Every bone in your body is a creative bone, darlin’!
~Sue Hoya Sellars
What is Intentional Creativity?
Intentional Creativity, developed by Shiloh Sophia and her mentor, Sue Hoya Sellers, is a guided, step by step method of mindful creativity where the individual and their story can be transformed from the inside out – not from an outside source or external medicine/healer. This transformation happens because the one telling the story rewrites it in a way that works for the creation of their lives.
“Through choosing to create with intention, we become empowered to be the author of our future.”
This work is about healing. We use the Color of Woman methods to engage women with their own stories. We create Red Thread circles to hold space, use the methods of visualization and active imagination, paint and write with image, symbol, word and poetry to engage both the cognitive and intuitive sides of our brains.
The intention is to shift women into a deeper connection with themselves – a place where they hear their own wisdom and gift themselves new ways of looking at life; a place where they visit the Muse and make new connections to their heart’s desire. The resulting paintings, journals and other works arise from deep inside each woman’s story and are often not at all what the woman expected to recieve – but exactly what she needed.
We do this work to help women and children heal, but it goes beyond that. Every woman and child who leaves a workshop, leaves with the tools they needs to bring themselves healing. When the connections between right and left brain, heart, and intention are made what comes through changes the person doing the work. Once the question is asked, it can never be unasked.
This is key.
Designed to relax the nervous system and increase the ability to focus, Intentional Creativity helps participants feel reinvigorated and more peaceful, and able to get back in touch with their love and passion for life.
Art’s ability to awaken the internal muse or inner voice and quiet the inner critic is revolutionary and we want to bring that gift to our beloved community.