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Self-Esteem Sampler

By Kay Walburger

Beauty & The Brush!


“My dream is to create a world of beauty and peace in which we are all living our passion and healing our planet. I believe when we are walking on the right path, in the right career and in right relationship with ourselves and others, we are in joy and peace reflecting it out into the world,” extols Leti C. Stiles, a self-taught artist, spiritual teacher and seeker. A recent Artists Reception (Beauty & the Brush) to showcase Leti’s personal artistic creations was held in her “hide-away” studio located in the canyon of Laguna Beach. Guests indulged in an evening of life celebration, inspirational art and thought-provoking conversation while viewing her visionary art, poetry, jewelry designs and art adventures. It was a visual and sensual “Feast for the Eyes” and “Nourishment” to the spirit! Many of us were awed by the vivid and passionate use of scrumptious, delicious, audacious colors that her ‘free spirit’ permitted her to explore! No shy little attempts here... only agreeable use of sensuous and delectable shades of love and beauty! “This is a milestone in my life, a moment I have dreamed of. I shared “The Art of the Soul — The Vision of Spirit” as I am always excited to share my creative passion with others. Painting for me is like meditating with a brush in hand.” Corporate Escapee! Like many women who work in the corporate world, Leti found it was dysfunctional and a competitive environment that was difficult for women’s sensitive cooperative natures. “I loved working and I was able to use my people skills to succeed. For 25 years I climbed the corporate ladder and achieved a high executive position, but it cost me personal pain and suffering because the companies had “Lost their Souls!” “My anecdote during this toxic time was the private pursuit of the “Arts and Self-Expression.” Remembers Leti. “There is a saying in the artist’s community, ‘Art’ is how you deal with the insanity!” The economy set me free as I was downsized to be free to be the artist I always dreamed of being!” Leti is excited to express her abundant creativity and her passion for Art as a spiritual path. The soul of an artist depends on the connection to spirit. Being in constant communication with the divine intelligence of the universe is the fundamental principle in creating from an inspired state. For the past 25 years, she’s been a student of the creative process with inspired expressions being brought forth in the unique mediums of Stained Glass, Gourd art, Mandala art, Jewelry Design, and painting Visionary Art. Leti also embraces additional channels of expression such as Poetry, the Sacred Art of Ceremony and Tantric Arts. She earned an Expressive Art Therapy certificate in 1986 and has worked privately as well as facilitating classes and workshops. Her renowned mentors have been visionary teachers and artists who have imparted the passion for art as a way of living and to be fully present with the divine. She has studied with Irene Vicent, Rassouli, Jane Goldberg, Luis Gasparetto, Bernie Prior, to name just a few. Leti’s amazing ability to integrate art, sacred space and spiritual energy which resonates with her heart and soul enables her to produce creative expressions that inspire the Spirit within all who are blessed to view her work.

“Dear Sister”
Dear sister, let’s end the suffering.
Let’s die to the old ways, of broken hearts and the rivers of tears we’ve cried.
Let’s stop the soap opera living and the empty romantic novel lies.
Sister, get real and tell the truth in your heart, at least to yourself.
Let the past die and walk away from the distortions of the lies,
bury the stories of the unfilled dreams, the betrayals and the broken Promises, let go of what could have been.
Dear sister, stand in your power and proclaim the goddess love you are right now.
There is no place to go, nothing to fix, surrender it all and find peace.
You are not broken, you are not — none of the things the reruns in your mind broadcasts.
Dear sister, let’s rise in the love of the feminine and let the grace of the holy mother embrace you and make you whole.
Shine like the radiant sun you carry in your womb, give birth to yourself in a new way of living.
Dear sister-love yourself first, forgive and release everything to the earth, for she is your mother and will lead you on this journey home.
Poem by Leti C. Stiles

Leti C. Stiles is a multi-faceted Renaissance Woman, Visionary Artist, Intuitive Guide, Facilitator, charismatic Speaker and Tantra Teacher. She weaves everyday spirituality, intuitive wisdom and Tantric arts with her business experience to catalyze change. “My Open Heart Journeys is focused on providing you with classes, workshops and events that will inspire you, help you explore and discover your true life purpose and express your passion. Our intent is to help you nurture and celebrate your spirit, reconnect with your life’s purpose and find new ways to cultivate your inner strength and share your gifts with others.”

Leti’s Art website displays the creative and artistic expression of Leti’s Passion. View her Art Gallery; Newsletter, Poetry, and Calendar of Events. “I believe we are all artists in one form or another. We create all the time by our thoughts, words and deeds.”

For further information, contact Leti C. Stiles at (949) 233-6321 or visit: www.indigovisionaryart.com/default.html