Welcome to Kalin Art & Spirit!
“Psychology without spirituality is arid and ultimately meaningless, while spirituality without grounding in psychological work leads to vanity and illusions.” (Understanding the Enneagram, 366)
I’ve studied comparative religions for so long that my philosophy, which I call Esoteric Spirituality, has returned to its roots in basic Psychology. It is based in the most primitive, archetypal, emotional responses to natural forces combined with the latest of what we know about metaphysics. I’ve been on a quest to discover what earliest written records have to say about the way humans relate to their natural world, and each other, then to integrate my findings with today’s interconnected world through art, sociology and modern psychology.
I believe the internet provides us with a huge stepping-stone in our growth in human consciousness! I want to serve as a holder of light for anyone who is seeking their way into this realm, much as the Hermit card does in the Tarot…the only difference, is that you don’t have to find me, I am here on the path waiting for you! ~: )
I have a wide range of interests/training, from Astrology to Comparative Religions, Enneagram, Hypnosis, Herbalism, Interior/Landscape Design, Jungian Psychology, Kabbalah, Mythology, Organic Gardening, Symbolism and Tarot. I home schooled my kids for eight years and wrote their history based curriculum much in the way that I followed my spiritual quest; by digging deep, interpreting and integrating what I found. Now they are grown and I still want to encourage free-thinking, creativity and curiosity about life’s big questions with others.
I believe it is important for modern people to seek out, and continue to connect to the natural world, their inner selves and each other, in order to be healthy and whole. I’ve been inspired by the beauty of the natural world, its subtle, hidden patterns and flow of invisible energies. I draw my artistic ideas from this sense, as well as the vitality of improvised music.
This site was borne as a way for me to connect with you. I hope I can share what I’ve learned about creativity and spirituality and “pay it forward” so that YOU can discover a whole new, higher paradigm of living IN the world without being caught up with its chaos!
We each create our own realities – why not create your bliss?! You can do it and I hope to show you how~
ART: I create mixed-media acrylic-based artwork as creative self-expression and for use as visual aids for meditation. I believe everyone can make a connection to their artistic core and to this end I’ve taught a creative ‘process-art’ class called “Meeting Your Muse”. My artwork has been shown in Denver, Colorado galleries and is for sale here via Pay Pal. I’d love to do commissions, so let me know if you’re interested!
I’m also facilitating a group discussion on The Artist’s Way, a spiritual creativity primer by Julia Cameron, starting February 2, 2013. See Classes window for more information!
~”Thou Art God” -from Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”~
SPIRIT: I believe the Godforce dwells both within and without as a vibratory force. We are all part of this energy and can raise our frequencies by making aware, enlightened choices in each moment. My calling is to assist others in discovering how to raise their spiritual energies in order to heal and become whole. I believe we can each add to the positive development of the world when we begin doing what many have called “The Great Work” within ourselves.
~”When the spirit is balanced the individual becomes invincible to outside forces.”~
As a Unitarian Universalist I am open to many ideas and world views because I see similar threads of truth which run through many religious traditions. I have studied Metaphysics for over 30 years, have a third level teaching degree in an Earth Based spiritual tradition and offer Spirituality classes of my own modern adaptation, locally and on this site.
My classes are for both the interested beginner wishing to sample Esoteric Spirituality and for more advanced students of traditional Metaphysics. I encourage people to “Know Themselves” in order to grow into a mature, awakened Spirituality which affords a life of contentment and satisfaction.
Thanks for visiting! Poke around… feel free to read my Blog and comment on it.
I’m glad you’re here…and I hope you Enjoy what you see~