The Center for Energetic Healing – Our First Field Trip
March 3, 2008 by Kristy Nuttall
The first night that we met for drinks in that lil bar, we decided that it’d be awesome to take an intuitive painting class together for our first field trip. Karen and Carol know a lady who has a very cool place in Simi Valley. Well that was an understatement. We went to The Center of Energetic Healing.
We all brought something to our pre-intuitive painting picnic (whew try saying THAT three times fast). We had a fabulous spread of snacks and wine. It was such a beautiful day and we sat on a little patio across from the art studio and chatted over lunch.
As we were waiting for our class to begin, we decided to TRY to take some photos of ourselves with the timer on my camera. Now, pay attention here in the first one. As I was setting up the camera I asked the group, “do you think I can get ALL the way over there before the picture is taken?”. “Of course – no problem”, they replied. I set the timer and I RUN (losing a shoe in the gravel as I went) only to barely make it into frame – haha.
So then we decided to move a little closer so that I didn’t have to run around the shrubs to the patio. I get everyone framed up and get ready to run … but wait, I forgot to actually HIT the timer button this time. I love this shot though – haha
Ok … third time has GOT to be the charm … right? haha
Voila! What a nice photo – almost like we do it ALL the time 😉
Now it was time to step into our art class. It felt a little like being a kid again. We walked into the studio and the energy was warm and creative. There were so many different paint colors to choose from. Check out the cart and table pictures I took. We were encouraged to choose whatever colors called out to us.
How fun is THAT!?!
Now it was quiet time. Arna played music for us and told us no talking. To just let your body, spirit and soul lead you. It was pretty incredible to just feel that freedom. No cell phones, no questions from anyone else, nobody wanting anything from me. It’s been a long time since I’ve had that.
Then we were encouraged to write about the painting and about the message that we felt it revealed. Here are our paintings – my hope is that each of you will post in the comments more about your experience and painting for all of our readers to learn more – I will do the same 😀
… and finally … a group shot with all the paintings we did – feels a bit like going back to grade school 😉