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As we behold, we actively transform the image.
Dialogical space invites healing conversations as well as new relational flyways. “Narrative truth” is an evolving narrative matter. As we transition from life-o-grams to transformagrams, we find new pathways and flyways. As we are storied beings, our stories constitute us. As we grow older, we can creatively choose to develop happy endings, writing enriching chapters in our Book of Life. It all depends on how we decide to write our story mandala, interweaving golden threads and pearls of wisdom or silencing the inner voice that calls to be heard, providing impetuous for the creative process.
As autoethnographic practice evolves into spiritual journey, we give more importance to those storylines that need our attention, touching on the themes that resonate strongly within our heartminds, connecting to our heartfelt stories that often reveal vulnerabilities.
Just as Kandinsky asks, “What is spiritual in art?”, we can ask, “What is a better storyline?”
Engaging in healing conversations is a way to work through our life sentences, allowing dialogic space to emerge, as well as offering more desirable ways of going on together. While walking through our life hi-stories we can participate in the meaning-making process, enfolding kernels of wisdom in between the lines as we write to transform our relations.
Much like when we watch the alpenglow on the mountain peaks, glowing with the last colors of a day well lived, a life well lived, we can contemplate the generative force of narrative and just how it does matter. The burning fire in our hearts enkindles stories that bring us to completeness. Our deep longing for an ever-better storyline can be understood as a burning desire to find peace and sublimation; the power to transform life history into the art of storytelling.
The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center offers a film depicting Pollock’s method, showing the floor where he painted. Here is the link that shows the artists’ work. I have also included pictures of my visit to their home in the East Hamptons: https://www.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse/
Author of Homing In: A Story Mandala Connecting Adoption, Reunion and Belonging