Guidelines for a life of joy and creativity
Transforming trauma into inner peace
I am. My life is… the work of art
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
El genio maltratador
How to live your best life
- Decide what you want
- Feel the energy of your desire
- Visualize your desire... in a work of art (write, draw, paint, collage...)
- Be aware of your limiting beliefs
- Break through the fear
- Believe in your ability to manifest
- Take inspired action
- Allow the process to unfold - trust the process and divine timing
I am art, you are art, we are art
I love these words by Marianne Williamson:
You have witin you the seed of perfection. You have within you a divine blueprint. By which you are lifted up above and beyond any lack in the world. You are already programmed to achieve, to do something of genious.
What are we waiting for to express our authentic selves?
Art as therapy
Body image disturbance
I have never lived in my own body. Since my early childhood, I have been inhabiting my body like a cheap motel on my way somewhere else. My spaceship never really landed on planet Earth. By the age of 17, I was convinced I had saggy breasts and a disproportionately fat belly and fat ass. Body image disturbance (BID) is a common symptom in patients with eating disorders and is characterized by an altered perception of one's body. In retrospect, I was never really overweight. Not as a child, not as a teenager. I was depressed, and I had a distorted self-image. I drew my discomfort in this body (see Selfportrait without face - 1994). Be careful what you wish for: in 2016, I actually had the body that I drew in 1994! And then, I decided to fully own my creation.
For the first time, I talked about these experiences on a stage. And how art kept me going. To express myself and to transform the pain and bad memories into healing. It was both an indictment and an ode to the body.
"In an artistic ego document, Muriel Van Peteghem reflects on 'la condition humaine'. How does our body limit us or, on the contrary, give us freedom? Can we occupy more space on Earth and conquer the universe?"
This is my church. This is where I heal my hurts
God is a DJ