a Madame BoVardia’s Arthouse is a heart-centered, soulful agency creating and delivering purpose driven media content, music videos, films, campaigns, arts projects & events that have the ability to evolve consciousness.
We are a small but significant group of independent visionary artisans birthing a cultural renaissance; natural storytellers with new narratives, poets, thespians, visual artists, musicians, and doctors of mind, body and spirit. We creatively explore and combine philosophy, mythology, strategy and dynamic action to work in collaboration with all agents of change motivated to positively influence human evolution knowing that when you set people in motion on the correct path they heal themselves.
Head Creatrix, Bridget Ninness, has extensive conceptual & practical experience working with all budgets, mass audiences, directing & managing large creative teams, marketing and meeting deadlines gathered over 25 years as a senior creative, director and executive producer in the Australian commercial television industry.
Here in the Bundjalung Nation we gather on Country where members and Elders of the local Indigenous community and their forebears have been custodians for many centuries and on which Aboriginal people have performed age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of the region and beyond in the sacred circle of Gondwanaland.
Rahgu jaa (get up and get on with it)
In the realms of story we find ourselves.
Beyond the story we evolve.
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness
One people. One planet. One love.
“Stories that instruct, renew and heal provide a vital nourishment to the psyche that cannot be obtained in any other way. Stories reveal over and over again the precious and peculiar knack that humans have for triumph over trevail. They provide all the vital instructions we need to live a useful, necessary and unbounded life – a life of meaning, a life worth remembering”
- CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTES
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but in building the new".
We are the ones you've been waiting for.
"The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? - Bob Dylan
In 2005 Bridget set off on an adventure to find her wild self. She packed only the essentials; a silk robe, some rose oil, a Wendy Saddington CD and 25 years experience as a senior creative in the television industry. She met many great teachers, storytellers and healers along the way. Wisdom was the goal.
It was the old Wizard on the Hill who introduced her to the work of French philosopher Gaston Bachelard - among many other things. Poetics of Space seemed to articulate exactly the conversation she was deeply immersed in with her own soul at that time. Together they created his opus, a book published by Allen & Unwin The Wisdom of Water.
She owes John a debt of thanks, the 80 year old Greek migrant who has operated The Entrance's Golden Gate milkbar since the 1950's. He taught her a thing or two about money. She wasn't the only one to benefit from his advice on financial matters. Once a month the Australian Treasurer would visit John for a milkshake and they would sit down and discuss all aspects of sound financial management for running a country and a small business.
Bridget worked in the homes of the rich and famous refining her special brand of 'cleansing'. Her services as the Elite Domestique and the Elite Dom Mystic are highly sought. She pays homage to her ancestors, her spiritual teachers - the originals of this great Southern land & a few grand dames who guided her on her path.
In a fortuitous meeting with the great Korean Buddhist Master Hung Sen he told her "Your name is no co-incidence. You are an strong bridge between worlds. Use your gifts wisely".
"Thank you Master Hung Sen. I will".
And then there's Nathanael. Wild and mad. He taught her the secrets of the Universe. She taught him a thing too.
Bridget stills shakes her head at the ironic twist life took to get her where she was going. Whilst she set off with lofty ideals of creating a more beautiful, enchanting, exotic, creatively expressive and fulfilling life she wound up scrubbing dunnies and living in her car. There are those who would say those experiences formed her. She says, however, that it was she who formed and reformed her self through those experiences. She acknowledges her privilege by the gift of her family who kept her safe and nurtured through her transformation.
She finally arrived at the place of her dreams and was divinely moved beyond them into realms she could never have imagined through the processes of release and surrender. She is guarded by her beloved Kelpie, Blossom and the eagles & other raptors who soar above her daily to remind her to always take the same view they do. She has been stitched into the realm between the sky and the earth and speaks only in the languages of love and light.
In 2009 she was asked by a politician / lawyer to consider how art & culture could be most effectively used to assist the transformation and evolution of society. This prompted a huge existential inquiry and immersion in everyday life to arrive at the answers.
She is developing a series of stories from that twelve year period that creatively address her charter.
Ultimately she believes love is the answer, though currently redefining what that means. Presently she knows it's "A Man's World" but hopes that one day her work will contribute significantly to it being a better place for everyone.
"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place."
– Lao Tzu
“If you heal your heart, you will correct your mind and the rest of your life will fall into place”
- Lao Tzu and Madame BoVardia
To awaken everyone to their divine purpose and true nature must be the goal of any healer, leader, light holder or way shower now.
Inspiring others to exit the darkness is essential not only to our evolution but, in fact, our survival. Encouraging people to consider and act upon creating a fairer, kinder, more compassionate and inclusive world rather than waiting for change within the broken paradigm is our soul call. Let all that is toxic be transformed or exited now.
Let's support, foster and become strong elders and wisdom keepers. Let's do this for the children and the young ones we are paving the way for. Everything is supporting us now to do this. Let go of the idea we need to know the answers first. Summons faith from beyond this world and know there is something better because there is. Let your old people guide you.
Strong bridges will facilitate this evolution of consciousness. They are people who have walked through the fire already and emerged clean and new. They know how big the leap of faith is. They will guide and support you gently but firmly.
Know there is only one true law. It is natural and divine..."thou shall not harm another"; that should help you recognise all that represents or leads to death. Rebirth is our objective. Beyond that we want everyone to flourish.
Do your healing. Fast. Remember the Japanese art of Kintsukuroi which means "to repair with gold". The use of gold or silver highlights, rebuilds and strengthens the broken bits. The repair is a part of the history of the person or object, making it more beautiful with its imperfections.
Recognise your divine and natural purpose, break open your heart, honour your life force and the child within, put strong boundaries in place, know what is sacred and let go when enough is enough. Know that love is the answer but make sure you haven't romantised that notion via the toxic narratives that have been running Western culture. Deeply understand there is no separation. We are all one. Seek deep peace. Tune into your senses. Remember joy, beauty, innocence, magic, playfulness, creativity and connection. Laugh a lot. Let water find it's own level once again and everything will be washed clean so that natural balance is restored. The divine masculine and the divine feminine become one. As above so below.
In the words of the former Australian Chief of Defence, David Hurley "The standard you walk past is the standard you accept". Let's walk together to raise the bar and defend our sovereign rights to a safe, harmonious, unified, healthy, peaceful existence as individuals and communities.
- Madame BoVardia
The Elite Dom Mystic
(Housekeeper to the Stars, Earth Mother, Cosmic Cleaner, Clutter Buster, Arse Kicker)
#letgo #newwaydreaming #divinefeminine #divine masculine #rise #unityconsciousness
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