Being a counsellor, there is nothing I love more than having deep conversations about emotional healing.
And, while I share deeply with every interviewer I meet, I took this conversation (below) with Bebe Butler to a more personal level than ever before.
So many of us in the online creativity world loved bright star Bebe Butler. When Bebe interviewed me last year for her second online event luxuriously (and accurately) entitled, "Soul Spa" she had just been diagnosed with cancer for the second time.
Sensing into this new reality, I quickly changed the direction of my interview. I felt called to share more personally with Bebe about the mysticism of life and death, and how to heal painful memories.
My Big Break
Bebe Butler gave me my "big break" in the online world, and it was just in the nick of time. When I first talked to her on the phone I was working in a 67-year old government art program for Canadian Veterans. Our art program was sadly in the process of shutting down due to budget cuts and I was in the midst of a grief process.
My contact with the online creativity world was surprisingly limited even though I was constantly posting up studio stories on my blog and writing creative e-courses in my spare time. Working full-time in a therapeutic art studio for nine years, my creative fascination was absorbed in the process of facilitating expressive art.
In my studio work I had the honour of witnessing many approaches to the creative process through a seemingly endless parade of people from all walks of life. Fascinated, I gathered up all my inspirations in little black notebooks during the day, and posted up my discoveries online at night.
Because I did not have time to explore what anyone else was doing online, I was hesitant about participating in Bebe's online project. I wondered out loud, "What is this online creativity world?" I will never forget sitting on the curb in the hot sun outside the studio, listening to Bebe's bright beguiling voice saying, "You can do this!" And, I intuitively said, "Yes."
Bebe invited me to her first online interview series called "The Painted Guru" which introduced me to some of the "creative greats" in the online creativity world like Flora Bowley, Hali Karla, Chris Zydel, Connie Solera, Jamie Ridler, Lisa Sonora, Alena Hennessey, and so many more amazing creative women.
(You can listen to our first interview HERE)
Remembering Bebe Butler
Not long after our second interview beautiful Bebe left our world, leaving behind magical meditations, luminous art, and the imprint of her creative soul on many. Meeting the bright spiritual light she brought into our world, I am sure she is having an expansively peaceful adventure on the "other side." She certainly lit the way toward new creative possibilities for me and I feel such gratitude for our connection. Please join us in our healing conversation.