This is the second art show B/ue Robin hosted that held a wonderful parallel (dare I say mirror) to the current journey of heart work taking place.
5 artists came together and showcased their work as modern day shamans (with associated animal totems, elements, and Platonic solids). There was live drumming from PME Drum Line, mixed media art, oil painting, wood carving, black light painting, and interactive pieces there that was certain to bring people together and nudge a healthy shift in consciousness.
Shamanism can be interpreted broadly. Shamans serve as intermediary healers between the spiritual and physical world. Their work, their charge, and the source of life lies within the heart. A true shaman leads from the heart. It is humanity that they serve - it is compassion and empathy that they carry. It is obedience to a higher calling. It is deep healing through a multitude of methods that they offer. All shamans know death: physical and otherwise.
Many people experience traumatic or pretty jarring experiences that shift their hearts towards deeper empathy, compassion, and heightened understanding.
Grief opened my heart in a way that I needed. I've always carried empathy, compassion, and understanding - however, I do think a much deeper call on my life required deeper emotional work. I've taken time to slow down and prioritize my emotional health and center. Started a consistent yoga and daily meditation practice. I've had all the tough conversations and "arguments," to clear the water and air. I knew that I'd get redirected to my heart space - that I'd find my way back. But, I never knew it would become this serious.
My creative life has been resuscitated and took a new form.
Here is the video I filmed and edited for Blue Robin's: Love's Army - Shaman's Awakening.
Hey, Lover Muffin.
Welcome to the bonfire. The space of Authenticity.