Shiloh Sophia McCleod.
What is the Intentional Creativity Movement? The founder of the Movement Shiloh Sophia explains "it is a movement moving through our world right now with a vision of healing. A movement where the individual and their story can be transformed from the inside out- not from an outside source or external medicine/healer. This transformation happens by the choice of the one telling the story in the first place. The one who is at cause for changing it in a way that works for the creation of their lives. Through choosing to create with intention, we become empowered to be the author of our future".
Intentional Creativity uses the Muse (the voice of guidance that feeds you rather than feeds off you), we go on a visioning journey together to find her and gather the medicine, gifts, tools, or knowledge she has for us. The canvas is the portal through which we make a more physical contact and painting and writing are the tools used to assist the Muse to emerge into being.
The core teaching is about bringing in your whole self through your intention, so that you can live fully liberated into the being you are here to express in the world.
The painting becomes a power generator through every thought and inquiry being infused into the painting. It is a quantum reality that when we bring our mindfulness to something that it actually lights up. As you light up you are lighting up the field that we are all part of and hence we light the earth.
The image will hold the space for the experience, all our life experiences are held in story. We are generally not conscious of how we hold these stories, what we make it mean or where it is stored in our field.
Memory exists inside the space around us in the field, and not in the brain. When we paint we go into the field around us and access the story. We ask for that story through intention to be moved out of the space where it is and into the prepared space of the canvas.
You can simply come to relax, learn some new creative skills, chat and eat chocolate and drink tea (or wine) enjoying the music and atmosphere. Or you could use this as a deep spiritual and transformational process, your choice completely. The steps to the process are there to guide you, it is up to you how deep you take it. Either way I will hold space, the container for the experience.
The Red Thread
The Legend of the Red Thread says, Those who are supposed to meet are connected by an invisible red thread since before birth. It can stretch and tangle but it will never break. (Ancient Chinese Proverb)
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The Red Thread is a global, gender-inclusive symbol with whatever meaning you choose to bring to it. The context that is often shared before the thread is passed in circle is a reference to the history of Red Thread itself. There are many Red Threads in traditions and stories throughout the world. It most often represents connection, protection and blessing. The Red Thread Circle creates a powerful context for transformation, connection, education, deep listening and relevancy. The Red Thread even connects our bloodlines and ancestry and it is found in traditions throughout the world. There are red threads to follow throughout history all the way to where we stand now. When you wear or see the red thread, you can choose to feel and be connected. To what? To all of us out here wearing our red threads, even if you don’t know us. What are we to make of a symbol found worldwide in so many cultural and spiritual traditions that it cannot be ignored? A symbol that is neither masculine nor feminine, that somehow connects all of us?
('Way of the Red Thread' Shiloh Sophia, 2015, p20).
A Red Thread Circle is a simple ritual that has the capacity to create a profound transformation.
We begin Intentional Creativity Workshops in red thread circle which prepares for the amazing journey ahead.