Artists and spiritual seekers, as well as empaths and those with psychic abilities, are able to channel energy and spiritual presences in order to connect the spirit world to the material world.
Because of my experience as a Friend, creative writer, yogi, and spiritual seeker, my meditation practice has allowed me to open up these channels of exploration simply by asking the Holy Spirit to work through me for the purpose of art.
What you see in these videos is the process of opening those channels to spiritual energies, so that a deeper presence can move through me as a vessel for witness and recognition of divine, sacred, feminine energy.
These channels naturally open for people who are disciplined and practiced in meditation and seeking; those who are empathic, and willing to listen and be led by spiritual presences in the Higher Realm.
The Holy Spirit takes many shapes and forms, and with her guidance, whatever expression needs to come through will come through.
I do not know what will be said before I start a channeling experience, only that I will listen and be led, that I will cooperate with her flow, and express what she wants to express, using my own talents, abilities, and experiences.
You can watch each chapter of channeling divine energy on the Madame Rose Arts YouTube Channel, through the playlist "My Story and Not My Story."
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This month we focus on women writers who have adopted masculine pen names in order to be heard. These are women we've heard about, read about, and learned about.
Joanne Rowling, notably the author of the Harry Potter series (pseudonym J.K. Rowling)
Charlotte Bronte, notably the author of Jane Eyre (pseudonym Currer Bell)
Susan Eloise Hinton, notably the author of The Outsiders (pseudonym S.E. Hinton)
Karen Blixen, notably the author of Out of Africa (pseudonym Isak Dinesen)
Mary Ann Evans, notably the author of Middlemarch (pseudonym George Eliot)
George Sand, French novelist and memoirist, cult figure, 1804 - 1976
Not only did George Sand write with a male name, but she also lived quite a wild and inspiring life. She was the most popular writer in Europe by the age of 27, and she wrote political and social commentary as well as fiction. She was bisexual and a lover of art as well as a mother and social activist. You can learn more about her at the website Salient Women.
Here is a poem written about George Sand by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
"To George Sand: A Desire"
Thou large-brained woman and large-hearted man,
Self-called George Sand! whose soul, amid the lions
of thy tumultuous senses, moans defiance
And answers roar for roar, as spirits can:
I would some mild miraculous thunder ran
above the applauded circus, in appliance
of thine own nobler nature's strength and science,
Drawing two pinions, white as wings of swan,
From thy strong shoulders, to amaze the place
with holier light! that thou to woman's claim
and man's, mightst join beside the angel's grace
Of a pure genius sanctified from blame
Till child and maiden pressed to thine embrace
To kiss upon thy lips a stainless frame.
Questions to consider this month:
Why do you think women adopted men's names in order to write literature?
Do you think people respond differently to a work of art created by a woman vs. a work of art created by a man?
How might we create a future where we give the voices of men and women equal measure?
Spark the imagination
*Consider the fact that all of these women are of white European descent. How might we approach this topic with racial and ethnic awareness in our modern world? Who are the marginalized people we have not heard about who may relate to this issue in a different way?
Jason Sandbourne is our experimental character this month to help focus on women writing under male pseudonyms. He is a Quaker (notice his hat?!) who has radical ideas about how to create positive change in an apocalyptic time. But he doesn't want to try anything out in his own life--he'd rather just theorize.
Read 5 articles from Jason that express his views about the deep-rooted ills of society.
Jason expresses some of his radical ideas on our YouTube channel.