Fingerpainting by Heather Bickel                        Where My Inner Child Plays

My first adult fingerpainting was inspired by a shamanic journey led by my mentor, Robert Moss, during a Celtic Dreaming Workshop in Mystic, Connecticut. The journey began with a special tree and something waiting to be discovered. I could sense the presence of a young girl who I knew to be a younger version of myself, yet I could not get a glimpse of her. When the journey ended I realized that I was far more interested in joining my younger self where she was than in convincing her to join me in my current version of reality. It was a couple months later when Robert asked us to bring a creative offering to our next meeting that this image came into view. The child-like verse came through in a dream shortly after I finished the painting.

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