As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, feeling loved, and INSPIRED!
Like most of you, I become increasingly aware of the magic of nature at this time of year. It's that whole rebirthing of the plants and trees that captures our attention through the bright colors and fragrant smells (not to mention the thick layer of sneeze dust that gives my car that fancy yellow tint). It's hard to miss the spectacular work of art that unfolds each year for us to enjoy. You may need a powerful antihistamine to enjoy it (aachoo!), but it's still a pretty magnificent natural display of beauty.
What is it about art that captivates us so? What is it about art that appeals to our senses? Whether it's nature's canvas or a man-made masterpiece, why do we feel so connected and moved by certain pieces....as if they literally speak to us?
Perhaps it helps to start with the idea of CREATION. I’m not talking about THE creation… the beginning of time, how we came to be, or the day earth and all of life began. Great topic and pretty outstanding work (high five, God!), but that's not what’s on my mind today. What I’m talking about is creativity and the creative process…. as it relates to us humans and to art.
What is creativity exactly? Let’s break it down…
the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
I love that. The use of the imagination. To think of all of the great works of art that stemmed from one person’s imagination - paintings, novels, symphonies, poems, lyrics, music, dance, movies, murals, sculptures, architecture, landscape design, plays, clothing, inventions….all imagined! And.....
the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.
Ok, got it. So where does the imagination come from? Well, our brains of course…at least according to science. I mean, we’re told that our thoughts and ideas come from our brains. We understand that when we have ideas and thoughts, things ‘light up’ in different areas of the brain. There is also scientific theory that suggests that different parts of the brain are responsible for different types of ideas and thoughts. It’s said that left brain activity is associated with logical, numerical, and analytical types of thinking…and the right brain activity is more creative, emotional, and intuitive. Although there seems to be some argument about left and right brain ‘dominance’, there is still evidence showing that different parts of the brain are responsible for different tasks and thoughts. So in MY brain, I associate creative thinking, intuition, and imagination as stuff that happens in my right brain….and planning, calculations, and other analytical stuff stems from my left brain. But that also means that doubt and fear and other pesky ‘logical’ thoughts are coming from my left brain as well. Oh, left brain
So, where are you going with all this brain stuff, you ask?? Well, I have a theory, too.
I believe that when I am connecting with the Spirit world, for others and for myself, I am absolutely using the creative part of my brain. When I tune in to communicate with Angels, guides, and loved ones in Spirit for healing messages, I am literally using my imagination! I have learned, over time and from hundreds of readings, that Spirit works through my creative mind to give me information. Not just any information. Validated information. Specific and detailed information that I couldn’t possibly know about people. When I adjust my consciousness, by shifting my thoughts from logical to imaginative, I receive information. Information that comes into my head and into my awareness. Through. My. Imagination. Crazy right? Ok, maybe you don’t need to answer that. Haha! As I said, it’s my theory and it’s what I understand to be true. Take it if it resonates with you.
Now here’s where it gets interesting.
If I am connecting to Spirit through my creative thoughts and imagination, wouldn’t it stand to reason that when artists are using their right brains to create, they might also be connecting with Spirit? How often have you heard a musician say that they when they wrote the lyrics to a song, they were ‘in the flow’? Or an author needing to overcome ‘writer’s block’ (overactive left brain) in order to get the creative juices flowing? A painter talks about being in the ‘zone’? Sounds an awful lot like shifting into that day dreamy, imaginative space in order to tap into that creative part of the mind to me.
When I’m working, Spirit often uses my frame of reference and my life experiences and my emotions. In this way, I am able to better receive and express their messages that are meant to uplift, to give guidance, and to help others to heal. It’s often our experiences that inspire us to share pieces of our Soul…in order to connect with others. Art is also expressive and represents an individual’s personal experiences. And I believe that the reason art speaks to us in such a profound way, moving us to tears and touching our hearts so deeply, is because it is a way for Spirit to work through us to offer the world a little piece of “home”.
Regardless of your beliefs and whether you agree with my theory, I think we can all agree that art does have the ability to reach the core of our being to touch us and move us in powerful ways. My hope for you is that you find that deep connection through whatever medium (no pun intended) that speaks to you…that you feel uplifted and connected and loved. And if you’re feeling inspired to create, get to it! Someone in the world needs what you have to share.
Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime
Here's what's happening at Light Works this month...
To kick things off, we have a special guest joining us on May 16th for a Sound Bath Meditation with Biansa! A Sound Bath can be an unforgettable sound experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and an acceleration of their inward journey. Allow Ansa to guide you through a world of sound vibration for a deep cellular experience of alignment that will leave you feeling rested and connected!
Take your Reiki Level I training to the next level with Usui Ryoho Reiki Level II Certification class on May 19th. Reiki isn't just a healing modality. It's a lifestyle that promotes self awareness...as well as physical, emotional, and Spiritual health. Become certified as a Level II practitioner to help others...and yourself!! Are you a massage therapist looking for a class that offers CE credit hours that you can apply towards your license requirements? Receive 6 CE hours when you take this class!
Next, I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! on May 20th. Want to learn how to connect with Spirit? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones...and, yes, anyone can do it
Want to get YOUR creative thoughts flowing? On May 22nd, join us for a guided meditation to focus on just that at "Creative Flow Guided Meditation & Automatic Writing Night!". Learn the basics of automatic writing and give it a try. You'll even receive a journal to get you started. Relax and leave all of your stress behind as tap into the many health benefits of meditation!
On May 25th, it's "Creative Meditation - Angel Inspiration Paint Night!". Come join us for a fun night of creativity and community. We'll begin with a guided meditation to set our intention to connect with the angels to receive inspiration for your mini masterpiece! I'll provide the canvas, paints, & brushes - you bring your sense of artistic adventure. Perfect for everyone...if you can hold a brush, you can paint!
Join Lolita on May 27th for a Guided Meditation and Vocal Toning Journey with Lolita! Toning is an ancient vocal technique that is used to balance the human body and emotions, lift mood, decrease stress, and renew energy levels. After the meditation, enjoy a light meal and discuss your experience!
I'll be delivering messages in a gallery style event at "Love & Hugs from Heaven" Mediumship Demonstration with Juli! on May 30th. Come out and receive loving messages from Angels, guides, and loved ones on the other side! This is a great opportunity to witness how Spirit works with me to share messages of healing, guidance, and love. Those in the Spirit world are always around and want to help us to heal, to feel loved & supported as we navigate our way through life in the physical world. A mediumship gallery is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful connection.
Need a quick message from your angels? Then check out month's special - Mini Angel Card Email Reading for $25! . See below for more info!
And lastly, join Rebecca Thompson on May 31st for TRE: Trauma Release Exercises with Rebecca. Learn about the benefits of TRE and how these exercises can assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma. I've yet to learn about this modality but it sure looks interesting!
So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works.
As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page . Be sure to join the group to receive announcements. Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!
Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!
In love & light,
Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator
Call 703-926-4499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a reading or healing session for you or someone you love