"Work is love made Visible" Kahil Gibran,
I am an Artist, Writer and Certified Life Coach living in Adelaide, South Australia with my partner, David (Sal).
We own and operate a community based training, education and digital media company and are passionately committed to giving a voice and creative opportunities for the people whose stories are not usually heard.
The power of Story has the power to transform.
We recognise that we are living and creating on traditional Aboriginal Land and we acknowledge our respect to the Kaurna people, the Elders and the Ancestors as the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains. I am profoundly grateful to the Aboriginal Women who have allowed me to share in their stories.
Aboriginal Culture and the traditional custodians of this land practice sophisticated environmental relationships, complex, healthy family systems and the Communal (collective) over the IndividualisticÂ values and practices of the western world in ways that all Australians can learn from on all levels.
I am commited to making a contribution to our world becoming a more Peaceful and mature place during these challenging times of change and opportunity.
I have worked in the area of homelessness and Art based personal development for over 20 years and am constantly inspired by the changes that occur when people reconnect with the creativity that flowed so freely in childhood.
One of the highlights of my work is that I am able to design black and white Mandala / motivational templates and posters for people to color in as a form of self-reflection, meditation and relaxation.You can see images of how they work here:
Healing Power of Nature:
World Peace Begins at Home:
This kind of Creative process gives people a break from Thinking and returns them to the meditative reflective state through the rhythmic process of coloring, creativity and the restorative power of the imagination.The brain slows down to the relaxed alpha state when it is engaged with Creativity, giving access to the deeper Self, the subconscious mind and the untapped Wisdom within.
As Children we all loved to play, laugh, share, create and expandÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦regardless of our culture, race or religion. Therefore returning to the place of the unencumbered child, with the wisdom, creativity and vision of the adult offers an infinite number of new approaches to old problems.
You might like to check out The Magical Child in Exile that I wrote to honour the journey of reclaiming our authentic creative Self: http://carolom.wordpress.com/2007/01/02/the-magical-child-in-exile/
As human beings we all share a common need for security and connection, belonging and purpose. It is by recognising and focussing on our commonalities that we are able to contribute to the Global Community, rather than experience the separation and disconneciton that we are seeing so much of today.
The answers are within each and every one of us. We just need to Remember who we really are and that regardless of which of the skins we are in we are all One within.
Creativity as a medium for change and connecting people beyond our illusion of separateness & division.
The Mandorla is an idea well worth Remembering and spreading far and wide! The Mandorla is the name of the almond shape that is created when two circles meet.
Within the Mandorla we recognise our commonalities that we all share as Human Being and the space in the circles outside of the Mandorla is where we celebrate our differences and learn from one anothers stories, culture and beliefs.
World Peace does not require building bridges between differences. It is a far simpler process of recognising, strengthening and developing our existing connections from within the Mandorla where we are All One.
The Mandala- A Sanskrit word meaning Circle, similar in name and meaning to the Mandorla is another powerful tool for expressing and developing Creativity and Connection.
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