When Alice & Chris found out that Alice had breast cancer, they called me to see how they could create something meaningful and healing to mark this poignant time of life. For them, the time was ripe for a ceremony, to honour Alice, her breasts and their love.
Before we began, we sat together, the three of us in a triangle, respect, res- onance and relatedness owing between us. We spoke simple words of gratitude and grace and breathed the air together, allowing stillness and prayer to shape the ether of the space we created.
Eventually, eyes opened, meeting one another with deep recognition, we stood, hugged, and dived straight into the magic of our Body Painting Ritual. Alice stood in front of Chris’s magnicent artwork and stroke by stroke disappeared, ego dissolving into heart consciousness. When we came to her breasts, each brush stroke was tender, loving and imbued with trust, healing and strength. rough intention, we have the power to heal. rough creativity and ow, we are able to connect to our intrinsic nature and open ourselves to those hidden aspects of self that work behind the scenes, manifesting all kinds of ailments to help us see, who we really are and why we are really here.
Body Painting is an intimate, intuitive, calming and healing modality, and especially powerful when practised ceremonially in conjunction with breathing techniques and coaching conversations. It is a creative therapy, yoga and meditation all in one - where all aspects of the practice are significant to the wholeness of the healing.