Week 6 ~ ChoosE Peace

 

What if choosing peace was a primary value of cultivating sacred relationships with our self and others?

 
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GUIDED Meditation


 photo credit: Kelly Rae Roberts

photo credit: Kelly Rae Roberts

Suggested Reading

From Protection & Boundaries, by Pixie Lighthorse...

  • Overstimulation - 61.  
  • Stepping back for clarity - 63  
  • Cool off - 69.  
  • Time out for rage - 73.  
  • Understanding rage - 75  
  • Make room for healing - 107  
  • Choose your armour - 45

Writing Practice

Some reflection questions to point you towards peace (care of tinybuddha.com);

  • What if there was nothing I needed to fix in me? What if there was nothing I needed to change?
  • What if I was perfect just the way I am now?
  • What if I didn’t have to punish myself to get the lesson?
  • What if I didn't have to apologize?
  • What if what I need is already here?
  • What if I didn't have to figure it all out?
  • What if exactly what I need is happening already?
 Photo by  Tom Holmes

Photo by Tom Holmes


Additional Resources

  Podcast with Buddhist teacher, Tara Brach    Part 1: Awakening through Anger - The U turn to Freedom

Podcast with Buddhist teacher, Tara Brach

Part 1: Awakening through Anger - The U turn to Freedom

  Podcast with Buddhist teacher, Tara Brach    Part 2: Awakening through Anger - The U-Turn to Freedom

Podcast with Buddhist teacher, Tara Brach

Part 2: Awakening through Anger - The U-Turn to Freedom

  Brene Brown     Catastrophizing: How to feel Joy without Fear

Brene Brown 

Catastrophizing: How to feel Joy without Fear

  The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication  (NVC) Process   Developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D

The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication
(NVC) Process

Developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D

  On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace  (full film is on netflix)

On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace (full film is on netflix)


Yoga Suggestions

 

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Legs up the wall pose

  • Relieves anxiety
  • Refreshes energy through the body
  • Stimulates third eye and crown chakras

(click here for full instructions)

 

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Standing Forward Bend

  • Balances the body
  • Combines elements of activity and passivity
  • Calming for the mind
  • Teaches patience, acceptance and surrender 
  • Relieves stress

(click here for full instructions)


Painting Overview

* Glaze painting using one colour on entire canvas

* Bring back skin/texture on main image, by using a small amount of chosen paint colour. Dry-brush for smooth texture, or use brush that creates the texture that you are seeking to create i.e., fur, feathers, etc.

* Begin to bring chosen colours into the different areas/shapes in your painting using the most appropriate techniques for your image. Consider using thicker amounts of paint and multiple techniques to add interest and pop to your painting. i.e., words, patterns, etc.

 

 Glaze and first layer of skin

Glaze and first layer of skin

 Picking colours and bringing image forward

Picking colours and bringing image forward


  • header photo credit: David Noton