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“A heartfelt, artful book that both reminds us of our shared humanness, and empowers our healing. Much of the culture is determined to distract us from what lies within. This wonderful book invites us back. I enjoyed the read!”
~ Jeff Brown, author of ‘An Uncommon Bond’
“Finding Still Waters maps the ragged and tempestuous weather patterns of addiction with a raw, wind-whipped candor. Writer Amy LaBossiere ferries you through a lifelong atlas of emotional storms and riptides that nearly pulled her under, and courageously shares the saints, sinners and creative muses, which buoyed her up until the skies cleared. Kudos Amy, for this courageous chronicle of recovery and equilibrium, realized through love, creativity and an indomitable spirit.”
~ Laurencia Ciprus, Writer + Creative
“Finding Still Waters: The Art of Conscious Recovery is an emotional journey into the heart of Amy LaBossiere’s experience with alcohol and other drugs. Through self-exploration, creative expression, and conscious living, Amy began to heal from her addictive behaviors and inspires others with her triumph story of recovery. It is a refreshing book that provides tools for healing.”
~ Kelvin Young, Sound Practitioner, Owner of Waterview Wellness Center and Person in Long-Term Recovery
“Amy LaBossiere is a mystic for modern times. Her quest to find “still waters” is a metaphor for those who define ourselves as “seekers.” So many of us need to find a place guided by the Divine where we are nurtured; our soul is restored and our cup can run-over. This book tells the story of her journey and opens up a pathway to our own.”
~ Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best, President & CEO, The 224 EcoSpace
Why do I write? It is a pure form of creativity that allows me to channel my innermost connection with spirit and source. I have made a beginning by writing my first book. Finding Still Waters: The Art of Conscious Recovery. Coming in 2018.
There is an unofficial pre-sale page that can be found here.
“Amy invites the reader to join her on a powerful and vulnerable journey through loss, addiction and ultimately healing. A wise guide who teaches us about the opportunity to evolve through the aching challenges of life, Amy leads us on the path of wisdom as someone who has given her entire body, heart, and soul to the great work of waking up one moment at a time.”
~ Dr. Brandon Nappi, Copper Beech Institute
Finding Still Waters: The Art of Conscious Recovery
Amy's first love — Acting. From her childhood role as Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie to work as an adult in diversity training videos, to various film roles. Amy enjoys bit parts and small roles, as well as features such as the lead role in the short film, Broken Picker. Amy appeared as a retail store clerk in Rising Star, as well as background actor on feature films. She's on IMDB and hopes to expand her credentials in her elder years, God willing!
2015. A short film about a woman haunted by past relationships. Written and Directed by Michael Cianci. With Amy LaBossiere. Featuring Tao LaBossiere and Michael Cianci.
Diversity and the little guy
Amy worked on various training videos in 2008 for Quest Diversity.
Workplace Disability Accommodations
More training video work in 2008.
Rita the Mind Reader
2008. A film by Andy Nieradko, Amy played Rita. Here's a portion of the film.
Art is healing. This is what we do. We make art and heal ourselves. I am very attached to my art. These works — like my businesses — are my children.
While pursuing a Master of Arts in Conscious Evolution at The Graduate Institute, Amy LaBossiere created this body of work. The art and meditations are provided for a path of inquiry and self-reflection. The work will gladly meet you where you are, whether or not you already meditate. It does not require you to sit on a cushion for hours. Just read and think about the images and words. If you wish, you can let go of whatever you might be holding onto.
The practice of refining oneself is about softening our hard edges. It’s about going within, looking around and seeing what’s there.
Beneath the calm exterior is a fast-running river,
Flowing quickly as you merge with life’s tasks.
Take a moment each day to integrate
your being with your essence
and the divinity within.
Fibonacci Chakra Curve
Stop looking at flaws to distract you from your purpose.
Feel the way of the warrior, of your true animalistic nature.
Be the love. Grow like a tree. Mature yourself.
River of Consciousness
Come let me show you the beauty of this world.
Everything is beautiful.
Your pain is beautiful.
Everyone is your teacher.
Everyone is your mirror.
Be here now.
The basis of human life is to explore your boundaries and finish your thoughts.
Focus your intention and set to your task.
Ground yourself in a new reality of your own making.
Process and View
Empty yourself of the training you received up until now.
Abandon it, because now that you know how to live,
you need to learn how to die.
Separate from your body while you are alive,
so you can more easily transition later.
The wheel of life is going to turn whether you struggle or surrender. Time is precious. Your life is short upon this earth. Shimmer in your existence. Open your eyes.
Better that you be open to the impossible,
than restrict your soul
with the limits of possibility.
Communicate from the heart
and move there from your brain-mind.
Live in that place,
but don’t forget to
occasionally visit the mind.
There is wisdom there.
The Akashic Field
Within this abstract color
is all the wisdom of the universe.
Play in it, for it is your gift,
to you, from you, through you.
Cubist Death of Socrates
Do not fear death, for it is only another transformation.
You are not alone,
nor will you ever be alone,
because we are all one.
Add in the L from love and alone becomes all one.
We will be with you
through every transformation,
at every turn.
A sense of being stared at
Peel away the layers of yourself
and you’ll go another level.
Deeper and deeper
until the watcher is far away
and you find yourself
at the center of the universe,
also at the edge.
I know what you’re thinking
Get to the core to find the truth.
Get down to the canvas
to where you first began.
Here you are full circle,
looking for meaning before creation,
looking for meaning after creation.
Seeker, the answers are inside.
These Truths are Self-Evident
Sink into the uncomfortable place
and feel its experience.
There are beings in other worlds
that wish they had emotion
and can only feel it through you.
So feel it full-throttle.
It’s in your nature!
Stretch with your soul
to the far-reaches of the universe.
Reach past the furthest point in your imagination,
and then go further still.
There you will find the edge of reason and belief.
Spiral Dynamics with Shadow Self
This shadow needs tending
or the havoc will be strong enough
to push you into a dark delirium of serious consequence.
Meet this dark collective and personal being.
Hold him close. Learn from his wisdom.
Summoning my better angels
She won’t harden because when you’re done with the show,
she’s out of here and back to the place
from where she was summoned.
Angels are temporary visitors,
not permanent muses or protectors.
Here, there be Dragons
Seek because it brings you places and keeps you curious.
But know that not all things are knowable
and there are questions you will still have in the end.