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Heather C. Williams

"Simple steps to explore your feelings and heal your consciousness"

Published by New World Library, released nationwide October 2002
$15.95, paperback, 225 pages, over 50 drawing exercises


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This is my first book.

It grew out of many years of drawing and painting and learning about the creative power available to me when I re-identify myself as consciousness. I learned how to use my personal problems as signals to wake up and explore the patterns of my unconscious mind. When I get a signal (job change, loss of someone or something, health, money, or relationship issue, etc.), I practice three steps: One - Relax. Two - Tolerate not knowing what to do. Three - F
ocus on knowing that back and behind appearances, is a fundamental Reality that is Whole, Complete and Perfect. I Translate the situation from the language of duality to the language of Oneness. Out of this situation, only GOOD will come. Furthermore, I remember that a greater understanding is ready to reveal itself to me. I believe it is safe to say that our world today is flooded with signals. In my drawing and painting classes, I teach my students to calm down and listen to the deeper part of themselves. The artist within us knows how to temporarily suspend judgement and just BE...so I guide my students toward loving and accepting themselves exactly as they are right now in the midst of change. I realize over and over again how powerful the act of drawing and painting can be when people awaken to the artist within. What you draw out of yourself in the form of a drawing or painting can teach you so much, can help you move beyond fears and erroneous beliefs and limitations.

The Power is within You! Your task is to Draw It Out!

Table of Contents

Introduction:

Perception: Three Aspects
Three Different Ways to Draw Out Your Feelings
Love is Essential
Learning Differences and Visual Thinking
Left and Right: Two Ways of Seeing and Thinking
The Balancing Act
Mistakes and Accidents: Another View
Interpreting Your Drawings Lightheartedly
How to Use This Book

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Section One: Pencils & Perception
(Exploring Your Feelings Toward Objects, Nature, and People)

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The Adventure of Seeing
Trusting Your Eyes
Why Feeling Is So Important
Looking with Soft Eyes
Basic Directions: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal
Extended Directions: Being Willing
Intersections: Focusing on Essentials
The Visual Key to Drawing What You See
Constellations: Seeing the Pattern
Collisions and Transitions: Flowing with Light and Dark

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The Drawing Exercises for Section One:

Doors: Passages in Consciousness
Windows: Your Outlook on Life
Tables: Supporting Your Interests
Chairs: Claiming Your Authority
Clothing and Drapery: Roles to Play
Trees: Being Rooted and Reaching Out
Plants and Flowers: Your Growth and Blossoming
Distant Hills: Broadening Your Perspectives
Animals: Lessons in Unconditional Love
Introduction to Drawing the Human Form
Hands and Feet: Standing Up and Handling Life
Your Own Face: Mirror Work
Another's Face: Suspending Judgment
The Human Form: Seeing with Compassion

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Section Two: Crayons & Consciousness
(Exploring Your Emotional Feelings)

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Exploring the Interior Landscape
Emotional Feelings and the Nondominant Hand
Who Needs to Draw Out Their Feelings?
Creating a Safe Environment
Unconditional Love is Available

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The Drawing Exercises for Section Two:

The Inner Child Character
The Mother Character
My Mother the Mermaid
The Father Character
Reparenting
Self-Acceptance
Being Alone
Anxiety
Accuse and Release
Safely Expressing Anger
Forgiveness
Emotional Overwhelm
Intimacy and Power
Dialogue with Another's Essential Self
Body Wisdom
Art is Love
Releasing Fear
Letting Go of Shame
Creative Freedom
Dissolving Depression
Creating Money
Something's Cooking!
Keeping Thoughts Fresh
Dreams and Nightmares
Stick in the Mud
Navigating the World
Consulting the Elder Crone/Old Wise Man

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Section Three: Ink & Intuition
(Exploring Your Intuitive Feelings)

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The Journey of Unfolding Consciousness
Intuitive Feelings are Seldom Logical
Change: The Threshold or Liminal Experience
Victor Turner's Threshold Chart
Leadership and Liminality
The Value of Not Knowing

The Drawing Exercises for Section Three:

Taking a Minute
Stop, Drop, and Feel

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