We love Free Spirits who don’t take themselves too seriously. Brian Andreas is an American writer, painter, sculptor, technologist and publisher widely known for an ongoing series of works titled StoryPeople. With all the Angels hype going on right now… (If you haven’t already registered for our upcoming June 2nd Tea Talk With The Angels hurry!)… We’ve been salivating over all things angels. And so today we share with you some of Brian Andreas Angels of Mercy drawings.
Closet Angels There are angels everywhere you can imagine. I saw one hiding in the closet in our bedroom once & I invited her out, but she said she was waiting for a friend thank you just the same & next time I looked she was gone.
Angel of Mercy Most people don’t know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don’t get too comfortable & fall asleep & miss your life.
Waiting for SignsI used to wait for a sign, she said, before I did anything. Then one night I had a dream & an angel in black tights came to me & said, you can start any time now, & then I asked is this a sign? & the angel started laughing & I woke up. Now, I think the whole world is filled with signs, but if there’s no laughter, I know they’re not for me.
The Storypeople is an incredible collaboration of stories collected from all over the world in the early 90’s, just as the internet was being born. Andreas took these stories and brought them to life in his very distinct playful style of art. The Storypeople collection now includes twelve books incorporating drawings and writings; color prints of his drawings and short stories; and mixed-media sculptures.
In 1994, Andreas co-founded the company, Storypeople, to distribute his work worldwide, with a group describing themselves collectively as a diverse group of people, artists, activists, healers, tinkerers. and in 2012 he founded tumblecloud.com, a collaborative digital storytelling and communication platform that “will change the way we view ourselves & the planet. Moving from data to meaning. With tools that will help us remember that we’re all creative & beautiful & alive. Tools that will help us remember who we are.” (Andreas. 2009).
On their site, the Storypeople team states “Our wish is that other people experience this amazing world we live in as a world of imagination & possibility & healing. We believe our stories do that. (& that’s not just StoryPeople stories, but all our stories…) We believe (fiercely) in the power of stories, not because they’re our stories, but because it is valuable & right to protect the precious connections between people.”
Learn more about the Brian Andreas and the Storypeople here.
Register for our upcoming June 2nd Tea Talk with the Angels at the Milton Theater here.
Q & A with Tea Talk with the Angels Guest Speaker Integrative Psychotherapist Melissa Hickey MS, NCC
Q: How did you come to believe in Angels? A: I have always believed in guardian angels since I was a young girl. When I got older I began to have dreams of angels and then I started to meditate to ask the angel to reveal it’s name to me. The angel was Uriel and at first I thought, that’s not a real angel! Uriel is not mentioned in many of the standard biblical texts, but when I searched deeper and found the lost books of Enoch and other esoteric writings I saw the “Uriel is the flame of wisdom and assists us with knowing our higher selves.” As I deepened this relationship amazing things began to come together in my life and I new that these relationships were genuine and real. Q: How do you utilize the angels in your life? A: Personally I use them for wisdom, for self knowledge and for my counseling/healing practice. I will call upon the angels to work with me for specific clients and their needs. Sometimes it is Michael who will come through and other times other angels depending upon the individual situation. I feel that they guide me in giving my clients the best possible care and support. I also ask my angels to guide and protect family and loved ones. Q: If you could encourage others to accept the angels into their lives, what would you believe the benefits to be? A:“The angels want to assist us in all manners of life: protection, self care, growth, knowledge, higher understanding of self, deeper intuition, and of course making life decisions.” I especially lean on my angel, Uriel, when I have a huge decision to make and I am feeling unsure. I meditate and ask for guidance and insight and he never fails! Q: Who would benefit from attending this angels workshop? A: Anyone and everyone! “Whether you have had a lot of experience with angels, or perhaps you are delving into this for the first time- this is a wonderful way to begin to connect.” The workshop will talk about the different charism of each angel, the various stones or crystals that they work with, and also colors and other associations. In addition, we will do a guided meditation on meeting the angels and getting to know them better. This may be a bit too much for children, but I offer separate angel classes for children of all ages to explore.
Learn more about Melissa and Trinity Healing and Wellness here
Register for the upcoming June 2nd Tea Talk with the Angels at the Milton Theater here
April 22nd, Cape Gazette published an article highlighting the new Yoga Village that will be set up at this year’s 2016 Rehoboth Beach Vegfest. “VegFest is all about kindness, compassion, health, mindfulnes, and fun – yoga just seems to sum up so much of that.” – Vegfest Vice President Tara Sheldon
Free Spirited’s very own Athena Allread, 200 RYT will be leading a detox yoga sequence at 2pm Saturday June 11, 2016. Join us and stop by our tent in yoga village to pick up some Free Spirited goodies 😉
A HUGE thank you to everyone that came out to make our Earth Day yoga event at the Milton Theater a success. Fred, the director over at the Milton theater, is one of the most down-to-earth (pun intended!) individuals you will ever meet and the theater is bursting with his positive energy. Our class was held on the stage, with low theater lighting, surrounded by amazing painted murals, the soothing aromas of our sandalwood incense, and great music. These elements combined with the beautiful energies of our Free Spirited attendees made for a magical evening.
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