Rae Luskin is a true leader in using creative expression to nurture self-worth, self-healing and social change. For over 20 years she has helped individuals and groups realize their authentic passion and purpose to become effective leaders and confident problem solvers. Today Rae is here to share her story of how she was able to use art and prayer to overcome her childhood trauma and find her way to healing.

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Rae uses the freedom she finds from scribbling and writing as a means of self-expression while creating clarity and awareness. By fighting for the importance of the art of imagination, Rae is sharing her story of resilience to let people know that they are not alone. Everything from the power of creative visioning to how the colors you choose can affect your mood, this episode is all about exploring how creativity can lead to healing.

Have you used the power of creative visioning to create forgiveness or healing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

In This Episode

  • How art and service saved Rae’s life
  • Opening yourself up to be guided by something larger than yourself
  • Getting to the other side of wanting to commit suicide
  • The sense of freedom that comes from scribbling and being creative
  • Ways you can express yourself creatively without being an artist


“Our purpose in life is to go in and capture those sparks. And when we do, we will create peace on earth again” (2:52)

“Always looking towards the outside for the healer, the guru. Yes, you need people to be your partner, but I also needed to look inside and see what was already there. What tools did I already own?” (7:03)

“It’s a holistic brain exercise when you scribble and then write. And you are bypassing the judgments and you are creating new neuropathways” (10:41)

“It gave me a deeper ability to notice what he gave me and separate the act from the person who was mentally ill… It allowed me to deeply go into forgiveness in ways I couldn’t imagine. And I couldn’t see that until I really started to draw and paint out my feelings.” (14:53)

“We all have something from each other. Everybody wants to be seen, heard and understood. And if we can witness that, we’re giving a gift to ourselves and other people.” (21:38)


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