Stories + images + videos of transformation from Graduates
Artist, Writer and Mother of 4 from Australia after graduating in 2013, led a year long class.
My first online offering started 3 weeks ago – painting Gaia. It is unfolding beautifully. We just had our end of year show with just some of the works created by students of my Journey Within program 2014. It was the most incredible night and I want to thank you personally for it was Color of Woman that brought me home. I am eternally grateful and so are the community of women I am working with. This is really my WILDEST dream come true and even better still, the dreams of the women I am working with are also unfolding and that is even more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined.
~ Jassy Watson – Class of 2013, Australia
A Sharing from Kathryn Bonner, Coach, Artist and the wife of an Episcopal Pastor gives us a tour of her studio and her creations from Color of Woman.
A former lawyer in children’s advocacy, shares Intentional Creativity in the places she used to use to serve, but bringing back a new tool to the homeless, and to social workers.
Being in Color of Woman this past year has totally transformed my life. For the past seven years, I traveled and searched for ways to find balance after leaving an intense and emotional profession of being a Lawyer. I felt something was always missing, until now. The 13-Step method Shiloh Sophia created and teaches is extraordinary, bringing together the left and right brain, along with heart and spirit to create deep meaningful transformation and access to inner wise wisdom. My students taking the class become engrossed in the method, meeting and speaking to their muses – sometimes for the first time and connecting to the essence of themselves. It is extraordinary to experience as a student and to witness as a teacher. Teaching this method is all I want to do now. I want everyone to experience it to access their inner gifts and bring them into the world. The photo at the left is showing a Red Thread Session with men and women at a homeless shelter in Santa Cruz. And below the Unleashing The Muse workshop held with my co-teacher, Jennifer Bowers
~Rachel Bavis, Class of 2014
An Artist from Ontario who also studied International Development at York University brings her two worlds together by bringing the method into schools for girls
This training is priceless! The best life-transforming, homecoming, alchemizing, empowering training in my life. It has opened up so much more that would not be possible with any other education system out there right now. It is a gift to be received that has nourished my life and the lives of those I touch beyond measure in a quantum way. Shiloh and her amazing Cosmic Cowgirl staff truly know how to create a rocking revolutionary system. Check it out, sign up for the free invitation livestream to hear more and see if this is the QUEST YOU HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR AND THAT HAS BEEN CALLING YOU. I know it has been the best thing ever to happen in my life.
My greatest moment today, we were continuing with Soul Sisters, and one girl’s inner critic was out the whole time, but I admire her courage to keep moving through it which she did great. And her art actually shows the process more than most of the students. Anyways, she began the rose and felt she messed up, so she walked out of the room, and her friend beside her, wanted to support her to move through it, and helped finish the rose for her. In the context of Soul Sisters I thought it was so very sweet of lending a hand…another great highlight, a girl brought her actual sister to Co-paint on their painting together! So sweet.
~Sahar Joya, Class of 2014
Holistic Health Coach from New Jersey brings Intentional Creativity to her clients, including elders
Color of Woman has been an inspiring and encouraging journey for me. The course teaches beginners as well as experienced painters to be spontaneous, bold, and fearless, through a process of discovery. I have learned to create colorful,unique, expressive paintings, through a variety of techniques that combine basic, practical painting principles with my own personal self-expression and awareness. Shiloh’s fun and forgiving method explores letting go of fear and releasing ideas of what your paintings are supposed to look like which allows the paintings to unfold naturally and with ease.The engagement of the method allows an opening of space, time, to dream of a solution. I am forever Grateful to my Teacher Shiloh Sophia.
~ Melanie Tsilivitis, CSW. Holistic Health Coach, Color of Woman Coach and Teacher, Class of 2014
Two women, retired from the United States Public Health Services Commission Corps who have worked serving the world internationally, bring Intentional Creativity back to Caregivers
Ginny and I had our Care for the Caregiver retreat this weekend. Friday night and all day Saturday. It was Amazing!!! The atmosphere was electric, the women loving, engaged, and enthusiastic. One person who struggled the most with her painting (the eyes) discovered a place of guilt regarding her decreased mother was able to release it then finish her painting – with eyes!
Our Care for the Caregiver retreat was held at Atlanta’s newest art & culture center; the Fulton County Aviation Community Culture Center. We used Intentional Creativity to offer caregivers an opportunity to “learn to give from the overflow” and to be witnessed,supported and inspired as they make a work of art that represented their transformation as caregivers who give from the overflow. The process of Intentional Creativity was created by Shiloh Sophia.
~ Virginia Bourassa and Denise Rouse, Class of 2014
A Northern California woman at a crossroads in her life, finds her edge and her transformation
I am buzzing and still in awe of the program and all that has transformed within me this year. My life has positively changed because of the Color of Woman Method and the wisdom from your teachings and the whole creative experience. By you following your edge, women like me follow ours. Thank you. I have been and continue to be inspired by all of the powerfully creative women in our class while feeling the blessings from being in our Intentional Creativity Movement and living a beautifully creative life! Appreciation and love galore. ~Jennifer Bowers
Mother of 2, Yoga Teacher and full timer from Canada gets her eyes opened to her own amazingness…
I am completing an incredible journey called The Color of Woman Teacher Training led by one of the most inspiring, thought-shifting, revolutionary thinking, and amazing woman, teacher and artist I know: Shiloh Sophia This year has been one of transformation, claiming, revealing, healing, discovery, voicing, wonders, dancing… becoming ALIVE and ALIGHT. When I embarked on this Vision Quest a year ago, I could never have imagined all that I would receive. This Journey – it will change the very perception of how you choose to be in your life. It will rock your world. Open your eyes to your own amazingness. Set your heart on fire. Reveal the wonder of you to you. Reveal how to live a fully expressed life of your own doing and claiming. It is THE most precious gift I have ever given myself and, I truly believe, than any woman can give herself. ~ Isabelle Savignac, Class of 2014, Canada
A Sex Coach weaves Color of Woman into her practice…soon she will teach: Painting Your Inner Lover Becoming a Color of Woman teacher was the the best, most sacred journey I’ve ever embarked upon. ~ Dominique, Class of 2013
A Nurse from Oregon weaves intentional creativity into her work
This is why I feel so calm and confident when I guide women through a workshop. I was so well prepared. It’s amazing to me that we received, integrated and now teach this amazing content. So, so grateful. ~ Heidi Moondancer, Class of 2014
An advocate for women who discovered healthy self includes a healthy soul.
I have grown in the past years in ways I did not forsee when I said “yes.” Saying yes to taking the Color of Woman Method Teacher Training was a life-altering decision. As you know I work with victims of domestic violence and their advocates. It is heavy work requiring active self-care. My desire upon saying yes was to bring an option of self-care to women and girls, both current and past effected by violence, who wish to find their place in the world and heal a little deeper. The method is a vehicle allowing us transform to a healthier self. What I did not forsee was that healthy self also includes a healthy soul. I am ever so grateful to you Shiloh and your whole team who surround you with love and care. I do truly feel I am part of a movement and that I am paying it forward. Many, many women and girls will be touched by your work and I am so very proud to be a thread carrying member.
~ Deirdre Keys Class of 2013
A songwriter who now teaches painting and songwriting in the same workhsop, and has shows of her paintings.
The best training I’ve ever taken. Art, teaching, putting it out there, a sisterhood – that and more is included. This Livestream event is offered free by my beloved art teacher Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis to get an idea of what this training is about. It’s the best education out there for women. A fast track for navigating life. ~ Katie Ketchum, Songwriting, Composer, Musician, Class of 2012
A Mental Health Therapist from Nebraska plans to teach the Method in Costa Rica
When I began The Color of Woman, I was planning on retiring to Costa Rica and painting! I have been activated and motivated by the Color of Woman to now reach out to Baby Boomers and help them rejuvenate and transform for the best years ahead. They can come to Costa Rica for workshops! I am seeing the meaning and purpose of Intentional Creativity and as a Mental Health Therapist, I’m dedicated to incorporating it in to my practice. By the Way…Paris is a must! One of the best times of my life! ~ Cindy Heider Kaliff, Class of 2013
Mother of 3 from South Africa who works with women in Prison took the method to help those she serves, but found her own inner guidance along the way.I see that following through on an inquiry, thought, intention in this way, creates new form. This attention is what causes the pattern of the electron to change as we gaze at it. So, am thinking, if I can pay attention to every choice I make by giving it conscious attention that comes with inquiry, I can then create what I really desire. I can witness my emotions, my thoughts, my desires and consciously in the moment choose how to follow through hence creating a new reality. I can choose which thoughts to energize by giving them attention and which ones to notice and let them pass by. The choice to pause and observe and have a conversation around the thought is key. I think I had understood the part about witnessing and the part about creating with intention, but I hadn’t quite grasped how the two combined together bring about the change. So now I am the one seeing and the one causing and also the one being. Ahhh…so yum!I see that this is what makes ones work sacred, because everything is created with such deliberate intention, such care and awareness, everything has meaning but the meaning is so personal because its been birthed from ones own inquiry and tea with the muse. This is how ones work and life become a sacred journey, there is no separation between me and my work, we become one – there is only one life, one sacred journey. If all my responsibilities are approached in this meaning-full way then everything aligns and is synchronized and is sacred. I love it! I really want to express deep gratitude Shiloh because I now see, I really see, how much you have put into every offering you give us, every word you speak, everything you do….I weep with this realization. Thank you for sharing your very heart with the world. I have a road map and a shinning example. This understanding will really help me as I work with my Beloveds.~ Carole Mahinda, Class of 2014, South Africa
Here’s an article from earlier this year – about a child – doing the method with his Mama.
The 6 year old son of Emily Grieves from Mexico joins his mom in doing Red Thread Sessions and speaks to the children of Earth, what is it he has to say?
Let me begin with telling you how this particular story got started with a red thread and intentional creativity.
Emily told me about Marco when she interviewed for the Color of Woman Method Training and I knew somehow he was a part of our connection. Since Emily was already such a brilliant and accomplished painter and already teaching classes, I wondered secretly if Marco was involved, and now he has become her first student of the method. Sometimes I think the children call their mothers to this work. A call through the Mama to creativity at a deeper level than what is offered in school.
I have mothers say to me all the time – I am raising my children differently due to working with intentional creativity and I always want to know how…and what it looks like. I love to see the photos of the children who are creating art and many of them doing the method step by step with their mama’s guidance. It JUST warms my heart and helps me to understand the deeper messages of my call to share this work in the world, and the impact on the future generations.
I recently got to meet this lovely being of wisdom, Marco – and here is a photo of him in front of our Virgin Mary grotto when his family was traveling here for the Color of Woman Training. Being from Mexico – of course the Virgin is of utmost importance and his family makes pilgrimages yearly to the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.
In the Color of Woman training I teach these very simple classes called Red Thread Sessions, which are for use in Intentional Creativity Coaching sessions and are done with acrylic on watercolor paper. They are able to be done in a hour and a half or half days, instead of the full 13 steps which takes at least a weekend. I started the method through teaching children so this is a wonderful full circle for me – and I am so glad that Marco asked Emily to be her student.
So, Emily has been teaching Marco the Red Thread Sessions and some of his works and words are below as well as context from his Mom. I have shared with their consent, Emily sent me some parts of their story as it occurred through email and in our private class.
Thank you Emily – and Marco for being willing to share this beautiful message with us.
Here’s a message to me from Emily after I asked her if she would ask Marco if I could share his story.
Emily: I asked Marco and he is happy to share his stories, although he wanted to know which of his 4 stories – present Earth life? Past life in Paris on Earth (apparently his only other human life he’s ever had, which is one reason why he’s so obsessed with Paris? Venus? Angel? I explained to him that it was the 2 stories about his process painting (using the Red Thread Sessions) – making the Affirmation cards and making the House of the Heart. Ah! Ok, no problem! I said if you shared his stories perhaps it would help adults learn to help other children like him who come from other places and have a hard time adjusting to life on Earth. To which he replied, I think I’m the only kid like me in my school….. I’m sure he is! Who else comes out of school with a gold star stuck to his forehead for having done good work and says,”My gold star didn’t bother my 3rd eye today because I closed it before the teacher stuck it on.” I might have to start dressing him in plaid like your mom did to you so that people will think he comes from a normal household! LOL!
So we already know we are dealing with a great mind here! Doesn’t this just make you smile? Here is the first Red Thread Session that Emily taught Marco, it’s called the Soulful Story Affirmation Cards. In one variation on this session we work with your existing story of challenges and limiting negative beliefs. Your ‘old’ story goes on one side and the transformed story on the other side as antidotes to the negative beliefs. Below are Marco’s Affirmation Cards. Which by the way, are covered in glitter – he showed each one to me when he was here visiting from Mexico, it was a very special moment for me to be with him.
Here is what Emily first shared in our private group…Enjoy!
Emily: It’s so exciting to see everyone’s breakthroughs and triumphs on here! I inspired one person at least – My 6 year old son! He saw my deck of Affirmation Cards and wanted to make his own.
It was pretty intense as we went through his negative beliefs together and I helped him come up with remedies/antidotes to them. It is sort of unbelievable how many negative beliefs a 6 year old already has accumulated, but I couldn’t be happier that he was inspired to shift them.
Marco’s cards are in Spanish for those of you who can translate, but you can see the shift from one side to the other. The one word cards translated from left to right, top row then bottom row are: Confidence, Perfection, Creativity, Strength, Power, Effort, Love, Happiness. The longer phrases are “I feel like I have confidence in myself. Everything turns out perfectly. My creativity grows daily. I participate in teams. My voice has power. I always make my best effort. My family loves me. I’m a good boy.”
The second Red Thread Session Marco did is called the House of the Heart and has to do with belonging and identifying your place and space and working with your own experience of “home”.
Emily: Following the House of the Heart he did a practice using “Visionary Imagination”
After seeing Marco’s creations and insights, I asked him if he would share with other children who might also feel like they don’t belong here. I know many children, and adults, who have a sense of being from somewhere else and because of that, feel misplaced and like they don’t belong. Marco’s wisdom is timeless and for all ages.
What struck me the most about his message below is that is using his new knowledge, the knowledge he gained from doing the artwork and story-work. In the House of the Heart he really got it that HE was his own home. And then when asked to share with others, he passes on the message. Emily translated it from Spanish but I included the Spanish below.
What I want tell other children and youth who do not feel that they belong here is that they are their own home. They have to feel like they’re in the company of others like them. We are all the same if we are all united. You have to feel united to feel like you belong here, together with those who are like you. If those who are like you don’t find you, you need to look for them.
You have to search for them by communicating telepathically. Once found, you have to remind them that they are from the same place that you come from. The work is to make everyone remember where they come from.
If you are from elsewhere, some other planet or star, you have to look for those who are also from that same place. Once you gather together those for whom who are searching telepathically, you’ll have more energy. When you have more energy, you will be able to communicate telepathically with your place of origin. You will be able to travel there telepathically.
I don’t know why I came here except that I came on a mission to protect planet Earth.
In your search, you must never give up.
Lo que quiero decir a otros niños y jóvenes que no se sienten que pertenecen aquí es que ellos son su propio hogar. Tienen que sentirse en compañía. Todos somos el mismo si todos somos unidos. Tienes de sentirte unido para sentirte que estas de aquí, unidos con los que son como tú. Si no te encuentran, los tienes que estar buscando. Los tienes que encontrar, comunicándote telepáticamente. Una vez que se encuentran, tienes que recordarlos que son del mismo lugar, de dónde vienes. – el trabajo es hacer a todos recordar de donde vienen. Yo por ejemplo, soy de Venus. Yo busco a otros que también son de Venus. Si tú eres de otro lugar, planeta o estrella, tienes que buscar a los que también son de tu mismo lugar. Una vez que se juntan a los que buscas telepáticamente, vas a tener más energía. Teniendo más energía, puedes comunicarte telepáticamente con tu lugar de origen, puedes hacer viajes allí telepáticamente. No sé porque vine aquí más que vine a una misión para proteger a planeta Tierra. En esa búsqueda, nunca te tienes de rendir.
“Teotihuacana Mother and Child” www.EmilyKGrievesArt.com
I am so grateful that Emily and Marco have crossed my path – thanks to Jenafer Joy who is friends with Emily. We feel our red threads from the Virgin have called us together. When I read Marco’s words, it strikes that homing cord within me. I have always felt that one of my gifts was a feeling of belonging here – but because of that gift, have worked diligently in my teachings to guide others into the space of belonging since it is such a powerful place to move from. When we don’t feel like we belong and aren’t with those who are ‘from where we are from’ it is much more difficult to be grounded into form and deeply connected with Source, and with energy. I LOVE how he talks about having more energy when you find those that you belong with – yes indeed, tribe brings a sense of knowing who we are, creates a space of who we can be, and provides that gift of belonging.
Today in the Red Thread Cafe I have a houseful of people – Jonathan’s children are here from Florida with dog and cat in tow – yes they moved in two weeks before the wedding, lol. And Sue and Jonathan are at the kitchen table working on our trip to Paris. Life is mysterious, good and overflowingly full. Soon I will be sharing my last posts and events for a while and will be going on my honeymoon break ~ but today I wanted to share Marco with you.
~ Shiloh Sophia