Art activities for children

Art activities for children

Simple, cheap and easy arts you can do with the kids. I have tried all the activities here; some worked well, others could be improved (I noted in the post what could be improved, so that you know when you try out). All posts below are embedded from my Facebook page....

Beyond the Self

by Pete White On my journey, before I reached the dark night, I experienced an expansion of consciousness that showed me lifetimes sped up, the years went by, the seasons changed, and what was shown me was how nothing actually really changes, we’re born, we...
MatzaArt

MatzaArt

with Gil Dekel. Make art from Matzot: a creative artistic way to use your left-over Matzot from Pesach, and a great way to engage the kids… (A Matza is a unleavened flatbread biscuit used for Passover Seder.) © Gil Dekel. 16 April 2017. All arts and photos by...
Spirits experiences

Spirits experiences

By: anonymous (edited by Gil Dekel). In this article I will be telling you my experiences of spirits. I have chosen to stay anonymous for personal reasons; please respect that. Spirits: Now, there are 3 types of spirits (or as commonly known ‘ghosts’). The first type...
Remove the ‘shortcomings’ in you

Remove the ‘shortcomings’ in you

By Natalie Dekel.‎ The perception of beginning and end is pure human fantasy. Who said that birth was your ‎beginning, who said you finish with death?… who said you are supposed to graduate from ‎one stage to another with a ‘certificate’ and pass grades for...
The Fire of Life

The Fire of Life

By Natalie Dekel. I would like to share with you the process that led me to discover a pathway to overcome fears and other discomforts; and how we can absorb life instead of fighting it. When I was younger I felt that it was better for me to be in the spiritual world...
Making art with nature

Making art with nature

Making art with Snow (1). Food colouring on snow…Dr. Gil Dekel.Nature is not just a great place to work in, but also to work with. Nature provides for ‎resources for the art-work itself, and teaches us to work with its properties (the wind, ‎colours, and shapes found...
Chakra Art

Chakra Art

by artists Natalie Dekel and Gil Dekel.‎The inspiration behind these art works came from the Chakras. Chakras are centres in the ‎human body that regulate the flow of the Chi energy. There are 7 main Chakras as well as ‎thousands more that are less known. The...
The spring clean-up of our emotions

The spring clean-up of our emotions

by Natalie Dekel. This Spring time, with its Easter and Passover holidays, is about emotional clearing-up, and opening to a new beginning. As we look at who we are and what we have accumulated in our lifetimes, we find knowledge, wisdom, some good things and some bad....
Releasing the Hastings Vision

Releasing the Hastings Vision

by Gil Dekel, PhD. I have this long-held vision, and I am now ready to release it… Myself and Natalie fought in the Battle of Hastings (October 1066, England). We both were highly-ranked officers, and I think we fought in the Norman-French army. We had many men...
The power of Being True to yourself.

The power of Being True to yourself.

by Natalie Dekel. As we come close to the end of the year, I feel a question arising within me as to who I truly am, and have I been true to that real self. This year was all about healing past issues, resolving our views about ourselves and digging deep to face our...
Red.

Red.

By Natalie Dekel, MPhil. So many of us live in concrete buildings, surrounded by million cables, the zapping electrical currents, the flickering television screens and computers, ipods and kindle books. We have almost lost the elemental connection to our essence of...
The New Self.

The New Self.

by Natalie Dekel. As August enters our lives, many of us have been through some challenging few months recently. Many of us have been looking back over our lives, working hard to release deep-seated fears, frustrations and anger that we held for long. The way to let...
The Kingdom of Now.

The Kingdom of Now.

by visionary artists & Reiki Teachers: Natalie Dekel (MPhil) and Gil Dekel (PhD). How can we share with you the innocence of the so-called ‘angels’, and their loving fingerprints they imprint on our hearts? We can try to do so in this article, using words of...
I Can Be Your Mummy

I Can Be Your Mummy

By Gil Dekel. What does unconditional love sound like, and how does total acceptance look like? In this film, love and acceptance are presented through a little girl (Yael-Louise Dekel) who sings to her doll. The doll has ‘lost’ her family; and the girl says to the...
Learning from the rain

Learning from the rain

By Natalie and Gil. The rain does not fall out of ‘its own accord’; rather it is pulled down by the earth. And as the drops hit the roofs, the trees, the ground, they splash in such shattering joy, breaking up into millions of diamonds of Life; exploding with the...
The ever-lasting power.

The ever-lasting power.

By Natalie Dekel. Our western society has realised that it is ok for men to cry, and it is ok for soldiers to be distressed by the violence they witness. We have learned to accept same-sex marriages, and gradually we learn to live alongside those with different belief...
Letter to release the past

Letter to release the past

> download a Word doc template to write your own letter < Dear Parents, I want to thank you for the upbringing you gave me, for the help with my education, my studies… However, I also want to tell you that your insistence that emotions are a waste of time,...
Angels and Me (Leeds, Yorkshire, UK.)

Angels and Me (Leeds, Yorkshire, UK.)

by Natalie Dekel. I feel so low that sometimes life seems meaningless. I am lost in my black well of emotions. Lost in that darkness that threatens to overwhelm me if only I let it. I started praying for help. It is the only thing I feel I can do. Then as I was...
Angels and Me (Leeds, Yorkshire, UK.)

Angels and Me (Western Galilee, Nahariya, Israel.)

by Natalie Dekel. I woke up tonight feeling exhilaratingly happy. I am trying to understand why do I feel so, as nothing so far made me very happy for a long time. I am looking around the room and that is where I suddenly realise that two things are not as they should...
Angels and Me (Leeds, Yorkshire, UK.)

Angels and Me (Northern Galilee, Maalot, Israel.)

by Natalie Dekel. Years passed. I have experienced more pain and troubles as my life Is. I am walking back home from school again. This time I am not surrounded by deep snow and freezing wind. This time I am embalmed in lazy Mediterranean heat where the air is so...
Angels and Me (Leeds, Yorkshire, UK.)

Angels and Me (Far East, Birobidjan, Russia.)

by Natalie Dekel. Every day, as I walked to school, I felt his presence next to me. Midnight blue wings touching my hand as we walk. In silence we looked at the stars above shimmering in the frozen dawn like jewels across the sky. We played this game of observing. And...
What dreams are made of?

What dreams are made of?

by Natalie Dekel, MPhil. Today (13 Feb 2009) I woke up at 4 o’clock in the morning and had time to observe the dreams I just had… I dreamt about the materiality of dreams themselves… I came to see that in dreams we create situations like theatre stages on which...
Working with Encaustic wax paintings: I See What I Believe.

Working with Encaustic wax paintings: I See What I Believe.

By Natalie Dekel. The following paintings were created using coloured-wax applied with heated iron onto glossy cards. This technique is called encaustic wax. The technique involves the application of coloured wax onto a heated iron, which causes the wax to melt. When...
How Do I Close My Eyes To See?

How Do I Close My Eyes To See?

By Natalie Dekel. There are so many things in life we need to achieve and so many thoughts we ought to think, that we do not have time to stop and observe what is happening inside us. It takes courage, I found, to look within. It takes practice to look into the dark...
The process of drawing past-lives and guided portraits

The process of drawing past-lives and guided portraits

By Natalie Dekel. Psychic portraits can help people see their past-lives, their loved ones and their Spiritual Guides. I would like to share with you the process of inspiration behind the psychic paintings that I produce. I have been painting from a very young age,...