©2016 by Anna  

Dig Deep and get REAL

Create with your soul 

Learn to love yourself and others through the heart-knowledge of the soul. Offer your soul’s purpose as a gift to the world through the creative imagination of your soul.​ Art allows us to see through the window of the soul as a lens on the invisible, to

commune and communicate with the beyond.

Creativity:

“The use of the imagination or original ideas especially in the production of an artistic work.”

  1. The state of being creative.

  2. The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination.

Soul :

“The spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.” The inner feminine that is symbolic and pictorial that takes form in creativity.

“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” 
St. Francis of Assisi

It is a process of loving

Let your heart be your guide

Why would there be confusion about our own identity? From the time we are very young we establish an identity. During these formative years we take cues from our environment and we build an expansive version of ourselves that adopts elements of our world. That personality or ego is often designed to gain approval from our environment. Over time it is increasingly hard to access our true self or higher self. We are essentially buried.

 

Fortunately we have a very simple tool to navigate with, an internal compass, our heart. If we utilize our emotions we shed our ego and the false barriers that we have built in our lives. We will erode the beliefs that are not resonating with our true self, obstacles. It is a process of forgiving and loving, primarily yourself. It will culminate in a deep peace and joy.

"Call me whatever you like; I am who I must be."

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 HEART + MIND = BELIEF

feel>think>act 

Albert Einstein 

​“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.

 

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”

The EYE of the SOUL 

Creativity & change 

Based on the Greek root of idea, ideos, meaning to see, ideas will be introduced as images, using active imagination. These images will be explored through creativity exercises as a communication from the soul.

Art sees through the Platonic eye of the soul and returns to the root of idea, eidos, to see.

Art evokes mystery. It is expansive. Art is an entry and exit simultaneously; it is a duality.Art is more than physical. Art emotes, it evokes emotion. The art and the individual enter a dynamic that is personal, transformative. 

Georgia O'Keeffe

​To create one’s own world takes courage. Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” 

We are one, CONNECTED

We are expansive

We have workshops and tools to help people achieve Self-realization, a state of consciousness that comes through shedding all outward self-definitions. We welcome all, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone to pursue the search for your inner truth and to experience the joy of your own being. We are one, connected. 

 

In the process of honoring our higher self and eroding our ego, we realize that the world is not black and white. It is in vibrant color, with gradients and shades. Judgment is an integral component of the ego; we define our world and ourselves as polarities, right and wrong. In honoring our higher self we are able to liberate ourselves from judgment and fear. In the process, we alter the dynamics that judgment has imposed on our relationships. We are expansive.

“All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We do not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.”  

Chief Seattle

Edward Do Bono

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”