There is a creative energy that lies within all us. As a dream practitioner and student of the earth I have come to believe that dreams are the narrative of our soul speaking to be expressed in its wholeness. Not only our soul but also the soul of the earth. And it is through creative expression this longing is made possible.
Creativity is seen in the world through the eyes of the professional artist, singer, dancer and yet we all hold the creative within. The creative is about the unique expression of each and everyone one of us. It is about the spirit within that wants to splash paint on a piece of paper or build a sculpture with stones.
The soul longs to express itself, to dance, paint, play with song, trees, and stones. Through the voice of the creative we bring to life the wisdom of the dream as a path to our awareness of self and the earth. Coming back into relationship with ourselves and the more than human world.
Our dreams offer the wisdom to reclaim that voice of the creative. Through our nature witnessed through the dreams we can seek the creative that is yearning to be express. Inspiration that will seed our awakening and heal our wounds. How can our dreams and our relationship to the earth reawaken, rejuvenate and support the creativity that is inherent in us. Whether our creativity is art based (writing, movement, dance, visual art) and/or living based-how to we love our creative nature in all aspects of our lives.
This page is devoted to sharing the creative experience as it has evolved and grown in my life as the result of my dance with my dreams and the land..
The Inspiration of the Bard
Awen is an old Welsh term for “flowing spirit” or “blessings of the Gods”. It is similar to the Irish “Imbas” meaning a deep level of inner and outer alignment with the cosmos and human purpose. Other ways we define awen are inspiration and the way we call out to the inward presence of God.
To be with awen is to be embodied with the energies of the earth and the cosmos. When this happens our body energies align and we can literally feel “the flowing spirit” within. The ancient bards drew upon Awen to compose amazing stories and music. Today it is the spark of creative inspiration that gives form to music, poetry, story, painting, woodworking, dance and more.
Within this page I share the awen that has opened my creative self. Inspiration comes earth-based spirituality, Dreamwork, ecopsychology, Paganism, mythology, divination, dreams, and nature. May this inspire you to seek the awen within.
Poetry: free verse, sonnets, didactic poetry, spoken word
Gallery: Paintings & Sculptures
My journey & story telling.