Rebirth and Transformation

Spring’s Pulsing Current of Transformation   It’s been a tough time for many. But nature teaches us that spring ripens below the surface of winter.     Beneath the shriveled, tangled and decaying surface there is a vitality of life growing in deeper roots.  Beneath what feels stuck, tired & anxious, there is a seed […]

ACADEMY OF ART, CREATIVITY & CONSCIOUSNESS the transformative arts method

Originally posted on https://www.welum.com/article/academy-art-creativity-consciousness Combining consciousness with art is an art form without limitation. We therefore asked the founder of The Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness – Dana Lynne Andersen, what her reason was for starting the Academy and to describe the thoughts, aspiration, and background behind starting it. What is your background and […]

To Everything, A Season ~ by Karuna

To Everything, A Season   Sitting in the heart of midwinter, and entering into the darkest day of the year, I am reminded of the proverb that says: Nothing in nature blooms all year; be patient with yourself. So often in this fast-paced, ambitious, and driven world, we forget how to flow with the seasons. […]

Overcoming Creative Blocks

Overcoming Creative Blocks   Being in a state of creative flow can feel like one of the most engaging, wonderful, natural ways of being, especially in a world that can outwardly seem chaotic and contradictory. Too often in the arts, however, we can become conditioned to think that something “should” look or sound a certain way, […]

The Deep Unity at the Heart of Our Originality

  The ORIGIN of our Originality Our Originality is a precious gift. It is an authenticity that originates in the unique pattern of each individual soul.  Every one of us is unique in all of eternity. To discover and bring forth our intrinsic unique individual expression is our most sacred duty and our sweetest delight.  […]

The Flowering of Children’s Natural Creativity

Creativity Is Intrinsic to Being Human   All children love to create. Natural, joyful, original self expression is native to being alive, instinctive in us. If you give a box of crayons and a piece of paper to a four year old they know exactly what to do.  They do not need explanations or instructions.  […]

The Source of True ORIGINALITY

The Source of True Originality by Dana Lynne Andersen       In a culture of materialism, originality has come to mean ‘breaking the rules’. The frontier is a ‘cutting edge’ found in a pursuit of limits and extremities.  It doesn’t take long for this to become a contest of shock value as it has in the […]