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Utilizing creativity as a pressure for change! – Kati Kaia

The trail to peace is a every day apply that could be crooked and laborious to navigate however finally with out peace, we’ve no love, no creativity or union with the soul, no breath of life. 

Expressing what lies beneath is a lifelong journey, particularly as an artist. There’s a storyteller inside us all who has big outward vitality bursting to get out. From age 4 I used to be despatched for dance lessons as I could not preserve nonetheless, and it grew to become my first real love, my inventive expression. It fed my soul and introduced me peace throughout hectic instances, it made my coronary heart burst with pleasure and received my feelings out! Having dyslexia and dyspraxia, college was not my pure residence, however the arts in all their varieties have been thrilling, stuffed with mental soul seekers, designers and pure pleasure. 

Once I was recognized with Dyspraxia it was not your common case, as I had been a dancer from age 4, I spoke dance/motion and had good steadiness and coordination when dancing, whereas most individuals with Dyspraxia actually have issues with selecting up and remembering routines, I may try this very nicely, I danced my entire life which turned to a love of yoga. In truth it’s one device I exploit in remembering issues, is working with my physique or for example (I believe that is widespread – undecided, possibly), to recollect my proper hand from left, I’ve developed a faucet, it is now an instantaneous response, I faucet my proper aspect of my physique or my left hand with my proper, this tells my mind which hand is which, if somebody says ‘flip left’, I faucet my proper and I do know the opposite approach is left, it’s so delicate only some of my pals actually discover and you may think about as a yogi I’ve developed different methods as nicely, so I haven’t got to faucet myself continuously in school! 

In the end as you develop and nurture and attempt to match into packing containers from our tradition, a profession, materials success, folks pleasing, friends and having a ‘fall again profession’ you discover an alley and attempt to stride forward. Years of working within the quick paced world of style design, was not the profession I had dreamed of – lengthy hours, workaholic and consuming tradition, I discovered myself in a void, a darkish area, finally feeling empty, confidence battered – which as a neurodiverse little one was already fairly laborious, self loathing from earlier experiences and wounds, the loss of life of an in depth pal, grief that was pushed down, emotionally pushed down and numb… I had forgotten my inventive soul. It wanted nurturing and feeding… 

Transitions, Oil on Canvas 


Freedom from the self began by in the future strolling right into a temple, curious and dwelling in quick paced Hong Kong, a pal from work invited me to hitch her household lineage. I felt an interior peace from the hectic world exterior, typically you possibly can nonetheless really feel alone in probably the most crowded locations, listening to others converse of their darkest moments and coming into the sunshine with non secular grounding. Temple was the catalyst to connecting there was one thing else inside me, deep to commune with my soul and grounding in my physique, which was an odd idea at first, although I had at all times practiced yoga since my early teenagers and had a powerful self apply, primarily for the bodily advantages, I hadn’t mirrored an excessive amount of on the deeply non secular roots, from that day issues modified and my horizons lifted. 


The significance of grounding to the earth while you work in a really hectic surroundings, really feel not related to your physique or reside away out of your nation is so necessary, I discovered so lots of you within the store have been actually combating grounding.

On the temple we might sit in shessin and our information would talk from the upper consciousnesses or Buddha vitality. Feeling supported and seen, one thing I hadn’t felt in a protracted, very long time. The phrases communicated by way of sesshin have been so true to my interior feelings, the jail created for myself, the fashionable world beating, feeling laborious, holding on so tight and burying feelings so I could not get harm once more, no air to circulation by way of. I used to be a child buddha in my coronary heart on the beginning of a lifelong journey that was opening up inside me… I simply knew I wanted to get in commune with my spirit and I knew I wanted to color. 


Komorebi, Daylight by way of the timber


At some point after meditation, I opened my eyes, went straight to the artwork retailer, purchased a canvas and brushes and began to make marks, expressive marks and patterns. They have been tender and delightful. I took them to work and created prints with them for Anthropologie, this ultimately was bigger scale items as I experimented and actually danced with the canvas on my rooftop in summer time days and it gave me the liberty to precise once more, no stress, if felt identical to dancing as a baby, however with color and thick paint! 

I grew to become absorbed in color remedy, color therapeutic, vitality work and meditation, portray, portray, portray and expressing my self. My non secular aspect and connection, compassion all began to develop with my apply too.

This modified my life. 


Aurelia Artistry Yoga Mat 

Aurelia Authentic Paintings, Oil on Canvas 


Lengthy buried emotions of guilt, grief and ache.

Life can typically take over one of the best practices and intentions, the final decade for me has been a again and fourth of studying, going again to previous habits and stress, working with color and the vitality physique, final self care and nourishment in each approach and again to burying feelings and being a workaholic to flee loneliness or ache. If I cease portray, for lack of enthusiasm, lack of playfulness or too many burdens, I begin to lose my different practices too and may really feel myself slipping. So I’ve to color, I settle for that now, I’m an artist, my soul has to precise itself and has to steadiness and create area for creativity and contemplation in any other case it dies. It took some time to just accept that and with that studying to embrace my artist self, primarily as a profession it’s a robust path to take, to show up, face your self and human expression of sunshine and shadow. My soul desires to speak by way of color and expression and tales of human spirit. I select to share the love, magnificence and pleasure of that with others, however we should not worry the shadow however study and perceive what that’s inside you and others. 


Motion, the emotional physique is all so intrinsically linked, and therapeutic previous pains and traumas with creativity akin to portray, writing or motion can actually assist to deliver peace. This is the reason I’m so keen about sharing the ability and worth of creativity, in a world the place a pc can draw something you’d even think about, there nonetheless is worth in creating from the soul – that brings life to artwork, work could make you’re feeling, make you weep or smile with pleasure. 

Creativity for you might begin with a meditation equipment from a colleague or a mala so as to add into yoga or meditation apply, however it might probably open up a lot extra and tame the lion inside to deliver us true interior energy. 


Melete Artistry Yoga Mat 

Life Occurs. 

Lately I had an episode of hysteria. For over a month waves of disappointment and emotions of grief within the pit of my abdomen stored me awake. I had been triggered, it was a loss of life that catalysed a response in my physique of feelings I had lengthy stored buried, deep down. The vitality physique was erupting from previous and telling me to let go, give up to feelings and really really feel, one thing I had averted for a very long time, however on this painful time, I had my yoga apply, I had nature surrounding me with a hug and I had my inventive outlay, I gave myself the reward of area (additionally because it was August everybody was on vacation – so why not embrace that slower vitality). This mix did extra for me that any capsule, although I’ve by no means had an expertise prefer it, this time has additionally taught me that the shadow must be embraced, these emotions of ache and we collectively all have these feelings and possibly from our childhoods or experiences have much less self price or bother giving your self care, there are such a lot of totally different methods and knowledge on the market to assist. 

My prescription, strolling in nature rather a lot, meditation, aware slowing down, feeling the female and being motherly to myself (it is alright to embrace your female aspect, it is alright to be a girl on this world, you do not have to suppress that a part of your psyche to succeed – I believe anyway!), listening to music that I like and portray have all held my palms and guided me as it can do within the subsequent and although I really feel mentally just a little battered, ‘I’m protected, I’m entire, I’m sufficient’ is a key mantra and utilizing the immense energy of color remedy in portray, therapeutic and visualisation meditation to assist transfer by way of. Therapeutic, freedom and peace is a every day apply, connecting to hidden feelings is courageous, expressing these feelings in a protected and inventive approach is a tonic. 

Blue Island, oil on canvas, painted intensely throughout August 2023

Bringing color into your life and residential area could be a great method to begin the metamorphosis, bringing artwork that you just love to your partitions to elevate your spirit on daily basis, utilizing color on a primal stage to speak with the soul, in aware portray to spice up your temper, in yoga apply – being courageous together with your selections – it might probably all be small issues to leap begin your journey and if you end up prepared, your instructor will seem, you would possibly wander right into a yoga studio, a dance class, a gallery or perhaps a temple, simply out of curiosity.  


Namaste, the sunshine in me bows to the sunshine in you. 

Hope my story helps you hook up with yours x





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