Category Archives: art

Art therapy: Happy New Year of Tiger 🐯

It’s the little things sometimes that help us emerge from the depths of darkness, finally take a breath and see the light of hope. Like making this chap out of a loo roll and inspired by this TikTok video. Happy … Continue reading

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(Psychedelic) art therapy. What the Universe is made of.

At some point during my first psilocybin trip, I’ve looked at a couple in front of me sat under the blanket, quietly coming down from their trip. Reality underneath and around them was transparent, shimerring with molecular grid connections, blue … Continue reading

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Butoh, the no self dance

Did you know about Butoh? A rebellion in art form, an ego death ritual, embracing “grotesquerie, darkness, and decay”, where a dancer transports into alternative states of being – Butoh (originally “ankoku butō”, “dance of darkness”) is the best way … Continue reading

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Joy and sorrow by Khalil Gibran

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Nothingness

Remain still and listen.  Things and people come. I listen. I do what needs to be done.  The dramas and the traumas come. I listen. I bring myself back to breath.  Love your breath, says Ram Dass.  I listen some … Continue reading

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Art therapy. On why magpies are awesome

Read the word “evil” backwards. Interesting isn’t it?  They say that when the witch dies, she turns into a magpie.  Yin & yang – it makes sense. Nice reincarnation.  Magpies are considered evil in largely superstitious folklore.  They are believed … Continue reading

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A galaxy of smiling hippos dances around me :) Sacred poetry workshop with Highest Good Wellbeing

This week I have been to a sacred poetry workshop by Sarit Gafan of @highestgoodwellbeing. Sarit is an intuitive well-being practitioner and a beautiful soul. She took us on a journey inside ourselves. We did some soul-digging to uncover our … Continue reading

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Art therapy – Three magic words #poetry #poem

“Beauty evolves from emptiness into form.” — Christopher Alexander I am emptiness. I am form. I am beauty. I create form out of emptiness and beauty out of form. Or rather emptiness makes form beautiful. Is it form that gives … Continue reading

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Dreamy aerial strap artists… Thank you, Cirque du Soleil 🤩

There is something about aerial strap (men) artists… Remember this post from before? Cirque du Soleil did a cool thing and posted several clip compilations of their shows on Youtube. Luzia, the show that I wanted to go see in … Continue reading

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⭐️ The perfect portrait of Buddha – the art of the Ajanta caves ⭐️

I found this image ages ago in one of Nat Geo magazines, I think! It was with me and inspired my practice for years. The serene, soft gaze of Buddha guided me in my quest for inner peace, compassion and … Continue reading

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