A More Expansive Narrative

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Coleen's Blog | 0 comments

The Landscape Within

I believe that if you can trace and color – inside or outside the lines – you can create your own stories, your own art and nurture your creative soul. Each of us longs to live a more purposeful and creative life. What stands in the way? Old habits, conditioned tendencies, self-doubt… and a myriad list of other items. My question (quest) is – how to meet, embrace and expand into a larger self-narrative beyond these “limiting beliefs” … beyond the lines that we consciously or unconsciously draw around ourselves.

Each moment of everyday I (and perhaps you) stand on the threshold of choice between the pull toward future creative commitment and the safety of well-known habits. What to do? I take a breath, and bravely step across the threshold into a more expansive narrative. I allow my breath and imagination to fan my creative flame. A larger more expansive view opens through my meditation and visual meaning making™ practice. The images that arise, provide me with information and new insights along the path as I stretch and unfold toward a more expansive and soulful narrative.

My purpose is to make this connection visible, to nurture my deep soul through visual meaning making™.  To share my story through images and perhaps inspire you. Each of us has access to this deep richness of resources within us.

In what ways are you stepping into your own expansive narrative?



“Catch the deep drift, the myth, and the narrative that lie beneath. Allow the images to rise. Trust them. Listen closely to them. Honor them. Remember them. Enshrine them…Your art is a bridge between your inner discoveries and the world around you.” Thomas Moore

“The landscape just is the mind and the mind is that landscape.” Roshi Joan Halifax

Currently on the reading list:

Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West by Michaela Hass

Creating on Purpose: The Spiritual Technology of Manifesting Through the Chakras by Anodea Judith and Lion Goodman

Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore