We have been facilitating an Expressive Arts group that starts with the ceremony and ritual of a shamanic journey to find and converse with the power animal that most relates to your present life. We then create art as an aesthetic response to the shamanic journey.
Above is a picture of the journey to find one person’s eagle guide and below is an image of one person’s turtle guide. In the journey you are able to ask your power animal what they see that can help or support you and/or a loved one. After the journey and the aesthetic art response, we write about the image and the journey. What words describe the animal and the journey? What did the opening to go into the underworld, or liminal space look like? Then we sit in council and share our sacred experience.
This Expressive Arts group helps us to foster a deeper relationship with our animal kin. Through ceremony and ritual shamanic journey work I have learned how decentering into liminal space to relate with my power animal can provide me with a more calm pace and a bigger heart for healing.