Ecotherapy – Senses

Not just five senses! You think about a whole bunch more… And that is what we explored and discovered during this session.

(Two more ecotherapy sessions. October Sunday 12th 10am, at Sorrell Lane. Then Sunday 9th November 10am at Lawson in the blue mountains.)

Art materials a plenty were on hand to give expression to that which we perceived. Here’s the works and maybe a note on what is expressed.


There are more senses. the sense of Being in flow, sense of uprootedness. Sense of flourishing, sense of conserving something precious, sense of the future and our legacy to them etc etc  make your own list of senses and  legitimise them ourselves. where is the sense of humour? Sense of humour our birthright…necessary to deal with these dire things, having a sense of humour bubbling up somewhere or our message will be lost in everything else. Sense of belonging is symbolised by a spiral for meIMG_6960


I saw my painting as I/we are part of this big universe and part of a big picture. I see where the world and where I am/we are  right now in our lives is where I/we are meant to be.

The infinity sign in the painting is about the universe and its endless boundaries. The two Ying/Yang symbols within the infinity sign are an important symbol to me as I feel that there is always an opposite to everything and the opposites are like close cousins that are linked together. An example is struggles and being in the flow, there is always a constant movement between negative and positive experiences and for me it is important to appreciate both sides of the coin. It gives me that ability to understand myself, other people and the world around me.

It’s nice to imagine how the wind moves amongst trees or objects in the world. It helps in understanding not to struggle against the why’s and how things should be and letting go of what is out of my/our control but to flow with what’s happening, making the most of life to do the best I/you can.  I constantly like to remember I am part of a bigger picture and everything is really okay.



My long time interest  in Community; making and connecting in many forms such as gardening and building friendships , the keeping of and losing friends
I have, since I can remember loved trees, and have planted a few here & there.  I saw there was a connectedness between all these factors.



I felt a sense of playfulness, deep knowing, inner connectedness, loving in the silence and serenity of the Sorrell lane community garden. I feel at home and at peace and “raw”….which show through my art work with clay, weaving through strings of clay and cut into circle once it is weaved and centred with a rose for a completion of my heart work.



Our stories, of our culture, of civilisation, of progress, of nature. These stories are part of our human operating system and I create these in my own life. With a smidgeon of reflection, I sense these stories in myself. And, then sensing with my heart I can see stories that produce a human life that is in harmony with the planet and is a fufilling life.


And… an abstract bee


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