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Tune into Your Dream

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“Tune into your dreams,” he said.  Sitting with one of my mentors at Cafe Calypso, whispering between the words of the folk songs that come wafting by, I am caught up in his words.  I feel a bubble form around us.  People float around the bubble but never stop to engage.  I am grateful for this time with him, alone.  His thoughts make my mind expand.  His heart opens me to more fully loving this life that we have shared for nearly 30 years.  Dr. Erwin was once my college freshman English professor and is now my mentor, my friend, and my muse.

He talks to me of my dreams and says, “Many people are never confronted by their dreams.”  The word CONFRONT hits me hard.  Confronted by a dream?

As a Life Coach and Sacred Creativity Guide, I often work with Creatives who play with dreams that are whispering to them.  Dreams do that.  They start with a whisper and become louder and louder.  Sometimes they become loud because they need our attention.  I also think they grow in strength as we give them attention. The more we tune into a dream the more the dream grows and blooms.

Families gathered at the Pop-Up Sanctuary for the Creative SpiritThe Pop-up Sanctuary for the Creative Spirit invites participants to “Tune Into Your Dreams.”

Tune into Your Dream

Are your dreams speaking to you?  Whispering?  Are they speaking loudly?  What would happen, do you think, if you turned the volume up?  What if you invited your dream to confront you? Would you open yourself to it?

I invite you to play with opening up to your dream.  Dreamwork is powerful. Ask your dream to show you the way, to show you the next right step to move towards fully embodying it.  Invite yourself to tune into your dream and lean into your own amplified existence.

Life Coach Rachel Payne
Rachél Payne, MS is the heART and soul behind Creativity Tribe.  She is a Life Coach, Sacred Creativity Guide, and Arts Educator. Rachél’s passion is help others fall in love with themselves and their life using creativity and spirituality.  She lives in Corpus Christi, Texas (just off the Gulf of Mexico) where she offers sacred creativity workshops and one-on-one sessions crafted to her client’s needs.  She also works with Creatives and Wanna-Be-Creatives via the internet. (Note….we are all creative, some just don’t yet fully own it.) You can find her under the Creativity Tribe handle on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…and nearly everyday live and on replay through Periscope.

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My Redonkulous Birthday Bash

Events  I am sort of in LOVE with April.  First of all, it is my birthday month, and I have a tendency to stretch my celebrations out a bit.  But I am going to redonkulous links to make this year’s birthday celebrations stand out!  How am I doing it?  I am bringing to life the dream that I had as a wee lass of being a Gypsy Wild Woman.

It’s kind of silly, I know.  I turn 44 in 14 days and all I care about is playing out my Gypsy Wanna Be.  What’s even sillier though (and I love how delightfully wonderful this is), I am not doing it alone!  I have already been joined by a circle of local creatives who are exploring their Inner Wanna Be’s with me (oh, geez! I can hardly wait to show you the great video we put together!!!) And…. I am hoping as I go along on my nearly 3000 mile road trip that others will join the festivities.  (And I especially have my fingers crossed that one of them will be YOU!)

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I leave on my trip to Wisconsin in 6 days, headed up for the Creatives Celebrating Sisterhood Art Retreat where I will be teaching my Passport to Dreams Come True Class.  I am busy in the studio this week getting supplies together and whipping up a few special giveaways to share once I get there.  I am also beginning to contemplate the Inner Wanna Be I chose to breathe life into during the trip. I have a special video about that coming out tomorrow. (wink)

Being a Gypsy isn’t the ONLY part of myself that hides just beneath the surface.  I have lots of Inner Wanna Be’s (IWB’s).  We all do in fact.  Sometimes we just aren’t in a place to live out some aspect of ourselves.  Perhaps our creativity feels challenged by our environment or some aspect of our culture keeps us from fulling living out what is inside….whatever the reason, that part of ourselves goes underground.

Over the course of the next 4 weeks, I want to invite you to explore your IWB’s, choose one to make a journey with, and invite it to come out to play.  “What’s the payoff?”, you may wonder.   I think at the very least, exploring an aspect of yourself in a creative way can help you grow your Creative Confidence.  And who knows, you may discover a pathway to more heart-felt way of living.

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Staying In Touch

I am planning on keeping in touch during my trip by updating the blog with posts, pictures and videos throughout the month of April and a wrap-up after the trip.  I would love for you to interact with me.  Hey!  It might get lonely out on the road!

I have created a page just for that purpose.  This is how it will work….

  1. I will be sharing my post on the blog page and occasionally offering opportunities for you to explore your own IWB, through a journal prompt, creative activity, or perhaps a suggested video topic. (First one tomorrow!)
  2. I would love for you to create a post with that and leave a link to your post on the IWB’s page. Don’t forget to place a link to my page in your post so others know where to find you.
  3. You can follow highlights from other Creativity Tribe Inner Wanna Be’s by visiting the page and clicking through to the links at the bottom.  Leave a bit of encouragement behind, letting them know you have visited.
  4. I will also have a badge for those of you who want to get serious about playing with their IWB’s and would like their world to know it.  (Coming soon!)

If you want to make sure you don’t miss anything, make sure you subscribe to the blog for updates.

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Passport to Dreams Come True

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April is going to be a gloriously wild ride.  I am jumping in my Ford Element and traveling up Middle America from Texas to Wisconsin and back again. I am going on one of the most amazing journeys of my life.  How do I know?  Because I am choosing to make it so.  And I am taking you with me along the way (more about that on Monday, so make sure to drop back by….I promise this will really get your creative juices flowing!!!)

Oh, but back to trip….

My Wisconsin destination takes me to the Creatives Celebrating Sisterhood Art Retreat at Lake Geneva where I am presenting a workshop that is near and dear to my heart, Passport to Dreams Come True.

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Passport to Dreams Come True with Rachél Payne

Within each of us is a space where dreams take seed.
Art is the perfect medium for accessing
the symbols, stories, and inspirations
to help those dreams become a reality.

Join life coach and creativity mentor Rachél Payne as she introduces journaling techniques for exploring your inner landscape and blends them with bookmaking and other mixed media approaches for a dynamic and transformative creative adventure. You will walk away with a process for accessing your heart’s desires and a work of art which documents your own personal journey to its discovery.

For more information about Creative Celebrating Sisterhood Art Retreat and to explore the other art workshops being offered, head over to Live, Laugh, Love Retreats.

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Possibility Lane

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Dear Creative Spirit,
Did you feel that? That gentle tug at the side of your heart, awakening the quiet dream that rests there? It is a road sign, guiding you down the path just over there. I know it is pointing you towards a journey you have never taken, but, the name on the sign should give you a clue as to where it will lead? Will you follow?

 

What dream is tugging on your heart?  With the new year around the corner, I invite you to join me on a journey to Get Out of Your Own Way Everyday in 2013.  This tele-seminar is the first in a year long series of inspirational talks filled with practical tip and my personal secrets for living a SENSATIONAL life!  Won’t you join me?  Click here for more details on this Creativity Tribe Event.

 

Internet Made a Radio Star

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Okay, maybe star is taking it a bit far, but it certainly feels that way. What little girl doesn’t dream of being on the radio!? I know I did. I was a theatre geek from middle school all the way through college. While other kids were playing house, school, store or doctor, I was playing radio and tv.

We used to put on elaborate shows, my friends and I. You know they say a kid will turn anything into a gun (I have seen some pretty funny guns in my time…french fry gun, finger gun, manual can opener gun, cat gun…not nice), well, I could turn anything into a microphone!

Today is one of those dreams come true days. I have been invited to be a guest on the Lucid Waking radio show tonight. I have been thinking about it for days, between art shows and live workshops. Dreaming about what I want the experience to be about, what I want it to feel like. This last year has been so much about creating the life I want. I have spent a lot of time combing through my dreams, my desires and my passions. My imagination has been the place where I do that most, that and my journal.

When we can hold the picture in our minds of how we want something to be fleshed out, it seems that the Universe has an easier time giving it to us. So here I am, making yet another leap closer to the life in my dreams. It’s really pretty awesome.

I hope you will join me tonight. I am leaving a link with all the info below. I will be sharing about the Spirit of Giving and the word I chose to guide me in 2013. Come by and have a listen, call in and let’s chat. You are part of my dream. Help me flesh it out!

The show details (Wow, Shar stuck an extraordinaire in there! Well, now…)

Lucid Waking presents: Creative Consultant Extraordinaire, Rachél Payne and The Spirit of Giving.

8 p.m. EST, 7 pm CST, 5 pm PST

Hope to here from you the.

 


What Dreams May Come

 

I have been visiting an old memory, going back in my personal history to a time just a few years into adulthood.  I remember feeling like I was chaotic inside, a tangled pile of jewelry. So tangled I wasn’t sure anyone, even the most patient of souls, could clear the confusion.  And yet something made me examine the knots with an eye bent on weighing out the treasure that might be held there.  Sure enough, I discovered the snarled pile of bobbles and trinkets promised to offer a few genuine gems.

It began with a line, a hope stretched out before me, turning into a curve and loop, a reach and dip until it created a map of my future.  For years that map served as my guiding light.  On it, I proposed that I might help people, that I might help others find their voices, show them how to activate their creativity.  I fancied the idea of being a published writer, of traveling cross country to speak at conventions, retreats, workshops, and intimate circles.  I wanted to offer experiences that would move people to be better, and somehow (and I really didn’t know how it would happen), I would be happy, confident, at peace with who I was, and stable enough to serve as a leader to others.

I have been visiting that old memory. They come in flashes, moments over the course of a month or so when I looked deep within my battered spirit and tried to scry a future for myself.  That memory represented a gamble I was taking….on myself and on life.  Did I dare dream?  Did I dare contemplate a possible destiny that was THAT big and THAT different from where I thought I was?

There are some choices in my life when I have chosen bravery over staying at the status quo, flat out said to myself, “To do this takes courage.”  I am grateful for the choice I made then.  It is because I took a chance on that possibility that I am where I am today.

Where I am on my Life Map

I am a helper.  I open doors for others.  I help them find their voices. I show people how to access their creativity.  I have been published.  I have traveled across the country to speak at a convention, been honored with an award for blending my helping skill with my creative gifts.  Have taught workshops and led intimate circles.  I offer experiences that move people…that move people to a better place.  And somehow, thank all that is good, I am happier than I have ever been in my life.  I am stable enough to serve as a leader to others, am confident and at peace with who I am.

I would say the map worked!

And so today, I sat down and began looking at that once tangled web of treasure….now put in order and set as a lovely collection of the beauty that is me.  I asked myself where these riches might take me, what new horizon was in store.  And I began working on a new map, an act two to my BIGGEST, BESTEST dreams come true.

The paper was too small to hold my dreams.

This coming week I will be making a shift here at Creativity Tribe to offer life coaching as my primary service.  It make sense on paper and in my spirit. I have been in the helping profession for years, teaching theatre and art, acting professionally, selling my work.  I have help creatives risk exposing their inner thoughts and imagining, assisting them in redefining what being an artist means so that they don’t have to come from a place dark and twisted to create.  I have been a massage therapist for a decade now, growing my understanding of human anatomy and the anatomy of the spirit all at the same time.  I have been asked by friends to serve as officiant at their most sacred life shifts: marriages, house blessings, births, menstruation celebrations, deaths, and funerals.  I have pursued my interest in the creative arts by earning an undergraduate degree in communication arts and have followed my desire to help by attaining a masters in counseling.

I can’t tell you how good it feels to put my hands out and say, “I have this to offer.”

The word coach doesn’t describe what I feel like I offer, but it is the closest term our culture has.  Companion, champion, wise woman, mentor, or perhaps guide?  Whatever feels comfortable, I am here to help….I am a helper.  It is what I have wanted to do professionally for years and now I am making it official.  I am a coach…of life, of creativity, of dreams wishing to be fulfilled.

What adventure awaits you?  I am in!  Shall we?

(All the Life Coaching details will be rolled out next week. You can subscribe to the blog by email ….at the top of the side column …if you are interested in following the shift in the site.  I would also like to invite you to celebrate a peace-filled holiday with the StressLess Holiday Cheer Party….my gift to you.)

This post coincides with the ending of Art Every Day Month.  What an adventure it has been!  Personally I have felt indulgent, diving into creativity for such a long streak.  I also have a very deep appreciation for the relationships that have grown out of this adventure.  I hoped to meet a few creatives, and was delighted when  a few stepped forward to connect as friends!  Thank you, each of you, especially Leah, for offering your creativity and your support.

 

 

Supernova Woman

The Full Moon was waiting for me when I went outside this evening.  It surprised me.  I had been waiting for her, but I got busy with life.  Before I knew it she was there, hanging out on the edge of the neighborhood, wanting to play.  This is my first full moon after the end of my Touch the Moon e-course.  Offering that class was intense in the best way. It encouraged me to show up daily for several months and be in touch with that celestial beauty in the sky.  In turn, I was more in touch with myself.

So here I am, a full moon in the sky and so much on my heart.  As the end of the year grows closer, I feel the pull of potential and possibility in the new year.  My mind is expanding like a supernova. Exploding with ideas.  And each idea heads out into the distance to connect with another dreamer, creating a project here, a circle of commonality there.  Behind the scenes I hold my arms out like a grand spider weaving together all the projects, whip stitching this hope to that thread of stardust, stretching my heart out to cradle it all.  It is scary, exhilarating and illuminating all at the same time.

I am SuperNova Woman! ZoomZoomZoom…. She-Bang! Bathed in moonlight.

Tonight’s full moon practice is inspired by one of the projects that comes out of that explosion of possibility.  The project, which is a collaboration with my friend Jessica of Hearth Roots, isn’t quite ready to be unveiled for the world, but I am ready for it.  The full moon feels like the right time to begin it.

And so my practice tonight is to move my body. To listen and then move. 

And then listen some more. 

Simple, but powerful. 

Today’s AEDM offering is about that same kind of energy. The lotus blooms in stillness.

It came out of a meditation. Expansive lotus with palm open to the golden heart.

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Art Every Day Month is a movement, inspiring artist around the blogosphere! Head over and see what they are up to today!  Then, consider joining us.  It is a small act that makes a big different.  Creativity…….. engage!

Making the Site Right

Thanksgiving day was slow for me.  It started off with a quick but yummy meal with my hubby.  Most of the family was scattered this year, so it was just the two of us and lots of phone calls to loved ones.  After lunch it was time for him to go into work.  That left me and the cats hanging at the house.  I think in years past I might have gotten a bit down about that.  But this year I was happy to have some time to myself to indulge in my biggest obsession…. Creativity Tribe.

Lots of plans are bubbling up around here. With the new year just around the corner, I want to roll out my best offerings.  I have recently wrapped up my studies for my coaching certification.  This, added to my degree in counseling and love of art, will put me in a place to do the work I have been wanting to do for a long while.  Sitting on the edge of a dream and then dipping dip a toe into the water feels amazing.  It is nearly all I think about.  It must be love!

So I spent the whole afternoon tweaking the site.  I added a few pages, rearranged a few pages, made some new graphic,s and did some writing….and more dreaming.

Allow me to show you around.

To the tabs across the top I added new info….

 

I would LOVE for you to add your site  to the Faces of Creativity Tribe.

I love getting to share the blooming of this dream with you.

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I hope your day was lovely and your weekend filled with FEEL GOOD moments!

My plans tomorrow?  Hitting the antique and junk shops with my family to look for that one item that just begs to be repurposed, altered, or given a good spit-shine.  It’s our Black Friday tradition.  I will also be participating in The new Black Friday tradition of writing a  Love List as a gift for someone. Fun!

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Art Every Day Month is a movement, inspiring artist around the blogosphere! Head over and see what they are up to today!  Then, consider joining us.  It is a small act that makes a big different.  Creativity…….. engage!

Big Dreams in Action Challenge

I am headed out on an adventure today.  I made a video to tell you all about it, and by the end, I turned my excitement about my big dreams around and set out a challenge for YOU.  What action will you take towards making your dreams come true this week?  Use the comments below to claim what you will do, then head back here and let us know how you did. Let’s start supporting one another as we put our Big Dreams in Action!

 

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