“Only children believe they’re capable of everything.”- Paolo Coelho
As a Creativity and Acting Teacher, one of my greatest joys is seeing inspiration come alive. When adult students of Acting and Creativity get motivated and switched on, they become gloriously animated and childlike. What is that about? I believe it is a rememberence of their true self, a coming “home”, if you will.
So many people have severe wounds from their childhood, but if you examine the purity of the child as they play, before any harm or self consciousness or shame has been inflicted on them- this is the essence of true creativity. Creativity is freedom, it is like taking flight, knowing that you are safely and divinely protected.
I ran a workshop on the weekend on Creativity and I was introduced by a former student as someone who “creates a safe haven for artists to flourish. Students are encouraged to be themselves, to be inspired and to play.” That was awesome. That is what I try to do in all of my classes, I just hadn’t thought of it like that.
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Transformation occurs in my workshops and courses. People are rarely the same as when they arrive. Why would you want to be? I think we all need to be supported as we expand and grow into a higher version of ourselves.
“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” Rumi
Perhaps our “prisons” were not of our making, but now as adults we have the chance to propel ourselves into higher vibrations of consciousness and creativity. Be free, seek freedom, seek to feed your creative soul. What is it you want more of? What do you want less of? Not sure? Need clarity? Join one of my classes or coaching sessions and fly!
Workshops start this week- “Acting Fundamentals” Thursday evenings- 8 weeks, 6-9 pm, “Imago Actors Studio” Saturday mornings 9-12- “Unleashing Your Creativity”- a four week course starts in August. Coaching available via Skype. xx