As my friend Choury says, “the awakening process requires letting go and takes time but well worth it!”. My spiritual journey certainly has been a process of discovery and I have experienced several awakening experiences which have certainly taken time and letting go. What I do know is that it has has all been worth it and as I continue on this journey of awakening, I have learned that nourishing the Self plays a big role.
What pray tell is nourishment and what is nourishing to my Spirit, to me as the whole BEing and how can I provide this nourishment to myself, thus to others on a consistent basis? These key questions guide me on my quest of self-fulfillment and self-love. Many of my teachers in this life have expressed this vital element of nourishment in a variety of language and methods. For example, as a Raja yoga practice, I was taught that nourishment takes the form of self-remembering that I AM a peaceful soul, my true essence is Eternal, Immortal, Light. Cass Phelps of Awake One shares that nourishment comes in the form of discovering one’s gifts, receiving those gifts and then sharing them with our world. As a student and teacher of Reiki I have learned that nourishment is received as embracing the Reiki principles:
The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
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And, so as I continue on in awakening and nourishing, I have opened my personal journey up in offering my gifts and inquiry through my art and teaching. In 2012 when I was making my career transition and launching my professional art career and new website, naturally the tag line was, “Art to Awaken Your Heart, Nourish Your Spirit“. This came through very organically for me as I was “brainstorming” this and creating my new material. Two years later, I am happy to offer classes and workshops with this theme and focus. It is a very rich topic for me, one which I explore daily through my art making and creative living as an artist and educator. I am pleased to announce my public workshop event on June 8 at the Temple of Light in Southern California where we will explore this topic together through painting and community.
On May 3 at the Temple of Light, I will be giving a brief talk called “Awaken Your Heart, Nourish Your Spirit“, at the monthly Holistic Health Fair in the Crystal Cave 1:50 – 2:20 pm. I also have a booth at the fair where I will be available to chat and am offering my fine art gift items and original paintings. I am also happy to offer a promotional price, even below the Early Bird Special for those register for this workshop event with me at this event! Looking forward to seeing you there!
In love, gratitude and beauty…
Personally Experienced and Recommended Resources
An amazing and unique center offering a host of services to spiritual seekers and holistic healers in South Orange County, CA.
Choury DeVelle Bsc, CHt., NLP is a great life coach, healer and practitioner of his craft.
Cass Phelps is an amazing individual and his inspired body of work and offerings have been a phenomenal resource for me! His work is comprehensive, relevant and rich…I am eternally indebted to my teacher Cass.
The monthly forecast from these amazing folks is an invaluable tool.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.
Raja Yoga meditation redefines the self as a soul and enables a direct connection and relationship with the Supreme Source of purest energy and highest consciousness.
The divine is not something high above us.
It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.~ Morihei Ueshiba