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 …
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! [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, 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.
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
Life is playfulness….we need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us. Flora Colao
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived. Thomas Merton
We are the curators of life on earth. We hold it in the palm of our hand. Helen Caldicott.
The act of entering into the mysteries of the soul, without sentimentality or pessimism, encourages life to blossom forth according to its own designs and with its own unpredictable beauty. Thomas Moore.
Soul is closely connected to fate, and the turns of fate almost always go counter to the expectations and often to the desires of the ego. Thomas Moore