Have you tapped into your day to day steps as sacred living?
Is your creative prowess activated for the choices you make?
What are the narratives you carry that need tending?
How do you relate to yourself, the Divine and relationships in your tale?
You and I are bearers of story. Each of us has a personal narrative that informs the way we live. Our experiences (positive and challenging) form and shape us as we grow. At times, the limiting stories we carry lead our way. We may become boxed in, unable to see another way forward. This is where sacred goggles come in handy. When we activate divine vision with a bit of imagination, we find sacred glitter on our path which guides us toward healing and wholeness.
Welcome to Soul Kindling. I’m grateful you are here. My name is Ally. I’m a Visual Scribe of Sacred Story. An artist. A minister of creative practice. And, an ordinary person on a quest to find sacred meaning in the rhythms of dawn to dusk.
Do you have a vision that longs to be birthed?
What legacy are you passing to the next generation?
Do ancient story threads pull at your heartstrings longing to be shared?
I guide people with accessible creative practice to engage their personal narrative — a way that invites image, whimsy and prayerful process. The path I travel isn’t linear and doesn’t give 1-2-3 steps. Instead, together, we listen for the mystery — the in-between spaces where black and white collide. Do you sense you have a deep intuition that longs to be expressed? Do you desire to leave your mark, your tale, your love to the next generation? Come with me to explore and reflect upon your personal story with love and tenderness through a soulful adventure with paint, word and inquiry. With a bit of spiritual contemplative practice, a tad of poetic ritual and a smidge of colorful imagination, I delight to come alongside people in their sacred story to birth a vision of authenticity, intention and passion for their precious walk on earth.
When we woo personal marks, lines and image on paper or canvas — this brings epiphanies! Writing reflective words confirms what is SEEN. In my experience, as I’ve learned to SEE what I hold within and WRITE about the vision, a fresh story of love has emerged for the steps I walk. There’s no art experience necessary to work with me, simply a willingness to show up and BE present. I guide group painting gatherings via Zoom, one-on-one creative direction as well as personalized in-person gatherings (NC, SC) crafted to your groups needs. The tools in my creative basket include pens, paper, poetry, prayer, spiritual practice, inquiry, paint, canvas and of course, imagination!
“Your guidance during this and other classes I have taken from you this year have been a blessing in my life. They have guided me through an awakening of my true self. Your words, poems, writings, thoughts are priceless to those who choose to journey with you in your classes. You light a spark within those who take your classes and take us on a journey of self discovery, spiritual awakening and authenticity. Thank you for the joy of journeying with you in your classes!”– Charlene, a participant of Give Us This Day and Starstruck
I also love to host Red Thread Circles. Red Thread Circles are a way to bring people together in community, to hear from all voices, to claim sacred responsibility and celebrate differences. The red thread is a symbol of hope, ancestry, prosperity, connection, love, peace and more! If you’re intrigued, more information is over here.
You’ll find I have a deep love for the walk of Christ and a profound respect for the Sacred Feminine woven from the very beginning in the book of Genesis. I welcome all traditions to the table as I guide people toward healing and fresh vision for their lives. No painting experience is necessary to take part.
If you’re a dreamer or a poet — welcome. If you’re a seeker or a mystic — welcome. If you’re a wild rebel or a joy seeker — welcome. If you need a hug — welcome. Look around, see if what I offer resonates with your needs. Please reach out with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be my pleasure to connect with you and dream alongside you for a future Soul Kindling workshop or Red Thread Circle.
Peace & Blessings,
Trained by the artist, Shiloh Sophia, I’m certified as an Intentional Creativity® teacher with Musea, a Matriarchal Creative Lineage. I’m also certified in Spiritual Formation (Christian tradition) from Columbia Theological Seminary (GA) who loves to bring spiritual practices learned into the gatherings I lead, and a trained artist (BFA in Graphic Design from Alfred University). Read more about my story HERE.