Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
~ Carl G. Jung
It is often through creativity that you can access, and come to trust, your intuition, and with every new experience of “taking ownership” of yourself, a deeper sense of wholeness and well-being emerges.
The expressive arts allow you to give voice to those unarticulated internalized processes that generate acting out, anxiety, depression, and psychospiritual distress. Through such activities as collaging, drawing, poetry-writing, journaling, and clay-working, you can learn to both name and contain difficult impulses in ways that create a sense of pride, delight and wonderment. I discuss this in greater depth in my article, Psychospiritual Healing Through the Expressive Arts.
To the extent that I managed to translate the emotions into images—that is to say, to find the images which were concealed in the emotions—I was inwardly calmed and reassured. Had I left those images concealed in the emotions, I might have been torn to pieces by them….I learned how helpful it can be, from the therapeutic point of view, to find the particular images which lie behind the emotions.
Images have the power to elicit the deep intuitive voice in a way that is powerful, illuminating and moving. Watch a demonstration of this process in my Presentation sponsored by UCLArts and Healing. Intuition Through Imagery.
UCLArts and Healing is a wonderful organization that serves diverse communities through the arts. Please visit their website.