My passion is authentic self expression. Loving yourself enough to allow yourself to speak your heart and risk being misunderstood or not accepted by others who don’t have the capacity yet to love themselves unconditionally.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are” G. jung
Just playing with colour, while waiting for a massage client... from feeling a bit low in energy to boosting my creative energy and divine connection which will benefit both me and my client. Art therapy... Ahhhh.... so good ... See MoreSee Less
You always have a choiceMICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I am often asked about my forecast for our future. My answer invariably disappoints them; where you focus energy flows, and connects, and creates. In other words there are almost as many futures as there are people. However, consensus reality - where most people believe the same things about life - will be a shared collective experience. Their overall experience of a future will be more-of-the-same. The people who have consciously focussed on their spiritual growth will probably experience a different reality than the consensus collective, but they will share similar experiences with each other. Their overall future will have a far greater potential for Newness. Your future is not preordained. It is based in your relationship with self/Self. If you fully Love yourself for who you are now, then your future will be of the New. It has nothing to do with spiritual knowledge or other peoples perception of you. Your relationship with yourself - Now - is your relationship with life, with creation, with God . . . and with the so-called future. YOU are the creator!
I thoroughly recommend that you live your life taking every opportunity to CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love! ... See MoreSee Less
Having the blues. Feeling sad for someone else and processing it through art therapy. A powerful way to express feelings with colour and strokes on canvas. Bringing the feeling out in the open or ‘externalising’ it helps to move the energy through and out of your system quicker. Although the event in your life may not change as such, the way you look at it and experience it will be transformed. Thus giving you the opportunity to feel your whole self again, more centred and grounded than before. #arttherapy #artpsychotherapy #josephinasart #sad ... See MoreSee Less
I've never shared any of the projects I do in a nursing home with people living with dementia, but I feel inspired to do so now. In this project I invited the 6 participants that are in the beginning to medium stages of dementia to draw a single tree and place it on a large sheet of paper to form a 'forest', symbolic for living together in diversity. They then took turns to paint on the in between colours. It turned out to be a great collaboration project. When I asked them to describe the qualities of their tree, they invariably described their own essence of being. They loved it! ... See MoreSee Less
YES YES YES! I am able this year to donate my time as a volunteer massage therapist during this retreat in Darwin from 1-15 october 2018. I am soooo excited for this opportunity to give to and to learn about the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land. To all my friends who are passionate about health and healing, and passionate about re-empowering people, to help them be in charge of their own lives again, please consider donating to this extraordinary project.We are thrilled to share the news that we have been successful in a philanthropic grant and will now be running a Hope For Health Retreat in October of this year!!
We are super excited to be trialing a new venue in rural Darwin. We want the most sustainable pathway to deliver retreats and to be able to expand our reach to other communities. And we are a little bit relieved about not having to build toilets and showers and kitchens in the bush!
Due to this, we are able to put all our energy into the most important aspects of the program. We also know that participants benefit from real physical space away from their everyday life, to have this incredible experience.
On a recent visit to Elcho Island, we have been overwhelmed with the positive response from the local community and the increasing interest of local Yolngu people, wishing to attend a Hope For Health Retreat.
So we are going ahead with this retreat even though we do not yet have the full funds required - we know we can pull it off and we know it's important to not leave it another year.
However, we would love anyone in a position to contribute, to consider donating to help us make this happen. If you can, please donate at: www.hopeforhealth.com.au/donate
It’s tax deductible, and can be a once-off or monthly contribution.
We are forever grateful to our supporters and followers and look forward to taking you all on our journey and sharing with you the whole process! ... See MoreSee Less
Expressionism Movement in the arts. I like it. But it seems these paintings have a bit more of a story. As all art is an expression of yourself- thats what i believe and teach- these two must be an expression of me! i cant deny that, but its a part of me I don’t know very well it seems. When I look at them I say ‘that’s not me!’ But hey.... who knows. They re not works I can hang up in the living room. I may need to meditate with them for a while. ... See MoreSee Less
Drawing lines can be a very meditative practice. This week took me to the Czech Republic and the Art Nouveau era. These drawings are inspired by Alphonse Mucha ‘s work. Next step is painting them which is a bit scary....well sometimes you have to take a risk. #josephinasart #aroundtheworldthroughart2018 #arttherapy ... See MoreSee Less
When your soul calls you, you have to respond. Often the calling becomes more urgent when the time for change is dawning. You don’t really have to DO anything, but be still and listen and then move with it, allowing the flow of life to take you on a ride. There is no haste, no urgency; just the allowing of consciousness to flood your awareness and experience with joyful abandon the gifts that grace your everyday life. Grateful responding to the opportunities that present themselves to you and then let go of all expectations. Be loved Beloved, be happy, be free. ... See MoreSee Less