This past weekend I had the pleasure of offering Reiki at the Minx+Muse Empress Bazaar. It was a fantastic experience of joy, healing, manifestation, community, and love. Healing work can often feel quite vulnerable and it always requires us to be courageous. I was amazed at the strength and courage I felt from every woman who allowed me to work with her energy. I so appreciated this opportunity to be of service to this community of witches and healers, movers and shakers. If you get a chance, stop by for a class at this sensuous, witchy studio in Austin – it’s a gem! And who knows, you might just run into a certain healing witch named Faith 🙂
Creation is always an act of love. It is impossible to create from a place of indifference. A friend of mine recently shared something that read “I sat with my anger for a long time until she told me her real name was grief.” You only grieve if you have loved.
“[Creation] is the love of something, having so much love for something – whether a person, a word, an image, an idea, the land, or humanity – that all that can be done with the overflow is to create.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D
By doing deep holistic healing work – that is, of the whole person, body, psyche, soul – we move from fear and indifference to love, a place of abundant creativity, vast intuition, and honest expression.
“Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it,” (Rumi). This is the work of healing. It is not to pretend fear, anger, pain don’t exist, and it is not to deny the experience of such aspects of life. It is to realize these are natural, valid, protectionary reactions to trauma. It is to bring light to the solitary rooms we’ve built around our hearts and emerge compassionately transformed by the experience.
It is through healing that we open our creativity. It is through creativity that we learn to heal. Guided by our intuition, we create to heal and heal to create. This is Faithful Intuitions.