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Markers, moth and my Soul Work

posted Dec 2, 2015, 2:38 PM by Asia Morgenthaler   [ updated Dec 2, 2015, 3:10 PM ]

My muse told me to leave my acrylic paint at home and buy some markers to take to Maui. I picked up a set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a new sketchbook, the Leuchtturm1917. I’m a Moleskine fan, but somehow I’m supposed to break out of my comfort zone and try something new. Here's what I've got so far:


I’d say markers are a lot less forgiving than acrylics, but then I used to say that about acrylic. The ink bled a bit on the paper, but not too bad, actually better than the Moleskine. The paper did crinkle. Just experimenting now and will do more.

Last night, this white moth visited our hotel room. Not sure why she flew all the way to the 11th floor, but there she was literally glowing in the night. I stood in awe. I have a moth tattooed on my back. I took a quick picture and she flew away. Yes, I'm listening!! The rest of my family decided to go to bed at 8:30pm, so I sat in the lanai alone, looking out into the ocean, listening to the waves, watching the stars, I started working on my Soul Work. And it kept flowing.

It is crystal clear to me that my soul work centers on Remothering; creating ohanas for women to support each other’s journey in healing our inner child. The image of the Feminine is an important component. Women must see themselves reflected. It is crucial for our inner child to feel seen by the Feminine, BY HER MOTHER. I truly believe the process of expressing ourselves creatively, by creating these images of the Feminine, we are not only tapping with a side of ourselves that are otherwise neglected, we are also creating a safe place or cradle of our inner child. And my soul work is to bring this to my community, to bring healing to those seeking it, so we can be whole, fully integrated. We can be who we truly are and share our gifts with our community.

I’m not sure what the markers have to do with my soul work. But that's how my muse works and I’m trusting and definitely listening as I continue this exploration. And more on the Cradle of Love as it merges. Love to you all.