Great Article that taps into ancient wisdom to call for a simpler, more easeful way of living. "Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking" -Marcus aurelius
Peaceful Planet Project is an online collective project that will eventually turn into a film displaying peaceful intentions and prayers for this planet expressed creatively through art, music, and spoken word. Our intention is to create a forum for people to come together and make a difference in a small way that is meaningful and powerful. In a time, when it's easy to become disenchanted about humanity with its systemic struggles, narcissism, greed, and hunger for power, this is the time, now, more than ever to rise up, listen to Mother Earth, and actively do what we can. This is a step towards connecting with each other and manifesting a shift towards hope and gratitude. As humans, we have been creating art for the last 40,000 years. Art is more than superficial aesthetic, beauty to behold. We believe art is a change agent and through collective expression, we can make a difference by sharing this language that is rooted in compassion for all sides, for humanity as a whole. Please join us with your artistic voice. All art appreciated that expresses peaceful intentions.
Any medium including filmed dance, music, photography, paint, drawing, collage, clay, poetry, and recorded audio as well. This is not about being a professional artist, simply using art as a means to express dreams for the planet. Please let go of the inner art critic.
Deadline: March 15, 2017. Film will be released in Spring 2017.
Send digital image (150-300DPI jpg.) to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm finding this talk helpful in creating a little space around my fear and anger with the state of this election. We do have a choice to focus on "what we want vs. what we don't want". We are "deluded in believing there is someone out there to fix it". How can we collectively and individually "place ourselves in service of love"? Instead of blaming one person, individually, for this suffering. Let's look deeper to the social dysfunction that we perpetuate when we sink to the level of hatred and fear. "Forgive them, for they know not what they do". Let's not get "infected by the negativity". Let's "look through and not away" and honor our "responsibilities to cultivate how kind and noble we can be" as a human race.
When we get out of the glass bottles of our ego,
and when we escape like squirrels turning in the
cages of our personality
and get into the forests again,
we shall shiver with cold and fright
but things will happen to us
so that we don't know ourselves.
Cool, unlying life will rush in ,
and passion will make our bodies taut with power,
we shall stamp our feet with new power
and old things will fall down,
we shall laugh, and institutions will curl up like
Choosing to BE more empowered through body language and how this can change the brain.
Katie Hall, MA, ATR, LMHC, is an artist and art therapist with a master's in art therapy and counseling from Southwestern College in New Mexico. As an art therapist, Katie works with individuals struggling with addictions, PTSD, schizophrenia, depression, and developmental disabilities in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She focuses on improving quality of life, empowerment, and guiding clients to reach a deeper understanding of self through art expression. Her current interest is on continuing to explore the uses of stop motion animation as a mindfulness-based technique. She is passionate about sharing the healing powers of art making with community.