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Darla Murray Loomis Hoffman PodcastDarla Murray Loomis has been a seeker for much of her life, traveling the world to find what she longed to find. Each place she went, she found something meaningful. But, Darla didn’t find what she was looking for out in the world – she found it within, what Darla calls this treasure inside herself.

When Darla came to the Hoffman Process, she’d already found this treasure. What brought her to the Process was the realization that she had emotions stuck inside ready to be set free. Darla was ready to free herself through the work of the Process!

Through the work of the Process, the cathartic work, especially, Darla found the freedom she was looking for. She took the opportunity afforded by the strong container of the Process to acknowledge, feel, and express her anger. Darla came to respect her anger and know that it has a purpose.

Darla shares how doing the Hoffman Process “unclogged the channel“, the channel through which the divine source expresses itself through her. As an artist and creative, she keenly knows the need to keep this channel open.

This is a truth-telling conversation about how difficult it can be to live a surrendered life, be authentic, and speak the truth of your being. This is Darla’s intention. She speaks of it with sincerity and humility.

More about Darla Murray Loomis:

Darla Murray Loomis has created nurturing, creative spaces and places in the beauty and spa industry in small businesses for over three decades. She’s a third-generation entrepreneur in her family. As a successful business owner, author and artist Darla has been a leader, teacher, and mentor inspiring other women to honor their feminine heart to guide a profitable business, and to create workplaces that create harmony between people, the planet, and profits for the business of life. Darla lives by the clarity of her example, demonstrating a balance between work, family, self-care, fun, and exploration.

Darla is a teacher and mentor empowering women creatives and entrepreneurs. She has traveled the world studying different spiritual traditions to continue her transformation and healing. She loves sharing the way, through her personal adventures and transformational journey to inspire others to create a life they can call their own, while authentically recovering our voices and self-expression. Darla explores her deepest and truest self through the art of play and creativity. Darla believes all that nurtures strengthens. She lives in Telluride, Colorado, with Peter, her husband of 23 years. She loves art, mountain biking, hiking, and traveling. Find out more about Darla at

As mentioned in this episode:

Ah Haa School for the Arts in Telluride, CO

The movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Feminine/Masculine or Yin/Yang Sides of Creativity

Quote Drew references:
“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it.

“It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” ― Martha Graham, American modern dancer, and choreographer.

Flow-state, named by the psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in 1970.

Surrendering to the arms of the creative.
Writing that came out of Darla’s meditation.

A Blended Family


Mother Meera and the Power of Silence:

Our Lady of Medjugorje, Bosnia Herzegovina.
•   Virgin Mother apparitions

Darla’s Art:

Artwork by Darla Loomis


Artwork by Darla Loomis


Artwork by Darla Loomis

Darla refers to this image called River of Tears in the episode.