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 …

A SoulShirt™ = Wearing Your Soul On Your Sleeve – Part 1 of 3

Sharon Barnes Contemplative Handwork, Creative Healing, Creativity, Soul Care

Are you facing big challenges in your life? Ones that leave you feeling stumped?  Take heart! Making your very own Creative and Contemplative Handwork could change all of that. Would you like to       Experience a fun and funky way to strengthen your personal inner core so you can face your biggest challenges with confidence and poise while simultaneously expanding your creativity?       Maintain a grounded, yet hopeful connection to your dreams and goals- so you can reach for the stars while keeping your feet on the ground?       Expand your creative problem solving skills so they encompass …

My Recent Adventure: Making a Soul-Shirt from a Cast-off Jacket

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An old jacket hung unused in the back of my closet. It had great lines, but was unusable in its present condition.  I pulled it out one day and decided that it was time to do something with it. But what? First, I removed the fake leather strips that covered many of the seams and trimmed the front ties.  Ah, that was better.   The princess  seams which had been covered before seemed to ask to be covered again. So I pulled out scraps of fabric left over from a previous quilting project, cut them in half lengthwise and sewed them together …

Merry Christmas! (What Does That Mean?)

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Merry Christmas! [Disclaimer: Here I share a psychological perspective on Christmas. This is meant to be considered in addition to the religious significance of Christmas. It is NOT meant to replace the religious view of Christmas.] Merry Christmas, focused on our inner life, means allowing ourselves to see and then to follow our inner tar in the night. Sometimes it shines brightly; other times it shines only faintly. Merry Christmas means following that star across the desert to honor the small, vulnerable, rejected, immature, even infantile parts of ourselves. It means listening to our inner angels sing in the cold …

Disappointments in Love, Betrayals and Losses

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Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life. Thomas Moore. Related Posts:Openness to Love’s Many FormsWhat Memory, Art and Love are to the SoulHow We Know the Soul is Being Cared ForSoul – Fate – EgoEntering Into the Mysteries of the SoulThe Soul is Explosive and PowerfulLive as Much From the Heart as From the HeadArt and …

Openness to Love’s Many Forms

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Care of the soul requires an openness to love’s many forms. It is no accident that so many of the troubles we bring to therapy have their roots or manifestations in love. It may help us, in those times of trouble, to remember that love is not only about relationship, it is also an affair of the soul. Thomas Moore Related Posts:What Memory, Art and Love are to the SoulDisappointments in Love, Betrayals and LossesHow We Know the Soul is Being Cared ForSoul – Fate – EgoEntering Into the Mysteries of the SoulThe Soul is Explosive and PowerfulLive as Much …

Life is Playfulness

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Life is playfulness….we need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us. Flora Colao Related Posts:The Editor is Often the Enemy of the CreatorInspiring Results from Sharon’s Gifted CharacteristicsFind The Magic in Being a CASIGY™ MisfitBecoming More ConsciousDifferent by Design Webinar RecordingThere’s Magic in Being a CASIGY MisFitThe difference between a creative person and a creative…CASIGY Tool Box