The essence of the inner child came forward this morning as I met a deer, and she met my eyes, and didn't run off as I began to talk to her. Deer are reminders of purity and innocence - much like our natural states as children.
"Deer are so commonly known in myth, in everyday life, and yet still there is a magic about them that startles the ordinary away. Their delicate yet tenacious manner has lead many hunter astray into other worlds and even to their death.
"There is the myth of the goddess Artemis, huntress and protector of animals. Artemis was in a pond washing naked and swimming with her similarly unclothed nymphs one day. A straying hunter came upon them and gawked at the site. In her anger Artemis turned him to a stag and called his own hunting dogs upon him. He was killed by his own hunting party. Artemis was a virgin goddess and this tale reminds us of the importance of guarding our own innocence. Innocence and purity are at the heart of deer medicine." Source
"Artemis: the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, Forests and Hills, the Moon, Archery. Not only was Artemis the goddess of the hunt, she was also known as the goddess of wild animals, wilderness, childbirth and virginity. Also, she was protector of young children and was know to bring and relieve disease in women." Source
Children naturally embody innocence. But as we grow up, the world often seems harsh, causing us to lose our connections with the pure place of wonder, awe, see magic in life…
So by connecting to the inner child - who still feels awe and wonder - we can REMEMBER the magic in and of the world. Innocence and purity are such incredible gifts!
So, to deepen that wisdom and invite you along for the ride...
Today, I'm taking you through another short-and-sweet yet powerful intuitive art exercise where we use our non-dominant hands to bring our Inner Child wisdom through!
All you need is a few sheets of (any kind of) paper, plus something to write with. If you feel so inspired, some watercolors or markers or ink would work well for the second phase!
The video is just 15 minutes, but you could easily do this with just 3 or 5.
Here we go...
What came through for you? What did you see that surprised you in all its innocence and purity?
Here were a couple of mine:
I'd love to hear what you noticed!