It's been too long since the last time I published a blog on www.vieisme.com. Between adulting, mini panic crisis and the many opportunities that have opened for me I lost track of www.vieisme.com. Though I wasn't consistent with updating the website with new blogs, if you've been keeping up with the website, you already know that I've added a new page titled Podcast! Yes, your girl has a whole podcast and that has taken up a lot of my time! Since season two, yes season TWO is coming to an end and a new turn, I want to catch up with my Tribe. Please check it out the Podcast titled Black Woman Vibes, it's on the Podcast page but we are also on Podbean, iHeart, Spotify, Itunes, Google Music, Stitcher, Deezer etc! if you haven't streamed any episodes as of yet, there's a lot of information in those episodes from mental health, physical health, self esteem, relationships, rejection, healing etc. So take a listen.
Some of y'all (especially those of you who live in Massachusetts) might have not know but last year I did facilitate Paint Your Truth Workshop. The workshop was smaller and very last minute due to so many priorities clashing at the time. I wasn't able to do my typical marketing and outreach. Below is a recap of how Paint Your Truth 2019 went along with my personal painting that ironically foreshadowed this current stage of my life. Watch below to see the metaphorical meaning of my portrait from Paint Your Truth 2019!
The foreshadow I'm speaking of is me, Vie Ciné facilitating customizable process painting sessions! For the last four years I have held and facilitated *free* process painting workshops throughout the Massachusetts area. A lot of the feedback I've received from past attendees had a common theme, that they wanted to experience Paint Your Truth on a more regular basis. Paint Your Truth has always been my baby and a labor of love. Many of you know the backstory of Paint Your Truth and how it came to manifestation. For those of you who don't know, Paint Your Truth started amidst the resurfacing R.Kelly allegations, the #MeToo Movement, Title IX and conversations regarding consent in mass media. I wanted to do my part not only as a childhood survivor os sexual trauma, but as a concerned woman. As a woman of color, I know conversations about sexual assault is VERY taboo. There are many families were generational trauma is as normal as 4C hair type.
Within my own family, on my father's side sexual trauma runs deep! My intent wasn't to expose or trigger survivors but to keep survivors aware that they're not alone nor "damaged". My message since the first Paint Your Truth Workshop in (2016) up to now has always been the same, to EMPOWER survivors to not only tell their truth but invest in their healing journey! Now in 2020 (funny how 2020 is a euphemism for eyesight) I took the leap of faith into turning Paint Your Truth into a customizable process painting business, however no one saw COVID-19 coming. For those who've participated in at least on Paint Your Truth Workshop knows that the way I facilitate process painting is very hands on, communal, intimate and safe. Since we are how many days into self quarantine/social distancing? There's not a way for me to continue to facilitate customizable process painting sessions for customers the way you've been accustomed to.
COVID-19 has put a halt not only to the scheduled process painting sessions that clients booked with me but COVID-19 has been able to make the whole world stop. I know a lot of people are on edge and are feeling the financial burden, if this is you please reach out to a mental health provider or speak to a mental health provider hotline like:
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746 Unfortunately during this viral pandemic domestic abuse rates are higher than average, if this is happening to you or someone you know don't hesitate to call1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.
If you're looking for activities that are mindfulness and self care focused to keep your mind from wandering to the worst of 'what if' scenarios, definitely take a look at previous blog post on VIEISME categorized by subject matter.
If you live in the Massachusetts area or the surrounding states, definitely reach out to me to discuss customizing your own process painting session via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this time of uncertainty and crisis, I know a lot of people will be impacted by COVID-19 whether directly or indirectly. Having that information in advance has prepared me to be able to provide more sessions of process painting whether communal style or customizable style. Of course we will have to wait until COVID-19 is controllable and Governor Charlie Baker gives us the green light for social gatherings. More information about Paint Your Truth Business is provided HERE.
Lastly, for those who feel isolated and want to engage with other people outside of perhaps their family, roommates, children, significant other etc tomorrow, Wednesday at 12pm EST I'm continuing on with Part V of Paint & Vibes on @PaintYourTruth Instagram page where we grab our libations whether wine, water, soda, tea or whatever and vibe to the @Spotify playlist will. we chat and paint! It's a way to decompress during this hectic time and prioritize mindfulness and self care. There's nothing to commit to and no pressure it's all laughs and a good time while we quarantine and plan for our next move after COVID-19 because like with every disaster whether man-made or natural this too shall pass!
(Libra Full Moon Reading 04.06.20)
(Sample of Tarot Reading)
(Sample of Tarot Reading)
Follow the @PaintYourTruth Instagram page for spiritual growth. A few times a week I conduct a live using the Wild Unknown Tarot Deck, Moonology Oracle Deck and Spirit Animal Deck to convey a message from Spirit. Depending on the occasion, I'll pull out the Dark Mirror Oracle Deck that really brings the dark shadow side of our deepest insecurities and afflictions onto surface so we can process and release. Check out the latest Instagram Live under the Full Moon in Libra that just passed last night! Did you get a glimpse of her glory? If not, I have your back with a recap! I also offer Private Tarot Readings! $20 for 1 question, cause or purpose that a client needs clarity on. $80 for a Complete Reading (client can ask anything and seek clarity on anything). Each complete reading includes a *free* life path reading and birth chart reading that puts your purpose, personality and experiences into context as well as the reading will guide you on your specific personal trials and tribulations you'll face in this lifetime! To book your reading send me an email with the subject line *Requesting Tarot Reading With Vie Ciné*.
I want to give my most humbling and thankful gratitude to the medical staff fighting on the frontlines. They are the true MVPs as well as other essential workers such as CNAs, HHAs, grocery store workers, transit workers, custodians, waste management, deliver drivers etc etc etc. Your work isn't taken for granted!
I'll leave you with a personal quote of mine, "It's imperative that these acts of wrongdoings do not continue unchecked for it is our children who pay the highest cost." - Vie Ciné
As Iyanla Vanzant says, "I am not my sister's keep, I am my sister."
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