• Chantel Matthews

Morning Pages

The Blog is a think tank. A process of assessing the everyday. Creating a criteria of what can be considered. What is potential art and what is just life. A dumping ground. The blog also houses art that contributes to thoughts and ideas I am interested in at the time.

Morning pages is a method used in this process.

Third eye Whatu Manawa * Weight, Wait = Space

Heart Manawa * Time

Belly Pū Manawa * Aro - Hā

Aroha - Aro (In tune with) hā (breath) in tune with the breath

My Futurist Self.

In the mind, there is space, to create space. Allow time and the heart will reveal. Through time and space, through the breath you can create self defining moments.

My futurist self is in a space of holistic creativity. A collaborative space that ignites and uplifts. It builds bridges, connecting all things living and non-living.

What is it to exist, to find purpose, as a woman, mother, human, wāhine Māori. I believe through mana wāhine, Te ao Māori world, there is a portal, a connection to the spiritual side, it is my way in with interconnectedness and a source of identity. An unfamiliar identity. found in adult-hood. Looking through the lens of mana wāhine, I can be self-defining, it is always to be worthy, complete, whole.

Purpose to create a time and space where one can be in tune with the breath. Their own inner self. To build bridges and create connectivity with the self, to feel valued, equal, deserving, worthy.

Why me, why not? what seems so ordinary is your power. Prioritise the self. Find out what shapes my soul. What does it mean to be more than a statistic?

We have to be willing to say who we are - Michelle Obama

Don't let this time shape you, let work and life speak for itself.