I love Spring! Everything is so fresh and the colors so vibrant. The Lilac bush I planted two summers ago actually bloomed for the first time. Short-lived though they be, Lilacs are my favorite flower and breathing in their heavenly fragrance can always lift me out of a funk.
Well, maybe not always.
The past five months or so have been really challenging, really funky, for me and many of my friends. And I don't mean "funk" in the good sense of the word, as in unconventional, fashionable, arty or having a good dance rhythm. I mean "funk" in the sense of having a bad, musty smell. Yeah, the past few months have been pretty stinky for a lot of us.
But now Spring is here and the energy has changed and birds are singing and flowers are blooming and it's time to move forward and---I don't know about you, but I feel weary. Like the Lilacs pictured above, I may be blossoming but the snows of winter haven't quite melted. Maybe you feel it too?
Time to shake off the cold, wet stink and connect with Nature once more!
Secret, Sacred Garden May 21, 11am to 4pm
The Secret, Sacred Garden Series of workshops facilitated by myself and Jodi Smith-Howells, are designed to bring participants back to the basics of Nature, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Being out in Nature, expressing the self through an artistic creation and learning which herbs and plants can assist in nurturing our physical bodies is part of the process used in this workshop.
This next workshop will be held in a lovely garden, filled with May flowers and sweet hummingbirds, designed to help you de-stress, ground and receive some much-needed self-care.
During this workshop we will:
Connect with Nature and meet your Nature Guardian(s)
Partake of a delicious, herbal vegetarian/vegan lunch
Make hummingbird feeders
Learn how to use herbs, such as dandelion, to revitalize
Fee is $65 and includes handouts, art supplies and vegan lunch
Registration must be in by May 17, 2017. If you must cancel, a partial refund will be given up to 48 hours before class on the 21st.
Once you have registered, you will be given directions to the "secret garden" location for the workshop in Vancouver, WA
Register at www.vividexpressions.net/secretsacredgarden
For more information please call Dodie at 360-356-4118
Creative Dreams May 16th 7pm - 9pm
Dreaming and dreams are one of the body's most amazing ways of regenerating us both physically and psychically.
Dreams offer us answers to pressing problems, in our personal lives as well as globally. Dreams can be literal, hypnogogic, prophetic, clairvoyant, telepathic or involve astral travel. They can advise us, warn us, comfort us, terrify us and thrill us. We need to dream to stay healthy!
In these workshops we will attempt to explore everything there is to know about dreams and dreamtime. We will share our dreams and interpretations and tools to help recall dreams. Guided journeys and meditations as well as art projects will help clarify what our subconscious minds are telling us.
If you are fascinated by dreams and what can be learned from them, join us for one of the three Sunday workshops being given this March. Tuition is $35 per workshop and includes all handouts and art supplies.
Register at http://www.vividexpressions.net/creative-dreams.html