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Medicine Painting Journey for Women
IN PERSON at MUSEA CENTER FOR INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY
IN SONOMA, CALIFORNIA
Shiloh Sophia filmed this short video for you about the TEMPLE experience on the coast in Sonoma, California.
Awaken your senses through creative experience and exploration.
Paint an image that embodies your awakened archetype and carries the invitation to more pleasure.
Move towards healing your relationship with your body through the practice of medicine painting.
Claim your body as a temple made from love and for love
Experience a health reset through movement, meals, and rest
WHO is INVITING you?
MUSEA: Center for Intentional Creativity
WHAT are we inviting you to?
Medicine Painting Guided Journey for Women
13 Senses and 13 Steps
Nurturing Self-Care and Discovery
Paint your Awakened Archetype with your body as your Temple
working with alchemical expression. Invite aliveness into your senses!
WHEN are we ROCKING the BRUSH?
WHERE are we GATHERING?
Join us at MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity in Sonoma, CA.
WHY This, WHY Now?
Our relationship with our body is sacred. Yet all too often the way we relate to our body and mind wellness is dictated by internal stories from the past and external stories of the present. How can we become accountable to ourselves in a new, juicy, fun way? Through self-expression!
How would it feel to have a health and digestion reset? An outline of practices will be provided.
HOW will this be delivered?
Painting in person with Shiloh Sophia in her studio
Plan for 3 days and 3 nights.
Materials included, bring your own brushes
Sensual Celebrational Feast
Lodging is organized independently.
A list of choices will be provided.
WOW! Is this really happening?
Yes, join us in our new space!!
NOW - How can you enroll?
Tuition is $977 or 5 payments of $215
Imagine what would be possible for your life if pleasure and sensuality were a part of your everyday decisions and lifestyle = priceless!
This page is for enrollment in TEMPLE SONOMA
If you are not local or unable to travel, join us for TEMPLE VIRTUAL, our online five-week course happening now.
TEMPLE Virtual Opening Day May 6, 2022 at Musette Atelier in Sonoma CA
photo from VIVID 2021 Gathering at MUSEA in Sonoma, California
photo from Temple 2022 in Sonoma, California
WHAT else do you need to know?
Must be age 21+ to participate
All skill levels are welcome, including not painting since you were a kid
Gather together with women across the world to explore your innate sensuality through creative exploration.
We have more senses than sight, sound, taste, touch, feelings - so many more. Do you wonder what they might reveal? Has a part of you been sleeping and is ready to awaken?
Join SHILOH SOPHIA, Artist and MUSEA Curator to bring you an experience of aliveness to your entire body, energy field, and relationship with being in a body.
Intentional Creativity is a creative approach used by tens of thousands of people around the world to discover new worlds, reveal voices that have been silenced, claim affirmative frameworks, and invite imagery that is hidden in the internal landscape.
"I am overwhelmed with joy, excitement, tears, and love. I have treated my body so mean for so long, danced with addiction, and struggled with major body image issues for decades. There are no words to accurately describe just how much Shiloh Sophia's work has impacted my life and helped my body heal. Painting is unwinding what has been held deep within my cells. I am blown away and completely surprised by the impact this has had on my body, and on my life. It was the Great Spirit that brought me to her, to all of you. I am forever grateful and look forward to more Intentional Creativity journey together."
~ Megan Zaback 2023
Experience the joy of working bravely and freely yet within a guided container of a journey.
Discover the power of working with symbols that arise and making them your own in your own style.
Alchemical Expressionism is a style of painting that seeks to transform one thing into another by watching what arises and collaborating with your consciousness.
Experience the transformational power of bringing your intention into your creation. You have the power to impact matter in both your body and in your energy field and in your actual painting.
Learn to amplify the impacts of what you make with how you make your art. Intentional Creativity means to make with a heart of intention and witness creation.
Experience the gifts of painting with an intent to heal the body, move energy and illuminate your consciousness.
Painting with metacognitive awareness invites the possibility of being truly collaborative with the messages the body and brain are sending you.
Learn how painting this way can be a tool for healing for years to come.
Here at MUSEA we are devoted to working with our students from around the world in dynamic, interconnected education.
This painting experience is more than a course, but a ritual offered in the spirit of healing and personal transformation. We can't be expected to do all the work of awakening on our own, in isolation. But also we may not believe in a lot of the spiritual speak happening out in the world.
Gather with a group of fellow creatives in real-time in women's circle.
Gather with women creatives in person.
Shiloh Sophia has been teaching art through the Intentional Creativity approach for over 20 years.
This is a guided journey like a treasure map, yet with lots of room for your voice to reveal itself. Intuitive Painting for personal exploration is all about process and discovery. This isn't about talent or getting it right or following a formula.
Medicine Painting is a practice woven throughout human history that we are seeing a revival in our modern times, as people are called to take healing into their own hands. Approaching painting as a healing journey can be thought of as a blooming branch of neo-shamanism (methods of seeking visions or healing) with roots that go back to healing rituals and ceremonial practices of storytelling, marking, dancing, singing, alchemy, and prayer. All of these can be considered tools for resiliency, connection, and insight during times of great change. (Painting: Constellation of Wisdom by Shiloh Sophia, Acrylic on Wood, 2020)
Medicine Painting is an intuitive journey that grants access to our internal guidance system - the inner healer. More often than not, we don't know what we know. With painting specifically, we do have a way to make what our subconscious or unconscious knows, visible. Imagination may be one of the most potent links to recovering from trauma and illness that we have available. Our hope is that our culture can begin to include this medicine painting as a valid pathway to healing, not as a fringe practice, or the domain of the gifted few, but as an integrative approach to self-healing.
Our Intentional Creativity approach to Medicine Painting is painting with an intent to heal and receive insight. Which activates an inherent life force for anyone to spark healing, not just artists, the talented, or those who feel they are creative. Creativity cannot be relegated to those with skill alone. We have been practicing this way of working in our creative lineage since the 1930s. I am thrilled to share that tens of thousands of women around the world work with our Intentional Creativity® methodology to embark on a healing journey through Medicine Painting.
The practice, process, and production of Medicine Painting is unique to every person. In this brief video, you will see some of the paintings I have worked with over the past few years that demonstrate my version of Medicine Painting, and some of the potential beneficial impacts. I have experienced these beneficial impacts personally and have had students share with me the incredible impacts they have experienced from their medicine painting journeys.
The thing is that while it seems that many parts of us have been dormant, they haven't left you. They are right there ready to be related with and to through sensual engagement. In a way, this isn't even that hard to do - it does take focus and practice. That is what this day is all about. Creating an experience where the healing that is ready to happen can happen.
The art studio of your own home is a great place to engage in experiencing your body as a temple. Will you take a risk and create just for yourself?
We spend a lot of time taking care of business and even practicing 'self-care'. But what about caring for the capacity to see, feel and experience life to the fullest? To truly taste food, see the moon, enjoy a kiss, wake up choosing your life again....
Bring your journal, paintbrushes, and a scarf that your MUSE chooses for you.
In this video, Shiloh Sophia explores the key parts of the TEMPLE Course
The Temple painting process is designed to facilitate a deepening of your connection with your body as sacred. When we think of our body as a temple or sanctuary, it changes our orientation. Yet many of us need to have healing because we have been so disconnected and fragmented.
How can it become a good day to be in a body?
We will be working with the senses that are known and many that may be a surprise! I have been teaching the Temple of Senses curriculum for over ten years, yet this is the first painting class totally devoted to it. I will be offering a guided journey yet you will plan to spend creative time on your own in between sessions.
The painting will be somewhat abstract, yet include aspects of the body that you choose. We work in lots of wet layered color prisms with symbols and patterns. There is nothing you can do wrong. We will work to transform suffering into a potential for pleasure.
The 'Awakened Archetype' is almost like a cosmic self-portrait of the essence of the sacred work you are doing. It isn't about what you look like or what the painting looks like - but about how you choose to feel as you swirl the brush and move the energy.
During the 3 days you will also be invited to work with sleeping, eating, walking, dancing, and bathing to develop a sensual awareness at a new level.
Uncoiling Diva X Class 2018
Photo from Diva X workshop taught by Intentional Creativity Teacher Dina Tibbs
Drawing of the body with watercolor paper
Photo from the original Diva X class taught in 2015 with Shiloh Sophia, Dominique Peters and Dr. Mary McCrystal
During TEMPLE, I will teach you a really cool process of painting WET on wet! You'll need this little spray bottle and a willingness to trust and see where the paint goes ...
Upon registration, receive immediate access to your materials list and TEMPLE MUSE, an enlightening Intentional Creativity teaching with Shiloh Sophia!
The TEMPLE retreat will be held at MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity Museum and School campus in Sonoma, California. You'll experience a spacious classroom with plenty of room to paint, enjoy the gardens, witness original art, and connect with women in Red Thread circle.
Muse Days at MUSEA
Upon registration, a link to purchase the Sacred Medicine will be provided, along with a recording of the Sacred Medicine Pilgrimage event where you can watch Dr. Lissa Rankin for an experiential healing journey honoring her new book, Sacred Medicine. With featured guests, Internal Family Systems Founder, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Eden Energy Medicine Founder, Donna Eden, and Intentional Creativity Founder, Shiloh Sophia
"I have been friends with Lissa for the ten years she has been working on this book, Sacred Medicine.
We have had many intimate conversations about our views on energy and healing and spiritual bypassing and so much more! Further, Intentional Creativity is featured in the book. I am excited to share this book and the teachings with our community." ~ Shiloh Sophia
Lissa filming a session for Prisma at MUSEA in Sonoma, CA
Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure narrated by the creative fire of her Muse! For the past 25 years, she has dedicated her life to self-expression as a basic human right. She shares her message with tens of thousands around the world through revolutionary education focused on art as a pathway to transformation called Intentional Creativity®. She is the Curator and Co-founder of MUSEA: Center for Intentional Creativity®, with locations in Sonoma and around the world. “I believe making art with intention combines the best of healing and recovery through science, embodiment and mindfulness". Most mornings she can be found having tea with her Muse, pouring over quantum physics and sacred texts in the Red Thread Cafe with her husband Jonathan.
This video is called Artifacts of the Future and is an exhibit from our Musea Museum, featuring paintings from students who took our 2019 Medicine Painting Course called ARTIFACT. Continue reading for more paintings and personal shares from our students.
Taking Artifact allowed me to dive deep into my inner knowing, bringing forth a painting I never imagined I could create.
Ösi Anya - Ancient Mother
By Tina Llewellyn
This was an incredible journey that had me laughing and crying, reeling and, yes, swearing! What most surprised me was the release of unjustified guilt and the recognition that, if one of my ancestors had made one different choice, even the bad ones, there’s a good chance I wouldn’t be here! I’m a miracle and need to treat myself like one!
Eve’s Journey or..."You're an F’n Miracle!” By Virginia Masson
I was so surprised by how often I cried during this process. Layers of grief were released as I cried for myself, my children, all creatures and Mother Earth. All through this painting light wanted to shine and keep shining, a reminder to me to shine my light!
New Earth Rising By Lesley DuBroy
Artifact was a profound experience of new expression for me and brought in some new language. This has been the truest expression of my integrated being thus far! It brought to completion some old story remnants and crystalized in the physical, the beginning of the new. It also helped me solidify how I will deliver my Intentional Creativity teachings. What an adventure!
Return to Original Passion
By Joanna Lynn
The Intentional Creativity process gave me the space to work with my feeling of emptiness. It connected me to over a hundred other women, some of whom were also struggling, we deeply supported each other, witnessed each other, and held space for each other. These women are some of the most sensitive, respectful, and inspirational I’ve ever met. Your process is trusted here, you are trusted and loved exactly where you are.
Inné a tháinig sí By Emma Manchester
I am amazed by the depth of insight and clarity this process brought in a relatively short time. Artifact brought form to the mystical pool in my heart which connects to the Holy- something I had wanted to paint for years but couldn't make it work. Do the work... you will be so glad that you did.
Spirit Dancer By Sharon Handy
What is the message of this painting…what is her medicine?
A woman is immersed within her own amniotic fluids of Codex-Codes inside an egg/womb. Illuminated with Light language coding. She is boldly breaking out of her confinement while wearing her top-hat and walking/balancing on a red thread tightrope that is on fire. She becomes connected to the fire while also wearing a veil of flames as she is self-illuminating.
Within her body, her star codes reveal her essence. The patterns of her DNA, potential, soul work and life lessons are all there. And her lineage is strongly represented. Reaching her right arm up to receive the creative flow, the paintbrush in her hand is like a sacred antenna-wand she uses to direct the current, to illustrate with clarity of vision, using her artist's hands. Her body is a conduit for the flow to form frequency. In her left hand, she holds a ribbon streaming tambourine as she is reaching down to anchor in the rhythm of her heartbeat, and the energy of the earth. She moves to the beat of her own rhythms…and the clarity of what she is here to cause and create into form.
The Full Moon is beaming support while reminding her of her Intentions and lighting her path. The Watcher is looking within to observe a deeper perspective.
Yet undefined Orbs of Possibilities and karmic agreements are in her field and awaiting activation. The fire tightrope she is balancing on is immersed in and below the river of Flow, where Hydra lit the flare for her to find her way after she has rebirthed herself. And this is her Medicine!
She Who is Made of Stardust by Juniper Mainelis
I am allowing myself to be seen who I am, for the first time in my life, out of the closet spiritually. What a wondrous gift this process has been for my female spirit.
Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army in battle array?
By Leslie McQuaide
There has been settling in my bones, an affirming acceptance of who I am, a more enthusiastic embrace of not knowing, and a stronger connection to that inner voice of wisdom. I found the need to encode things that happened in my life during the course into the painting in an even more intentional way than I had done before and it now holds powerful magic for me. I look at it and see who I am and my connection to all that is. And yes, it also still contains mysteries that I have no doubt will unfold in the coming years. Such an amazing, potent, and life-affirming course.
Fireweed Wisdom: Arianwen's Message By Becky Mackeonis
Through the twists and turns, figuratively and literally, came a deeper understanding in the importance of continuing to create spaces within myself and everyday life to dream and make things that matter to me. From life to life, hand to hand, maker to maker, the wisdom is alive and living. I would recommend anyone who is longing for a deeper understanding of themselves and the world they exist in to undertake the adventure of Artifact!
Dreamweaver: Creating Spaces to Dream By Maree Pilling
This process has given me a rhythm of life, a sense of purpose, excitement, and at times despair because the learning was intense at times, the result has been overwhelming. I feel fulfilled in ways I could not have imagined. My heartfelt thanks to you Shiloh and your team. I wholeheartedly recommend this evolutionary teaching.
Cosmic Whispers By Monica Wade
I continued the path taken in another Intentional Creativity experience. Throughout Artifact, I continued exploring inherited family trauma particularly that of my mother, and her mother before her... It was a deep deep dive down into the murky muddy depths, but amidst the muck, I found such gems there and a deeper understanding of where I am in all of this, the effect of it on me, and my own children. This has been an essential part of my healing process.
Ajna: She Who Sees By Heather Baker
What surprised me most was the revealing nature of the shadows! Such an incredible way to bring form onto the canvas. I loved the experience of painting energy in this way! Much love to Shiloh Sophia for sharing this gift with us!
Contemplating Star Dust
By Julie Lynn Ridenour
The videos from the livestream course will be made available to download for lifetime access.
You will receive support from Shiloh Sophia during the TEMPLE Sonoma experience. Being in person with a Master Artist as you paint your awakened archetype will be the experience of a lifetime. You will be among women who are like-hearted and on their path to awakening. You will feel plenty of support and love during this event!
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