Temple Space

Faced with immense changes and shifts in her orientation, She persevered. Whew…what a way to begin every day these past 16 years let alone the more intense collective shift that we are all experiencing these past two.

Since the last new moon when I was story walking with Baba Yaga, I took action an a committed goal, that of “going thru” what I will call “my archives” , you know , those boxes of hidden papers, closets and files and stuff that you are going to someday organize, or reorganize…. Well, I did it. It was intense in a new way. A different kind of review…who was near and dear, all those cards and letters refreshing the memories of many loved ones who didn’t live to see these more stressful pressured times.

And, I went thru all my education files…organized them, blessed them, filed and threw away…acknowledging what a journey this phase of life has been as I prepare for the next phase. Having an independent spirit is no easy thing. Being a visionary and mystic child isn’t easy either, oftentimes behind the wave …or way ahead of the curve seeking middle ground and harmony. It’s been a challenge…oh yes, and then there is the Rebel aspect of the Muse Gone Rogue…where, I am going to do life my way…still learning that one…

Which leads me exploring an explanation of a feeling I have and have had for a very very long time…against all the odds of everything that is so wonky , now, in our NOW, I really heartfully feel that we can have this shift that we are working towards, or living into….and I really do heartfully experience that active creativity supports us in our personal flow of change , integrating the new and old….creating the yet unseen, bringing the unseen into form and messages that are deep within to the forefront.

And this is why I work with my clients one on one and in group, plus with myself to create Temple Space so that I have a “Room of my Own” beyond what used to be a child’s diary. The contractions of time/space/ and physical spaciousness are mitigated with setting aside creative space. Your StoryTime Smashbook is a container created and filled with heart. This past year we’ve created Moon Wisdom books beginning with the Full Moon, then the Lion’s Gate offered a new portal, the New Moon Magic Smashbook Oracle….and now, for 2022 StoryTime, a Come to the Story Journey Book…where the old will meet the new thru Fairytales, Myths and Stories of Old….we will reframe our stories with alchemical vision and artistic exploration. StoryTime, our first StoryTime begins January 22, 2022 with a 5 week creative exploration of the Crescent Moon Bear, StoryTime purchase includes New Moon Magic…for the New Moon theme will initiate the journey….

Each month begins with a New Moon portal...here is the link Next New Moon Sunday, January 2nd,2022

Join for StoryTime December 11th Saturday 12:00 pm MST with a recording,

Storytime Sign up Link here recording sent next day so you can story walk anytime….

Full Moon Wisdom celebrated December 18th 2:00 pm MST Moon Wisdom Free class Time Zone Muse below….

Coming in January 2022 StoryTime with the Crescent Moon Bear, a 5 week visual and narrative Story walk

price includes New Moon Magic for January ….

The Moon, She grows…

November’s StoryTime began with the tale of Vasilia, The Beautiful, often also called The Brave. At the end of this post is the story’s version written by Marianna Mayer ( thank you) .

Our New Moon Magic seeded this current storyfield with intentions & images drawn from the folktale in the forest deep of the flying hag (who lives in a house on chicken legs) Baba Yaga, Lady of the Forest.

StoryTime continues this Thursday Evening, Nov 11th 7:00 pm MST ( recording available next evening for those who cannot attend in group )

we shall explore Wisdom, Magic Spells, Frogs and Finding our Way…with Vasilisa the Wise

This week our StoryTime continues with Vasilisa The Wise, and frogs play a big part ! Sometimes also known as the Frog Princess. Research reveals that there are quite a few renditions of most of these folktales. We shall be explore nuances of the symbolism is this tale thru art making, inquiry and giggles!

Pondering Self Care and Story thru creative expression of folk tales, fairytales and myth is a favorite pastime, especially in the darkening months of Winter in our northern hemisphere, I hope that the same tales will be enjoyed as a Springtime play in the sisterhood of the southern !

Zoom call time is short which adds a unique pressure to the creative process, an Intentional Creativity Teacher and Guide works with her group simultaneously co-creating with the theme. The “quick fire” approach to collaging and creative depth work is also used…the rapid , “grab” and “tear” technique allows a space for the psyche to create with a free reign from the fixed mind of intended image choosing. Approaches of intentional and intuitive, slow paced /fast paced methods yield informing results.

Images from Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave:

Missed the 11/4 StoryTime ~ New Moon Scorpio ? Replay can be purchased here , link to Vimeo download will be sent via email provided, reach out to me at kendallsarahscott@gmail.com with any questions.

Guardian ~ Gaze of the GoatFish ~ 30×40 by
Kendall Sarah Scott©2021

My Canvas originals can be viewed at http://www.kendallsarahscott.art

inquiries: kendallsarahscott@gmail.com

Creativity, art making, deep diving into story ~ art can take us many places. Looking for a way to hold my thoughts and process, I discovered (many moons ago) an Intentional Creativity® process called Cosmic Smash Booking ™, I enjoyed that I could take my thoughts and a coloring crayon, add collage and paint to my musings and arrive at an expression that held meaning for me. Hope that you can join in and discover a fun way to express and decompress !

New Moon Magic ~ Scorpio

Vaisilisa by Ivan Bilibin

As this season shifts in splendid color taking us into our deep winter, the New Moon in Scorpio arrives on November 4th.

Imagine…you are in the forest deep…with a lighted torch lit by Baba Yaga’s Fire…what are you seeking?

Currently the tale of Baba Yaga stirs my imagination, there are a variety of stories associated with this hag, this Cosmic Crone. Sometimes horrid and awful, sometimes beneficent, her wild ways stimulate inventiveness and mystery. Achieving the impossible our compromised innocent, Vasilisa overcomes the witches’ challenges with her magical doll.

With vivid imagery , natural forces of nature, the Dawn, Day and Sunset are personified by magnificent horseman. And what tale would be a tale unless we had the naughty step mother and step sisters taunting their new sister ?

On that note, I invite you to join in a New Moon Magic Creativity Circle, where you are guided thru creative prompts and conversation to create in your art journals or Cosmic Smash Books, the tale as it relates & inspires you.

Wisdom Goddess Matrix

Do you live with a Visionary ? Would you be able to recognize the Visionary thinkers around you ? Can you trust a Visionary ? What is a Visionary Person ?

Now, what is a Creative Visionary ? These are the questions I am asking myself this morning. As an Active Dreamer, which for me is, a Lucid Vivid Dreamer, I have always, even as a child , dreamt in visions and landscapes. My visions reveal to me, inform me, and sometimes they even become real in the world.

My mom would call into my room,,, get up get up, time to wake up…I would sleepily murmur wait wait, I have to wait, I am seeing something, I have to finish …shhh, go away….

Artistically, some of that visual information finds its way to the sketch book, into poetry or story…maybe onto a canvas.

The marvel of modern times brings to global society the ability to work with 1 and 0 creating computing language which correlates to our DNA language….whew…that is some creative potential ! We now have video games, we have what Dick Tracy always used….the cell phone…apple watches….streaming tv…due to visionary thinking and then implementation, but it had to have belief and implementation to become real into form.

Well, let’s take those Visionary Impulses and place them in our Cosmic Smash Books…to connect in real time thru the senses to explore our unique symbolic language, thru the mediums of writing, crayons, and paper . To bring into the now, into embodiment. Getting a bit out of must do, must have thinking , into the flow of hmmm, I think I will tear this magazine to shreds and reassemble into a dragon, which may lead to building a fort for your sons that looks like a dragon !

Epiphanies occur in relaxed time/space

Now, imagine the constellation of Virgo…she is illuminated in our September skies. Imagine that her stars are portals to feminine imagination ….. symbolically she resides in the Western Zodiac at this time of year. Each New Moon, is in the native place of that month…ie Leo New Moon when the Sun is in Leo, Cancer New Moon when the Sun is in Cancer….then when the Full Moon rises in Leo, that Full Moon is in its opposite sign, that of Aquarius….and in Virgo, the Full Moon will be in Pisces.

Collectively we are in the great change of ages…ok, what do we do with that on a personal level ? A community level ? I don’t know…I am just asking the question…

What if, the New Moons can reveal more information to us as we journey thru these changes ? What if we approach this deep dark that come with this cycle and take it more deeply into our BodyMind ? What if we created a personal culture of inquiry and creative response thru creative practice ?

What if our creative practices influenced our family and neighborhoods , ultimately our larger countries in the most positive of ways, leading to innovation, empowerment & expression, what if we could find our best voices thru the gentle acts of artmaking ?

What if allowing the quiet of the concentrated dark revealed that perhaps darkness is tightly bundled light that will inform and come to illumination and fruition in the light of the Full Moons?

This September, I am choosing to create with the Constellation of Virgo as a portal, as a connection to the Wisdom Goddess Matrix….back to the Lion’s Gate in August…imagine that the doors opened to the Archetypal energy of the Mother Matrix…that of Isis, Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene… and then now….the doors open even wider to bring more connection to the Shekinah & Sophia the Wisdom Goddess ?

What if….as this last quarter of 2021 were the best ever in terms of personal illumination, thru the journey of Shadow to Light…what if every Shadow was a Light ? What if the journey into the New Moons , in October , November, December, were to reveal to you more of your inner landscapes as seeding potentials into the future times ?

Prrrrr…..

It’s been an unusually long and oddly interesting week, for me, I am happy that it is Friday ~

This Sunday , the New Moon reaveals herself thru the Lion’s Gate. I am planning a Cosmic Smash Book Evening to create in my book, creating Alchemical Visions for the future.

Hope that you can join me.

There will be more stories to share about this cultural event.

https://cometothestory.com/lions-gate/

Becoming

When I was young, if I can recall that far back, I think that I thought all was possible. The world was full of magical wonder, my parents were larger than life…my story as I learned later was even larger than life, for me anyway.

My Mom was pure enchantment. There are more story lines wrapped around her aura and mine, those are for another time. I recall how much she enjoyed the material world…books, books, books, dresses, fine china, good furniture. excellent design and Art.

I was about 9 years old when she got me my first calendar book which featured many masters, Picasso, Monet, Degas, Kandinsky… I wanted to be one of them…from that age. When I was even younger, she brought me all sorts of language books…I also wanted to be multi lingual….

Seated Harlequin Picasso Metropolitan Museum of Art

In school, 1967 we learned a bit about drawing, I recall collaging Veruschuka…her image had been on Life Magazine…..( mom adored magazines ) I cut the image in half and drew her in pencil on the other side…Perhaps as any curious 10 year old does…I moved on into Brownies , Girl Scouts…etc… When I tried to draw again…I couldn’t make anything look real. Every attempt was abstract and bizarre…

And the story continues, Art, Art Making, developing confidence, continuing exploration, mistake making…Art History, trying to find Women in the Arts, which now is much easier than in 1970’s….

This weekend in my Moon Wisdom group, we gathered in Circle, talked story, shared , drew animal totem cards and laughed, cried and created. In my personal creative practice, I am in a course exploring Lost Child Archetypes. I was having trouble coaxing them into presence…collage is the medium used as well… as I am the hostess of the Moon Wisdom Circle…I am present for all 6 hours of creating…this devotion builds focus as I create more pages…asked more questions…guess what, a Lost Child revealed herself…the one that enjoys water, Summer and fun even as her older self reaches for rungs on the ladder.

I discovered the quilting genius of artist Crisar Bono

https://www.crisarcbono.com/

Our gifts of art and wisdom inspire one another…the times are more than interesting..may your gifts be shared widely and your devotion to your passions continue.

Blue Flowers by Kendall Sarah Scott©2021

Stardust Blessings,