The earth is the Goddess, in all her feminine and receptive energy. Her direction is North. The Pentacle and a bowl of salt are her tools. Her colors are green, yellow, brown, black, and her season: is Winter. The Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn are earth signs.
Earth energy is grounding, bringing us back to the present moment when all else might be up in chaos.
The Earth is the foundation of our lives, as it is both our home and our source of sustenance. The Earth Element is ever-present and highly versatile, manifesting as both soil and seed, and witnessed in the eternal rhythms of growth, harvest, decay, and regeneration.
Earth is represented by the diverse topographical features found all over the planet, including forests, fields, caves, rocks, valleys, and gardens. This “classical” Element is associated with abundance, prosperity, and strength.
Water is life.
It flows… freely or with structure.
It rushes loudly or trickles softly.
Filling the world with its music.
Carrying away all of our thoughts and cares.
Reminding us that nothing stays the same.
Its constant rush is grounding
There’s security in the rush of the water.
My dear friend Amber and I have come together to host an art and soul retreat. Unleashing our Divine I am through art, nature and meditation.
Amber Evans will lead yoga and meditations for the three day retreat, discussing releasing old patterns and awakening our divine energy within us. We are each powerful beings capable of living the life we desire, we just have to remember how! Focusing on our intentions and the power of positive affirmations, we can manifest our desires.
When each of us is focused on being the best version of ourselves, we help each other be the best as well. The Ojibwe say all roads are equal, no path is higher than the next. By being authentic and respecting each journey, we all shine light on each others paths.
I will be facilitating the release of things that no longer serves us through intuitive art making. We will tap into our energy and express it through a free flowing painting process. No painting experience necessary! Intuitive art comes from the heart… everything you do comes from within… the colors you chose, the shapes you make, the lines you see… everything will evolve as it should, representing your energy through your mark making.
This intuitive painting is all about the process, but will create an energetic piece for you to take home and use as a reminder of your Divine I am.
Here are few examples of some Intuitive Painting Workshops I have facilitated
The retreat will be hosted at Amethyst Retreat Center in Duncannon, Pa. It is a beautiful location in the middle of nature. A perfect place for a full moon fire ceremony and lots of releasing and healing. There will be a nature walk, and a meditation in the labyrinth.
I recently had the pleasure of attending a yoga and paint night at Life in Balance Yoga, with Misty Stillman and Traci Kelly. It was my first time ever attending, and it was the first paint night that I went to and wasn’t the teacher!
We started the evening with a nice easy and releasing yoga session. Misty was awesome, the tone and pace of her instruction were perfectly matched. It was my first yoga class as well, I usually do Yoga with Adriene on YouTube, but I must say there is something very magical about being in a yoga studio with other people.
After yoga we enjoyed some food and wine, and socializing before we got started on our painting. When it was time to paint Traci took over and the creating began. I knew what the painting was going to be before hand, and I had already felt like I wanted to do mine a bit different. Traci was more than happy to let each of us work as we pleased. The other ladies stuck with the painting style Misty and Traci picked out, but I changed mine a bit.
The evening was relaxing and fun. I had a wonderful time all around! Thank you ladies for hosting such a wonderful evening!! Check out Life in Balance Yoga on Facebook!