heART Circle - expressions of love

Posted by MBL volunteer on Jan 31, 2017

My heart is happy for my dear friend Rupali whose long held dream finally manifested yesterday. A warm and sensitive being, intuitive and gifted artist, Rupali deeply understands the transformative power of art and wanted to share that with the world.

Rupali had shared her dream with many of us at the recent Startup Service retreat and was encouraged by all. As one of the participant recalls, “I witnessed a big change in Rupali at the end of three days. Her body language was different, her confidence was very high and moreover she was ready and happy to give.” Rupali held her first heART circle on the 5th of January and it was incredible!

It was also a resounding success at many levels - 20 people attended and several teared up during the reflection session because of the love they felt pouring out of their hearts.

The space was suffused with warmth and love. Rupali had thoughtfully prepared paint kits and baskets, one for each participant. Everyone painted against the backdrop of soothing music and then shared reflections on their work.

In the end participants were invited to share what moved them and the story of their paintings. We left feeling deeply connected, loved and filled with peace. Thank you Rupali for creating and holding space in inspiring and loving ways by just being you.

More on heART space in Rupali's words:

heART Circle is a field which is charged with love, whose ordinariness is rich with possibilities of connecting with our heart and experiencing the magic that unfolds from that space.

The idea of heART Circles is to express ourselves through art. In this, it is the process and not the product that is important. By not judging ourselves with what we are creating, we tap into our creative source, where there are no models to follow and no examples to copy or reproduce. We follow just one strong principle — when you change within, the world changes. Or, in the words of J. Krishnamurti, “If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”

( All photographs lovingly taken by Vidhi Desai)
(These heART circles are held in Ghatkopar East; no charge; please email rupalibhuva@hotmail.com for more information)

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  • Meghna wrote ...

    This is so so amazing!! Thanks Rupali for so thoughtfully leading this process. And Vidhi, deep gratitude for bringing the imagery out to all of us. Can't wait to be one of the HeArt Circle participant myself!! :)