Who is Behind
Hello. My name is Jasmine Powell.
I’ve been partnered with a compassionate man, Lachlan, for twenty-three years, who’s been patiently by my side as I’ve slowly evolved.
I’ve also been in psychotherapy for thirteen years with a gifted soul who guides me along my most authentic path and, together, we make sense of my madness.
And in recent years I’ve shared my dreams with a Jungian analyst who helps me meet the ineffable in my unconscious.
I’m supported by other incredible people and I’m deeply appreciative of them journeying with me as I achieve my goals.
My primary goal is to write my memoir about my experiences of madness and to continue to write for this website and create art, all from my independent art studio alongside Lachlan as he creates his world into being.
And whilst I’ve slept in the hospital bed on numerous occasions, I wish to be defined by wholeness, possibility and creativity, not mental illness, brokenness and disability.
I’m a certified mad woman and registered social worker. I’m also a creative and sensitive entrepreneur. Though none of these roles define who I am.
The challenges of being a mad artist
Walking our unique creative path in life, without being led astray by negative self-talk, or grandiosity, is a difficult task we’re called to fulfill. That task can make or break us: we’re either living with our feet grounded on the earth, slowly pursuing our authentic creative goals, or were spinning in circles, frustrated and languishing. Or worse, we’re losing touch with reality.
A little bit about my journey
So, naturally, I took well over a decade to begin to express myself creatively in a way that calls to me. Consistently living a present and humble life, when I hate on myself and am also an ambitious dreamer, is difficult.
I’m a strong believer that sensitive creative types need to contribute something unique to them, or they wither, or go mad.
So, I’m finally committed to writing my memoir about my experiences of madness.
What I’ve learnt
But here’s the rub. We’re no good to anyone, or ourselves, in a way that truly matters, if we’re not grounded, present, humble and authentic.
I’ve learnt a lot on my creative journey. I’d love to support you to connect to your deeper calling and take the necessary steps along your unique path.
To guide the voiceless to tell their story.
I gently support people to listen to their quiet inner self and connect with a meaning and purpose greater than themselves.
Now that you know a little about my journey and the approach I take, let’s talk about your journey.
Specifically, how I can help you to listen to, ground, and follow a genuine creative pathway.
JOURNEYING WITH OTHERS
I don’t do this alone.
Below are collaborators I turn to at any moment for guidance, creative or business advice, collaboration on projects, or good long deep chats. They’re only a few of the clever people I collaborate with, and I appreciate them dearly.