Living from the EartHeart


Thank you for visiting. This site holds space for insights about living from the Earth's Heart.We are mirrors of each other. Whatever brought you here and whatever brought my words to you is part of a sharing of presence; an affirmation that we both exist in embodying our own journeys side by side.. an affirmation that we are One.

The EartHeart Journey is a sharing of my experiences from earth, heart, and art. My reflections have evolved on so many levels since I started journal writing when I was 11. What used to be a blog for my art projects and some public musings is now becoming a portal for sharing about consciousness, creativity, sustainability… of light, life, and love. Everything here is part of a sacred journey to oneness within and everywhere. However you resonate, may it reveal to you you inspiration, intuition, or insight for your own life journey.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dreamweaving Part 1

This originally started as a post to update my Dream Projects page and it ended up as another river of words about life and art.

I love dreaming out loud. After months of not updating the Dream Section section of my blog, I finally had time and inspiration to declare my dreams again. My first instinct was to dive into a long, long list of what I want to do. I had to stop myself and take long walks before I got to the moment of writing these down. 

For years I usually manifest things this way: I make lists. I do some mapping. I day dream. Sometimes I self sabotage then I retrieve the dream again in a heroine's dramatic mode. Afraid of losing my chances, I jump on every opportunity that comes my way.

It must be growing older and having faced a lot of that inspired me to slow down and to transform the way I embody the role of being an artist. What is clear right now is working on  Creativity and Dreaming. 

On Creativity

As my art evolves, I am more and more focused on the word CREATIVITY and the process of CREATION and CO-CREATION. The word "art" now becomes a piece of creativity manifested. But if you ask me, I would rather use the word CREATION. 

In my local language (Tagalog), we refer to art as "sining" and it is used in a broad context to embody a practice that involves visual arts, music, dance, and literature; unlike the popular use of the word in English to exclusively refer to the visual art forms compartmentalized from music, literature, etc.  

In tagalog, there is no verb in reference to artmaking. We use the word creation to describe an active form of artmaking through the word "paglikha." This comes from root word "likha" or creation. A creative person is called "malikhain." Creativity is "pagkamalikhain." We refer to God as "Manlilikha" or Creator. Unless referred to the medium one does "painter - pintor, music - musikero, etc.," the general term for artist is also called "manlilikha." Artmaking therefore is a sacred process, a shared Divine experience. There is no word for co-creation implying that it is integrated in any creative endeavor. One beautiful word I love using when designing or conducting a workshop is the Tagalog version of Facilittor which is "Taga-pagpadaloy." It literally means - "one who flows."

Tagalog means Taga-Ilog: One who is from the River, who lives by the river

On Dreaming

I love this word. Dreaming is a creative process considering its two beautiful ways of usage : a real life movie from the subconscious as we sleep and an active process of visioning what is to come. 

Sacred texts and mythological stories across cultures involve turning points with dreams. For many of my country's indigenous weavers like the T'bolis, dreams are considered as bearers of images or messages for an upcoming weaving design. Life is guided by Dream Time. 

For many inventors, innovators, evolutionaries, light workers, and agents of transformation - the vision goes hand in hand with dreaming. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said those beautiful powerful lines four decades ago which we can now thread towards Barrack Obama, the first African American President of the United States of America. Imagination is held by dreams that help transform or manifest from what has passed and what is currently present.

So where doe these two words bring me now?

Where I am as an artist and light and life worker is about expanding into the how creative elements: medium, process, and message come into integration. 

I have always been a dreamer and I am still learning how to align with my birth vision to manifest my intentions to reality. This is all part of the co-creative process we are beautifully gifted with as human yet divine beings. I believe that the manifestation starts with a dream that has the potential to flow through our bodies and with the right people, places, and circumstances around us. 

The dream makes itself known with a seed, a big bang, a light bulb, an awakening moment... Eureka! Now I know yet I don't know. Wisdom speaks in paradox yet speaks clearly only with simple elementary words. Maybe I should stop philosophizing on how to end this post. For now, it just is. The dreaming continues beyond this sentence's period.

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