After decades of not honoring my creative spark, I joined a masters program in expressive arts and transpersonal psychology. I learned to slow down and trust myself beyond my social and cultural conditioning. My self expression started to blossom again. I didn't realize how shut down I had been!
Trained by experts in the field of collaborative leadership, I was invited internationally to lead community circles, women's groups, give keynotes, and help host conferences for high-potential leaders wanting to communicate and create in new ways.
After living and working for five years as a cross-cultural consultant in Tokyo, Japan I returned to the USA and started my own corporate training company. Corporate executives and their families had successful transitions to new cultures because of our time together.
International Friends Club of New Jersey and New York was a special project of mine. I am proud to say this community of foreign national women and expatriates from over 100 countries celebrates over 25 years of helping women adjust to challenging life experiences and create lasting friendships.
Post-marriage, I dove into the unknown and spent 30 days in silence with my Hebrew books and paints around me. 23 inter-spiritual light codes of Hebrew Letters came through me. I call them The Alphabet of Vibration. This collection and my current paintings continue to exude a sacredness and joy that is palpable.
My high vibrational art is shown in galleries, healing centers, online and wherever I speak or lead circles in person.
My article about the expansive power of Expressive Arts was published by The Association of Humanistic Psychology!
To celebrate my ability to rise beyond challenges and create a life filled with love - as much as possible! - I wrote and performed my one-woman show. In The 23rd Letter I told stories from my past, shared my creative process, and "channeled" my ancestors - sharing the stories of their lives that intertwined with my own. Today, I enjoy incorporating vignettes from the show in my inspiring keynote addresses.
Through all my ups and downs, I have come to know myself, and all of us, as spinning, pure energy that radiates love into our lives and our world. Scientists, and ancient Jewish mystics, saw this field of energy as a donut shaped field called a torus. How cool is that?
The assignment was "create a self-portrait". That night I had the most powerful dream I have ever had. The image above, a spinning, multidimensional shining light appeared so powerfully I had to get up. The collage I created literally radiated a dome of energy that I could see and feel.
I knew this was powerful but I wondered, how could this be a self portrait?
Years later, I was guided to spend 21 days in silence (that became 30 days), surrounded by my Hebrew books and paints. This resulted in my receiving 23 inter-spiritual images that I would call The Alphabet of Vibration.
Before agreeing to spend that much time alone.... I made a bargain with my ancestors, or whatever I heard guiding me. I wanted to know, what does the 23rd Letter look like?
You see, there is a story that says, when Moses broke the tablets the letters flew off. Twenty-two came back and became the Hebrew Alphabet. When the 23rd Letter returns, we will have PEACE. It represents the higher consciousness of pure light and love that permeates all life. I want peace. This version of the 23rd Letter was shown again to me. Some say it represents the Messiah, some say it represents Feminine Energy returning.
I like that one!
If you look at this image from the top, you can see it as a spinning torus of Light. It is a self image. Not just of me. I believe I was shown the light energy that we all are. How magnificent to know and live from this expansive state.
"During a transformational movement session in my Masters in Transpersonal Psychology classes, we closed our eyes and danced in silence, witnessed by a partner and paying close attention only to our own inner experience. In my mind, I saw flames rising from the ground, surrounding me with energy. My body moved with devotion and exuberance between the earth and the sky. I felt engulfed in a comforting and powerful force. I was one with my Essence, a powerful, feminine energy connecting earth and sky that I had not known before. My own Wild Woman Within."
That journal entry, written after an Authentic Movement session, reminds us that we are all much more than our bodies. When we are able to release tension, sometimes through gentle movement, we may let down our protective veils, and allow feelings and images to arise.
We are reminded that we are multidimensional, energetic beings who have access to many realms of reality. This image of a dancing figure surrounded by light came out of that movement.
Excerpt from "I am a Precious Jewel", poem by Analesa
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