An Intuitive Poetry Journal is Experimental
I invite you to begin a very easy spontaneous creative practice and to take a journey deep into your body's spontaneous wisdom. In my one year expressive art and writing course, you will be invited to develop an experimental, intuitive journal, and fill it up with free form words and imagery. In this journal, I will encourage you to meditate upon the poetry of your mysterious inner life.
Set aside five minutes each day to quickly pull an image that feels strong for you, and to try your hand at an intuitive poem. This simple daily way of expressing is an amazingly powerful process. If you do not have the inclination to write a poem - try cutting out some random words from a book or a magazine that you feel drawn to. Arrange the words in a spontaneous way - and voilà - an intuitive poem!
This simple daily entry in your expressive art journal will help you to see how simply and clearly your intuition guides you over time. The imagery that you choose will speak of your emotional life, even if you do not consciously know what it is trying to tell you just yet. Finding a few words for your imagery will help you begin to further develop a conscious language for your emotional landscape.
I developed this simple creative practice during a period of my life when I felt exhausted and depressed. We often do not want to do anything when we are depressed because frozen emotional pain is a stagnating state. Inviting something new each day shifts can shift your inner state.
Because I was working full time when I created this practice, and I know that the process works for busy people too. It is all too easy to allow our lives to fall into a dull, practical routine. We forget to see life freshly. We become creatures of comfort and habit and do not invite ever-creative newness to shake up our lives.
Whether you are struggling with deep emotional overwhelm or are simply bored with your practical life, this course is for you. To create a different emotional state, it is helpful to work in your journal consistently over the next ten days. If you do, your body will accustom itself to use that sacred time to go deeper and tune in to your emotional world.