Branches of The Ash(ley)Tree
Arts & Healing Arts
Art is Healing and Healing is an Art
In Ayurveda and Sowa Rigpa, I have an almost equal balance if all 3 constitutions. In TCM I seem to be almost an anomaly (though only 'almost', because we should always leave something to aim for). With a strong presence of every element, I have a wide variety of qualities and interests, and in turn can seem enigmatic to some. My meditation mentor says that I show that all qualities can exist in a single person. ‘I’m a little bit of everything, all rolled into one,’ (you know the song). In 'all qualities', I and said mentor include shadow aspects (and PLEASE, let us talk shadow, thereby illuminating that business). A Jyotish astrologer who was a complete stranger (in this life); said that I, “…have -- so many, different, types of work!...(that I can excel at)". SO, it is even written in the stars - which is wonderfully convenient as a response to those who prefer that I do only one thing.
(Of course, by, "written in the stars", I do mean written into that particular Jyotisha practitioner's interpretation-s; of their particular lineage's interpretation-s; of that particular tradition's interpretation-s; of human interpretation-s going further back into linear / 'human' time; of what we know to be, and colloquially refer to as, "the stars", etc, etc; because, #specificity)
Thus far, I have found the things on this site as my oft repeated ways of exploring, engaging with, and hopefully serving this world. I choose to gather them all into one space to keep you (and me) grounded amid all the directions I can extend into — you got it; a-like a tree. This also works for me because I do not enjoy the boxes that many cultures attempt to create for many beings. In addition, I believe it is a service to display your own truth (as fully as your safety and all the things permit) because it can create a space in which others feel more able to do the same, and onward in ripple effects from there. Therefore, on this site is a little bit of everything...all rolled into one - you do know it.
Each page is a bough of my offerings and I continue to explore. Feel free to look around.
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