It takes a village to raise a child
I had a profound experience during your ABB workshop on May 17 and I am really looking forward to another workshop sometime in June.
At first I was uncertain and afraid as I had just broken up a 3 year relationship and was feeling discarded, abandoned and very unsure of myself as a woman and as a human being. I was not in a beautiful/ loving place when I walked in to B.. house. In addition as you instructed us to draw the 3 things that we wanted to clear from our Spirit, Mind and Body I worried that drawing them would entrench them more into my pyche.
Also the idea of drawing or painting anything at all was a great challenge for me as I have never been an artist. I had a hard time fully getting into the visualizations but I tried my best to focus and "go with the flow". Each step in the process was a challenge for me as I am not very practiced in visualization, or mediation and definitely not drawing or painting. However, I did as you instructed trusting that somehow God would work through you and the process
I nervously approached the paints on the table, but once I started painting and then mixing colors I felt Joy! as I have not felt in a very long time. I was exuberant and Joyful like a child.
The next step, creating a collage was new too, but I did it and I absolutely love my collage! Interesting that in the first magazine, I found 90% of the images I used. I still gain hope and joy from my collage and it shows my hopes and dreams in such a beautiful, visual way."
D... comments and self analysis , later on another ABB session collage:
The old wall is there (on the left) but the feeling I got afterwards was that I have already climbed the wall. There are 2 images of the baby crying surround by toys (given material things but not loved), you can see the feet of her mother walking away (in the original magazine image the mother is walking away to go to work). The typewriter is her mother’s typewriter (her mom’s a writer). Later in the collage you see the baby happily sitting high on her father’s shoulders and her mother adoring her (both parents adore her). Next to that is an image of the daughter having fun throwing water on the mother at the beach. The daughter gets to throw water at the mother (cleanse her?) and also they are both laughing together. (the mother is not angry). Words on the collage: “Bliss” “You are worth it” “Open your mind”, “transformation”. The lemon cookies (lemon bars) from the hypno-resonance session 6/12/14 are there. Also the adult D... is wearing a white dress (creativity and freedom) with a flower in her favorite color and there is the same flower/color (peony) nearby. Contrast that adult D... in a good dancing dress to the D... in the black dress in the first collage……The red lanterns (2). On the left, the lantern is small (her knowledge is small), now her knowledge is increasing. Lot’s of strawberries, berries……"
D. USA, June 2014