Muse Date: Dark Ordeal-Surviving Shadow Muse
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About The Event
Kissing the Muse hosts monthly muse dates to explore the 12 phases of the Muse's Creative Adventure. Space is limited to twelve, fearless, scissor-wielding adventurers. Reserve your spot today.
How Kissing the Muse Works
Kissing the Muse is an active, creative mindfulness practice that helps you improve any area of focus—work, creativity, family, relationships, health, even your finances—by revealing your personal narrative and empowering you to change it. It uses collage-making, storytelling (narrative therapy), and Jungian psychology to help you discover the themes of your inner narrative and identify areas for improvement. What’s working for or against your “hero’s” purpose? What makes your muse want to sing?
The muse is a mirror of our innate, creative potential. "Kissing the muse" brings us face-to-face, metaphorically, with the blank page or empty canvas of our lives - the untamed, uncharted territory of unlimited possibilities. Whether we’re creating art, love, or our own life’s adventure, embracing our inner muse can help us navigate the process more intentionally, intuitively, playfully, courageously, and gracefully.
No previous art-making or creative writing experience is required. Workshop fee: 10 euros.
Phase 8: Dark Ordeal-Surviving Shadow Muse
We meet our Surviving Shadow Muse when we finally hit rock-bottom, a time when we can no longer deny that we have lost complete control. Our comfortable old ego that we once wore like a robe, has completely unraveled, leaving us naked, vulnerable, and alone. Despair, and depression descend, taking us into “the dark night of the soul.”
This is a phase when everything that matters is critically at stake, but you’re not sure what to do. And worse, our usual mode of operation is completely ineffective. Here we meet our Surviving Shadow Muse. She represents the ego’s mask, and the aspects of ourselves that we’ve rejected She shows up as our inner villain, monster, critic, freak, loser, or failure. At first, she feels like our own worst enemy because she knows our shameful secrets. But in fact, befriending our Surviving Shadow Muse provides deeper insight into our character. She reveals who we really are - raw, hurt, and real. We must grapple with our shadow, and confront the “death” of our false self.