This is a very intimate and deep process, that includes a meditative drawing as well as an ancestral ceremony where we honor and connect with one specific ancestor. It will help you to understand how you are connected to this specific ancestor, how he or she might influence your personality and your life. This Art Ceremony will help you establish a creative and healing relationship with your ancestor. You will create an Art Piece to honor and remember him/her. In order to create the Ancestral Portrait, you will need an actual photograph of the ancestor that you want to work with. We will draw on top of the (copied) photograph, and create a layered piece of art with it. I will send you a tutorial on how to prepare the image for this drawing when you have signed up.
Honor, remember, and connect to Your Ancestor with Art and Ceremony.
The "Ancestral Portrait" offers a unique and creative way to connect to your ancestor, to ask questions, and to find the answers deep inside your own subconscious. You might receive specific messages and help heal your ancestral connection with this practice. It is all about offering your creative power, time, and awareness and to dive deep into your inner self.
Before we begin with the actual drawing, I will guide you through an ancestral ceremony and deep meditation. This ceremony serves to create a safe and protected space for your journey. We will also ask for permission from your ancestors, and invite guidance for your individual process. You are invited to create the physical, emotional, and mental space for this ceremony. Your may for example cleanse and decorate the physical space around you, create an altar, bring offerings for your ancestors, or prepare yourself in any other way you feel called. Trusting your inner guidance in this process will be the first step to take. After the drawing, we will again close with a ceremony, to ground the energies and bring the process to completion. I will provide more detailed suggestions for these ceremonies once you have signed up.
This workshop is part of the Ancestral Arts Series that I offer in creative collaboration with Sama Morningstar from the Womb Centered Healing Temple. There will be a "Writing from the Womb" workshop that corresponds to this drawing process and will help you deepen the connection that you established through the drawing.
In these Ancestral Arts writing workshops Sama will guide us into womb centered visionary journeys supported by the drawings we create with Antje. During these journeys we will activate our Womb Wisdom Voices and write this wisdom out. We will have the opportunity to share with each other the wisdom that comes forth, often receiving just as much from what others share and the process of sharing itself as we do from writing. In this way we validate our inner wisdom which is a healing process in and of itself.