A VERY NURTURING DAY LOOKING AT ALL ASPECTS OF THE MOTHER, FROM OUR RELATIONSHIP TO OUR OWN MOTHERS AND HEALING ANY WOUNDS WE MAY HAVE, CELEBRATING AND INTEGRATING OUR OWN INNER MOTHER THROUGH OUR OWN SELF NURTURING, HEALINGAND RESPECTING MOTHER EARTH, AND HONOURING OUR DIVINE MOTHER ENERGY.
The workshop felt so right, like it really was where I was meant to be last Saturday. the space you have created within your home is magical and peaceful, and was a joy to work in.
The whole day was like a sacred journey - from the sitting around your kitchen table with our divine mother cards, sipping tea and gently opening up to each other (amazing peaceful energy amongst the five of us - hard to imagine that we had been strangers when we walked through your door!), to the absolutely gorgeous meditation (shared with Paddy), and then that magic moment of pouring paint onto canvas! You have opened me up to a whole new realm in terms of my relationship with canvas and paint (and my hands!) - the process of spreading paint with my hands churned up some unexpected emotions for me, but you were a strong and gentle presence guiding us all through our work, and you made it feel safe to tip our emotions onto our canvas (and into your kitchen!).
Sharing our pictures with each other at the end of the day was a really lovely way to close the workshop.
my painting has found its rightful place by my bed which has recently been growing into something of a sacred space. Now it really is. My buddha sits beneath the painting,and a picture of Guadalupe hangs nearby....It is reflected in the mirror opposite the bed, so I can see it when I sit up in bed with my cup of tea in the morning! magic!
i took a photo of my painitng, printed it off, and made a purply/pink birthday card for my mum with it - I felt it was meant for her really, even though I dont quite understand how or why fully, yet..
I am definitely coming back for more workshops - would like to do the Sacred Mandala and Angel ones in July, so I'll see you then!
I am listening hard and following intuition - your workshop was the first thing that the angels sent my way, so I am looking forward to what comes next!
Meanwhile, take care of yourself, and keep your wonderful light shining (and Paddy's!).
love and hugs from the windswept north-west
"After doing one of Christine's wonderful workshops I came back for a further two (and still intend to do more!). Christine has made me fall in love with painting again after nearly 20 years of not being able to pick up a paint brush. She has enabled me to see that every mark made on paper or canvas is worthy, and I am able to access that illusive thing `inspiration` without too much sweat and toil! The techniques she taught me have been really sucessful in enabling me to focus on the sheer joy of colour.'
I just want to write to say how transforming your painting workshops are and that words cannot really express the depth of understanding I have about myself.
On the day there is a warmth between people before you even begin to talk to each other and you are alert to the new comer perhaps standing alone because they are a little afraid of the new experience.
We sat quietly and meditated and this is time to think - I can remember trying to stay tuned to what you were saying or listening to the beautiful music but my mind would wander and begin to question why I was there, will I embarrass my self, will I learn or unblock something. Then we would open our eyes and go to the table to paint and this was when I would be totally tuned into the moment with you painting as well was so good as I am a visual person and with my eyes shut I cannot visualise.
I would join in with the reflection of the day and there would be something in the ,moment to share but the real opening would be when I got home and the peace was still with me and I would realise that some aspect of my life needed to change or I had woken to something I had not thought I could possibly do.
More recently I know I have changed as I realised that I am a real person and that I needed to take care of myself and should be pleasing myself more than pleasing others because actually I was giving more than receiving. I do not mean I give to receive but I was giving so much out and feeling so tired and not wanting to do anything.I have just had a period of change where I had over booked my life and then could not fulfil my commitments and most of these commitments were to try to please others - why - I had a fear that nobody would like me as I was not a good person.
I shall look forward to my next workshop where you will , I am sure tell me you see a change in me as I am now taking care of myself and I have learned to say no and if somebody does not want to see me or talk to me because I have not done something they wanted me to do then perhaps they are not the right person to know me in my new circle of friends. I feel I am a caring and warm person with many of my chakras unblocked and the last one is my voice - I want to sing........
Love Joan x x x
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