Encore Practice Learning Art Design from Nature
July 10, 2020
Hosted by dLee
"Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence." ? Alfred Billings Street Traditional educational studies have us learning 'about' nature as if it is an object separate from us. With the Law of Oneness in mind, the variety of species making up the whole of nature are all connected and all have unique intrinsic value. Humans are just one of these species and we do not need to go far, Principles of Art including balance, emphasis, movement, rhythm, variety abound naturally. Elements of Art including shapes, value, space, color, patterns and textures are readily available all around us. Our human challenge is to practice deep observation, deep inspiration and deep experience in with all of our senses. Join us as we rediscover learning with profound feelings of reverence and with enthusiasm the designs and systems existing in Nature.
Mindful Space to Pause(tm)
Friday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Mindful Space to Pause(tm) focuses on savoring moments and balancing daily busy-ness. The show brings together a powerful gift of practicing, discovering time, space and focus to be present. It is like a quick retreat from wherever you are and whatever you are doing. We explore common words, language and how images feel like an oasis of calm when you pause and take a closer look. Awaken to the possibilities when you pay attention, breathe, pause, clearly listen to your own internal GPS system and set your intentions to align your inner thoughts and your word choices with your energetic frequency. Being present with every moment might seem as elusive as chasing the clock to find extra time within an already overcommitted 24-hour schedule. Once thought seeds have been planted and have taken root in your daily habit patterns, you can pause with a sense of discovery, curiosity and experience moments to play, to be thankful, to reflect and be wonder-filled in awe.
d Lee is an author, talk show host and businesswoman infusing her life with positivity. From a very early age, she spent time in her father’s garden where she soaked up the positive beats of this busy environment. She learned the importance of systems, how to explore present moments with all of her senses, embrace inspiring possibilities, and take empowered action with an “I can do this” choice. This perspective has given her greater resilience, creativity, and joy in her life.
As an avid photographer, d Lee has spent years and countless hours walking the streets of her community capturing moments of life and time through her lens. Through this process, and through an immersion in Reiki, she naturally began living with more presence and awareness. Over time she recognized the value of being able to immerse herself in present moment awareness.
d Lee is authoring a series of mindful practice journals that help build habits of being present. She is populating the books with beautiful images from her photography collection, inspiring quotes on the focused topics and coloring pages to unleash your own colorful creativity. Learn how to embrace a disciplined practice focus such as pausing and taking time to appreciate visual gifts from nature. As the habit becomes part of each day, it will transform your life. Be wherever you are, doing whatever you are doing and know each pause you take brings with it many benefits.