This beautiful T- Shirt design by Ivy Chaya Shiffler for the Emerging Kind project sparked a debate on social media last week…
Barbara Ann Cooper says:
“Touched by some Emerging Kind Artwork the other day, I was invited to share my personal interpretation of what I might have needed as a baby to Emerge kind .
So here is a mandala from my heart Chakradance this morning.
Baby is connecting to Love for herself .
Connecting Star in her heart to a far star .( Divine in Heavens )
Connecting to a grounding star place in Mother Earth ( Divine on Earth )
Connecting to nourishment from Mum’s breast
Connecting to a feminine angel
Connecting to a masculine angel
Supported by a hand from Mum
Connecting to Heart’s desire and soul purpose for incarnation on earth
In order to Emerge kind.”
Ivy kindly offered to take Barbara’s concept and turn it into a T- Shirt design in the same way she had produced her own, using Adobe Illustrator and photoshop. This is the result:
The Emerging Kind team is celebrating the depth of thought and heart connections across the globe that have transpired…strangers on opposite sides of the world until that moment, Barbara and Ivy have together created a piece that speaks to so many of us.
After seeing Ivy’s reproduction of her creation, Barbara felt called to share her story with Ivy, and now with us all;
“I am more of an expressive artist rather than one that produces accurate life like depictions .
I was born with a hole in my heart. As a child I did not know why God did not make me properly and struggled to understand. I went to a Bach Flower Remedy Workshop and they invited a healer who made Archangel FlowerEssences from Rose . She came in and immediately without wordsand with all 18 stone of who she is, enveloped me in the most amazing total containment of a hug. I felt swaddled and tiny and as adult as I am, I cried like a baby without either of us speaking . She gave me some rose essence too. She wore a purple cloak and reminded me of Gypsy Rose Lee type Earth Mother sort . It was surreal . I settled back to being an adult .That night I watched a Dean Ornish programme on holistic care for coronary patients and visualisation . I cried again and went to get my stethoscope and the heart murmur I had from birth from the Ventricular septal defect had gone . Embryologically I knew it had done what it needed to do at birth and close ! I became aware that I could not bond with my mother because I had been a traumatic breech birth. This healer knew exactly what was needed. So that is why I love this painting of the doctor with the key connecting the star in the heart to a heavenly star !It touched me as so beautiful and I wrote to Remedios Varo !
Seeing a picture created by someone else is powerful because it rekindles that memory and so good to share . Ivy helped me again as that healer helped 26 years ago now and that is when I became a clown .
Heartfelt thanks for rekindling that healing memory . I forgot it . Your picture reminded me”
Thank you to Barbara and Ivy for demonstrating the healing power of art ❤
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