facilitated by Roger Housden and Spirituality and Practice.
Every evening I received a poem, a reflection and a task in my inbox.
I wanted to participate fully in this course,
so I decided to create an intuitive doll each day
to create a movement from my head to my heart and my soul.
I started with a template, an old white cotton sheet and my sewing machine.
I wanted to reduce the decision making and allow my intuition to be the driving force.
I would limit time spent on each doll to the 24 hours after I received a poem.
The method employed by Roger Housden is copyrighted to him,
but involves a commentary, a reflection, a task,
and a suggested 6 step method for conscious reflection on the text.
Another I encountered uses sentence prompts:
I notice ...
It reminds me of ...
I feel ...
I wonder ...
I speculate ...
My intention was to "free my caged heart".
The bars surrounding my heart represent
depression, grief, inertia,
expectations, fear, self-criticism,
poverty of spirit, lack of self-confidence.
I wanted to engage with each of the 'bars',
dialogue with it, and transform it in my life.
a vice like grip
on my heart
I want to hear
rattle in the lock
my true name