There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.
You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open. – Martha Graham
Living Wild Studios is the space where I stand in my truth, listen to my inner voice and share what I know. I realise that through this practice I am living wholeheartedly.
Using creativity, as a practice and as an art, I heal, grow and make beauty and meaning out of the life I’m living; good and bad, light and shadow. Working through the process, I move closer to my authentic self.
After over 15 years of being a freelance writer and artist, only now, in the last couple years, do I feel I have allowed myself to show up in my life and my work as myself. For too often within society, we pretend to be someone we are not. We play the game, swallow our voices and attempt to fit in . In the process we lose parts of ourselves, the parts that make us unique and allow us to shine as we truly are.
After a traumatic experience where I hit rock bottom, I had no choice but to rise from my crumpled and raw heap as myself. This was all I had left, and the only person I could rely on. Trust.
I believe in myself and who I am and what I create. I believe everyone should be able to live their lives as their authentic self. This is why I make myself available, in service and as guide in supporting women in their rise; finding their voices to live their whole-hearted selves.
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