The Art Matrix: embracing mindful, empowering transformations

The Path

The path of the vagabond is a soulful journey. It’s about authentic, holistic personal growth. We live in the spirit of truth. This is a truth which heals, challenges, connects and awakens our inner spirits.

This is the holistic exploration of mind, body, heart, soul, and spirit.

In the image of the wild woman archetype, we embrace life as free, unconditioned souls.

Being aware, we slowly free ourselves from the tethers of oppression which bound us to identities not true to our genuine selves. In living with greater passion and authenticity we move forward in the reclamation of our souls.

Like the wolf, a healthy existence includes being robust, inventive, roaming, and loyal. Further, this revolves around the realization of our creative, active life-force.

In doing so, we need to be responsive rather than reactive. We need both a plan of action and a flexible freedom from fear.


Resisting an Ironic Existence


Frida’s pain / 
Beethoven’s vibrations / 
Keller’s essence ….


Potentially painful fear-caves, 
lost lives.


Choice: realize the rhetoric /
extend mindful, artistic outlets.


Directly, enriching, brewing 
soul- and wisdom-nourishing journeys.

— 𝔏𝔍𝒮

Realizing your potential

The realization of your potential requires moving past trying to identify with your family of origin. Therefore, we need to take responsibility for writing the narrative our soul journeys. Each of us is the writer, editor and creative of our personal identity-narratives—our life stories. The goal is the retrieval and succour of our beauteous and natural psychic forms

creating the path through time and space
from which your strength is drawn
where you feel most at home
— the place where you are your most authentic self
— the querencia

Philosophy, fairy tales, myths, poetry, stories, nature and art expands creative discovery and awareness. In other words, all parts of our paths should engage a playful spirit, the heightened capacity for devotion and a keen sensing.

We want to bring to the fore, deeper issues that are important. These include the archetypal, the intuitive, the sexual, the cyclical, and the creative fire.

segui il tuo corso et lascia dir le genti!
follow your own path and let people talk!

Dante

the vision

So, the vision is to stay the course. We can both engage in life to be creatively and with mindful, insightful contemplation. This is a path to strengthen the our voices. This involves deepening our understandings and determination of identity-narratives, worldviews and core values.

Through the conscious, free flow of energy, we deepen our connections. And, we do so without straying from our inner truths.


Three key ingredients

1 🕊The ART involves cycling through the helix — Accepting, Reflecting, Transforming — inherent in the moments in our human journey.

A— accepting (with thought expansion)
R— reflecting (not fusing, with mindful contemplation)
T — transforming (identity narrative, core values and your lived experiences)


2 🕊On this journey, we explore and discover attributes of the Matrix — body, mind, heart, soul and spirit.


3 🕊The (Em)power Toolbox integrates knowledge and understandings related to the tools of Intentions, Mindfulness, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Symbols, Writing and Reading.

the pure present is the ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future … in truth, all sensation is already memory

Henri Bergson

The Gestalt

This is a holistic perspective. We bring the five parts of the matrix together to nurture our passions and authentic potentials.

The eyes of the future are looking back at us. And they are praying for us to see beyond our own time.

— Terry Tempest Williams

With mindful, insightful, intentional attitudes, we better design our life narratives. With these tools we engage in extensive psychic-archaeological digs into the truth of or authentic selves, our deepest nature.

namasté, Leah J.🕊

Leah J, M.Ed. Psychology, writer/artist/teacher
© Leah J.🕊 The ART Matrix 2019
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