October 2019: Autumn Glow

October 2019: Autumn Glow
By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA
Mind, Soul, and Self LLC

Intro to 2019 Photo Blog: 2019 is a journey into the world of non-verbal healing and personal growth here at Mind, Soul, and Self LLC. I have come to understand, true ways to heal spiritually, psychologically and emotionally are non-verbal: through art, music, movement, meditative states, and bodywork/energy work. The language of the soul/psyche is symbols, images, colors, vibrations, sensations, and patterns; we communicate this non-verbally. I have been on an incredible personal growth journey of my own the past few years into the world of art. I have become very involved with John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) in Sheboygan, WI. I am the chair of the JMKAC Indoor Gardens, a member of the Friends of the Arts Council, and a museum docent (teacher/tour guide). I try to take a new art class every month. I started joining my artist husband in his art studio to paint and experiment with making art. Coincidentally, my old office space was located in an art gallery and my current office space is in an entire building of art studios. My preferred social media has become Instagram. I try to post a new photograph every day. I have enjoyed experimenting with art and photography as ways to express myself. So I have decided to have a photoblog this year to complement this personal and professional journey that I am on. I just recently had a revelation regarding my photography and am working on a project I hope to release later this year. I hosted a 4 day weekend retreat this past weekend (October 24 to 27) and the whole retreat explored non-verbal healing through music, breathwork, meditation, bodywork, art, and aromatherapy. This weekend definitely solidified my beliefs about the power of these modalities to bring about transformation.

October 2019 Photo Blog: “Just before the death of flowers, And before they are buried in snow, There comes a festival season, When nature is all aglow.”-Author Unknown. I love the month of October so much! To me, October symbolizes the death of one cycle and preparation for a new beginning. My birthday is in October, my wedding anniversary is Halloween/Day of the Dead, and I love Halloween! But my favorite part of October is the color, the harvest, and the transformation of nature. I have had so many moments of gratitude, peace, and joy this month being outside and watching the sunset, taking a walk, and harvesting my garden. Below is my month in pictures….this festival season when nature is all aglow. Light, Love, and Autumn Blessings. Christina~