Hi! My name is Denise Blackburn and I’m an Artist Teacher and Intuitive. I’m a trained Polarity Therapy Practitioner and also have a degree in fine art (painting) and qualifications in Emotional Freedom Technique (eft) and Infinity Healing. For years, I thought that the whole purpose of life was to go on a path towards spiritual awakening, culminating in this awakening happening after a number of years of work on myself. I looked on it as a kind of ‘ladder of perfection’!!! After searching for a long time, doing various workshops to transform myself and become ‘clear’, I gave up the search. After giving up this search, I discovered nonduality. All of a sudden, I knew this was the truth. The ‘teachers’ were relaxed and extremely down to earth and spoke from the heart and were not even attached to what they taught!!!! They didn’t mind whether you believed them or not because they point to the truth which everyone on the earth already is and therefore can discover for themselves. Also, because I have experience as a body therapist, I could feel the truth of what was said through the body.
As the truth permeated through me, I realised that everyone on the earth knows this truth of who we are, but because it’s so ‘close’ and familiar, it’s overlooked by most people. I laughed out loud when I discovered this, because most of us constantly struggle to find happiness but this happiness and peace is who we are! It was under my nose all the time, through all experiences in life.
My work now is to help you become aware that you are perfection incarnate. You don’t need anything added to you or taken away from you in any way. The simple realisation of this helps the body-mind to relax and be ‘in the now’. It’s not even a case of ‘accepting yourself. Accepting is a ‘doing’ and there’s no ‘doing’ involved. Just a simple noticing that you are this. The mind tries to protect us by constantly commenting on our lives. This doesn’t need to happen. This simple seeing lets the mind come to rest and relax ‘here’.
When I run Art workshops, people want to escape the judgement of the mind and to just have creative freedom.
‘The Fragrance of Freedom’ :
‘Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence. If you want to create you have to get rid of all conditionings; otherwise your creativity will be nothing but copying, it will be just a carbon copy. You can be creative only if you are an individual, you cannot create as a part of the mob psychology. The mob psychology is uncreative; it lives a dragging life, it knows no dance, no song, no joy; it is mechanical.’ – OSHO.
The above statement by Osho is great but when he says ”you have to get rid of all conditionings” I would say that instead of getting rid of them, it’s more effective to just bypass them and trick the mind into thinking it’s not a problem!!!
In my workshops, I encourage people to ‘unhook’ from the mind and drop into the heart. This help us become more ‘earthed’ and relaxed as we don’t keep asking questions of an already overworked mind.
I hold various types of workshop
….and all the workshops and individual sessions focus on residing in the heartspace. Most of these are held on a Sunday afternoon in Dorking – either 2 or 3 hour workshops. For dates, please visit my blog – overleaf.
ABSTRACT PAINTING SESSIONS
“I AM IN THE HEART OF THE WORLD, AND THE WORLD IS IN MY HEART” – Denise
WHAT DOES A TRANSORMATIVE ART SESSSION INVOLVE? I have discovered through my healing work, meditation and self awareness that if we paint whilst keeping away from a narrative, (and that means that by default we bypass the mind), creativity can flow freely and you become part of what Osho calls ‘The greatest rebellion in existence’!!!!! Therefore, we concentrate on abstract painting, where there is no narrative and so the mind relaxes. I will, at the same time, hold a space (this means that I am completely present) for you.
MONTHLY ART WORKSHOPS:
As well as the 1-1 Art sessions, I also hold regular monthly workshops with 4 or 5 people, – 1 on Friday, 11 am-2pm and one on the Sunday, 12-4pm. Dates overleaf on my blog.
In these workshops, we unhook from the mind and drop into the body. I get people to do lots of quick paintings and make a mess in the first hour. We then do either a collage, or a large painting, taking ideas from what we’ve done earlier. We use cheap paper and paint and recycled materials, in order to divert from becoming attached to a ‘precious’ outcome. These workshops are for people who want to do some experimentation in the company of like-minded and supportive people.
“GRACE RESIDES IN THE SPACE OF ‘NOT KNOWING’…..ALLOW YOUR MIND TO SINK INTO YOUR HEART AND OPEN TO WHAT LIES IN YOUR HEART’S GREATER KNOWING”. – SUSANNE MARIE.
‘we can rise in a world which needs us now – embodied and in full.’ – Nicola Amadora.
POLARITY THERAPY and INFINITY HEALING
I offer POLARITY THERAPY and INFINITY HEALING 1-1 sessions. The Polarity therapy sessions are between 45 minutes and 1 hour and I charge £45 for the first session and £40 thereafter.
WHAT IS POLARITY THERAPY?
Polarity Therapy is a body-based alternative therapy based on the ‘Ayurvedic medicine’ idea of the body, mind and spirit being a balance of all five ‘elements’, ie, Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. At the beginning of the session I will ask you a number of questions to ascertain which element needs working on in you and I will do a sequence of lightly touching different points on the body to balance and align these elements for you. This therapy also includes cranial-sacral therapy and chakra balancing and nervous system treatments. An example of what can happen after a session is that sometimes a person can become clear about making a decision in life, or just feel more relaxed in their body, or get better sleep and calming of the mind.
Infinity healing sessions are between 15 minutes and half hour and I charge £20. I have a free sample on you tube entitled ‘Infinity healing golden heart attunement’: This is below: