“If there is no mystery, there is only propaganda”…wrote the artist Keith Haring.
Mystery is where our new learning comes from, which is why creativity is so important for learning. Our creative process, in whatever form it manifests, is how we access mystery. We’re all creative beings, because we all wonder about things in this world and seek new knowledge to help us understand. So perhaps it’s just as accurate to say that without creativity, there is only propaganda.
Without our inner voices that are continually finding unique ways to inquire about things and express themselves, we would be living at the whims of those who don’t have our best interests at heart.
That’s a short segueway into my upcoming workshop at Esalen Institute, March 4 thru 6. You can register for Getting Messy: Creative Process and Social Change online here: http://webapp.esalen.org/workshops/9329
Continuing Education credit is available for MFTs and LCSWs.
Creative Process & Social Change at Esalen Institute
It could be said that our culture is in a transition stage similar to the “neti-neti” stage that women experience during child birth, a stage that is “not here and not there.” It’s a time when the mother must relinquish her own boundaries and lose herself, becoming a semi-permeable membrane that will allow the spirit of the child to emerge. Currently, the human collective imagination is pregnant with as yet unarticulated new forms.
In this experiential workshop, we will use the creative process to explore the emerging metaphors that facilitate individual and collective change. Drawing on the wisdom that lies at the center of any group with a shared purpose, we will create a sturdy container to experience the creative process as a vehicle for transformation, deeply listening for what wants to be birthed through us. This workshop is for creatives, visionaries, and people who find themselves frustrated by traditional tools and methods. Join us as we re-open the realm of possibilities and potential.
CEUs available for MFTs and LCSWs.