Rayne is a young adult author and an advocate for the arts as a form of social and emotional well-being.
I'm featured in DREAM UP NOW: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery. This journal offers teens 12-18 36 fun, creative activities to process emotions, and transform darkness into light.
I had so much fun creating my creative directive for this book! I am going to share some sample art for my expressive arts exercise with you soon.
You can purchase the book on Amazon HERE!
I have spent my summer editing my new book, and I have been longing to create some expressive art! I recently went to the thrift store and bought myself some old books to alter and expressively scribble in!
Expressive Art Process - Messy Collage
These free and messy collages are by artist Jean Bergeron. What wonderful fun to combine imagery, paint, and expressive drawings in an expressive messy collage!
For this expressive art process:
~ Create your own expressive collage papers by scribbling and painting on various backgrounds.
~ Also be sure to save all of your painting and drawing experiments.
~ Gather a pile of your expressive drawings, expressive paintings, printed tissue papers, labels and found imagery.
~ Tear and cut up your drawings, paintings and collage imagery.
~ Choose a collection of various created and found papers and freely glue them down.
“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.” ~ Brian Adams
brings eventual success.
A Year of Healing Collage!
Celebrations! My book is available on Kindle today!
If you did not have a chance to see my interview with my friend Dawn Montefusco, we had such a great chat about my ten-year journey writing my feminine and nurturing interpretation of the 365 lessons in A Course in Miracles - available HERE.
The interview is up on my YouTube channel HERE.
A Course in Creating Confidence will support you to:
1. Clarify your intuition for higher insight into your dilemmas and problems.
2. Heal your heart to be able to give and receive more love.
3. Invoke spiritual solace to encourage you through your difficult emotions.
Levels of Emotional Healing
Human Healing: For the healing of human survival fears, traumas, childhood wounding, and grief. I recommend my expressive art and writing e-courses: Inner Child Therapy Worksheets, and 100 Days of Art Journal Therapy, Healing Trauma with Intuitive Art and Healing Grief with Art and Writing
Spiritual Healing: A Course in Creating Confidence specifically works on opening up to your intuition for higher insight into your human problems, widening your heart to give and receive more love, and inviting spiritual solace to encourage you through life's difficulties.
I am releasing my new book only on Kindle, and so many of you have written me to say you prefer paper books! So, if you have been resistant to trying Kindle books, this article is for you.
I became a "Kindle-Convert" because I love to read books here, there and everywhere. Before I became a Kindle reader, I used to carry at least two heavy books wherever I went in my giant purse.
Still, it has taken me a long to become a devoted Kindle book reader.
Living in the very expensive housing market of Vancouver, Canada, where the average house sells for a million dollars or more, my partner and I have moved 5 times in the last ten years, and our rental homes became smaller and smaller and smaller.
So, as you can imagine, moving so many boxes of books became a heavy chore! Unpacking, and packing books eventually felt too taxing, so we boxed up all our paper books and put them in storage.
The good news is, our quest to buy a reasonably priced home eventually led us to a smaller city, and of our paper books finally came out of storage boxes because we own a home!
Now, I have the best of both worlds, I carry my digital books in my pocket and read them on my phone while in coffee shops, in the park, and as I am waiting in line at the grocery store. I also always have a stack of paper books by my bedside to enjoy on the weekends.
A paper version of my book will be coming in about a year or two. Right now, the best way to get my Kindle book onto your device is to download the free Kindle app.
Benefits of using Kindle
Kindle apps are available for Android, iOS, Mac, PC, and web. You can read your Kindle e-books on any device.
FREE KINDLE APPS TO DOWNLOAD
1. Kindle for Android
Download the free Kindle app on your Android tablet or smartphone through the Google Play Store to get instant access to all your Kindle books.
Sign in with your Amazon credentials. You will find your Kindle books under the “All” tab.
The app seamlessly connects with the Kindle Store. You can download free samples or buy books right within the app.
The Kindle app provides features to help you study - you can highlight passages, add margin notes, search for keywords, etc.
2. Kindle for iPad and iPhone
Download the free Kindle app from the App Store and sign in with the credentials you use for your Kindle e-reader or Amazon Fire tablet.
The books are available in the Kindle app home view, under the “All” tab. Tap the book you want to read, and the download will start automatically.
However, compared to the Android app, Kindle for iOS lacks one major feature: you can’t buy books inside the app. Within the app, you will be only able to download free samples or access free books from Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime Reading.
If you want to buy a Kindle book, you can still do it on your iPad or iPhone, but you have to use the Safari browser. When you complete the order and switch back to the Kindle app, the book will be downloaded there.
I love to think about, write about and practice emotional healing techniques. This one, #274, from my book, "A Course in Creating Confidence" is such a beautiful healing practice, inspired by spiritual luminary John O'Donohue.
You will feel fear whenever painful emotions arise for healing. And, fear grows exponentially, the more you follow its directives. So before crawling too far into a dark hole of fear, you can ask Love to enter your emotional wounds and heal them instead.
When you focus on Love, the toxins from the past can be healed. Unconditional Love for your emotional pain will warm, soften, relax and expand you.
Spiritual scholar John O'Donohue writes about inviting Spirit to heal your inner wounds:
"Behind the play of your image and the style you cut in the world, your wounds continue to cry out for healing. These wounds are the core of your identity and cannot be healed by the world or by medicine, not by externals of religion or psychology. It is only by letting in the Divine light to bathe these wounds that healing comes.
The tender kindness of the Divine knows where the roots of our pain are concealed. The Divine light knows how to heal their weeping. Every inner wound has its own particular voice. It calls from a time when we were wronged. It holds the memory of that breakage as pristine as its moment of occurrence. Deep wounds evade time. Their soreness is utterly pure."