I have spent today clearing out my office.
Another moment of Transition.
A letting go.
During the process I came across a set of drawings that I made many years ago.
Every time I move to a new place I unfurl the bundle, take a look, re-mem-ber and decide to take them with me to the next location. Every time they hold a new message for me.
Today they wanted to be seen and they revealed the source of this Blog’s Name.
I drew these during a time in my life when I was exploring a process called Holotropic Breathwork.
Holotropic Breathwork™ is a powerful but gentle method of self-exploration and healing, developed by Stanislav and Christina Grof. The technique was derived from modern consciousness research, depth psychology and shamanic and spiritual practices, to support natural healing and growth through the direct experience of non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Through accelerated breathing combined with music and focused bodywork participants gain access to deep levels of awareness and insight, and can recognize and embrace elements of themselves that have become disconnected or blocked. Many experience a new strength in their connection with an inner spiritual source.
I encountered this powerful Shamanic type practice via a therapist I was seeing as part of my own first steps towards a counseling qualification.
It was a profound set of experiences for me and the drawings were part of the process.
Each drawing has some written text on the back which is very personal and so I want to share just the images with you here today.
Let them be what they will be.