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Meet Sarah Soltow
Teacher, Mentor, Artist
"The creative path is often a circuitous route that can be mapped only in hindsight. It requires faith in the process itself if we are to continue." - Oriah Mountan Dreamer.
My name is Sarah Soltow, and I am looking at my path in hindsight, and with faith in the process. I was raised in a small WV town, married, and raised children in a different small WV town. The year 2001 marked the beginning of some serious changes in my life which included difficult mental, physical, and spiritual housecleaning.
During this time, i encounted the power of dreams... the kind of dreams that tell you what's really going on in your life. They offered me guidance. In one dream, I was painting dragonflies on pieces of slate... so I did that. In nother dream, I saw the difficult issues of my chldhood as squirmy creatures dwelling in my basement... so I set about to heal them. I studied, explored, and emraced the Divine Feminine. I worked through anger issues, I found Reiki and began to practice. I learned how to swim and how to play the guitar. I continued to push the boundaries of whatever limitations I felt bound by.
Now, more than 20 years later, my husband and I live on 15 acres of previously neglected wooded land near Richmond, VA. As we spend our days and months restoring the land, I find healing resonance with all that we do. We cleared the old trash dump-by-the-creek, and it has become the Heart Garden. We dug the Sacral Pond out of a small mucked-up puddle. One area is called the Dancing Field, and I do. That land speaks to me and I respond. The land heals, and so do I. The abundance of the land surprises me with sweetgrass, blackberries, mildweek, acorns, and the presence of an indigenous and endangered Long-Leaf Pine tree. From this abundance, I create pine needle baskets as an incredibly grounding and personally fulfilling art form.
The creative spiritual path has called to me since I was a child. It was buried within for a long time. Now, as an Elder, I embrace it as fully, as openly, and as joyfully as I am able. I do so knowing that there is always more... more fullness and joy to be experienced on the path to one's true self. The spiritual path is creative; the creative path is spiritual. And so it is... and so it has always been.
In the simplest terms, Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese system of relaxation that has demonstrated the potential to convey healing benefits to a client. Reike is a complementary modality that transmits energy through the practitioner to the client’s biofield. This energy is then utilized by the client’s own natural abilities to facilitate healing at many levels.
Pine Needle Baskets
Plan your 2-day workshop now.
Creating a pine needle basket of your own is a journey of discovery in partnership with gifts of the earth. I am available to guide you in this journey, either as a solo effort or along with up to 4 friends.
You (and your friends) will complete a small pine needle basket in a comfortable setting- either your place or mine! Your basket will reflect your choices in design, color, and decoration. All materials are provided for you and the takeaway is a work of art either for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED! You are guaranteed to complete one small basket and potentially begin a second one
REGISTER: Contact Sarah personally at email@example.com to schedule a workshop that suits your desires.
CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED TO 5 PERSONS.
During this time of Covid-awareness, sessions may be conducted in-person or online
according to client/ practitioner preferences
Please contact HeartSong for any personal queries