Let the WISHING commence!
I wish I may, wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight… Over the past 5 months, I have have come to know the strong SENSE OF SELF that comes with regularly showing up to my inner world and helping to manifest from it what WISHES to come forth. My life feels much more meaningful when I give voice to my yearnings.
So, in that spirit, I ask myself: What do you wish to enjoy?
Two things come to mind….
one has me reaching inward, the other has me reaching out.
INWARD: Over the last several years, I have followed my creative impulse to several different kinds of art. It began with the theatre, then moved to clay, drawing, sculpture, music, movement, ritual, and craft. Most recently, writing has been my art of choice. One thread which has always stayed with me was the desire to experience the creative arts for the sake of healing. As this year rolled around, my impulse to create moved me to a place where I could use my body to directly express the nuances of spirit.
I remembered an art therapy workshop that I taught along with another counselor. She introduced me to Touch Drawing (see video below). This sensual artform takes you inside so that you can pull onto the page the images that your soul wants expressed. It is dynamic, immediate, and tactile.
This is what I WISH TO ENJOY….to experience touch drawing for myself, on a regular basis…. to interact with my creative spirit in a dynamic, immediate way… to be in the moment…me, my hands, paper, and paint. ONE.
OUTWARD: Early in my experience as a creative being, I felt the spike in energy which comes with collaboration. As a theatre brat, I quickly got lost in improvisational games: lost in the high one gets from the first raw performance, lost in feelings so connected with a group of people who are all invested in the moment that we could simultaneously manifest a figment of the group’s imagination. I shared more of that kind of experience with fellow artists engaged in group drawings, all who were willing to give up creative control for the sake of an exquisite process and a product which expressed something greater than each of the individuals involved.
There is, of course, a FEAR which comes with giving into the group. Each person risks losing a bit of themselves… at least that is the what the FEAR warns you about. But the TRUTH is that as each person gives into the co-creation, they have the opportunity to find a bit of themselves that they might NEVER find alone.
Just around the corner, I am going to engage in a creative activity, the Celebration of Wellness, a nine month endeavor to birth a more holistic state of wellness in my life. The journey will not be alone; instead, I will be giving into a group process in which practical strangers. We each will risk growing in ways we might have never grown had we not chosen to let go…together.
This is what I WISH TO ENJOY….experiencing the rush of aliveness that grows out of the decision to co-create…affirming for myself that adventure comes when I invite others into my world rather than trying to force myself on the world…. and soaking up the blessings of witnessing another’s bright ideas and courages creations.
So I wish to enjoy reaching into myself, knowing that a Universe waits inside to be discovered …. So I wish to enjoy reaching outward to others, knowing a Universe waits to be created…that could never be created if I tried only to create it on my own.
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