Looking to unlock your full creative potential? Apply now for this year’s annual Healing and Self-Expression Retreat in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Peru To leave a comment on this TEDx talk, please visit its home on YouTube here. From the TEDx presentation, Creativity: Your Core Human Need Since the beginning of Homo sapiens, the […]
[VIDEO] Reflections on the 2016 Healing and Self-Expression Plant Medicine Retreat
This is the experience you’ve been waiting for. Apply for the Healing and Self-Expression Plant Medicine Retreat TODAY! Wow! What an amazing, life-changing experience we had in Peru! In the words of one of our participants: “I gained a tremendous amount of clarity and understanding…I feel really lucky that I got much more out of this […]
[VIDEO] What is Self-expression?
Want to be fully Self-expressed? Apply now for this year’s Healing and Self-Expression Retreat in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Peru Self-expression begins where self consciousness ends -Austin Hill Shaw If you really want to have a rich and meaningful life, learning about Self-expression and how to do it is essential. Think of a time that […]
[VIDEO] Have I always viewed myself as a creator?
Here’s a question I get asked often: “Have you always viewed yourself as a creator?” My answer, I believe, might resonate with your own challenges of being a creator. How has your sense of being a creator either waxed or waned over the years?
[ARTICLE] The Body, Mind, and Spirit of Bay Area Creativity
Apply now for this year’s Healing and Self-Expression Retreat in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Peru. Each retreat limited to 10 participants only. The Bay Area is the single most creative and innovative region in the United States, if not the world. Home to such major players as Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, […]
[VIDEO] What is the relationship between healing and Self-expression?
It’s been a HUGE month for me. On April 1st, I mourned the loss of my best friend from college in a climbing accident 20 years ago and, on the same day, celebrated the news that 7 years ago my wife was pregnant with the being that is now six-year old, Sierra Lucia. Last week, […]
[VIDEO] Creativity and Bay Area Innovation, Part X: Burning Man and the Primordial Ground of Creativity
“It is, we are, I am,” is the secret mantra of creativity that drives people back to the desert each year, to return sleep-deprived, covered with impossibly fine dust, and, though there is an outward call for self reliance and Self-expression, to return with a felt sense of having participated in something much, much larger […]
[VIDEO] Creativity and Bay Area Innovation, Part IX: Alcatraz and the Jungian Shadow
…the fact that Alcatraz, the world’s first super prison, sits in the middle of the Golden Gate, one of the world’s most famous portals, serves as a reminder that light and darkness are paired opposites; they cannot be extracted from one another. Welcome to Alcatraz The summer of 1934, during the 21 year respite between the […]
[VIDEO] Creativity and Bay Area Innovation, Part VIII: The City of Gold
Gold is revered cross-culturally because it seems to build a bridge between this world and some other. The City of Gold The peninsula currently known as San Francisco has had many names, and based on the number of indigenous tribes living in the area before the Spanish arrived, many more than I’ll be able to report. […]
[VIDEO] Creativity and Bay Area Innovation, Part VII: The Spirit of Transformation
To have a landscape peppered with snake-like rocks, as occurs in the Bay Area, is not insignificant for creativity and innovation. In every creative act, something is always transformed into something else. When you begin to adapt creativity as a way of living, you begin to see it flourishing everywhere. And part of living a […]