Barbican, London UK

Last Monday, 11th July,  we went to another D&D event at Barbican ‘Shall we create an European Union of Artists?’

I called a session ‘Fear and anger are held between our shoulder blades so 700 Angels to bring peace to 7 billion people. Help me with the wings’

We sat in a gorgeous garden, at the Barbican garden room, in the spot called flowers.

Ruth, Francis, Shemine and Joe came to the session, we put around 30 wings on the dolls.

The meditation has changed – we held the dolls/angels on our hand with our fingers on their hearts and on their back (what we have been already doing before) but now we focused our attention in our pulse and in our upper back. This meditation including the focus on the back brought us the area between the heart and the opposite point in the back, we can feel the area inside our body, the volume of it, in a way we were not able to feel before when we meditated just with the heart.

The fact that we now have the front and the back to meditate with gives us a deeper/ wider dimension for the practice.

At a certain point three of us stayed more than half a hour meditating, it was the first time such a long period of time happened when we meditate with the dolls, it was a special moment we shared in that beautiful garden.

We had also a inspired conversation about babies and how the educational system can hurt our children and what we can do to minimise it.

Some comments

‘ this was an extremely calming experience and I realised how tired I am and how thankful I am for this opportunity to be peaceful’.

‘ I remarked how these angels and Regina’s ideas for an art installation brought to mind the Steiner schools where my children went as youngsters. I think perhaps there might be possibilities within the Steiner world for this sort of project to happen’

Thank you for all D&D staff – Sarah, Susie, Rachel, Phelim, Lee, Nick – who quickly organised this emergency D&D to give us support and hope, You Are the Artists Guardian Angels, you help us to be connected and have a voice in the middle of this chaos, I am once more immensely grateful, thank you!

 

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