with Joy. All limitations fall away, and I understand that what I thought was sin was only a mistake." When we realize that we grow into who we are meant... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"My every call to Spirit is heard and answered. I can be sure of this: Spirit's answer is the only one that I want." Breathing deeply, sitting still, or laying down with arms open to Spirit is often all that is needed for an emotion to release. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Truth answers my every call to Spirit. It responds first with miracles for me to perceive, then It returns me to full awareness of what I am meant to extend." Because we are so easily caught in patterns of defense from childhood, our muscle of love and kindness can become... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Sickness is only another name for guilt; healing is another name for Spirit. The miracle is my connection to Spirit." We often blame other people for hurting us. Unsourced by Spirit, we demand other people give us emotional support. Yet, secretly, we feel unworthy of support because we are unwilling... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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'There is no end to the peace, joy and miracles that I will extend when I accept Creator's word. I accept it today." When we stay determined to keep our heart open, the lower energies of fear dissipate, and higher healing energies enter. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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With my Higher Mind, I stand in peace and certainty of purpose. My Creator is in me." When our individuality merges with the flow of Creation, self-judgment and shame ceases. Spontaneous gratitude and self-cherishing ignites. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles