Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf – FLORDELIZA PESIGAN – The New Age Babaylan
“I breathe art” is a philosophy that fuels Flordeliza Pesigan, the passionate multidisciplinary Filipina artist, who grew up in the Philippines’ National Museum, whose works have been exhibited in events and prestigious spaces around the emirates too many to mention, and who could not think of doing anything else other than painting, sculpting and dancing. She is indeed a great example of one who has successfully turned her back at the corporate world to follow her bliss.
Going beyond her canvas, the artist shares that lately, she has also felt a calling to share her art, dance and music in a much deeper way leading her to her new venture called ‘Creative Alchemy’. She explains, “Alchemy means a power or process of transforming something common into something special. So, apart from creating art, I now also give workshops and retreats for therapeutic arts, dance meditations, voice activations and sound healing. This time, I feel passionate about inspiring people, especially the ones in the big cities to re-connect with themselves and the earth… to access their authenticity, truth, joy and self-healing capacities by unleashing and activating their creative energy.”
Splitting her time between Dubai, Bali and India living the life of a virtual nomadic shaman of sorts, she furthers, “When you realize that you touch other people’s lives by doing what you do, there is no other way but to keep moving forward. It hasn’t been an easy road getting here and it still isn’t, butI found myself having no choice but to listen to what the universe has guided me to – and it is reminding me about who I really am and what I am born to do. So I’ll just let my present selfkeep walking this path, and let my future self surprise me.”
She adds, “Our soul and the universe already know what needs to transpire. Just learn how to listen to the voice within, let go of things that don’t serve you. Dance with life and surrender to the ‘divine flow’.”