What is intentional creativity?
In the words of Shiloh Sophia, Intentional Creativity is, “a movement moving through our world right now with a vision of healing. A movement where the individual and their story can be transformed from the inside out – not from an outside source or external medicine/healer. This transformation happens by the choice of the one telling the story in the first place. The one who is at cause for changing it in a way that works for the creation of their lives. Through choosing to create with intention, we become empowered to be the author of our future.”
For those of us who teach in the movement, the work is about healing. We use the Color of Woman methods to engage women with their own stories. We create Red Thread circles to hold space, use the methods of visualization and active imagination, paint and write with image, symbol, word and poetry to engage both the cognitive and intuitive sides of our brains.
The intention is to shift women into a deeper connection with themselves – a place where they hear messages and receive gifts. Where they visit the Muse and make new connections to their heart’s desire. The resulting paintings arise from deep inside each woman’s story and are often not at all what the woman expected to paint – but exactly what she needed.
Why do we do this work?
Every painting we create begins with a statement of intention literally written directly onto our canvas. Putting our intention into the painting turns it into a portal of change; every intention is spoken aloud sending its vibrations out into the world. The content is filled layers of meanings and colors and almost always an image of the feminine, what we call the ‘Divine Feminine’.
We do this work to heal women and children, but it goes beyond that. Every woman who leaves a workshop, leaves with the tools she needs to bring healing to herself. Once the connections between right and left brain, heart, and intention are made, what comes through changes the person creating it. This is key. Handing a woman these tools enables her to own the kind of change she wants in her life in a healthy, loving way.