What I love most about working with creative expression is that it can bring to light the root causes of our experience. What was hidden becomes form, what was unconscious becomes conscious. It is also one of the most effective tools that I’ve come across so far that honors what is. Sometimes we are so stuck with the idea of how our life should be that we forget to appreciate how it actually is.

The goal of the creative expression is to leave a trace – a need as old as mankind. Creative work offers the opportunity to express a spontaneous impulse, without purpose or considerations about a recipient. Creativity allows the shaping and visualization of the forces of inner images – the language of the soul. Through it we can get in touch with ourselves. Absent-mindedly sinking into the core of our being offers us the opportunity to find the motivation of our doing and being within – rather than in the outside world. The paper becomes an infinite space where all is possible and where we truly can be(come) ourselves.

Creativity in this sense is not about art or abilities. It’s about joy, passion, experimenting and the urge to smooth the way for unconscious contents to make its way into the light of consciousness. It facilitates the harmonizing of the inside and the outside, the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity and understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen…”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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