‘What does our heart listen to?
It listens to the rhythm of life and the rhythm of love.
It receives its pulse from this beat.
When we are attuned, we hear this rhythm with our heart;
we resonate in harmony with it.’ ~Bert Hellinger
Healing Arts Constellations invite harmony through creativity and change. They are how I felt about the squirrel I modeled in clay watching her nibble in the back garden when I was four. We, the squirrel and me, were one; a gesture, a recognition, connected, and attuned. The child simply seeing. The squirrel belonging and understood. Adults tend to complicate. Simplicity through compassion and insight is the goal.
Kate Campbell has developed Healing Art Constellations to ignite creativity within the core of the Systemic Family Constellations experience. She facilitates our creative voice to clarify the relationships we have with self, other, and the world. With a group of people and individuals, together we craft intention to uncover the source of our suffering. With time, acceptance and release are engendered.
What are we looking for?
Relief from an issue that has been troubling us. Everything belongs in a Healing Art Constellation; all of it. Rage, delight, fear, euphoria, hate, compassion, alienation, community, anxiety, exuberance, depression, happiness, illness, vibrancy, shame, vulnerability and so on. All these emotions, these mental states are reinforced by patterns of behavior. When we alter the pattern the emotional timbre lifts.
We start with a theme, and paint, collage, write, choreograph it from different perspectives. The honest act of creation launches what we need to review and in the constellation process to clean out. Eventually, we unite with others as we understand our own issue as part of a greater family dynamic.
Our common desire to heal generates trust. We drop our beautifully developed personalities, and slip gently into a soul level. We respond to a person's core and a connection with their family system. The issue we wish to relinquish is embedded in time. It has been locked in our past and in our family's history. We see, feel, and understand it is the root of our pain. In the constellation the hold it has over us is released.
“Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Though Dylan Thomas wrote the above poetic refrain at his father’s death bed, it is a universal compulsion. Sometimes, many times a day. We want to hold the lighted torch, to see our path illuminated clearly, and yet it slips out of reach like the flash of a firefly. The light dances before us and blinks away. The healing art process brightens and sustains the light a little longer.
I love the tangible euphoria generated during a Healing Art Constellation circle. This above all, prompts me to offer another group and another one-on-one. Lifting the veil which obscures our vision is as liberating as it is humbling. I love sharing it with you!
Kate Campbell MFA