Creative Guidance from a SoulShirt™ Adventure, Part 2 of 3

Sharon Barnes Creative Coping, Creative Healing, Creativity, Inspiration, Jungian psychology, Soul Care

Continuing my story when my SoulShirt™ spoke to me, not literally, but by listening with my Inner Ear─ We’ve all had creative moments, or felt divinely led by an inner voice. How do you practice connecting with  your heart and soul? Or are you searching for a way to feel the aliveness and results from trusting your inner voice? My Heart told me that it felt warmed and nurtured by my wearing something made solely to meet its needs. My Soul spoke about the nourishment it received by being honored at the risk of my Ego looking silly and stupid …

Learn from the Past

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We can’t live in the past but we can learn from it. Roger Crawford Related Posts:Mission StatementThe WildernessThank you for Registering for Is Your House Haunted by the…CASIGYs™ BlogMedia PlacementsSeven Steps to Overcoming OverwhelmHow to Help Your Creative, Sensitive or Gifted Kids Weather…Remembering Columbine: Helping Creative, Highly Sensitive…

Curing – Strengthening – Healing

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Curing is the work of experts, but strengthening the life in one another is the work of human beings. …Sometimes the deepest healing comes from the natural fit between two wounded people’s lives. Rachel Naomi Remen Related Posts:Compassion and Our Capacity to SufferingAt the Level of Daily Life, There is LossHow to Spring Into Life-Part 2Creative Coping, Healing and TransformationThe First Duty of Every Human BeingTwo or Three Human StoriesSharon’s ModalitiesRemembering the Columbine Shooting … and the Healing

Are You Facing Adversity

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Are you facing adversity? That’s an interesting question. It implies first, that you’re in the midst of a tough time in your life; and second, that you’re not ignoring it or running away from it, but that you have turned your face into the storm, so to speak. So let me ask it again, are you facing adversity? I have spent much of my working life helping people who have been in the midst of many kinds of adversity and I have experienced my share of adversity. Together, these experiences have given me the opportunity to notice what helps and …

Life Lessons Learned While Quilting

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If it has to be done, make it fun. Look everywhere and see all there is to see, even if no one else sees it. See life through the eyes of an artist Look for life’s colors, shapes, textures, and shades of light and dark. Don’t shut down when you face problems; open up to ALL of life’s experiences. Learn the same thing as often as necessary until you know it by heart. Multi-task without multi-tasking, make what you do accomplish several things at once. Take whatever comes to you in life and transform it into a beautiful adventure. Scrap …

Creative and Contemplative Handwork Is a Deep Practice

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Creative and Contemplative Handwork is a deep creative, spiritual, emotional and emotional practice. The process of making something which tangibly demonstrates our inner state and represents our inner process reaches deep within us, taps into and brings out emotion and experience that cannot be found or expressed otherwise. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a picture that the Self creates is worth a hundred thousand words. We create something for which we have no words; we express experience and emotion for which we have no explanation. Then as we contemplate what we have made, words emerge and return …

A Person’s Own Approval

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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain Related Posts:Keys to Preventing Holiday OverwhelmThe difference between a creative person and a creative…Remembering ColumbineThe First Duty of Every Human BeingTop Five Tips for Taming the CASIGY Mayhem MonsterSharon’s ModalitiesI Hate Mothers DaySeven Tips to Help the Creative, Sensitive or Gifted Sleep…

How to Ride Out Life’s Tough Times: Hang Loose in the Washing Machine!

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Several years ago, I was helping one of my counseling clients learn how to cope with overwhelming emotions connected to the hard times he was going through. As I searched for a way to help him, a picture popped into my head: ocean waves. This was quickly followed by the awareness that emotions are much like ocean waves. Ocean waves come in many shapes, sizes, speeds and intensities. So do emotions. Ocean waves are influenced by many things including the gravitational pull of the moon, the tides, the shape and movement of the ocean floor and the weather. Our emotions …

At the Level of Daily Life, There is Loss

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At the level of daily life, there is loss. If we spiritualize it away, we cannot use it to grow. …This usually means allowing ourselves to be touched by life, to participate in it. We learn by experience. The unexperienced life does not teach anybody anything. There are no spiritual shortcuts. Rachel Naomi Remen. Related Posts:Curing – Strengthening – HealingCompassion and Our Capacity to SufferingMerry Christmas! (What Does That Mean?)Contemplative Handwork™Wilderness – a Place of Learning, Spiritual Growth andSharon’s ModalitiesMuch of Enjoying Life Is in the DetailsWhen an Idea Comes to Us

Wilderness – a Place of Learning, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

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Ironically, according to ancient legend, the word Wilderness didn’t conjure up a place of punishment, but rather a place of learning, spiritual growth, understanding, healing and accomplishment. It referred to a wellspring of Divine energy in the guise of despair, hardship and pain; your experience in the wilderness was designed to prepare or propel you toward your destiny. Or pry you loose from whatever was keeping you from it. Sarah Ban Breathnach Related Posts:The WildernessArt and SoulSharon’s ModalitiesCASIGY Book ListCASIGY’s Secrets to Overcoming Holiday Blues –…Different By DesignTips for Starting the New Year Off RightHow to Spring Into Life