First family constellation final healing, Oil pastel drawing, © 2009 Jaime Lyerly
I have been changing....
Changing what I am,
what I want,
how I live,
what I do,
what I need,
and how I deal with it all.
During my time of major flux (my partner moving to Berkeley, my son graduating from middle school, my job not being what it used it be, my high stress life taking a toll, researching graduate schools and more) , I usually turn to art-making as a way to cope.
However, it has been a desert of non-productiveness in my life recently.
A lull in creative expression for a week to "unwind" from classes ending has turned into month of no art making.
A few nights of just watching tv has turned into a sleepless nights playing video games.
A break from class work has turned into a break from living.
How does this happen? I am not sure.
But during this time of low productivity has come a huge blessing - a time for "soul work."
Through artist and healer Ellen "Ellie" Benfatti, I learned of Family Constellation work, which is based on social psychology, family dynamics and energy healing.
She calls the changes that occur because of this healing, "Movements of the Soul."
I won't go into too much detail about the constellations here, but I can say that they have changed my life.
Every aspect of it from how I make art, who I think I am, what do I want, how do I get it, and how do I deal with this thing called life.
And it is a lot to process! Which is why I my blog has been neglected and you see me less on the social networking sites. I'm still here.... just thinking, feeling and trying to understand it.
So please bear with me as I morph into this new person that is greater than the sum of her parts.
Want to know more about Family Constellation work?
Great! Check out the links above and the book called The Healing Power of the Past.
Live in San Diego area? Even better!
Ellie is having a three hour workshop this Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 10 am to 2 pm which is an Introduction to Family Constellations.
Here is the info from the Facebook event:
This is an introductory 3 hour workshop. If you've wanted to join Ellie to experience the transformational work of Family Constellations but haven't had the funds or the time now is your opportunity. Ellie asks that all participants contribute a donation of $25.00 to cover the expense of the conference room. Ellie will do 1 constellation chosen by lottery and 1 constellation as a group. Great opportunity for those of you who are wanting to experience more success in your personal finances, life's passion and or career. Ellie will be focusing on Money and the Heart. You must RSVP to attend. Please RSVP by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't RSVP you will not be admitted to the event. Sorry no exceptions space is limited. When you RSVP please provide name, phone number, and names of guests who are attending with you.
Note: I will be attending this event!
It really is an awesome experience, and I felt compelled to share it with my friends and readers.
To your health and wellness and deep soul movements.. ~ Jaime Lyerly